The positive effects of sunlight on the body are unquestionable. It helps us produce vitamin D, and it can help improve mood and mental wellness. I mean, who doesn’t love a sunny day?
Unfortunately, apart from the positive benefits you can get from sunshine, the sun also emits harmful ultraviolet rays that penetrate your skin and create havoc.
One of the biggest potential consequences is photoaging. If you’re not worried about this condition just because you’re in your 20s, you should know that studies have shown how young people who are exposed to a great number of UV rays also suffer from photoaging.
How the sun impacts your skin
The skin is composed of three distinct layers: the outermost layer called the epidermis, the middle layer called the dermis, and the innermost layer called the subcutis (or subcutaneous tissue or superficial fascia).
The skin’s dermis layer contains substances responsible for maintaining healthy and glowing skin. Two of these substances that greatly influence your complexion are collagen and elastin.
Collagen is a fibrous protein that is responsible for skin strength. Elastin, on the other hand, is a kind of protein that allows the skin to stretch and return to its original firmness and appearance. When your skin has enough collagen and elastin, it is smoother, healthier, and younger-looking.
Unfortunately, when your skin absorbs a significant amount of UV rays from the sun, the UV rays penetrate deep into the dermis and damage the collagen fibers and elastin. This lessens their production and worsens the health and appearance of your skin.
Photoaging, and what to look for
When your skin ages prematurely because of sun exposure, it becomes a problem. Nobody wants to be less comfortable or confident in their skin! If you’re starting to notice some of these issues, you should come take a look at Lumecca in Rogers.
Here are the clinical signs of photoaging to be on the lookout for:
- Uneven skin color
- Dry skin
- Loss of skin tone in sun-exposed areas
- Spider veins on the nose, cheeks, and neck
Renew has solutions!
The Lumecca IPL treats a wide array of skin concerns delivering pulse energy with a custom xenon flash lamp to absorb hemoglobin and melanin for complete photo-rejuvenation. This means it can help refresh your skin, erase existing damage, and prevent photoaging!
That’s why Lumecca in Rogers is one of our favorite treatments for combatting photoaging and skin damage.
Tackle Skin Damage from Sun Exposure with the Best
With our individualized treatment plans, one-on-one consultations, and superior care, Renew Aesthetics champions our patients. You never have to question whether you are our top priority. Our experienced, knowledgeable providers find the best solutions for patients looking to heal and reverse skin damage from sun exposure.
We serve patients from all over the area, including:
- And more!
Book a consultation to review Lummeca in Rogers with one of our specialists. We’ll sit down, get to know you, and discuss treatment options. We treat every patient individually with customized treatment plans tailored to their personal needs and goals.
Contact us online or by phone at 479.668.0168 to learn more about our skin services at Renew Aesthetics.