WHAT IS SUN DAMAGE?
Sun damage refers to the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation on the skin. There are two types of UV rays that reach the earth’s surface – UVA and UVB. UVA rays have a longer wavelength and can penetrate deep into the skin, causing premature aging, while UVB rays have a shorter wavelength and cause sunburn.
The main cause of sun damage is overexposure to the sun. This can be due to spending too much time in the sun without protection, such as sunscreen, hats, and protective clothing. Other factors that can contribute to sun damage include high altitude, reflective surfaces (like water, sand, and snow), and certain medications that make the skin more sensitive to UV radiation.
Sun damage can lead to a range of skin problems, including sunburn, wrinkles, age spots, freckles, and skin cancer. It’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays to avoid these issues and maintain healthy, youthful skin.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Typically during laser treatment to treat sun damage, a handheld device is used to deliver short pulses of laser energy to the affected area. The laser energy penetrates the skin and targets the damaged cells, triggering the body’s natural healing process to replace them with new, healthy cells.
The treatment may feel like small pinpricks or a warming sensation on the skin. After the treatment, patients may experience some redness, swelling, and peeling of the skin, but these side effects typically resolve within a few days to several weeks. Multiple sessions may be needed to achieve optimal results. Patients should also protect their skin from further sun damage by wearing protective clothing and using sunscreen.
AFTER THE TREATMENT
After laser treatment to treat sun damage, a person can typically expect some redness and swelling in the treated area for a few days. There may also be some mild discomfort or itching.
Over the next few weeks, the damaged skin will start to flake off and new, healthier skin will begin to appear. In some cases, multiple sessions may be needed to achieve the desired results.
It is important to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen to prevent further sun damage after the treatment.
HOW MANY SESSIONS
The number of laser sessions needed to treat sun damage may vary depending on the severity of the damage, the specific laser used, and the individual’s skin type and response to treatment.
It is recommended to consult with a qualified dermatologist or skincare professional who can evaluate your skin and provide personalized advice on the recommended number of sessions for your specific needs.
Generally, multiple sessions may be needed to achieve optimal results, but this can be determined on a case-by-case basis.
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|Half Face||R 1 050|
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