Although many of us look forward to summer and warm weather, extended periods of exposure to UVA and UVB rays can be harmful to the skin. Excessive exposure to the sun can cause the most common cancer in the world, skin cancer. While there are ways to protect your skin during the summertime, as we begin to age sun damage becomes more noticeable.
Dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles and freckles can all be caused by sun damage. Annapolis cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wheeler offers a range of treatments to repair and even reverse the common signs of sun damage.
Treatments for Sun Damage
CO2 Laser Peel – this treatment option uses a fractionated laser to improve skin texture, wrinkles, and fine lines. This one time treatment provides smooth, healthy, vibrant skin without much downtime.
Fractional CO2 Laser Rejuvenation – this option provides dramatic improvements in treating wrinkles, scars, and uneven skin tone. Using a microbeam, Dr. Wheeler is able to pinpoint the precise areas of treatment. While there is about a one-week downtime, this treatment can correct your specific needs.
Sciton BBL (broadband light) – this treatment method is noninvasive and requires about three sessions to optimize results. Sciton BBL is extremely effective in treating skin conditions associated with sun damage by using an Intense Pulse Light.
Lasers have been highly effective for many years in rejuvenating skin due to sun damage. As technology continues to evolve, more advanced lasers have been made available. It has become easier to treat dark spots, wrinkles, and fine lines. Some laser platforms are very superficial and do not require trained knowledge to use them. However, these products do not achieve long-lasting results unlike the treatments used at the Sandel Center.
You can feel at ease receiving treatment from the Sandel Center. Our professional team is committed to providing the utmost care. Dr. Wheeler is highly trained and strives to give his patients the best possible with a range of treatment options. He was named “Best Laser Skin Rejuvenation in Annapolis” by What’s Up Magazine Best of Beauty and Fitness in 2014.
Reduce your risk of sun damage and skin cancer and turn back the clock on the signs of aging. Contact the Sandel Center in Annapolis, MD to schedule a consultation. Dr. Wheeler will recommend the most effective treatment for you and can recommend professional skin care to help maintain results and reduce future damage.