Overcome the cost of sun exposure w/ chemical peels & personal care from your Chicago dermatologist
The sun has a dark side!
During months when the sun shines bright, we want to spend time outdoors. A picnic or walk in the park feels great and seems harmless, but the effects of sun exposure will eventually show on the skin. Too much sun causes the skin to become red and sensitive. Even as a sunburn fades, the damage to the skin has already been done. A suntan or sunburn indicates injury to the skin cells’ DNA.
Dozens of tiny injuries to the DNA, over time, results in what we call photodamage, changes in the skin that cause hyperpigmentation, fines lines and wrinkles, and more.
Personalized treatment for optimal results
Treating the skin that has begun to show signs of sun damage involves evaluation for both medical and aesthetic risks.
Medical risks of UV exposure: Annual skin cancer screenings are recommended for all adults. For those who have a history of sun exposure, however, screening is especially important. Suspicious growths will be examined more closely for cancerous or pre-cancerous cells. The early detection of skin cancer makes an enormous difference in the long-term success of treatment.
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Aesthetic risks of UV exposure: As the skin gets older, it will naturally become less resilient, drier, and thinner. The aesthetic issues that occur with age, such as poor texture, uneven tone, and wrinkles, are seen much sooner in skin that has also been damaged by the sun or other UV exposure.
Many adults endured excessive UV exposure before the dangers of tanning were widely known. The effects of exposure do not have to affect the health and the appearance of your skin. With personalized dermatologic care, it is possible to minimize the cost of past exposure to harmful UV rays:
Chemical peels. Chicago dermatologist Dr. Jonith Breadon has extensive training and experience in the performance of light, medium, and deep chemical peels. This type of treatment removes damaged and dead cells from the surface of the skin, revealing healthier, more vibrant skin. The removal of damaged cells can beautifully minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and more.
Light or laser treatments may be recommended as a complementary procedure to chemical peels or as an advanced treatment for specific skin concerns.
Planning for the prevention of further damage is essential for our Chicago area patients.
We are happy to provide our patients with the care they need to enjoy healthy, glowing skin. Call (855) 400-3818.