We all love to feel the sun on our skin during the summer months. However, by the end of the season, you might be starting to notice worsening or more visible sun damage on your facial skin. If you have redness, dark spots, or other blemishes and imperfections related to sun damage, why not try a microneedling treatment?
The dermatology experts at Lasercare Skin Clinic provide microneedling treatments to new and existing patients in the Little Rock, Arkansas area. If you're interested in resetting the clock on your skin this autumn, you should talk to us about what microneedling could do for you
More than just a sunburn
When you're out in the sun without sunscreen or other covering, you're exposed to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV radiation impacts your skin in several ways and can result in visible sun damage. Sunburns can be painful, but sun damage can last long after your sunburn redness fades.
The signs of sun damage can linger on the surface of your skin. Also called photoaging, sun damage can make you look years older than your age. Signs of sun damage include:
- Age spots
- Loose skin
- Redness or blotchiness
- Spider veins
- Visible lines and wrinkles
Over time, sun damage builds up, and you may start to see dry, scaly patches showing up on your skin. Called actinic keratoses (AKs), this skin condition is precancerous, and can develop into squamous cell carcinoma. Sun damage also increases your risk of skin cancer.
Stimulation for a new start
Some of the damage your skin sustains from the sun is permanent, but with treatment, you can erase many of the visible symptoms of sun damage. At Lasercare Skin Clinic, microneedling specialist Bruce Sanderson, MD, can rejuvenate your skin to reverse signs of skin damage. Here's how microneedling works.
With microneedling treatments, the Lasercare Skin Clinic team uses cutting-edge technology to stimulate your skin. Our SkinPen™ tool targets and minimizes your fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and even acne scarring. The needles make tiny wounds on the surface of your skin in the treatment area, effectively resurfacing your skin to remove imperfections.
We sometimes refer to microneedling as collagen induction therapy (CIT), because your results continue to improve following your treatment session. Your skin naturally produces collagen, a protein that gives an appearance of firmness and elasticity. Microneedling stimulates your collagen production, continuing to deliver anti-aging results for weeks.
Easy treatments, great results
If you're ready to reverse your signs of summer skin damage, microneedling provides a quick, effective fix. An appointment typically only lasts about an hour. To see your optimal anti-aging results, you may benefit from multiple, spaced-out treatment sessions.
You should let your skin rest and recover for a day or two after your treatment, avoiding heat and sunlight exposure, but other than that, you won't need to plan on taking any downtime. And, during your microneedling treatment session, we use a special anesthetic cream to keep you from experiencing too much discomfort during the skin resurfacing procedure.
If you're not happy with the way your skin looks due to sun damage, scarring, stretch marks, or pigmentation issues, take action now. Contact our experts at Lasercare Skin Clinic to book your microneedling session today. You can schedule your appointment by giving us a call at 501-205-1022 or by using the online tool.