Sun damage can wreck havoc in the skin, especially for those who live in warm weather locales such as Miami. Recently, The Miami Herald ran a brief overview of fixes for the destructive damage the sun can do. While avoiding the sun and wearing sunscreen still remains the best way to keep your skin looking young and healthy, these three solutions can help undo the damage that's already been done and can help you look and feel better about your appearance.
Treatments to Minimize Sun Damage
The Miami Herald recommends three main treatments to minimize sun damage and skin discoloration:
Generally, if you are interested in improving your skin's appearance, there are options out there for you. It is best to talk to an experienced professional who can help you explore all your options and determine what is best to meet your beauty goals.
- Chemical peels remove the top layer of dead skin cells so that younger, healthier and brighter cells can come to the surface. The Miami Herald reports that both laser and home options are available, but goes on to state that while "gentler at-home treatments can offer worthwhile, if less dramatic results," strong peels require a professional.
- Laser treatments can help with crows feet, saggy eyelids, skin texture and surface lines. Laser involves treating small sections of skin, administering energy waves that stimulate collagen growth so your skin can heal itself. The Miami Herald reinforces that down time is minimum on these treatments, but that you need to research the different types of lasers out there and what each can do for you.
- Botox and fillers help eliminate wrinkles by minimizing muscle contractions. Fillers, while often used under the eyes and in the lips, can also help reduce deep facial wrinkles. Downtime is usually minimal with these treatments as well, although redness and bruising can occur with some fillers.