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Sun Damage

We provide multiple options for the treatment of sun-damaged and prematurely aging skin.

What Is Sun Damage?

Sun damage describes premature aging of the skin and skin cancer due to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. There are two types of UV rays that cause sun-damaged skin: UVA and UVB. UVAs are longer-wave rays that activate the skin in an unhealthy way and will give you a tan. These rays are not responsible for sunburns. They penetrate the skin deeper than UVB rays and trigger premature aging and skin cancer.

UVB, on the other hand, are shorter-wave rays that are responsible for sunburns, but they can also accelerate early signs of aging. UVB rays are considered the most common cause of skin cancers.

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What Are the Consequences of Sun Damage?

Sun damage hurts the skin’s ability to maintain essential components, such as antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, ceramides, and fatty acids. All of these components keep our skin looking youthful and healthy.

In addition to potentially life-threatening skin cancer, the long-term consequences of unprotected sun exposure include wrinkles, brown spots, and dull, congested skin as well as the breakdown of collagen and elastin. UVA sun damage can be sneaky; often, you won’t feel any pain or discomfort, but your skin is being harmed nonetheless. As time passes, skin abnormalities can become more pronounced, and you run the risk of skin cancer.

How Can I Protect Myself From Sun Damage?

The best way to protect yourself from sun damage is prevention. We recommend wearing sunscreen that is rated as SPF 30 or higher, regardless of the weather. If you are going to be outside for long periods and run the possibility of sweating, sunscreen will need to be applied regularly to ensure optimal protection. Your lips can also sustain damage from the sun. Lip balm with SPF should be used periodically since eating and drinking can cause it to fade.

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How Is Sun Damage Treated?

At iAesthetic, we provide multiple options for the treatment of prematurely aging skin. We use a comprehensive and individualized approach to treating skin which includes one or more of the following treatments:

  • VirtueRF - Minimally invasive, FDA-cleared microneedling that uses radiofrequency (RF) technology
  • CoolPeel - A Tetra CO2 laser delivers high energy with exceptional control, as to not damage the surrounding skin.

All of our services are non-invasive, require no surgery, and come with little to no downtime.

Sun Damage Treatments in Erie, PA

At iAesthetic, we have treatment options that will help you improve the effects of sun damage on your skin. With state-of-the-art treatments like CoolPeel and VirtueRF, we are able to give our patients what seem like miraculous results. If you’re interested in improving the effects of sun damage on your skin, request an appointment online using the form below or give us a call at (888) 889-5099 to feel and look better today. Let us help you experience more inner and outer beauty.


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