Using Microdermabrasion To Treat Sun-Damaged Skin

carefree woman posing on the street background in hat at sunsetSun-damaged skin can be extremely challenging to manage. When the skin is overexposed to harmful UV rays, it can cause a range of skin issues, including fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and hyperpigmentation. Although prevention through using sunscreen and other measures can help to minimize the damage caused by prolonged sun exposure, microdermabrasion can provide further relief while also rejuvenating and revitalizing the skin. Here is what you should know.

About Sun-Damaged Skin

When the skin is exposed to ultraviolet radiation from the sun for a prolonged period, it can result in the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers. Additionally, it can result in the formation of free radicals and activate melanocytes. Over time, this can result in the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots while also causing skin laxity.  Consequently, individuals may appear much older quickly. Additionally, it increases the risk of developing skin cancer. For this reason, it is imperative to implement proactive measures to protect the skin.

How Microdermabrasion Can Help

Microdermabrasion offers a minimally invasive approach to rejuvenating sun-damaged skin by gently exfoliating the outermost layer of the epidermis, known as the stratum corneum. This procedure utilizes a handheld device equipped with a diamond-tipped wand or a stream of fine crystals to abrade the skin’s surface, effectively removing dead skin cells, debris, and impurities. 

By eliminating this barrier, microdermabrasion promotes cellular turnover, stimulates collagen production, and enhances the skin’s natural renewal process, resulting in a smoother, more radiant complexion.

The Benefits of Microdermabrasion

You can expect several benefits from treating sun-damaged skin with microdermabrasion, including:

  • Improved skin tone and texture: This process can help refine the skin’s surface, reducing signs of aging and eliminating discoloration and hyperpigmentation.
  • Improve product absorption: Removing the dead outer layer of the skin can allow active ingredients in skin care products to absorb better and more evenly. 
  • Minimum downtime: This process typically only results in mild redness for patients and no need for extended downtime. As a result, you can benefit from having no major disruptions to your day. 

Schedule a Consultation Today

Dr. Fiona Wright is a highly skilled and reputable cosmetic dermatologist in Texas’s Plano, Frisco, and Dallas-Fort Worth areas. Her years of expertise, education, and passion for work have earned Dr. Wright an esteemed reputation among both patients and peers. 

With a focus on providing top-notch Cosmetic Dermatology services at Skin MD and Beyond, Dr. Wright has helped countless individuals achieve their desired level of beauty and confidence. Contact our team by calling 972-608-0808 to schedule an appointment.

Cosmetic Skin Care Specialist Plano, TX