How to Treat Sun Damage

Sun damage, which is caused by prolonged exposure to the sun, can greatly affect the way you look. The sun’s rays disrupt the body’s natural level of collagen, causing your skin to react in negative ways. In turn, the skin around your face and around your body ages in noticeable ways: wrinkles, saggy and loose skin are the most obvious signs. Also, sun spots may form, the capillaries that transport blood under the skin can break, and the skin’s glow can disappear. On a more extreme level, skin cancer can develop, as sun damage puts a person at an increased risk of the disease.

Even those who do not tan or who are not at a relatively increased level of exposure can still experience the negative effects of sun damage. It is impossible to fully escape the sun; even applying sunscreen on a daily basis can be insufficient in protecting against the sun’s damaging rays. Luckily, Dr. Frank is fully certified and experienced to treat sun-damaged skin, and to restore skin that is no longer vibrant and smooth.

Because the sun’s harmful rays can penetrate through the superficial layers of the epidermis, Dr. Frank targets the treatment at the skin’s deepest layers. The skin heals as the body pushes the newer, younger skin towards the surface, naturally dispelling of the sun-damaged layers that line the surface and that are most visible to the naked eye. In this way, the treatment can work from the bottom up, correcting the damage from its root. The deep-rooted skin is healed and works its way up, so what is seen over time is clear, smooth, and refreshed skin.

Dr. Frank prescribes his patients with the only treatments that have been proven to yield the best results. Though he most often prescribes laser treatments like the Fraxel Restore and Fraxel Repair, he determines which product would work best on an individual.

Fraxel Thulium, for example, is one of the most common procedures that Dr. Frank performs to restore the natural glow of his patient’s skin. The laser treatment is divided into several sessions, so as to yield permanent results that increase over time. Meanwhile, both the Fraxel Restore and the Fraxel Repair are more aggressive laser technologies that are intended to resurface the skin’s tissue at the most sub-cutaneous level. They work from the inside out, repairing damage you can’t see to present long-term results that are clearly visible to yourself and to others.

Dr. Frank can perform each of these specialized treatments individually or in conjunction with one another. During your consultation, Dr. Frank will determine which approach will work best for you. Before assessing which treatment to prescribe, it is important that Dr. Frank has a good understanding of how deep-rooted and pervasive your sun damage is. He will customize your treatment plan with your concerns in mind, so as to construct the most minimally-invasive strategies that yield the best and most noticeable results possible. Dr. Frank will offer his professional recommendation on the best options for your sun-damaged skin while keeping in mind that you are busy and do not have extra time to devote to recovery or downtime.

Dr. Frank will never recommend a treatment that is unnecessary or excessive. He takes pride in his ability to rejuvenate and reinvigorate his patients’ appearance and confidence in their look. Thanks to the various treatments offered by Dr. Frank’s NYC office, sun damage no longer has to dictate what you wear or how you feel. Call us today to schedule your consultation visit and to get one step closer to reversing the harm that the sun has imposed on your skin.