March 28, 2017

We  all want to have fun in the sun, but prolonged sun exposure can wreak havoc on our skin.  The sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays cause skin inflammation, which, over time can result in the development of age spots, wrinkles, and fine lines.

Rough and discolored skin is often the result of spending too many hours under the sun. These skin concerns, when neglected, make a person look tired and older. And as our skin ages, these premature pigmentation on face and textural problems worsen and become more pronounced.

Ways to Treat Sun-damaged Skin

1.) Protecting your skin against further sun damage

Skin aging is caused by a host of factors.  It can be genetics, the natural aging process, gravity, and extrinsic factors such as malnutrition, exposure to smoke and pollution, stress, harsh skin care products, and prolonged sun exposure.

However, when it comes to premature age spots and wrinkles, research findings have shown that the biggest culprit is exposure to the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. These UV rays can damage the skin’s elastic fibers causing wrinkling and sagging.

Therefore, your first defense against further sun damage and slow down the aging process is the use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen that is oil free allowing your skin to breathe especially in hot humid climate like in Singapore. Try using Dr. Sylvia Oil Free Sun Protection SPF30, a daily sunscreen that protects the skin from sunburn and premature aging caused by UVA and UVB rays.

2.) Treating sun-damaged skin with the Dr. Sylvia Advanced Clear Skin Program

An option for improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin is to use topical medications containing ingredients such as hydroquinone that can lighten age spots and skin pigmentation.

At Cutis Medical Laser Clinics Singapore, an aesthetic clinic that specializes in pigmentation removal Singapore, patients who seek hyperpigmentation treatment can be prescribed to use Dr. Sylvia Advanced Clear Skin Program, a clinically proven anti-aging line designed to reverse the effects of sun damage.

These skin brightening melasma treatment contains skin lightening and exfoliating agents such as hydroquinone and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that not only lighten and smoothen the skin, but restore its moisture balance as well.

The 3-step skin care program consists of a Skin Lightener (3), Exfoliator Forte (4), and Balancer (5). The Skin Lightener contains prescription-strength 4% hydroquinone, an ingredient that is particularly effective for the removal of age spots, liver spots in the outer layer of the skin.

The Exfoliator Forte, on the other hand, is used to improve your overall skin texture. Formulated with skin softening AHAs, this product works great for those who have dilated pores, premature wrinkles, and bumpy and rough skin textures, especially around the nose and mouth areas.

The last step is the Balancer (5), which also includes 4% hydroquinone that treats the deeper layer of the skin lightening age spots as it improves skin texture.

3.) Reversing the effects of sun damage on skin with Limelight IPL Photo Facial

Another option for reversing the effects of sun damage on your skin is Limelight IPL.  At Cutis Medical Laser Clinics Singapore, Limelight IPL Photo Facial is recommended for patients who want to remove hyperpigmentation concerns like melasma, blotchiness, diffuse redness, and freckles.

This non-invasive anti aging treatment uses intense pulsed light (IPL) technology to repair the skin and treat excessive melanin formation. It works by delivering pulses of light in the skin to the areas that is being treated. Limelight can treat the face, neck, hands, and arms repair damage at the cellular level and draws out accumulated melanin from the dermis.  Some scabbing is expected after the treatment

The desired results of Limelight can be observed at one to three weeks after the procedure, when the body has broken down the melanin and the scabs have fallen off.  You will notice a significant enhancement in your skin overall tone. The brown spots on face, as well as the redness and rough skin texture will be reduced making the skin look clearer..

If you are concern with having sun damage skin, call Cutis Laser Clinics for a consultation with our US Board and Harvard-trained doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez who will recommend a personalized pigmentation removal treatment plan suitable to your skin concerns.

Tags: skin specialist in singaporehyperpigmentation treatmentDr. Sylvia Advanced Clear Skin Program,  melasma treatment, IPL