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What Are Some Effective Treatments for Sun Damaged Skin?

Posted By: Lic. Silvia Derasner | May 16th, 2022 | Blog

Sun Damaged Skin Treatments

Have you noticed skin damage from years of worshipping the sun? The skin problems associated with sun damage may cause concern for your yearning to enjoy sun-filled summer activities.


Thankfully, there are steps to take to protect your skin cells from harmful sun rays. As for the already damaged skin cells, there may be sun damaged skin treatment for your specific skin condition. Keep reading below!


How Does the Sun Damage Your Skin?


Sun damage is a result of the ultraviolet radiation changing the DNA of the skin cells. There are two types of ultraviolet light that can cause premature aging skin and skin cancer when exposed to excessive amounts.


UVA light can adversely affect all three layers of skin tissue. It loosens the elasticity of the skin by affecting the collagen and elastin fibers. A more harmful force of solar radiation is called UVB light. This is the type of skin cell damage often linked to the development of precancerous cells.


What Are the Signs of Sun Damaged Skin?


Most of us have experienced some form of sunburn over the years, making us aware of skin cell damage from the sun’s rays. There are other signs and symptoms that signal skin damage.




As one of the more common signs of sun damage, a sunburn causes an array of troubling issues. In addition to the red irritated skin, you may experience tender and pain when the affected area is touched by clothing or the hand. Blistering, fever, and acute pain signal a severe sunburn that may need medical attention.


Age spots


Age spots are often thought of as an older person’s issue but usually can appear when one is in their late 20s. Known as liver spots, these freckle-appearing spots can darken with age. While usually harmless, seek professional advice with any texture, shape, or colour changing condition.


Sun Aging


Sun aging is clinically termed poikiloderma of civatte. This condition appears as a reddish-brown discolouration of the skin across the cheeks and neck. Other symptoms of burning and itchiness may accompany sun aging. It is recommended to seek professional advice for this condition.




Rosacea can be detected by facial red blotches caused by damaged small blood vessels. Usually seen when a person is blushing, this condition can also present tiny pus-filed bumps. Most rosacea patients see the blemishes flare up for several weeks before disappearing.




As the harmful ultraviolet rays can damage the collagen production of the skin cells, over time, fine lines and wrinkles can appear. This form of sun damage on the face is seen near the eyes, around the mouth, and on the cheeks.


Sunspots and Melasma


Sunspots, or solar lentigos, refers to the natural darkening of skin surfaces as the cells attempt to compensate with excess pigment production. Melasma is another pigmentation condition affecting the facial features, particularly under the eyes. It can present as irregular-shaped dark blemishes across the face. There are two forms, superficial and a deeper pigmentation.


Effective Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvenation Treatments


Until the time a magic pill is invented for sun damage removal, there are sun damaged skin treatments to deal these common conditions.




The skin treatments known as microdermabrasion works to exfoliate the skin and stimulate collagen production. Microdermabrasion is an alternative method to exfoliate the skin cells without the use of harsh chemicals. This helps to open the pores for a cleansing of the deeper layers of the skin. A microdermabrasion treatment removes dead skin cells to stimulate the growth of healthy cells.


Chemical Peels


A chemical peel also the skin and stimulate collagen production. It works in a similar way to remove the top skin layer by using facial chemical cleansers. Glycolic acid is a water-soluble alpha hydroxy acid crated from sugar cane. This form of natural acid are tiny molecules the skin can easily absorb.




Botox is an effective treatment for wrinkles and fine lines. The term Botox refers to a brand of botulinum toxin, a substance developed from C. botulinum bacteria. It is used to block the nerve signal of muscle movement, softening the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.


Genesis Laser Facial


A Genesis laser facial procedure uses a pulsating laser to penetrate the surface of the skin. This type of laser treatment for sun damaged skin works without the use of radiation, providing a safer skin treatment. This non-invasive therapy can be used on all skin types to remove redness and diminish the appearance of wrinkles.


Carbon Laser Spectra Peel


A carbon laser, or carbon Spectra peel, is essentially equivalent to four chemical peels. A liquid carbon is used on the skin to absorb penetrated oil and skin contaminants from the pores with the help of laser technology. Sun damaged skin of fine lines, reduced elasticity, and blemishes can be treated with this procedure.


Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)


Microneedling using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) works to reduce the appearance of sun damaged skin. The micro needling stimulates the skin to produce more collagen while it injects plasma into the targeted skin surface. This therapy is used to treat most sun damaged skin.


Get a Free Consultation at the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic to Recover from Sun Damage


Rejuvenate your skin while protecting it from further sun damage with the help of the skin specialists at the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic. From the popular Hollywood Spectra Laser Peel to the advanced technology of PRP, our certified team offers an array of professional services.


Contact us today to discuss how our friendly and knowledgeable specialists can help you repair years of sun damage to your skin.

With an MBA in computer science, Silvia started out in the IT field with proven success working on strategic initiatives with executive leaders to align an organization’s culture, capabilities, and structure, with business strategies. This career has lead her to a business path founding the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic in 2012. Silvia now holds a diploma in medical esthetics with interests in anti-aging skincare, evening out skin tone and texture, scalp hair regrowth, body contouring and laser hair removal treatments. Silvia believes in the importance of building open, trusting relationships with her clients and prides herself on excellent customer service. Whether it’s developing the business or awarding her clients with significant results, Silvia is committed to offering only the best. Silvia is the finance director and a medical esthetician at Anti Aging Toronto Clinic. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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