UV Damage: The Ultimate Guide to Prevention and Correction

Summer is the season of sun-drenched days, beach outings, and outdoor adventures. To us as #GMASkinExperts, summer is also the season of sunburn, premature aging, sun damage & the increased risk of skin cancer if we are not taking the proactive steps to protect ourselves from the harmful effects of UV rays. In this blog post, we’ll explore essential tips and strategies to shield your skin from UV damage, preventing premature aging as well as how to correct the UV damages once they occur. Whether you’re a beach lover, an outdoor enthusiast, or someone who enjoys a casual stroll in the park, this guide is for you. Let’s dive into the best practices for keeping your skin safe under the summer sun.

But first, let’s look at how UV rays can cause damage to your skin!

UV Rays aren’t your friends.

UV rays can break down collagen and elastin fibers, leading to premature aging, wrinkles, and loss of skin elasticity. Additionally, UV damage triggers the overproduction of melanin, resulting in hyperpigmentation and sunspots. Prolonged sun exposure without protection increases the risk of skin cancer by causing DNA damage in skin cells.

let’s start with prevention, because that’s always easier than correction!

SPF is your BFF

The greatest skincare tip we could ever give is to wear your SPF! SPF shouldn’t just be worn on days when the sun is visible but every day, even on those days when you don’t leave the house. Our favourite sunscreen is the EltaMD Sunscreen collection.

Protip: Remember to check the packaging of your SPF to see how often it should be reapplied.

Skin Supplements

One of our secrets to protecting against UV damage is to protect beyond the surface level with the Bend Beauty Renew + Protect Formula supplements. Ingesting your skincare gives you the advantage of reaping its benefits at the core. This unique blend of high-quality fish and borage oils enhances overall skin health, offering protection from UV damage, reducing skin sensitivity to sunburn, and allowing your UV protection to penetrate deep within your skin.

But, what if we must correct and revitalize the skin after the damage has been done?

Our Customized Integrative Approach Hyperpigmentation (C.I.A.) is designed to address hyperpigmentation with a fully personalized treatment plan.

Why C.I.A Hyperpigmentation?

When it comes to hyperpigmentation, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Different kinds of hyperpigmentation require different treatments. Other factors also include different skin types and skin tones, the severity of hyperpigmentation, the patient’s lifestyle, hormonal influences, underlying medical conditions and generic factors.

Using our C.I.A Hyperpigmentation which combines and integrates different technologies and medical aesthetic treatments, we’ve successfully transformed hundreds of patients’ skin.

Let’s take a look at a few popular treatments in our C.I.A treatment plans!

PicoSure Pro: Picosure Pro is a cutting-edge laser technology that delivers remarkable skin rejuvenation results with minimal downtime. It targets and breaks up excess melanin, expedites epidermal cellular turnover, and induces collagen and elastin production. 

Benefits:

– Reduction in hyperpigmentation and sun damage

– Even skin tone and texture

– Minimal discomfort and downtime

– Safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin

 

Cosmelan Peel: This professional depigmentation system is designed to eliminate or reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation caused by various factors such as UV damage, inflammation, hormonal influences, and aging. It works to reverse the effects of aging and photodamaged skin while unifying skin tone and promoting a radiant complexion.

Benefits

-Reducing the appearance of acne scars and marks

-Treating various hyperpigmentation issues, including stubborn melasma

-Preventing new dark spots

-Improving overall skin texture

-Being safe for all skin types, including darker skin types prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

Yellowbeam Laser:

The Yellowbeam is the world’s first pure yellow skin rejuvenation laser. It is highly effective for treating both vascular and pigmented lesions and also provides the best absorption in blood, making it ideal for treating blood vessels. It safely treats a variety of conditions, including UV damage, veins, rosacea, and melasma. Unlike traditional lasers, the Yellowbeam can treat both light and dark skin types (up to skin type IV) with minimal risk of side effects and little to no downtime.

 

Now that we’ve tackled sun spots, it’s time to address how to restore lost volume from collagen loss.

GMA 3D Harmony

Prolonged sun exposure breaks down collagen, leading to premature aging, wrinkles, and a loss of skin elasticity. UV damage will speed up that process. To counteract these effects, we offer GMA 3D Harmony, a comprehensive approach to restoring your skin’s vitality and youthful appearance via the use of dermal fillers. 

Collagen Boosting Therapies: 

To achieve long-term skin health and maintain youthful looking skin,  our collagen induction therapies such as ExoFacial, Glass Skin Booster and Microneedling are designed to stimulate collagen production, enhance skin texture, improve hydration and reduce the appearance of pigmentation caused by sun damage.

 

At GMA, we understand that sun damage related concerns can affect a patient’s confidence and self-image. That’s why we are committed to provide our patients with the most education and alternatives to best prevent and correct signs of UV damage through the usage of proper sun protection and our C.I.A Hyperpigmentation program.

Book a Complimentary Consultation to learn more about what you can do to prevent and correct signs of sun damages.

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