As fun as the summer is, it can be really hard on your skin. Sunscreen is a must, but unless you reapply it often, cover all your skin, and take other precautions to protect your skin, some harmful rays are bound to get through. If your skin is looking a little tired after a few months of cookouts and trips to the beach, you might want to consider undergoing BBL for sun damage to get a brighter, healthier complexion.
What Sun Damage Does to Your Skin
When your skin is exposed to the sun, it absorbs harmful UVA and UVB rays. Sun exposure not only increases your risk for skin cancer, but it also speeds up aging and changes skin’s pigment. That’s why so many people get freckles in the summer–it’s the body’s attempt to produce more melanin to protect the skin. Over time, those brown spots may not fade at the end of the summer. Plus, people who spend a lot of time in the sun often notice wrinkles and fine lines at an earlier age. Sun damage can wreak havoc on your skin, but it can be improved with non-surgical treatments.
Post-Summer Treatments: BBL for Sun Damage
BBL (Broadband Light), IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) or Photofacial are all names for one treatment that offers great results for patients with sun damage. Non-invasive, yet effective, these treatments can be performed alone or with the Nano Erbium Laser for a BBL Ultra Peel.
Patients who choose BBL treatments can look forward to smoother, younger-looking skin with a more even complexion. A series of treatments can dramatically improve brown spots and reduce the appearance of fine lines. There’s no downtime associated with the procedure since the light energy targets deeper layers of skin and doesn’t cause peeling. This makes it a great option for people with busy lifestyles. It can be used to treat the face, hands, and chest–all areas that get a lot of sun exposure.
How Does BBL Work?
Like many non-invasive skin treatments, BBL harnesses the body’s own amazing ability to renew itself. With sun exposure and the effects of aging, collagen and elastin break down in the skin. Their production also slows down, causing the skin to wrinkle and sag. BBL stimulates new collagen and elastin production with each treatment, helping the skin to renew some of its youthfulness for months after the last treatment.
BBL for sun damage also evens out the skin tone by destroying unwanted pigment in the skin. The body gradually creates new skin cells, and after several treatments, the skin should look fresher and healthier.
Are You a Candidate for BBL?
If you are interested in improving your complexion and looking younger, BBL treatments might be a great option. However, they’re not appropriate for every situation or every skin type.
People with darker skin may want to explore other options, as the light energy targets pigmentation and can cause unevenness in darker skin. Candidates should be in good health and willing to commit to a series of treatments in order to optimize their results. People with moderate to severe aging might want to consider a more in-depth procedure. BBL can also be combined with other treatments for customized results.
Explore Your Options for a Beautiful Complexion
Your skin might be tired this fall, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. There is a range of treatment options for skin rejuvenation that don’t involve lots of downtime. BBL for sun damage can wake up your skin, helping you to look and feel your very best.
To explore your options for a beautiful complexion, contact Buckingham Center in Austin, TX. Dr. Edward Buckingham is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon known for his skill in delivering natural-looking rejuvenation. His practice offers both non-surgical and surgical procedures to meet each patient’s needs. For more information about BBL for sun damage, the BBL Ultra Peel, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Buckingham, call 512-401-2500 today.