The Sun is Your Friend – and Foe
Nothing feels better than the warm sun on your face, and there’s no denying that there’s a healthy glow that goes along with spending a little time in the sun (with proper sunscreen, of course). Yet, the price our skin pays for the damage that results from all those careless times in the sun accumulates over the years, and may cause serious harm. In places where sun-worship is part of the lifestyle, like right here in Tampa, laser skin resurfacing can be used to help remove that damage and reveal a youthful glow.
There are actually many health benefits to the sunlight. In northern climates where there isn’t much sun in the winter, people often suffer from mood disorders like depression. These are often relieved in the warmer months, once the days become longer and people are exposed to more sunlight. Sunlight also affects the body’s production of Vitamin D, an essential part of healthy everyday living.
Yet, sunlight can also damage the skin. The harmful UVA and UVB rays that are found in sunlight can burn and damage the delicate skin cells. Over time, this sun damage causes premature aging, dull, dry skin and discolorations. If the skin cells are damaged enough to mutate, then melanoma (skin cancer) is another possibility.
Luckily, there are some techniques that can reverse skin damage caused by the sun and slow the aging process.
Restoring Healthy Skin
Through the use of special anti-aging skin treatments from our Tampa med spa, you can actually reverse the damage caused by the sun’s rays. You’ll look years younger, and your skin will be healthier. Laser skin resurfacing removes the layer of damaged cells, allowing unblemished skin from beneath to shine through instead. The result takes years off your appearance, and reduces the potential for more serious skin conditions down the road.