Unsurprisingly, summer is a favorite time of the year for some people. With the sun out, people want to spend their time on the beach, by the pool and indulge in water activities, bike rides, hikes, gardening, camping, and so on. Families plan their summer vacations accordingly, including outdoor activities for kids as they enjoy them. Both adults and children want to have a good time during summer. However, this summer has been getting hotter day by day. With intense heat waves and above-average rising temperatures, it is all about how to protect yourself from this heat. Overexposure to ultraviolet radiation is harmful to humans in many ways. It may increase the risk of certain cataracts, likely suppress the proper functioning of the body’s immune system, and the skin’s natural defenses may increase the risk of skin cancer, leading to premature skin aging.
Aging is the most natural process. Our skin becomes thin and dry, and we can see more visible lines on our faces. Chronic exposure to the sun can cause premature aging, and around 90% of the visible skin changes are due to aging by the sun. However, with proper protection from UV radiation, you can avoid premature aging. Moreover, some invasive procedures can be beneficial in treating advanced signs of aging and sun damage. Some of them are:
Botulinum toxin type A – Botulinum toxin injection into muscles blocks signals from the nerves. Then these muscles don’t contract and soften existing wrinkles. It prevents muscles from forming wrinkles. It is usually effective on forehead lines and lines around the eyes.
Dermal filler injections – The healthcare practitioner injects filler beneath the skin to replace the body’s natural collagen that has been lost. They can treat wrinkles, facial lines, and scars.
Chemical peels – Chemical peels can minimize sun damage, pigmentation, and scars. A chemical peel may remove the top layer of the skin, causing irritation and inflammation, and then regenerates fresh skin.
Laser skin resurfacing – It is used to minimize wrinkles and fine scars. It helps reduce enlarged oil glands, lighten sunspots, and remove wart-like growths.
IPL therapy – It delivers multiple wavelengths of light with each pulse. It is a nonablative therapy that does not damage the top layers of the skin.
If you want to learn more about how these treatments can help you, schedule an appointment with Marin Medical Aesthetics at (415) 785-4604 today.