Exploring Microdermabrasion As A Treatment For Sun Damage

Everyone gets exposed to the sunlight, some more than others. The sun’s damage to our skin results from prolonged ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure, leading to various skin concerns and potential health risks. Previously, people believed that being in the sun for long hours could damage your skin, but it has now been shown that even mild sunburn inflicts damage. 

However, it is impossible to stop going out in the sun completely. Everyone must go out to work to get groceries, take their pets for a walk, etc. To be able to look youthful and have vibrant skin, you can opt for an aesthetic medical spa Albuquerque. This procedure gives you smoothened, rejuvenated, and soft skin with an improved texture. 

The dangers of sun damage 

Skin cancer, caused by sun rays, is the most common type of cancer in the US and worldwide. Roughly 20% of Americans are expected to experience skin cancer by the time they reach the age of 70. Besides the potential for causing cancer, sun damage can also cause the following complications: 

  • Early signs of aging, especially on the face
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Changes in skin texture
  • Hyperpigmentation

The statistic might surprise you, but sun damage is responsible for 9,500 cases of skin cancer in the US daily. Taking care of your skin has become more important than ever. 

Microdermabrasion for sun damage or sunburn

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive and quick method to exfoliate the top damaged layer of the skin with hand-guided exfoliation. Since the procedure is non-surgical, the expert uses a non-invasive device to remove the superficial layer on your skin. 

Sun damage can give birth to a superficial layer on your skin, making your face look dull and damaged. Through exfoliation with microdermabrasion, a newer, brighter, and healthier layer is revealed from underneath. During the process, microdermabrasion crystals are sprayed over the surface of your skin to remove dead skin cells, dirt, and other substances. 

Microdermabrasion can solve the following problems: 

  • Dead cells removal
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sunspots
  • Melasma
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores and blackheads
  • Pore tightening
  • Age spots
  • Minor skin imperfections

Potential side effects and after-care tips 

You will experience some redness and swelling following the procedure. While you can return to your daily life, your skin may be sensitive. It is advised not to go out in direct sunlight or apply any makeup products. You should also avoid using harsh scrubs or facial cleansers to clean your face. Limit shaving or waxing your face for at least two weeks after the procedure.