Now's the Time to Say Goodbye to Sun Damage with Microdermabrasion or a Chemical Peel

There’s a fine line between the good and bad of time spent in the sun. Sunlight is a vital part of the vitamin D supply chain for your body — a good thing. But too much sun can mean burning and long-term changes in the condition of your skin.

Sun-damaged skin becomes dried with changes to its collagen, a structural protein in the middle layers. This leads to spots and other discolorations that create the appearance that your skin is older than it should be.  

However, there’s no need for you to simply accept the results of too much time in the sun. With help from our medical aesthetics team at Milani MedSpa, you can choose from a range of procedures, including microdermabrasion or chemical peels, that rejuvenate and refresh your skin while dialing back the effects of excess time in the sun.

How the sun damages your skin

Anyone who’s had a sunburn knows firsthand the power that solar rays carry and their potential for damage. In addition to causing sunburn, the ultraviolet component of sunlight robs your skin of its essential oils and overall moisture content, aspects that nourish and protect your outer layer. Even without being burned, your skin can take on a flaky, dried appearance.

Photoaging effects caused by the sun include the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as discolorations. These may result from clumps of melanin, pigments in your skin that are usually spread evenly. With sun time, these clumps form age spots that are typically darker brown. Overall, your skin can take on an uneven tone.

Tiny blood vessels near the surface of your skin can also break down and become visible. This can give you a flushed look, as well as further detracting from smooth skin coloration.

Choosing microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion refers to a variety of techniques that work on the thick outer layer of your skin. Abrasive treatments scrub away dead skin cells on the surface, removing any flaky appearance caused by sun drying.

The treatment also works deeper, stimulating blood flow and tissue regeneration. This addresses collagen layer issues, reducing the appearance of dark spots and visible blood vessels. Microdermabrasion can even ease the depth and appearance of acne scars, blackheads, and enlarged pores. Overall, your skin looks fresher as the components that add up to dull appearance are scrubbed away.

Chemical peel options

Instead of the physical exfoliation of microdermabrasion, chemical peels achieve many of the same effects by using solutions rather than abrasive techniques. Aggressive peels cause blistering of the outer skin, which produces regenerative results that address photoaging symptoms, just as microdermabrasion does.

Chemical peel formulas come in a variety of strengths, so the appropriate peel is selected based on the particular sun damage effects you’re experiencing.

Choosing the right treatment for your skin is best done with the help of skin care specialists, like Dr. Kavian Milani and his team of specialists at Milani MedSpa. They have both the knowledge and experience to assess your skin condition and recommend a treatment plan for sun damage that can include microdermabrasion and chemical peels, as well as other options for both in-office and home-care use.

Luckily for anyone in the Vienna, Virginia area, the special this month at Milani MedSpa is Micro Mondays. You can book a consultation by using the convenient online tool on the website or calling the office directly for $45 microdermabrasion on Mondays or a package of 5 micro peels for $600. You may be a few short treatments away from a fresh and younger appearance. 

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