Unlocking the Secrets of Photo Aging: Prevention and Treatment by Sanctuary
Excessive sun exposure is the most significant cause of aging skin, as well as exacerbating many other skin conditions including age spots or hyperpigmentation. Since sun exposure occurs over a person’s lifetime it can manifest itself many years after the majority of a person’s sun exposure. Making premature aging is often regarded as an unavoidable and a normal part of growing older. However, when the sun prematurely ages the skin, this is called photo aging.
Unlike normal, chronological aging, which is dictated by age and genetics, photo aging happens when ultraviolet light from the sun and/or tanning beds permanently damages the skin’s structure. To see the difference between chronological aging and photo-aging, compare skin on an area of your body that is not exposed to the sun with the skin on your face.
Signs of photo damage can begin in the teens to early twenties. Symptoms include the following:
- Pigmentation changes such as age spots, liver spots and freckles
- Loss of skin tone (decreased elasticity)
- Rough, uneven skin texture
- Broken capillaries (spider veins), usually around the nose and chest
- Redness and blotchiness
While photo damage cannot be removed completely, the following treatments can help minimize it:
Lasers Pigmentation Treatment – The GentleMAX Laser, used exclusively by Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa is a device that produces an intense but gentle burst of light that treats the abnormal vascular and pigmented blemishes (including freckles, age spots, spider veins) without permanently affecting the surrounding skin. We can customize a plan using the latest technologies to lighten and brighten your skin. Safe and highly effective, laser skin pigmentation treatments provide gradual natural improvement with long lasting results and can be used on most skin types.
Chemical peels – Chemical peels improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin by removing brown spots and improving the tone and texture of photo aged skin. The Vi Peel Vitality Skin Care System is a breakthrough skincare system that peels away the years to reveal healthy, firmer, younger-looking skin. The magic is in the formula with a patented blend of Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), Tretinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, Vitamin C, and other minerals that work together to safely remove the damaged layers of the skin, promote cellular turnover, and refine the surface layer for a smoother, clearer, and firmer skin.
Topical medications – At Sanctuary Slain & Med Spa we have a comprehensive selection of skin care products for any skin type and treatment plan.
Our most result-oriented systems include:
AnteAgeMD, which has a dual delivery system that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increases skin renewal at the cellular level and defends the skin against environmental free radical damage.
VI Derm Beauty, known for setting the Gold Standard for anti-aging therapies protects from UV damage, stimulates collagen production, and strengthens the overall skin balance.
Dermal Bliss provides proprietary ingredients exclusive to Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa and is specifically formulated to fight premature aging and renew the skin’s texture and appearance.
At Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa, we can customize a treatment plan specifically for you and your skin care needs. Call us at 407-909-1011 to schedule your complimentary treatment consultation.