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Reversing the Signs of Sun Damage — Is it Possible?

Updated: Mar 29, 2021

There are corrective measures you can take to slow or reverse over exposure. Brevard Medi Spa in Cocoa Beach is a full-service medical spa offering Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels and other treatments to battle the effects of sun exposure.

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From a young age, we are inundated with images of skinny, tan people in magazines, T.V. and social media. Being tan is portrayed as a sign of beauty, but severe skin damage can result from too much of sun exposure.

There are corrective measures you can take, so do your best to prevent over exposure to the sun. Sun exposure can lead to pre-cancerous skin lesions and cancerous lesions.

Brevard Medi Spa of Cocoa Beach is a full service medi spa offering Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels and other treatments to battle the effects of sun exposure. All injectable treatments, surgical consultations and surgical procedures are performed by Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Bernebe Vazquez M.D., F.A.C.S.

“The first thing you can do to correct the signs of sun damage is stop making it worse. If you don’t want to get burned, but have your hand in the fire, take your hand out of the fire,” Dr. Vazquez says. It really is never too late to make healthier choices for your skin, including using a high-end sunblock daily.

Sun damage treatment options

Some great treatments offered at Brevard Medi Spa include:

GlowBiotics MD – tinted, probiotic sunscreen

Bleaching creams – the cream will lighten skin, even out tone and lighten sun spots.

Chemical peels – these come in varying strengths and remove the top layers of skin to promote new growth.

Retin-A treatment – this treatment contains a form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself, reducing fine lines and spots with continued use.

Microneedling – this uses a special instrument that contains dozens of tiny needles that repeatedly puncture the top layers of skin, stimulating collagen.

Microdermabrasion – this is non-chemical and non-invasive and uses blasts of microcrystals to remove the outermost layers of skin to reduce dead skill cells and stimulate collagen.

If you play, you pay. Make sure to take care of your skin before, during and after sun exposure. Wear big, fun hats: sit under cute beach umbrellas: wear long sleeves and find a shade trees to park yourself under. It’s also best to eat a diet high in antioxidants. These are precautions that will boost your skin health, no matter what your age or sun exposure level.

For corrective options, talk to the professionals at Brevard Medi Spa to develop the right plan for you and your skin.

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