Getting some sun is a great way to get a nice tan, but too much exposure leads to sun damage. Fortunately, there are treatment options like the BBL laser to help people fix the problem. Thanks to this cosmetic treatment, you can say goodbye to sun damage and hello to rejuvenated skin.

What Is Sun Damage?

People often assume that sun damage pertains to anything resulting from spending too long being exposed to UV rays, but this is a very broad definition. After all, a sunburn is technically sun damage, since it involves injuring skin cells after spending time in the sun without adequate protection.

In cosmetic terms, however, sun damage is what happens when people get too much repeated exposure to the sun. Even if the problem is negligible at the start, if it happens too often, the damage becomes compounded.

With repeated sun exposure, the skin develops rough patches and age lines, freckles get more pronounced, and sun spots form. Prolonged repeated sun exposure can even result in health issues like skin cancer.

What Causes Sun Damage?

As noted, the general cause of sun damage is, of course, the sun. However, it’s a bit more complicated than that. What typically happens when people spend too long in the sun is the death of healthy skin cells.

That might sound dramatic, but skin-cell death is actually a normal and natural process that happens all the time for a multitude of reasons. Natural skin-cell death is part of the body’s cell-growth cycle, and new cells are being produced to replace the dead ones all of the time.

However, if cells die too often for prolonged periods of time, a few things happen. First, the skin will age faster than it should, creating cosmetic issues. In more severe cases, it can even start affecting cells on a DNA level. This is why it’s important to have sun damage treated as soon as possible by a reputable provider.

How Do BBL Laser Treatments Fix Sun Damage?

Although home remedies or various cosmetic products that can fix sun damage do exist, they only work for the mildest cases. For more moderate sun damage and longer-lasting results, BBL laser treatments are perfect.

BBL treatments send pulses of broadband light into the skin cells. This breaks up the pigment cells responsible for sun spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation. As a result, the skin’s natural color returns. BBL laser treatments also trigger rapid collagen production for firmer, tighter, and healthier skin. This smooths away wrinkles and roughness.

Find Out More About the BBL Laser

Ready to learn more about what the BBL laser can do for your skin? If so, it’s time to set up an appointment at Laser Esthetica! Contact us today to schedule your informative and helpful consultation.