“Too much of a good thing” couldn’t be more applicable than when it comes to exposing our skin to the sun. The science behind the benefits of sunlight is well documented – increased vitamin D, dopamine, circadian rhythm synchronization, and sheer enjoyment of being outside in good weather.
However, if proper precautions are not taken before we venture outside, we run the risk of severely damaging our skin and compromising our health.
While prevention IS ALWAYS better than cure when it comes to sun-damaged skin, platelet-rich plasma treatments offer a natural and highly effective method of treating skin that has had too much sun exposure.
How to Protect Our Skin In The Sun
The suns’ rays contain certain wavelengths of light that are harmful to our skin in high doses. The damage caused by these rays can be purely aesthetic, in the forms of sunspots and wrinkles. However, they can also be more insidious and develop into skin cancers.
When going outside, even for short walks, it is best to wear a wide-brimmed hat and loose, comfortable long sleeves to cover your arms. Adding sunscreen to your skincare routine is also highly beneficial in reducing the negative impact the sun has on our skin.
What’s more, the higher the sun is in the sky, the more intense these damaging rays are. Particularly between 11 AM and 2 PM, when the sun is highest in the sky, staying indoors or taking extra protective measures mitigates some of the damage done.
How To Reverse Skin Damage Caused By The Sun
The sun damages skin and often results in hyperpigmentation, sunspots, wrinkles, and fine lines. Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) facials are a well-documented treatment for damaged skin and are an increasingly popular procedure.
Platelets occur in our blood and are rich in growth factor proteins – i.e., they stimulate cell production. By harvesting a platelet serum from your blood, Dr. Kato can create a natural, personalized anti-aging potion that stimulates cell regeneration and regrowth.
Taking a small blood sample, Dr. Kato refines the platelet serum from your blood then injects it into the areas of your face you want to be treated. The procedure is short, taking roughly an hour, and downtime is very minimal.
PRP treatments are non-surgical and have been shown to improve skin texture, tone, and complexion naturally. While some patients enjoy the volumizing effects of other anti-aging treatments such as dermal fillers or Botox, PRP provides completely natural-looking results without needing repeat treatments.
PRP for Sun Damaged Skin in Palm Springs, CA
You should first and foremost strive to protect your skin from sun damage. But we all know how difficult this can be to do all the time. If you have experience with sun-damaged skin and want a natural solution, consider PRP treatments in Palm Springs, CA.
The developing trend in the aesthetic and cosmetic industry is a desire for natural results. To achieve naturally smoother skin, patients are looking for anti-aging solutions that do not show any visible signs of “having work done.”
PRP facials offer this opportunity. With no foreign bodies or materials introduced to the body, the results are entirely natural and safe. To consult with a leading surgeon in Palm Springs, contact Dr. Maya Kato at 760 610 5558 or fill out her online form here.