If you spent your younger days out in the sun without protection, you may have begun noticing signs of skin damage. However, thanks to the advancement in medical technology, you can now successfully reverse this damage – with minimal downtime. Keep reading to learn the symptoms of skin damage and how to treat them.
Common Signs of Skin Damage
Ultraviolet (UV) Light Damage
Ultraviolet light is invisible to humans, but it has adverse effects on your skin. It causes wrinkling and premature skin aging.
UV light also damages your body’s genetic material, commonly known as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). This may cause cancer as it alters the genetic makeup of some of your body cells.
Exposure to UV light causes sunburns. The severity of your sunburns may depend on your skin type and the length of exposure. UV light is more intense between 10 am and 3 pm.
As the ozone layer continues to wear out, it is losing its ability to block UV light. This means that more UV light is penetrating and reaching the surface of the earth, exposing you to more skin-damaging UV rays. This tells you that the risk of UV lights harming your skin is increasing.
The skin has a natural self-protection mechanism. When exposed to the sun, it produces more melanin, the chemical responsible for the darkening of the skin.
As more UV light hits your skin, it darkens, forming a tan or hyper-pigmentation. Excessive tanning is hazardous to health.
Your melanin may be distributed unevenly. This causes a complication in which parts of your skin are darker than others. This condition is called freckling and may make you feel less confident.
If you have been exposed to the sun for long, your skin may develop fine and coarse wrinkles, freckle-like spots, irregular pigmentation, rough skin texture, and a yellowish complexion. These are signs of photoaging, and although they are common in light-skinned people, they can affect any skin type and complexion.
Effective Treatment of Skin Damage
One of the best things about the advancement of medical technology is the emergence of treatment regimes that effectively reverse the damage on your skin. Among them is TriBella™, a three-in-one non-invasive skin treatment with swift, long-term results.
Unlike other non-invasive facial treatments that take long before you can see any results, TriBella™ for Venus Versa works fast to give you smooth, healthier, younger-looking, and age-defying skin. You begin to notice results after the first session.
If you are concerned about the prolonged downtime and the painful recovery period associated with surgical skin treatment procedures, try TriBella. It is a non-surgical therapy, meaning you will experience minimal downtime. The procedure is also painless.
How Does It Work?
This is a tri-modal, complete facial rejuvenation treatment aimed at giving you a better skin texture, tone, and elasticity. It combines 3 applicators to rejuvenate your skin. The 3 applicators are:
SR Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
Using intense pulse light, this applicator reduces hemoglobin pigment evident in blood vessels. This helps in correcting discoloration, including fading of dark spots. It also reduces active acne and improves your skin tone. IPL is also referred to as photofacial treatment.
DiamondPolar Applicator or facial lighting and sculpting is responsible for restoring your skin’s elasticity and reversing aging signs. It promotes the production of elastin fibers and collagen. It uses a blend of energy bursts to generate heat underneath your skin.
The heat boosts your blood flow and production of elastin fibers and collagen, giving you firmer, supple skin. It reduces wrinkles, eliminates fine lines, firms up your skin, and gives you a more vibrant look.
NanoFractional IF, also known as skin resurfacing, uses small electrode pins to enhance the production of collagen and elastin to smooth out your uneven skin texture. It also treats enlarged pores, removes scars, and improves rosacea as it causes a total skin renewal.
What Should You Expect From Your Treatment?
The applicator has a cooling feature on which a numbing cream is applied. The cream reduces the discomfort on your skin during the procedure. The IPL feels like a radiance explosion on your skin, while the DiamondPolar feels warm. Expect a pricking sensation during the NanoFractional skin resurfacing session.
TriBella treatment provides the three benefits simultaneously. You do not need separate appointments for each applicator as your esthetician assesses your skin to determine if you need one applicator more than the others. You may get more than one applicator in a single visit.
Each treatment session may take 90 minutes. The procedure may leave your skin slightly sore for about 36 hours, but you may need little or no downtime.
Is It Treatment Effective?
For best results, a minimum of three treatments are required. More treatments may be recommended, depending on how extensive the skin damage is. You may notice results after about 4 to 6 weeks, with results lasting about 8 months. However, different people respond differently to the procedure. Consult your esthetician about how many sessions will work for your skin type and the extent of the damage. After the initial treatment, you may need one treatment after every six months to maintain your results.
The number of sessions may depend on how long you want to maintain your results. Besides, you may get a customized treatment plan to suit your needs and budget. However, most people get excellent results after three sessions.
Are you looking for an integrative wellness center using exceptional approaches to help you live a life free of pain, constant aches, and without a clouded memory? Reach out to OWM Integrative Wellness. At OWM, we go the extra mile to ensure your well-being. We use comprehensive, non-invasive procedures conducted under an optimal healing environment. Our team is highly qualified and certified, with over 30 years of experience. Contact us today to make your appointment.