Understanding Sun Damage and Treatment Options

Sun damage treatment

Your skin works hard every day to protect you from environmental dangers. One of the largest dangers to your skin is the sun. Sun damage can manifest itself as freckles, sun spots, discoloration, and more. Thankfully, sun damage treatment can help alleviate these issues. Let’s take a closer look at sun damage and the treatment options available.

Understanding Sun Damage

The sun emits UV light that can damage your cells and DNA over time. However, your skin has natural ways to protect itself. Melanin in your skin mitigates UV light damage. Melanin naturally produces darker-colored skin. People with darker skin have more melanin and are less likely to burn from the sun. That is why sun-damaged spots like freckles and age spots are darker.

Treatment Options

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can help address the discoloration of sun-damaged spots. Each type works differently, but they are all generally designed to remove a layer of skin and let younger skin show and develop. Chemical peels are a great option for most skin imperfections. The depth of the treatment depends on the strength of the chemical peel.

Laser Treatment

Laser treatments like IPL use lasers to break up discoloration and pigment in the skin. This helps the skin break down and heal imperfections. They also stimulate collagen production and can help restore the skin’s radiance.


Microneedling is also a viable way to help treat the appearance of sun damage. Microneedling makes tiny wounds across the skin and stimulates collagen production and skin healing. This can help fade and disperse sun damage. Some microneedling treatments use RF technology to further enhance the treatment.

What Treatment Is Right for Me?

With different treatment options available, it can be difficult to know which is best for you. Thankfully, Dr. Aurora DeJuliis provides various options for treating sun damage and can walk you through each one. Dr. DeJuliis understands that you want the most effective and comfortable treatment for your needs. That’s why she’ll assess your needs during a consultation and suggest which treatments are best to reach your skin goals. If you’re looking for sun damage treatment in Montclair, New Jersey, contact Aurora DeJuliis, MD European Medical Spa at 973-338-6300 today.

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