3 Ways to Reverse Summer Sun Damage
for Long Term Skin Health & AntiAging –
Getting “too much sun” never used to be a problem for residents of NYC and surrounding suburbs like Bergen County – with 120 rainy days a year on top of long, cold winters! But, thanks to social distancing mandates, daily sun exposure has now become a much bigger concern for New York and New Jersey residents. Daily walks, meeting friends at parks rather than in windowless delis and coffee shops, and dining al fresco all mean that our skin is getting a lot more dangerous UV exposure than it used to.
And, as we all know, exposure to UV rays is the worst thing you can do for your skin. UV rays cause premature aging of the skin that can result in unwanted pigmentation (age, spots / sun spots / “liver spot”), leathery texture, deep lines and wrinkles, and even skin cancer.
Taking steps to reverse the sun’s UV damage, and rejuvenate the skin before the harm becomes irreversible, should be part of every Bergen County resident’s skin care routine after a long summer of endless time spent outdoors.
Fortunately, nationally renowned NYC dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg offers the latest and most advanced treatments to reverse the effects of sun exposure – and restore skin to a more youthful state – no matter how much time you are now spending outdoors!
MiXto CO2 Laser to Reverse Sun Damage
The MiXto Fractionated CO2 laser is one of Dr. Goldenberg’s ‘go to’ treatments for patients with mild to moderate sun damage. This laser treatment offers the advantage of deep cellular regeneration, with only minimal downtime.
The MIXto laser completely removes the outer, damaged layer of skin cells – to reveal the fresh, healthy undamaged skin beneath. Additionally, because it is a fractioned laser, the MIXto treatment also activates the body’s own natural healing processes to repair sun damage.
Fractionated lasers like the MIXto create a grid pattern of microscopic laser piercings in the skin. The body perceives these as tiny “wounds” and immediately goes to work healing and regenerating the skin. In the process of new skin and collagen production, sun damage is repaired, the texture of the skin is improved, and wrinkles, lines and unwanted pigmentation are reduced or eliminated.
On average, a MIXto sun damage repair treatment only takes about 30 minutes, and for most patients, one treatment is sufficient. Many patients return to work within a day, while others may wish to take a long weekend for recovery.
PRP Microneedling to Reverse Sun Damage
Similar to fractional lasers, microneedling also creates micro-perforations in the skin, that activate the body’s healing mechanisms – stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to repair and rejuvenate the skin.
For enhanced results, microneedling can be combined with platelet rich plasma (PRP) – which is naturally derived from the patient’s own blood. Blood is centrifuged to separate out the solid cells, and the remaining serum which contains concentrated levels of the body’s “growth factors” is applied to stimulate cellular skin repair.
PRP Microneedling for sun damage is ideal for many Bergen County residents, because there is no downtime. You can return to work or daily activities and no one will know you’ve had anything done. But, you can be confident that you have taken steps to undo the summer’s sun damage – and within four weeks you will have noticeably smoother, clearer skin – and sun discolorations will be dramatically minimized.
Even better, unlike other many skin rejuvenating treatments, PRP microneedling can be used on all skin types, including darker skin tones.
Cutera Laser Genesis to Reverse Sun Damage
Another favorite sun damage treatment of NYC dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg is “non-ablative” Nd:Yag lasers, like our Laser Genesis. “Non ablative” means that the top layer of skin is left intact, while the laser goes to work rejuvenating the lower levels of the dermis. The result is skin damage repair on a deep cellular level, without the visible redness, peeling and downtime of many other lasers.
Says Dr. Goldenberg: “I combine Laser Genesis, which stimulates epidermal cell turnover to peel away sun damaged skin and stimulate new collagen, with a PCA peel. The combination of these treatments reveals healthier, smoother and more even appearing skin, and is perfect for post-summer skin care.”
Reverse Sun Damage – NYC | Bergen County
With sun exposure now at an all-time high, residents of NYC and the surrounding suburbs like Bergen County need to be pro-active in reversing the effects of UV damage, so that on top of the pandemic they don’t start looking older as well!
Dr. Goldenberg will customize each patient’s skin repair treatments to address their unique skin concerns and their individual skin type. We also offer a wide array of other innovative skin rejuvenation treatments, as well as the healthiest and most effective sunscreen products available.
The challenging times we’re facing in NYC, Bergen County, and across the nation will be over one day – but the effects of sun damage will remain unless treated and reversed. Call Dr. Goldenberg and schedule an appointment to turn back the clock on sun damage – so you aren’t left with aging or discolored skin as a permanent side effect of the pandemic, when we move on to happier times!