Sun exposure affects the skin tissues in many ways, causing cellular damage that leads to premature aging, uneven skin texture, and discoloration. Short-term sun damage from UV exposure causes sunburns, but the long-term consequences lurk underneath your epidermis (surface layer of the skin). At Foglietti Fostyk Plastic Surgery, we offer various skincare treatments and products to help you combat sun damage and restore a more youthful, vibrant complexion.
How the Sun Damages the Skin
Without sunscreen protection, sun exposure alters your DNA at a cellular level. It reaches into the middle layer of the skin (dermis), harming your tissues years before it’s visible on the surface of your face. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or tanning beds also affect the epidermis and reduce skin elasticity, leading to earlier formation of wrinkles, a leathery skin texture, sunspots, redness, blotchiness, spider veins around the nose, and more changes. Excess sun exposure often leaves people looking older than their peers.
While you can’t change the hours and hours you spent in the sun in your youth, there are many ways to combat sun exposure and prevent further damage this summer. Our board-certified plastic surgeons can give you a healthier, radiant facial appearance with skincare treatments, such as chemical peels, microneedling, and Environ skin care products.
EndyMed RF + Microneedling
The EndyMed Intensif system combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with microneedling to improve skin texture and deep wrinkles. Micro-traumas made by gold-plated tapered needles stimulate your body’s healing response, and RF heat encourages cell regeneration for new skin cells. This technology penetrates the epidermis and dermis to promote skin tightening and increased collagen and elastin production for smoother, taut skin with a youthful glow.
Environ Skincare Products
Foglietti Fostyk Plastic Surgery carries the Environ product line. We offer skin care assessments to compile a treatment plan and match you with the products that will improve your specific concerns. The Intense C-Boost Mela Even Cream is infused with Vitamin C to reverse skin changes caused by sun exposure. The Radiance+ Kit includes a prep lotion, serum, and cream designed to improve pigmentation changes. The Vita-Antioxidant AVST Moisturiser 1, Antioxidant Defense Cream Plus, and other serums can improve skin texture and tone.
Our plastic surgeons also offer the Cosmetic Roll-CIT™, a handheld rolling device equipped with stainless steel microneedles to improve skin texture at home and help topical treatments penetrate deeper skin tissues.
These skincare options enhance your complexion, and better sun protection this summer can maintain your results. Make sure you use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher and reapply every two hours or more often if you’re swimming or sweating.
If you struggle with sun-damaged skin, contact Dr. Mark A. Foglietti and Dr. Alanna Foglietti Fostyk in Beachwood, Ohio, to schedule a skin assessment. Contact Foglietti Fostyk Plastic Surgery office at (216) 292-6800.