Are you going to allow yourself to age this summer?
As we grow older, we think back with horror to the days of our youth when we spent hours in the sun without the necessary protection of sunscreen or a hat and without a care in the world. Exposing our skin to the sun for extended periods of time or spending hours on sun beds tans your skin into “leatherette”, causes premature aging and for some can have disastrous consequences such as melanoma.
Sun damaged skin can become visible from as early as the twenties, especially with excessive sun or environmental exposure. And just as we think that we have escaped the consequences of a careless youth, there is a sharp increase in prevalence of skin changes due to photo-ageing between the ages of 35 and 49 years. Photo-ageing (caused by ultraviolet light exposure), tends to act more on the surface of the skin. Sun freckles, irregular pigmentation and dilated blood vessels (often referred to as “broken” blood vessels) all add to an overall uneven tone and discolouration. In addition, rough and leathery skin, fine wrinkles that disappear when stretched, loose skin, a blotchy complexion, actinic keratoses (thick wart-like, rough, reddish patches of skin), and skin cancer can all be traced to sun exposure.
Once the signs of ageing and sun damage appear on the face, it is time to initiate the most powerful corrective treatments and topical therapies available. Fortunately new technology, new innovations and medical breakthroughs of the modern age can rectify your sun damaged skin and the earlier you start, the better. The Pearl™ by Cutera is a revolutionary new wavelength that provides rejuvenating benefits to the skin using a Laser Peel treatment method. In her newly launched skin book, Complexion Perfection, Kate Somerville the “Guru of Glow” in Hollywood explains how most of her celebrity clients have a Pearl Laser included in their skin rejuvenation packages.
Darker skin or skin with a history of sun exposure in the previous 3 weeks cannot be treated with the Pearl ™ . The Pearl offers predictable, repeatable, immediate results with minimal discomfort and only a modest downtime of 4 days. Resurfacing results are seen in as little as ONE treatment! Patients don't have to wait 4-6 months to see results, as they do with Fraxel . After only one Pearl procedure, crepe-like skin is replaced by plump and smooth-to-the-touch skin – improving the sun damage from an irresponsible youth.