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Plus, Ways to Reverse Sun Damage With a Master Injector and Esthetician Services in Pittsburgh and Warrendale

Not only is a high-quality, broad-spectrum sunscreen one of the best ways to decrease your chances of skin cancer, it’s also one of the best anti-aging treatments on the market. Sun damage can cause fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and hyperpigmentation.

Don’t face the summer sun unprotected! See how sunscreen can help prevent the signs of aging, and which master injector and esthetician services in Pittsburgh can help reverse sun damage you already have.

Exposure to the Sun Depletes Your Collagen Levels

While we all love a summer bronze, exposure to the sun breaks down the collagen in your skin, which keeps it tight, smooth, and firm. You’ll notice your cheeks start to sag, your lips become less full, and dark circles appear under your eyes.

UVA rays deeply penetrate your skin, which means they can easily reach and destroy essential collagen fibers that keep your skin looking young and fresh. When you wear sunscreen daily, you prevent cumulative sun damage and minimize the destruction of collagen.

Sunscreen Fast Fact: Most experts recommend a sunscreen with an SPF 30. You could choose a higher SPF, but it will offer you about one percent more protection. This can save you quite a bit of money, because SPF 100 can be almost 40 percent more expensive than SPF 30.

The Service From a Master Injector That Increases Your Collagen

If you’ve already suffered sun damage, and want to bring back shape, firmness, and smoothness to areas like your cheeks, chin, lips, and forehead, then schedule a consultation with a master injector for dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane are made with hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance our bodies make naturally. It draws collagen to your skin and keeps it moisturized and youthful-looking. With a few simple injections from a master injector at Cosmetic Laser Centers, you can reverse the signs of aging with dermal fillers in Pittsburgh.

It only takes a few minutes to receive this incredible anti-aging treatment, and the results can last up to a year! Even better, there is no downtime associated with dermal fillers, which means you can receive your treatment during your lunch break and go right back to work.

UV Rays Cause Sunspots and Hyperpigmentation

The sun is the number one cause of hyperpigmentation, which is uneven pigmentation of your skin. Also known as age spots or sun spots, hyperpigmentation is caused by an increase in your melanin production triggered by overexposure to UV rays.

The sun also can stimulate melasma, which are larger patches of hyperpigmentation that appear mainly on your face. It is very common among women. While many experts believe the primary trigger is hormonal, sunlight has been proven to worsen melasma.

Limiting sun exposure and applying sunscreen throughout the day helps reduce the occurrence of hyperpigmentation. Our experts at Cosmetic Laser Centers also recommend wearing sunhats and sunglasses whenever you’re outside.

Sunscreen Fast Fact: Did you know you can apply sunscreen over your makeup? There are several face-friendly powders and sprays that have an SPF 30 or greater to protect your skin and keep your makeup intact. Ask your esthetician for suggestions.

The Esthetician Service That Erases Hyperpigmentation

Unfortunately, your usual scrub won’t get rid of your hyperpigmentation. That’s because melanin that causes hyperpigmentation is under several layers of skin that a normal exfoliant just can’t reach. One of the easiest and most effective ways to control hyperpigmentation is with a chemical peel.

There are three levels of chemical peels: light, medium, and deep. Your esthetician can expertly perform light and medium chemical peels to resurface your skin and break apart the melanin that causes hyperpigmentation. As a bonus, regular chemical peels increase your collagen production and diminish fine lines and wrinkles, too!

Light and medium chemical peels are performed in-office. However, deep chemical peels are considered a medical procedure, and are usually performed in a hospital. They require several weeks of downtime and are only recommended for people with serious skin issues.

Overexposure to the Sun Gives You Wrinkles

This is where using sunscreen as an anti-aging treatment steps in to rescue your skin. The collagen in your skin is also responsible for preventing wrinkles in places around your eyes and lips. When you’ve had too many days in the sun without the proper protection, you’ll start seeing more and more fine lines and wrinkles.

What’s the worst part? Botox is ineffective against wrinkles caused by sun damage. That’s because Botox relaxes the muscles in your face to ease away wrinkles caused by dynamic expressions like furrowing your eyebrows.

The sun breaks down the elastin fibers in your skin that keep wrinkles at bay and keep your skin firm. Even the most experienced master injector can’t make Botox bring back the elastin fibers in your skin.

While Botox can’t erase wrinkles caused by sun damage, it certainly can relax the 11s between your brows, ease tension in a tight jaw, cure a gummy smile, and even give you the look of fuller lips. So make sure you still explore all the ways Botox injections in Pittsburgh can give you the look you’ve been searching for.

Sunscreen Fast Fact: Always check your sunscreen’s expiration date. If you use expired sunscreen, you won’t be getting any protection from your skin. It’s always best to monitor all your cosmetics’ expiration dates. At your next esthetician service, ask your provider to help you find the expiration dates of your sunscreen and the cosmetics you use regularly.

Turn Back Time With a Combination of Master Injector and Esthetician Services

When you request a consultation at Cosmetic Laser Centers, our team of estheticians and master injectors will come up with a series of anti-aging treatments that will improve your skin and rewind the signs of aging.

To find out how combining chemical peels, Botox, dermal fillers, and other services can rejuvenate your skin for summer, call our team at (724) 305-3890, or send us a message online.

Did you know that overexposure to the sun can cause spider veins to appear around your nose and on your cheeks? Cosmetic Laser Centers has the best spider vein treatment in Pittsburgh! Talk to our team about how you can even your skin tone and refresh your look with a Fraxel laser facial.