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How Can Sun Damaged Skin be Repaired?

By: Dr. Linda I. Sodoma

9/6/2022

Many people suffer from sun damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. While drugstore products promise to reduce fine lines and dark spots, others prefer a more targeted approach in the form of radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. This popular treatment at Life Care for Women uses small needles to create tiny wounds in the skin, which promotes collagen production and repairs damaged cells.

Read on to learn about RF microneedling from board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Linda I. Sodoma and how our unique approach improves your skin health in Gilbert, AZ.

How sun damage impacts your skin

Sun damage is known to cause premature aging, fine lines, and discoloration in the form of dark spots. This is because UV rays damage collagen and elastin fibers that keep our skin firm and plump. Prolonged exposure also disrupts melanin production, which results in brown spots and an uneven skin tone.

Although some over-the-counter products improve the appearance of sun damage, they don’t really repair skin or target the root of the issue. That’s where Life Care for Women comes in. We may recommend radiofrequency microneedling using Morpheus8™ technology.

How does RF microneedling work?

Radiofrequency microneedling is a unique, minimally invasive treatment that uses small needles to create micro-wounds in the skin. This stimulates your body’s natural healing response and triggers the production of collagen and elastin. The result is firmer skin with fewer fine lines and signs of sun damage.

Morpheus8 is a cutting-edge microneedling device that doesn't just address surface-level concerns. It penetrates deep into the dermis to repair skin, where most of the damage occurs. The outcome is long-lasting results that you can't get with topical treatments alone.

What to expect from radiofrequency microneedling

Radiofrequency microneedling is a quick and easy procedure that can be done in as little as an hour at Life Care for Women. First, we cleanse your skin of natural oils and apply a topical numbing cream. We then use the Morpheus8 device to create tiny wounds in the skin. You may feel some pressure or a tingling sensation, but overall the process is very comfortable.

Radiofrequency microneedling is a quick and easy procedure that can be done in as little as an hour at Life Care for Women. First, we cleanse your skin of natural oils and apply a topical numbing cream. We then use the Morpheus8 device to create tiny wounds in the skin. You may feel some pressure or a tingling sensation, but overall the process is considered comfortable.

How to prevent future sun damage

After RF microneedling treatment at Life Care for Women, there are ways to protect your skin from further UV damage. We recommend wearing full-coverage sunscreen with a high SPF when spending time outdoors. You should also avoid tanning beds. Almost anyone who wants a more tanned complexion can get a spray tan, which is an easier and much safer alternative.

With proper care, you can keep your skin looking great for years to come. Dr. Sodoma can develop a custom plan, including follow-up microneedling sessions as needed, to help you maintain your results long-term.

Repair skin with RF microneedling

Sun damage does more than just age your skin – it can also lead to problems like lines and dark spots down the road. If you’re concerned about the damage caused by UV rays, contact Life Care for Women to schedule an assessment with board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Linda I. Sodoma. We’ll help you achieve the healthy and beautiful skin you desire through radiofrequency microneedling in Gilbert, AZ.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.