Summer is the best time of year, loaded with fun activities that get you outdoors to soak up the sun. While being out in the sun makes you feel good, it's stealthily doing a lot of damage to your skin.
Sun damage comes in many forms, including wrinkles and age spots. If you're not properly protecting your skin from the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, you may also be at risk for skin cancer.
The key to ageless skin is protecting yourself outdoors and seeking out advanced cosmetic treatments like TempSure®. If you're tired of looking at your wrinkles and sun-damaged skin, the team at Lori Scott Family Care in Kinston, North Carolina, can help.
Dr. Lori Scott is an experienced aesthetic practitioner who offers various cosmetic treatments, such as TempSure, to turn back the hands of time on skin imperfections and summer sun damage. Here’s what you need to know.
The facts about sun damage
When the sun is out, most people feel happy and are ready to head outside and enjoy themselves. While the sun offers essential vitamin D and good feelings, it's not great for your skin.
Sun damage happens as soon as the sun's rays touch the skin, damaging healthy skin cells. Without sunscreen or protection, the damaged cells build up and cause the skin to age.
Wrinkles, age spots, and blotchy skin are some of the effects of harmful UV rays from the sun. Even with protection, long hours in the sun during the summer can lead to aging skin.
While you don't have to stay inside on sunny days, protecting your skin is the key to a youthful appearance. However, if you already have sun damage, you can opt for aesthetic treatments, including TempSure.
What is TempSure?
Dr. Scott uses TempSure to firm and tighten sun-damaged skin. The device uses radiofrequency technology to stimulate collagen production in the treatment area to improve the look of your skin.
During the procedure, Dr. Scott applies gel to the designated treatment areas. She then uses a wand attached to the TempSure device and runs it gently over the damaged areas of your skin. The wand emits powerful radiofrequency impulses, generating heat to fool your body into thinking the tissue is injured.
That sets off the immune system to begin healing, which starts with collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are essential to firm, tight, and youthful-looking skin. Sun damage contributes to less collagen and elastin as you age.
TempSure stimulates your body's production of these essential components of healthy skin. With more collagen and elastin, your skin looks firmer and reduces the signs of wrinkles and fine lines.
Benefits of TempSure for sun-damaged skin
TempSure is a great option for people looking to get tighter skin and reduce signs of skin damage such as blotchiness and wrinkles. It’s a noninvasive treatment for sun-damaged skin that has no downtime required after treatment, and the results speak for themselves.
Another benefit is the convenience of treatment. There's no preparation required for the procedure, and Dr. Scott performs it in the comfort of her office.
There's only minimal discomfort during the TempSure treatment, which can last about 30-60 minutes. Results are visible quickly, and you don't have to worry about the device doing damage to the outer layers of the skin. It’s safe and effective.
Are you a good candidate?
The good news is that TempSure works on just about every skin type. Hence, anyone dissatisfied with how the summer sun has damaged their skin is a good candidate.
In addition to treating skin issues from sun damage, common problems that TempSure can address are loose skin, cellulite, and wrinkles. Before starting treatments, Dr. Scott thoroughly evaluates your health and skin to determine the best treatment route. She may recommend a series of TempSure treatments for best results.
If you're looking to reverse the signs of aging created by fun in the summer sun, TempSure is a great option, and Dr. Scott can get you on the road to younger-looking skin. To find out more, call our office today at 252-238-7079 to schedule an appointment or use the online booking link.