If you spent all summer soaking up the sun (somewhere in the southern hemisphere, perhaps?) we must admit—we’re a bit envious. Tropical locales, white sand beaches, and luxuriously lazy pool days sound like a dream come true.
What’s not so dreamy? The damage that too much fun in the sun can cause our skin. Brown spots, discoloration, dullness, and fine lines can all be signs of overexposure—and a post-vacay reality check.
At OVME, we’re no strangers to the effects UV rays have on the skin, especially as they accumulate over time. But you’re in luck—there are treatments available to undo the damage and restore a healthy, youthful glow, and you’ll find them all in our special Summer Skin Recovery Glow Up Package (BOOK A CONSULTATION). So if you frolicked around the South of France, made waves in Miami, cavorted around the Caribbean, or just kicked back by the pool, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about sun damage and how to treat it.
The Downside to Sun Exposure
For so many of us, sunshine is a mood-boosting comfort that we associate with positive feelings—getaways, time out of the office, fun-filled activities—and with good reason. Decreases in sun exposure have been linked to lower serotonin levels, a.k.a the happy hormone. Our bodies also use sunlight to regulate our sleeping patterns and even to produce vitamin D.
There are, unfortunately, a few downsides to sun exposure: Sunburn, discoloration, loss of elasticity, premature aging, and skin cancer are all common consequences of spending too much unprotected time outside. Why does this happen? It’s all because of these pesky little waves called ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can harm your skin.
Protecting yourself from those UV rays is vital for preventing that damage and for maintaining healthy skin throughout your life. It’s the reason why we consistently recommend wearing and reapplying sunscreen, along with taking other precautions like wearing protective clothing, limiting your time in the sun, and avoiding sun exposure during the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM, when the sun is the strongest.
With that being said, mistakes do happen—we are only human, after all, and avoiding the sun completely is not an option. That’s where our reparative treatments come in to revitalize, refresh, and undo some of the sun’s negative effects on our skin.
Treatments for Sun-Damaged Skin
At OVME, we offer a wide range of transformative treatments that can address sun-damaged skin. Here are a few of our favorite options:
Chemical Peels: Don’t let the name scare you—chemical peels are incredibly safe and effective. What’s more, the formulas we use at OVME are suitable for all skin types and are virtually pain-free!
So, how do they work? Chemical peels involve applying a solution to the skin that stimulates cell regeneration. This is perfect for sun-damaged skin because it sloughs off the damaged tissue and allows new, healthy skin to grow in its place.
HydraFacials: Be forewarned: Once you experience a HydraFacial, you may never want to go back to regular facials again! This luxurious, relaxing treatment is like a super-powered facial that works overtime to clean and rehydrate skin unlike any other manual treatment out there.
The real kicker here, however, is that your HydraFacial can be customized to suit your skin’s specific needs or address a particular concern. That means we can dial in on sun damage to leave your skin luminous, hydrated, and glowingly gorgeous.
Photo Facials: This particular option is great for treating the discoloration associated with sun damage. Photo Facials work by using BroadBand Light (BBL), which is a high-intensity light generated by a xenon flash lamp.
This light energy targets the upper layers of your skin, stimulating your cells to regenerate while penetrating deep into the skin to fight the appearance of aging. In other words, it’s like a high-tech missile system: The BBL seeks out hyperpigmentation and destroys it to create a brighter, clearer, and more even skin tone.
Laser Resurfacing: OVME laser resurfacing is focused on improving texture, tightening, and reversing deep sun damage—all desirable outcomes after a sun-filled summer. With this type of treatment, we use a Halo laser, which happens to be the only resurfacing laser on the market that uses two separate laser beams at the same time to treat the same area—doubling the results while reducing the downtime.
Those dual beams are known as ablative and non-ablative wavelengths, and together, they make a powerful combination that also helps to reduce the visible signs of aging, fine lines, and even scarring in addition to treating that sun damage and hyperpigmentation.
The Summer Skin Recovery Glow Up Package
While these treatments can be effective on their own, combining different procedures can amplify your results for a truly jaw-dropping outcome. As they say, teamwork makes the dream work, and healing sun damage is no exception!
In order for you to get the most out of your OVME treatments, we’ve put together two incredible packages designed to undo the damage of summer—and then some.
Summer Skin Recovery Glow Up Package: This package includes a HydraFacial, chemical peel, and RF microneedling. Altogether, you’ll save $350 when compared to booking these treatments individually.
Summer Skin Recovery Repair Package: This package includes a HydraFacial, chemical peel, laser resurfacing, and Photo Facial. Altogether, you’ll see an incredible savings of $600 with this package!
Before you can get started with your Summer Skin Recovery Package, we’ll need to see you for a consultation so that our experts can assess your needs and personalize your treatment plan. As always, you can count on OVME to provide exceptional care and recommendations to bring you the best results possible. Ready to kiss sun damage goodbye?Book your consultation today!