May is officially recognized as Skin Cancer Awareness Month. With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is the most common (and preventable) cancers in the United States. You’re probably family with the importance of wearing daily sunscreen to avoid the risk of developing skin cancer, but have you ever thought about the other effects the sun could have on your skin? Luckily, our services can help reduce wrinkles and restore your youthful appearance even if you’ve had too much fun in the sun over the years! Here’s how…

The sun’s ultraviolet light damages the fibers in the skin called elastin. When these fibers break down, the skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to bounce back. This is one of the ways wrinkles form- especially prematurely. One of the best ways to reverse fine lines and wrinkles is through a Botulinum Toxin A treatment. More commonly known as Botox ®, Dysport ® and Xeomin ®, these treatments work quickly to treat facial wrinkles cause by sun damage and other factors. Best of all, they are preventative!

The sun can also cause excessive dryness and peeling which could result in acne or breakouts. UV rays can also cause uneven skin tones and discoloration. Luckily, both of these conditions can be treated with Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP. This 20-year-old treatment uses a small amount of blood to promote healing and collagen formation. The results can reduce redness, skin moisture, and acne scars.

Although there are many ways for you to turn back the hands of time at Inner Glow Spa, don’t forget to wear your sunscreen daily to stay safe this and every month. Give Dr. Ilona Shternfeld a call today to set up your FREE facial rejuvenation consultation.