The sun is out in Alabama, and while we welcome the warmth it brings (and the fun water trips that come with it), we must also protect ourselves from the damage it can create. If you’ve lived in the South long enough you’ve seen, if not experienced first-hand, the dangers that can come with being in the rays too long - meaning we know to take this threat seriously. Both the short and long-term impact can feel detrimental, when in reality they can often be easily addressed. Although we try our best to protect ourselves beforehand, what can we do after we’ve been exposed? Fortunately for the good people of Birmingham, Gunn Dermatology has the answers for every level of sun-related dilemma. 

Aquagold Fine Touch

Aguagold is getting quite a good bit of praise from the skincare community, and it’s easy to see why. Image from Gunn.

Aquagold gives each patient that requests the service a custom-designed solution that is blended from enzymes, vitamins, plant extracts, and all sorts of healthy solutions to address their specific needs. It is a gently-applied service that takes less than 20 minutes, which makes the process even more incentivizing. The personalization and easy-going nature of this treatment make it the ideal option for a variety of needs, including help with sun exposure. 

SkinPen Microneedling

SkinPen Microneedling is another wonderful option for those looking to address the effects of sun exposure along with other health and aesthetic skin concerns. The microneedling aspect ensures that the treatment is minimally invasive, which is always a comforting thing to hear, and the results speak for themselves. Many-a-Alabamian have seen their lives improve after choosing to try out this process, and we would imagine even more do so after seeing the wonderful impact it has on their family and friends.

Iconic Photorejuvenation

Photorejuvenation is one of the most impactful ways to address sun damage. Image from Gunn Dermatology

Just like the other options listed in this article, iconic photorejuvenation treats a variety of skin concerns with sun exposure being right at the top. It may also be the most catered to treat the issue of sun exposure head-on, as part of the major purpose behind the treatment is reducing red and brown spots on the skin. Dr. Holly Gunn with Gunn Dermatology recommends that everyone makes this a routine part of their skincare routine, and the before-and-after pictures we've seen make it easy to see why. 

Sun exposure symptoms are something that we wouldn’t wish on anyone, but there are plenty of solutions if you do start to see its impact on your skin. Especially if you live in the Birmingham area! Stay safe and HAGS (have a good summer for those who didn’t sign my middle school yearbook) knowing Magic City businesses have your back! 

Cover image from Maggie Zhan