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Why do I get sunburn, but not a tan?

Have you ever wondered why you only need five minutes in direct sunlight to turn a bright shade of pink, while your friend Anna can spend hours outside and end up at worst with a revitalizing glow?

Note, however, that both are signs of cellular damage to the skin.

However, we can answer this by looking at what sunburn is.

Sunburn is an inflammatory reaction to ultraviolet (UV) radiation damage to the skin’s outermost layers. At the heart of it all is melanin, a pigment that gives your skin its color and defends it against the sun’s rays.

How does melanin work?

Melanin works by darkening your unprotected sun-exposed skin. The amount of melanin you produce is determined by genetics, which is why some people get sunburned while others tan. Both are signs of cellular damage to the skin, and for people with less melanin, prolonged unprotected sun exposure can cause skin cells to become red, swollen and painful, also known as sunburn. Sunburns can range from mild to blistering.

Some people are more prone to sunburn

Skin type determines your susceptibility; people with fair skin run the greatest risk. But anyone can get burned. Even without a burn, sun exposure raises skin cancer risk. Even if you are tan or your skin type is dark and your skin does not redden, the sun can cause cellular damage that can lead to cancer.

How sunburn damages your skin

Sunburn hurts you in more ways than one. The danger goes far beyond any short-term pain, redness and discomfort, because after the sunburn fades, lasting damage remains. Sunburn accelerates skin aging and is a leading cause in the majority of cases of basal cell carcinomasquamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

As you get older and have accumulated a lot of time in the sun, those freckles are only some of the damage you are able to see. Sun damaged skin can show up as actinic keratosis, wrinkles, spots, spider veins, a blotchy or ruddy complexion, and can even progress to skin cancer.

The UV index factor

The UV index is a factor: The sun varies in intensity by season, time of day and geographic location. A high UV index means that unprotected skin will burn faster or more severely. Be careful, especially when the sun is strongest. But even when the index is low, the risk remains.

Repeat sunburns put you at a substantial risk for skin cancer and premature skin aging, so you need to protect yourself every day of the year. Everybody must ‘learn from their burn’, your skin will heal, but the real damage has been done.

At Gentle Revive we understand you dermatological and personal requirements better than anybody else, if you’ve been burned one too many time and regret the outcome, let us discuss what options you might have, and which solution is best for you.

Sources:

  1. https://www.healthline.com/
  2. https://www.popsci.com/
  3. https://www.mayoclinic.org/
  4. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
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Hair Restoration

How we help you with Hair Restoration

Here’s some food for thought. Worldwide, about 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women experience some form of hair loss, with age listed as the most common cause. Some people prefer to let their hair loss run its course untreated and unhidden, while others may cover it up with hairstyles, makeup, or other garments.

Indeed, this affliction is a lifelong struggle. Once hair thins, the additional stress related to this condition may cause even further loss, and further stress. It becomes a vicious cycle and for the person suffering, if not properly diagnosed and treated, becomes a crutch for the remainder of their lives.

This, we definitely do not want. And thankfully there’s a way to deal with hair loss, not allowing it to be the root of your unhappiness.

The term “hair restoration” can be used to refer to many different procedures that include both surgical and non-surgical options. It describes any procedure in which a patient is able to improve their overall appearance through the restoration of a natural-looking hairline and thicker head of hair. The all-encompassing nature of this definition may be somewhat confusing to those who are unaware of the wealth of procedures available to patients looking for the best method for addressing thinning hair or hair loss.

Put simply, hair restoration seeks to promote increased blood circulation to the scalp and hair follicles. By revitalizing these hair follicles, it helps with hair cell proliferation. It then helps the best treatments stimulate growth and prevent hair loss in the long term.

But how does one seek to understand the wealth of procedures available to patients looking for the best method for treating thinning hair or hair loss?

At Gentle Revive Medical Spa, we have a great interest in helping people change. There can be many ways that people want that change. Age and sometimes nature can be cruel to us concerning our hair. Here at Gentle Revive, we are working with a method of hair restoration that uses the healing factors of the patient’s own blood to restore their hair.

By drawing blood and spinning it to get the platelet-rich plasma. The plasma then gets injected into the scalp in the areas where new growth is needed.

Three treatments are required within six months. Although our experience is that changes begin happening soon. It is also helpful to use some supplements and other natural growth factors to help with hair growth. We help with prescribing a full treatment protocol to get the best hair growth possible.

Sources:

  1. https://abhrs.org/
  2. https://www.webmd.com/
  3. https://www.bosley.com/
  4. https://robbreport.com/

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