Sun Damage

 
 
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Sun damage occurs when an individual’s skin is overexposed to sunlight for an extended period of time. Not only does affected skin lose its moisture and natural oils, but it may also become burnt because of ultraviolet radiation. More severe cases of sun damage can increase a person’s chances of developing skin cancer.

 
 

What are the Types?

 
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Sun damage often falls under one of several common types:

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  • Dry skin, which may appear flaky or wrinkled

  • Sunburn, which ranges from painful reddening of the skin to the appearance of blisters

  • Sun spots, flat white or brown spots which appear on the skin after chronic exposure to the sun

  • Actinic keratosis, which can be a small rough bump or a patch of skin that is scaly to the touch, and which is usually red, pink, yellow, or brownish in color

  • Actinic cheilitis, characterized by persistent dryness and scaly patches of skin on the lower lip

 
 

What You Can Do

 
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Sun damage can be prevented through usage of sunblock and protective clothing. Individuals can also minimize outdoor activities between 10AM and 3PM, when the sun is at its highest. However, once damage has occurred, it is best to consult a dermatologist to receive the appropriate treatment.

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Skin MD offers a variety of peels to remove spots and wrinkles, as well as Elos skin rejuvenation, a popular anti-aging technique, to restore your skin’s former glow. To find out more, book a consultation with our dermatologists today.

 
 

No More Worrying About Appearing Haggard

With the expert care of our Dermatologists, you’ll look youthful and timeless for that crucial presentation at the office or that romantic date with your special someone. Don’t worry about age. Let our skin specialists make you look and feel young!

 
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