A nice, even tan is a coveted feature, creating a “healthy” glow and boosting self-confidence. But in reality, below that sun-kissed skin may hide irreversible sun damage.
Risks of Sun Exposure
The sun’s rays contain the harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation waves, notorious for defiling clear, youthful skin with sunspots, discoloration, and wrinkles. Both types of UV rays, UVA and UVB, can directly cause premature aging and skin cancer. When you endure prolonged sun exposure, you’re risking your appearance and your health. Despite the prevalent warnings regarding too much sun, sunblock and protective clothing are not a priority for most people. However, taking measures to shield your delicate outer layer from the sun today can prevent some of the severe consequences of sun damage.
We encourage all of our patients concerned about sun damage to visit a dermatologist for a full body skin assessment annually.
Sun Damage Remedies
While prevention is the best defense against sun damage, there are ways you can improve the appearance of early aging due to sun exposure. After a personalized skin care evaluation, Dr. Robert Aycock can design a treatment program to minimize the appearance of sun damage on your face and body. With advanced laser technology and patented skin solutions, his skin care team is able to reduce freckles, photo damage, wrinkles, fine lines, and pigmentation issues. You may even be able to use these treatments to prevent sun-related appearance issues that may become apparent many years down the road.
The following state-of-the-art cosmetic treatments can promote smoother skin, improve tone and texture, encourage skin regeneration, tighten pores, and minimize blemishes.
Don’t let the cumulative effects of sun damage sneak up on you. If you would like to learn more about the cosmetic technology used to combat early aging due to sun exposure, please contact Dr. Robert Aycock.