Excessive sun exposure over the years can result in sagging skin, unwanted lines and wrinkles and an increased risk of cancer. The harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun can penetrate deep beneath our skin’s surface to leave our skin sensitive and vulnerable to other environmental hazards.
Sun damage occurs with prolonged exposure to the sun over the years. Although they might not appear at first, sun spots and other growths tend to form at a later age as the sun damage has accumulated for many years.
HOW CAN IT BE PREVENTED
The best way to prevent sun damage is to use sunscreen each time you’re out in the sun and to avoid unnecessary or prolonged sun exposure.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS?
Sun spots can be treated with prescription medications such as alpha hydroxy acid gel, beta hydroxy acid gel and Retin-A. They can also be treated with an amino acid peel, an alpha hydroxy acid peel and other medical strength peels offered at our Center. Other sun damage conditions can be improved by many of our laser and rejuvenating skin treatments including laser resurfacing, rejuvenating peels and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments.