Sun Damage Over Time
Summer is finally here! Many of us look forward to spending time outside and having fun in the sun all year long. But we can’t forget the importance of staying protected and practicing solar safety. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause immediate damage like painful sunburns, freckling, melasma, and can leave the skin feeling dehydrated. Chronic sun damage over time can lead to premature signs of aging: wrinkles, loss of elasticity, skin sagging, unwanted discoloration, or even worse, skin cancer. This does not mean you have to stay indoors all summer long1 We have many tools to protect your skin and prevent short-term and long-term sun damage. skinfo® has an abundant supply of effective and elegant sunscreens for all skin types, ages, and lifestyles, whether you are acne-prone, spend most of your time in the water, or have sensitive skin. When choosing a sunscreen, it is best to look for an SPF of at least 30, with the active ingredient zinc of 5% or higher or titanium dioxide. These mineral sunscreens will give the broadest spectrum coverage against UVA and UVB.
In addition to quality skincare, Advanced Dermatology offers many different laser procedures to help reverse signs of aging. Treatments like photorejuvenation, fractionated resurfacing, aesthetic facials, and peels, among others, can all improve unwanted pigmentation. Collagen induction therapy, injectables, and tightening treatments can all improve skin texture, volume, and elasticity. If you are bothered by these signs of sun damage, don’t hesitate to schedule a cosmetic consultation so we can find the perfect treatment for you! Most importantly, if you have not done so already, we encourage you to schedule a total body skin exam with one of our skilled medical providers to ensure your skin is healthy and cared for.