While regular sunlight is important, too much exposure can cause premature aging and open the potential for disease. In this sense, sun-damaged skin is not just cosmetic and can be dangerous. If you struggle with sun damage, we welcome you to get in touch with our team at Sagebrush Dermatology. Make an appointment at our Mesa, Arizona office today.
What Causes Sun-damaged Skin?
People develop sun-damaged skin when their skin becomes overexposed to UV rays. These rays; UVA, and UVB, penetrate the skin and lead to the appearance of sunspots. Being mindful of how much sun you get is important, not only for your look but for your health as well. Too much sun can cause melanoma and other kinds of skin cancer.
What Are the Signs?
Age spots, brown spots, wrinkles, and a rough skin texture are all signs of sun damage on the skin. While these signs aren’t dangerous, they do age you prematurely. The appearance of lesions or unusual moles is another sign and one that should be taken seriously. If you notice these signs, we urge you to come in for testing and treatment as soon as possible.
Treatments for Sun-damaged Skin
The best method of preventing sun damage is using sunscreen regularly and avoiding unnecessary exposure. If you already have sun-damaged skin, we can provide several treatment options. These include:
- Sun Protection Regimen
- Antioxidant Therapy
Testing for Sun-damaged Skin in Mesa, Arizona
If you have sun damage, we can provide several recommendations to help improve your look. To learn more, schedule an appointment by filling out the form below or giving us a call at 480-681-DERM (3376).