Repeated and prolonged exposure to the sun results in sun damage. Skin damaged by the ultraviolet rays of the sun appears mottled, with uneven pigmentation and redness from dilated blood vessels. Freckles and liver spots, or lentigines, become more numerous. Damage to the deeper connective tissue results in fine lines, wrinkling, and loose, sagging skin.
Prevention of sun damage begins early in life with sunscreen, limiting sun exposure, and avoiding tanning beds. Irregular pigmentation can be reduced with laser surgery or intense pulsed light therapy. Botox and fillers can be used to address wrinkling and sagging skin.
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To learn more about how to reverse the effects of sun damage, contact Greenbrae Dermatology today to schedule a consultation.