Skin Sun Damage: How to Treat It?
- Asked 6 years ago
i am 37 and have skin sun damage all over my arms, hands, face. is there any way to treat my skin to return former spot-free self?
Skin Expert: Approach to Treating Sun Damage
Sun damage causes several important changes to the skin:
- Increased sun spots
- Decreased collagen and elastin
- Decreased skin elasticity
- Precancerous changes
The most important steps you should take to improve your skin should include the following:
Sun damage creates brown spots, lines, wrinkles, yellow...
Some prescription creams and resurfacing treatments, including chemical peels, laser resurfacing (both minimally invasive and invasive) and dermabrasion, can treat this damage. Certain lasers can specifically treat individual brown spots and others can treat unwanted facial red capillary blood vessels.
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