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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
UV radiation: Is invisible to the naked eye but when skin is exposed to it, damage to the cellular dna is caused. Over time and multiple/long-term exposure, skin ce ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience in Wound care
Not likely: If you stay out of the sun completely no sun damage. Uv exposure is dependent on a number of things including altitude, latitude weather conditions a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Sun damage: Technically no. Microdermabrasion can improve ones appearance. However, the term "sun-damage" means more than just external and visible damage to th ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Use sun block: Using sun block will assist in further damage. If you skin is irritated from the sun use mild creams and stay out of the sun until it resolves. Sun ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience in Dermatology
Retin A (tretinoin): It can reduce fine lines and some blotchy skin color caused by sun.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Carter
44 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Not likely: Topical Isotretinoin is well known to cause photosensitivity (easy burning) from bright sun light exposure. This will cause temporary redness and sor ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Uv rays are a component of natural sunlight and are responsible for tanning. They cause with repeated exposure, skin changes and cancer later in life ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: especially if you get a significant sun burn.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Tanning: Sun tanning or tanning salons will not permanently darken your skin.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
No: Not at all ...It probably means you need to more careful when you're in the sun to prevent risk for developing skin cancer.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
20 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sunblock is a must!: Protect with SPF 15+ & be sensible about how much sun you're getting. Avoid tanning booths & unnecessary uv light. Hats, sunglasses, SPF make-up & spo ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience in Pharmacology
Age spot creams: Uneven skin pigmentation from sun damage can be treated with the wide variety of age spot creams on the market. L'oreal, olay and neutragena are a fe ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Probably not measure: Cigarette smoke affects the lungs, bladder, heart and blood vessels. It might cause some subtle brain damage but the brain has significant barriers t ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Deconti
37 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes. : Yes. You should avoid the sun after fractional laser treatments. The amount of time will vary with each physician, but it can be as long as a year.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
21 years experience in Dermatology
Rejuvenate: Everything from chemical peels, microdermabrasion, to laser will all help. My favorite topical cream that i created specifically for this purpose is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
All depends: Does the rash itch or burn? Sunburn usually hurts but an allergic rash usually itches.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Sunscreen: You can use a combination of sunscreen Retin-A and alpha-beta hydroxy acids. See your dermatologist to discuss treatment options.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Several: Intense pulsed light (ipl) is really good for sun damage but especially the brown spots. Chiemical peels can work too depending on the damage as well ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience in Family Medicine
With one condition: Only if it has sun screen in it. Most tanning lotion is meant to enhance the sun's tanning effects, not to block it's harmful uv rays that cause burns ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Laurence
34 years experience in Vascular Surgery
There : There are two basic type of fractional energy (mostly laser) devices. Ablative and non-ablative. It is possible to get 10-20 years of improvement wi ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sun Block: If you use a strong sun block that may help.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Melanoma: There is no specific amount of sun exposure that is considered totally safe. A single exposure could theoretically cause a melanoma. For any individu ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No, not really: Adjust your room temperature down a bit.It might help if it is due to the temp in your house.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience in Dermatology
Sunlight: Use sun protection as much as possible without wrecking your life enjoyment. You will get enough vitamin d from a healthy diet..
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Lentigines: A very effective treatment for lentigines is topical application of vitamin c. When vitamin c is used in combination with Alpha hydroxyacids, results ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Yes.: Chemical peels are one option for reversing sun damage. There are others as well, such as laser dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and various fractiona ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
31 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: A chemical peel is a controlled acid burn of the skin designed to allow the skin to heal in a cosmetically acceptable way. Any attempt to do good can ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Tanning can make a scars appearance worse due to the fact that scar tissue has less melanin than normal tissue.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience in Pediatric Dentistry
Hat: Wearing a hat when you go outdoors is the best way to protect hair from UV sun radiation.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes : Exposure to the sun is one of the primary reasons for developing skin cancer. That is why it is important to always wear plenty of sunblock and minim ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience in Dermatology
If used correctly: Using sunscreen is an important sun safety strategy, but it is always prudent to use a complete sun protection regimen that includes not only sunscree ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Depends: Sun damage occurs from excess time in the sun and the sensitivity of the skin to the sun. It can be improved upon but not fully reversed. The earlier ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
41 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Sometimes: Basal cell carcinoma is often due to sun exposure but also may be due to chemical exposure (ie arsenic) or may be hereditary.
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