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Does sunburn wrinkles go away?

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Dr. Barry Cohen
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Most are from dryness of skin.....Few can persist. Use sun block.
Dr. Archibald Miller
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Tan lines: Sunburn wrinkles are usually the result of squinting while in the sun. As the tan fades, the lines will disappear.
Dr. Michael Kulick
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Not permanent: Wrinkles that are caused by a sunburn do go away. You can facilitate their resolution by applying skin moisturizers.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Does a sunburn go away naturally after a while?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you don't have : Severe burning, it should heal on it's own. Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. Nsaid's ; Acetaminophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel.

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