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Are Freckles A Sign That The Skin Has Been Damaged By The Sun
Yes: When the tendency to form freckles can be hereditary, freckles themselves are a sign of damage from uv rays. Some people are more prone to develop freckles (red heads, celtic background, fair skin, etc) but they can minimize them by stay out of the sun and using strict sun protection. Just look at someone's bottom which are often freckle free since the sun never shines there! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more
At your own risk: It is not wise to stay in the sun without wearing sunblock. If you already have signs of skin cancer or skin damage from the sun, it is even more important for you t stay out of the sun and to protect your skin with proper clothing, a hat, sunblock. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Netherton Syndrome, so I am not in the sun much, but lately, I noticed an increase of freckles on my calves and a few skin tags. Concerning?
I have recently noticed a freckle on my left cheek that is getting darker than the other freckles. I am a red head with fair skin, but I have been using sunblock every time I'm out in the sun, and it is just one freckle. Should I be concerned?
Can skin rejuvenation therapy get rid of freckles? I have had freckles all over my face ever since i was a child. When i go into the sun, they just seem to get worse. Should i go to the doctor and ask him to perform skin rejuvenation, or will this kind of
Beauty marks appeared in the summer no change in them wondering if it was because of the sun and that I have dry skin. Also noticed a tiny brown freckle underneath my left eye lid?
Time for skin check: Schedule an appointment with a doctor specializing in the skin known as a Dermatologist. They can do a full body skin examination and address your individual concerns. Remember to wear Sun screen all year round ...Read more
Are the skin cells still able to be damaged by the sun even if they are dead from a previous sunburn?
The tissue just : Below the dead skin is vulnerable. Don't give your body a double whammy. ...Read more
Reaction : The sun reacts with the melanin already in your skin. Depending on your genetic makeup and race will determine how dark you will get. You have to have enough of the melanin in you skin for it to react to the sun and to get tan or darker skin tone. Some people only blister and peel but do not have enough melanin to actually tan. ...Read more
Mostly: A small amount of sun will generate vitamin d which is a good thing. More than that especially with those with lightly pigmented skin, will cause sunburns, metabolic changes and a marked increase in the chance of skin cancer and melanoma in later life. Use protection and sunscreens as much as possible. ...Read more
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