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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Sun Damage (Overview)

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 cells can show signs of damage (actinic change) that can progress to skin cancer (3 main types). Severe sunburn can cause melanoma, the most deadly kind of skin cancer, and tanning beds can do the same. Squamous and basal cell cancers are more common!


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Does isotretinoin cause irreversible sun damage? Will it cause permanent darkening of skin due to sun exposure?

Does isotretinoin cause irreversible sun damage? Will it cause permanent darkening of skin due to sun exposure?

Not likely: Topical Isotretinoin is well known to cause photosensitivity (easy burning) from bright sun light exposure. This will cause temporary redness and soreness, but not permanent change. Interestingly, Isotretinoin and other so-called retinoid agents have been successfully used for years to actually help reverse chronic sun damage. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Sun Damage (Overview)

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 cells can show signs of damage (actinic change) that can progress to skin cancer (3 main types). Severe sunburn can cause melanoma, the most deadly kind of skin cancer, and tanning beds can do the same. Squamous and basal cell cancers are more common!


Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
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Avoiding Sunburn (Tip)

Avoiding Sunburn

How do I protect my head from the sun? ...See more

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What's the best way to treat uneven skin pigmentation due to sun damage?

What's the best way to treat uneven skin pigmentation due to sun damage?

Several ways: 1. Retin-a cream 2. Hydroquinone for hyperpigmented areas 3. Intense pulsed light (ipl) for hyperpigmented areas 4. Chemical peels or laser resurfacing for texture or wrinkle issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Malina Milan Dr. Milan
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Avoiding Sunburn (Tip)

Avoiding Sunburn

Avoid peak sun hours . Wear hat and sunglasses and of course sunscreen when outdoors. ...See more

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What is something good to use on your skin to reverse sun damage?

What is something good to use on your skin to reverse sun damage?

Combo of products: First of all you need to restrict your sun exposure with a reflective block and larger brimmed hat. Ipl or intense pulsed light will improve pigment from sun. Using glycolic acid products, anti-oxidants and moisture cream may also give you better looking skin. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sun damage and brown spots snd mild cystic acne scar removal on the face?

What is the best treatment for sun damage and brown spots snd mild cystic acne scar removal on the face?

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 as on some acne scars. Other acne scars may need lasers or certain type of in office surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Avoiding Sunburn (Tip)

Avoiding Sunburn

Use the strongest sunscreen available and ember the sun is your enemy and is very related to skin ca. ...See more