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I've got sun damage on half my face! please help!?

I've got sun damage on half my face! please help!?

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 damage that causes dark pigment can be improved with IPL or intense pulsed light. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Sun Damage (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: sun damage?

What is the definition or description of: sun damage?

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 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! ...Read more

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Can i get sun damage in less than one minute of sun each day?

Can i get sun damage in less than one minute of sun each day?

Not very likely: With that kind of history, your sun damage isn't likely to be significant, compared to people that spend time or work outside. But, in florida, we recommend that everybody use sunscreen routinely - as driving in the car, and walking from the car to the mall, etc., - you can still build up a significant exposure. ...Read 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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Can microdermabrasion reverse sun-damage?

Can microdermabrasion reverse sun-damage?

Sun damage: Technically no. Microdermabrasion can improve ones appearance. However, the term "sun-damage" means more than just external and visible damage to the skin. Ultraviolet radiation can cause changes to the superficial dermis that microdermabrasion (or dermabrasion) cannot reach. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse the sun damage on my face?

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 you start the better. Mild sun damage can use good skin care products, regular peels and intense pulse light lasers. More severe sun damage will need good skin care, deep peels or resurfacing lasers to help. Use sunblock, minimize sun & no smoking. ...Read more

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Is seborherric keratosis caused by sun damage as well as aging?

Is seborherric keratosis caused by sun damage as well as aging?

Probably: BOTH...but mostly aging of the skin...and "weathering" Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you truly reverse some sun damage to your skin? How? Or it it just a temporary effect of the anti aging makeup used?

Can you truly reverse some sun damage to your skin? How? Or it it just a temporary effect of the anti aging makeup used?

Use sunscreen vit E: Please use sunscreen when exposed to sun, going forward. Vitamin e cream does help to heal skin, which turns over fairly quickly. Vitamin a and d also help with skin and does come in cream form. Sun damage usually causes dryness- so a good moisturizer is beneficial as well- such as eucerin cream. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of blemishes & skin sun damage ?

Lentigines: A very effective treatment for lentigines is topical application of vitamin c. When vitamin c is used in combination with Alpha hydroxyacids, results are better. Using Retin-A is another good treatment for lentigines. It is recommended to apply Retin-A cream for six months, once daily. It lightens the large spots and small spots disappear completely. Retin-a cream with Alpha hydroxyacids is better. ...Read 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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Freckle (Definition)

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