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Sun Damage Freckles
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: BOTH...but mostly aging of the skin...and "weathering" Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
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
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
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
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