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Please describe a good skin treatment for sun damage?

Please describe a good skin treatment for sun damage?

Solar damaged skin: Solar damage facial: apply 10 mashed blueberries mixed with 1 tbsp plain yogurt to skin x 15”. Rinse. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Sun Damage (Definition)

Sun damage takes two forms. The sun damages the skin resulting in loss of elasticity along with wrinkles and discoloration. Over time it also brings on skin cancer if the skin has been repeatedly damaged and there is no sun protection. ...Read more


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How many fractional laser treatments should I get? I have always been good about using sunscreen on my face, but since i haven't routinely put it on my neck, I have wrinkles and sun damage on the skin there. Will i be able to improve the look of the skin

How many fractional laser treatments should I get? I have always been good about using sunscreen on my face, but since i haven't routinely put it on my neck, I have wrinkles and sun damage on the skin there. Will i be able to improve the look of the skin

Neck skin: Neck skin is more delicate than facial skin - you can't laser it as hard and expect the same sort of recovery as you can on facial skin. So, typically it takes more treatments, each with lower power settings for the neck than the face. The exact number of treatments will depend on your individual situation, and the type of laser used. ...Read more

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How many fractional laser treatments should I get? I have always been good about using sunscreen on my face, but since i haven't routinely put it on my neck, I have wrinkles and sun damage on the skin there. Will i be able to improve the look of the skin

How many fractional laser treatments should I get? I have always been good about using sunscreen on my face, but since i haven't routinely put it on my neck, I have wrinkles and sun damage on the skin there. Will i be able to improve the look of the skin

Depends on laser etc: This will depend on the energy of the laser and the depth of treatment and your skin type and damage. You may want to space treatment by 3-4 months or less as recommended by your physician. ...Read more

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What's the safest treatment for the sun damage on my face and shoulders? I used to sunbathe every day when i was younger. Now that i'm in my 40s, i'm seeing more wrinkles and dark spots every day, and i've been told that my face and shoulders have sun dam

What's the safest treatment for the sun damage on my face and shoulders? I used to sunbathe every day when i was younger. Now that i'm in my 40s, i'm seeing more wrinkles and dark spots every day, and i've been told that my face and shoulders have sun dam

First : First of all, i would recommend that you use a good broad spectrum sunscreen everyday with an spf of 30 or greater. In addition, for your face, i would recommend that you consider using a combination of tretinoin (retin-a) combined with the obagi skin care system. This combination will improve the texture, fine lines, and blend in the sun damage for many patients. Lastly, an intense pulsed light laser treatment(s) can be helpful for decreasing the brown spots on your face and shoulders. ...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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Can a chemical peel reverse sun damage to skin such roughness and spots?

Can a chemical peel reverse sun damage to skin such roughness and spots?

Yes: There are different peels available. I like the ones containing Retin-A and hydroquinone or abutase for removing sun spots. ...Read more

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I have developed few white patches on my skin recently. I visited a dermatologist and he said it was due to sun damage . Suggest me good sunblock?

I have developed few white patches on my skin recently. I visited a dermatologist and he said it was due to sun damage . Suggest me good sunblock?

Tinea versicolor?: It is a bit unusual to have sun-damaged skin resulting in white-patches at age 18. It is much more common to have a fungal infection called tinea versicolor--this rash typically shows in summer months because everywhere else can tan and these infected areas cannot. The resulting contrast allows you to see the white patches. This is common, but not dangerous. It is treatable. Consult doc. Good luck. ...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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How do I get rid of blemishes & skin sun damage ?

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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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

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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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Is it possible to get actinic keratosis on an area of skin that has had little sun damage?

Yes: It is common on face, scalp and arms, but can oocur on the legs, back or. Chest. Sun is major factor but light skin color and weakened local immune system are also factors. These are treatable with cream, cryosurgery, electrosurgery. ...Read more

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Can one bad sunburn cause significant sun damage to the skin there was one time in my life that i had a really bad sunburn. My skin swelled up and i became lightheaded during the evening it was so bad. After a burn like that, i never went back into the

Can one bad sunburn cause significant sun damage to the skin there was one time in my life that i had a really bad sunburn.  My skin swelled up and i became lightheaded during the evening it was so bad.  After a burn like that, i never went back into the

Data : Data does show that even a single blistering sunburn substantially increases the risk of a person's chance of getting melanoma over their lifetime. Melanoma is more of a concern for single or multiple episodes of blistering sunburn, whereas non-melanoma skin cancers seem to be more of a concern with chronic sun exposure. Self-awareness of your skin, periodic skin checks as part of your routine physicals, and proper skin protection are obviously important. A good rule of thumb is to apply the abcde rule for any pigmented lesion of the skin, whose pneumonic is a= asymmetry, b= irregular borders, c= color variegation, d= diameter > 6 mm, e= evolution of the lesion over time. These factors, singly or in aggregate, raise the level of concern ( as would any symptomatic or non-healing skin lesion). ...Read more

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Will an eye lift procedure make a big difference in the elasticity of the skin around my eyes? I have finally accepted the fact that a surgical procedure is the only way to correct the effects of age and sun damage on my eyes. Will an eye lift improve som

Eyelid : Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, doesn't really change the elasticity of the eyelid skin itself. It can involve removing excess skin and repositioning or removing excess eyelid fat.

To change the skin itself topical medications and/or resurfacing may be options. ...Read more

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Should i avoid the sun after being treated with a fractional laser? I work in construction, so i spend a lot of time outside. That may be why I have dark spots and wrinkles from sun damage. I want to correct my damaged skin with a fractional laser treatme

Should i avoid the sun after being treated with a fractional laser? I work in construction, so i spend a lot of time outside. That may be why I have dark spots and wrinkles from sun damage. I want to correct my damaged skin with a fractional laser treatme

Yes!!: It is essential to avoid the sun immediately following your laser treatment. Your skin is more sun sensitive, and pigmentation issues are more likely for freshly-lasered skin. Speak to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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If the doctor says you have sun damage on your face.Does that mean it is skin cancer?

No: Not at all ...It probably means you need to more careful when you're in the sun to prevent risk for developing skin cancer. ...Read more

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What can I do to reverse uneven skin on my face hands arms legs and feet from sun damage?

Avoid more sun: The use if topical retinoids may help to reverse some of the damage at your age. Use sunblock to prevent future exposure. Gentle exfoliation may also provide some benefits. Fractionated laser therapy may help with discoloration but is not usually performed in a young person. ...Read more

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Is sculptra recommended for aging skin? Is sculptra a safe treatment to use? I always worry that some of these treatment have not been proven to be safe to use. Can i be sure that sculptra is not just a scam but is actually an effective way to treat a sun

Sculptra : Sculptra is well established as a safe product. The key to success with all these fda approved fillers is the experience of the injector. Find an established physician and follow his/her recommendations. ...Read more

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When I sit in the sun for about 20 mins my skin gets red and blotchy like a sunburn. What could be causing it?

When I sit in the sun for about 20 mins my skin gets red and blotchy like a sunburn. What could be causing it?

Heat, sun reaction: Most likely it is an increase in blood flow to your skin as you are out in the heat. Blood vessels in your skin dilate and the skin then becomes red as you describe. It's also possible that you are having a phototoxic reaction. That's a reaction of your skin to sunlight when you are on certain medications. Things like birth control, even NSAID's can cause this type of reaction. ...Read more

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Sun exposure? Or phototherapy? Which would be the best treatment for pityriasis lichenoides for black skin?

Sun exposure? Or phototherapy? Which would be the best treatment for pityriasis lichenoides for black skin?

Both, but: Both have similar effects and wavelengths of light that can be useful. However, it's a bit more difficult to control the harmful effects and 'dose' of sunlight. Also, if you have a week of rainy days, you interrupt your therapy. While one or two days without treatment may not be a big deal, the best way to treat is a consistent schedule, which would be available with phototherapy. ...Read more

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Would laser skin resurfacing be an effective anti-aging treatment for sun-spots?

Would laser skin resurfacing be an effective anti-aging treatment for sun-spots?

Usually yes: Laser skin resurfacing is often very effective and safe anti-aging and skin rejuvenation treatment. It normally improves the overall skin texture and also will lead to replenishment of the normal collagen and elastic fibers in the skin. A skin care professional or facial plastic surgeon should be able to advise you as to what is best for you. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin redness or irritation (worsened by: after exposure to the sun) .on chest, neck, and face. randomly. it just turns blotchy ?

There are many: potential causes for the skin signs you are experiencing. Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to suggest a diagnosis without being able to see the skin. Make an appointment with a health care provider (preferably a dermatologist) for accurate evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Are there any laser skin treatments for age spots? I'm looking for a way to get rid of the dark spots on my face for good. I stay out of the sun and exfoliate regularly, but nothing seems to help. I don't want a temporary solution. Would laser skin treatm

Yes: Intense pulsed light (ipl) is a quick and effective way to fade unwanted skin pigment with little downtime. Permanent removal of unwanted skin pigment is much more difficult without permanently affecting the rest of your skin's natural skin color. Ipl followed by good skin care, sun protection and use of hydroquinone can extend the results of treatment but periodic touch-ups will be necessary. ...Read more

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I was taking a acne treatment. I had been prescribed lot of pills (isotroin-20), serums (vc-15). My skin goes dark in sun if I do not cover my face.

What's your question: You're on Isotretinoin which is the strongest acne medication and will prevent further scarring. The vitamin topical application probably won't hurt. You'll do well to use a heavy sunscreen especially while you're on isotretinoin. Please do not try to bleach your skin with hydroquinone; you'll end up disfiguring yourself. Don't worry about your skin being dark; it's fine. ...Read more

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Would laser skin resurfacing be an effective anti-aging treatment for sun-spots? I have some brown sun-spots on my face (near my eyes especially) i would like to have removed. A friend told me about how laser skin resurfacing can cause them to just disapp

Would laser skin resurfacing be an effective anti-aging treatment for sun-spots? I have some brown sun-spots on my face (near my eyes especially) i would like to have removed. A friend told me about how laser skin resurfacing can cause them to just disapp

See a dermatologist!: There are many ways to treat sun spots, including topical products, peels, and lasers. Depending on their appearance, bleaching creams may help fade these spots. I will also use chemical peels for certain patients. Finally lasers are very effective for sun spots. Both intense pulsed light and other lasers can help minimize these spots. So see a dermatologist to go over the options. ...Read more