Sun damaged skin

Ballantyne Dermatologist - Charlotte, NC

Sun damaged skin is a common condition for nearly every one of the Ballantyne dermatologist patients. Skin damage from exposure to sunlight actually affects patients of every age, both male and female. Continued exposure to the sun’s rays can cause fine lines and wrinkles on your face, neck, and hands. Exposure to sunlight can also cause discoloration, age spots, and freckles on exposed skin.

Premature aging of the skin is a condition that is common, and it is concerning to patients. Charlotte’s top dermatologists offer treatment options that can safely and quickly reduce or eliminate your signs of premature aging and sun damage. The goal is to target the three most prominent signs of aging:

  1. Age spots
  2. Discolorations of the skin
  3. Wrinkles

Who gets sun damaged skin?

People of every skin type can develop sun damaged skin on the face, chest, neck, hands, arms, and legs. Sun damage occurs from excessive and long-term exposure to UVA and UVB rays. In addition to the afore mentioned age spots and freckles, the surface of the skin can experience dilated blood vessels, fine lines, and wrinkles. Fortunately, there are a number of sun damaged skin treatments that range from topical medication therapy to laser light treatments.

In addition to your dermatologist recommended treatments, it is important to start a skin care regimen that will help to repair sun damaged skin and that will prevent further damage in the future. In order to achieve the desired results from your skin treatments, you must avoid harmful exposure to sunlight, use adequate and consistent application of sunblock, and wear protective clothing. The greatest danger is not premature aging of the skin; it is skin cancer. Remember that sun damage accumulates over time, so it is never too late to start a sun protection regimen.

Dealing with sun damage in the future

It is crucial to remember that keeping the visible signs of pre-mature aging skin is an ongoing process. It is virtually impossible to go through life without being exposed to sunlight or skin-damaging solar rays. Many patients find that they need constant monitoring of the skin, regular checkups, and occasional treatment from their Charlotte dermatologist. Although most people are diligent about wearing sunscreen when it is hot outside, protecting your skin from the sun’s rays is just as important during the winter months. By practicing sun protection year-round, you can prevent future sun damage, and may even reverse some of the damage that is already done.

Age spot removal and cosmetic dermatology from dermatologist in Charlotte

If you are finding it difficult to live with age spots, the doctors at Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality, innovative skin care, and cosmetic dermatology in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon and Dr. Haught are board certified dermatologists whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns.

Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. They provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox® treatments, and microdermabrasion. They provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. Call their office today for a skin care evaluation and analysis of your age spots or any other skin condition.

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