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Can you repair sun damage?

People of all ethnicities and skin types can develop sun damaged skin due to poor protection. Without regular use of sunblock, the skin can become damaged with repeated and long-term exposure to the UVA and UVB rays from the sun. This can cause a variety of issues, including pigmentation, dilated blood vessels, and early formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, with the assistance of a dermatological professional, many patients can repair sun damaged skin and bring their skin back to health and improved beauty. 

What are some signs of sun damaged skin? 

Sun damaged skin, sometimes referred to as photoaging, may have the following characteristics: 

  •         Previous sunburns
  •         Actinic keratoses
  •         Actinic cheilitis
  •         Age spots/sun spots
  •         Atypical moles
  •         Rosacea
  •         Fine lines and wrinkles
  •         Poikiloderma of Civatte
  •         Freckles
  •         Mottled, red appearance
  •         Skin laxity
  •         Broken capillaries (spider veins)
  •         Uneven skin texture and tone

How to repair sun damaged skin 

When patients are unhappy with their sun damaged skin and are considering treatments, they have a variety of solutions to choose from. Dr. George VonHilsheimer and his team evaluate patients to help them decide on the best treatments to fix damaged skin. Some of the following therapies can assist: 

  •         Laser and light-based therapies
  •         Cryotherapy
  •         Chemical peels
  •         Dermabrasion treatments
  •         Serums and creams
  •         Prescription products

Additionally, patients who are dealing with sun damaged skin are at a much higher risk of developing skin cancer. Our team can provide annual skin cancer screenings to spot signs early enough for successful intervention. Patients who are interested in caring for their skin can also ask about sun protection recommendations in terms of high SPF, broadband sunblock. With the help of our team, patients can start taking a proactive approach to protecting their skin and reducing their future risk of cancer and sun damaged skin. 

Are you interested in treatments for sun damaged skin? 

If so, now is a great time to connect with the team at Keys Dermatology. Dr. George VonHilsheimer and his associates work directly with individuals to develop appropriate treatment plans for their unique needs. If you are located in the areas of Key West and Islamorada, Florida and want to speak to our team of professionals about your options, call the main office at (305) 296-3334 to request a consultation visit.  

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