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Sun Damage Concerns

Years of sun exposure can cause many skin issues like premature aging and skin cancer. Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays is usually the culprit for premature skin aging. The prolonged exposure to these UV rays can also cause easy bruising, and many other skin changes that were once thought to just be a result of the normal aging process.

Your skin’s texture can be altered if you sunbathe or tan for too long. Partaking in these activities too often can cause your skin to bruise easily, thicken or thin, form coarse or fine wrinkles, or tear. These effects can usually be seen on the back of your neck, forearms, and back of the hands.

Continued exposure to UV rays can cause freckles and also cause large freckle-like liver spots, as well as red areas on your neck, and small white spots on the legs, back of your hands and arms.

The best way to avoid these types of sun damage is sunscreen and limiting your skin’s exposure to the sun with long sleeved clothing, hats, lightweight pants, and more. We also have several therapies that can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sun-spots, and sun damage.

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Prolonged exposure to our sun’s UV rays can also cause an individual to develop squamous cell carcinoma, also known as skin cancer. All people that have been exposed to excess UV rays should have a checkup by a dermatologist to ensure that their skin is healthy and free from any harmful conditions. Learn more about skin cancer screenings (hyperlink to http://www.skinhairnails.com/treatments/skin-cancer-evaluation/)

Give us a call today to schedule an evaluation. It’s time to be proactive about your skin’s health!