Is it Possible to Reduce Sun Damage?
At the Skin Center of South Miami in South Miami, FL, we hear many concerns patients have about skin cancer and other potentially harmful conditions that can impact their health. Additionally, our patients are often well-educated on the dangers of unprotected sun exposure, and the damage ultraviolet rays can cause to the skin. Many of our patients have questions for our team and can have them answered with our professional knowledge.
Is it possible to reduce sun damage?
Yes, it is possible to reduce sun damage. There are a number of things you can do to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays:
- Wearing sunscreen is the most effective way to prevent sun damage. Make sure to use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and apply it generously to all exposed skin. Reapply on a rotation every two hours, or more often if you are sweating or swimming.
- Seeking shade is another great way to avoid too much sun exposure. When the sun is the strongest, between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm, try to stay in the shade as much as you can. If you must be in the sun, wear loose-fitting clothing covering your arms and legs.
- Wearing a hat can also help reduce sun damage. Choose a hat with a wide brim that shades your face, neck, and ears.
- Remember to avoid tanning beds. Tanning beds actually emit harmful UV rays that can cause skin cancer and other serious health problems.
Can I address sun damage after it has occurred?
Our team understands that your knowledge of skincare may have come years after having previous exposure. Sun-damaged skin can be treated with various services at our facility, including:
- IPL treatments. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a treatment that uses pulses of light to improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin. IPL can help reduce the appearance of age spots, freckles, and other pigmentation problems.
- Laser therapies. Laser resurfacing is another solution for treating sun damage. This procedure uses a laser to eliminate the top layer of skin, which can help improve the look of fine lines, minor wrinkles, and other early signs of aging.
Call the Skin Center of South Miami to speak to our team about treating sun-damaged skin!
South Miami, FL area men and women looking to reduce the effects of sun damage are encouraged to speak to our professionals in our office about reversing skin concerns due to sun damage and continually protecting the skin from UVA and UVB rays in the future. Call 305-740-6181 to request an appointment today with our providers.