Sun Damage

Aging speeds up in those areas exposed to sunlight, a process known as photoaging. Photoaging, or sun damage, results in fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration and textural changes. The epidermis becomes thinner so the skin easily blisters and tears. The skin feels dry because it is less able to hold onto water. Overactivity of tanning cells (melanocytes) results in blotchy pigmentation with brown freckles, solar lentigines (age spots) and white marks. It has been recently shown that the regular use of sunscreen could reduce the aging of the skin by about 25%. We do offer cosmetic services in our clinic that can help improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin.