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Sun Damaged Skin Treatment

The sun is a big part of our lives. Whether or not you live in a warm climate, chances are that you spend a large portion of your time exposed to the sun's UV rays. While some amount of sun exposure is healthy, too much can lead to sun damaged skin.

Are you suffering from sun damaged skin? It may be time to consider treatment. Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online for more information.

Causes of Sun Damaged Skin

As the name of the condition implies, sun damaged skin is caused by overexposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. However, there is no easy way to determine exactly how much UV will cause damage to your skin.

Just as no two people are alike, different people react to the sun in a variety of ways. In general, sun damagebuilds up over time. Because of this, preventive measures are often the first line of defense against sun damage, including:

Symptoms of Sun Damaged Skin

Sun damage can manifest itself in a number of visible ways on the skin. These symptoms of sun damage may come together, or you may merely experience one of them. The most common sun damage symptoms include:

Short-term sun damage is known as a sun burn and is generally not cause for alarm, although frequent sun burns contribute to long-term damage. The skin lesions formed by sun damage can be cancerous (melanoma, it is very important to get them investigated as soon as they appear.

Sun Damaged Skin Treatment

There are a variety of sun damage treatment options available. While there is no cure for sun damaged skin, many aesthetic and cosmetic procedures can alleviate visible symptoms and provide relief. Sun damaged skin treatment options include:

The only way to determine which skin treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a medical professional.

Request More Information Today

Sun damage can lead to a variety of medical conditions and confidence-damaging blemishes. If you are interested in sun damage treatment, call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online to request more information.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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