Exposure to the sun is the leading cause of skin cancer. Tanning beds provide the same UV light as the sun, making them just as dangerous. It is the cumulative effect of UV light that triggers basal and squamous cell cancer.
Even with the risks associated with exposure to the sun, it is still possible to enjoy the outdoors. You just need to take precautions. It starts with a trip to a dermatologist that offers sun damage treatment services. The doctor will evaluate your skin and provide guidelines for protecting it. Some tips for avoiding further damage include:
Through sun damage treatments, the doctor will attempt to remove the damage cells while stimulating collagen production to give your skin a younger, healthier look.
The doctor will prescribe specific skincare products, too. This may include things like moisturizers with sunscreen and topical antioxidants.
We accept all PPO insurance plans and Medicare. If you have any questions regarding insurance plans, please call our office.
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