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Sun Damaged Skin

Sun light consists of Ultra Violet rays. These UV rays are extremely harmful to skin. Some of the way sun exposure damages the skin are listed below:

Sun Burns : These present as itchy red patches on sun exposed areas. Sun Tan : These are seen as pigmented patches on sun exposed areas. PLE : It is seen as an allergic reaction to sun exposure in the form of tiny itchy lesions.

Prolonged sun exposure over a period of time leads to premature ageing which is characterized by fine lines and wrinkles.

Freckles, Lentigenes and Melasma are caused primarily due to sun exposure.

Extreme form of skin damage due to sun exposure can be in the form of skin cancer. (Seen more commonly in fair skinned individuals)


Treatment

Like with all things in life, prevention is better than cure. One must always the following 5 items for protection from sun exposure:

1. Sun Screen
2. Sun Glasses
3. Caps
4. Umbrellas
5. Clothes that cover all parts.



Treatment is in the form of Oral and Topical Medication as prescribed by a dermatologist.

In addition one can reverse some of the effects of the sun with the following treatments:

- Laser Skin Rejuvenation

- Chemical Peels (Medical Peels)

- Microdermabrasion

- Skin Serums and Medications induced using Iontophoresis

- Skin tightening for wrinkled aged skin

- Meso Therapy for imparting glow to the skin

Sun light consists of Ultra Violet rays.