While we love the warm feeling of the sun on our skin, the sun’s UV (ultraviolet) rays can cause great damage to the skin. UV rays damage the skin’s elasticity, making the skin look dull and wrinkled. Other nasty effects of UV rays include crow’s feet and frown lines.

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Sun damage is caused by too much exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, resulting in sunburn. Sun damage can occur anywhere on the body or face, causing liver or age spots.

The skin protects itself from the sun’s harmful rays by increasing melanin production. This leads to darker, tanned skin with dark patches which can take 10 to years to develop. Repeated sun damage leads to saggy skin, uneven pigmentation, dark spots, wrinkles, and leathery skin. The biggest danger is that it is the major cause of skin cancer.

Your skin can have a reddish appearance caused by the permanent over-stretching of small blood vessels. Hormonal changes from pregnancy, skin products, and contraceptive pills, combined with sun exposure may also result in dark patchy spots on the forehead and upper lip. Applying a sun protection factor (SPF) may help prevent further damage to your skin, however, it might be too late.

Common skin treatments include chemical peels, photo facials, microdermabrasion, collagen boosters, intense pulse light (IPL), and laser therapy. Drinking a lot of water and consuming a balanced diet for healthy skin is also essential and if you can, stay away from the direct rays of the sun.

At New Life medical clinic, we offer a wide range of sun damage and pigmentation treatments for healthy, rejuvenated, and younger-looking skin. We offer a holistic approach to safely and effectively treating and reversing sun-damaged skin and hyperpigmentation. We also customize our treatment plans to address each person’s unique skin needs specifically.

If you are concerned that the sun has damaged your skin, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We are glad to help.