Conditions

Medically Reviewed
by Prof. Dr. Milvia Di Gioia

2 min read time

What Is Sun Damage?

Sun damage, or photoaging, is a general term to describe the ways that exposure to the sun’s rays can negatively affect your skin.

You may observe sun damage in the form of wrinkling, changes in pigmentation, dark brown spots, uneven skin texture, spider veins, and more.

From an aesthetic standpoint, signs of sun damage can appear unsightly and lead to feelings of self-consciousness.

There is also a serious risk to your health as sun exposure without sufficient protection can cause skin cancer.

For these reasons, it is recommended that people seek treatment for sun damage as early as possible.

If you are concerned that you may have sustained sun damage, contact us – we can help.

What Causes Sun Damage?

It is important to be aware of how sun damage can happen because its effects can be significant and potentially harmful.

The sun emits UV light, which is a powerful type of radiation that can penetrate deep into our skin.

The solar radiation damages the various layers of skin and even disrupts DNA, creating the potential for skin cancer to develop.

Our body responds to the threat of UV light by producing more melanin, a brown pigment that protects us from solar radiation.

It is this increased production of melanin that can lead to irregular pigmentation on the skin.

The good news is that we can work with you to treat sun damage.

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