Sun Damage

Sun Damage

We know what it looks like: in the worst case scenario, an alligator handbag, but there are many degrees in between that and the beautiful, clear skin you were born with and effortlessly maintained until the sun intervened.

Freckles, photodamage, wrinkles, lines, pigmented spots, Melasma, skin cancer—there are all kinds of sun damage, both medical and cosmetic, resulting from over-exposure or simply long-term exposure to the sun.  The advanced lasers at NYDG can treat and reduce sun damage of many sorts, but it is often not an overnight process.  Depending on the extent of the damage, correction can take repeated and committed treatment.  Chemical peels and spot treating can help considerably.  A consultation with the doctor will determine what will work best, but the best cure of course is always prevention.  To maintain good skin throughout life, rigorous sun protection is necessary—. Note that as for carcinomas, the lesser types, basal and squamous cell, result from accumulated sun damage; whereas the more dangerous melanoma results from episodic yet severe sunburn experienced long ago, perhaps in childhood or in teen years.