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Harmless Versus Dangerous Sun Damage [DermTV.com Epi #55]

Last updated 6 years ago

You may have heard that too much sun exposure is bad for your skin, but what exactly does the sun do to your skin? As Dr. Neil Schultz with DermTV.com explains, the sun causes two types of damage to the skin. One type of damage from the sun is seen in its effects to collagen and elastic tissue.  This type of sun damage can cause sun spots and wrinkles. On their own, these effects of the sun are unattractive, but not necessarily harmful to your health. However, if the cells in the epidermis, or upper layer of skin, are damaged, then you may experience abnormalities at the cellular level, which can turn into different types of skin cancer if not treated. Both effects of sun exposure can be prevented by using sunscreen and avoiding prolonged periods of time in the sun. To learn more, watch this video.

If you have skin damage from the sun, then Elements Laser Spa can help you. We offer skin tightening and laser skin rejuvenation, both of which can help restore the damage to your skin caused by excessive sun exposure. Contact us by calling (512) 444-4600 or by visiting our website.

 

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