Sun Damage 2017-01-05T18:25:11-08:00

Sun Damage

Skin Aging Contributor

Research has shown that up to 90% of skin aging is due to sun damage. This is why all dermatologists resolutely recommend comprehensive sun protection to prevent this premature aging (‘photoaging’) and, of course, the development of skin cancer.

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Skin that has been adversely affected by the damaging effects of UV rays from the sun or artificial tanning beds is considered to be sun-damaged skin.
Besides making you look older than you really are, early signs of sun damage include:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Visible veins
  • Uneven pigmentation (age spots, freckles, sun spots)
  • Volume loss

As photoaging continues over time, wrinkles deepen, skin texture changes (becomes ‘leathery’), skin sags and lips lose definition.
More seriously, too much UV radiation is known to be the main cause of skin cancer, the most common cancer diagnosed in Canadians and in the world today. Precancerous skin lesions such as actinic keratoses are also the result of long-term repeated exposure to the sun.

Dr. Hong at SkinFitMD in Surrey is a skin aging expert. He will properly assess your signs of photoaging and level of sun damage, and rule out any worrisome signs of skin cancer. Then he will help you decide which treatment will work best for your situation.

Contact us for a sun-damaged skin consultation.


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