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					There was a time when tanned skin meant that a person has moved up in life; for it
meant he had the time and money to take a vacation in a sunny beach!
  Tanned skin was highly priced as it meant a healthy life, and thought to have
slimming effect while accentuating the person’s eye color. But today, many people are
in need of sun damaged skin treatment because they have exposed their skin too much
to the harsh glare of the sun, either due to their profession or by choice. That has led
to their skin getting all kinds of signs of aging like wrinkles to the more dangerous
skin cancer. Causes We now know in more details on how the ultraviolet exposure
coming due to being long hours in sun, over a length of period, can damage our skin
by making it thin. It also can change the color of our skin permanently. Before brown
spots appeared only when we aged. But today even younger people have it because
too much exposure to sun causes melanin to be produced in our skin in excess. The
areas of your body like your face, upper back, arms and hands show these brown
spots more that they are most exposed to the sun. Effects The scaly growth that
appears in your body, in places generally not exposed to sun, is a sign of danger. It can
be the pre-cancerous growths called acitinic keratoses and so check with your
dermatologist as soon as you spot one. If you don’t pay attention, it may grow into the
more dangerous form of skin cancer called squamouse cell carcinoma. Then there are
other skin cancers like melanoma, the most dangerous one, or basal cell carcinoma,
the least dangerous one. Remedies There are many ways of sun damaged skin
treatment that you can undergo. Among them, skin peels are an easy and non-invasive
method. It will rejuvenate your sun damaged skin on face. To lighten brown spots,
remove fine lines as well damaged skin cells, chemicals are applied on the face during
the skin peel process. Another effective, non-invasive treatment in which the skin is
peeled to stimulate circulation and improve cell turnover, is microdermabrasion. In
this sun damaged skin treatment, a spray of crystals is used for exfoliating of the outer
layer of your skin. If larger areas, like arms, back or hands are to be done, another
form of dermabrasion, vibradermabrasion is recommended. Leathery skin which is
often caused by overexposure to sun’s damaging rays, is also successfully treated by
chemical peels and exfoliants. For treating the problems of hyper-pigmentation in skin,
lasers and light therapies are the recommended treatments. In one such sun damaged
skin treatment, intense pulsed light (IPL) which is flashed of heated light that comes
from xenon lamp, are targeted at pigmented spots specifically. So this process can
help remove the spots without causing any harm to the nearby tissues. You will need
more than one IPL treatment; nearly four to six for getting necessary result. In laser
skin resurfacing, the outer layer of the skin is vaporized through the use of a laser
beam. As the skin heals itself, it becomes and looks smoother. Cosmetics Apart from
these treatments, sun damaged skin treatment that is cosmetic in nature, is also helpful.
Botox and collagen injections of various formulations are often used for removing
wrinkles that are caused by long exposure to sun. Professionals You will find your
cosmetic plastic surgeons, cosmetic dermatologists and dermatologists are good
source of information regarding various sun damaged skin treatment. They can tell
you about the pros and cons of each and also their cost. Apart from that, you can try
some home methods to refresh your dull skin. There are many good over-the-counter
lotions and creams that are helpful along with those strong products that you can have
only with a physician’s prescription. To speed cell turnover, you can try creams that
have Vitamin A and for eliminating brown spots, those with Vitamin C. Lastly, to save
yourself from further damage from sun’s UVA and UVB rays, use a good sun block.
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