Spring Means Sunscreen
The weather has been beautiful lately, which means you have more than likely been outside working in the yard to beautify your garden or in the house cleaning up any last signs of winter. You may also be spending more time outside hiking on trails or at the soccer field or the baseball park as spring sports leagues get under way. Whatever you are doing outside, Dr. Johnson and the staff of Innovations Medical suggest you do it wearing sunscreen.
The Benefits of Sunscreen
The largest and most significant benefit of wearing sunscreen is that it helps to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. Sunscreen blocks out the sun's damaging UV rays that can lead to skin cancer such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Dr. Johnson recommends that everyone wear a broad spectrum sunscreen year-round for protection.
The sun's UV rays not only contribute to an increased risk of developing skin cancer, but they also cause premature aging in the form of wrinkles, lines and creases. The sun causes the collagen and other critical components of the skin to break down, leaving skin sagging and damaged. The sun's rays also cause sun spots to develop. Sun spots, also known as age spots, are brown patches of discoloration that appear on the face, neck, arms and shoulders when the body overproduces melatonin during prolonged or frequent exposure to the sun.
How to Treat Sun Spots and Sun-Induced Signs of Aging
If you skipped the sunscreen in your youth and are dealing with a face full of wrinkles, lines and discoloration, you can still protect your skin with sunscreen now. You can also elect to undergo skin-rejuvenating treatment from Innovations Medical to erase the signs of aging caused by the sun.
For wrinkles, lines and creases, you may want to consider dermal fillers, radio frequency skin tightening with micro needling, or Xeomin injections.
For pigmentation problems and sun spots, you may benefit from Fraxel laser skin rejuvenation or the VIP chemical peel.
To learn more about skin care services or products offered by Innovations Medical to treat sun damage, or products to protect your skin from sun damage, call Innovations Medical today at 214-643-8665.