Spring has arrived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and that means being outside.
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 underway. Whatever you are doing outside, Dr. Johnson and the staff of Innovations Medical suggest you do it wearing sunscreen.
Benefits of Sunscreen on Your Skin
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.
How Does Sun Exposure Affect our Skin?
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 sunspots to develop. Sunspots, 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 Sunspots 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, radiofrequency 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 skincare 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.