Sun Damage Fact Sheet
Next time you say “Good morning sunshine!” make sure you’re wearing sunscreen. That’s because overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays is scientifically proven to lead to premature aging. If you have already developed leathery skin, dark spots, and wrinkles, it’s probably from sun damage that has been building up your entire life. Dr. Man can help you get your looks back through treatment for sun damage. But just to keep you safe, here are some more facts about sun damage.
– More than 90 percent of the visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by the sun
– UV radiation, a known carcinogen, can have a number of harmful effects on the skin.
– The two types of UV radiation that can affect the skin are UVA and UVB. They have both been linked to skin cancer and a weakening of the immune system.
– UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and heavily contribute to premature aging.
– Up to 90% of the visible skin changes attributed to aging are caused by sun exposure.
– No matter your color, race, or ethnicity, you are subject to the effects of overexposure to the sun.
– Certain antibiotics and antihistamines can cause extra sensitivity to the sun.
– Any change in your natural skin color is a sign of sun damage.
– Premature aging is the result of unprotected UV exposure.
– Symptoms of unprotected UV exposure are leathery, wrinkled skin, and dark spots.
– Frequent sunburns and too much tanning can result in permanent effects on the skin such as darkening, splotches, and a leathery texture.
– Premature aging is a long-term effect of UV exposure. It may not show up on your skin until many years later.
So, now that you know how harsh the effects of the sun can be on your skin, be careful. But if you would like help treating the lifetime of damage you’ve already caused it, call Dr. Man, one of South Florida’s best plastic surgeons for sun damage relief and rhinoplasty Boca Raton consultation.