Even though many of us are aware of the toll the sun can take on our skin, most of us are not proactively protecting the skin from sun damage. Sun damage is more than just the development of skin cancer. It can also contribute to faster signs of aging, such as increased skin laxity and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Some patients with sun damage may also develop sun spots, which are pigmented areas of skin that occur from past sun damage. In order to address these issues, patients often book an appointment with a dermatologist to discuss their needs. Dr. Michael Scannon and his team at Florida Westcoast Skin and Cancer Center invite patients to take the steps needed to protect their skin—and treat sun damaged skin to turn back the hands of time!
What are some signs of sun damaged skin?
Our team is dedicated to helping patients learn more about what to look for in terms of damaged skin from past sun exposure. Some of the more noticeable signs of sun damage include:
- Redness/blotchy skin
- Spider veins (broken capillaries)
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Pigmentation changes, including sunspots and freckles
- Decreased elasticity of the skin
- Poor skin texture and tone
When these concerns arise, it might be time to work with a dermatologist to reverse the signs of sun damage with a professional.
What can be done about sun damaged skin?
There are different approaches that may be considered when it comes to refreshing skin impacted by sun damage. Below are just a few of the services that may be provided by our doctors:
- Light-based therapies
- Laser-based therapies
- Chemical peels
Schedule time to speak to the team at Florida Westcoast Skin and Cancer Center
Dr. Michael Scannon and his associates in Tampa, FL believe in providing patients solutions to improve the health and appearance of the skin, especially when sun damage is involved. If you are considering your options for enhancing the skin and live in the area, we welcome you to book an appointment at our facility. Call (813) 877-4811 to request a consultation visit with our team at the office, located at 4200 North Armenia Avenue, Suites 1 & 2.