Sun Damage

Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches

Dermatologists servicing the areas of Atlantis, FL, Delray Beach, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Trinity, FL, Wellington, FL & West Palm Beach, FL, New Port Richey, FL, Odessa, FL, Lutz, FL, Land O'Lakes, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL, & Tampa, FL

Many people enjoy spending time in the sun, but over time, it can lead to damaging effects on the skin, such as premature aging, dark spots, wrinkles, and certain skin cancers. At Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches, with offices in Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Atlantis, Wellington, Delray Beach, and Trinity, Florida, the expert team of dermatologists treat a wide range of skin conditions caused by sun damage. If you think your skin may be showing signs of sun damage, make an appointment by calling any of the offices or scheduling online today.

Sun Damage Q & A

What is sun damage?

The sun radiates ultraviolet (UV) light, which can be damaging to your skin. This can cause everything from a temporary sunburn to more serious long-term issues after years of exposure, including wrinkles, brown spots, freckles, and skin discolorations that could lead to skin cancer.

If you have any symptoms of sun damage, it’s best to come in for an appointment at Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches for a diagnosis and tailored treatment plan.  

How do I know if I have sun damage?

The sun can affect your skin in a number of ways, so it’s important to look out for changes and discolorations in your skin. 

You may have skin damage if you notice:

  • A sunburn or a large area of pink, painful skin 
  • Fine wrinkles or thinning of the skin 
  • Coarse wrinkles, particularly on the back of the neck 
  • Tiny blood vessels, especially on the face 
  • Brown spots or areas of pigment change 
  • Large freckles or liver spots
  • Small white spots on legs, hands, and arms 
  • Moles in areas of sun exposure 
  • Red, scaly lesions, which may be a form of skin cancer

If you experience any of the above or any other noticeable changes to your skin, reach out to Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches to schedule an appointment. 

How is sun damage treated?

Sun damage can best be prevented by consistently wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen and opting for the shade over direct sunlight.

However, if you’re already suffering from skin damage, the team at Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches offers a number of expert treatment options, all of which are customized to your needs. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Botox® and Dysport®
  • Dermal fillers
  • Dermaplaning
  • Retinoids
  • Skin-lightening creams
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Fractional laser therapy
  • Cryotherapy, which freezes an area to remove spots or moles 
  • Prescription creams or gels that kill pre-cancerous cell growth 

Your dermatologist at Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches performs an extensive evaluation before deciding on the best treatment option for you. 

If you’re suffering from sun damage or notice any symptoms, call the office or request a consultation online today.