For years sun tanning was promoted as a beauty regimen must – tanned skin is beautiful and basking in the warms rays of the sun can make people feel good. But that beautiful, feel-good skin is often short term; but the cumulative effects of sun exposure can leave people feeling anything but good. Frequent exposure to the sun without protective clothing, hats, and sunscreen put people at a much higher risk for cellular damage, sun spots, early wrinkling, actinic keratoses, and skin cancer.

Sun spots are dark portions of the skin that develop after prolonged exposure to direct ultra violet rays. While people with lighter skin are the most susceptible to developing sunspots, people of all ages can develop them. One of the first steps in correcting sunspots on the skin is to avoid sun exposure. While avoiding sun exposure completely is impossible, by simply limiting the time spent outside in direct UV rays will go a long way in correcting sunspots. Everyone needs to wear a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, even on cloudy days.

Once you have taken these simple steps, it is time to see a dermatologist. Dr. Jamie Weisman at Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta is a nationally recognized dermatologist who has experience treating and correcting sunspots. Dr. Weisman takes the treatment of sunspots very seriously because she knows the correlation between skin damage and skin cancer. There is a wide variety of sunspot treatment options available, and Dr. Weisman and her team of qualified skin care professionals will advise treatment based on your specific needs.

If you have sunspots that concern you call our office for expert sunspot treatment.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jamie Weisman, Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.