Preventing Sun Damage in Denver

Plastic Surgeons serving Denver, Littleton, and Surrounding Areas in Colorado

 

Preventing sun damage is one of the most important skin care measures you can adopt. Our facial rejuvenation services can help you reverse some of the damage from the sun, but it’s also important to prevent it in the first place. Especially at Denver’s elevation of a mile high, but also at any elevation, the damaging effects of the sun can lead to:

  • Skin cancer
  • Wrinkles
  • Age spots

Once wrinkles, spots and aged skin have formed because of sun damage, our DOT laser resurfacing can restore some of the vibrancy, firmness and freshness of undamaged skin.

Playing in the sunshine is one of the main reasons to live in Denver, but you can minimize UV effects and protect your skin by:

  • Covering up highly exposed areas. Wear a hat, sunglasses and a light, breathable long-sleeve shirt.
  • Wear sunscreen. Remember to apply it to your ears, forehead and neck 15 minutes before you get in the sun and reapply every couple of hours. Use a sunscreen-containing lip balm.
  • Use aloe vera gel if you get sunburned, to provide relief and possibly to lessen the extent of the burn.

By protecting your skin from the sun, you can prevent skin problems. Even though we have a number of overcast days, it is no less important to protect yourself from the sun on these grey days.

To learn more about our Littleton-area skin care services, please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.

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