Summer is the time to get outside, go to the park or travel to upstate New York and enjoy some scenic hiking trails, but these precious sun-filled months can cause damage to your skin. Skin care is an important aspect of your health, but is often overlooked. Sun exposure, tanning beds and sun lamps can all hurt your skin and lead to skin cancer and premature aging. Our cosmetic surgeon can help you reverse this sun damage. Dr. Pakeman can also give you advice on how to prevent further harm to your skin.
Sun damage can cause skin discoloration, dark spots on your face including your lips and skin growths. There are several ways you can undo some of this skin wreckage including:
- Chemical peels
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Staying consistently hydrated
- Topical ointments such as retinoid, vitamin C and glycolic acid
Sun exposure can also speed up the appearance of deep wrinkles, lines and loose, sagging skin. Dr. Pakeman can reduce these effects through some of the skin care treatments mentioned above or a facelift to address skin that has lost elasticity and become lax.
You can prevent further harm to your skin by wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Reapply every two hours, and stay away from direct sunlight between 10am and 2pm. Manhattan Surgical Care also offers Obagi skin care products which can prevent and reduce sun damage along with treating other skin conditions.
If you have sun damage, it's important to take care of your skin and reduce your risk of cancer. Call Dr. Pakeman in NYC to see what your skin treatment options are. Manhattan Surgical Care serves clients in NYC, Manhattan and all of New York.