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Sun Damage


Sun Damage

Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center offers sun damage diagnostic and treatment services to the residents of Pasadena, CA. We also service Los Angeles, CA. Long-term exposure to the sun and even periodic sunburns can cause your skin to age prematurely. You may also develop skin cancer as a result of spending time in the sun. Dr. Rigor sees many patients with signs of sun damage, including leathery skin, thick skin, deep wrinkles, and thinning of their skin. Other signs of sun damage include fine lines, a tendency to bruise easily and skin that tears easily. Sun damage may occur on your hands, torso and arms in the form of brown patches, red areas or white spots.

What are some of the common changes that happen to the skin after sun exposure?

Dr. Rigor sees many patients in Pasadena and Los Angeles, CA who suffer from the effects of skin damage. Some of the most common are solar lentigo, also known as sun-induced freckles; actinic keratosis, which are scaly areas on the skin; actinic cheilitis, also known as farmer’s lip, a condition that causes brown spots on the lips; atypical moles; cutis rhomboidalis nuchae, which is primarily found on the back of the neck, and sunburn, which is caused by the skin’s reaction to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Dr. Rigor is also seeing an increase in the number of patients with melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer. Left untreated, melanoma can continue to spread on the skin, and may even affect other organs in your body.

My skin is showing signs of sun damage. What treatment options are available from Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center?

Your treatment options depend on the extent of your sun damage. In some cases, laser treatments or chemical peels may improve the texture and appearance of your skin. Call Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center today to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Rigor.

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