Sun Damaged Skin

While we assess your sun-damaged skin for possible lesions, our dermatologists offer gold-standard solutions to address your cosmetic concerns and improve the look and health of your skin.

The cumulative effects of ultraviolet (UV) light from continuous exposure to the sun lead to a distressing skin condition, we know it as Sun damage. Sun damage manifests itself in a number of visible ways on your skin such as an irregular cluster of brown spots or freckles, sunburn, dilated capillaries, toughness or dryness of skin, loss of natural complexion, and wrinkling of the skin. Cases with significant sun damage are susceptible to a greater risk of skin cancer as well.

While safe exposure to the sun improves the efficiency of the body to generate vitamin D to keep bones strong and healthy, there’s a natural skin pigment called melanin that protects the skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays of sunlight. During exposure to the sun, people who have higher levels of melanin pigment in their skin are able to withstand ultraviolet light for a longer time span than people with low levels of melanin. When excessive UV exposure occurs, UV rays damage the elastin fibers in the skin which can lead to blisters, abrasions, premature aging, and even life-threatening conditions like skin cancer over a course of time.

At American Hospital Dubai’s Dermatology Center, we regularly provide patients with technology-advanced treatment options to nourish and replenish their skin affected by sun overexposure. Our treatment focuses on improving the health of skin and restoring its glow by triggering the body’s natural skin-healing mechanism for manufacturing new collagen and skin cells.

Symptoms of Sun-damaged Skin:

Sun damage can appear in several visible ways on the skin. Some of them are:

  • Heavy wrinkles
  • Discoloration
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Sunspots or sunburn blisters
  • Skin lesions or unsightly marks
  • Scaly texture
  • Loss of collagen
  • Dilation of capillaries

Short-term sun damage can cause sunburn and is generally healed on its own. However frequent sunburns may lead to long-term damage. Our board-certified dermatologists evaluate all symptoms to determine the proper diagnosis and recommend individualized, effective treatment options that focus on minimizing the effects of sun-damage and improve the appearance of the skin.

Laser Treatment for Sun-damaged Skin:

Sun damage affects both the epidermal layers and dermal layers of skin and requires targeted treatment options, such as lasers and light-based therapies. Widely practiced for their precision and efficiency, lasers and light-based therapies are an excellent way to treat all layers of skin without causing any damage to surrounding tissues, improve sun-damaged skin, banish age spots, correct unwanted skin pigmentation, and restore the skin to its former beauty, and reduce several of the cosmetic and other medical symptoms of sun damage.

Laser treatment for sun-damaged skin offers several benefits, such as:

  • Visible improvement after a single therapy session
  • Non-invasive treatment with minimal or no pain
  • Visible outcomes from treatment
  • Customized care through multiple techniques and tools

Lasers are effective at addressing a wide range of skin issues related to sun damage. These advanced treatments require minimal or no downtime for recovery and allow patients to return to their routine activities quickly. Depending on the extent of the damage assessed during the initial consultation, a skin care specialist may recommend multiple treatment sessions of laser therapy to achieve optimal outcomes.

If the effects of the sun leave you dissatisfied with your skin, request an appointment at American Hospital Dubai to discover more about how to reverse sun damage. We would love to provide skin analysis and develop a personalized sun-damaged skin treatment plan to help you turn back the hands of time.

American Hospital Panel of Doctors

Rasha ElFakharany

Specialist Dermatologist

Arabic, English

Micaela Churruca

Specialist Dermatologist

English, French, Spanish

Roula Amer

Consultant - Director of Dermatology

Arabic, English, German

Sami Yones

Consultant Dermatologist

Arabic, English

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