Skincare

Learn How to Minimize and Reverse Sun Damage

Stefani Kappel in Orange County

Summer is here and with it comes trips to the beach and exposed skin. Unfortunately, the sun can cause damage leading to premature aging of your skin during the summer even. This often occurs even when you think you’ve been using enough sunscreen. If you have signs of sun damage including brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles, a trip to Dr. Kappel’s Newport Beach dermatology office is the best way to minimize and reverse these changes.

Dr. Kappel offers several facial, neck and chest rejuvenation services that can treat visible signs of sun damage including wrinkles, sagging skin, and brown spots. State of the art technology including injectables, laser treatments, chemical peels, and microneedling all await at her office. Setting up an easy consultation will help you and the doctor come up with a customized treatment plan to meet your needs.

UV rays are harmful to the skin, causing not only premature aging but skin cancer as well.  You should consult a physician or your dermatologist if you have any discolorations on your skin that are of concern. Living in Southern California, you are sure to be spending plenty of time outside this summer, from trips to the beach to picnics, amusement parks, and more. Even driving in your car can expose your skin to the harmful UVA rays respinsible for brown spots, volume loss and wrinkles.  A major perk of living here is the ability to spend time outside in the gorgeous weather, but you must be careful to protect your skin.

When spending time out in the sun be sure to wear sunscreen and to reapply after swimming or sweating from exercise. If you feel the sun is too strong, find a shady spot and escape the rays for a while. The UV rays are most potent between the hours of 10am and 2pm so maybe getting that surf session or beach run in the early morning or after work is best.  Also, the sun’s harmful rays are most potent when your shadow is shorter than you so be sure to cjeck that as well.

Suntans can look great, just be sure that you are not overexposing your skin this summer. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the summer sun without causing major damage to your skin. If you feel that you have suffered some skin damage, however minor, check in with a dermatologist to see if you can nip any problems in the bud.

To find out more about how to protect your skin from sun damage or how to minimize and reverse damage with the help of your dermatologist, contact Dr. Kappel’s office. From facial rejuvenation and Botox to lip injections in Newport Beach, Dr. Kappel and her staff will have you looking and feeling better all summer long. Call (949) 239-0494 to make an appointment or set up a consultation today.

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