Thursday, May 14, 2015
Sun-Damaged Skin Making You Look Older? Try CO2 Laser Resurfacing
So the sun’s up on the beach and the prospect of a tan excites you? Well, a sun-kissed skin may look great but not when you learn that long-term sun exposure can cause your skin to age prematurely. This may not sound new but perhaps science can persuade you to think twice before you lounge on the beach under the hot sun. First, don’t take the wrong message: Sun exposure has its health benefits. One most of us are familiar with is Vitamin D, which is essential for bone, teeth health and immune system. As it’s said, however, too little or too much of anything can still be potentially dangerous. An article by the Reader’s Digest Best Health Blog, for example, shows the image of a man with photoaging (dermatoheliosis) caused by excessive UV exposure. The man was a truck driver for 28 years, whose half face was consistently exposed to the sun, showing evident chronic wrinkling compared to the other which was protected by the shade.