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Sun Damage and Sunburns

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Sunburns & Sun Damage

Over time, frequent sun exposure can damage your skin and increase the risk for premature aging, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation (brown spots), precancerous lesions called actinic keratoses and skin cancers. Sun damage and sunburns can be prevented with the use of sunscreens and sun avoidance.

The Right Sunscreen

When choosing a sunscreen, look for one labeled “broad-spectrum” which protects from UVA and UVB.  We recommend SPF 30-70 and reapplying every 2-3 hours. Sun protection can also be achieved with the use of wide-brimmed hats and long sleeves.

We have several options to softening wrinkles or to remove brown, age or sun spots through our cosmetic services.

For a full body scan for an examination of moles, precancerous lesions or to remove skin cancer call us today. We have office locations in Lexington, London, and Richmond, Kentucky.