Protect Your Skin From UV Rays

Plastic Surgeon serving Lutherville Timonium, Baltimore & Columbia areas of Maryland

Exposure to the sun is the number one cause of premature skin aging.  With summer fast approaching it's a great time to summarize the basics of skin protection.

Use sunscreen daily.  When the sun is at its brightest, it can penetrate car windows and even beach umbrellas to cause damage to your  skin.  A sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher is recommended.

1. Wear tight woven clothing and wide brimmed hats when spending time in direct sunlight.

2. Try to avoid direct sunlight in the hours between 10am and 4pm.

3. This advice has been handed out countless times over the last decade.  Unfortunately, many people are living with the results of overexposure from several decades before we all knew better.  Laser skin rejuvenation can reverse the effect of sun exposure by removing damaged layers of skin.  In addition to making you look younger, this treatment can potentially remove precancer cells and sunspots.