Sun Damage Skin Treatment in Indianapolis and Carmel
Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology
Treatments for Sun Damaged Skin Indianapolis Carmel IN
In our practice, patients who want a dermatologist to evaluate sun damage on their skin are seen by Turkle & Associates.
We invite you to continue reading for frequently asked questions and more information about sun damage to skin and how treatments we do can help.
About Sun Damage to Your Skin
Sun damage to your skin can be merely cosmetic and cause your skin to lose its’ youthful appearance, or it can result in a deadly form of skin cancer called melanoma.
Sunlight gives off ultraviolet (UV) radiation which is very damaging to the surface of your skin. Additionally, the UV rays from sun can penetrate deep into the layers of your skin and literally cause changes in the DNA of your skin cells. It’s important to note this UV radiation is also given off by tanning bed bulbs.
The UV radiation from sun exposure is the primary cause of pre-cancerous rough bumps on your skin called actinic keratosis as well as skin cancers like basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and the very dangerous skin cancer known as melanoma.
You can find our page with detailed information about basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma treatments here and actinic keratosis treatments here.
It’s important to note sun damages your skin not only while suntanning or from getting a sunburn, but also on cloudy days or even if you are not outside at all. This is because sun’s rays are very strong and they go through both clouds and glass. Therefore, it is important to protect your skin all of the time.
Treatments for Sun Damage
Fortunately, we have many nonsurgical cosmetic treatments for sun damaged skin showing signs of aging like sagging, wrinkles, fine lines as well as pigmentation problems like hyperpigmentation, brown spots, freckles etc….
Specific information about brown or dark spots from the sun or hyperpigmentation is here and includes details including our treatments.
Find our information here on wrinkles and fine lines caused by sun damage and other factors with details of treatments that can help.
Click the links below for our pages with prices and detailed information about some of our treatments and procedures for sun damaged skin including prices, videos before and after photos and more. Some of the procedures below are suitable for those with light sun damage to their skin and others are for those with more extensive damage.
Treatments for sun damage to your skin will be performed by a doctor, nurse or by our licensed medical aestheticians at Phases Skin Care & Laser Center.
After taking your history and examining your skin, we will let you know what will work best for you.
How Can I Prevent Future Sun Damaged Skin?
To prevent future sun damage, you simply must protect your skin from the sun. Prevention of sun damage has many benefits as follows:
- Reduces the risk of skin cancer
- Reduces the risk of losing your youthful appearance
- Protects your investment in skin care products
- Protects your investment in skin rejuvenation treatments and procedures
It is very important to avoid prolonged sun exposure when the sun is the strongest–generally, 10 am to 4 pm. If you have to be in the sun during that time frame, use a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF, wear sunglasses, a wide brimmed hat and sun-protective clothing.
Additionally, you must use a high quality sunscreen of at least 30 SPF every day–even if you are not planning on being in the sun. Make sure the sunscreen you choose has protection against both UVA and UVB sun rays.
Go here for sunscreens you can purchase in our online store which are tested and of very high quality. You can also purchase them in-person at our office, or by calling 317-848-0001.
If you have questions about our sunscreens, feel free to contact us by calling 317-848-0001 or by clicking here to email us for further information. We’ll be happy to help!
Makeup and Skincare Products for Sun Damaged Skin
To view information about the specific lines we carry, please click the appropriate link below:
- Skinprint Skin Care Products
- SkinMedica Sunscreen and Skin Care Products
- Colorescience Mineral Makeup, Sunscreen and Skin Care Products
You will also find links to our online store on the above pages.
If you have questions whether or not one of our products is suitable for you, feel free to contact us by calling 317-848-0001 or by clicking here to email us for further recommendations. We’ll be happy to help!
Do You Take Insurance For Sun Damaged Skin Treatments
We do take insurance if the treatment for sun damaged skin is considered medically necessary. We suggest you contact your plan administrator to determine if we participate with your insurance plan and if they cover the sun damage skin treatment you desire.
Contact Us About Procedures and Treatments for Sun Damaged Skin
If you have more questions and would like further information about our procedures, treatments or products for sun damaged skin, or if you are ready to schedule an appointment, contact Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology by clicking here for our online quick-contact email form or feel free to call us at 317-848-0001.
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*Fees are approximate only and subject to physical examination and consultation. We do try to keep the fees on our website up to date, however be advised fees are subject to change without notice. Please feel free to inquire about any price changes.
Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology’s video content is for informational and educational purposes only. Viewing of these videos should not be considered medical advice, diagnosis or a treatment recommendation. As with any health concern, always seek a consultation regarding a medical condition. Any questions concerning the content of these videos may be directed to Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-848-0001.