With the CO2 Laser, the surface epithelium receives treatment with the beam. But also the skin becomes disorganized, deeper layer of colagen receives care and becomes more organized with healing.
Prevention: Topical Solutions
Avoidance of direct sun light is of course the best measure. For most of us, however, this is not always practical as a prevention plan.
So what do we do when avoidance is not possible?
Prevention is best accomplished with wide-brimmed hats and long sleeved shirts, for those who have to be in the summer sun.
Other preventative approaches include sun screens. These are graded by their sun protection factors (SPF). Sun screens of SPF35 applied twice daily is usually recommended. Some may need an application every two to three hours when on the beach or swimming.
Many Americans envy those of us who can frequently experience the southern sun.
But, keep in mind the southern sun can be harsh and cause unwanted skin changes.
This is where an "ounce of prevention is very important.
If you have skin changes or a family history of skin cancer, you may want Dr. Brentnall to examine your skin.
Early detection and treatment usually yields the best results.