Are You Protecting Yourself from the Sun?

In sunny Southern California, as soon as summertime rolls around, it never fails that people become motivated to get their "summertime tan on". Since people are so focused on getting tan, they neglect to take the proper precautions to ensure they are protecting their skin.

While it is important to apply sunscreen when you are going to be exposed to the sun, doing this alone cannot protect your skin from being harmed by ultraviolet rays. In fact, Medical News Today has reported that while sunscreen is essential, overtime, you still may see negative consequences on the areas that have been exposed. The sun poses one of the largest threats to skin, because overexposure can lead to a number of negative affects including spots, discoloration, and even cancer.

If prolonged exposure to the sun has led to results that you are not happy with, there is always the option of cosmetic surgery. At West Coast Plastic Surgery Center, our staff is committed to helping individuals throughout Southern California feel beautiful and comfortable in their own skin.

Whether sun exposure has caused sunspots or led you to get premature wrinkles, there are numerous procedures that can be done to restore color and hydration to your skin. If you are interested in a simple procedure that can help revitalize your skin, you may want to get a chemical peel, which improves the skin's texture and radiance. A few weeks following a chemical peel; however, you may be more sensitive to the sun or irritants in the air.

If your skin damage is more extreme, you may want to pursue laser skin resurfacing. This procedure improves the color and texture of your skin, which in turn gives you a younger and healthier appearance. The results are typically long-lasting, so you can expect a more permanent solution if this is the route you choose. Like the chemical peel, you may be more sensitive after this procedure and should take extra precaution when spending time outdoors.

If you would like to decrease the effects that sun exposure has had on your skin, look no further than our team of Westlake Village cosmetic surgeons. We proudly serve individuals throughout Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles. Contact our office today to find out about the cosmetic procedures that are available to you!

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