The skin is the largest organ in the body and is our wrapping paper. Although we cannot control many aging changes, we do have a lot of input as to how our skin will age. Sun and wind damage, smoking, excessive drinking and heredity can prematurely age the skin. Skin aging is manifested by wrinkling, drooping, and pigmentation changes. Nothing can make us look older before our time than sun damaged skin.
By using sunscreens, sun sense, Retin-A and bleaching creams we can reverse a lot of sun damage and prevent new damage from occurring. Lifetime skin care is the basis of all cosmetic rejuvenation. This image shows a patient photographed under ultraviolet light to show the amount of sun damage hidden beneath the skin. The patient is shown in the right hand picture after laser skin resurfacing. Chemical peel and laser resurfacing can reverse decades of skin aging and give the patient a chance to start all over again. Second time around most patients take much better care of their skin!