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Sun Damage: It’s What You Can’t See that is Bad

We all know that sun exposure does bad things to the skin.  It causes premature aging, wrinkles, brown spots and sometimes malignant cancers.  All adults and even young children have sun damage that you can’t see with the naked eye. Ultraviolet light enhances epidermal and dermal melanin and what shows up is usually enough to […]

Here Comes the Sun

Several weeks ago, the media outlets were ablaze with the sensational picture of a career truck driver with severe sun damage on his “driver’s side” of his face.  This picture shows his normal aging on his face and neck and the tremendously accelerated aging on the left side.  I guess in some countries, the aging […]

Tanning, Sun, Premature Facial Aging and Skin Cancer

    Having a blog requires keeping it up to date and therefore bloggers are continually looking for new, interesting and relevant content.  I have recently read a fantastic journal article in Dermatologic Surgery about Tanning and the associated dangers.  Ibrahim SF, Brown MD. Tanning and cutaneous malignancy. Dermatol Surg. 2008 Apr;34(4):460-74. This article by […]