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The ultraviolet light from the sun, pollution, and genetics and lifestyle factors can change the skin and cause dark spots, wrinkles and other problems. At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, board-certified dermatologist, Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD, treats sun damage on men and women living all over the world.

What is Sun Damaged Skin?

The most common type of skin damage is caused by ultraviolet light that is emitted by the sun (UVA and UVB rays) and other light-based sources. Sun damage is a common term that is used to describe a structural change within the skin cells. The cells are less likely to die off as normal cells do, and instead, continue to grow and multiply. Eventually, these cells may form cancerous growths. Another way that ultraviolet light damages cells is by increasing free radicals that damage the cell membrane and DNA.

Signs of sun damaged skin include:

How is Sun Damaged Skin Treated with Photorejuvenation?

Photorejuvenation removes the damaged skin and stimulates the growth of new, healthy cells. These new cells have a smoother texture and appearance, thus diminishing brown spots, fine lines , wrinkles and other types of skin problems that developed as a result of overexposure to the sun.

What Should I Expect from Photorejuvenation?

Various energy technologies are used during photorejuvenation treatment. The energy is applied to the skin in short bursts, and you may feel a sensation that feels like a small pinch. Over the following days, the dead skin sloughs off to reveal new cells and an improved appearance.

Am I a Good Candidate for Photorejuvenation?

If you have dark spots, white spots, dryness, wrinkles or other signs of sun damaged skin, we recommend you schedule a consultation with our team. Dr. Waibel will examine your skin to look for signs of sun damage, as well as early cancer development, and then develop a treatment plan based on your unique needs.

An estimated 80 percent of aging develops from sun damage. Photorejuvenation is a safe and effective skin treatment to reduce the effects of ultraviolet light. Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD, the board-certified dermatologist at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, offers men and women in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Kendall and surrounding communities in Florida treatment for sun damaged skin. To learn more about our photorejuvenation treatments, contact us today to schedule a consultation.