Summertime is a time when you want to be outside with the sun shining down on you. Although it feels good basking in the glow of the sun, it can take a toll on your skin. We all have heard that a person looks better with a tan or “healthy glow” but at what cost to our skin. The sun gives off ultraviolet (UV) light that will cause damage to your skin. Overtime UV exposure may lead to wrinkles, dry skin, sun spots, and melasma. You know what wrinkles and dry skin are but sun spots or melasma may be new to you. Sun spots or age spots form where your skin has been exposed to the most sun. Sun spots appear as flat spots in varying shades of brown. Melasma causes brownish patches of skin discoloration. Melasma often returns or becomes darker with sun exposure.
Dr. Evan Ransom at Ransom/MD specializes in non-surgical cosmetic treatments like ablative and non-ablative laser resurfacing as well as IPL photofacials to help sun-damaged skin. Below is a quick summary of ablative and non-ablative laser resurfacing and IPL Photofacials.
Dr. Ransom at Ransom/MD is a phone call away if you have been enjoying too much fun in the sun. To find out which procedure is right for you, call Ransom/MD today to start your skin getting that healthy glow.
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Dr. Evan Ransom is an Ivy League-educated and Ivy League trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Double Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship-trained in facial plastic, reconstructive, and laser surgery. His practice is in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek, the East Bay, and all over Northern California.