If you are of the era in which the tanner your skin, the blonder your hair, and the fuzzier your UGG boots were, then you know just how popular tanning beds were. As a fast and easy way to tan your skin, tanning beds were primarily popular in the early 2000’s amongst teenagers and college students. During that time, it was better to be caught dead than have pale colored skin. However, as more and more science proved that tanning beds are directly linked to skin cancer and premature aging, more people started giving up this nasty habit. If you began to notice things like sunspots or premature wrinkles on your skin and you think it’s linked to your tanning bed days, consider the following tips.
Do a Monthly Skin Cancer Check
Whether or not you used to use tanning beds, you should be conducting a monthly skin cancer check. However, because you are at an increased risk of skin cancer if you used a tanning bed in the past, it’s even more important that you conduct a monthly test. The best place to do a skin cancer check is in your shower. Start inspecting your body from your feet up (including the bottoms of your hands and feet.) If you notice a mole that has changed size, shape, or color, this is something you will want to keep track of and have checked out by a dermatologist.
Get Laser Resurfacing
As one of the best ways to get rid of sunspots and damage, try laser skin resurfacing. By targeting the top few layers of your skin with a laser, they will peel off. During this process, new, healthier skin will grow in its place— getting rid of your sun spots and damage in the process. Depending on the severity of your sun damage and wrinkles, you may have to undergo several treatment sessions to get your results.
Another great way to get rid of sunspots and damage? Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a procedure that uses tiny crystals to take off the top layers of your skin. Similar to laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion will encourage the growth of new skin— leaving you looking blemish free.
Get rid of your damaged skin by using some of the tips listed above. To learn more about these tips and more, contact Dr. Kenneth Dembny today!