More than something we take care of for simply cosmetic reasons, your skin is an important part of your body and can reflect the state of your overall health. Protecting your skin from sun damage, disease and other dermatological conditions can help you not only look but also feel your best. If you have questions about how your skin evolves and changes, talk to your dermatologist today.
- The largest organ in your body, the skin is a living system that is constantly renewing itself. Read more about the skin and the important role it plays in protecting your body from infection with this WebMD guide.
- You may have heard that sun exposure increases your risk for skin cancer, but how exactly does UV radiation harm your skin? As the Skin Cancer Foundation describes, UV radiation actually causes skin damage on a cellular level, and “produces genetic mutations that can lead to skin cancer.”
- Imperfections that appear on the skin may not always be a problem of the skin itself. Varicose and spider veins, for example, result from weakened vein valves but present as a web of bluish or purplish veins on the skin. Your dermatologist can recommend vein treatments to help you achieve clearer skin.
To learn more about your skin and dermatology, contact Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. To locate an office or dermatologist near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.