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Sun Damaged Skin

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Sun Damaged Skin, Photodamaged Skin, Aging Skin, Skin Aging

  • Prevention
  1. Sunscreen
    1. SPF 15 daily, starting in childhood
    2. SPF 30 during spring and summer
  2. Tobacco Cessation
  • Management
  • Topical Agents
  1. Tretinoin (Retinoic Acid, Vitamin A Acid, Retin A)
    1. Start: 0.025% Cream 1-2 times per week qhs
    2. See Retin A for adverse effects
      1. Must wear Sunscreen qd
  2. Alpha-Hydroxy acids (Lac-Hydrin 12%) or Urea 3-6%
  • Management
  • Other Adjuncts
  • Management
  • Advanced Methods
  1. Chemical Peels
  2. Derm Abrasion
  3. Laser Abrasion