The sun has a profound effect on the skin, causing premature aging, skin cancer, and many other skin changes.
Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun causes most premature skin aging. Brown discoloration in the form of small irregular shaped spots appear on many areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and hands.
Intense pulsed light treatments are effective in reducing the appearance of sun damage on the face, and body. Avoiding sun exposure and applying a sun block will keep the skin protected to prevent additional sun damage from forming.
Before and after photos provided courtesy of Randall Coverman, MD and reprinted with permission by Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc.