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After a long and cold Midwestern winter, you may be already envisioning days spent poolside this summer. While the warmer weather offers ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, dermatologists caution against too much sun exposure. Skin damage caused by UVA and UVB rays can cause an array of problems, including skin cancer, sunspots, and wrinkles. When the sun’s rays penetrate the skin, it can deteriorate the elastin that keeps skin cells firm and supple. As these fibers fall apart, the skin becomes increasingly loose and wrinkled. The sun also promotes abnormal pigmentation, which can result in unwanted freckles. Sun lovers should also beware the potentially life-threatening effects of sun exposure. Skin cancer is among the most widespread types of cancer, and without skin cancer treatment, can be fatal.

Arlington Dermatology offers comprehensive dermatology care to eradicate the many forms of sun damage. To help you achieve a healthy and growing complexion, our Arlington Heights practice provides microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and skin cancer treatment. For more information, call 847-392-5440 or visit our website.

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