Too much sun exposure is a common problem in Australia. Sun exposure causes damage to the skin such as lines and wrinkles, thinning and redness of the skin, loss of normal skin tone and elasticity as well as pre-cancerous sun spots (also known as solar keratoses or actinic keratoses). Pre-cancerous sun spots are considered the first step towards Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), a type of skin cancer. It is estimated that 1–5% of sun spots develop into SCCs. Areas that receive the most sun exposure, such as the face, neck, upper chest, hands and forearms, are more likely to develop sun spots. Therefore, they require treatment for medical and cosmetic reasons.
Click on the treatment tab at the top of this section for more information on how the specialist dermatologists at Southderm, Kogarah, Sydney, can treat your sun spots.
All medical and skin cancer treatments are carried out in our southern Sydney, Kogarah, skin cancer and cosmetic surgery clinic.
There are several excellent treatments available at SouthDerm. Treatment can improve the appearance of the skin and also minimise the chances of developing SCCs and the need for more serious treatments. Management of sun spots may include:
We service Sydney, the southern suburbs of Sydney, Kogarah, St George and Sutherland Shire areas.
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