When it comes to facial rejuvenation, it’s no surprise that sun damage is the most common issue Crane sees in the Pensacola area. Sunspots, freckles, brown pigment and rough texture are all attributed not only to the long Florida summers on the beach but also to the year-round, everyday exposure that people often underestimate.
More issues are present on the left side of the face and left arm. The sun shines down on that side when you are driving. Generally, people do not always wear sunscreen as a day-to-day rule, she said.
“Many people don’t realize that hands are exposed to the sun daily and are often a giveaway on your age,” she said. “People do not think to care for them the same way with sunscreen and skin care, so often, people will get their hands treated.”
“If we do their hands, they often say, “I love my hands the most out of everything!”
In whatever part of the skin a patient receives treatment for sun damage, Crane recommends treating problem areas once a month for five months for optimum results. Then, you should maintain your refreshed look with tune-up visits every four to six months.
After treatment, skin care will be important in maintaining your new, more youthful appearance.
“We can do treatments, and if you just go right back into the sun, you will have more damage than we can fix,” Crane said. “So, it is important.”
Crane’s top tips for skin care include wearing sunscreen every day. Also, you should not underestimate the casual exposure to the sun in your daily life
“The better you take care of your skin regularly, the better off you are.”