The sun is the ultimate sustainer of life, aside from the all-important heat that it provides, it also allows plants to photosynthesize, influences the life giving currents of the oceans, and activates the production of vitamin D on our skin. But as they say, too much of a good thing is not good at all. The same is true for the sun whereby too much exposure to sunlight can cause skin blemishes like solar keratosis.
It is bad enough that we will have to go through unsightly changes like wrinkles and sagging skin as we age, what more if these conditions are coupled with skin abnormalities like solar keratosis? This is a condition of the skin related to excessive exposure to the sun, more specifically, UV rays. And just like wrinkles, the likelihood of having solar keratosis increases as one gets older, this is because of the cumulative effect of sun exposure over the years.
Solar keratosis appears as a wart-like growth on the skin, it is thick and callous-like with well defined edges and are usually found on parts of the body that are constantly exposed to the sun, like the ears and face, arms, back of the neck, and scalp. The chance of having this skin condition is increased with people who frequently do sunbathing and those who do not use sun protection lotions and clothing.
Although this skin condition is not considered harmful, it can make skin appear aged, and less than ideal, especially since it appears on parts of the body that are usually exposed for everyone to see.
One of the most efficient ways of removing these skin lesions, is by using appropriate laser treatments that are non invasive and can provide very satisfying and almost immediate results in one session. There is very little risk of scarring and solar keratosis can be completely eliminated with the correct technique and laser.
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