• Ask the Expert: Do Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments Make Your Skin Sun Sensitive?

    11 days ago - By Sun & Skin Cancer

    Q: Do cosmetic dermatology treatments make your skin sun sensitive?
    Yes, any cosmetic treatment that purposefully exfoliates, punctures or otherwise damages the top or mid-layers of the skin will cause photosensitivity. These treatments include but are not limited to resurfacing lasers, microneedling devices and chemical peels. Since the new tissue revealed during these processes is more vulnerable to damage from ultraviolet rays , it's recommended patients limit sun exposure until the skin regenerates completely. This can take four to eight weeks depending on the depth of the treatment...
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