Dr. Azadeh Shirazi, MD of the La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center, is well versed in treating all types of skin problems including the undesirable changes accompanying sun damage. You can rejuvenate your skin and bring about a more beautiful, smooth, and youthful appearance as a result of our La Jolla Dermatology treatments.
As sun damage typically occurs over a period of time, as the years go by, the signs may not all be visible at once. To protect itself from the damaging effects of the sun, your skin increases its production of the dark brown pigment called melanin. In some cases, the sun causes an uneven increase in melanin production, which produces irregular coloring of the skin. The sun can also cause a permanent stretching of small blood vessels, giving your skin a spotted, reddish appearance.