As much as the sun brightens our days, the effects of its ultraviolet rays can be very damaging, especially to your skin. When your skin tans, or worse, burns, you are doing permanent damage that can lead to age spots, premature wrinkles, or several types of skin cancer.
UV radiation leads to skin damage, premature aging, and skin cancer
The sun emits radiation in the form of UV light, classified as UVA, UVB, and UVC wavelengths. While the earth’s ozone layer blocks UVC light, harmful UVB and UVA rays permeate the ozone. Without adequate sun protection, UVA rays penetrate deeply into the skin and UV radiation causes wrinkling and age spots. UVB radiation causes damaging sunburns. Exposure to either can lead to skin cancer.
Screenings save lives
Sunspots can turn into cancer and, if untreated, may become life threatening. Regular skin cancer screenings, and the subsequent removal of areas that pose a threat, are critical to maintaining healthy skin. Even though skin cancer is the most common cancer in the nation, it is also preventable when you minimize your exposure to the sun and have potentially cancerous spots evaluated and removed.
Trust the experts at Amberwell
Talk with your primary care provider about your skin concerns. Amberwell Health has an expert surgical care team available to remove precancerous and cancerous spots from your skin. Procedures are usually done during an office visit, without the need for general anesthetic. Regular skin cancer screenings can save you from a cancer diagnosis that could lead to costly treatments, unnecessary anxiety, or even death.