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The Importance of Regular Medical Checkups for the Skin

The skin is the largest organ on the human body. It takes a lot of wear and
tear throughout an individual’s lifetime and is constantly regenerating. The
skin is almost always exposed to sunlight in some way and can experience
permanent damage. Sometimes taking precautions isn’t enough to protect the skin
from damage. And sometimes the skin does strange things all on its own. While
it can be largely left alone apart from regular maintenance, it’s important to
get looked by a dermatologist in Cameron Park on a regular basis to make sure
nothing’s going wrong.

The Most Common
Damage to Skin

The sun is the number one culprit of skin damage. It’s present throughout
everyone’s life, and is always touching the face and body. Those who spend a
lot of time outdoors are at the highest risk of damage, but people who work
largely indoors are also susceptible. Sun damage causes wrinkles, age or brown
spots, damages collagen and elastin, and can even lead to skin cancer known
as melanoma.

Smoking is another common agent of skin damage. It has the same effects as
sun damage, but the effects may show up sooner than later. Smoking deprives the
skin of oxygen. In turn, this causes thickening of elastic fibers in the skin
that result in sagging. Wrinkling, especially around the upper lip, becomes
permanent from inhaling a cigarette on a regular basis.

Chemicals in the working and home environment can create allergic reactions
that result in seemingly permanent red spots on the skin. Strong chemicals can
cause burns on sensitive and not-so-sensitive skin. Improper treatment of
either problem can result in permanent scars.

Getting Regular
Skin Checkups

Everyone can benefit from seeing a dermatologist in Cameron Park on a
regular basis. It’s the best way to stop small issues from turning into big
ones, and getting treatment for skin that’s already damaged. A dermatologist
knows what signs to look for to determine if a dark spot is the result of sun
damage or the beginning of a melanoma. A dermatologist can also diagnose
persistent skin issues and prescribe a course of treatment along with ways to
avoid the cause of the problem. The benefit to the patient is understanding the
cause of their problem, getting relief from it, and how to stop or avoid the
source of the issue going forward.

Disclaimer: We are unable to guarantee any result, even though most of our patients do see success. The results of our services will vary greatly to each patient’s level of commitment and compliance with the program.

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