Healthy skin has plentiful collagen, hyaluronic acid, elastin, and other elements that work together to keep it smooth, clear, and supported. While all of these molecules break down on their own over time, ultraviolet radiation speeds up the process. This leads to sun damage in the form of spots, wrinkles, rough or uneven texture, sagging, visible veins, and more.
Wrinkles and rough areas develop due to a mix of causes, but collagen loss and drying out are two common factors. UV radiation breaks down collagen molecules, weakening and thinning the skin so that it loosens and loses moisture. This also contributes to sagging, which can manifest as hollow areas in the mid-face and wobbling jowls farther down.
Spots are typically found in areas where UV exposure has caused melanin production to increase, leading to small, concentrated areas of pigment.
Common Treatments Include: