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Correcting Sun Damage

New York NY Correcting Sun Damage

Summer is now past, and fall is finally here. Now is the perfect time to begin erasing all of the skin damage incurred during the last few months as you played out in the sun.

As your skin is exposed to the sun, it has its own natural defense. The skin naturally produced melanin, which is what causes your skin to tan, in order to protect itself from the sun’s damaging rays. This natural production is both healthy and necessary, and many people find that they have no lasting effects. However, there are some whose skin reacts negatively to the sun with an irregular coloring and over-pigmentation. This leaves the skin with uneven skin tone, dark spots and patches. If your facial skin has been damaged by the sun, here are tips and treatments that can help you regain a radiant and even complexion.

  • Sunscreen. You should apply sunscreen to your face every single day. Whether it is sunny, cloudy, hot, or cold, the sun’s damaging rays are still present. Protecting your skin from damage is essential in healing it.
  • Topical creams and gels. Advancement in skin care products has given people more tools than ever for enhancing the appearance of their skin. Retinoids and Vitamin C creams and gels are easy products to add to your beauty routine each day. These encourage the skin cells to slough off and renew themselves in order to lighten brown spots and patches on the skin.
  • Exfoliants. Exfoliating your skin is an easy and beneficial step for creating beautiful skin. Sun damage drastically reduces the rate at which your skin cells turn over. This reduction causes those with uneven skin tone to have an even greater appearance of dark patches on their skin. Using an exfoliant once or twice a week can help stimulate faster skin cell turnover.
  • Lightening agents. There are several decent skin lightening agents on the market that have been clinically proven to lighten dark patches of skin. Make sure you are looking for the ingredient “hydroquinone,” as it is the leading ingredient for lightening superficial discoloration.
  • Chemical peels. A chemical peel is a specialized procedure done by a doctor that encourages the rapid sloughing off of dead skin cells. This quick out-patient procedure can be successful in just one treatment for those with minimal sun damage. For those with significant sun damage or stubborn dark patches of skin, chemical peels can be performed in a series in order to produce desired results.
  • Laser skin therapy. Laser skin therapy is a special skin therapy that reaches deep down into the skin’s layers in order to correct sun damage. This procedure can be used to improve the skin’s texture and complexion.

Dr. Maurice Khosh, MD, FACS, is proud to offer his expertise for those who wish to improve their facial appearance. If you are concerned with the damage produced by the sun on your face, contact our practice today to learn how we can help you.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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