Dermatology

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Aging Skin/Sun Damage

Skin naturally begins to age in our mid-20s, when our collagen and elastin production begins to slow, and our skin cells do not regenerate as quickly. That is when we start to develop fine wrinkles, thinner and more transparent skin, loss of underlying fat, bone loss, sagging and dry itchy skin, graying hair and/or hair loss, and brittle nails.

Premature aging can be caused by external factors, which can accelerate the natural aging process. Some of these external factors include:

  • Sun exposure: Most premature aging is caused by sun exposure. Without protection from the sun's rays with medical grade broad spectrum SPF daily, just a few minutes of exposure each day over the years can cause noticeable changes, such as freckles, age spots, facial spider veins, leathery skin, uneven texture, fine wrinkles, sagging skin, and skin cancer.
  • Repetitive facial expressions
  • Gravity
  • Sleeping positions
  • Smoking




Free Cancer Screening Melanoma Monday
May 2, 2022

USF Health Dermatology will offer free first-come, first-serve skin cancer screenings to the public.
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare
13330 USF Laurel Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
6th Floor

The American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday to raise awareness about melanoma as a potentially deadly skin cancer and encourage early detection.

 


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