By the way, doctor: Can I repair sunburned skin?

Published: November, 2006

Q. I've been out in the sun all my life. My forehead has been sunburned a thousand times. I now wear a hat. Is there something I could use to repair the damage to the areas of my forehead that have been sunburned so much?

A. The first thing I tell patients is that going forward, they really need to get into the habit of applying sunscreen, especially on vulnerable places like the forehead. That's not new or exciting, but it's one of the most valuable pieces of advice I can give. Wearing a hat is also a good idea.

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