How to Repair Sun Damaged Skin

Summer has come and gone but the effects of the hot, scorching weather can be long-lasting. If you spent time at the beach or pool this summer, you may have exposed your skin to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Overexposure to the sun can speed up the skin’s aging process, resulting in noticeable wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, skin discoloration, and dryness, as well as an overall dull appearance. Fortunately, there are a number of skin treatments available to remedy the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays. Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammed Alghoul is the trusted choice for patients… Continue Reading →

Cosmetic Treatments for Sun-Damaged Skin

Even people who are the most diligent about wearing sunscreen can experience sun damage on the skin over time. Years of overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can dull the skin and cause premature wrinkles and fine lines to form. If you are seeing signs of sun damage surface on your skin, consider one of the following non-surgical cosmetic treatments for a rejuvenated appearance.

Is a facelift still a good option versus non-surgical technology?

Facial aging is a natural process. You can slow the clock, but you can never stop it. We all age at a different pace depending on our genes, bone structure and other environmental influences like sun exposure and smoking. People spend thousands of dollars on cosmetic products, facial creams, fillers, and laser treatments to maintain a youthful look. Now these are all good strategies that I routinely use in my practice. They definitely have a role in facial rejuvenation. However, non-invasive methods still have their limitations. The technology is definitely improving but it’s not perfect yet. What patients are usually… Continue Reading →

What Causes Dark Undereye Circles?

Skin pigment does contribute to the dark circles under the eye, but it’s not the main cause. The main issue here is that there is a natural depression under the eye that creates a perception of a dark shadow. We all have this depression to a variable degree. It is caused by the thin eyelid skin and the underlying muscle that adheres tightly to the bone in that area. This depression creates an uneven surface, which with light reflection appears as a dark band under the eye. To correct this dark area under the eye (also known as the tear… Continue Reading →