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I moved to Hawaii in 1981 to enjoy the sun and surf. Several years of unprotected surfing has left me with sun damaged skin. Here are two things to remember about sun exposure.
1. Sun damage to the skin is like the odometer on your car; accumulative and irreversible.
2. There is no such thing as a healthy tan.
Jay Grekin, dermatologist extraordinaire, and my good friend of many years suggested that I undergo this Blu Light with Levulan treatment. It is a week long procedure that burns away layers of skin, while identifying and destroying keratoses (pre skin cancer lesions) that lie beneath the skin waiting to erupt into skin cancer.
Dr. Grekin said that besides the skin cancer removal that the treatment will make me look 10 years younger, and I am going to hold him to that.
I plan to stay indoors for the next few days. I can’t shave and I don’t look good.
I will post the progress in the photo bar to the left as a reminder to those of you still surfing to be careful. Also for those of you that already have the sun damage to see how this works on me.