Sun damage doesn't happen over night. It accumulates during our lifetime. At a certain point, the effect of this lifetime of exposure begins to show. To some, they feel it just happened overnight when in reality it had been building for a long time.
It is interesting to note that even in our cars, we are receiving UV rays from the sun. Take a look at your friends; you will notice that they have more damage on the left side of the face. That is, in people who spend significant time driving their car. Long-time passengers will have more damage on the right.
The sun causes “Photo Aging”. Photo aging is the appearance of thickened leathery skin, dark spots and/or wrinkles. A laser peel, or resurfacing, can “wash away” years. In fact, one of our treatments has been called “10 years younger in 10 days” by our patients.