• Sun Damage

    Are you worried that the sun has changed your skin, causing darker patches or has permanently altered your skin tone?

    We have a few treatment options available that can help bring back your natural, even glow

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Sun Damage occurs when the skin is unprotected, or not protected enough with SPF, and is then exposed to high levels of UV light from the sun. It causes the skin to age prematurely, making your look older than you are and can disrupt the natural balance of your complexion, resulting in an uneven pigmentation across your skin.

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What is sun damage?PlusMinus

Sun damage is the result of your skin being over exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet light. It can take the appearance of dark patches, freckles, deep lines and scaly patches and can appear at any time. The first areas to show signs of sun damage are the ones exposed to the sun the most, e.g the face, hands and shoulders. A common form of sun damage is sunburn which can be cause the skin become red, painful and hot to the touch.

What causes sun damage?PlusMinus

Over exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light (UV) is the main cause of sun damage. This unprotected exposure to the sun rays can change our skin’s DNA – causing the ageing process to speed up, making the skin look prematurely haggard as it is loses its natural elasticity faster. A common form of sun damage is sunburn which can be cause the skin become red, painful and hot to the touch. Freckles, no matter how beautiful, are also a sign your skin is becoming damaged. Long-term over exposure to the sun can lead to an uneven pigmented complexion, with some darker patches ruining the natural balance of your skin tone.

What does sun damage look like?PlusMinus

  • Sun damage is sometimes confused with hormonal pigmentation. The main difference is that sun damage has no uniform colour whereas hormonal pigmentation often is symmetrical on the face.

Tips for dealing with sun damagePlusMinus

You can help prevent sun damage occurring with the use of potent cosmeceutical products – these are what the professionals use. The key to a good skincare program is to protect the skin with the use of a vitamin C product to enhance the skin’s natural sun protection and prevent free radicals attacking the skin. SPFs that contains a high level of Zinc should be worn daily even when it’s winter as UV rays are around at all times of year. The Zinclear SPF from Dermaquest® is a perfect product to apply year round as it protects from both UVA and UVB rays.

How we can treat your sun damage?PlusMinus

At DestinationSkin, we have a range of different products and treatments to correct sun damage, as well as those that can prevent further damage to your skin. Often a course of Skin Peels and/or Laser/IPL treatments will be advised alongside corrective products to use at home to enhance the results.

Skin Peels work extremely effectively in reducing the appearance of an uneven skin tone and can leave your skin feeling refreshed. They are derived from natural fruit acids and are used to exfoliate and brighten the skin tone. By removing dull, sun damaged cells from the skin’s surface, the peels immediately lift your face’s complexion.

Laser/IPL treatments work equally as well to repair the damage caused by the sun. The light in the laser works to boost collagen production, speeding up the healing process and lets your skin heal in a smoother, even way.

Both treatments also help diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin looking younger and your natural complextion restored.



Q: Can you treat sun damage anywhere on the body?
A: At DestinationSkin we can. Often if you notice one area of sun damage, there are bound to be more areas of your body that have been affected. Hands, chest and face are the most commonly afflicted areas, but often backs and shoulders show signs of sun damage too. We like to help prevent any further sun damage we can.

Q: Can you treat all skin types for sun damage?
A: Yes, we can. There are many different kinds of skin types and tones and sun damage can affect them all. We also have specific treatment options available depending on the type of pigmentation you want to reduce, e.g freckles, sun spots, hyperpigmentation. During your initial consultation, we will determine which treatment will give you the best outcome to restore your natural complexion.

Pricing for sun damage treatmentsPlusMinus

TREATMENTSingle treatment

Course of 3 treatments

A thorough cleanse of your skin using cosmeceutical grade products specifically tailored to treat your concerns.

A quick non-invasive exfoliating treatment that removes dead skin cells to work on sun damaged skin and remove unwanted facial blemishes.

Popular with celebrities, skin resurfacers & chemical skin peels, offer a far more effective solution to tackling pigmentation. Using active ingredients such as mandelic and azelaic acids help to bring pigmentation to the surface and supress further pigment from appearing, leaving you with a clearer, more even skin tone.

Using Intense Pulse light therapy, this proven technique is excellent at targeting pigment deep within the skin. The light effectively breaks down the darker patches causing pigmentation, encouraging them to shatter and disperse, revealing an even skin tone.
MICRO-NEEDLING (Genuine Dermaroller and Electronic Dermastamp)

A highly effective treatment using a small handheld device that triggers increased cell turnover helping to force the pigmentation damage to the surface of the skin, leaving a clearer more even skin tone.

Laser therapy is ideal for targeting stubborn pigmentation, presenting in the deeper layers of the skin. The laser works to shatter the pigmentation, bringing it to the surface and expelling it from the skin, revealing an even skin tone.
Last edited: 22/06/2020