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Sun damage occurs when not enough or no protection, such as SPF, has been used and the skin has been exposed to high levels of UV from the sun. Ageing is a natural part of life, but sun damage can make the skin look dull, and older than it is. Sun damage can cause darker patches on your skin and lead to generally uneven pigmentation.
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What is sun damage?
Sun damage can start to appear at anytime. Often the first signs are darker patches on the skin that often start small and then multiply and become larger. Common areas that show signs of sun damage first are the hands, chest, shoulders and face as these areas are exposed to the sun more than others. Freckles are also a sign of sun damage – many people find that they gain freckles throughout life, and that they didn’t have the same freckles (or any!) when they were younger.
What causes sun damage?
Sun damage is caused by (it’s in the name) the SUN! The sun is constantly ageing and changing our skin’s DNA. Too much sun without the right protection will damage the surface of your skin, leading your skin to appear aged, perhaps with some unsightly darker patches and uneven pigmentation beginning to form.
What does sun damage look like?
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 damage
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 like SkinCeuticals® CE Ferulic 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
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.
Q: Can you treat sun damage anywhere on the body?
A: 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, but often backs and shoulders show signs of sun damage.
Q: Can you treat all skin types for sun damage?
A: We can. We have different treatments for treating different skin types and different types of pigmentation too. In your initial consultation, we will determine which treatments will give you the best results.
Pricing for sun damage treatments
|Course of 3 treatments
|CUSTOMISED FACIALS |
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.
|SKIN RE-SURFACERS & CHEMICAL SKIN PEELS|
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.
|INTENSE PULSE LIGHT (IPL TREATMENTS)|
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 TREATMENTS |
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.
What our clients say
I came to destination skin as I had unsightly brown splodges on my hands. Destination skin used a treatment called IPL to remove these for me and now I wear Sun cream on my hands daily. I would have never have thought I could remove these but now I couldn’t be happier.
What our staff say
Sun damage is something that lots of clients are concerned about. Many years ago we didn’t fully know the effects that the sun would have on our skin. Now days clients are noticing sun damage that may have occurred many years previously. We are now educating clients about the importance of protecting and preventing sun damage.