Sun damage can sneak up on your skin. The ultraviolet (UV) light leads to the development of wrinkles, dark spotting, broken capillaries, and uneven skin tone. Studies have shown that UV exposure causes about 80 per cent of your skin’s aging. You are probably wondering how to combat sun damage. Luckily, you do have options to erase some of the problem areas.
Understanding Sun Damage
Did you know that by the time your skin starts to turn a soft pink from a mild sunburn there is already damage? The skin’s DNA has suffered impact and every time you expose it to the harsh UV light, the injuries become more extreme. As you age, your skin undergoes physical changes as a result such as wrinkles, uneven tone, premature ageing, and skin cancer. Any time you go outside you should wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen. You’ll need to reapply the sunscreen every 80 minutes to ensure it remains effective.
Skin Cancer Checks
Why are skin checks important? It’s important to get to know your skin and what is normal for you, so that you notice any changes to existing freckles or moles. At Laser Skin & Vein Clinic we recommend having Skin Cancer Checks every 12 months with a qualified Doctor to ensure that any abnormality is pick up and checked thoroughly.
Treatments To Combat Sun Damage
The four main ways to fight skin damage include retinoids, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser therapy methods. At the Laser Skin & Vein Clinic we offer the following options to combat sun damage and roll the hands of time back to create a younger appearance:
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
If you want a safe and quick option to repair sun damage, then you’ll want to consider laser skin rejuvenation. Your skin texture will tighten, and pore size diminishes. Fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed, and skin pigment becomes more even. You will look radiant.
Glycolic and Chemical Peels
Glycolic and chemical peels are a form of deep exfoliation that helps to improve your skin’s tone and texture. The method smooths away problem areas caused by sun exposure. Fine lines and wrinkles fade so you look instantly younger. A chemical peel is a great method to combat sun damage on the face, hands, and neck. Age spots, freckles, and other pigment discolourations fade. You’ll need to have a consultation with our medical staff to determine exactly what type of chemical peel will best fit your skin’s needs.
Excessive sun exposure can leave your skin looking dull and lifeless. With microdermabrasion, your skin brightens and smooths. You also have the option of the advanced microdermabrasion HydraFacial which can transform dull skin by combining skin cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, and infusion to rejuvenate while replenishing moisture.
Aquagold Fine Touch
The Aquagold Fine Touch is a form of microneedling that relies on an intra-dermal delivery system using 24k plated gold microneedles. The needles (finer than a human hair) effectively deliver solutions below your skin’s surface where you need it the most to combat sun damage. Depending on your unique needs, the delivery method might be used for the following:
● Vitamin complex
● Hyaluronic acid fillers
● Growth factors and PRP
● Neuromodulators (certain anti-wrinkle injection products)
The treatments are completely customisable to meet your skin’s needs.
Even if you have sustained sun damage, it’s not too late to take steps to not only treat the damage but prevent additional injury. Wear sunscreen and protective clothing Also, avoid going out into the sunshine from 10 am to 3 pm when the sun is at its peak in the height of summer.
If you would like to learn more about the various treatments to combat sun damage at the Laser Skin & Vein Clinic, please contact us today to schedule a consultation, or give us a call on (08) 8267 2800.