UVA and UVB rays are extremely damaging to skin, causing wrinkles, hyperpgimentation, thickened skin and even skin cancer. It is crucial to minimize exposure to the sun to prevent these problems, but what should you do if some signs of skin damage have already occurred? Is it possible to get rid of sun damage?
Luckily, it is. There are plenty of brilliant cosmetic treatments available to reduce the effects of skin damage.
1. Laser resurfacing
Procedures like our PhotoFacial which use lasers to resurface the skin are incredibly effective in reducing the appearance of age spots or hyperpigmentation. They can also help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles which is an added bonus.
2. Chemical peels
Designed to gently remove the very top layers of skin, chemical peels can help you to shed dead skin cells caused by sun exposure which make your skin look dull and flat. We have a variety of chemical peels available, some more potent than others, so you can choose a peel which best suits the severity of your skin damage.
Microneedling is the process of puncturing the skin with ultra-fine needles in order to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process and kick start the growth of new tissues. Not only can it help to improve the appearance of uneven pigmentation and age spots, but it also makes skin look and feel brighter, smoother and more youthful.
4. Medical facials
Since sun damage can cause multiple problems for the skin, from dryness and wrinkles to age spots and hyperpigmentation, a medical facial is often a great solution to tackle multiple problems at once. They can be totally customized to suit the needs of your specific skin type or sun damage in order to give the most successful results.
Don’t forget though that prevention is far easier than the cure, so you must keep up adequate skin protection if you’re to maintain the brilliant results of your cosmetic treatments. Always use broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30, stay indoors or wear wide-brimmed hats when the sun is at its hottest during the day, and be sure to use adequate SPF protection even on cloudy days as UVA and UVB rays can still reach your skin.
For more information about treatments for sun damage, please get in touch to arrange a consultation with one of our knowledgeable skincare specialists.