Sun damage is one of the biggest contributing factors to premature ageing on the skin and manifests itself in the form of excess or uneven pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles from the breakdown of collagen and textural changes such as roughness from depleted moisture levels. You only have to compare the outer arm to the inner arm to see the difference that daily sun exposure can make to your skin.
There are several treatments that can improve the effects of sun damage on the skin:
- Fractional Skin Resurfacing is an innovative new treatment that has all the benefits of laser resurfacing without the downtime. Greatly improves skin texture and tone and evens out skin discolouration.
- IPL Photorejuvenation aims to remove and reduce uneven pigmentation, redness and capillaries and stimulates collagen which helps to improve the texture of the skin.
- Certain peels such as a Glycolic Peel or the Herbal Aktiv Peel can help normalise the distribution of melanin or brown pigment in the skin and refine and smooth the skin.
It is important to protect the skin as much as possible from the harmful effects of the sun by avoiding being out in it between 10 am to 3pm when the ultraviolet radiation is at its highest. Regularly applying a broad spectrum high protection sunscreen, covering up exposed skin with clothing and a hat and wearing sunglasses are also important measures that will reduce skin ageing due to sun damage.
Prevention is far better than cure when it comes to the sun. Not only can the sun leave your skin looking less than its best but prolonged exposure over years especially in fair skinned individuals can lead to sun spots or even skin cancers.
You don’t have to live with patchy, pigmented or sun damaged skin anymore. Image by Laser offers a free 10 minute skin consultation where we can do a thorough analysis, discuss any skin concerns you have and recommend the best product or treatment to suit your needs. Please call for an appointment on 1300 146 243 or contact us.