The best way to avoid sun damage is always prevention. But let’s be honest, in most cases the damage happens at a young age. At the age where we never really consider that besides the golden tan, the sun can do serious damage to our skin. Although you can’t turn back the time, you can definitely do something to change this. But how do you fix sun damaged skin?
What sun exposure does to your skin?
While you expose your skin to sun light without protection, the damaged pigment cells will leak pigment into the deeper layers of your skin. Not only it causes discolouration, the sun’s heat will also dry your skin out. As a result leaving it depleted from its natural oils, that were meant to keep your skin moisturised. On top of that the sun’s UV ( ultraviolet) radiation can burn your skin and cause long term changes in your skin’s structure.
Most common types of sun damage to your skin are:
- Dry skin– Once the sun has depleted your skin of its essential oils and moisture, the skin will look dry and flaky. Not to mention it’ll show sings of premature ageing by triggering wrinkles to appear.
- Sunburn – The injury that occurs directly after the skin is burned by the uv rays. As a result your skin will appear red, painful, in some cases may blister as well. Consequently leaving your skin unprotected will increase the chance of getting pigmentation. And worst of all skin cancer.
- Changes to your collagen’s structure – This refers to premature ageing of the skin caused by sun exposure. In photoaging, the skin develops wrinkles and fine lines because of changes in the collagen in the deep layers of the skin.
How do you fix sun damaged skin?
- Laser photofacial skin rejuvenation improves skin tone and texture. The treatment has minimal downtime. It’s suitable for a range of conditions including sun damage, wide and localised areas of discolouration. And last but not least ageing skin.
- Laser pigmentation removal is a targeted laser treatment. It’s designed to remove superficial and deeper pigmentation. As well as sun damaged areas on the face, forehead, shoulders and arms.
- Skin peels or resurfacers help to improve skin texture. They’re suitable for a range of conditions. These conditions include pigmentation . In addition they’re available in different strengths with different downtimes according to your skin condition.
To learn more about your skin and how to fix sun damaged skin, why not visit us at our Oxford Street clinic, in Central London? My Expert team will start with a thorough assessment of your skin.
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your skin journey at Skin Perfection, you’ll be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This’ll give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of your skin.
Following your assessment a personalised treatment plan will be recommended to address your skin concerns. During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.