Sun damage treatment in London
We all long for long lazy days basking in the sun. We all want sun-kissed and bronzed skin. But while a bit of sun can be good for us, what happens when too much sun exposure damages our skin? This is when it might be time to consider sun damage treatment in London.
Prevention is always the best cure, but it can be easy to forget the harmful effects that the sun’s UV rays can have on our skin over time. When it comes to treating sun damage, you need a treatment that can improve skin texture, reduce pigmentation and help rejuvenate your skin.
This is where a skin specialist can help. At Skin Perfection, we are experts in skin care and laser treatments. Our team has over 20 years’ experience of helping patients achieve skin that looks and feels more healthy. From the moment you start your journey with us, you’ll feel at ease with our trained practitioners and confident in the results you will see.
How does sun exposure affect your skin?
We all know that if you stay out in the sun too long without protection, you are likely to get sunburn. However, that’s only short-term sun exposure. When you expose skin to the sun’s UV rays over longer periods of time, you put yourself at risk of the following:
- Premature ageing – showing signs of wrinkles and tight skin
- Sunburn can cause damage to skin cells
- Skin pigmentation (sun spots or age spots)
- Dry skin – causing uneven skin texture, flaky skin and wrinkles
- Skin cancer – Melanoma is the most common skin cancer
Anyone can see the effects of continuous sun exposure. No matter your age, skin type or skin colour, everyone is at risk of sun damage. You are, however, at a greater risk if you have fair skin, moles or a family history of skin cancer.
How can you treat sun damaged skin?
When it comes to treating sun damaged skin there are a few cosmetic treatment options to consider. At our skin clinic in London, we treat sun damage with a range of laser treatments, chemical peels or a combination of both.
During your consultation, one of our practitioners will talk you through our range sun damage treatments. It will also give us a chance to assess your skin and develop a personalised treatment plan that will give you the best results.
The treatments we offer aim to reduce skin pigmentation and enlarged pores, smooth uneven skin texture and hydrate your skin. Below are our sun damage treatment options:
Laser photo facial skin rejuvenation
Laser photo facial treatment is great for tackling a number of skin concerns including sun damaged skin. It can be used for face or body treatments, targeting sun damage on the face, neck, hands, arms, back and chest. If you have skin pigmentation as a result of sun damage, you will benefit from this treatment.
This laser treatment helps to improve your skin tone and texture, reduces enlarged pores and calms red or inflamed skin. When you combine this with a course of skin peels, you can also combat acne-causing bacteria, as well as acne scars.
Am I suitable for laser treatment?
Photo facial laser treatment is only suitable for lighter to medium skin tones. During your initial consultation, your practitioner at our London clinic will do a full skin assessment. This will include a patch test to see whether you are a good candidate for laser treatment.
Chemical peels or skin resurfacing
At Skin Perfection, we have a range of skin peels to suit your needs. They range from superficial peels for a light skin refresh to deeper peels that target more specific skin concerns.
They work by penetrating the top layer of the skin to remove dead skin cells. This helps to give you skin a boost by stimulating the growth of new skin cells.
They are a great treatment for conditions such as sun damage, acne, acne scarring and redness. They help to rejuvenate your skin, leaving it looking fresher and healthier than before.
Am I suitable for skin peels?
Most people can see the benefits of skin peels. However, those with sensitive skin or with specific skin conditions are not suitable for skin peels.
Darker skin types may not be suitable for deeper chemical peels. This is because people with dark skin are more likely to develop post-inflammatory pigmentation after a peel. However, we do offer other types of peel for darker skin types.
Your practitioner will talk you through our range of chemical peel treatments at your consultation. You will also need to have a patch test before treatment to assess your suitability.
Skin Perfection – a skin clinic in London you can trust
When deciding on a place to have sun damage treatment, you want to choose a clinic that puts your needs first. At Skin Perfection, you’ll be in the safe hands of our practitioners who are experts in sun damage treatment. We understand how to find the right treatment to fit your skin type and skin condition.
Whether it’s laser skin rejuvenation to laser hair removal, our team of specialists can help you get great results. We put your safety and care first. This is why our laser treatments are monitored by our Laser Protection Advisor and other medical professionals.
Find our London clinic
Our skin clinic is located just off Oxford Street in Oxford Circus. This central location in the capital makes it a convenient place to visit for your skin care treatments. It’s also great to do a spot of retail therapy, with a range of fashion and beauty stores just minutes away from our clinic.
21-22 Great Castle Street,
Tel: 020 7629 4116
Arriving by train
The nearest mainline station is Euston, and the Oxford Circus tube station is a short walk away.