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Sun Damage, Hale, Manchester

Sun Damage

Sun damage refers to skin conditions which appear as a direct result of sun exposure. Ultraviolet (UV) electromagnetic (light) radiation present in sunlight damages skin cells and can cause a variety of skin problems, some more serious than others. Even if you don’t burn, sun exposure can still damage your skin and a suntan is actually a sign of sun damage, despite the healthy-looking appearance it may give you.

Key Things To Know About Sun Damage?

Getting older is an inevitable part of life, as time passes, we age. However, looking visibly older is generally due to external environmental factors, particularly exposure to the sun. These external factors not only accelerate, but change the process of ageing for the skin, damaging and make it vulnerable to blemishes and diseases.

Skin sun damage is generally located in the most sun-exposed part of the body. In women, it is especially common on the face, hands and décolletage, while for men, on the back.

Photo-ageing is a particular state of skin ageing caused by chronic damage from UV rays and sun exposure. The latter, in the long run, causes long term damage to the DNA of skin cells, as well as contributing to biological ageing.

This harmful habit, repeated over time, will damage the collagen and ultimately speed up the ageing process, resulting in:

• Deep wrinkles
• Loss of elasticity
Dry and rough skin
• The presence of dilated capillaries on the cheeks, nose and ears
• Dark spots
• Flaking
• Actinic keratosis
• Skin cancer



Sun Damage Treatments In Manchester

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What Causes Sun Damage?

Sun damage is caused by exposing unprotected skin to the sun for too long. We need some exposure to sunlight as it is an important source of vitamin D, but overexposure to UV rays (ultraviolet radiation) damages the skin’s cellular DNA and can cause pigmentation, wrinkles, dryness, sunburn, leathery texture – and even cancer.

How Can I Reduce/Prevent Sun Damage?

Wear a sun block or sunscreen daily. Cover your skin as much as possible when exposed to direct sunlight. Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face. Reapply sunscreen regularly and liberally, especially if you are getting in and out of water or sweating a lot. Visit the British Skin Foundation website for more information about spotting the signs of skin cancer.

Can Your Reverse Sun Damage?

Some signs of sun damage can be reversed with professional skin treatments. Deep exfoliating treatments such as chemical skin peels can help fade stubborn age spots and pigmentation caused by sun damage. Rejuvenation treatments, such as Profhilo, dermal fillers and lip fillers can be used to help plump out the skin where sagging and wrinkles have appeared due to a depletion in collagen caused by sun exposure. Anti-ageing injectables like botulinum toxin can be used to relax the facial muscles to help prevent further wrinkles occurring from repetitive movements (for example frown lines on the forehead). Other innovative treatments, such as microneedling, are designed to help stimulate the skin’s natural production of collagen, for a plumping effect. Topical skin creams and other skin products can also help to address the signs of ageing by improving the texture and tone of the skin. 

Sun Damage Treatment Options

Plasma Shower Hale, Manchester
An anti-pigmentation effect by suppressing pigment(melanin) production and potentially preparing the skin for the absorption of pigmentation correcting actives. The treatment facilitates the emission of melanin in both the dermis and epidermis due to a sputtering effect.

Micorneedling Hale
Widely recognised as the gold standard in micro-needling technology, Skinpen™ works by stimulating the skin to produce new collagen and elastin. This production enables the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely. The results are smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin.

Bespoke Clinical Facial Hale, Manchester
Developed for the treatment of pigment disorders and is based on the latest scientific research results to inhibit the formation of melanin. Through regular and combined application of the innovative system care, the melanin content of the skin is reduced, the skin is visibly brightened and pigment spots become faded.

Profhilo Hale, Altrincham, Manchester
Whether you’re struggling with a dull complexion, sagging skin, or could just do with taking 5 years off of your appearance, this is the treatment for you. It’s ideal for brightening, tightening, and smoothing, and it gets to work fast. You’ll be looking more youthful in just a few weeks!

Janssen Cosmetics, Hale, Manchester
Pharmacy grade products are an ideal solution. Janssen cosmetics contain strong and pure ingredients to guarantee results in an environmentally safe way to care for skin without harming the natural balance and protection provided by the body. Our skin specialists at Laser Chic will gladly assist and advise on a plan for clear skin.

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