Sun Damage

27Th January 2021 | Sun Damage

What is 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.


What causes 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

Acne Formation

Our Sun Damage Treatment Options

Clinical Facials Treatments for treating pigmentation disorders to achieve an even skin tone and ensure pigmentation flecks are visibly and sustainably reduced, new dark discolorations of the skin are extensively combated and the complexion’s colour is effectively brightened, thanks to Janssen’s special active substances. Find Out More. . .


Janssen Cosmetics 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. The task of the care product series for skin discolouration is to block the skin’s native melanin synthesis at its very source in 4 stages:

  1. Protection of the skin against UV radiation
  2. Blockage of the cell messenger substances
  3. Reduction of melanin synthesis
  4. Inhibition of melanin transportation

Our skin specialists at Laser Chic will gladly assist and advise on a plan for balancing out existing discolorations and prevent the occurrence of new pigment discolourations. Find Out More. . .


How To Prevent Sun Damage

There are some tips you can follow to prevent Sun Damage from developing:

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.

Wear a sun block or sunscreen daily.

Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face.

Cover your skin as much as possible when exposed to direct sunlight.


What sort of results can I expect?

The treatments we have available are consistently effective at removing sun damaged spots on your skin. Prior to your procedure, our team of experts will work with you to design a personalised treatment plan to help you achieve the best results possible.

Who can have this treatment?

Due to their non-invasive nature, the treatments offered by Laser Chic are suitable for virtually everyone. However, our team of experts will discuss any issues with you during your free consultation.

How do I know which procedure is right for me?

We offer a variety of treatments, which can be performed solo, or in combination, to achieve desired results. Our team of dedicated professionals will be able to determine which procedure is best for your skin during a private free consultation.

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Laser Chic
0161 445 6349