Damage caused by the sun usually occurs in our early years before the age of 20, however, this damage accumulates and only begins to show up from the age of 35 and onwards, and progressively worsens as we age.

Sun Damage

Damage caused by the sun is usually done in our early years before the age of 20, however, this damage only begins to show up from the age of 35 onwards.

Without protection from the sun’s rays, just a few minutes of exposure each day over the years can cause noticeable changes to the skin. Freckles, age spots, spider veins on the face, rough and leathery skin, fine wrinkles, loose skin, a blotchy complexion, and skin cancer can all be traced to sun exposure.

Signs of Sun-damage:

Uneven pigmentation

Excessive sun exposure causes our melanocytes (pigment-producing cells) to become damaged and produce excessive amounts of pigment in certain areas of the skin; this shows up as dark brown spots. On the contrary, they can also cause the death of the melanocyte resulting in loss of pigment in certain areas, which show up as white spots. Together the skin can appear uneven and blotchy.

Vascularity

When our skin is exposed to the sun our capillaries dilate and move closer to the surface of the skin. This temporary effect allows heat to escape so the body can cool down in periods of prolonged heat. This continues action over the year’s damages those capillaries and they loose there ability to constrict again leading to a red appearance of the skin and larger capillaries can become visible.

Wrinkles and Sagging

The UVA rays that are emitted by the sun have a long wavelength and can penetrate the dermis of the skin. This breaks down our healthy collagen and elastin fibres and leads to premature ageing. This can be seen as wrinkling and sagging of the skin.

Suggested

Treatments

Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light

Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) used to treat pigmented and vascular lesions.
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Chemical Peels

Chemical peels improve the texture of your skin through the application of a chemical agent to the skin to promote the growth of new skin cells.
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3D Medical Skin Needling

This unique 3D micro-needling experience offers the combination of 3 individual treatments into one treatment session ensures that we target all the origins of ageing for a healthier more youthful skin.
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3D MD PRP (aka Dr Vampire)

Our 3D PRP MD bespoke treatment, formally known as the Dr Vampire, utilises the powerful regenerative effects that our own platelet containing growth factors have on stimulating collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid within our skins, transforming it into a healthy radiant and more youthful looking skin.
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Cosmelan / Dermelan

Having insecurities about blemishes, wrinkles or other imperfections on your face can be taxing on your self-confidence.
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