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Sun Damage Treatment London

Sun damage appears in many different forms on the skin, most commonly as dark spots and freckles.


What causes Sun Damage?

What is Sun Damage?

Excessive exposure to the sun can have many long-lasting effects on your skin. One of the most visible effects of sun damage on the skin is the presence of age spots. These concentrations of skin pigment are essentially unevenly distributed tan. The flat, brownish patches appear on areas of the body most often exposed to the sun – especially the face, hands, arms, neck, and the ‘V’ section of the chest.

Your skin may also become thinner, duller, and less flexible. Sun damage can reduce your skin’s ability to produce collagen that helps your skin bounce back after stretching and folding. The result will be more visible wrinkles, especially fine wrinkles.

Sun damage can also result in an increased frequency of moles and actinic keratoses, a small, rough, raised area of skin. Both moles and keratoses can develop into skin cancer.

At Derma Revive, Our skin specialists will assess your skin and determine which features of sun damage. Then we will prescribe you a treatment plan that normally combines a course of treatments best suited to you.

Common Signs of Sun-Damaged Skin

Sun-damaged skin manifests in various forms, notably dark spots and freckles. These are concentrations of skin pigment appearing as flat, brownish patches on sun-exposed areas like the face, hands, arms, neck, and chest. Sun damage may cause the skin to become thinner, duller, and less flexible, reducing its ability to produce collagen. This leads to more visible wrinkles, particularly fine lines. Increased frequency of moles and actinic keratoses (small, rough, raised areas of skin) are also common indicators. Both moles and keratoses hold the potential to develop into skin cancer.

Long-Term Risks of Untreated Sun Damage

Untreated sun damage poses significant long-term risks. Prolonged exposure without adequate treatment can lead to a persistent decrease in skin collagen production, exacerbating the appearance of wrinkles and sagging. The risk of developing skin cancer from moles and actinic keratoses increases. Moreover, chronic sun damage can lead to actinic purpura, where blood vessels become fragile, leading to easy bruising. Persistent sun damage also heightens the risk of premature ageing, manifesting as deep wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, and uneven skin tone.

Suitable Treatments

What causes Sun Damage?

Sun damage is caused by the skin being overexposed to the sun. Whether you are in a hot country or a cold environment, your skin is still exposed to UV rays which damage the skin.

By wearing a high-SPF sunscreen every day, you can prevent sun damage.

The Process of Sun Damage Treatments

Consultation and Assessment

At Derma Revive, the journey to treating sun damage begins with a thorough consultation and assessment. Our skin specialists meticulously evaluate the extent of sun damage, considering individual skin types and specific concerns. This assessment is the key step to tailoring a treatment plan that effectively addresses each unique case of sun damage.

The Procedure

The treatment procedure for sun damage at Derma Revive is customised based on the assessment. It may include Casmara Chemical Peels or Laser Skin Resurfacing – ResurFX™, among other advanced techniques. These procedures aim to rejuvenate the skin by targeting and reducing visible signs of sun damage, such as dark spots, wrinkles, and textural irregularities. The goal is to restore a more youthful, even-toned appearance to the skin.

Cost of Sun Damage Treatments

The cost of sun damage treatments at Derma Revive varies depending on the extent of sun damage and the chosen treatment plan. Each procedure, whether chemical peels or laser resurfacing, is priced based on the complexity and number of sessions required. Patients are provided with a detailed breakdown of costs during the initial consultation, ensuring transparency and allowing for informed decision-making.

Who is a Good Candidate for Sun Damage Treatments

Ideal candidates for sun damage treatments at Derma Revive are individuals experiencing visible signs of sun damage, such as dark spots, wrinkles, and changes in skin texture. Those with a history of extensive sun exposure, showing early signs of ageing or skin irregularities, are also suitable. Candidates need to have realistic expectations and be committed to protecting their skin from future sun exposure. A detailed assessment during the consultation will determine the most appropriate treatment plan.


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