Sun damage
Causes, symptoms
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Frequently asked questions

Can your reverse sun damage? Plus Icon

Some signs of sun damage can be reversed with professional skin treatments. Deep exfoliating treatments such as microdermabrasionand chemical skin peels can help fade stubborn age spots and pigmentation caused by sun damage. Rejuvenation treatments, such as 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. Laser resurfacing systems such as Fraxel can be used to target and destroy sun-damaged skin, removing it altogether to reveal fresh, new skin beneath.

What’s the difference between UVA, UVB and UVC radiation? Plus Icon

UVA, UVB and UVC radiation has different wavelengths. UVA and UVB are the rays you need to be concerned about when it comes to the health of your skin. They play a key role in premature ageing and skin cancers. UVC rays do not penetrate the earth’s atmosphere and therefore do not reach your skin.UVB is what causes your skin to burn and tends to damage the superficial layers of the skin as it does not penetrate as deeply as UVA. UVA rays are what make your skin tan and also cause premature ageing.Recent studies suggest both UVA and UVB rays can be harmful to your skin’s health. 

At sk:n we have a range of treatments designed to help you get the skin you want.

From products to peels, our specialist doctors and nurses can recommend the best path for you to take.

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