If only we knew how harmful the sun and its rays were 20 years ago. Sadly we didn’t and whilst we were casually covering ourselves in baby oil to achieve the deepest tan ever, we had no idea of the extent of damage we were causing. Thankfully, we do understand the damage now and can take steps to protect our skin in the future. There are also some exceptional treatments to help counteract the damage caused.
If you can see the effects of sun damage on your skin – often this shows up in the form of dark patches or discolouration (hyperpigmentation) and fine lines and wrinkles – then your first step should be to seek professional advice. We offer an initial consultation with our aesthetic doctor, during which we will take some pictures using a computerised Visia skin analysis which looks at various depths of your skin. This skin analysis lets us understand various issues, including sun damage. It will also highlight any brown spots or pigmentation which may not yet be visible to you but could become a problem in the future. Based on these results, we’ll help you find the best way to turn back the clock and minimise the effects of sun damage.
What happens next?
If you can see the effects of sun damage on your skin then your first step should be to book an initial consultation with our aesthetic doctor. We will carry out a comprehensive computerised Visia skin analysis that lets us look beyond the surface layers of your skin to fully understand existing and potential problems, then come up with a bespoke treatment plan that we believe will give you the best outcome.
I’ve always loved the sun and, whilst I use sun protection, I could probably have used it more when I was younger! It wasn’t until I reached my 30’s that I started to notice small areas of pigmentation which would appear when I’d been in the sun and then fade afterwards. Then, it became more permanent.
The incredible thing was seeing my skin under the UV light during my skin analysis. I knew pigmentation was a problem as I could see it, but I didn’t realise what was brewing under my skin, waiting to surface. Dr Saira reassured me and said it was pretty good for someone of my age (I’m sure she was being kind!). My course of action was to use Obagi Nu-Derm products as these contain active ingredients to lighten pigmentation and reduce sun damage. This new skincare regime was easy to use once explained. I did get some light peeling but a slight tweak with one of the products stopped that.
I probably started to notice changes quite early on as I responded really well to the products. I have since been back for several skin analyses and there is a huge reduction in sun damage. My skin is also much firmer and brighter. Fabulous products!
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