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Effective treatment options for sun damaged skin

sun damaged skin.

Sun damaged skin can cause a range of problems from pigmentation issues, to premature ageing, and it can also increase your risk of skin cancer. But what are the effective treatment options for sun damaged skin? And what should you consider when choosing the right treatment for your skin?

What are the most effective treatment options for sun damaged skin?

There are a number of different treatment options to consider when it comes to sun damaged skin. These include:

  • Topical treatments- There are a wide range of different topical products that can be applied to your skin to help improve the appearance of skin that has been damaged by the sun. In fact, as an approved retailer for SkinCeuticals products, we stock a range of these. Topical products that contain ingredients like retinoids, vitamin C, and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) can be essential for promoting skin cell turnover, reducing hyperpigmentation, and stimulating collagen production. This means that the outer layers of skin cells that have been damaged by the sun can be removed and replaced with fresh, healthy skin cells, and that deeper damage can be healed with the increase in collagen.
  • Chemical peels- While topical treatments are effective for outer layers of sun damage, chemical peels can be highly effective for both superficial and deeper damage. A chemical peel is a type of treatment that involves applying a chemical solution to the skin, for a set period of time, and then removing this. This process is able to exfoliate the outer layers of skin, removing sun damaged cells, and promoting cell rejuvenation. At the same time, this process also stimulates the production of collagen. For sun damaged skin specifically, chemical peels can help to improve the skin’s texture and tone, reduce the appearance of dark spots and sunspots, and help to tackle fine lines and wrinkles caused by sun exposure.
  • Microdermabrasion- Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that uses a handheld device to exfoliate the outer layer of the skin. This treatment can help to reduce the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, and uneven skin tone by promoting cell turnover and collagen production.
  • IPL treatments- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are becoming increasingly popular for a wide range of skin concerns, including sun damaged skin. This works by targeting the light rays at areas of skin damage to stimulate collagen production and increase cell turnover, to effectively reduce pigmentation issues caused by sun damage, improve skin texture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Microneedling- Another effective treatment option for sun damaged skin is microneedling. This is also known as collagen induction therapy as this helps to stimulate the production of collagen by causing micro-injuries in the skin. This involves using a device with very fine needles to puncture the surface of the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing response and allowing the skin to rejuvenate. This helps to improve the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, and scars.

What are the considerations for treating sun damaged skin?

If you have sun damaged skin there are some things you should consider before choosing a treatment option. These include:

  • The severity of the sun damage- Different treatment options can be more beneficial for different levels of sun damage, so it’s important to choose the option that will achieve the best results for your skin.
  • Your skin type- The type of treatment you can receive will be determined by your skin type. This should be something you discuss with a trained professional, like us here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.
  • Your aims and goal- Different treatment options can achieve different results, so it’s important to consider your personal aims and goals, before selecting a treatment option.

For more information or advice about sun damaged skin and the effective treatment options, get in touch with Preston’s leading professionals, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic. We are the aesthetic practitioners you can count on.

The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic is proud to provide professional aesthetics treatments for clients in Preston, Blackpool, Leyland, Chorley, Kirkham, Blackburn and the North West of England. Our key treatments and services include Anti Wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers, Laser Hair Removal, Acne Treatments, Injectable Polynucleotides, and much more.