Can Sun Damage Be Reversed?

Posted on 10 Apr, 2020

We all love to be out in the sunshine, considering how little we get of it in the UK, but if you aren’t careful it can leave a permanent mark on your skin, referred to as sun damage.

Sun exposure means exposure to UV rays too, which cause damage to your skin. This is most visible in the form of sunburn. More worryingly, over time extended exposure can also cause dark spots, wrinkles and even skin cancer. The result of this extended exposure is sun damage. You may already be suffering from it without realising it, especially if you have dark spots. The overall effect of this sun damage is that your skin – and therefore you– can appear much older. In fact, sun damage caused by exposure to UV rays accounts for as much as 80% of skin ageing!

This leaves us with the million-dollar question: can sun damage be reversed? The simple answer is that it can, to some degree. By trusting professional skin experts, you can erase the majority of the damage done by too much time in the sun, with plenty of different treatments on offer to address specific concerns.


Wrinkles are often one of the types of sun damage least talked about, as most of us accept them as a natural part of the ageing process. It can, however, speed up this process, as it breaks down elastin and collagen, the two proteins which give skin its firm and youthful look.

For those already suffering from wrinkles, the experienced team at our clinic can offer several different treatment options – as treatment plans are tailor-made for each of our clients, make sure that you book a free consultation with our Skin Specialist before booking any treatments. This will ensure that you are only investing in the most effective procedures for your specific skin concerns.

One of our most popular treatment options for wrinkles caused by sun damage is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), a non-invasive procedure which can be used to tackle several different signs of sun damage and this combined with other advanced treatments in a bespoke package plan made specially for you will give you the best results possible. Our Skin Specialist can offer you a Free Consultation where she would make a bespoke treatment plan for you once she has examined your skin and discussed your skin concerns.

Sun Spots

Sun spots are the tell-tale sign of sun damage. Try as you might but no amount of home remedies or over-the-counter products will do away with these as well as professional treatments. Caused by the body’s defence mechanism to guard against harm from UV rays, sun spots manifest as flat marks with either a black or brown colouring. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Laser is an ideal choice for this issue to quickly reveal a more youthful and even-toned complexion.

The combination of treatments available are suitable for all skin types. To find out more, it is highly recommended you visit our clinic for a free consultation with our skin specialist.