What Sun Damage Does to Your Skin And The Treatments Available

Posted on 24 Oct, 2022

The sun can cause some serious damage to your skin if you aren’t using sunscreen. At The Laser Treatment Clinic, we’re here to explain to you exactly what sun damaged skin is, along with the treatments available. It’s important to know what damage the sun is capable of doing to your skin, and how to avoid this.

So, what exactly is sun damaged skin?

Sun damage skin refers to skin that has been affected from overexposure to the sun. This includes actinic keratoses, sun spots, wrinkles, and a  leathery skin texture. If you have sun damaged skin there’s a number of ways our professional team of skincare experts can help. But first, it’s important to know the different kinds of sun damage signs.

Here are some of the common signs of sun damaged skin:

  • Premature wrinkles
  • Brown spots, known as sun spots
  • Thick and leathery texture
  • Rosacea
  • Freckles appearing on the skin

These are all common things that the sun damage can do to your skin. We recommend visiting a doctor if you have any new moles (brown spots) on your skin after prolonged sun exposure. 

How to avoid sun damage

In order to avoid damage to your skin, there are a couple of things we advise you to do. The first is to wear sunscreen and reapply when necessary. Wearing sunscreen in the sun protects your skin from the damaging UVA and UVB rays emitted from the sun. SPF acts as a barrier between your skin cells and UV sunlight, protecting you from sun damage in the process. 

The other effective way to avoid damage from the sun is to avoid being out in the sun for long periods of time. If you’re planning a winter escape to a hot country soon, avoiding the sun during the hottest parts of the day protects your skin and prevents sunburn. 

Treatments for sun damaged skin

Many people who have sun damaged skin do not like the appearance or texture of their skin. At The Laser Treatment Clinic, we aim to improve the skin’s texture and appearance through our range of treatments we offer. 

The most effective treatment for sun damaged skin is laser treatment. We offer both ablative and non-ablative laser treatments, to suit your needs. 

If you’re interested in skincare treatment, book your free consultation with us today, where one of our skincare professionals will assess your skin and offer tailored advice.