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Sun Damage

The Sun Damaged Face

The warm golden cast of the sun is very alluring and many people can’t resist spending hours beneath its glow, but not all of the sun’s rays are pleasing. Ultraviolet (UV) light, the invisible but intense rays of the sun cause damage to your skin. Some of those harmful effects – such as suntan or sunburn – are visible right away, but other skin changes, including liver spots or deep wrinkles, appear and worsen over time. These changes are known as Photo-ageing.

The damage caused by sun exposure is the greatest factor that prematurely ages the skin. Look at areas of your body that have regular sun exposure and compare them with areas that are protected from sunlight, the difference is amazing!

 Clearly protection from the sun is required, though it is difficult when it is so intense here in Perth. Protective clothing, and sunscreen are the most effective, along with avoiding being outside between 10am and 3pm when the sun is most intense. We advocate using a high protection sunscreen every day, even in winter to guard against the suns damaging rays. The use of mineral based makeup is also an added protection.

What about existing sun damage? We can help! At your consultation with our Para Medical Skin Aesthetician, your skin will be analysed for the extent of damage and a plan will be made that is tailored to your specific needs. Treatments include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, intense pulsed light (we call ‘Photogenesis’) along with active skincare for you to use at home.

 You will be given all the information about the treatments, including the benefits and risks, so you can make an informed decision about how to put your best face forward.