Sun damage is one of the most common skin conditions we deal with here at Marlow Face and Body, and reversing the effects with different skin treatments can take time. We explore the causes of sun damage and how to prevent it as well as some of the best treatments available for repairing sun-damaged skin.

What Causes Sun Damage?

Exposure to UV rays, known as ultraviolet rays from the sun causes damage to unprotected skin if you aren’t wearing sunscreen. Over time, this creates issues with the DNA of the skin such as pigmentation (dark marks), wrinkles, redness and spider veins. 

Anti-ageing and SPF

There is an easy way to prevent sun damage and the long term effects it has on your skin by including SPF in your daily skin routine to protect from the UV rays. Ageing skin is often caused by sun damage as wrinkles form around the eyes and nose from squinting. Using SPF products to protect skin from UV rays helps keep ageing signs at bay and reverse the signs of ageing caused by the sun.

Best Face Treatments For Sun Damage

If you’re looking to treat your skin for the signs of sun damage, there are a few different treatments available from our clinic that can help skin recover from the longer-term effects of the sun.

SR pigmentation and rejuvenation facial– Our SR rejuvenation facial procedure uses the Harmony XL Pro DyeSR Laser which targets melanin spots under the surface of the skin using a narrow band of light energy. This facial treats sunspots, age spots, hyperpigmentation and freckles that all

Liquid faceliftOur liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure that helps reduce signs of ageing using dermal fillers on certain areas of the face. This treatment helps reduce wrinkles and rejuvenates the skin with Botox. We use several brands including Juvederm, Belotero, Ellanse and Revolax.

iPixel laser– Another laser treatment we offer is the iPixel laser which uses the Harmony Laser XL PRO iPIXEL (Er-YAG) to penetrate the skin and target the damaged areas to activate the repair process. If you opt for this treatment, it’s important to use SPF every day afterwards and avoid direct sunlight as your skin will need extra protection to help repair.

Before booking any treatment for reversing sun damage, we’d always recommend speaking with one of our expert practitioners about what options are available for your individual skin conditions. We’re always happy to help create a treatment plan for you to get the best possible outcome for you.