What is sun damage?

It is a well-known fact that sun can cause damage to cellular DNA. It can also expedite the aging process and create several other cosmetic concerns. UVA sunlight stimulates your pigment cells, called melanocytes, to produce more melanin. Melanin gives the skin, hair and eyes colour, but can also cause, unwanted dark patches called age spots. UV rays are also responsible for up to 95 per cent of the signs of ageing. The most common forms of sun damage to the skin are wrinkles, a leathery texture, freckles, uneven pigmentation, benign tumors, telangiectasia and sun spots (keratosis, lentigines). In some case sun exposure has been linked to skin cancer. As is often the case, prevention is better than cure. The best way to postpone sun damage is to use an SPF daily to protect your skin from harmful UV rays – whether in the sun or not, as UVA light levels can cause damage throughout the year.

Sun damage treatment options

Sun damage can take many forms, the treatment for sun damage is highly individualized. Sun damage treatment starts with a diagnosis. When you come to the Neue Skin Clinics for treatment, our first step is to provide you with a thorough consultation and examination. This way we can gather all necessary data about your specific case. From there, your treatment will be custom tailored to give you the best possible relief from sun damage.