Sun Damage | Cosmetic Medical Clinic

SKIN CONCERN:

Sun Damage

Sun damage is very common and presents itself through a variety of different symptoms. Approximately 90 percent of changes to the skin are attributed to sun exposure.

SKIN CONCERN:

Sun Damage

Sun damage is very common and presents itself through a variety of different symptoms. Approximately 90 percent of changes to the skin are attributed to sun exposure.

What is Sun Damage?

Sun damage occurs when your skin is overexposed to the sun. These can appear as wrinkles, freckles, sun spots and skin cancers – all on the same person. The effects of sun damage on your skin and overall health can vary depending on the level of sun exposure you have had, your skin type, your age and a variety of other factors.

While spending as little as 15 minutes under the Australian sun can immediately cause sunburn, sun damage is cumulative and can take years or even decades to appear in the form of visible symptoms. These visible symptoms can vary in severity, from being solely cosmetic to life threatening.

DID YOU KNOW?

Roughly 80% of a person’s sun exposure is acquired by the time they are 18 years old.

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Effects of Sun Damage

Premature Ageing: Sun damage can result in the development of fine lines and wrinkles. After years of sun exposure, the inner layers of the skin thicken and it reduces the ability to retain moisture. This can lead to the onset of premature ageing. Treatments for Premature Ageing >>


Skin Discolouration:
The overactivity of tanning cells (melanocytes) caused by years of sun exposure can result in skin discolouration. Among these is the development of brown freckles, the growth of lesions known as solar lentigines and the appearance of small white marks about 2-5 millimetres in size, which are common on the shins and forearms. Learn More about Pigmentation Removal >>


Sunspots:
Solar keratosis or sun spots are skin lesions that develop as a result of exposure to the sun’s UV rays. While these are generally harmless, they can also develop into a type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).
Learn More about Sunspots Removal >>

Textural Changes: Sun damage can also lead to changes in the skin’s texture – the way it feels when it is touched. Years of sun damage can lead to the outer layer of the skin becoming thinner, meaning it easily blisters, tears and grazes. At the same time, long term sun exposure can cause the inner layers of the skin to increase in size and lose their elasticity. Treatments for Sun Damage >>


Skin Cancer:
As well as causing undesired cosmetic changes to your skin, sun damage can lead to skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Australia, and about two in three Australians will be diagnosed with a form of skin cancer before the age of 70. Too much exposure to these UV rays causes the skin to become permanently damaged.

Whether it’s for cosmetic or health reasons, sun-damaged skin can be effectively treated. For correction of sun damage, please speak to our laser specialists and medical doctor at Cosmetic Medical Clinic.

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A consultation is important to everyone with their skin concern. You will receive a skin examination from one of our experienced skin specialists, and discuss the appropriate treatment options, and also be given an accurate quotation at the end of the consultation.

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