Sun damage is something that most of us will acquire, to varying degrees, over our life time.
People who have fairer skin types are more sensitive the sun, and therefore tend to develop signs of sun damage earlier and more severe than their darker skinned counterparts. The effects of sun damage include rough skin texture, fine lines, pigmentation, dilated poor, uneven skin colour, red patches. There are a number of treatment options available to treat sun damage. The best option for each person will depend on which features of the sun damage are most prominent. For example, in someone with a lot of rough skin texture, pigmentation and open pores then CO2 laser will normally be best. For patients in whom the skin texture is not as bad, but they have a lot of redness and smaller patches of pigmentation, IPL may be more effective.