Sun Damage, as the name suggests, is often the result of prolonged exposure to the sun. When this happens, the melanocytes within the skin cells go into overdrive and produce excessive amounts of melanin (the pigment which gives the appearance of a sun tan). While this protects the skin, it subsequently produces dark patches known as hyperpigmentation or “sun damage”, and this is commonly found on the face, décolleté and backs of the hands – indeed, any area where the sun naturally hits. Fortunately, our expertise in treating pigmentation, in combination with the very best energy-based devices, enables us to effectively eradicate sun damage – resulting in more radiant skin on both the face and body.
Sun Damage Treatments
Non-surgical Solutions: Laser Treatments
Read on for answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions
Our bespoke laser treatments mean that we can effectively diminish the appearance of sun damage. It is vitally important that you do not come for a treatment if you have tanned skin, either real or fake, or if you have recently used any photosensitising medications (the most common of which are tetracycline antibiotics, a commonly prescribed acne suppressant).
Following treatment, it is normal for the skin to be a little red, although this has usually calmed by the next day. Treated areas of sun damage will be noticeably darker within a few hours; however, these will start to fade a week or so later and will eventually flake off, revealing smooth new skin. It is advisable to keep the complexion clear of makeup and to use a mild skincare routine and a high SPF in the days following.
Your doctor will recommend a course of treatment based on your needs, with four weeks between each session. While best results are visible following completion of the course, you should be able to notice a progressive improvement after each session.
Sun Damage Treatments performed by
Dr Nina Singh
Dr Nina Singh is a skilled aesthetic doctor who joined the practice in 2023, after undergoing a year of immersive training in the McKeown Method. She is passionate about good skin at any age and combining techniques to achieve the most natural and effective results for our patients. She also has a specialist interest in treating skin of colour.
Dr Rhona Cameron
Dr Rhona Cameron is a skilled injector who has been extensively trained in Dr McKeown’s signature intuitive technique. Her treatments blend advanced facial optimisation with powerful, energy-based devices – such as lasers, BBL and radio frequency – energising the appearance and enhancing skin health.
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