Sun damage, also known as photoaging, refers to the premature aging of the skin due to prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or artificial sources. It can lead to changes in skin texture, colour, and elasticity.
Sun damage is caused by exposure to UV radiation from the sun or artificial sources like tanning beds. UV light damages the fibers in the skin called elastin, leading to premature skin aging. This damage accumulates over time, even from brief exposures, and can significantly affect the health and appearance of the skin.
What are common symptoms of
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Hyperpigmentation or 'age spots'
- Rough, dry skin texture
- Visible blood vessels or redness
- Loss of skin elasticity, leading to sagging
Why You Might Consider Treating
Addressing sun damage can revitalize your appearance and unveil your true confidence—inside and out. Many people seek treatment to:
✔ Improve skin tone and texture
✔ Boost self-esteem and confidence
✔ Promote healthier skin
✔ Delay further damage and signs of aging
How Atlantic Skin Care Can Help With
What treatments are available for sun damage?
Atlantic Skin Care offers a range of safe and minimally-invasive treatments for sun damage, including microneedling, chemical peels, laser therapy, and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy.
Are treatments for sun damage painful?
Most treatments involve minimal discomfort. Our medical professionals take great care to ensure your comfort during any procedure.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments depends on the severity of the sun damage and the specific area being treated. Our expert team will provide a personalized treatment plan to help you maintain optimal results.
Can sun damage be completely reversed?
While many signs of sun damage can be significantly improved, some damage may be permanent. It's essential to protect your skin from future sun exposure to prevent further damage. We recommend wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen daily and covering up with loose, light clothing and a hat on sunny days.