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Sun Damage
Sun Damage

The term ‘sun damage’ is usually used to refer to major changes to the skin’s characteristics brought about by prolonged unprotected exposure to UV radiation. Typical symptoms are weak underlying structures that causes mottling, ‘pebbling’ crepe-like or thinning of skin, roughness, dryness, inflammation and hyperpigmentation.

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Book a free cosmetic consultation with one of our Appearance Medicine Nurses.

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Book a free cosmetic consultation

Book a free cosmetic consultation with one of our Appearance Medicine Nurses.

or call 0800 SKIN DR (754 637)
Treatment

Sun avoidance is crucial to avoiding sun damage. When sun exposure is unavoidable, regular application of a high SPF (more than SPF30) sunscreen will provide protection against UV radiation. For existing sun damage, treatments are available to help restore skin’s vitality and function. The two major treatment options available include:

  • Topical Therapy – daily use of vitamins A, B3 & C, alpha-hydroxy acids and moisturisers. Facial peels can also have a rejuvenating effect.
  • Laser Therapies – have proven extremely beneficial for sun damage. These include Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Fractional Laser Resurfacing and Photodynamic Therapy. Depending on your skin condition and need, your consulting Appearance Medicine Nurse will advise which treatment is right for you.

 

If you have concerns about a particular lesion, we offer a Free Spot Check. Or if you are concerned about several moles or lesions on your skin, as a result of being in the sun, we recommend you book in for a Full Body Skin Cancer Consultation.

 

We also offer ongoing information on how to protect your skin in our Learning Centre  and on our Blog here on our website – eg. how to spot a suspicious mole.

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Why Skin Institute?

Feeling confident and looking the best you can are things we all aim for. Skin Institute has over twenty years of experience in skincare, and we pride ourselves on keeping at the forefront of developments in appearance medicine. Our expert teams are helping Kiwis across the country show the world their best face – and you could be one of them.


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Book a free cosmetic consultation

Book a free cosmetic consultation with one of our Appearance Medicine Nurses.