Sun Damaged Skin Treatments - Hampton Hill Richmond Twickenham Teddington South West London

Sun Damaged Skin Treatments

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The Good Skin Company offer sun damaged skin treatments from our Hampton Hill Clinic, serving Richmond, Twickenham & Teddington in South West London, for people who are suffering from this condition.

Suntans look lovely.  You look great, healthy and feel attractive, especially when you are younger and you think your skin can take the sun’s rays.  So why do we call it sun damage?  Here’s the reality…

Although most people love the warmth and light of the sun, too much sun exposure can significantly damagehuman skin. The sun’s heat dries out areas of unprotected skin and depletes the skin’s supply of natural lubricating oils. In addition, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause burning and long-term changes in the skin’s structure.

The most common types of sun damage to the skin are:

Dry skin — you gradually lose moisture and naturally occurring oils, making your skin appear dry, flaky and prematurely wrinkled, even in younger people.
Sunburn — it’s a burn and a skin injury that appears immediately after the skin is exposed to UV radiation. Mild sunburn causes only painful reddening of the skin, but more severe cases can produce tiny fluid-filled bumps (vesicles) or larger blisters.
Actinic keratosis — which are tiny bumps that feels like sandpaper or a small, scaly patch of sun-damaged skin that has a pink, red, yellow or brownish tint. Unlike suntan markings or sunburns, an actinic keratosis does not usually go away unless it is frozen, chemically treated or removed by a doctor. An actinic keratosis develops in areas of skin that have undergone repeated or long-term exposure to the sun’s UV light, and needs to be investigated
Long-term changes in the skin’s collagen — this includes photoaging (premature ageing of the skin because of sun exposure).  In photoaging, the skin develops wrinkles and fine lines because of changes in the collagen of a deep layer of the skin called the dermis. UV radiation damages the structural collagen which is a vital protein that supports the walls of the skin’s tiny blood vessels.
Over a lifetime, repeated episodes of sunburn and unprotected sun exposure can increase a person’s risk of malignant melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. As a rule, if you have fair skin and light eyes, you are at greater risk of sun-related skin damage and skin cancers. This is because your skin contains less of a dark pigment called melanin, which helps to protect the skin from the effects of UV radiation.
The World Health Organization recommends to limit time in midday summer sun (between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.), to watch the UV Index, to seek shade, to wear protective clothing (including a wide-brim hat), and to use sunscreen.  Sunlight is generally strongest when the sun is close to the highest point in the sky.

Prevention is the best cure

Protect your skin in sunlight no matter the temperature

Protected skin stays more youthful

Our Sun Damaged Skin Treatments

Book your Sun Damaged Skin Consultation

The Good Skin Company provides a thorough after-care service and is on hand to help you should you have any concerns.

Kathryn Carson - The Good Skin Company
Kathryn Carson
MA, BSc (Hons), Lic LCCH, RSHom, RN, INP
Nurse Prescriber 

Kathryn has over 20 years experience in facial rejuvenation procedures. As well as being a well respected and leading figure in her industry, Kathryn trains facial aesthetics to an advanced level.

Facebook reviews

What a dreamy experience. An absolute pleasure to be in the hands of such an expert with charisma to boot. Thanks Kathryn
Charis McPotsy
Charis McPotsy
18:56 21 May 19
I came to this clinic with acne I have lived with for 25 years, which included my neck and upper chest and back. After an initial and in depth consultation, I started to use a trio of topical lotions, 1 to clean, 1 to exfoliate and the last was a moisturiser. A month has passed and I am very pleased with the appearance on my face, neck and upper body. The acne has stopped forming, the scars are now healing and I have a smile too.
Joanne Bircsak
Joanne Bircsak
16:24 25 Apr 19
I was positively glowing and radiant after my Microdermabrasion treatment - how do I know? I got told at least 4 times! I'm still enjoying the effects and lok forward to the next treatment.
Sally Hornsey
Sally Hornsey
09:23 25 Oct 17
Jack Morris
Jack Morris
16:26 12 Sep 17
Excellent treatments, Catherine really cares about her patients wants and needs.Very satisfied and would highly recommend her.
Melanie John
Melanie John
14:40 13 Sep 16
Excellent Service! After years of struggling with acne scarring, Kathryn has helped enormously.
Scott Pearson
Scott Pearson
11:42 12 Sep 16

Do‘s & Don’ts for Sun Damaged Skin

Do’s

  • Apply a sunscreen before you go outdoors. Choose a water-resistant sunscreen that has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 50 or above, with a broad spectrum of protection against both UV-A and UV-B rays. Be sure to reapply often to avoid sweating off or washing off the sunscreen.
  • Use a sunblock on your lips. Choose a product that has been specially formulated for the lips, with a sun protection factor of 50 or more.
  • Limit your time outdoors when the sun is at its peak (from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
  • Wear sunglasses with UV light protection.
  • Wear long trousers, a shirt with long sleeves and a hat with a wide brim.

Don’ts

  • Be aware that some medicines and skin care products can increase your skin’s risk of UV damage. These include certain antibiotics, as well as some prescription medicines like oral contraceptives and tranquilisers or other medications that are used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, acne and allergies. You need to let your healthcare professional know if you are on any of these medications.

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