What is it and what is the cause?
Sun exposure breaks down collagen and elastin causing changes in skin texture, sagging, lines and wrinkles and brown spots/pigmentation. The degree of sun damage varies greatly depending on the amount and strength of sun exposure, SPF use and of course, genetics.
There are several treatments which can help repair sun damage and get back to younger looking skin but prevention is far better than a cure so wear sunscreen!
Treatments include IPL, chemical Skin Peels, RF Skin tightening, ProDerma and skin needling.
A consultation is your starting point to discuss your main concerns and for us to assess your skin so we can advise which treatment (usually a combination) would work best.
Radiofrequency Skin tightening, also known as RF, is a highly sought-after procedure for individuals seeking a more youthful appearance without the need for surgical intervention. Environmental factors, such as sun exposure, can hasten the ageing process, resulting in loose, sagging skin that can make you appear older than your actual age. Additionally, the natural loss of volume in the cheeks due to the ageing process or weight loss can exacerbate this issue, akin to deflating a balloon. RF uses heat to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen promoting a tighter, glowing profile.
A radiofrequency (RF) facial is the perfect choice prior to any special event. For the ultimate radiant glow, consider incorporating a Dermalux treatment as an add-on.
The Obagi Nu-Derm system addresses the signs of skin ageing, its ingredients gently exfoliates to promote cell turnover and suppresses melanocyte activity to reduce pigmentation. This can be used in conjunction with a Tretinoin (retin A) which enhances cell turnover, stimulates collagen production and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and age spots.
The Obagi Nu Derm skincare range is clinically proven and developed by dermatologists, earning high praise from skincare experts worldwide. Rigorous clinical studies support these products, ensuring that each ingredient serves its intended purpose, utilising only the highest quality components to deliver the best possible results.
Facial thread veins are the tiny vessels that are underneath our skin which can become damaged in extreme temperatures such as sitting in the sun or skiing. You may be more affected if you work outdoors a great deal e.g. builders or gardeners. Rosacea sufferers may also suffer from facial thread veins. These can be treated using IPL treatment usually requiring between 1 - 3 sessions a month apart.