Sun Damaged Skin Treatment Geelong
Geelong and Victoria are just a short drive from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and that can mean spending a lot of time in the sun, especially in Australia’s scorching summer months. While you may know that the sun can damage your skin, you might still be tempted to spend time outside unprotected. It can also be challenging to stick to a skin routine that includes applying a product with a high SPF every day. However, if you neglect to protect your skin while it is exposed to the sun, you may cause extensive damage. Damage can happen faster than you think, but fortunately, there are many effective sun-damaged skin treatments available.
At Cosmetic Refinement Clinic (CRC), in Geelong, we take a holistic approach to sun damage and provide you with a wide range of options. These treatments can help you reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blotchy skin, burst blood vessels, and more. Our treatments can be used alone or in combination for maximum impact. Give us a call to schedule your consultation today to see how we can help. We look forward to developing a plan that is perfect for you.
What Causes Sun-Damaged Skin
Sun-damaged skin is caused by the ultraviolet light (UVA) in the sun’s rays. When this high-energy light hits your skin, it burns the top layers and causes your skin to lose elasticity, forming fine lines. Even worse, it penetrates deep to damage the underlying cells. This causes your skin to create melanin in the short term, darkening your skin and forming a tan. Over time, however, it leads to premature ageing and discolouration.
We are fortunate to live close to Australia’s stunning natural coast–a popular tourist destination that attracts people from all over the world. However, people living in Australia are at increased risk for sun damage because the sun’s rays are potent here. This is due to the proximity of the Earth to the sun during January and February. These ultra hot months are when sun exposure is at its highest.
During these months, your skin can burn in as little as 11 minutes. People with naturally fair skin tend to experience even more damage, as they naturally have less protective melanin. Most sun damage occurs before you are eighteen, long before you may even be considering the long-term consequences.
At CRC, we offer a wide range of powerful treatment options designed to reduce the impact of sun damage, restore skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and promote a healthier complexion. Our goal is to help you regain your self-confidence and provide long-lasting care.
Areas of Concern For Sun-Damaged Skin
Many people tend to forget that sun exposure causes skin damage every day, not just on the days you spend on the beach. Even if temperatures are below freezing, you can still burn if exposed to the sun for too long. Additionally, you don’t need to get a sunburn to experience extensive damage. Most damage accumulates slowly over time from going unprotected as you go about your daily routine. That is why certain areas that are generally exposed, such as your face, neck, and hands, tend to show more damage than areas covered more often.
Sun-damaged skin on your face can be tough to prevent as it is exposed to the sun almost every day. Even when you are wearing long sleeves, your face is still visible. Sun exposure on your face can lead to wrinkles, particularly in your expression lines. It can also lead to areas of hyperpigmentation or age spots, blotchy skin, and more. Even when you take preventive measures to protect against damage, some will still occur.
Your chest and neck areas are also vulnerable to sun damage. Even if you have been diligent about applying sunscreen to your face, you may have neglected to cover these sensitive areas. The skin on your neck is particularly thin and tends to show aging more quickly.
Legs & Arms
Your legs and arms are other places that may experience more sun damage if you spend a lot of time outside in shorts and short sleeves. Because these areas are larger, it can be less convenient to use sunscreen products on the entire surface of your exposed skin. If you notice age spots on your shoulders, arms, and legs, we can help treat those too.
Treatment Options for Sun-Damaged Skin
Skin damage can be frustrating and devastating to your self-esteem, especially since it can feel inevitable and is generally most noticeable on your face. However, there are many safe and effective sun-damaged skin treatment options, and they continue to improve. At CRC, we are committed to helping you drastically enhance the look of your skin through a range of laser treatments, chemical peels, and more.
Laser treatments penetrate the skin and encourage natural collagen production so your skin can heal itself from the inside out. Laser therapy can involve a quick skin rejuvenation treatment or a complete skin resurfacing treatment that penetrates deep to repair the most extensive damage. We use only state-of-the-art technology to provide you with the best results possible. Whether used alone or in conjunction with other treatments, laser therapy can provide long-lasting and natural-looking results.
Kleresca® treatment is the newest and most innovative non-invasive procedure available. It is also the only non-invasive procedure that can penetrate the deepest layers of skin, using LED-based technology. It is especially effective for treating redness and fine lines for a rejuvenated look. Patients experience no downtime and minimal side effects.
A chemical peel is a topical facial treatment used to improve the skin’s texture by removing the top layers, revealing healthier skin underneath. We offer several different options to ensure you are getting one that targets your specific needs. These peels can be modified to make them less harsh and improve the appearance of acne, rosacea, and sun damage. While you may experience some redness and irritation following the peel, this is a standard and safe treatment.
How Long to See Results
Each treatment is different, and results vary for each patient. With many of our treatments, you may see results right away after one treatment, though it may take months to achieve the desired results. Laser and rejuvenation resurfacing can take up to three months and several appointments to get the full effect. Many patients enjoy this gradual adjustment as it appears natural to friends and family. Chemical peels take about two to three weeks to show full results, and patients typically see full results from Kleresca® in about twelve weeks.
Are Results Permanent?
The results from our laser treatments are not permanent as your body will continue to age, but they are long-lasting. Laser treatments can last anywhere from three to five years. Chemical peels can last for about one to two months, and the benefits of Kleresca® can last from six months to a year.
Only the Best Laser Technologies
We use only superior laser technology in all of our treatments to ensure that you are getting treatment that specifically targets your needs. We are proud to offer both the Pearl Fractional laser and the Revlite Q-Switched Laser. Both considered the gold standard for the conditions they treat.
The Pearl Fractional laser is adept at targeting damaged skin cells deep below the surface while avoiding healthy cells. This allows the healthy cells to provide the treated cells with nutrient support while healing. The Revlite Q-Switched laser is gentler and ideal for lighter skin rejuvenating procedures. It is considered the premier technology for removing darkened pigments and tattoos.
In addition to these innovative lasers, we also offer a range of more specialised technology. Ask about our KTP 532nm laser for rosacea or the Alexandrite 755nm laser for superficial skin discolourations.
Fully-Trained Dermal Clinicians for Your Safety
Many of our treatments use powerful technology. While these machines are effective when used properly, we are committed to providing you with the safest experience possible. That is why we work with only the most highly-trained technicians, and our procedures are performed under the supervision of a world-class plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Treating sun-damaged skin can be a complicated and multi-step process, but we are here to provide you with the guidance you need to get the results you deserve. We are committed to expanding our services regularly as technology improves so you can continue to get the best care in Australia.
Book Your Initial Consultation to See What Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment Is Right for You
If you are ready to reverse the effects of sun damage on your skin, give us a call to schedule your consultation. Our caring staff will take the time to understand your needs and desired results. Then we will work with you to create a plan tailored to your exact needs. We look forward to helping you get a naturally refreshed look you will love.
AddressThe Cosmetic Refinement Clinic, Tenancy 9
400 Pakington Street, Newtown VIC 3220
The Cosmetic Refinement Clinic, Suite 22, Level 2
166 Gipps Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002
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