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Photodamage

Photodamage or photo ageing occurs when the skin is overwhelmed by harmful UV rays. This over exposure can be caused by burning episodes or accumulation of sun exposure over time.

Photodamage is damage that has occured to the skin due to sun exposure. It causes the skin to change in texture, colour and show imperfections, all taking away that firm airbrushed look we desire.

The skin does not actually like UV light and the initial changes that we see ie tanning is the skin actually trying to protect itself from the damaging UV rays. If this continues the skin starts to show structural changes such as redness, red vessels, thinning, sagging and wrinkles, pigmentation or sun spots and most worrying increases the risk of skin cancers.

UV rays from the sun is the primary cause of extrinsic aging, ie an external influence that causes skin degeneration. UV overexposure can lead to increased visible wrinkles, discolorations and a rough, leathery texture, making the skin appear years older than it actually is. So one key to young skin is protection from the sun.

Treatment options for photodamage

No one can change the effects the sun has had on skin cells DNA however it is possible to repair and protect skin and improve its imperfections.

At MoS we can assess your skin and show you any damage that has been done. We can then individualise a plan to help repair, protect and rejuvenate your skin. Most plans are for the long term as what you do at home, what your skin is exposed to in the future and treatments you decide to have done all need reassessment and continued maintence to keep your desired look.

Treatments required are all assessed on an individual basis and what suits one may not suit another. It is often possible that a combination of treatments are required to best treat the conditions of concern. At Medical Skin Clinic Australia we listen to your concerns and give you trusted advise of the options available to you to give you the results you trying to achieve.

Treatments offered at MoS to help improve photodamage include but are not limited to :

Book an appointment online or call the clinic on 5261 6171 to arrange an appointment.

Book an appointment online or call the clinic on 5261 6171 to arrange an appointment.

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