Pigmentation & Sun Damage

About Pigmentation & Sun Damage

Everyone enjoys sitting outside on a beautiful, sunny day. Doing this is also beneficial for both your mood and for your levels of the sun vitamin D3. Unfortunately, there can be too much of a good thing, especially without sun protection, and the resultant sun damage and pigmentation can seem irreversible. Yet there are treatments which can radically reduce the appearance of sun damage, leaving you looking years younger and feeling amazing.

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Fractional Laser

Non-Ablative Fractional Laser technology is unrivalled in its ability to remove the years, and treat skin imperfection, damage and signs of aging. The use of laser has been a consolidated practice for the treatment of skin concerns in dermatology for years now, because of its targeted effectiveness.
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How does the skin become damaged by UVA exposure?

Sunbathing without SPF protection for longer periods of time means overexposure to UVA rays from the sun. UVA rays stimulate pigment cells called melanocytes to produce more melanin. Melanin is what gives sun lovers a tan, but overexposure to the sun can also cause melanin overproduction, resulting in unwanted dark patches (age spots).

Skin which is unprotected from UVA rays also ages much faster, with both drooping and wrinkles becoming more prevalent. This dry, flaky look is due to skin losing the essential oils and moisture that keeps it looking supple. Long-term and unprotected overexposure to the sun can also reduce the skin's ability to produce collagen - the main structural protein found in skin.

The best way to protect skin from sun damage, including age spots and early wrinkling, is to apply a moisturiser containing SPF protection daily. Nova Clinic has an excellent range of skin products with UVA protection which have been specially recommended by our expert dermatologists.

Other causes of Pigmentation changes

Melasma and patchy pigmentation can also be caused by hormonal activity, especially during pregnancy, and for those with hormonal imbalances. Often excess oil in the skin promotes pigmentation changes and this also needs to be managed in successful treatment.

Another common pigmentation complaint is post inflammatory pigmentation. When the skin is damaged through pimples, or skin breakages, the melanocytes through out excess pigmentation to protect the skin. The result, more common in darker skin types, is often dark spots or patches where prior trauma has occurred.

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45 min | Minimum Pain

Is it for me?

Non-Ablative Fractional Laser technology is unrivalled in its ability to remove the years, and treat skin imperfection, damage and signs of aging. The use of laser has been a consolidated practice for the treatment of skin concerns in dermatology for years now, because of its targeted effectiveness.

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30 min | Pain Free

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Revitalising peels to tackle dull complexion, aging, pigmentation, and acne. Delivered by our experienced Aesthetic Skin Therapists and tailored to your skin, these exfoliating treatments smooth, brightening and clarify the appearance skin.

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60 min | Minimum Pain

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Advanced stimulation of skin repair. Microneedling, through Dermapen or Dermaroller, is an excellent treatment of many skin concerns including aged skin, uneven pigmentation and sun spots, scarring and stretch marks. This safe and effective treatment delivers outstanding results.

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