An estimated 90% of skin aging is caused by the sun. Sun damage can speed up signs of aging, such as the formation of fine lines, loss of elasticity and formation of crepey skin. At Harley Street Surgery, we’ve put together our top tips to help you prevent and reverse skin damage caused by the sun.
Invest in high-quality sunscreen
People who use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher daily show 24% less skin aging than those who do not use sunscreen daily. Always try to wear an SPF 50 on your face, neck, and hands. Go for high-quality brands that will shield your delicate skin against UVA and UVB damage. Reapply every two hours for maximum protection.
Consider a chemical peel
Renowned for its ability to turn back time, a chemical peel is the deepest, most powerful anti-aging peel you can get. It is able to permeate the dermal layer at a very deep level to remove the outer layers of skin and symptoms of skin damage, such as sunspots, pigmentation and fine lines, revealing renewed, plumper, more youthful skin beneath. Perfect for clients looking to turn back the hands of time once the damage has been done.
Follow a daily skincare regime
General maintenance and looking after your skin will help you protect against and reduce signs of sun damage. Choose products that are appropriate for your skin type. Follow the five-step principle of cleanse, tone, serum, moisturise, and oil every morning and evening, and you’ll be well on your way to beautiful, youthful skin. Of course, top this off with sunscreen during the day.
Try PRP therapy
PRP is a highly powerful antioxidant created from your own blood that can reverse unwanted signs of aging and reinvigorate your skin. It harnesses the power of blood platelets which contain incredibly powerful growth factors and proteins that have immense healing power. When PRP is injected into your skin, the concentrated proteins activate collagen growth and heal and plump the skin after sun damage has occurred.
Use micro-needling to boost collagen production
Microneedling aims to restore collagen production deep in the layers of your skin. The treatment is administered with a professional ultra-fine needle device which is rolled over the face, enabling potent treatments to be absorbed and penetrating the dermis layer, giving an almost immediate plumping effect. A process of healing and repair is kicked-off by the skin’s auto-immune response, filling in dark marks, pigmentation and wrinkles caused by skin damage.
To find out more about any of the sun damage reversal treatments mentioned in this article, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dheeraj Bhar today. Visit www.harleystreets.com or call 020 7935 6554 or get in contact by expressing your interest via this form.