Nothing shouts “I’ve just been on holiday” like a beautiful bronzed glow. But, as hard as we try during the summer months to protect ourselves from the suns damaging rays, most us of will experience some sign of damage to our skin. A huge 80% of visible ageing is caused by sunlight and sadly ladies and gents there’s no such thing as a damage-free sun tan, unless it comes from a bottle!
What causes skin damage?
You might think being a sun worshipper in you 20’s isn’t having an effect, but did you know you don’t notice the true effects of sun damage until around 10 years later? As 30 hits you’ll begin to notice premature lines and wrinkles and as you head into the 40’s most likely the addition of saggy, lined skin.
This damage is caused by the UVA rays emitted by the sun causing photoaging in the form of brown spots, coarse skin and wrinkles, whether you have burned your skin or not. When the rays penetrate the skin, they affect healthy cell growth and the stimulation of collagen and elastin, key to young, healthy looking skin. Plus, the overproduction of melanin which is the reason for our tanned skin results in hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
What can you do if the damage has already been done?
If you’ve had too much fun in the sun and are now seeing the consequences, help is at hand! Whatever stage your skin is at or damage concern, we offer some amazing specialist skin treatments in our Buckingham beauty salon to help you get your glow back.
For uneven skin tone: CACI Microdermabrasion
Revel a brighter smoother complexion with CACI orbital microdermabrasion that exfoliates and deeply cleanses the skin. The controlled removal of skin cells and impurities reveals more youthful looking skin and together with light therapy can be used to treat sun damaged skin. We recommend a course of 6 treatments with monthly maintenance after for the best results.
How does it work?
Orbital Microdermabrasion uses a head that rotates at different speeds. The orbital rotation of the abrasive treatment tip performs a progressive and controlled skin exfoliation and polishes and massages the skin at the same time.
For replenishing moisture: Dermalogica Skin Treatment
If your skin is dehydrated or tight after a sunning session soothe the overexposure with a Power Bright Dermalogica Facial. This treatment with one of our Dermalogica trained therapists will accelerate skin brightening, improve skin tone and create a fresher, healthier appearance.
For wrinkles & fine lines: Endermolift Face by LPG Endermologie
This ground breaking, non-invasive treatment is perfect for those with premature wrinkles and fine lines from sun damage. The Anti-Aging Replumping Treatment harmonises facial volumes, restores skin density and fills the lines and wrinkles from within. You’ll see results in the first session and look years younger with a course of treatments.
How does it work?
Acting like a real skin workout, the motorized flaps awaken the natural synthesis of essential rejuvenating substances. This cell stimulation then helps rejuvenating cells, to boost their production of collagen (firmness), elastin (suppleness), and hyaluronic acid (volume and hydration), naturally present in our skin.
For sun spots and hyperpigmentation: IPL Skin rejuvenation
This Ellipse treatment is clinically proven to treat sun damage skin, and help you look younger and fresher with removal of uneven pigmentation and sun spots. Many also highly commend it for making make-up application easier, looking smoother too.
How does it work?
The flash-lamp in the Ellipse IPL system produces light that heats up the melanin and haemoglobin, the causes of age spots and redness. When the cells are hit with the light it destroys them therefore removing age spots and redness.
If you’re ready to reduce your signs of sun damage through 100% natural, non-invasive treatments, get in touch. One of our expertly trained therapists can recommend the best treatment for your concerns.