Australians love spending time outdoors, it’s our way of life. However this can result in sun-damage to your skin.
Skin pigmentation, patchy spots can appear due to the cells in the skin making melanin being damaged, usually due to exposure to the sun.
A freckle is a small patch of light brown colour on the skin, which can become more pronounced through exposure to the sun.
Sun spots or solar keratosis can also develop as a result of exposure to the sun’s UV rays. These spots may be painful or itchy. Generally they are harmless but may develop into a type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) so it is best to have them checked by a doctor experienced in skin cancer and mole checks.
Treatments for pigmentation and freckles
Australian Skin Face Body clinics have a range of treatments to treat sun-damaged skin.
Treatment will depend on the individual and will be discussed with you at your first consultation.
Whilst there are a number of treatments available to treat sun-damaged skin, taking care while out in the sun is our number one secret to great skin.
Tips to avoid sun-damage
- Use sunscreen every day to protect the skin
- Apply your sunscreen 20 minutes before you to outdoors and every two hours thereafter
- Use a quality sunscreen – preferably one that is zinc based
- Cover up with a hat, sunglasses and a shirt