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.

Laser treatments

There are a range of laser options available to reduce the effects of sun-damage including vascular laser and Clear + Brilliant.

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

We treat this concern at the following locations

Click the locations below for more information including contact details, directions and opening hours.