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Sundamaged Skin Treatment

During your appointment I will carry out a full skin assessment with additional detailed assessment of moles using dermoscopy. By the end of the consultation you will feel confident in monitoring your skin and be provided with a personalised strategy for ongoing monitoring as well as skin care advice on UV protection and ingredient focused skin care to address specific concerns. Sun-damaged skin Age spots, uneven pigmentation, melasma, moles, wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity and spider veins are all signs of sun damage. Depending on your Fitzpatrick skin type the amount of time you can spend in the sun without burning will vary. But it is important to realise that damage can occur without creating a noticeable sunburn.

Procedure time
1 hour

 

There is no downtime or recovery time

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Consultation

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Procedure

On the day the procedure takes approx. 1 hour.

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Aftercare

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About

How to prevent sun-damage and skin cancer I always explain to patients that there are some risk factors you have no control over- these would be your genetics, the number of moles and your skin type. But it is important that you understand whether you are at risk, and you are you need to be proactive and regularly check your skin with help from a dermatologist if you are overwhelmed or unsure. The one factor you do have control over is to limit your UV exposure and avoid tanning and sunburn. Skin cancer mutations are caused by UV damage to DNA so it is critical that exposure to UV is limited. It’s normal to feel guilty about excessive UV exposure in the past, but its never too late to adopt healthy skin behavior practice.

DR. CATHERINE BORYSIEWICZ

Consultant dermatologist, MA, BA, MBBS, MRCP

Dr. Catherine Borysiewicz is an experienced consultant in skin cancer and general dermatology, bringing with her an extensive academic career and lending her authority in dermatological concerns to treatments at Galen.