Sun Damage

Best placed to advise you on sun damaged skin.

  • 1Improve skin tone
  • 2Prevent further sun damage
  • 3Slow down ageing

Rejuvence clinic is a save face accredited, doctor-led, doctor delivered hair and skin clinic providing rejuvenation & enhancement services in and around north London. We provide comprehensive treatments for men & women of all ages and pride ourselves in delivering a high quality service within a relaxed & comfortable environment. We only deliver evidence based treatments using the highest quality products and equipment. er

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Rejuvence clinic is a save face accredited, doctor-led, doctor delivered hair and skin clinic providing rejuvenation & enhancement services in and around north London. We provide comprehensive treatments for men & women of all ages and pride ourselves in delivering a high quality service within a relaxed & comfortable environment. We only deliver evidence based treatments using the highest quality products and equipment.

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Our love of the sun is obsessive. At Rejuvence Clinic we are sympathetic to this very British obsession and are experts at providing sun protection advice as well as a myriad of treatment options for the rejuvenation of sun damaged skin. We are able to combine bespoke skin care regimes with chemical peels to restore healthy looking skin. Our specialist interest in platelet rich plasma (PRP) means we can provide cutting edge mesotherapy options that deliver consistently wonderful results.

Sun damage is the result of the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UV) on the skin. UVA and UVB radiation exposure is not limited to clear skies and hot summer days. Evan on a cloudy day more than 80% of UV radiation is able to penetrate through to the earth’s surface. UVB results in direct damage to the superficial layers of the skin (epidermis) and is responsible for sun burn. UVA is absorbed by the deeper layers of the skin (dermis) and accelerates the ageing process.

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PRICE LIST

SUN DAMAGE & PHOTOAGEING PACKAGES

PRICE

ZO Brightenex

Skin Brightening and Correcting Cream

£80.00

ZO Retamax

Active Vitamin A Microemulsion

£80.00

ZO 3 Step Retinol Peel

£295.00
(Single Peel)

ZO Controlled Depth Blue Peel

£395.00
(Single Peel)

Rejuvence Replenish

1 session of PRP with NCTF Mesotherapy (Filorga). Includes free Microneedling and Dermalux LED therapy.

£375.00

Rejuvence Replenish Premium:

4 sessions of PRP and NCTF Mesotherapy (Filorga). Includes free Microneedling and Dermalux LED Therapy.

£1350 (4 X £337.50)

 

 

BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
  • Anti-ageing Treatments
FAQ

How does the sun damage the upper layer of the skin (epidermis)?

The main components of the epidermis are keratinocytes and melanocytes (cells contain melanin that provide colour to the skin). These cells bear the brunt of damage from excessive sun exposure. Melanocytes increase in size and become more branched. They contain melanin that provides pigment to the skin. Over exposure to sunlight can cause irregular pigmentation. Excessive sun exposure can cause regions of the epidermis to thin out whereas other areas can thicken. Years of sun exposure can result in the development of sun spots that go onto develop into forms of cancer.

How does the sun damage the deeper layers of the skin (dermis)?

The main components of the dermis are collagen and elastin. Collagen provides the skin with its tensile strength. Elastin gives the skin its elasticity. As we age the amount and quality of collagen and elastin reduce. With excessive sun exposure there is an increase in the production of elastin but it is of very poor quality. Interactions between elastin and collagen are compromised and the result is a tangled mess.

Signs of sun damage you may not have recognised

Tanning is the body’s attempt to protect itself by increasing pigment production. Tanning is actually a sign of DNA damage and your body’s way of telling you to get out of the sun. Freckles are more dangerous than a tan because their presence indicates that the person’s skin cannot tolerate sun exposure.

How can I prevent skin damage from sun exposure?

Avoid tanning! Tanning is a sign of DNA damage. Do not rely on sun screens alone. No matter how high the sun protection factor is the effects of sun screen wear off after a couple of hours. Research shows that people normally under apply sun screen. Practice sun avoidance and adopt a healthy skin protection program as part of your daily skin care program. Restoration of skin health with a bespoke skin care program from ZO will increase the skin’s ability to repair and renew itself.

What is contained in a good sun screen?

A good sun screen should provide a combination of physical sun block elements and chemical sun block elements. It should also contain antioxidants that provide DNA protection and aid repair agents by helping to rid the skin of oxygen free radicals. Free radicals are the byproducts of functioning skin cells. Antioxidants include vitamin C and E, polypodium leucotomes, maltobionic acid and lactobionic acid.

Treatment for mild sun damaged skin and freckles

A good daily skin care program forms the basis of any rejuvenation treatment and is particularly effective for the treatment of mild undamaged skin and freckles. It is importance initially to use products that enhance the skin barrier function by using appropriate concentrations of retinol and alpha-hydroxy agents prior to applying any sunscreens. Retinoids such as retinol, stimulate fibroblast activity and encourage repair and regeneration of skin. We recommend the ZO sun damage penetration system. Freckles require bleaching and blending with ZO skin care range to improve and help even out skin colour. A light chemical peel such as the ZO Invisapeel or the ZO Stimulation peel will supplement with a tightening effect.’

Sun spots and actinic keratoses

Sun spots and actinic keratoses are signs of more severe sun damage and require urgent changes to life style habits with a reduction in sun seeking behaviour. Superficial sun spots are amenable to treatment with bleaching and blending skin care regimes. However, more established sun spots and actinic keratoses (can be pre-cancerous) require more aggressive removal and the cryogen can be very useful in this regard. Following stabilisation of skin health over a period of at least 6 to 18 weeks (depending upon strength of retinoids used) and removal of some lesions a ZO controlled depth BLUE peel can aid as a tightening and to some extent levelling treatment for the skin.

Deep wrinkles and rhytides

Extensive sun damage arising for a lifetime of excessive sun exposure and poor sun protection practices alongside smoking can mean the development of significant wrinkles and deep rhytides. Aside from changes to daily skin care interspersed with chemical peels following adequate skin pre-conditioning, other treatment modalities can also be brought into play. Microneedling in tandem with platelet rich plasma and skin booster as well as absorbable threads (used for thread lifts) can help to improve wrinkles and rhytides as well other signs of sun damage. Some of these treatments are particularly effective over the décolletage regions (French for the chest, shoulders, neck and upper back). Indeed often many strive hard to rid the face of the signs of ageing and sun damage but a glance at their décolletage often still gives away their age. This is not a region to be ignored and pleasing results can be achieved.

Rejuvence Philosophy

At Rejuvence we are firm believers that prevention is better than cure. Excessive sun damage is the main cause of premature ageing. Indeed ageing is often categorised into intrinsic and extrinsic ageing. Intrinsic ageing is defined as genetic or natural ageing. Extrinsic ageing is ageing that is the result of external and life style factors such as sun exposure and smoking. Overall it has been estimated that 90% of skin ageing is due to extrinsic factors as opposed to intrinsic. We have great control over how we age. Take control and for the damage that already been caused we are here to help to reverse the signs.

 

 

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