Stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.

Sun damage

Sun damage is a phenomenon that occurs frequently in later life. You will develop small rough patches on your skin. UV light also affects the appearance of sunspots or age spots (liver spots). This is particularly noticeable on the hands, the décolleté and the face. Skin disorders such as couperose, poikiloderma of civatte, melasma or rosacea may also be worsened by sunlight.

Sun damage is caused by the ultraviolet light from the sun. It breaks down collagen and elastin in your skin, which in turn leads to wrinkles or sun spots.

Frequently asked questions about sun damage
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Treatments against Sun damage

Huidzorg West offers various innovative sun damage treatments. We will choose a suitable therapy depending on your symptoms. During the preliminary consultation, we discuss your symptoms and assess your skin. Then we will develop a tailor-made treatment plan. Huidzorg West also has a wide range of effective skin care products for ageing skin. These products are good to use in combination with treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sun damage

The following treatments are possible for sun damage:

  • Fractional laser therapy: at Huidzorg West we work with the fractional laser; the most effective and newest, Nordlys Ellipse Fraxx 1550nm, an Erbium Glass laser. This laser provides stimulation of the production of collagen and elastin. This stimulation effectively treats superficial wrinkles and sagging skin;
  • chemical peel: a “chemical” peel is an effective and simple way to improve the condition of the skin and provides a fresh appearance. It can be used well for light wrinkling;
  • IPL or laser therapy: pigmentation and age spots caused by sun damage can be effectively and safely removed by means of an IPL or laser treatment for pigmentation. This will give you a smoother skin again.

Many people suffer from sun damage. Sun damage is caused by the ultraviolet light from the sun. This breaks down collagen and elastin in your skin, which in turn leads to wrinkles or sun spots.

In addition to the treatments in the practice, the use of proper skin care is of great importance. The Neoretin, Toskani and Neostrata product ranges include products that provide inhibition in the enzyme tyrosinase, high percentages of retinol and antioxidants to improve hyperpigmentations such as sun damage and uneven skin tone and regulate the activity of pigment cells.

It is also important to use a sunscreen with a broad-spectrum filter. At Huidzorg West, for example, we recommend the products of Heliocare. These mineral products have both UVA and UVB filters, as well as visible light and infrared light filters. These filters are of great importance for the prevention of new pigmentation spots.

At Huidzorg West we are happy to give you appropriate skin advice. If you want to get started with skin care products, take the skin quiz.

  • Protect yourself adequately from the sun. Always carry a good sunscreen in your bag. This will prevent skin problems in later life, such as skin cancer, wrinkles, benign skin tumours and pigmentation spots.
  • Smoking is not recommended. Smoking can break down elastin and connective tissue, causing wrinkles to form earlier.
  • Skin care with retinol (vitamin A) and antioxidants protects the skin against sun damage and skin ageing.

See our pricelist for the cost of treating sun damage.

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