Age Spots

Damage Done by UV Rays

When UV rays reach your skin, they interact with a natural chemical in the skin called melanin. Melanin is your first line of protection and absorbs UV rays in order to shield your skin against sun damage; this chemical reaction is what gives skin a tan. When the amount of UV rays you’re exposed to exceeds the protection provided by melanin, however, you get sunburn. 

Repeated overexposure to UV rays can lead to various forms of skin damage including: 

Fine lines, Wrinkles. Age spots, freckles, and other discolorations, Scaly red patches, called actinic keratosis, it is thought to be the beginning of skin cancer, Tough, leathery skin that feels and looks dry and rough is a typical sun exposed Australian skin (photo bellow).

As if these signs of ageing weren’t enough, the sun causes numerous types of skin cancer, including life-threatening melanoma; eye damage such as cataracts, which impair vision; and a weakened immune system, leaving you less able to fight off infections. 

Case Studies

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Case Study 1 - Sun damages skin: Solar Keratosis

Before and After

Case Study 2- Seborrheic Keratosis, also known as ‘Senile Wart’

Before and After

Case Study 3 - Typical sun damaged Australian skin

Before and After