Sun Damage and Photoageing

Spending time outdoors without sun protection puts your skin at risk from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. These can add years to your looks. Fortunately, there are ways to erase some of this damage.

These changes include:

  • Wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Loose skin
  • Spider veins
  • Blotchy or ruddy complexion

If you use tanning beds, you’ll notice these changes quickly, often in a few years. Some people who use tanning beds see signs within a year or even sooner.

As the damage builds, you may see deep lines or dry, scaly patches called actinic keratoses (AKs). An AK is a precancerous skin growth and sun damage can also lead to skin cancer. And sometimes an AK turns into a type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. Find out the skin cancer treatments we offer here.

While much of the damage is permanent, treatment can reduce some signs of sun damage that are making you look older.

Sun damage including redness, pigmentation and wrinkles can respond well to a number of laser type treatments and at St Michael’s Clinic we use either intense pulsed light photorejuvenation or more targeted treatment with the Cynergy pulsed dye laser, the Trivantage laser or the Encore CO2 laser.

Assessment and diagnosis by our skin specialists will allow the right treatment choice to be made to get the best results for you as an individual.

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St. Michael's Clinic
St. Michael's Street

Contact Details
Telephone: 01743 590010
Fax: 01743 590017
Email: [email protected]


Why choose St. Michael's Clinic?

Here at St. Michael's Clinic, Shrewsbury's leading private skin and laser treatment clinic, our experts are specialists in all aspects of dermatology, skin cancer, anti-ageing and beauty treatments. We are able to offer NHS patients a consultant led dermatology service from our three sites in Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock and Donnington (Telford).

St. Michael's Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, ensuring the best level of treatment is provided to you in a safe environment. Our Clinical Lead Dr Stephen Murdoch is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Laser Medical Association and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. We are part of the Dermatology Partnership, a leading group of dermatology clinics, defined by clinical excellence and focusing on leading dermatological care.

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