Summer Skin Safety With Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic: Mole Checking and Sun Damage Treatment

Summer Skin Safety With Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic: Mole Checking and Sun Damage Treatment


Summer Skin Safety With Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic: Mole Checking and Sun Damage Treatment

Summer is a time for fun, sunshine and letting go; but now we’re in August, many of us are returning from our summer holiday and settling back into the daily grind once more. However, this brief stint of sun can cause problems if you don’t take the appropriate precautions to protect your skin. The development of sun spots, pigmentation issues and moles are just some of the issues that sun damage can do to our skin. These issues can vary in their severity but it’s still important that you take the right course of action to protect your health following your summer holiday. To help you at this time of year Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic offers a range of treatments to combat a number of sun damage issues.

Laser treatment for sun damage

Sun damage can produce a whole host of skin issues, but one of the most common is the development of irregular pigmentation and age spots. These can have a profound effect on patient’s self esteem and can have a huge impact on the condition of the skin, too. To combat age spots and pigmentation problems as a result of sun damage, Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic recommends IPL laser treatment.

IPL laser treatment is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that harnesses light energy technology to provide patients with a visually improved look to pigmentation issues within the area of treatment. The treatment works by penetrating the skin with light energy beams, which effectively evens out the skin tone and removes the addition pigmentation, resulting in an even and more flattering complexion.

“The great thing about IPL laser treatment when fighting sun damage issues is that it provides patients with a long term and time-efficient solution to their pigmentation problem. IPL laser treatment can be performed in just 30 minutes and requires minimal recovery time, making it the perfect sun damage solution for busy patients. To gain the best result from treatment, patients are usually required to sit a course of 2-4 sessions of IPL laser treatment, with a 4 week interval between sessions,”said Dr. Alice Hudson-Peacock, a cosmetic doctor at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic.

Mole Services

Noticing a new mole or the development of an already present mole can be concerning. Naturally, our thoughts turn to the worst case scenario and it can leave some of us feeling unable to seek a professional opinion out of fear. This is possibly the worst course of action you can take when noticing a development in a mole. Seeking advice as soon as you notice a change is vital to tackling the problem in a safe and efficient way. Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic offers a complete mole service to help you.

Mole Mapping

It can be easy to not notice the development of a new mole, especially if it’s in a discrete position, but there is something you can do to keep on top of your moles – mole mapping. Mole mapping is a cosmetic technique that allows patients to catalogue their moles, meaning spotting a new mole is much easier and patients can seek treatment at a quicker rate.

“At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic we believe that mole mapping is a vital part of your sun protection routine, as it gives patients that ability to spot developments or irregularities in their moles at a much quicker pace. This is a huge plus when tackling the signs of sun damage as it means patients can have their moles diagnosed and treated at a much quicker time, therefore preserving their health,” said Dr. Mark Hudson-Peacock, the consultant dermatologist at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic.

Mole checking and removal

Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic believes that a fast and effective treatment is the answer to potentially harmful mole development, so the clinic offers a full mole checking and removal service. This is a great benefit when diagnosing a mole as it means patients can gain the treatment they need in a time period that will put them at a decreased risk.

The first step in your mole checking treatment is to gain a professional diagnosis of the mole in question. This involves a cosmetic professional examining the mole you’re concerned about. During this process, the practitioner will ask you questions about your skincare routine. A sample of your mole may also be removed for further testing. Following your examinations, the practitioner will talk you through the next step in your treatment, if further treatment is needed.

“The great thing about using the mole services available at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic is that it allows patients to undergo the treatment they need in one place, rather than seeking out different providers for separate parts of their treatment. This is a huge plus as it makes the process much more simple and time efficient, which is something that is important when undergoing mole treatment,” said Dr. Mark Hudson-Peacock.

Seeking treatment

If you are looking to combat any form of sun damage in your skin then there really is not better place to seek treatment than Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic. The clinic has a team of experienced and fully qualified dermatologists and cosmetic doctors all with a background in dermatology. This is a huge positive when seeking sun damage treatment as it means your practitioner will have a greater understanding of the skin and its limitations. Another positive to undergoing treatment with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic is that its services are accessible in a number of locations including Ashford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Margate, Ramsgate, Hythe, Whitstable, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Sheppy and Maidstone.

If you would like more information on any of the sun damage treatments mentioned, book your consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic today by calling 01227 472288 or emailing reception@skinandlaser.co.uk.