Sun Damage Treatments At Canterbury Skin And Laser Clinic

Sun Damage Treatments At Canterbury Skin And Laser Clinic

Summer is here once more and it’s time to slather the sunscreen on. However for some of us these precautions against sun damage is a little too late. We now know the effects that unprotected sun exposure can have on our skin both cosmetically and health wise. Age spots, wrinkles and development of moles can all be signs of sun damage and can have profound effects on a patient’s self-esteem. Thankfully Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic in Kent offers a number of cosmetic treatment to treatment signs of sun damage.

Lines and wrinkles can often be made more prominent on sun damaged skin, and it can leave many patients feeling self-conscious about the condition of their skin. Luckily chemical peel treatment gives patients an effective solution to this sun damage issue.

Chemical peel treatment is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that aims to improve the look of dull and ageing skin by removing the top layer of damaged skin. Chemical peel treatment does this by applying a thin layer of a chemical solution to the skin that is designed to peel the top layer of skin in a controlled way.

Chemical peel treatment comes in three strengths; superficial, medium and deep. These peels are designed to target different severities of skin damage, and which option is right for you will depend on your skin condition and the result that you are aiming to achieve. At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic we offer superficial and medium strength chemical peels to combat the look of sun damaged skin.

Dr. Alice Hudson-Peacock is a doctor at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, this is what she had to say about chemical peel treatment;

Chemical peel treatment is a great option for those wanting to strip away years of sun damage. Not only does chemical peel treatment help to remove skin that has been damaged by overexposure to the sun but it also can improve the look of lines and wrinkles in the skin, an issue many patients with sun damage suffer with.

“If you are a patient with a darker skin tone then I would suggest approaching chemical peel treatment with caution. This is because the skin that is revealed following chemical peel treatment is often a lighter colour than your natural complexion, this is often more noticeable on patients with darker skin tone. However this does even out over time.”

Another big sun damage issue that the experts at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic see all the time is the development of age spots. These small areas of hyperpigmentation are often associated with ageing, and as a result can have huge effects on patient’s self-confidence. Fortunately Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic offer IPL laser treatment to combat this side-effect of sun damage.

IPL laser treatment is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that aims to improve the look of pigmentations issues within the skin, such as age spots. IPL laser treatment does this by penetrating the skin with a number of wavelengths of light energy to effectively breakdown diffusion pigments within the skin, leaving an even and flawless complexion.

A professionals opinion

IPL laser treatment is a wonderful cosmetic treatment for those looking to improve to look of their uneven pigmentation in their skin. The great thing about IPL treatment is that is provides patients with a long term improvement to their look of pigmentation imperfections such as age spots. This is huge benefit for many of our patients as they associate age spots with ageing skin, so removing them can give patients a rejuvenated and youthful feeling.

“If you are considering undergoing IPL laser treatment then I would strongly suggest seeking the expertise of a fully qualified and experienced cosmetic professional, such as the team at Canterbury Skin and Laser. Not only will this give you a better standard of results but it will also give you the security that your treatment is being performed in the safest way possible.” Added Dr. Hudson-Peacock.

Seeing the development or change in a mole can be a nerve-racking experience. We’ve all heard horror stories of patients that have regretted not getting their suspicious looking mole check out sooner. It’s certainly something that more and more of us are cautious of, and thankfully Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic offer a mole checking service for this exact reason.

At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic we understand that noticing a development in a mole can be a traumatic experience, and so we try to make your experience as comfortable as possible by offering our patients with support throughout their mole checking experienced.

Not only do Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic offer a mole checking experience but we also provide patients with follow up procedure such as mole removal surgery. These procedures will be performed by one of our trained dermatologists.

Dr. Mark Hudson-Peacock is the consultant dermatologist at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic; he had this to say about the clinic’s mole checking service.

At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic we try our upmost to make your mole checking experience as comfortable as possible. We have a dedicated teams of experienced dermatologists that will guide you step by step through your treatment and advise you on the best course of action. We also offer skin and laser surgery to treat skin issues such as skin cancer to make the experience of treatment your skin issue a little more comfortable for you.”


In conclusion Canterbury Skin and Laser (which also serves Ashford, Dover, Broadstairs, Faversham, Folkestone and Kent) is the perfect place to treatment your sun damage issue. They offer a wide range of treatment to combat every sun damage problem your skin may have, and have a dedicated team of experienced cosmetic doctors and dermatologists. If you would like more information on any of the treatment mentioned in the article then book your consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic today on 01227 472288.