Clear Skincare Clinics NZ have four treatments they recommend to repair sun damage. Image supplied.
Long days spent on the beach and in the sun are the epitome of a Kiwi summer, but no matter how sun-safe we are, spending lengthy time outdoors under the hole in the Ozone layer will undoubtedly contribute to varying degrees of sun damage to the skin. We have been told from when we were small to “slip, slop, slap and wrap,” but many Kiwi’s still aren’t applying or reapplying sunscreen often enough or covering up under clothes or shades and unless your skin is very prone to burning, it’s probably not top on the priority list when spending a leisurely day outdoors.
Even if you are a very savvy sun-smart person and cover up to prevent UVB rays from burning the outer layers of the skin, that won’t completely protect you from UV damage. It’s the UVA rays, which are the rays that penetrate deep into the skin, that can cause major sun damage, resulting in premature skin ageing. Luckily for us, modern technology has advanced over time to bring us a multitude of treatments to help reverse and repair the effects of UV damage and Clear Skincare Clinics NZ has four of the best treatments that can help reduce and repair some of the main skin concerns caused by UV damage such as pigmentation, fine lines, dehydration and sunspots.
The first treatment Clear Skincare Clinics NZ offer is Dermapen. Dermapen is a revolutionary skin needling technology that stimulates collagen production and encourages new skin cell turnover, by making thousands of micro punctures to the skin. By increasing collagen production Dermapen can help to plump the skin, improve the skin’s texture, help to remove pigmentation or scarring and improve overall skin health. The Dermapen isn’t rolled or dragged across the skin like some other dermal rolling treatments, which means the micro punctures are clean and direct and leave little pain. The Dermapen treatment varies from person to person but is recommended to repeat the treatment every four to six weeks, with very little downtime needed after each treatment.
You can repair sun damage to get clear, healthy skin with Clear Skincare Clinics NZ’s innovative treatments.
Fractional Skin Resurfacing
Next up we have Fractional Skin Resurfacing. This treatment is a little more rigorous than the Dermapen, treating all the superficial skin layers down to the dermis, as it causes tiny dots or pixel-like damage to the area being treated, producing thousands of tiny injuries to the skin, using RF Radio Frequency technology. These tiny injuries then encourage the skin’s natural healing process, producing collagen and skin cell turnover. After each treatment, your skin will feel quite hot for several hours and you may notice some crusting of the treated areas for two to five days post-treatment.
Laser Pigment Removal Treatment
This Laser Pigment Removal Treatment by Clear Skin Clinics NZ uses a state of the art, medical-grade laser light to absorb and remove freckles and pigmentation, without harming the surrounding tissue. The average amount of treatments needed to remove unwanted pigmentation is usually two to three treatments but will vary among clients. The treatment itself is reasonably painless, however, some clients have noted a slight stinging sensation during treatment, followed by some redness, that should settle in two to four hours.
Our final pick for the best treatments to repair and reduce UV damage are Skin Peels. Skin peels are a great option as there are many different peels to suit different skin concerns and needs. Skin peels work by applying an acid formulation to the face to help speed up the skin’s natural skin renewal cycle. There are two main types of acid peels – AHA peels (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) this works from the outside-in, helping to slough off those dead skin cells sitting on the outer layer of the face, making the skin brighter. Or BHA peels (Beta Hydroxy Acid) which works from the inside-out in the deeper layers of the skin, breaking down oil and congestion that can lead to blocked pores. Clear Skincare Clinics NZ offers various AHA and BHA skin peels such as the Vitamin C peel, Lactic Acid peel, Glycolic Acid peel and Salicylic Acid peel.
To find out more about any of these treatments or to read more about Clear Skincare Clinics NZ, you can check out their website.
This story is brought to you in partnership with Clear Skincare Clinics NZ.