Skin Damage Treatment
Damaged skin is skin that’s in need of rejuvenation to try and restore a healthy glow. This is particularly the case for the face, which can be the most vulnerable area. At UK Aesthetic, our aim is to revitalise our patient’s skin for a smoother, firmer appearance.
What Can Cause Damaged Skin?
Your skin may be damaged for a number of reasons, some of which are preventable. Common causes of damaged skin include:
- Spending too much time in the sun, therefore exposed to UV
- An unhealthy lifestyle e.g. smoking, alcohol, diet
- A result of the ageing process
- Chemical irritants
When your skin is damaged it can cause fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, discolouration and hyperpigmentation. A skin damage treatment works to give the skin a new lease of life, in most cases by removing the outer layer.
The Best Skin Damage Treatment Options
There are a range of skin damage treatment techniques available, each coming with their own unique benefits. They are as follows:
Chemical peels are used to penetrate into the dermis, causing the skin to peel away to reveal a rejuvenated layer underneath. They come in varying degrees of intensity depending on the patient’s desired results. The procedure uses highly specialised chemicals that may only be administered by qualified, experienced doctors.
This treatment is effective in targeting fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. A laser facial uses a laser beam to remove the outer layers of the skin, much like a chemical peel. This stimulates the production of collagen. It can also be used to target specific areas of concern, leaving the skin feeling firmer and tighter.
Dermabrasion is another skin damage treatment method for softening the edges of the skin’s surface, commonly used for targeting fine lines around the mouth. This treatment involves scraping away the outer layer of the skin in fine slices with a handheld mechanical instrument. The result is the production of collagen, which makes the skin appear firmer and smoother.