Sun Damage SOS

Sun Damage SOS

While a glowing tan is a priority for many, the side effects of sun exposure can be an unwelcome consequence. Luckily Jackie is here with some easy-wins and quick-fixes from The Clinic.

The summer is slowly slipping away from us but thankfully we had a welcome blast of sunshine early in the season to boost our tans.  For all the sun worshippers out there, whether jetting off somewhere exotic or simply enjoying a spot of grass at the local park to soak up the heat, sun damaged skin can be a major worry.  The sun can really take its toll on our skin even without us noticing.

The effects of the sun can vary from person to person, whether resulting in a dull and lifeless complexion or premature stretching and wrinkling of the skin, especially around the mouth, neck and eyes.  Celebs in sun-drenched climes, such as Jennifer Aniston or Cameron Diaz in sunny LA, often seek help to keep their faces looking fresh and youthful.

The Clinic, Lisburn Road offers a range of non-surgical and non-invasive treatments that can help repair damage caused by the sun to brighten your complexion and improve the appearance of your skin.  So whether you want to give your skin a boost from being visibly dry or dull, it’s best to book an appointment with The Clinic’s consultants to discuss what treatments are right for you.

Dermal Fillers

As well as ageing your skin, the sun can leave your complexion looking uneven, broken and tired.  Dermal fillers directly target the areas of your face that require improvement by injecting tiny amounts of non-animal based hyaluronic acid into the skin, thus restoring volume and elasticity where you need it most.  Temporarily halting the ageing process, this treatment will plump up the skin’s surface, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Dermal fillers create the appearance of smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking skin and even after one short treatment you will notice the difference, with results generally lasts for up to 8 months.

Epionce & Agera Skin Peels

‘Skin peels’ are increasingly popular treatments that see solutions applied to the skin to separate the superficial, dead layers of skin from the healthy layers below which ultimately peel off to produce a fresh new look.  The Epionce and Agera skin peels that The Clinic specialises in, effectively and efficiently treat sun damaged and dull skin resulting in a sun-kissed look without the consequences of over-exposure.  Skin peels are also great for your pores and skin tone and The Clinic can provide products for home use to ensure ongoing optimum results to get that desired look.


The sun is one of the most common causes of fine lines and wrinkles.  Sun damaged skin speeds up the ageing process which means you can be left looking older than you really are.

Botox is the most popular and well-known non-surgical treatment for addressing these concerns as it is safe and virtually painless.  This treatment prevents the muscles from contracting which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften.  This is a firm favourite (excuse the pun) amongst some of the most famous faces in the world.

Results are visible within three to seven days, so those fine lines will start to be less noticeable, and can last up to six months, just in time for your next holiday!


Lying in the sun can increase the number of dead and damaged cells on the surface of the skin, which, over time, can make the skin look mtired and compacted.  Microdermabrasion is a proven method that works on a range of different skin types and can be used to dramatically improve the appearance of sun damaged skin.  Acting as a buffer to remove dead skin cells, the end result can be perfectly dramatic, leaving skin looking and feeling both radiant and youthful.

All procedures are administered by a fully qualified aesthetic practitioner. Prior to any treatment, the experienced team at The Clinic will discuss the process and talk through any questions or concerns you might have.