Queensland is the skin cancer capital of the world. Years of sun exposure can cause damage to the skin if left untreated, sometimes resulting in cancerous skin lesions. Even though it is recommended to spend sometime daily outdoors receive your daily dose of Vitamin D, too much sun will do you more damage and harm than good. The UV index in Queensland is much higher than in the Southern Australian states.
A nice golden sun tan may look attractive but is is actually an injury to the top layer of your skin. Years of sunbathing actually speeds up the aging of your skin and raises your risk of skin cancer. To prevent damage, we highly recommend the use a “broad spectrum” sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher.
When you get a sunburn your skin turns red, it feels hot to the touch, and you may have some mild pain. this generally affects only the outer layer of your skin and we call it a first-degree burn.
A second-degree sunburn damages deep layers of your skin and nerve endings. It’s usually more painful and takes longer to heal. You may have redness and swelling and blisters. If blisters form, do not break them as they may become infected.
Please call us on 5539 9534 to book a consultation and complimentary skin analysis.