Banish Sun Damage With These High-Tech Laser Treatments

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Reverse the effects of sun damage with high-tech laser treatments

If you think you’re too far gone when it comes to skin damage, these top laser treatments will make you think again

Hindsight is a great thing, and despite best efforts to apply sunscreen daily, days spent by the beach plus living in a country where the sun blazes year-round is sure to take a toll on our skin – but there’s good news and bad news.

“The good news is that sun damage is reversible,” says Treston. “The bad news is that the sun denatures the collagen in the skin and mutates the DNA, so while you can treat the aesthetics, unfortunately you can’t reverse DNA damage.” That said, there are high-tech treatments available, namely laser facials, that can help reverse the signs of premature ageing and hyperpigmentation, so you can fight the signs of summer from every angle.

Pico-Genesis Laser

Using significantly shorter and faster laser pulses so it can revitalise the skin without damaging the surrounding tissue, Pico-Genesis laser destroys pigmentation caused by sun damage, leaving your skin clearer with a more even, uniform complexion. If time is an issue and downtime isn’t an option, this is the treatment for you. An average of three 30-minute treatments are expected for the best results, but you’ll see a difference after just one. Rebecca Treston, Laser & Skincare Specialist, Hortman’s Clinic, Burj Al Salam; Book now

Fractional Laser Facial

Ideal for treating everything from hyperpigmentation and acne scars to dullness and fine lines, the Fractional Laser Facial peels them all away to reveal a new layer of glowy, healthy skin. The energy from the lasers creates columns of thermal destruction in the skin that then stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin cells to replace the old damaged ones, producing collagen at the same time. For best results, a series of three 15-minute treatments are recommended, each with just 12 hours downtime. Skin Laundry, The Residences at Marina Gate, Dubai Marina, and ICD Brookfield Place, DIFC; Book now

AFT Photo Rejuvenation Treatment


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Dubbed the next generation of IPL laser treatment technology, AFT uses intensive pulses of broadband light to treat discolouration and signs of ageing at the surface of the skin or at the cellular level, permanently targeting pigmentation. It works best on people with light to medium skin tones, and three to six sessions spaced four weeks apart are recommended because the pigmentation darkens and eventually sheds after the treatment – letting the skin get to work between sessions. Lucia Clinic, Jumeirah 2, Jumeirah Beach Road; Book now

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  • Words by Naomi Chadderton