UV Photoprotection

UV Photoprotection

Essential to block the harmful effects of UV light.

Protecting your skin against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation is an absolutely essential part of maintaining skin health. UV radiation is not only the biggest cause of premature ageing but it is also implicated in skin cancer formation. Excessive exposure to UV radiation from the sun must be kept to a minimum although it is important to know that some exposure is required to help your skin produce Vitamin D.
Ultraviolet radiation is a potent source of oxygen free radicals which are the molecules that set off a dangerous chain reaction in the skin that ultimately leads to collagen & elastin breakdown and DNA damage.
Use of PHOTOPROTECTANTS (traditionally termed sunscreens, sun creams, SPFs) are therefore essential to block the harmful effects of UV light. However, topical ANTIOXIDANTS should be also to be used to minimise free radical damage too.
The latest photobiology research suggests that infrared and visible light might also contribute to the ageing process too. Therefore a ‘broad-brush’ approach to photoprotection should be used. Traditional sun creams dont do a complete job.

Dr Deigan’s Advice

Dr Deignan strongly recommends you use the very best SPFs possible to protect your skin and to be safe in the sun.The scientific field of photobiology is advancing rapidly. UV protection in all it’s forms is essential for our skin both from an anti-ageing perspective but also to help prevent skin cancer.

Patient Testiomnial

Brilliant to get expert advice about UV protection…
“It was brilliant to get expert advice about UV protection! I now understand that SPF and other products need to be used daily and not just when the sun is out! Thank you for all your help and advice!”



Dont I only need SPF when the sun is out?

The term ‘SPF’ is strictly misleading because they should not just be used when the sun is out but instead on a daily basis regardless of the weather. The bottom line is that the harmful effects of UV radiation occur even when it is cloudy. So wear your UV protection daily come rain or shine!

How often should I apply SPF?

In winter when the sun is not shining a once daily application is probably enough. However, when the sun is out and the weather is warm, UV protection should be applied twice daily or even more if you are in and out of water.

Is SPF the only product I need to use to protect my skin?

The photoprotection story is actually quite complex. UV-A and UV-B protection (as found in most traditional ‘sunscreen’ SPFs) is mandatory on a daily basis but also daily use of topical anti-oxidants is recommended too. The Regenia Clinic can recommend a selection of high quality serums for you. There are also a number of other beneficial products called photoimmunoprotectants available on the market such as niacinamide (niacin, nicotinamide, vitamin B3) and resveratrol.

What can I do to improve my skin health?

Starting off with photoprotectants and topical anti-oxidants, is crucial but there are many other topical ‘active’ ingredients that can also be incorporated into your daily skin care regime (eg. Vitamin A, hydroxyacids, etc) as well as other non-surgical treatments such as our bespoke facials using microdermabrasion and enzyme reactivators.

What are the latest advances in photoprotection?

The introduction of superfluids into medical skin care formulations will revolutionise the world of photoprotection. This new approach allows high SPF protection and inclusion of additional actives but in half the volume.

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Prices Start at £24

The cost of UV Photoprotection at The Regenia Clinic depends on how many areas are being treated