Most people know that they could have perhaps worn a little more sunscreen during their lifetime. This video may shock you as to just how much sun damage may be going on beneath the surface of your skin as a result of that ‘healthy’ tan you always aspired to, or because of that time you got a nasty sunburn whilst on holidays.
* skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers*
* between 95 and 99% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun**
* the incidence of skin cancer is one of the highest in the world, two to three times the rates in Canada, the US and the UK ***
* 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70****
In the video below, videographer Thomas Leveritt uses an ultraviolet camera to give people a shocking look at the freckles and splotches the sun has caused to their skin, and how sunscreen blocks out these harmful UV rays.
Would you like to see how your skin looks under an ultraviolet light?
Using our ultraviolet light machine at MSMSC, we can reveal to you where the sun has affected your face the most, by exposing damage not yet visible to the naked eye. Find out where your face needs sunscreen the most – CLICK HERE to book your consultation with our Cosmetic Nurse, Felicity today.
Concerned about unusual freckles or moles on your body or face?
* Australian Institute of Health and Welfare & Australasian Association of Cancer Registries 2012. Cancer in Australia: an overview, 2012. Cancer series no. 74. Cat. no. CAN 70. Canberra: AIHW.
** Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2014. ACIM (Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality) Books. Canberra: AIHW.
*** Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Non-melanoma skin cancer: general practice consultations, hospitalisation and mortality. Canberra, 2008.
*** Staples MP, Elwood M, Burton RC, Williams JL, Marks R, Giles GG. Non-melanoma skin cancer in Australia: the 2002 national survey and trends since 1985. Med J Aust. 2006;184(1):6-10.