Blog - Raising Awareness of the dangers of the sun to your skin

Well it seems that Scotland is enjoying some rare sunny weather!!!

Whilst I am sure we are all enjoying the sunshine, it does remind us of the importance of protecting your skin from harmful rays. 

So first things is first - you should always wear at least on SPF30 on your face all year round.  I know it may a bit odd when the sun is not roasting hot! However any exposure to the sun, no matter how  hot or cold the weather feels, can be damaging to your skin. So please always wear your SPF30.

On the surface you may think your skin as fared well so far against the sun so you are OK, however take a deeper look and you will probably be quite surprised (and not in a good way).  We offer free skin consultations with a skin practitioner who will do an analysis of your skin using our state of the art skin scanner. They will provide you with in depth information and can help advise how to reverse & prevent sun damage and help you achieve the glowing skin you deserve. 

Whilst aesthetically sun damage can be unpleasant there is a much more sinister result of sun damage - skin cancer. Its estimated that There are around 15,400 new melanoma skin cancer cases in the UK every year, that's 42 every day. Its important to be vigilant with new and existing moles. 

 Examining yourself for moles can help with early detection of melanoma (the deadliest type of skin cancer) and treatment. If you have developed new moles, or a close relative has a history of melanoma, you should examine your body once a month. Most moles are benign (non-cancerous). Moles that are of greater medical concern include those that look different than other existing moles or those that first appear in adulthood. If you notice changes in a mole's color or appearance, you should have a dermatologist evaluate it. You also should have moles checked if they bleed, ooze, itch, appear scaly, or become tender or painful.

At Grand Aura our Medical Director Dr Sanjay Rajpara is a consultant Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon (Specialists in the removal of skin cancer).  We have dedicated Mole Clinics at Grand Aura where you can have your moles examined by Dr Rajpara for fifty pounds. 

Our mole clinics also specialize in the removal of moles, via shave, laser or excision.  We send any mole samples away for Histology and if required we provide a fast  and efficient onward referral. 

If you would like to book in for a skin analysis or mole assessment then please call us on 01224 639100


And don't forget your sun cream (at least SPF30)!!!!!!


By Megan O'Hare

Lead Practitioner