So often when we think of sun damage we pay attention to freckles, peeling and sun spots - all visible markers of UV damage. But what about the invisible signs?
team was shocked to see images of Australian women who took part in a SunSense campaign and had their faces scanned by a UV camera. The images revealed what is visible to the naked eye (a few freckles on a relatively clear, light-skin complexion) and what the UV camera captured: more spots than a join-the-dots puzzle.
The UV Camera is able to show underlying sun damage by penetrating the skin at a deep level. This will highlight sun damage sitting below the skin’s surface, including sun spots, pigmentation, freckles and moles. The participants gender, age and skin type is then collated to determine a UV percentile score.
This technology will be available to the public this summer. To find out where you can have your face scanned by the UV camera visit the sunsense website
The combination of the harsh Australian sun and the fair skin of many Australians, means that our country has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world. If you’re planning to spend your days at the beach or socialising at barbeques like we are, don’t take sun damage at face value. Make sure you use new technology, such as this, to fight skin cancer. Related content:
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