Corrine Williamson has her skin UV analysed.
Corrine Williamson has her skin UV analysed. Chelle van Photography

Does your skin have sun damage?

FRASER Coast residents will soon have the opportunity to see how much damage the sun has done to their skin.

But be warned: you could find the images shocking and confronting.

The SunSense UV Photobus will soon pull up in Hervey Bay, inviting residents to step aboard and have a free digital image taken to reveal their hidden sun damage.

The bus, which is currently touring the country, offers a complimentary skin analysis by consultants who are aiming to educate people about the dangers of skin cancer and staying out in the sun.

The service will allow members of the public to see how their time in the sun has affected their skin, get practical sun protection advice and free sunscreen.

 

SunSense ambassador Carrie Bickmore's SunSensiblity UV skin analysis from the SunSense UV Photobus.
SunSense ambassador Carrie Bickmore's SunSensiblity UV skin analysis from the SunSense UV Photobus. Contributed

Dr Kerryn Greive, head of research and development at Ego Pharmaceuticals said if people were aware of their current UV damage, they would be more likely to take sun protection measures in the future, reducing the damage.

 

"As a nation we have the highest number of melanoma cases in the world and this is why we hope the SunSense UV Photobus will help get Australian heads out of the sand and thinking more seriously about day-to-day protection and how it can benefit our skin."

The bus will be parked at Stockland shopping centre in Pialba from 9am to 5pm on Friday.
 



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