What is sun damage?

Sun damage describes premature aging of the skin and skin cancer, due to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. There are two types of UV rays that cause sun damaged skin: UVA and UVB. UVA are longer-wave rays that activate the skin in an unhealthy way and will give you a tan. These rays are not responsible for sunburns. They penetrate the skin deeper than UVB rays and trigger premature aging and skin cancer. UVB, on the other hand, are shorter-wave rays that are responsible for sunburns, but they can also accelerate early signs of aging. UVB rays are considered the most common cause of skin cancers.

The consequences of sun damage

Sun damage hurts the skin’s ability to maintain essential components, such as antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, ceramides and important fatty acids. All of these components keep our skin looking youthful and healthy. In addition to potentially life-threatening skin cancer, the long-term consequences of unprotected sun exposure includes wrinkles and fine lines, brown spots, broken vessels and dull, congested skin. UVA sun damage can be sneaky; often you won’t feel any pain or discomfort from it, but your skin is being damaged nonetheless. As time passes, skin abnormalities can become more pronounced and you run the risk of skin cancer.

Treatments in NW Calgary

Sun damage covers a wide variety of skin issues, and luckily, we provide a wide variety of treatment options at Fresh Laser Skin Studio. Our #1 exclusive combination treatment for sun damage is the:


The ultimate combination laser treatment to address all the signs of sun damage to brighten, firm and refresh your skin, without the downtime!*
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Laser photo facial
Laser Photo Facial

This laser treatment would be used to treat more superficial sun damage, or as a maintenance treatment to help keep skin healthy. Not suitable for all skin types.
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A popular add on treatment is our:

ThermoClear Pro RF
ThermoClear Pro RF

A precise manual technique that always produces great results.* This is our #1 add on treatment for milia, raised pigment, congested pores, sebaceous hyperplasia and much more, helping to create a smooth skin surface.
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Book a consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio

If you suffer from sun damage, book a consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio in NW Calgary. We will assess the extent of the damage and create a custom treatment plan to help you get back to healthier skin. To get started, fill out booking form our site or give us a call at (403) 264-4494. Get fresh; your skin will thank you!

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* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.


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