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 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 treatments for sun damage include:

Chemical Peels

Combines AHAs (glycolic acid) and BHAs (salicylic acid) at varying strengths. Peels are great for superficial damage.*
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Laser Photo Facial

A non-invasive laser treatment used for superficial sun damage.
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A combination laser treatment that brightens, firms and refreshes the skin.*
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Pico Focus Facial

Leading-edge fractionated technology that stimulates collagen and elastin to restore skin health.
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The ultimate combination treatment to brighten, firm and refresh your skin, without the downtime!*
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ThermoClear Pro RF

A precise manual technique that always produces great results.* This what we use to treat pigment that is not safe to use the laser, such as the eye area.
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Book a free consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio

If you suffer from sun damage, book a free 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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