We all love the sun, however, for every time you decide to go outdoors without using proper sun protection, or even use a tanning bed, you are exposing yourself to dangerous UVA/UVB rays that damage your skin. As time progresses, this damage will continue to build up and create visible changes in your skin, making you look older than you are.
Some of these changes include:
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Pigmentation, sunspots & brown spots
- Lax skin
- A blotchy or uneven complexion
- Spider veins
Tanning beds are just as bad as the sun and accelerate signs of aging and skin damage. You can see signs of damage as little as a year after using tanning beds, and this is what we refer to as “photo damage”.
As the damage continues to build, you can start to develop dry, scaly patches known as Actinic Keratosis (AK). This is a pre-cancer growth that could ultimately lead to skin cancer if gone untreated. At times, AKs can turn into a skin cancer know as squamous cell carcinoma.
At Lucere, we understand the importance of having radiant, even-looking skin. As the leading dermatology, laser, and cosmetic clinic in Edmonton, we are proud to offer our clients safe and effective sun damage treatment solutions.
For safety concerns, we strongly recommend getting any discolouration of the skin assessed by a Board-Certified Dermatologist, to ensure you are receiving accurate treatment and care.