Sun Damage

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.

Corrective Treatments

PicoFocus Skin Revitalization
A non-invasive laser treatment that improves pigmentation & discoloration of the skin, improves acne scarring, reduces the appearance of fine lines, and enhances skin for a brighter & youthful look.
Treatment Time: 1 hour
Discomfort Level: Mild
Anesthesia: Topical numbing cream
Recovery Time: Mild redness & swelling for 1-2 days
Results: Results seen 1 week after treatment. 3-6 treatments needed for optimal results.
Fotona Smooth + Lift
A non-invasive laser treatment that works to enable the full-thickness contraction of collagen in the face for skin resurfacing, brightening, tightening and the reduction of fine lines & wrinkles and sun damage.
Treatment Time: 2 hours
Discomfort Level: Mild-Moderate
Anesthesia: Topical numbing cream
Recovery Time: Depending on customized treatment, it can range from no downtime to redness, flaking and/or swelling for 3-5 days
Results: 3-5 treatments needed for optimal results.
Fraxel Skin Resurfacing
A non-ablative laser treatment that penetrates deep into your skin to stimulate your body’s production of collagen, replacing damaged skin cells with new, healthier cells.
Treatment Time: 2 hours
Discomfort Level: Moderate
Anesthesia: Topical numbing cream
Recovery Time: Redness & swelling for 3-5 days, then 1-week pink & dry
Results: For skin rejuvenation, 1-2 treatments will offer results in as soon as 2 weeks and can continue to improve for up to 6 months. For optimal results, we suggest maintaining yearly. For conditions like acne scarring a series of treatments will be needed. Results can be maintained with less aggressive treatments.
CO2 Laser Resurfacing
A safe, ablative CO2 Resurfacing treatment that is effective for treating sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores, skin texture and uneven pigmentation or skin tone.
Treatment Time: 2-3 hours
Discomfort Level: Moderate
Anesthesia: Topical numbing cream
Recovery Time: 7-14 days (depending on treatment)
Results: For skin rejuvenation, 1 treatment can offer results that last years. For conditions like acne scarring, a series of treatments may be needed. Results can be maintained with less aggressive laser treatments.
IPL Photofacial
A non-invasive treatment that use Intense Pulses of Light (IPL) to treat and repair a variety of skin issues. IPL PhotoFacials can improve the look of sun damage, redness, rosacea, and age spots with little to no downtime.
Treatment Time: 1 hour
Discomfort Level: Mild
Anesthesia: None
Recovery Time: Mild redness, swelling and/or bruising for 2-4 days
Results: 3-5 treatments needed for optimal results. Results start to appear about one week after treatment.
Clear + Brilliant Laser
A non-invasive laser treatment that works to remove damaged skin cells and replace them with healthy skin cells, creating younger-looking, beautiful skin. Effective for gently resurfacing and brightening the skin.
Treatment Time: 1 hour
Discomfort Level: Mild
Anesthesia: Topical Numbing Cream
Recovery Time: Pink sunburn for 24 hours
Results: 3-6 treatments needed for optimal results. Results seen 1 week after treatment.
Chemical Peels
An exfoliating solution that aims to remove dead and damaged skin cells on the upper layer of the skin. It improves skin discolouration & hyperpigmentation, acne & acne scarring, uneven skin tone, melasma, signs of aging and brightens & enhances skin.
Treatment Time: 45 minutes
Discomfort Level: None - Mild
Anesthesia: None
Recovery Time: Mild pinkness for 1-3 hours
Results: 3-6 treatments needed for optimal results

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