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Tanning: Healthy or Not?


You get fillers and Botox done to keep your face looking fantastic. But before you hit the tanning salon to work on your tan because you believe it will also help you look young, think about this:

Our skin tans as a reaction to UV light exposure. Basically, when UV rays penetrate the skin, our skin cells immediately react by forming a barrier of melanin (skin pigment) – because they are trying to protect the skin. That’s right, a suntan is actually a result of the body trying to protect itself from the damaging effects of UV radiation exposure. While some rays do get reflected by this physiological process, a lot still gets absorbed by the cells and damage results, particularly the disintegration of collagen and elastin fibres (your skin’s support structure). Your skin can repair itself to a certain extent, however aging and further exposure slows the repair cycle and wrinkles, as well as many other signs of aging, appear.

When put this way, a sun tan isn’t so “healthy” is it? Just because you look like you’ve  been outdoors soaking up the sun doesn’t mean that you’re leading an active lifestyle. It’s better to keep your skin protected and you can always use a bronzer to mimic that golden hue if you really wanted to. If you’re worried about Vitamin D, especially at this time of year, there are many dietary sources including fatty fish, milk and egg yolks.

Top Botox® Provider in Canada

Skin Vitality Medical Clinic is the #1 Provider of Botox®, Juvéderm®, CoolSculpting®, PRP Hair Restoration®, Sculptra®, EMSculpt® and Fraxel® in Canada and we can offer you the Lowest Prices in the Country with the Best Possible Result! Our team consists of over 200 professionals including 10 Medical Doctors, 40 Nurse Practitioners (NP), dozens of Registered Nurses (RN) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPN). In addition to being open 6 days a week for over 28 years, Skin Vitality offers virtual consultations with a member of our Medical Team in the privacy of your own home. We also offer, Skin Tightening, IV Therapy, Clear & Brilliant, Gynecological Treatments, Nightlase (Snoring) Treatments plus more.

9 Locations to Serve You

Skin Vitality’s team of over 200 Medical Professionals have the most Specialized Extensive Training and have helped hundreds of thousands of patients look and feel their personal best over the last 28 years. With 9 locations as far East as Ajax then West to London and everything in between such as Richmond Hill, Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Stoney Creek, St. Catharines and Kitchener we are open 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday plus Saturdays until 5pm, we are able to take care of any need or want you have to attain your personal goal.

Virtual Consultations

The Covid-19 pandemic is putting extraordinary pressure on everyone. As the Largest Provider of Medical Aesthetic Medicine in Canada, we have implemented the most effective health and safety protocols, in accordance with public health guidelines, to protect both you and our team. In order to align with the goals of fewer patients in the clinic, Skin Vitality is offering complimentary virtual consultations in the privacy of your own home with a Member of our Medical Team 8am until 10pm Monday to Friday as well as Saturdays & Sundays from 8am to 6pm. Your safety is our number one concern. Always.