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4 Skin Problems Caused by the Sun

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Sunworshippers beware: the sun has been blamed for the development and advancement of the signs of aging! Don’t damage your skin by the harmful effects of excessive sun exposure. It could cause the following 5 problems, the first of which can be extremely serious:

Cancer

Over time, sun exposure damages the skin’s healthy structure. UV rays make the skin weaker, inhibiting the processes of repair and healing. UV has been classified as being carcinogenic.There are three types of skin cancer that have been linked to sun exposure: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. 5% of acintic keratoses have been found to develop into skin cancer.

The safest way to diagnosis a blemish you may think is of concern is to see a physician. They will help you figure out the best course of action, which may include surgery or a laser skin treatment.

Acintic Keratoses

Acintic Keratosis is a blemish that is characterized by being small, rough and slightly raised. It is a direct result of long term sun exposure, appearing only after several years or even decades.Individuals who are most vulnerable to developing acintic keratosis include those who are fair in complexion and/or are older. As proof of the accumulative effects of sun exposure, it also includes those who have had many sunburns in their life. The condition develops most often where the skin is frequently exposed to the elements, such as the backs of the hands, the face and upper chest (décolletage). They range in colour, from pale to dark red. It can even be the same colour as the individual’s normal skin, distinguishable only by a difference in texture. Left ignored, acintic keratoses can worsen in appearance and texture.

Effective treatment option available at Skin Vitality Medical Clinic: Toronto chemical peels

Hyperpigmentation

Melanin is produced by the skin to give us our tone. However, melanin is also produced as a reaction to sun exposure, in the form of a tan. Excessive exposure can cause the skin to develop pigmentation irregularities, known as solar lentigines (more commonly known as sunspots, agespots and liver spots). These blemishes are permanent. They can range in size from very small and freckle-like, to large in diameter. For example, melasma is a common pigmentation problem that may be related to hormonal changes during pregnancy, but is worsened by sun exposure. The extent of hyperpigmentation caused by the sun on your skin depends on your genetic makeup, as some people may only get freckles while others may get larger sunspots.

Effective treatment options available at Skin Vitality Medical Clinic: Chemical peels, photofacial rejuvenation, laser skin resurfacing with Fraxel Toronto.

Wrinkles and Loose Skin

Elastin and collagen are two of the building blocks of skin, giving it the form, firmness and elasticity it requires. Both proteins, elastin is responsible for the skin’s ability to stretch while collagen is a major structural component. With sun exposure, however, collagen levels decrease and elastin production becomes abnormal, all because of the damaging effects of UV rays (which contribute to the formation of free radicals). With less healthy collagen and elastin fibres in the skin, the result is that skin begins to become loose, forming wrinkles, creases and sags.

Effective treatment option available at Skin Vitality Medical Clinic: Fraxel, skin tightening Toronto

All of these treatments for photodamaged skin require patients to attend regularly scheduled sessions to achieve the best results. Make sure you protect your skin from sun exposure before and after each session for your safety. It is essential for the health of your skin, which will most likely be extremely photosensitive with treatment. Wear sunscreen, cover up and stay in the shade!

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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.

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