If you are fair-skinned, chances are that you have suffered at least one painful sunburn in your lifetime. The damage to the skin from a sunburn is easily seen and felt by its red appearance, tight and dry feeling and its sensitivity to touch. But even when you do not burn, you are still risking permanent damage when your skin is exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun.
Basking under a hot sun has long been a favorite summer pastime for many people. They work to see that tan deepen for what they think of as a “healthy” glow. But the truth is that even a tan means that there has been damage to the skin.
As women mature, they may find that the cumulative effect of all those lazy, hazy days of sun and fun are now showing up on their faces in the form of age spots, lines, wrinkles and creases. In fact, according to WebMd, the tans we got before the age of 18 are responsible for most of the signs of skin aging seen in adults.
Effects of Sun Damage
One of the easiest and most effective ways to reverse the signs of sun damage is with a chemical peel. A facial peel is a quick procedure that can be performed in the doctor’s office. A solution applied to the skin causes the top layers to blister and peel off. The new skin underneath is smoother and has fewer lines and wrinkles, thus giving a more youthful appearance. The strength and type of solution used is determined by the patient’s desired outcome as well as skin type and current condition.
Chemical facial peels can diminish freckles, age spots and even out skin tone while also improving the appearance of scars. Chemical peels can even be used to treat acne.
BC Laser and Skincare Clinic offers chemical facial peels in Surrey Delta, White Rock, , Coquitiam and Langley. Our professional, trained staff offer quality care and our board certified physican has 25 years experience in skin care.
A consultation with the practitioner performing your peel will determine which areas of your face will be treated and the appropriate solution. You will also be advised what to expect during recovery and how to protect your skin from future damage.
If sun damage has left dark patches on your skin, caused lines and wrinkles or is just making you look older, then a chemical peel may be the right treatment for you. If you would like more information on what a chemical facial peel can do for you, contact us today to arrange for a consultation. Our Surrey Office can be reached at 604 580 2464.