Summer’s heat has died down, and with it, so has the amount of time we spend outdoors. If your skin got a little too much sunshine during the summer, our Burlington medi spa has just the thing to reduce some of the damage and help you move through the seasons with a beautiful, radiant glow.
What the Sun’s Rays Can Do
UV rays are among the skin’s worst enemies. In addition to contributing to the development of skin cancer, sun exposure can create brown spots, blotchy redness, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity (as you can see here in these UV photographs of sun-damaged skin). Multiply a few weeks of sunlight by a lifetime’s worth of summers, and you’ve got a recipe for chronic damage that won’t be helped much by drugstore remedies.
Although preventing sun exposure by judicious use of sunscreen can diminish future damage, reducing previous sun damage requires clinical intervention. At Cosmedica, our selection of clinical skincare products, BBL, and laser treatments help Burlington-area patients bring out their skin’s best. Let’s take a look at each of these skin rejuvenation options.
Customized ZO® Skincare Program
Developed by leading dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi, ZO skincare products are among the best in the world. We carry an array of products from this trusted brand, and both our nurse manager and Dr. Weiglein are skilled at evaluating your skin and recommending a regimen that can help you achieve your goals. Together, we’ll choose a product to help you tackle a specific concern, or we’ll develop a completely new skincare regimen to take the place of your current routine. ZO products can create amazing results on their own or complement clinical treatments provided here in our office.
Broadband Light (BBL)
BBL is a popular treatment that uses light energy to break apart areas of hyperpigmentation. The treatment scatters the skin’s pigment and fades freckles and other types of discoloration. The specific BBL device we offer also uses thermoelectric cooling to keep your skin comfortable as your provider performs the treatment.
Typically more gentle than a laser treatment, BBL is ideal for restoring a clear, even skin tone, as we discuss in this related blog post. In addition to treating discoloration, BBL is a viable option for reducing acne scars and fine lines. Additionally, the treatment can improve skin’s texture. Many patients concerned with sun damage say the textural changes in their skin is just as concerning as other aesthetic issues.
Each BBL session is fully customized depending on each patient’s specific needs.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Available in both ablative and non-ablative versions, laser skin resurfacing is the best option for skin that’s severely sun-damaged. Although more significant laser resurfacing treatments can require a bit of downtime, there’s simply no better choice for deeply improving skin’s texture and tone. Certain lasers can even eliminate a precancerous condition called actinic keratosis.
If you’re considering laser resurfacing, it’s vitally important to choose a provider who is skilled with this type of device. During your initial consultation, we’ll closely evaluate your skin and discuss the type of results you want to see. We’ll also determine if you’ll require multiple treatments to maximize your results.
In some cases, a combination of skin treatments is the best course of action. Your skin is unique, and your treatment for sun damage should be, too. Let’s work together to determine if your skin needs specialized products, BBL, or laser skin treatments!
If you’re in the Hamilton, Niagara Falls, or St. Catharines area, we’re here to help. To find out more, request a consultation online or call our office at (905) 631-6288.