With fall blowing in the rain and clouds, many of us are reminiscing on the past summer. While this summer was quite different for most of us, the sun didn’t take any time off and we’re starting to notice the sunspots all over our faces. Even though we’re all wearing masks, relying on it to cover your sunspots can be quite a challenging task! Below we’ll cover all you need to know about fading pesky sun damage and rocking a glow all year long.
Prevent and Protect
Before jumping into the deep end with laser treatments, we suggest a streamlined skincare routine that can act as the first step in helping to prevent and fade dark pigment. The #1 cause of sun damage is unprotected sun exposure. Forgetting to apply your SPF every day not only leads to unwanted pigment but the risk of something even worse, skin cancer! The first step in every strong skincare regimen is good sun protection and we absolutely love the Daily Sheer Broadspectrum SPF 50 by ZO® Skin. It’s lightweight finish, effective UVA/UVB protection and the added benefit of blocking out harmful blue light from our devices make it an SPF powerhouse.
Adding powerful antioxidants is the next step in kicking your skincare routine up a notch. Not only can sun exposure cause pigmentation, but UV rays also trigger harmful free-radicals that can slow down your collagen production and cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear much faster than they should! Using antioxidant-rich products in your daytime routine can boost the effects of your sunscreen by fighting off free radical damage.
One of our favourites is the VIVIER Radiance Serum. This light, hydrating formula absorbs quickly and can work for any skin type. With its potent combination of 8% pure L-Ascorbic Acid USP, Arbutin and Resorcinol, this serum helps to gently brighten and even your skin tone. We give this VIVIER serum extra brownie points for being a Canadian product that is ethically-made, extensively tested and proven to be highly effective in clinical trials. Visit our online store to shop a wide selection of medical-grade skincare to turn your routine into a pigment preventing champion.
Blast Away Pigment with Our Laser Experts
We couldn’t possibly talk about fighting sun damage without mentioning a few of the many laser treatments we offer to help destroy pigment in even the deepest layers of your skin. The IPL (Intense-Pulsed Light) and PicoSure™ treatments are fan favourites with both our patients and staff, making these top contenders for a brighter complexion. Below we’ll highlight what you need to know about each treatment and help you determine which treatment may be right for your skin!
IPL (Intense-Pulsed Light) is hailed as the Gold Standard when it comes to reducing pigment with little to no downtime. This treatment is highly customizable, which means it can target sun damage, age spots and rosacea to reveal an even-toned, brighter complexion. We recommend starting with 3 treatments once a month to get optimal results.
PicoSure™ is a gentle yet extremely effective way to target unwanted pigment on the surface of your skin. This powerful treatment can help you to achieve a radiant glow and create firmer skin with improved collagen and elastin production. To see your best results, start with 3-6 treatments every 4 weeks and don’t forget your SPF!
Trust the Professionals to Fade your Sun Spots Away
We hope that you only keep the brightest memories - and the brightest skin - from a summer in the sun. Our skincare experts can help you with the latter; with 20 years of experience under the belt, sun spots don’t stand a chance with our comprehensive approach to skin rejuvenation. Book your consultation today and keep that skin glowing!
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