Treatments for Sun Damaged Skin in Brantford Ontario


When sunlight hits your skin, it can damage healthy cells. Without sun protection, this damage can build up. In time, you may see signs of sun damage like freckles, age spots, and wrinkles. Some people may develop pre-cancerous skin growths, skin cancer, or both. Sun damage happens in the deepest layers of the skin, it can take years before the damage surfaces and becomes visible.


What Causes Sun Damaged Skin?

Overexposure to UV rays. These harmful rays damage the skin's cellular DNA and can cause pigmentation, wrinkles, dryness, sunburn, leathery texture and even cancer.

Lack of Sunscreen use. You can get sun damage on windy, cloudy and cool days. Sun damage is caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation, not temperature. A cool or overcast day in summer can have similar UV levels to a warm, sunny day. If it's windy and you get a red face, it's likely to be sunburn. There's no such thing as 'windburn'. It's important to always use sun protection.

Treatments for Sun Damaged Skin in Brantford Ontario

What are the treatment options available for Sun Damaged Skin?

The most common cancerous eyelid lesion is basal cell carcinoma. This can be caused from previous sun damage and the risk increases with age. Fortunately, these are often slow growing lesions and if caught early, the entirety of the lesion can often be removed with a minor surgery. Signs to look for in cancerous lesions include ulceration of the skin or eyelid margin, bleeding or crusting of the lesion and loss of hair or lashes in the affected area. Any of these signs are indications for surgical removal and biopsy of the lesion. Learn More.

IPL photorejuvenation is a treatment that can be delivered in a single session or for some, in multiple sessions. The light is gently pulsed over the skin and it sends powerful energy beneath the skin to trigger the body's natural regeneration response. This forces the pigment of dark spots and sun spots to rise to the surface and ultimately flake away, revealing a bright, clear, beautiful new complexion. An exciting feature about IPL Photorejuvenation is that there is little or no downtime. Learn More.

Venus Viva MD is a safe, non-surgical solution, using the latest radiofrequency (RF) fractional ablative technology for skin resurfacing. The Venus Viva MD technology uses micro tips that indent skin, this makes treatments less invasive and less painful than other RF technologies with microneedle tips that pierce the skin. Treatments correct the signs of sun damaged skin and improve the appearance of acne scars, other scars, rosacea, enlarged pores, deep wrinkles, and uneven skin texture and pigmentation. Learn More.

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We know each patient's skin, body and genetics are completely unique, and we partner with you to create a safe and effective treatment plan that's customized to your particular goals, as well as your skin type, age, and other factors, such as your ability for down-time and your budget. Call (519)-774-1770 or email us at info@greatlakescosmetics.com today to schedule your consultation or receive more information.

All injectable treatments are performed by our Specialist, Dr. Fadi Calotti. Dr. Calotti's experience in the field of cosmetic surgery ensures safe treatments with with cosmetically-pleasing & natural-appearing results.

Call (519)-774-1770 or email us at info@greatlakescosmetics.com today to schedule your consultation or receive more information.