Got sun damage? We know just what to do!

Are you diligent about sunscreen application but still noticing sun damage? 

We know some of you are incredibly diligent sunscreen users. Even those amongst us with the best protective routines still experience sun damage. Over time, sun damage can become more apparent and frustrating, but don’t worry ⁠— we’ve got you covered! We love finding strategies to help our patients feel their best, so our Beauty Nurse® Team has put together some of the best treatments for sun damaged skin at our Kitchener-Waterloo clinic to give you back your original glow!

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a great solution if you’re looking to correct the following concerns with minimal downtime:

  • Acne
  • Pigmentation
  • Freckling
  • Skin texture and tone

Acids combined with proteins help eliminate dead surface cells by exfoliating the skin. The result is skin that is refreshed and transformed. For really amazing results, you can also combine peels in a treatment package with Forever Young BBL™ Photo Rejuvenation — a light treatment our team loves that is shown to promote clear, smooth, younger-looking skin.

Prepare for a small amount of downtime with more intense chemical peels, like the ZO® Controlled Depth Peel™, but otherwise, you can return to normal life reasonably quickly. Enjoy the satisfaction of seeing your skin unveil a refreshed canvas.

Injectables 

We often think of discolouration, age spots, or thinning skin as key signs of sun damage. Defined fine lines and wrinkles are a sign of sun damage as well, and injectables can be a great path to rejuvenation. Dermal fillers can smooth away lines, folds, and wrinkles, while they add volume where you most need it. Injectable skin brightening treatments like Juvéderm® VOLITE™ bring hydration below the skin’s surface, resulting in bright, glowing skin for up to 9 months post-treatment. (Learn more in this blog post.)

Lasers 

Halo™ laser treatments are an advanced option that can:

  • Reduce fine lines
  • Decrease pore size
  • Correct sun damage and pigmentation

As Halo is a hybrid fractional laser, it can administer both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths when it targets the treatment area. This means that the Halo can reach both the superficial layers of the skin and the deep layers beneath the surface, targeting different forms and areas of damaged skin. The Halo laser can also be customized to your needs, for instance, your available recovery time and the results you are hoping for. The Halo is also a great treatment to combine with Forever Young BBL™ Photo-Rejuvenation, as this non-invasive light treatment helps support the results of the Halo. With a Halo laser treatment, you can expect smoother, more vibrant skin with a youthful glow.

If your concern is more related to deep acne scars that are worsened by sun damage, our Beauty Nurse® Natalie recommends the ProFractional™ laser treatment. This is the recognized gold standard of all laser treatments! This laser goes deeper than the others do, rejuvenating the skin and correcting deeper wrinkles and defined acne scarring. It is important to note that more downtime is required with a ProFractional treatment, but the results are worth it!

Skin Care 

Establishing a great skincare routine is the perfect partner for the above treatments. The way you clean, tone, hydrate, and protect your skin every day can make as much difference as an intense facial treatment or procedure. We appreciate the differences and nuances in every skin type, and love working with every patient to build a unique skincare program that heals and protects their skin every day.

Book a consultation today. Let’s fight sun damage and get glowing again!

Meet Our Surgeons

The talented, experienced plastic surgeons at our Kitchener-Waterloo clinic have the advanced training to create exceptional, natural-looking results that meet the individual needs of our patients. The collaborative nature of our practice benefits patients in many ways.

Dr. Robert Shenker Dr. Stephanie Ma
The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic