What exactly is a Tan?
Simply put – Sun Damage! When you are exposed to UVA and UVB radiation (Sunlight), your skin either spreads out the melanin already in your skin to give you an immediate tan, or your skin produces more melanin which darkens your skin over a few days. Either way your skin darkens in order to protect itself from further sun damage to the underlying layers. The darker your skin, the less likely UVA and UVB can penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin possibly causing DNA and cellular damage. Damage can include the breaking down of collagen and elastin: giving you that rubbery, leathery, wrinkled look, age spots, actinic keratoses, and skin cancer – including melanoma, the most serious type. UV exposure can also cause an increase in the thickness of the dead skin cell layer of your skin (stratum corneum), giving your skin the thick, greyish, unhealthy look.
The sun’s rays make skin look old and wrinkled years before it should. More than 80% of the signs of skin aging in adults are the result of the tans they had as teens before the age of 18. That’s because over time, the sun’s ultraviolet light damages the fibers in the skin called elastin. When these fibers breakdown, the skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to go back into place after stretching.
Too much sun also causes irregular coloring or pigmentation of the skin. Some areas of the skin appear darker, while others look lighter. The sun can also cause a permanent stretching of small blood vessels, giving your skin a reddish appearance.
In order to reverse the effects of Sun Damage: fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, brown spots, age spots, and re-introducing collagen and elastin into your skin, Second Skin Medspa has come up with 3D Rejuvenation, which includes:
The SilkPeel is a breakthrough procedure that exfoliates the skin while infusing patient-specific topical medication. The SilkPeel stimulates new cell growth and addresses each patient’s specific skin condition. Skin conditions treated are:
- Dry, irritated skin
- Dehydration and fine wrinkles
(2D) IPL Photofacial (+ Silkpeel Dermalinfusion)
The Photofacial is a safe and reliable process of using an Intense Pulsed Light to treat facial redness and flushing from rosacea, as well as multiple symptoms of aging skin. Symptoms include fine lines, red blemishes, mottled coloration, broken blood vessels, pigment discoloration such as freckles and age spots, enlarged pores, coarse or rough skin, loss of skin tone and elasticity, and general sun damage. The result is a youthful, smooth and revitalized appearance.
The IPL hand-piece is gently applied to your skin and pulses of light are applied. A treatment generally lasts about half an hour. Immediately following a treatment, the skin may appear red and flushed and tiny capillaries may appear more visible. But, this will give way to healthy, young-looking skin. After having a photofacial you can resume all regular activities, there is absolutely NO DOWNTIME after this procedure.
In the coming days following your treatment, you will notice your pigmentation darken, and even see visible “coffee grinds” on the top layers of your skin which will gently exfoliate off your skin, revealing fresh, new, healthy skin beneath.
(3D) PCA Chemical Peel (+IPL Photofacial + Silkpeel Dermalinfusion)
A PCA Chemical Peel at Second Skin Medspa can:
- Smooth rough skin and improve its texture
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Eliminate brown splotches and age spots
- Improve the appearance of scars caused by acne
- Control acne breakouts
Following the chemical peel treatment most patients immediately resume their normal activities. Most patients report that their skin feels softer and smoother. Most post-peel redness is slight and can be covered with makeup. Some patients may experience slight flaking in the few days following the peel treatment, but it is not necessary to see flaking skin for the peel to be effective.
At Second Skin Medspa the combination of all 3 of these treatments results in younger, fresher, healthier looking skin. Rough, dry skin is softened. Pigmentation is reduced or eliminated, leading to a more even type skin tone. Fine lines and wrinkles are reduced or eliminated, leading to collagen and elastin re-generation and skin tightening. Age or Brown spots are broken down and rise to the surface of the skin, gently being exfoliated, and leading to removal of these pesky dark spots.
It takes the skin, on average, 28 days to turnover (new skin to move from the bottom layer to the top layer), thus, you will see ongoing positive results days and weeks after your treatments. Although you will see results after your very first treatment, we recommend a series of 3 treatments for optimal results.
Call Second Skin Medspa today for your free skin analysis and consultation. EveryBODY is different, and thus we tailor our treatments based on your skin type, skin condition and the type of results you are looking for.
Come to Second Skin Medspa today and EXPERIENCE THE RESULTS!
2nd Floor, 10 Eglinton Ave East, Toronto ON, M4P 1A6