The skin is an excellent record keeper. Every moment we are exposed to daylight adds up like money in the bank- the problem is the payoff; namely skin damage in the form of wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation and premature aging, a repressed immune system and the potential for skin cancer. Skin cancer is a global phenomenon.
In the U.S. over one million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every year.
1in 5 Americans will developed skin cancer and 90% of these cancers will be the result of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.
Australians have the highest rate of skin cancer in the world.
Therefore , the best defense is to limit daylight exposure and protect skin with sunscreen at all times.
for more up to date information on skin cancer contact: www.cancer.ca
Damages to the skin when your skin exposed to the sun without protection include:
skin thickening, dehydration, hyper or hypo-pigmentation, collagen breakdown (wrinkles), and changes to elastin (sagging), changes in dermal blood vessels (redness), Free Radicals generated, DNA repair inhibited, immune system affected.
We can prevent by:
- Yearly exams and self exams for cancer
- UV penetrates light clothing, windshield, windows and clouds.
- No midday sun (10am-4pm)
- 1 burn doubles your risk of cancer ( melanoma)
- protect from UV reflection from sand, water, snow and ice-90% bounces back
- Exfoliation Recommendation (exfoliation can remove possible precancerous cells before they become dangerous, and be sure not to skip the SPF)
- Apply sunscreen half an hour before sun exposure
Make an appointment for a complimentary consultation today: 416-228-0011.