Sunscreen is important in protecting skin from sunburn and skin cancer. Many studies have shown that people who use sunscreen daily have a lower risk of skin cancer. Understanding the importance of the Sun Protection Factor is critical in applying sunscreen correctly and effectively.
Why Sun Exposure is Dangerous, and How Does it Affect Your Skin
Sun exposure is dangerous because it causes damage to the DNA of your skin cells. When the damage exceeds a certain threshold, it can lead to cancer. The most common form of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, originates from damaged skin cells. These cells can then transform into cancerous cells that invade the surrounding tissue and spread to other body parts. Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun is responsible for causing this damage.
Melasma is a common form of skin cancer that develops when the DNA of the skin cells is damaged. These damaged cells are activated and transform into the cancerous melanin-producing cells. Melanin pigments are responsible for turning your skin brown, a natural protective mechanism in your body to protect against sunburn.
Pigmentation Treatment in Toronto
Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its color. It protects skin from the sun by absorbing UV rays. When your skin makes too much melanin, you may develop an uneven brown or black discoloration of the skin, also known as hyperpigmentation or melasma. When melanin accumulates in one area of your body (like your face), it may create a blotchy tan, freckles, or a dark complexion that isn't flattering.
A common cosmetic treatment for removing hyperpigmentation is Pigmentation Treatment. A laser beam is focused on the affected area of the skin. The laser beam heats up the underlying layers of skin, causing them to peel off. The removed layers of skin contain the pigment that's giving your skin a discolored appearance. Since the spots that get darker over time are deeper within the surface layers of your skin, this type of resurfacing may not be as effective in getting rid of those spots.
Why You Should Use SPF and How it Protects Your Skin
It is important to use SPF because it protects you from sunlight indirectly. The sun causes damage to the skin cells, which triggers the production of melanin. However, SPF works by filling in the damaged areas of your skin with new tissue, which in turn reduces the accumulation of melanin. It is a common misconception that SPF only protects you from burning and thus is relevant only during summer. The truth is that even if your skin does not get burned, it can still be damaged by ultraviolet rays.
The use of the services from Medspa in Toronto is critical to maintaining clear and healthy skin. We offer a variety of options for skin rejuvenation to address all cosmetic concerns. If you struggle with sun damage, try Pigmentation Treatment at Active Crystal. Contact us today!