COVID-19 UPDATE (May 2021):
Although physical visits to our West Van clinic are on hold, Dr. Day is now offering virtual appointments. To schedule a consultation please contact us here
and we'll respond in a timely fashion. Thanks and please stay safe!
Dr. Joanna Day
Dermatology & Laser Centre
Suite 103 - 2419 Bellevue Ave
West Vancouver, BC, V7V 4T4
Toll free: 1-866-933-7329
Photodamaged or sun damaged skin is something few escape. Photodamage occurs with exposure to sunlight (UVA or UVB) whether or not we intentionally suntan. Twenty five percent of our lifetime exposure occurs before the end of our teenage years. Photodamage to skin manifests in a variety of ways including:
For the most part these changes occur most frequently on areas of chronic exposure including the face, ears, neck, backs of the hands, chest, arms and legs. Buttocks or upper inner arms are often preserved and pristine emphasizing the difference between chronological aging and photoaging.
- advanced aging or wrinkling
- uneven or "pebbly" skin
- irregular pigmentation
- small blood vessels or red markings (telangiectasias)
- rough or scaly patches (actinic keratoses)
- freckles (ephilides)
- "liver spots" and "age spots" (lentigines)
- thinned or fragile skin
- pre skin cancers
- skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma).
As the manifestations of photodamage are numerous, the importance of being examined by a qualified dermatologist is paramount. Prior to any treatment, an examination by Dr Joanna Day will ensure your safety. As a medical dermatologist Dr Day uses the newest technologies available to provide rejuvenation to photo-damaged skin.
We offer several rejuvenating, preventative and/or therapeutic procedures at our clinic including MicroLaserPeel, IPL Photorejuventaion and photodynamic therapy (PDT) including ALA/IPL, ALA/Blu-U and ALA/IPL/Blu-U. All options will be discussed and an appropriate treatment program may be suggested depending upon your skin's requirements following your consultation and examination by Dr Day.
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