SUN DAMAGE

While the natural tendency of our skin to succumb to aging is inevitable, we can control the damage we receive from the sun’s harmful rays by limiting our contact with the sun, and wearing protective sunblock. Over-exposure to the sun ages the skin prematurely, and also is responsible for skin cancers. UV radiation causes skin tissue to lose its ordinary elasticity, resulting in sagging, tired skin that is depleted of moisture and resilience.

Sun damage also drains our skin of its collagen, an important protein in the human body that is responsible for the skin’s suppleness and youthfulness. Collagen works like a hydrating gel encasing the cells, providing a healthy glow to the complexion. When it is absent, the skin becomes rough, dull and hollow. If sun damage continues, it can even trigger the skin cells to begin reproducing at an abnormal rate, which we know as cancer.

Excessive sun exposure can cause the over-production of melanin, the skin’s pigment, creating color irregularities in the complexion, which may induce self-consciousness. The skin can even get quite dark as in over-tanning. While those with lighter skin are most at risk for the dangers of sun damage, even people with darker skin can receive harm from the sun’s rays.

Quick Facts

Hyperpigmentation, freckles or sunspots, are mainly caused by sun damage and hormones
Certain pigment can be successfully treated with IPL
Avoiding sun exposure and using UV protection/sunscreen is paramount in the treatment of pigmentation

In most cases excessive exposure to the sun is the main cause. Sometimes, hormonal fluctuations associated with pregnancy and the contraceptive pill can result in a type of pigmentation known as Melasma or Chloasma.

As a first step, your aesthetician can educate you carefully on what types of sunscreen are right for your skin type and your lifestyle. The best products are 30 SPF (sun protection factor) or higher, contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, and protect the face and body from both UVA and UVB sunrays. As far as cosmetic procedures go, 3000BC offers many laser therapies that are ideal for treating sun damage, as well as a variety of aesthetician services such as chemical peels and facials.

Treatment Options:

A 5 step process that detoxifies, hydrates and protects the skin with Britenol®

$159 Member / $189 Non-Member

Safely and comfortably fade the appearance of skin imperfections caused by the sun, and uneven skin tones caused by brown and red spots (such as rosacea, spider veins and age spots.

3000BC  is proud to offer elos, the first and only technology that uses combined energies to effectively and gently restore and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin.

$250 Member / $300 Non-Member

An excellent lightening treatment that will help rejuvenate the skin and promote an even, bright skin tone.  This peel also controls oil production and unclog pores.  Great for all skin tones & types.

$95 Member / $110 Non-Member

Safely and comfortably fade the appearance of skin imperfections caused by the sun, and uneven skin tones caused by brown and red spots (such as rosacea, spider veins and age spots.

$155 Member / $175 Non-Member

This treatment provides clients with the ultimate in total skin illumination!  The gentle yet effective two step process will hydrate and soften skin’s surface while a combination of acids work together to effectively correct skins discoloration, texture and appearance.  A single treatment will brighten the skin for a special occasion, while a series of treatments can improve the appearance of more mature, photo-damaged skin by offering a deeper exfoliation and brightening with peeling may vary and no downtime.

Available For Following Areas:

Decollete – $55 Member / $65 Non-Member

Hands – $35 Member / $45 Non-Member

Feet – $35 Member / $45 Non-Member

Half Back – $65 Member / $75 Non-Member

Full Back – $115 Member / $125 Non-Member

Half Arms – $45 Member / $55 Non-Member

Full Arm – $95 Member / $105 Non-Member

Half Leg – $55 Member / $65 Non-Member

Full leg – $105 Member / $115 Non-Member

Safely and comfortably fade the appearance of skin imperfections caused by the sun, and uneven skin tones caused by brown and red spots (such as rosacea, spider veins and age spots.