Cosmetic skin treatments can help treat undesired physical conditions such as fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. However, it’s important to remember that a procedure you receive in our laser centre in Burnaby, BC is merely a jump-start to fresh, rejuvenated skin. In order to obtain optimal results, the your home maintenance is critical. Here are 3 tips to maintaining beautiful results after a treatment.

1) Wear sunscreen daily. Studies show that using the recommended amount of sunscreen daily will prevent free-radical formation by 55 percent. Free-radicals are responsible for damaging and aging the skin. In addition, the concern of skin cancer caused by the sun is evidence that sunscreen is critical to protecting the health of your skin. The American Academy of Dermatology reports that more than 90 percent of skin cancers occur on sun-exposed skin.

2) Create an excellent skin care regimen. For example, Heights Laser Centre makes Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories (DCL) skin care line readily available to men and women in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. This skin care line is formulated with active ingredients that are of a medical, pharmaceutical grade in order to help you achieve optimal, noticeable results. Not all skin care formulas are the same. Products such as DCL, have been formulated to help patients with anti-aging and pigmentation concerns. These high-quality skin care regimens are typically only found in doctor’s offices to distinguish them from other products that may not strive to acheive pharmaceutical standards.

3) Pay attention to your diet. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it is also affected by what you ingest. It may sound redundant, but the message is evangelized so often because it is true. Drink plenty of water. Avoid greasy, fatty foods, and include a dietary supplement. Just remember vitamins and dietary supplements are designed to work from the inside out, so they will take time. Only 10 percent of the vitamins from your diet make it to the surface of your skin. (Attempting to use dietary vitamins on the surface of your skin, such as Vitamin E capsules, will not be optimally effective as these supplements have not been formulated to break the barrier of the skin.)