One thing that sets Vantage apart from other Walk in clinics is we do book appointments. We value your time and we think there are better things to do then wait in a waiting room to be seen. Simply call ahead and book or walk in and get an appointment for later in the day.
We know there is a huge population of patients in the Calgary area wanting a female doctor. Currently Vantage Medical is looking to hire a female physician, but in the mean time we have two female doctors who are temporarily working out of our location. This means you can come by on a walk in basis, or call ahead and make an appointment to see either one of them.
- Adults $14
2-Day Pass $20
- Seniors 65+/Students (13-17) $12
2-Day Pass $15
- Children 12 & Under FREE
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How to treat your sunburn
The sun’s most damaging rays do the most damage between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (with daylight savings time that’s 11 .m. – 3 p.m.)
First, Sun Protection 101
Wear a wide-brimmed hat, a shirt with long sleeves and sunglasses whenever you leave the house. If you plan to sit outside and enjoy the day, find a spot with lots of trees and big overhanging branches or an umbrella. It should go without saying, but we’ll say it anyway. Wear sunscreen and reapply it every two hours.
Your lips and sun damage
Lips are constantly exposed to the sun’s rays. Unprotected lips have little melanin, the pigment in the skin that helps to screen out the sun’s damaging rays. The outer layer of the lip is very thin, so there is little to protection from the sun.
When lips gets sunburned, significant and long lasting damage may occur. The level of collagen in lips can be reduced, which is what gives them plumpness and stops the formation of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
In addition to aging the lips, prolonged sun exposure can result in a condition called “actinic cheilitis’, a pre-cancerous state, also referred to as ‘farmer’s lip’ or ‘sailor’s lip’. This results in persistent dryness and cracking of the lips. Pre-cancerous lesions may also form, along with severe wrinkling. Every year many new cases of skin cancer of the lip are diagnosed.
Fall & winter skin care
If you’re getting out of the shower, and the mirror is steamed up, you may be drying out your skin. To avoid stripping oil from the skin on your face and body so you’re left with dry, flaky skin, turn down the heat a bit.
Pat yourself dry
Instead of rubbing yourself, pat dry gently with a soft towel. This is especially important for sensitive facial skin,but be kind to the rest of your body as well when drying off.
Drink lots of H2O
Drinking water is good for your entire body. It will help to keep you hydrated both inside and out, and can aid in clearing up acne.
What triggers aging skin?
There are two types of aging skin—intrinsic and extrinsic. Here’s what this means and what you can do to address them.
This is the type of aging which occurs naturally in your body over time. Your genes will influence how fast you age, which is why some people stay more youthful looking than others, even though they are the same age chronologically. Some will get droopy eyelids while others don’t, some get neck bands while others develop jowls. Some people never seem to age at all, while others look much older than they actually are.
Not much can be done about your genetic predisposition to aging, with the exception of being proactive and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Extrinsic aging refers to external triggers which lead to aging. Fortunately, we have much more control over how much we allow ourselves to be exposed to these:
- sun damage
- emotional and physical stresses
- oxidative stress and inflammation
Get rid of sun damage with an IPL treatment
If you spent any time out in the sun this past summer, you’ve likely incurred some sun damage—freckles, changes to skin texture and red and brown discolouration.
Exposure to the sun results in sun spots and broken capillaries, making skin look older. IPL treatments promotes a more even and bright skin tone.
How does IPL work?
IPL or Intense Pulse Light focuses on sun damage, small veins and fine lines using light to target pigment. It is often called a Photofacial treatment. IPL or Photofacial treatments safely and effectively effectively treat sun damage, age and brown spots, freckles, rosacea, and wrinkles.
How many treatments are needed?
Typically 3-4 treatments are needed, but there is little downtime. There may be some slight redness immediately after the procedure. Some tiny brown or pigment spots may appear on the surface of the skin within a day or two of the treatment, and these usually disappear usually within 3-4 days.