Benefits of Exfoliation

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered what happened to your skin’s youthful glow? As we age, our skin becomes less radiant because its natural renewal process takes longer than it used to. The good news is that this can easily be addressed with regular exfoliation. Our skin naturally sheds billions of cells […]

Yoga and Your Skin

Yoga by definition is a generic term for the physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines which originated in ancient India. The goal of yoga is to allow us to achieve a state of permanent peace. While a great practice for the mind, body, and spirit, yoga also benefits overall skin health in a number of ways. […]

Revisiting Retinoids – Skincare’s #1 Ingredient

It seems we are constantly bombarded with new ‘miracle’ skin care products that promise to erase the signs of aging and restore youthful skin.  However, more often than not we end up with a clutter of partially-used products instead of the skin we were promised.  Is there anything that truly delivers?  The answer is a […]

Treatment for Scars

Any time the skin experiences trauma (i.e. injury, burns, disease, surgery, acne), it is possible that a scar may occur.  Scarring is actually part of the natural healing process resulting in the abnormal formation of collagen.  Many scars fade with time, but others  remain as a reminder of a painful experience.  Scars may also be […]

Step by Step Skin Care: Get the Most Out Of Your Products!

One question we are commonly asked is how and when to use skin care products properly and effectively. With an ever-increasing number of products available, it can be difficult to choose what to use, and in what order. By determining your skin type (normal, dry, oily, acneic, sensitive) you can choose appropriate products that will […]

Sunscreen 101

We’ve all heard about the importance of wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen each and every day.  Not only does it help prevent skin cancer, it also prevents most of the visible signs of skin aging including wrinkles, brown spots, uneven pigmentation, and sagging skin.  Surprisingly, only 30% of us are applying sunscreen with an SPF15 or […]

Creating Beautiful Contours: The Use of Botox Cosmetic to Define the Lower Face

Botox Cosmetic is commonly used to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles in the frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. It is also used therapeutically to relieve migraines, control excessive sweating, and reduce the pain of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) caused by constant grinding of the teeth.  Since Botox treatment for the TMJ causes […]

Dysport Arrives in Canada

For many years the only product indicated for smoothing active wrinkles away in Canada was Botox Cosmetic. Botox Cosmetic and Botox Therapeutic have been distributed by Allergan. Mertz began distributing Xeomin a couple of years ago, but did not offer significant benefits over Botox. Dysport will be distributed by Valeant/Medicis in Canada starting in May […]

Understanding Rosacea

Did you know that April is Rosacea Awareness Month? Although rosacea is becoming more widespread, very few Canadians have any knowledge of the condition, including how to recognize it, or how to improve it. If left untreated, rosacea’s effects on personal appearance can lead to significant social, psychological, or occupational issues. Let’s learn more about […]

Ask Our Staff: Skin Care Products

Working in a Med Spa I have had the privilege of trying, experiencing and learning about products and treatments in the Medical Aesthetics industry.  Some products make my skin break out, others make my skin irritated and then I find THE ONE that gives me the results I want. It’s going to be full of […]