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The magic of IPL Photorejuvenation

August 25th, 2014

 IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photorejuvenation is a non-invasive light therapy designed to restore youthfulness by erasing sun damage while improving your skin’s tone and texture.

This technology improves brown spots, sun damage, fine wrinkles and enlarged pores and smoothes the skin while it significantly improves redness caused by aging, rosacea and acne scarring.

The best part is that IPL treatments are quick, pain free with little or no downtime.  Treatments can be used safely on the face, neck, chest and/or hands.

+ Click here to learn more about IPL Photorejuvenation treatments or book an appointment to discuss how these amazing treatments can improve YOUR skin!

Or learn more about IPL Photorejuvenation Treatments through the following video featured on the hit TV show The Doctors

Secrets of beautiful skin – how to make your skin shine this year!

January 5th, 2013

Whether it be working on achieving brighter, clearer skin or improving fine lines or scarring, now is the perfect time to set your goals for the coming year, so you always look and feel your best!

To start, you need to get down to the basics, with the first element of great skin, a fantastic daily skin care regime. This includes products that are designed to cleanse, activate, stimulate and nourish your skin.  There are many great skin care products available to choose from, but often we aren’t exactly sure what we need for our own skin types.

That’s where we come in!  Book a personal consultation today with either Jeannie or myself and we would be happy to work with you to design the perfect skin care regime for your skin type.

At the Centre for Skin Rejuvenation, we carry ZO® Skin Health skincare products, a fantastic line of skincare that we’ve seen provide amazing results.

WHY ZO® Skin Health?

ZO® Skin Health skincare products are designed to work from the inside out, activating and stimulating your skin’s cells to nourish, repair and maintain themselves.

The products use potent ingredients, high concentrations, pure retinol, advanced peptides, and powerful antioxidants to deliver products that help to reduce wrinkles, even out blotchy skin and restore skin elasticity.

If you’re over the age of 25 and have been looking for a skincare line that actually produces results, we highly recommend making the switch to ZO® Skin Health.

For those with acne, the Obagi oil control system may be great for your skin.  For just $149.00, this system includes:

  • Offects® Cleanser
  • Offects® TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment
  • Offects® Exfoliating Polish

* Under normal daily usage, it is safe to estimate that one package of ZO® Skin Health will last up to 3 months.

Book a consultation with us and we’d be happy to design a personal skincare regime designed entirely for your skin type.

10 things to know about ZO® Skin Health

  1. Developed by world-renowned for anti-aging skincare specialist, Dr. Zein Obagi, in Beverly Hills.
  2. These products are different because of their potency levels. To give you an example, their Ossential® Radical Night Repair Plus cream has more than a 5x higher concentration of Retinol in it than the leading drug store or department store products offer.
  3. Retinol is a vitamin A compound and a power antioxidant.
  4. One of the very best ways to diminish the effects of aging skin is to incorporate a skin routine that wakes up your skin cells and keeps them stimulated!
  5. A good skincare routine will restore functionality, reduce collagen degradation, restore skin elasticity and improve uneven pigmentation.
  6. Retinol is clinically proven to be the most effective anti-aging ingredient to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone and increase epidermal thickness.
  7. Dr. Obagi is a renowned expert for bridging the gap between therapeutic medical products and daily skin care.
  8. Antioxidants are substances that neutralize free radicals — unstable oxygen molecules that break down skin cells and cause wrinkles.
  9. It’s a proven fact that starting around age 25, our skin begins to change and our cellular function slows. Our skin stops producing enough collagen and elastin to support it and we start to see fine lines increasing, wrinkles deepening and a noticeable loss of firmness.
  10. These products WILL change your skin!

The beauty of Thermage

November 3rd, 2010

Please enjoy the first video in our vlog series of postings. In this video, I discuss tightening and contouring of your skin using our effective procedure, Thermage .

The Beauty of Combination Treatments

September 3rd, 2010

Aging is a natural process for all of us.  With each decade of our life our skin changes.  These natural aging changes can be influenced by sun exposure, diet, lifestyle, stress and of course our genetic heritage.  Youthful faces are easy to spot.  Typically a young face displays a firm, full soft roundness with a very pleasing light reflection.  Over time our skin loses collagen, the structural protein and hyaluronic acid, the long chain sugar molecule that contributes to the support of our skin.

A combination of factors contribute to the three D’s of aging: 

  • Deterioration (fine lines, wrinkles and textural changes)
  • Descent (droopiness or sagging skin)
  • Deflation(loss of fullness or volume). 

Many cosmetic procedures and products target only one of these three D’s, however, new treatment combinations can address all three.

One excellent combination treatment involves Botox and Dermal Fillers.  Botox is used to relax the unwanted lines of facial expression and to smooth the skin (i.e. the frown, crow’s feet and forehead muscles).  The effect of Botox is much enhanced with the addition of Dermal Fillers.  Like the Luscious Lips procedure that I discussed before,  Fillers provide volume to areas that have deflated or hollowed.  The upper cheek and the area below the eyes are typical places where we see deflation.  Performed skillfully the combination of Botox and Fillers can create a natural and more youthful appearance.  The end result is that you look better for your age but not overdone.  The best comment that you want to elicit from others is:  “Gee you look great”, not  “My goodness what have you done!”

These are procedures that can be safely done by an experienced and well-trained physician.

Join me next time when I will talk about treatments to improve the first D:  Deterioration - fine lines, textural changes and even scars.  Another part to the beauty of combination treatments.

Smoothing Wrinkles and Looking Fresh

August 24th, 2010

Facial lines and wrinkles caused by repeated muscle contractions can be smoothed and relaxed with a simple safe cosmetic treatment.  Botox Cosmetic is an injectable treatment using a material that is derived from a purified protein.  Miniscule amounts of this protein are injected with a tiny needle that can relax dynamic facial wrinkles giving you a refreshed look.

Botox can relax muscles that cause us to frown and look stressed and even angry.  The squint lines or crows feet may be softened with Botox.  Botox is also an important preventative strategy that can help us ease into older age by reducing the development and deepening of facial lines.

A variety of medical conditions can also be treated with Botox.  It is widely used in adults and in children worldwide to treat eye alignment problems, headaches and spasticity disorders and many more problems.  For the past twenty years its safety record is excellent especially when applied by a medical professional.

Common concerns regarding the use of Botox such as,”I do not want to look frozen and expressionless” can be discussed with your practitioner before treatment.  Botox will still allow you to express yourself using your facial muscles.  Your expressions will not change but rather be softened and enhanced.

The safety, the simplicity and the precision makes Botox an integral cosmetic tool for your aesthetic physician.

Tune in next week when I will discuss the exciting use of combination treatments that can give you even better results