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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

7 Tips for Beautiful Lips

May 10th, 2014

Think of your lips as a sponge. When exposed to moisture, they absorb water and plump up. When dehydrated, they dry out and shrink.  And, because they’re always exposed, they’re prone to dehydration, particularly during the cold, windy winter months.

Our lips move flexibly, smiling, frowning, forming words, or puckering for a kiss. And they’re made of some of the thinnest layers of skin on our body, making them receptive to touch and sensation. That thinness makes our lips vulnerable to drying, chapping, and other surface changes.

Get Better-Looking Lips — Fast
With a little loving care, your lips can be perfect in no time. Just follow these seven steps — and then pucker up!

Take a water bottle with you wherever you go. Drinking enough water (the equivalent of at least 9 cups daily) will keep the body, skin and lips hydrated.

Lick the smacking habit. Licking your lips damages the protective barrier, which can dry out the lips. Instead, regularly apply lip balm.

Know thy balms. Look for hydrating ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, vitamin E and almond, jojoba or coconut oils. Good old petroleum jelly (think: Vaseline) works well too.

Plug in a humidifer. It can replace moisture in dry indoor air, keeping your lips (and your skin) hydrated.

Exfoliate when necessary. Lip exfoliators (products that contain fruit-acid-based alpha or beta hydroxy acids) slough off dead skin — much like the ones you’d use on your face.  If you have sensitive skin or your lips are severely chapped or cracked, use these products cautiously [no more than once weekly] as they do contain acids that can irritate skin.

Protect, protect, protect. Lips are susceptible to sunburn since they lack melanin, the pigment that helps shield skin from the sun. Apply a layer of a sun-protective product daily.

Don’t make matte forever. Matte lipsticks can be extremely drying (which helps these lipsticks stay put for so long). That’s why you should use them sparingly when your lips are extremely chapped. Instead, alternate use of them with hydrating lipsticks (as indicated by ingredients like vitamin E and/or glycerin) or add a layer of moisturizing lip balm underneath.

The View features Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen

August 8th, 2013

Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 50 was recently featured on The View in a segment on summer skin issues with Dr Doris Day.

Dr. Day advises that sunscreen should be worn every single day, whether sunny or not, and recommends Sunforgettable as a great option. Click below to watch Sunforgettable on The View.

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!

Your Best Fall Fashion Statement starts with Healthy Skin

October 19th, 2012

Fall has finally arrived in Vancouver and as we say goodbye to summer, we welcome the rejuvenation that Fall brings with it.  It is the perfect time to get your skin looking its best by repairing any damage from the summer and preparing your skin for harsher winter weather ahead.

In order to help you look your best this Fall and make your skin your #1 fashion statement, we’ve put together a list of the Top ten ways that can help you achieve beautiful, youthful skin.

THE TOP 10 WAYS…TO MAKE YOUR SKIN LOOK BEAUTIFUL!

TIP #1 – IT’S ALL ABOUT SUN PROTECTION!

Ultra violet light from the sun causes wrinkling, brown spots, broken capillaries, collagen damage and of course some nasty skin cancers.

Be sun savvy by wearing protective clothing and daily use of sunblocks containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

TIP #2 – DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR VITAMINS

Daily use of a vitamin A derivative called a retinol, will improve fine lines and dyspigmentation.  Ensure your retinol cream is strong enough to do the job and be patient as the recovery process does not happen overnight.  We recommend working with a Doctor to find the best retinol cream for you.

TIP #3 – ANTIOXIDANTS DON’T JUST WORK FROM THE INSIDE

Antioxidants applied topically daily, such as Vitamin C preparations can help reduce redness and reverse some of the effects of sun damage.

TIP #4 – EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE

Gentle exfoliation of your face with a mild polishing formula or microdermabrasion can help to remove dead skin cells and should be done regularly.

TIP #5 – EXPERIENCE THE WONDER OF PHOTOREJUVENATION

Photorejuvenation using intense pulsed light is an excellent option to manage sun damage, broken capillaries and brown sun spots.  It is the #1 anti-aging tool available!

TIP #6 – COMBAT TEXTURE & SCARRING ISSUES

Fractionated laser resurfacing is used to treat acne scarring and to improve the skin’s texture.  The treatment also tightens the skin and reduces fine lines.

TIP #7 – TIGHTEN YOUR SKIN

Non-surgical tightening procedures such as Ulthera can improve skin laxity.

TIP #8 – COMBAT THE SIGNS OF AGING WITH VOLUME

Dermal fillers are a safe way to add volume to areas of the face that have hollowed with aging.  It also helps to restore youthful contours.

TIP #9 – SOFTEN LINES

Botox injections soften the lines of facial expression to make your skin look more youthful.

TIP #10 – MAKE YOUR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE A PRIORITY

Finally a basic healthy lifestyle does wonders for our appearance.  A healthy diet, plenty of exercise and adequate sleep are essential.  A moderate consumption of alcohol and not smoking can really make a big effect on making the skin look healthier.