The Best Services for the Winter Time

The Best Services for the Winter Time

Our skin is the largest, live organ in our body and as such it reacts to the environment, the weather changes, and to the amount of UV in the atmosphere (The purple damaging sun light can cause sunburn, premature ageing, eye damage and skin damage leading to skin cancer).

The Canadian winter months are the perfect time to take advantage of the mild sun and long sleeves and schedule treatments which are less recommended in the summer time.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal is the ideal treatment for body areas that are normally exposed in the summer, when the treatment is done in the winter

      • Although laser hair removal is perfectly safe treatment for the summer if the after care is properly followed, it is recommended to start treatment in the winter, when most body areas are hidden from the sun
      • Laser hair removal, along with practically every laser skin treatment on the market grows in popularity during the winter months due to minimal sun exposure
      • Patients who begin their laser hair removal treatment in the winter months will notice a significant decrease in their hair growth come summer time

Chemical Peels

Since peels are normally done on the face, this treatment is not recommended for the summer months. Therefore, it is ideally done in the winter. It also helps exfoliate dead skin, smoothing out any flakiness, redness, or dryness that the cold weather might bring on.

      • Using fruit acids of various percentages, we slough off dead skin accumulated over the months and years
      • If a patient has never had a chemical treatment in the past, the winter is the best time to start as it is recommended to have a series of 6 treatments of mild peels
      • Chemical peels reduce acne, minimize pores, mild hyperpigmentation, dry skin, fine lines, and oily skin
      • Even the most sensitive skin is suitable for peel treatments

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Skin Resurfacing Treatments (Fractional)

Recommended for both anti aging and acne scar removal, this treatment is one of the more aggressive that we offer, therefore, sun safety is key when it comes to good results. Because this treatment is safer in the winter than the summer, we can treat the skin more aggressively, proving a quicker and more effective outcome

      • The key to the fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment is to not only slough off dead skin cells, but to also induce collagen production
      • Thanks to this treatment, we are able to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars all in one

Microneedling

Our cell turnover rate slows down in the winter. Not only does this treatment increase the cell turnover rate our skin naturally produces, it also helps to remove acne scars, and works beautifully for anti aging.

    • Much like the treatments mentioned above, this one is best to do in the winter for less risk and better results
    • Microneedling is safe for all skin types (Fitzpatrick I-VI)
    • Unlike laser treatments, microneedling does not use heat or light to provide outstanding results

New Year Skin Resolution

New Year Skin Resolution

It is that time of year again, when you reflect on the past year and think about what you’ve done amazingly and what changes you wish 2017 will bring along. You set your New Year Resolution plans and you know that this year things will be different.

The resolutions in your bucket list are very similar to the ones you had last year; to take better care of yourself, to look better, to be healthier and exercise more, read more books and engage in spiritual activity is probably what you put down.
So, what will make this year different? Remember that there is no Change without Challenge. That you have to set reasonable goals and take baby steps. We gather a few changes that will make your 2017 an outstanding year;

Drink plenty of water, hydration is the key to beautiful skin. It adds moisture, creating a dewy complexion

  • Always keep a glass of water near you. When it’s in constant sight, you will be more likely to consume more
  • Pure H2O is the way to go, avoid mixing sugar or aspartame with your water
  • Remember: coffee and tea dehydrate you. They do not supplement water

Skin toners not only remove excess debris from your face, they also help to balance out the skin’s pH level, evening your the tone and texture, as well as reducing acne and flaky skin.

  • Not all toners are created equal. Some are meant for dry skin, some are for oily skin, and some are for combination skin. To determine your skin type, see a professional.  Book a consultation at your medical skin care clinic for accurate advice
  • When it comes to skin care, ingredients are everything. With that in mind, natural is not always better

Keep your skin clean and clear by washing it twice, daily; Sometimes the last thing you want to do after a long day is wash your face. However, gather up the energy, and spend just 2 minutes cleansing your skin. You’ll be glad you did!

  • Cleansing is the most important step when it comes to having flawless skin. Unlike many drugstore cleansers, Vivier Pharma Hexam Cleanser breaks down into tiny molecules when lathered on the face, in order to ensure that it reaches deep into the pores for a deep cleanse

You are what you eat.  Stick to whole foods, and try to cook most meals yourself.

  • Cooking every meal can prove to be a challenge. Indulge yourself once in a while and stick to home cooked meals as often as possible. Your skin and wallet will thank you.
  • If you’re prone to acne, stay away from any sugars, including brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, and agave nectar
  • Never underestimate the power of your freezer. Cook soups, pre-make sauces, and even  full dishes to freeze and have a quick meal that will feel like you put no effort in it at all

Protect yourself and avoid sun damage or early signs of aging. Sunscreen is essential.  Use an SPF 30+ on a daily basis on top of your moisturizer.

  • Sunscreen is not just for summer anymore. It’s for everyone to apply all year round to avoid early signs of aging
  • Sunscreen UVA UBV protection really does prevent wrinkles and age spots

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