Give Your Lifestyle a Healthy Spring Cleaning

Give Your Lifestyle a Healthy Spring Cleaning!

Spring is in the air, and with the re-emergence of sunshine, green grass, and warmer weather, many of us start to think about spring cleaning. While spring cleaning usually refers to cleaning the house, it’s also a great time to clean up your lifestyle. Such changes include healthier eating, being more active, and weight loss. This is especially true after a long winter of being curled up on the couch with snacks and television.

We have a few ideas for ways to start your commitment to a healthier lifestyle and taking care of your body, which will of course boost your mind and spirit!

Find a Group Activity that You Love—Outdoors!

After a long winter hibernation, it can be hard to find inspiration to get up and moving. To find this inspiration, heading outside in the warmer weather may be just the ticket.  While working out solo is fine, you may discover that joining a sports team, fitness class or running club helps push you stick to a workout routine, as you will be getting more variety in your activities and are making a commitment to attend at a set time. When exercising with others you receive encouragement, motivation, and can even make new friends that have the same lifestyle goals.

One such activity is an outdoor boot camp. A great advantage of outdoor boot camps is that they give you access to certified personal trainers at a much lower cost than if you were to commit to one-on-one sessions. Once you learn the exercises and proper techniques this will help enhance your solo gym sessions as well. There are several outdoor boot camps available in Toronto as well! If you already belong to a gym, many offer boot camps as well. If boot camps aren’t your thing, you could also try a free running club. There are clubs available for all levels of runners, even if you just want to start out walking. In Toronto, there are free running clubs offered by the Running Room and Lululemon.

Find a Group Activity that You Love—Outdoors!

 

Sign Up for Meal Plans or Deliveries

Using a meal plan or delivery service can be a great way to stay motivated and maintain healthy eating habits. In a perfect world, we would have all the time we needed to shop for fresh, local ingredients, prep, and cook healthy meals. The reality is that we often don’t have the time or resources to achieve this! This can result in us stopping for takeout or making poorer food choices in general. Using meal delivery services, which have exploded in popularity over the past few years, is an excellent way to make sure you are making healthy choices and staying committed to your goals. In Toronto, companies such as HelloFresh or Chefs Plate provide healthy recipes along with all the necessary ingredients for you to cook the meals yourself.  Other services in Toronto such as Low Calorie Plans take it one step further. They offer fully prepped meals for your day, based on the number of calories you are aiming to consume. The calorie count is based on your goals, such as just healthy lifestyle or weight loss. All these options are delivered right to your doorstep!

Sign Up for Meal Plans or Deliveries

 

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Kick-start Fat Loss with Coolsculpting

Many have the misconception that Coolsculpting is something to do instead of diet and exercise, but that is simply not the case! Coolsculpting can be a great way to give you that push you need to take care of your body. Have you ever felt unmotivated to start eating healthier or work out more because your goals seem unattainable? The truth is that it is never too late to start! Coolsculpting can help kick-start these results so that you have guaranteed changes in a couple months time. Many find that this is a great way to be motivated to keep working towards their goals. When you see some positive results, you are excited to continue and be further rewarded.

Another great option for Coolsculpting is for when you reach a plateau. Anyone who has tried to commit to weight loss or to toning their body knows how frustrating it can be when you reach a plateau—no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to lose that last 15-20 pounds of fat around the hips, thighs, or abdomen. While Coolsculpting cannot guarantee weight loss, it will help reduce the appearance of any lasting bulge so that you are looking and feeling your very best. To learn more about Coolsculpting, you can view our Coolsculpting page. Canada MedLaser in Toronto also offers free Coolsculpting consultations.

Kick-start Fat Loss with Coolsculpting

 

Treat Yourself—and Often

While a lot of time we think about being healthier or being more active with a weight loss goal in mind, it’s not all about the destination. The truth is that it should be about the journey along the way, as your commitment to healthy diet and exercise should be life-long. That’s why it’s a great idea to focus more on celebrating the small victories. Goals can be related to weight, like celebrating every 10 pounds lost, but you can set up other goals as well. For example, a goal could also be strength or endurance related  (I can now do 5 chin ups, I can run 2k, etc.) if you do not want to focus on weight. Setting up smaller goals can help keep you on track with staying healthy. While celebrating with a cheat meal may be fun, it’s better not to think of junk food as a reward. Some examples of rewards could be a spa massage, a mani/pedi, or even new clothes or workout gear. Whatever you decide to treat yourself with, the real reward will be how good you look and feel being healthy!

Treat Yourself—and Often

CoolSculpting vs EmSculpt What is the Difference?

CoolSculpting vs EmSculpt What is the Difference?

Battle of the Sculpts- CoolSculpting vs. Emsculpt

2 very popular medical aesthetic procedures. But are they really the same?

While CoolSculpting has been available since 2010, with its primary function of eliminating excess fat on multiple areas of the body via Cryolipolysis (fat freezing) , there is another technology that has been made available in recent years called Emsculpt. Emsculpt uses electromagnetic energy to trigger intense muscle contractions, which improve and strengthen muscle tone. EmSculpt’s primary function is to sculpt, while CoolSculpting provides a long term solution to fat reduction.

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The Major Differences between these 2 Treatments are:

CoolSculpting is better for those with higher body fat as there has to be enough fat in the area to pinch; Emsculpt is targeted for those who have lower body fat.

CoolSculpting is approved by Health Canada for treatment of several areas of the body; Emsculpt is only approved for treatment of the abdomen and buttocks.

CoolSculpting has more specialized handsets to treat both bigger and smaller areas, including the thighs, flank, abdomen, arms, fat below the buttocks, bra fat, back fat, under the chin and under the jawline.

In the end, both CoolSculpting and Emsculpt are safe and approved by Health Canada. When making the choice between CoolSculpting and Emsulpt, it will depend on what area of your body you would like to treat—if it is the chin, hips, thighs, or flank, CoolSculpting is the way to go. For treating your bum or abdomen, it is dependent on your goals— Emsculpt may be better for muscle toning, but if your goal is to get rid of stubborn fat and contour your body, CoolSculpting will be the best choice.

The procedure that truly puts CoolSculpting ahead of the competition is the treatment of the double chin with CoolMini. Anyone with extra fat under his or her chin knows how tricky this area can be to treat, as it is very difficult to target with diet and exercise and can further worsen with age. A double chin can be very embarrassing as it is one of the first things people will see when looking at our face. When treating the double chin with the CoolMini, it only requires one or two sessions and the results are extremely long lasting!

At Canada MedLaser Clinics, we believe in quality technology with long term results; hence, we are a proud provider of CoolSculpting. For more information on fat reduction via CoolSculpting, call us at +1855-633-7721 for a free consultation.

7 Steps to Enhance Your Beauty for the Holidays

7 Steps to Enhance Your Beauty for the Holidays

Look Your Best and Wow Your Family and Friends

For many, the holiday season is a time for reconnecting with the family and old friends. Whether you’re traveling home or not, a refreshed look may seem like a great idea when seeing your loved ones at traditional dinners and parties.

So, with the many aesthetic treatments available which can make you look younger and enhance your appearance, it might be a good time to consider some minor anti-aging procedures before the holiday season comes into full swing. But now is the time to start, if you want to Wow everybody during this festive season.

Aesthetic Options

There are several treatments which can improve your skin texture and tone, and fill facial volume. The key now is to pick the ones with the shortest recovery period. Also, you will not be alone in trying to spruce up your skin and diminish wrinkles for your holiday arrival. So, make sure you book your consultation soon to ensure your treatments.

Here are some treatments the professionals at Canada MedLaser Clinics recommend for your holiday rejuvenation:

There are procedures available to treat almost every desired outcome so; it may be wise to schedule a consultation soon.

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Treatment Results and Recovery

All treatments at Canada MedLaser are minimal or non-invasive, but results are not always immediate, and some may require recovery. Injectable treatments like Botox may take a week before you realize results, so plan accordingly. Other injectables may cause minor swelling and bruises which may take a few days to subside.

Flexibility

Many of our patients understand the results they can expect from treatments they had previously, but for those who never had aesthetic treatment or are trying something new, you might want to start early to see what results are like, as treatments vary between patients.

Treatment Series

Sometimes, aesthetic treatments take more than one session to get the results you want. We schedule these sessions weeks apart to allow the skin to heal. Even powerful skin care regimens can take multiple treatments to realize the best results. Simply put, you might want to see what is possible to experience the results you want for when you want them.

Now is the Time

With the holidays quickly approaching, now is the time to schedule a consultation for skin rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments in time for the holiday season. We invite you to schedule a free consultation with us at Canada MedLaser at one of our convenient locations in Toronto or Vaughn.

For more information about our skin care and anti-aging treatments for the holidays, call us at (855) 633-7721 or contact us here.

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

Botox vs. Fillers: What’s the Difference

Botox vs. Fillers

The line between botox and fillers can be quite blurred and sometimes people use the terms interchangeably. While both are great anti-aging treatments, they work their magic in distinct ways. Botox can better be described as a muscle relaxer of sorts. It freezes the muscles on site and prevents them from creasing. On the other hand, fillers work as cosmetic enhancements for different areas of the face to make any area look bigger, smaller, more plum or smoother.

What is botox?

Also known as botulinum toxin, botox can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as lighten the skin, making it appear more youthful. It is a natural, purified protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is also the one-and-only original and best-known brand name, and the most tested product on the market. Besides being used as a muscle relaxer, botox can be used for excessive sweating and migraines.

Botox as a treatment option consists of injections into muscles to improve the look of frown lines between eyebrows and improve the area of the side of the eyes, including crow’s feet lines. Treatments can be easily adjusted to ensure natural results, which last anywhere from 4 months to 1 year. As well, when done properly, there is no real downtime and no long-term side effects.

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What are fillers?

Fillers can help to plump lips, fill in lines and wrinkles, and fill out cheeks. Overall, skin appears softer and younger. Revanesse and Juvederm are the top choices for dermal fillers. These are relatively painless cosmetic injections and the longest lasting on the market. The most popular areas include around the mouth, the lips, cheeks, and under the eyes to eliminate dark circles and bags.

As we age, the natural collagen and elastin in the skin lessens, and skin becomes drier, thinner and less able to fix itself. Dermal fillers are a great fix to this problem, as they work by lifting and smoothing targeted folds and wrinkles by adding more volume. Injections are done with a tiny needle, with minimal discomfort. Results can typically be seen after the first treatment, and last as long as two years after treatment.