Due to the effects of sun exposure, loss of dermal support structures and damage from the elements and irritants in our environment we are all prone to collecting find lines and wrinkles. It is often not appropriate to go “under the knife” – too often, patients who pursue aggressive surgical approaches are left looking like a different person and their results fade away to a “pillowface” like appearance.
Our philosophy is that a part of aging gracefully isn’t to change how you look but to improve textures, skin tones and volume so that areas of the face that tend to age in a more accelerated fashion are instead restored to an appropriate, youthful glow.
Resurfacing of the skin allows you to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles through renewing the outer layer of skin and stimulating collagen production in the deeper levels of the skin.
Different resurfacing modalities exist and we are proud to offer the most effective ablative and non-ablative resurfacing modalities.
Rosacea is a common skin disease that represents a disorder of adnexal (hair and oil gland) structures affecting adults that has a variety of clinical findings such as facial redness, flushing, papules and pustules that resemble acne, eye symptoms and phymatous (lumpy bumpy changes) to the nose. The pathogenesis of rosacea is multifactorial, but is clearly related in part to vascular hyperreactivity. Rosacea patients typically give a history of easy blushing and report a gradual reddening of their complexion. Foods and medications that induce facial vasodilation seem to accelerate the development of rosacea. thermal stimuli are the cause of food-induced flushing in most patients, i.e. it is the temperature of the coffee or tea rather than the caffeine that causes a blush. Patients with rosacea may also have hyperirritable skin. As a result they can experience stinging and burning from cosmetics and topicals. Studies show that increased transepidermal water loss in perioral dermatitis, but not in malar rosacea.
Scar Reduction Therapy
Scars are a common process of the skin that can occasionally be due to underlying diseases of the skin, trauma or injury to the skin and surgeries. Scar remediation can require any number of different types of treatments, depending on what the qualities of the original scar are. Any strategy to improve the appearance of scars requires balancing the qualities of the treatment site as well as which treatments can improve the texture, firmness, and color of the scar being treated.
Over time, a number of veins in the legs can become more visible and can become non-responsive to compression stocking applications. Different treatments can be used to reduce the appearance of spider veins and varicosities of the legs. In some cases, sclerotherapy with an injectable fluid that reduces the appearance of vessels can be very effective and occasionally laser therapy with vascular lasers can also reduce the appearance of these veins.
Sun Damage Management
One of the most important principles of managing the health and vibrancy of your skin is to use the appropriate sunscreen and to use your sunscreen appropriately.
Since not all skin types are the same, we are proud to carry the best of physician exclusive sunscreen lines, and we always have skin care product specialists on hand to guide you through the decision making process. As we like to say, the best warranty to any efforts to improve your skin through good skin care and the wide variety of procedures we offer is to make sure you have a good sunscreen ready to go at all times!
Laser Hair Removal
We are proud to offer Edmonton Laser Assisted Hair Removal using the newest and safest technology. Past generations of hair removal lasers carried such risks as scarring or burning and occasionally were limited in effectively reducing hair for long periods of time.