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Ask the Doc About Facial Lesions

1. Which Facial Lesions are Benign? There are many types of facial lesions. The majority are benign and can be treated for cosmetic reasons. These include seborrheic keratoses, which are typically brown and can be slightly raised or significantly raised with a wart-like appearance. Your physician can treat these with cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen). Melasma is […]


No Travel + No Tan = An Excellent Time for Laser Treatments!

There is ALWAYS a silver lining. We are all living under some restrictions for now, but for those who want to improve rosacea, brown pigment, unwanted hair, or facial texture, NOW is the perfect time to do laser treatments. Below you will find Dr. Pascoe’s answers to some frequently asked questions about laser treatment. WHAT […]


Are Masks Bad for Your Skin?

  Wearing Masks It was a little weird until it wasn’t. We are all used to them now and are happy to follow the advice of our public health experts to help manage the situation we are dealing with at present. So, how do we deal with the skin issues behind the mask? Have you […]


I’ll Have What She’s Having!

By Dr. Pascoe   I spent my childhood days on the beaches of New Zealand. It was gorgeous, but the long sunny days took their toll on my skin. When I started in Medical Aesthetics 20 years ago, my skin was in bad shape! I had sun damage, lines, and hyperpigmentation. Since then, I have […]


Social Connection

Social Connection – It Matters  By Dr. Lyn Pascoe With the recent upheaval to our world, I have been thinking a lot about the importance of social connection in our lives. Dr. Vivek Murthy, a recent Surgeon General of the USA, has just released a timely book called, Togetherness. Dr. Murthy discusses the 3 levels […]


Photo-Rejuvenation

What is it? How can you benefit from it? In general, photo-rejuvenation refers to the process of using light (photo) to improve (rejuvenate) the texture/color of your skin. More specifically, photo-rejuvenation is the process of using the advanced technology of intense pulsed light and lasers to improve skin tone. Photo-rejuvenation gently and effectively lightens browns […]


Globe and Mail Skin Care Article

We found this Globe and Mail article by Natasha Bruno to be informative and well written. Have a read! Skin Care Goes Pharmaceutical-Grade NATASHA BRUNO SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL The major difference between skin-care categories is potency and strength of ingredients. Navigating the world of skincare can be overwhelming. One quick stroll down […]


Juvederm Fillers Explained

Juvederm Fillers What Goes Where … and Why In the last number of years, the types of fillers available for facial injection has increased dramatically. This article explains which kinds of fillers are best suited for different areas of the face. The Juvederm brand, from Allergan, is the leading brand. It has different kinds of […]


My Go-To Treatments for Summer

Don’t you just love a skin treatment that is effective, quick, and has no downtime! Here are my 3 favourite summertime treatments to keep your skin looking fabulous and to help you achieve the MAKEUP OPTIONAL status. Chemical Peels Chemical peels are a gentle chemical exfoliation of the superficial layer of the skin. By carefully […]


The Truth about Skin Care Products

We have all done it…stood in front of the ‘lotions and potions’ counter at various retail outlets (and now online stores) and tried to choose from the myriad of face creams available. We have also stockpiled products in our bathroom cupboards that ‘didn’t work’ or were too harsh. It is estimated that in 2018 over […]


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