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Category Archives: Skin Care

Microneedling

MICRONEEDLING A Modern Twist on an Ancient Practice The use of needles applied to the skin forms the ancient practice of acupuncture. It is now being used in aesthetic medicine to tap into the body’s natural healing process. The focus of aesthetic medicine is on treating skin conditions such as rosacea, melasma, acne scarring and […]


Dr. Pascoe’s Tips for Anti-Aging and Boosting Collagen

  We’ve all heard the hype in the media about pills, supplements, and diets that promise to help us stay healthy and age gracefully. One of the popular promises lately is that popping collagen pills will diminish facial lines and prevent sagging skin. It sounds appealing, but it sure makes you wonder about the science […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Men and Medical Aesthetics

There is an increasing number of men interested in evidence-based medical aesthetic procedures to improve the health of the skin, keep facial lines at bay, and correct the volume loss that occurs as we age. Below are some of the areas that can be addressed very successfully: SKIN CARE Everyone benefits from sunblock that contains […]


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