Category: Skincare

AHA Moments in Beauty

Posted on November 27th, by Helen in Skincare, Treatments. 4 comments

Self-tanner, Latisse, Botox, and Rogaine all had humble beginnings.


The Skiny on Botox

Posted on October 16th, by staff in Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

You will not look like Nicole Kidman. This, and other answers to your questions about Botox.


Xeomin

Posted on October 11th, by Helen in Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

Move over Botox! There’s a new wrinkle smoother in town. Details here.


Microdermabrasion vs. Peels

Posted on October 10th, by staff in Skincare, This vs That, Treatments. No Comments

What’s the best way to exfoliate your skin at the clinic?


Review: PCA retinol serums

Posted on September 28th, by staff in Products, Reviews, Skincare. No Comments

Antique vegetable peelers are a fab find. Wrinkles on your face are not.


Threading vs. Waxing

Posted on September 26th, by staff in Skincare, This vs That, Treatments. 5 comments

We asked an eyebrow expert.


Ditch These After Age 25

Posted on September 20th, by staff in Dermatological Advice, Products, Skincare. No Comments

Start treating your skin like an adult by tossing 4 youthful products that may be doing more harm than help.


Dermalogica Shaving System

Posted on September 13th, by staff in For Men, Products, Reviews, Skincare. 8 comments

I ditched my drugstore shaving foam to review a spa-grade line for one month.


Varicose Veins

Posted on August 24th, by staff in Dermatological Advice, Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

How to get rid of them.

Skin Cancer Truths

Posted on August 24th, by staff in Dermatological Advice, Skincare. 3 comments

The rising occurrence of sin cancer had us asking: For those pale-faced folk of a certain vintage, surely this is the health scourge of the 21st century?

Smart Summer Skin Care

Posted on July 25th, by Helen in Skincare. 10 comments

Don’t let the summer sun blind you to its risks. How you enjoy Canada’s great outdoors can have lasting health repercussions long after your tan has faded.

Children Sunscreen vs Adult Sunscreens

Posted on May 29th, by Helen in Skincare. 8 comments

There’s a divide among parents: to apply sunscreen and potentially harmful chemicals on your kids, or not to apply sunscreen and take your chances with the sun?


The painful side to laser skin treatments

Posted on January 29th, by staff in Dermatological Advice, Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

Cosmetic laser treatments are one of the fastest growing medical procedures. They’re used for hair removal, skin tightening, and wrinkle reduction. And they can produce amazing results.

They’re sold to you through online daily deal sites, at hair salons, medical spas and even tanning salons. The ubiquity of the marketing has lulled many patients into thinking it’s as safe and “pain-free” as advertised. But put one of these lasers in the hands of someone without the right training, and you can end up with permanent skin damage.

Cosmetic lasers and “intense pulsed light”(IPL) machines are Class 3 medical devices. They’re powerful machines with the capability to damage your eyes and permanently mark your skin.

Right now, as W5 learned, anybody can use these high-tech and high-risk medical devices. In fact, laser treatments are one of the most unregulated medical procedures in Canada. You don’t have to be a doctor or have any medical training.

Dr. Lisa Kellett, a Toronto dermatologist with 20 years experience, is frustrated by the lack of regulations. Every week, she treats patients injured from poorly-trained practitioners. Patients have suffered severe complications: burns, pigment change, infections and permanent scarring.

“I really feel for them because they went to the wrong place, had … Read More »

A dermatologist busts 5 skin care myths

Posted on July 20th, by Helen in Dermatological Advice, Skincare. 5 comments

Summer is the season to show more skin—and that puts our skin health and appearance at the forefront. But with so many different claims coming from the products on the market, it can be easy to waste time and money on things that just don’t work or don’t make sense.

Benefits of Serums

Posted on August 27th, by staff in Skincare. 4 comments

Choose a serum that addresses your particular skin concerns rather than fuss over whether it’s an oil or water base, recommends Toronto-based dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett. Be sure to always apply serum to clean skin, on a daily or twice-daily basis, prior to moisturizing. If you’re treating age spots or fine lines, serums can be used as a spot treatment, rather than over the entire face.

Better skin in 1 month!

Posted on September 13th, by Helen in Skincare. 8 comments

Toronto Dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett has a prep schedule for your skin that’ll have you looking event-ready in just one month. Here’s exactly how to prep skin for wedding, prom, reunion, or any huge life-altering event.