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We asked Toronto dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett, MD, FRCP (C), DABD, to
give us the skinny on the UltraShape body contouring treatment. Dr.
Kellett was the first in North America to offer UltraShape, a non-surgical body contouring treatment that effectively and safely reduces unsightly fat deposits in men and women.
SAYS DR. KELLETT “A recent survey of Canadian
women aged 25 to 60 reveals that more than 90 per cent say there is
something about their body they would change. Also, 79 per cent of women
admit that they are their own worst critic when it comes to their body
shape. It is rewarding to help my patients obtain the body shapes they
aspire to have.”
Q: How does the UltraShape technology work? DR. KELLETT:
The procedure uses a therapeutic transducer that is moved over the skin
to apply focused ultrasound to the skin. The transducer generates
mechanical effects to selectively break down fat cells and liquefy fat.
The liquefied fat is gradually and safely cleared by the body’s natural
physiology. UltraShape now offers the first technology to
simultaneously treat multiple depths of fat, called Vertical Dynamic
Focus, for a smoother contour.
Q: What are the effects of UltraShape and how soon do they appear? DR. KELLETT:
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Training and competing make your body look great, but it can tax your skin. Need some tips on how to get a glowing complexion? Here’s all you need to know.
Going to sleep without cleansing your face is like not washing your hands after you eat. “People touch their face with their hands during the day, so it’s important to wash away bacteria,” says dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett of DLK on Avenue in Toronto.
While skipping one night likely won’t wreak havoc on your skin, daily cleansing is paramount for preventing clogged pores, especially for those who wear makeup or are prone to acne. Since not all cleansers are easily tolerated, Kellett recommends an exfoliating cleanser with a non-foaming base. “It won’t be too drying or irritating,” she says. So take those extra few minutes before bed, and wash away your day.
– From Glow Magazine, 2012; by Carly Brown.
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There is, indeed, a connection between childhood sunburns and adult cases of skin cancer, Dr. Lisa Kellett said. “There is a direct connection. We know that most of the sun damage we get in our lifetime occurs before the age of 18.”
“The most important thing I tell (my patients) is that there’s no use in treating them with anything if they’re not going to protect it,” says Kellett, a dermatologist at DLK on Avenue in Toronto.
Calling all sun worshippers who apply the teeniest, tiniest slick of sunscreen to your face in the morning. If you want to look fresh-faced into your 30s, 40s and beyond, a little swipe of SPF isn’t going to be enough to ward off age spots, sadly. Even those who are sun care religious can see age spots creep up as time goes on. But heed our advice and tips for an anti aging, anti age spot routine and that early 20-something skin you’re lusting after could be yours again.
What’s in a name?
When it comes to age spots, a name can indicate any number of things. It can distinguish the difference between being sun-caused (“lentigines”) or age-induced (“seborrheic keratoses”); it can determine the diagnosis between being cancerous (“lentigo maligna”) or benign (liver spot); or it can simply be an interchangeable term–mole, freckle, birthmark, brown spot–used among friends to bemoan an inexplicable skin discolouration that has recently made an appearance on your skin.
The bottom line on age spots Regardless of what we call it, a trip to the dermatologist is in order if you find age spots your concerned about. “Before self-diagnosing it as just being a brown spot, or choosing to go a spa and self-treat with a bleaching treatment, it is so important to get a … Read More »
When it comes to sun protection, one area that is especially important to protect is the skin around your eyes, which is 10 times thinner than the skin on the rest of your face.
“Because of the thinness of it, it’s more susceptible to things like eczema or dermatitis, things like irritation and also to aging,” says Dr. Lisa Kellett, a dermatologist at DLK on Avenue and member of the Canadian Dermatology Association.
Damage from the sun can appear on the face as fine lines, skin sagging and even brown coloured sun spots, all of which can make you appear older than you really are.
According to a Leger Marketing survey, forty per cent of women say their eyes are the facial feature that has aged the most. So what can you do to prevent it?
The most important thing you can do to prevent the appearance of aging is to wear sunscreen every day, year round, says Kellett. “You can also use sunglasses that have UVA/UVB filters.”
She also says that people can use a cream containing a 1% solution of vitamin A (also known as retinol) applied to the eye area at night, while also using a cream containing a 35% vitamin C … Read More »
Does your sunscreen provide enough protection under the sun? Learn more about sun safety, plus ways to reduce sun damage on your skin here.
Like awkward first kisses and gossipy mean girls, acne is one of those teenage inevitabilities that you hope, with time, mercifully fades into memory. Yet a new study by the American Academy of Dermatology proves that those post-teen years are not quite as forgiving to our skin. The report found that adult acne is actually becoming more common in women as they enter their 20s and 30s—another biological injustice of aging.
We’ll take the wisdom that comes with getting older any day, but to cope with the resurgence of inflamed, red acne breakouts, we talked to Dr. Lisa Kellett, a dermatologist at DLK On Avenue in Toronto, for her expert skin-clearing advice. Bonus: Our best bets for products to help reignite that youthful glow.
Skin care tip #1: Look for a double shot of anti-aging and acne treatment.
The fact that 45 per cent of women aged 21 to 30 face regular breakouts while incorporating anti-aging precautions into their beauty regimen is one of those cruel ironies of skin care. The takeaway? Find one product to solve your complexion dilemma. “When it comes to anti-aging skin care, don’t use a product that’s too rich,” advises Kellett. Avoid dense, pore-clogging face creams and lotions … Read More »
From fun and flashy to sweet and sophisticated, young women in their twenties can channel a multitude of moods. Understanding this age group will allow you to recommend the best services and products. Twenties women are open to new trends and willing to experiment. Some may be trying to ward off early signs of aging or interested in preventative care. While student loans and entry-level jobs put a cap on budgets, they still want to feel good and look even better.
SKIN SAVERS “Many patients come to us in their twenties seeking treatment for the permanent scarring that may result from acne. Laser resurfacing and epidermal peels are treatments of choice,” says Dr. Lisa Kellett, dermatologist, DLK on Avenue. Reversing premature signs of aging may be a concern for those who routinely indulge in late night cocktails and caffeine-fueled mornings. Microdermabrasion followed by an oxygen-infused facial can correct damage and leave skin plump and smooth.
SKIN SMARTS It’s never too late to start protecting skin. Kellett recommends daily use of an SPF 30 product to shield against the sun’s harmful rays and prevent age and sun spots from developing. She … Read More »
When it comes to healthy skin, we know all about the importance of moisture and SPF. But vitamins? Turns out they’re the secret weapon in your beauty stash.
When it comes to your skin care routine, you have it down to a science. Cleanse, exfoliate, tone, moisturize, SPF. Repeat. But do you ever stop to think about what your skin is actually craving? Here’s a beauty secret that may surprise you: vitamins are the key to taking your skin to the next level of gorgeous (we’re talking JLo-glow gorgeous. No, really).
Dr. Lisa Kellett of Toronto’s DLK on Avenue (dlkonavenue.com) and Dr. Poonam Rajan of the Rosedale Dermatology Centre (drpaulcohen.com) and a spokesperson for Simple Skincare (simpleskincare.ca), help us decode how vitamins can help achieve glowing skin and fight aging. Talk about win-win.
Which vitamins are best for healthy skin?
As Dr. Kellett explains, while a balanced diet is important for good health, a balance of vitamins is also important for healthy, youthful skin. A rounded amount of vitamins and minerals will ensure your skin stays as healthy as possible. The two most important vitamins for skin? Vitamin A and C.
How do vitamins help skin?
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Feel like you’re at war with your skin? One minute you’re dealing with crow’s feet and the next you’re fighting a volcano-size pimple on your chin. Arm yourself with our guide to banishing blemishes and fine lines for your most flawless face ever.
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You graduated high school years ago, so why is there a trail of pimples along your chin, jaw line and neck? “Adult acne is usually caused by a combination of factors, including stress and hormone fluctuations,” says Dr. Lisa Kellett, a dermatologist at DLK on Avenue in Toronto. But the most common reason that her patients come in with nagging breakouts? A change in skincare products – the culprit often being wrinkle cream. “While anti-aging products are effective at reducing fine lines and firming up sagging skin, the rich consistency of these creams can clog pores and cause blemishes for some people,” she says. If you notice a breakout after introducing a new product to your regime, put it on hold until you’re sure that it’s not to blame. Kellett also advises booking a visit with your dermatologist a breakout persists beyond a month – a full skin analysis will get root of the problem.
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Writer Dino Dilio re-visits DLK on Avenue in Yorkville to get the skinny on Botox.
Dr. Lisa Kellett of DLK on Avenue says acne is the number one complaint from brides-to-be about their skin. Here are Dr. Kellett’s tips for great skin.
Practice good home care. “Use an exfoliating cleanser, a benzoyl peroxide gel and a gel moisturizer. Add serums and topical vitamins like A and C as required. Also wear sunscreen every day—an SPF of 30 is ideal for the face.”
Step up your regime. “Meet with a dermatologist 12 months pre-wedding to map out a treatment program, which may include diamond peels, epidermal or SilkPeels.”
–Excerpt from “Experts Beauty Primer”, Weddingbells, Spring/Summer 2012
Q: I have acne prone skin and lately it has been breaking out constantly. Help!
A: In the months before your wedding, take measure to eliminate pimples (even if you break out the day before, there are ways to cope). Dr. Lisa Kellett, a dermatologist and owner of Toronto’s DLK on Avenue, says the best way to beat acne is to adopt a skin-clearing beauty regimen from engagement. And use products and services recommended by your doctor. “When it comes to products, moisturizers specifically, go for oil-free, water-based gel formulations. They will hydrate and balance and are not too rich–richness can cause breakouts,” Kellett says.
–From “Complexion Perfection – … Read More »