Tag: anti-aging

Brighten Up

Posted on September 12th, by staff in Diet. 10 comments

8 Foods that Fight Dull Skin.

The new “facials”

Posted on August 23rd, by staff in Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Holy Grail SPFs

Posted on August 15th, by Helen in Obsessions, Products, Skincare, Videos. 15 comments

The Kellett Skincare Sunscreens

Plastic Surgery Truth

Posted on August 13th, by staff in Skincare. 14 comments

3 years younger, but not prettier.

Moisturizing Gel Review

Posted on July 16th, by Helen in Obsessions, Products, Reviews. No Comments

Kellett Skincare Moisturizing Gel

Watermelon Smoothie

Posted on July 10th, by Helen in Diet, Skin-Saving Smoothies. No Comments

Quench your skin with vitamins.

Sunscreen Fails

Posted on June 24th, by staff in Skincare. 10 comments

9 mistakes (we all make).

Screw Aging Gracefully

Posted on June 5th, by staff in Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

Slash 5 to 10 + years off.

Insider Secrets

Posted on June 5th, by Helen in Blog, Skincare. 10 comments

Botox cream and Latisse for hair?!

Saving Face

Posted on May 28th, by staff in Skincare, Treatments, Videos. 4 comments

Anti-Aging Video Series, Part 1.

Youth U-Turn

Posted on May 24th, by staff in Diet, Products, Skincare, Treatments. 10 comments

How to look ten years younger.


Posted on April 25th, by staff in Treatments. 13 comments

What it is, who uses it.

Glow Getters

Posted on February 12th, by Helen in Products. 4 comments

Another winter will soon bite the dust! (Hopefully spring is not fashionably late this year!) And it’s prime time to refresh your skincare regime to help bring back your dew. First order of business: exfoliate. “One of the best secrets for an at-home way to stimulate cellular turnover is to exfoliate twice a day with a sophisticated gel-based (non-foaming) cleanser with beads,” says Toronto-based dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett. “This results in a fresher, healthier looking complexion.” Dr. Kellett also stresses that using the right type of scrub is key to unveiling new, fresh skin quickly without irritation. Keeping dead skin cells off your epidermis not only makes it shine (in a good way), but also enables the skin to better absorb brightening ingredients you put on it afterwards. Get that lit-from-within look with these luminosity-enhancing products:

1. Brown Spot Corrector Roll-on, $30, Marcelle. 2. Polishing Gel Cleanser, $45, Kellett Skincare. 3. Turnaround Instant Facial mask, $38, Clinque. 4. Intensive Radiance Eye Cream, $75, Kellett Skincare. 5. Facial cleansing brush, $19, Proactiv.

6. Stage Performer Instant Glow BB cream, $50, Shu Uemura. 7. Brightening Anti-Aging Cleanser, $45, Kellett Skincare. 8. Ultra Radiance Facial Re-Hydrating mist, $26, Benefit.

–From “Glow Getters: Spring clean your skin”, Frontrowmag.com,  February 2013 by Helen Vong. 


How to erase age spots

Posted on June 19th, by staff in Uncategorized. No Comments

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 »

How to combat aging and acne

Posted on April 12th, by staff in Uncategorized. No Comments

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 »

Battle Royale

Posted on February 27th, by staff in Uncategorized. No Comments

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.

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.

PREP YOUR SKIN … Read More »

Non-surgical ways to turn back the clock

Posted on December 7th, by staff in Dermatological Advice, Treatments. No Comments

Canadian Beauty and Spa interviewed Dr. Lisa Kellett on the latest skin treatments and fillers.

Non-surgical treatments abound these days to help us maintain a youthful appearance; going ‘under the knife’ is no longer a necessity in the anti-aging arena, we have options. To find out what’s new and what works best, we interviewed Dr. Lisa Kellett M.D., F.R.C.P.(C), D.A.B.D. from DLK on Avenue Cosmetic Clinic in Toronto, specializing in non-surgical and cosmetic treatments.

B&S team: What can be done about sun damage or other pigment problems?
DLK: Intense pulsed light (IPL) is an effective procedure that treats sun damage and other pigment problems like brown spots. ProFractional laser also reduces brown spots. Dermamelan is a new treatment program that works for deeper dermal pigment such as that seen in Melasma.

B&S team: What is the latest product/treatment in anti-aging skin treatments?
DLK: There are very exciting advances in the field of non surgical skin tightening using the CPT Thermage which stimulates collage and helps to tighten skin. It allows tightening of the face and neck, stomach, legs and eyes without surgery and it is very efficacious. There are also new state-of-the-art injectable treatments available that restore lost volume and help to lift the skin … Read More »

How to get Gorgeous Wedding Day Skin

Posted on November 30th, by Helen in Uncategorized. 5 comments

Dr. Lisa Kellett, owner of Toronto’s DLK on Avenue, is quite simply the best when it comes to skincare. She’s my go-to-guru for perfect skin. She always prescribes just the right treatment and product to put my skin in fighting form. Two days before my wedding, I had an Oxygen Facial at DLK (Madonna is said to be a huge fan of them) and I can tell you my skin never looked better as I walked down the aisle. I recently nabbed a few minutes with Dr. Kellett to chat pre-wedding skin issues—here’s her sage and savvy advice.

1.What is the number one skin concern you hear from brides?
“Acne! Adult acne in women is quite common in general and especially with the stress of an upcoming wedding many brides do suffer from acne.”

2. Solution(s) to adult acne?
“There are many treatments available to treat acne depending on the severity, patient characteristics and time line. One of the most important first steps is to use proper daily home care. This means starting with a gentle, non-foaming exfoliating cleanser once to twice a day. A benzoyl peroxide in a gel moisturizer is a solid mainstay for acne treatment as it … 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.

Save Our Skin!

Posted on June 28th, by staff in Uncategorized. No Comments

We all want Elle Fanning’s skin: Young, taut, clear, lineless.

Hey, she’s 13 and apparently still acne free.

Get back to me when you’re 40, Elle.

Unless we take precautions, we’re all bound to end up with skin like the Corinthian leather seats Ricardo Montalban used to extol in those 1970s Chrysler Cordoba ads.
This is an SOS: Save Our Skin.

“Beautiful takes attention and dedication,” says Nahla Saad, creative director at Noor boutique, the only purveyor in Toronto of the Erno Laszlo line of skin-care products.

In the 1920s, Dr. Erno Laszlo (1897-1973), a Hungarian dermatologist, treated Princess Stephanie of Belgium for acute acne. Because she refused to wear heavy make-up, Laszlo created a special treatment including a transparent film of colouring that transformed her skin and restored her self-esteem. This attracted an aristocratic clientele and prompted Laszlo to open his first institute in Budapest in 1927.

“Dr Laszlo was nothing short of a revolutionary,” Saad says. “He caused a commotion when he insisted that his patients cleanse their faces with cleansing bars/soaps and water instead of the then popular cold creams. He was also one of the earliest specialists to observe that climate change and sun exposure can wreak havoc on the skin.”

In 1939, Laszlo … Read More »