Tag: Injectables

Dr. Cory Torgerson

Posted on December 11th, by Helen in Expert Tips, Products, Skincare, Treatments. 1 Comment

His favourites of the year


My Liquid Facelift

Posted on December 2nd, by Helen in Skincare, Treatments, Videos. No Comments

VIDEO: Rebecca’s transformation


Juvéderm Volift for Smile Lines

Posted on October 15th, by Helen in Blog, Dermatological Advice, Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

Juvéderm Volift for Smile Lines


Dark Under Eye Circles

Posted on September 22nd, by Helen in Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

VIDEO: Redensity II Filler


Midlife Skintervention

Posted on March 24th, by staff in Expert Tips, Skincare, Treatments. 10 comments

Fixes for face, hands, and décolleté.


Thermage Eyes Review

Posted on March 10th, by Helen in Blog, Skincare, Treatments, Wedding Prep. 2 comments

How I Fixed My Wonky Eye


Danger of Medi Spas

Posted on September 27th, by Helen in Blog, Expert Tips, Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

A cautionary tale and helpful tips.


Brotox

Posted on August 14th, by Helen in Expert Tips, For Men, Skincare, Treatments. 10 comments

Injectables 101 for dudes.


Best Treatments for Men

Fix your face, without surgery.


Bloody Beautiful

Posted on February 15th, by staff in Treatments. No Comments

Vant to get your blood sucked?


Kelly Ripa

Posted on January 24th, by Helen in Celebrity. 7 comments

Gorgeous, funny, and Botox-ed.


Men and Needles

Posted on January 11th, by staff in Dermatological Advice, For Men. 4 comments

Guys on the pursuit of youth.


Botox gave me cheekbones!

Posted on December 14th, by staff in Article - Botox, I tried it!, Treatments. 6 comments

The popular (but hush-hush) fix.


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 Article - Botox, 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.


Botox at DLK on Avenue

Posted on February 15th, by staff in Article - About DLK on Avenue, Article - Botox. 6 comments

Writer Dino Dilio re-visits DLK on Avenue in Yorkville to get the skinny on Botox.

Non-surgical ways to turn back the clock

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 »

Botox turns 10

Posted on June 21st, by staff in Article - Botox. 4 comments

You might not know by their faces, but the Botox Cosmetic people are ecstatic about their 10th year as a Health Canada-approved wrinkle treatment.

In the blink of a decade, Allergan has seen its flagship product go from a kooky idea—injecting a neurotoxin directly into a person’s head—to a multimillion-dollar juggernaut that’s literally changed the face of aging.

In fact, results of a recent Leger Marketing survey suggest nearly one-quarter of Canadian women are now open to injectable cosmetic treatments, helping explain why Botox Cosmetic has enjoyed double-digit growth every year since its 2001 debut.

But no matter how impressive the returns, some say the social costs are exponentially higher.

“People on TV keep getting younger and younger-looking, and faces appear like masks; signs of life are now seen as undesirable,” says Patricia Leavy, associate professor of sociology at Stonehill College in Massachusetts.

“With Botox now considered a normal part of appearance management, those who do have lines and pores are frowned upon as if they’re lazy couch potatoes.”

Indeed, in a marked departure from childhood, the last decade has seen the idea of one’s face freezing in a certain expression become less a threat than an intriguing option.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that … Read More »

Truth about Anti-Aging Creams

Posted on April 25th, by staff in Article - Anti-Aging. 9 comments

You’re not getting older, you’re getting better. Well, maybe. But your skin’s also getting more wrinkly, thinner and dried out, and dermatologists say that even a truckload of over-the-counter anti-aging creams and lotions won’t do much to halt the Mother Theresa look.

“There’s some cursory evidence that (the ingredients of anti-aging creams) used in a test tube and animal model may have an effect,” says Dr. Jason Rivers, a Vancouver dermatologist and professor in the University of British Columbia’s department of medicine. “You can show molecular changes or production of collagen (a key component of skin, collagen changes with age, causing the skin to wrinkle). But whether that translates into an actual clinical result is another issue altogether.”

Products with retinol or vitamin C may stimulate collagen or improve skin appearance, says Rivers. But the effect is “mild and takes a long time.”

In fact, a 2007 Consumer Reports study found that even the top-rated anti-aging potions applied for 12 weeks reduced the average depth of wrinkles by less than 10 per cent. That amount is barely visible to the naked eye, according to the magazine.

And just to deepen those furrows of consternation between your eyebrows, the study also concluded that there was … Read More »