Tag: Pigmentation

5 Sunscreens for Fall

Posted on October 19th, by Helen in Obsessions, Products, Reviews. 9 comments

Want to always look ten years younger? Then daily sunscreen is non-negotiable.


How To Get Pruity Hands

Posted on October 16th, by staff in Expert Tips. No Comments

A.J. Pruit, the famous hand model in Zoolander, inspires us to age-proof our hands.


Elure Skin Lightening

Posted on October 12th, by Helen in Blog, Products, Reviews. No Comments

Hyperpigmentation is notoriously difficult to treat, until now?


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 »

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 »

Working with skin discolourations

Posted on July 10th, by staff in Uncategorized. 5 comments

Few people understand the psychological impact skin discolouration can have – especially during the turbulent teen years. Dark spots or mottled skin tone can cause men and women to feel insecure about their looks and subsequently avoid social situations. There are even stories
about people who felt so embarrassed by their skin that they refused to leave their apartments. This skin disorders can leave big psychological scars.

Thankfully, beauty experts often play a critical role in helping those suffering with skin discoloration feel better about themselves through camouflage makeup techniques. A compassionate staff associate can demonstrate quick solutions in a very sensitive manner.  Dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett gives us some up-to-date information regarding skin discolorations.

Cosmetics: What is the medical term for skin discoloration of the skin around the face?

Dr. Lisa Kellett: The two more common causes of discoloration on the face are post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and melasma. PIH is caused by trauma to the skin which results in the stimulation of the release of pigment and subsequent darkening of the skin. Melasma is pigmentation of the skin related to hormones and sunlight.

Cosmetics: How common is this condition?

Dr. Lisa Kellett: Both disorders are quite common, with melasma more common in women using oral contraception or those who are pregnant.

Cosmetics: How do clients react when they come and see you with this disorder?

Dr. … Read More »

Anti-Aging Skincare

Posted on December 10th, by Helen in Uncategorized. No Comments

If you want smoother, younger looking skin but don’t want to have potentially dangerous and invasive cosmetic surgery, you’re in luck. There’s a growing natural anti-aging movement and a variety of techniques and treatments that are all natural and noninvasive. When combined with a healthy lifestyle (eating healthy and getting enough exercise and sleep) and a positive “you’re as young as you feel” attitude, they will help you look younger–and feel better about yourself.