Tag: Scars

Scars 101

Posted on September 30th, by Samantha in Dermatological Advice, DLK Treatments, Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

Dr. Lisa Kellett explains scars and scar treatments

1 Visit Celebrity Treatments

Posted on August 30th, by Samantha in Dermatological Advice, DLK Treatments, Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

Perfect for people in a rush

How to get rid of (blank)

Posted on July 28th, by Samantha in Dermatological Advice, Expert Tips, Skincare. No Comments

Pick and choose your beauty blunder

Retin-A vs. Retinol vs. Tretinoin

Posted on April 14th, by Samantha in Uncategorized. No Comments

Which one is really best?

Armpit laser hair removal

Posted on March 24th, by Samantha in DLK Treatments, I tried it!, Treatments, Videos. No Comments

How to get gorgeous armpits

{VIDEO} Top Skin Complaints

Posted on February 8th, by Samantha in Belkrya, Expert Tips, Injectables, Videos. No Comments

The fat chin treatment is…

Get Rid of Acne Scars!

Posted on November 7th, by Samantha in Uncategorized. No Comments

There is good news…

We’re Getting Older

Posted on September 14th, by Helen in Blog, Skincare. No Comments

…and we’re ok with it!

Best Treatments for Men

Posted on May 24th, by staff in Dermatological Advice, For Men, Treatments. No Comments

Fix your face, without surgery.

How to get rid of scars

Posted on January 9th, by Helen in Dermatological Advice, Skincare. 4 comments

In life, scars happen, and they can become an unwanted yet permanent part of our appearance. Luckily, scar-reducing treatments are available. We’ve enlisted the help of two professionals to guide us through them.

Raised, thickened scars occur when the body’s healing process produces excess collagen. In other cases, scars appear as lighter or darker marks on the skin or, in the case of “box car” acne scars, sunken areas.

For new scars, timing is everything. “You used to wait a year before you started a laser treatment, but we know now that it’s better to heal compromised skin when it’s still in the healing phase,” says Toronto Dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett of DLK on Avenue, MD, FRCPC, DABD.

Your prescribed regimen may include more than one type of laser or treatment. “It can take more than one approach to reduce a scar or multiple scars’ appearance,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, MD, FRCPC, DABD, a dual-board certified dermatologist practicing in Ottawa and Austin, Texas. “Go to someone who is familiar with the different modalities, so he or she can determine the best treatments for you.”

Post-surgery scar-management therapy may include a topical silicone treatment to keep the area hydrated and protected, which reduces the
likelihood of raised or abnormal scarring.

Easy to use and inexpensive, … Read More »

Domi vs Wahlberg

Posted on December 17th, by Helen in Celebrity, For Men. 7 comments

The types of scars that could result from this fight, if it were to ever happen.

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 »

Chicken Pox and Acne Scars

Posted on September 5th, by Helen in Uncategorized. 2 comments

Expert advice from Dr. Lisa Kellett on how to get rid of chicken pox and acne scars on the face.

Q: How can I get rid of chicken pox or acne scars?

A: “Scars can be improved—by up to 95 percent—but not removed,” says dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett of DLK on Avenue. “Treatments remodel the collagen in the skin, making it smoother. For raised scars, ND-YAG lasers and steroid injections work best, whereas for depressed scars, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Erbium lasers are ideal. Levulan, a new topical photosensitizer, makes any laser more effective. Prescription vitamin A cream also helps diminish scars. Over-the-counter scar treatments are available, but they are less effective and can take up to 12 weeks to show results. Lasers offer the quickest results.”

—From Elle Canada, April  2006.