Tag: stretch marks

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

Retin-A vs. Retinol vs. Tretinoin

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

Which one is really best?

{VIDEO} Top Skin Complaints

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

The fat chin treatment is…

Our advice to Kate

Posted on December 7th, by staff in Celebrity, Skincare. 7 comments

The cold hard truth about stretch marks.

Pregnancy skin care

Posted on September 5th, by Helen in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

Dr. Lisa Kellett is expecting her third child and enjoying a couple of the benefits of being pregnant: “Healthy, shiny hair and great nails!” Here are some pregnancy skin care tips:

Many pregnant women develop melasma (or pregnancy mask), which is a flat, brown pigmentation that can be exacerbated by sun exposure. Always use sunblock. “I also wear a hat,” says Kellett. Melasma usually disappears post-pregnancy.

If acne is a problem, try topical solutions rather than antibiotics. Avoid salicylic acid and vitamin A (consult your doctor). Consider a moisturizer with alpha hydroxyl acids, such as glycolic or lactic acid, to help exfoliate the skin.

Although her hair looks healthier than ever, Kellett, like many expectant mothers, expects some hair loss postpregnancy. “It will grow back, usually within a year of delivery,” she says.

Stretch marks affect almost 90 per cent of pregnant women. While rich creams and cocoa butter might not prevent them, moisturizing the area can’t hurt. The marks do fade following pregnancy and can be treated with lasers, says Kellett.

—From “Tips From Lana – An adult guide to zapping acne” Canadian Living, November, 2003.