Why You Should Be Moisturizing Your Face

dry-skin-faceSkincare can be very confusing but it doesn’t have to be. While a Google search may tell you it’s OK to embrace essential oils, your friends could simultaneously warn you that you’re doing it all wrong, and there you go down this skin disaster spiral. Alright, so it’s probably not that dramatic, but knowing why you need to moisturize, and what products to use on your face can be a battle. While we’re approaching the cold depths of winter, what better time than now to discuss this?

So what does a moisturizer do for your face? It helps repair it. Pollution, poor diet, cold weather, dry air, and stressful lifestyles can all dehydrate the skin. That is why we need to give our skin a little added help. While these elements are draining moisture away, the best method to hydrate and provide a bit of nourishment back in is by applying a moisturizer every day (and maybe drinking a little extra water!) One of the first mistakes people make when using products on their skin is using a product that doesn’t necessarily fit their skin type. If you’re not sure of your skin type, the best way to determine this is to examine how your skin feels at the end of the day. Look to see if your T-zone (forehead and between the brows) is dry, oily, or somewhat normal. At Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic we have specially designed two medical grade skincare products that are bound to suite your skin type.

If you’re suffering from oily skin on your face, or perhaps a bit of a combination, you may not think you need a moisturizer, but think back and I’m sure you can imagine times in the winter where you suffered from occasional dryness. Choosing a product for oily skin can be tough, but at Dermaworks we’ve taken care of that for you. Our Luxurious Moisture Therapy is a 100% oil-free moisturizer and contains an anti-bacterial peptide that is active against acne bacteria. This nourishing and elegant moisturizer is non-comedogenic, fragrance free, and paraben free. It contains a natural soothing barrier that contains a lipid complex for skin that is combination or acne prone. While spending time outside in harsh Canadian winters, it’s important to remember to keep your skin moisturized.

If your skin is often dry, we will suggest using our Luxurious Moisture Therapy Plus. This rich moisture is perfect for dry, cracked, and flakey skin. Using this product on a daily basis will help restore the natural moisture barrier of the skin. With long term use it will help keep the skin supple and vibrant, and can also help to restore skin that is sensitive and irritated. If you feel you’re skin is extremely sensitive, we suggest a visit to Dermaworks for a skin analysis by our physician.

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Peel Away all Imperfections with a Chemical Peel

Chemical-peelsChemical peels are a type of procedure during which a substance is applied to the skin resulting in faster skin cell turnover (exfoliation or peeling). The goal of chemical peeling is to rejuvenate the skin or address a specific problem such as acne, acne scars, blemishes, melasma, wrinkles, sun damage, or fine lines. Even if you don’t have a specific skin problem, getting a chemical peel is a great way to restore or maintain a glowing complexion. Given then their effectiveness, safety and affordability, chemical peels are a very popular dermatologic procedure.

At Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic our illumaPeel combines a variety of active cosmeceutical ingredients to effectively achieve the results you desire, whether it be to help smooth the skin’s texture or erase pigmentation irregularities. Each procedure is a half hour. The face, hands, neck, back and shoulders may be treated and people of all ethnic backgrounds can enjoy the benefits of a chemical peel.

Before and After Chemical Peel

After cleansing the face, our MiniPeel Solution is applied. our physician will advise you when to wash the solution off using the provided anti-redness foaming cleanser followed by applying the Illuma 2 CrèmeThe peeling process usually begins 1-3 days after the procedure and is complete in 5-7 days. The skin may appear dry and flaky during this time.

Moisturizer and sunscreen must be used regularly during the 5-7 days after the peel and is included in your package here at Dermaworks. Use of these products helps achieve better healing and masks the peeling process. You will be able to return to work or other activities immediately after your chemical peel. Peels can be repeated in 2-4 weeks. More than one peel may be required depending on your goals and condition.

Although results may be achieved after one treatment, a series of treatments may be required and varies from person to person. Anxious for that glowing complexion? Contact us today! 

Laser Skin Treatment for Spider Veins

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To the majority of us spider veins are cosmetically undesirable and can make the face appear older, flushed, or blemished. Spider veins are a common development from sun damage and aging. Certain medical conditions and habits (smoking and alcohol) can also promote their development. This type of vascular lesion is formed by abnormally large or numerous blood vessels located directly under the surface of the skin. These vessels may be visible through the skin or result in a red appearance of the skin and can be eliminated with laser skin treatment.

Spider veins usually take on one of three basic patterns. They may appear in a true spider shape with a group of veins radiating outward from a dark central point; they may be absorbing and will resemble tiny branch-like shapes; or they may be simple linear and appear as thin separate lines. During your treatment the laser used will emit a beam of light that is absorbed by melanin (pigment) in the skin and blood in the vessel. This will either break down the melanin or collapse the blood vessel, getting rid of pigmented lesions. Typically one to four treatment is needed for facial spider veins.

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The treatment is fast and simple and typically offers no down time. Patients can resume normal activities almost immediately after having this procedure done. There can be some redness which usually goes away in two to three hours and swelling, if any, may last one to two days. Final treatment results should be evident within 10-14 days for this type of vascular lesion.  Clients should note that sun screen must be worn after the treatment but not to worry, Dermaworks Medical Aesthetic Clinic offers a fabulous sun screen, Nature’s Veil, available for purchase at the time of your appointment.

Laser skin treatment is amazing medical technology that has helped millions of people completely eliminate their facial spider veins. You could be next. Contact us today to book your consultation with our physician.

Soft Lift™ Dermal Fillers Makeover

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Makeover reality television series has us all thinking the same thing—how can I get my ultimate makeover? It’s more possible now than ever before to achieve that head turning makeover with one non-invasive cosmetic treatment!

Soft Lift™ is a cosmetic treatment that uses a combination of BOTOX Cosmetic® and Juvéderm™ dermal fillers to restore facial balance. By treating the face as a whole, together they smooth away lines, restore lost volume, and enhance facial contours to create a naturally refreshed and rejuvenated look. At Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic, our physician has performed hundreds of Soft Lift™ procedures on patients interested in a non-invasive treatment that will immediately shed years from their appearance.

BOTOX Cosmetic® is used to treat the lines around the eyes and forehead which can make a person look tired or angry, even when they are not. Juvéderm™ is used to treat lines around the mouth and to restore the loss of volume in the cheeks, lips, and chin that can occur with aging. Soft Lift™ treats all three areas of the face (upper, mid, lower) to create a softer, balanced, entirely natural looking appearance. our physician will guide you in determining the best course of treatment to reach your desired results.

CCF09142010_00035BOTOX Cosmetic® is a purified protein filled dermal filler that relaxes muscles and smooths away wrinkles. It has a well-established safety history and is used to smooth out the frown lines between your eyebrows, as well as crow’s feet, and horizontal forehead lines, creating a more relaxed and refreshed appearance.

Juvéderm™ is also a dermal filler that is a safe, smooth, injectable gel that is used to instantly improve your appearance by smoothing away lines and restoring lost volume. Made from hyaluronic acid, a sugar naturally found in your body, it is used to replenish fullness in the cheeks and lips, and fill in smile lines. It can also be used to shape and contour jaw lines for a more streamlined appearance.

Generally, BOTOX Cosmetic® is repeated three to four times per year, while Juvéderm™ may last one year or more before requiring a touch up. The beauty of Soft Lift™ is that no matter what your age, this combination treatment is customized for the most natural looking you.

Contact us to book your consultation today to achieve your ultimate makeover!


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