Category Archives: Skin Care

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Laura talks the Holy Grail of skincare.

Hello to all you summer-babies, you sun-worshippers, you cottage-goers! Do you remember Baz Luhrmann? Allow me to enlighten you if not. In 1999, he released a song to that year’s graduating classes with some life advice. It started out like this: Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’99, Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, Sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists […] Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until … Continue reading »

The best skincare products for men.

Our favourites for the fellas in our lives. Great skin isn’t just a girl thing. After all, the effects of aging, sun damage, and lifestyle factors don’t discriminate. But for some reason, there seems to be a shortage of information about what works best for men’s specific skincare concerns. Whether it’s exfoliation, a closer shave, aging concerns like wrinkles and fine lines, or sun protection, we’ve got you covered, gentlemen. Because men deserve great skin too, here are a few of our favourite—and most popular—skincare products for men. SkinMedica® AHA/BHA Cream. We recommend this medical-grade daily exfoliating moisturizer for men … Continue reading »

Introducing the Blue Peel from ZO® Medical

The ZO® Controlled Depth Peel™. We are very excited to announce that we have added the ZO® Controlled Depth Peel™ to our roster of advanced in-office skin treatments. Also known as the ZO Blue Peel, this non-invasive procedure provides breakthrough results for scarring, severe laxity, severe texture damage and advanced melasma. Until now, the most efficient way to address these skin concerns has been through laser, light and radiofrequency devices. How it works. The principal exfoliating agent of this peel is trichloroacetic acid (TCA). The acid peels away the old, dull layers of skin and unwanted pigment. The TCA is … Continue reading »

Treating Acne with Nurse Natalie

Acne treatments in southern Ontario. Acne is THE most common troublesome skin condition. It does not discriminate by age or gender, and can have negative long-term physical and emotional effects on those who suffer from it. If you find it’s rare for a day to go by without experiencing a blemish on your skin, it may be time to work with a medical professional to help bring your skin back into balance. In this post, Nurse Natalie delves into the various treatment plans she created for her various acne patients. As there are different degrees of acne severity and accompanying … Continue reading »

SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator

Hydrate your way to younger skin. Did you know the secret to younger skin lies in an ingredient we tend to take for granted? Hyaluronic acid has been used in skincare for many years, and it’s integral in dermal filler treatments that plump the lips and rebuild areas of lost volume. Recently, there have been advancements in how this ingredient is delivered into the skin which make the latest skin serums that much more effective. Why is hyaluronic acid so good for our skin? A useful analogy is to liken youthful skin to a damp sponge–it’s soft, full, and flexible. … Continue reading »

Meet Our Surgeons

The talented, experienced plastic surgeons at our Kitchener-Waterloo clinic have the advanced training to create exceptional, natural-looking results that meet the individual needs of our patients. The collaborative nature of our practice benefits patients in many ways.

Dr. Robert Shenker Dr. Stephanie Ma
The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic