Category Archives: Skin Care

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Got Mask-ne?

Is your face mask causing acne? Here’s how you can put an end to breakouts. Is your face mask causing breakouts? We love face masks, because we know that they help keep our staff, patients, and communities safe and healthy as we adjust to life in a pandemic. But we also know that wearing a mask can take some getting used to; especially for patients with skin concerns! Many of our patients struggle with acne woes.  If you’re concerned about cystic acne, acne scarring, blackheads, or uneven skin texture, you may have noticed that wearing a mask on the lower … Continue reading »

The First Timers Series: The Blue Peel

What is the ZO Blue Peel really like? The  ZO® Controlled Depth Peel™ or “Blue Peel” is a completely transformative experience for your skin.  If you had one Blue Peel every year for the rest of your life, you’d never need a facelift! Our newest addition to the team, Patient Coordinator Jenny, recently tried a Blue Peel for the first time! Jenny’s Blue Peel experience is a great way to explore what you can expect, how to prepare, and why this could be a treatment worth trying yourself. Tell us about your skin- what made you want a Blue Peel? I was excited … Continue reading »

Is your skin ready for spring? You might be surprised at the answer.

Spring is on its way! As the seasons change, it’s especially important to reconsider your skincare regimen. Changing seasons affect every aspect of your complexion—from signs of aging and acne to oil production, radiance, and skin texture. By reassessing now, we can build a strategy for beautiful skin all summer long. Here are a few skincare tips from our medical spa experts for our London, Kitchener, and Waterloo, Ontario, patients. Spring clean your skincare cabinet We all have extra products on our shelf that we don’t use up. Are there products that have been sitting in your cabinet for more … Continue reading »

Got sun damage? We know just what to do!

Are you diligent about sunscreen application but still noticing sun damage?  We know some of you are incredibly diligent sunscreen users. Even those amongst us with the best protective routines still experience sun damage. Over time, sun damage can become more apparent and frustrating, but don’t worry ⁠— we’ve got you covered! We love finding strategies to help our patients feel their best, so our Beauty Nurse® Team has put together some of the best treatments for sun damaged skin at our Kitchener-Waterloo clinic to give you back your original glow! Chemical Peels Chemical peels are a great solution if you’re looking to correct the following concerns with minimal downtime: Acne … Continue reading »

Here are acne scar treatments that really work.

Goodbye scarring, hello beautiful skin! Many people have acne scars that distract them from seeing the beauty of their skin. Noticeable skin depressions, raised scars, or pigmentation may remain on the skin long after active acne fades- leaving many patients wondering what to do! We know how difficult it can be to address acne scarring. Luckily, there are many treatment options available at our Waterloo clinic when it comes to acne scarring. Most options will not only focus on scarring but will also treat other concerns such as discolouration, leaving your skin refreshed and rejuvenated. It’s time to treat acne scarring … 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