What are the Most Common Skin Conditions?


There is no such thing as “perfect” skin. Natural skin always has some blemishes and problems, and these days it’s more normal to have a skin condition than to not. Of skin conditions in Canada, some are more common than others. According to the Canadian Dermatology Association, these skin problems are so common that over half of all Canadians will experience them in their lifetime: Acne This is the big one. Everyone gets pimples, and nothing we do can make us totally pimple-immune. All skin creates oil and keratin, and all people have bacteria in their hair and on their skin. Unfortunately where there’s oil, keratin, and bacteria, there are pimples. However, there are certain factors that make acne more common: Ineffective hair and skin washing. Acne sufferers may want to change your skin care or hair care routine and products. Androgen hormones. Androgens control how much oil your skin…


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What are Dermal Fillers used for?


Dermal fillers are organic material used to fill out the face. They replace the layer of collagen that, in younger people, keeps the lips plump, the skin firm, and the wrinkles light. By replacing this collagen, a filler can thus enhance an appearance in the following ways: Lessening wrinkles in areas that sink, like the eyes, lower forehead, and around the mouth Improving the contours of the face by plumping the nose, cheeks, and lips Returning volume to the face after weight loss or illness Smoothing the hands and hiding veins Different materials and brands can help achieve these goals in different ways. Types of Fillers Fillers come in several types: collagen, collagen stimulator, hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, permanent, and fat. Collagen Collagen is the natural material that keeps skin firm. It is made out of long protein chains, like threads. Since fillers replace collagen, it only makes sense that…


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Questions to ask During your Cosmetic Injectable Consultation


Many doctors recommend injectables regularly. After all, it’s our job to make patients feel beautiful, and fillers create a very specific type of beauty. However, an injectable is a major cosmetic enhancement and should not be undergone solely on a whim. Here are some questions to ask yourself to make sure injectables are the right choice for you: How exactly will this affect my appearance? Many patients find themselves surprised by how significantly an injectable changes their appearance. Botox can have effects similar to a facelift, as they have the ability to change your facial symmetry. The intention of these changes is to make you more conventionally attractive by reducing wrinkles and making you look younger, but depending on where you get it and how much you get, it may make for a bigger change than you were expecting. Ask the surgeon to explain how exactly the injectable will enhance…


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Laser Hair Removal is Safe?


Laser hair removal uses a specific wavelength of light to damage and destroy hair follicles, but not the skin around them. It’s a form of skin damage but, in nearly all cases, does not cause any lasting harm. How it Works Lasers are concentrated light, and light is absorbed by the dark pigment in hair. When a laser is shone over your body, the light reflects off the skin, but is absorbed by the thick dark hairs. This light heats up the hairs, burning and destroying the follicle. How Well it Works Laser treatments remove most large hairs. A few large hairs may escape it if the follicle is in a dormant phase, but successive treatments allow the laser to catch as many follicles in their growth phase as possible. With three treatments, large hairs should be completely absent from the area. Over time, though, some hair may return as…


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