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How to improve the appearance of your decolletage

This month I had a terrible moment: my husband was driving me to work and I happened to open the visor mirror. OMG! The slanting early morning light and the position of my arm combined to reveal every little crepey wrinkle on my decolletage! Picture taken on that fateful morning, gives you an idea of [...]

Now is the time to erase signs of sun damage

Now that cooler temperatures have arrived and the sun has slipped behind clouds, our tans are fading. Our winter skin is showing all of the after-effects of the sun-brightened skin that we enjoyed in the summer.When you look in the mirror, you're probably not seeing a smooth bright even-toned complexion.You're probably seeing brown spots -- sun [...]

6 Common Sunscreen Mistakes

It's that time of year again when we think about protecting ourselves from the sun. Before you go outdoors, make sure you're not making any of the following common mistakes with your sunscreen.Not wearing sunscreen on cloudy or overcast days.Damaging ultraviolet rays, UVA, stay at a pretty constant level all year round and all day. These [...]

By |June 15th, 2009|Categories: sun damage|

What can an IPL face treatment do for you?

IPL, or intense pulsed light, is one of my favourite treatments.Why? I have 2 big problems: lots of sun damage and lots of redness in my skin. I was always freckly. Cute freckles when you're young turn into age spots in your 30s and 40s (and beyond). That's sun damage. And even if you have protected [...]

By |March 27th, 2008|Categories: rosacea, sun damage|

Am I just being vain?

I get this a lot."Doctor, I would like to improve my appearance but am I just being vain? Maybe I should just let nature take its course. After all, everyone gets older, right?"Here's something to think about:Remember the Bain de Soleil tan? Our fashion icons in the '60s, '70s and '80s had that rich mahogany tan. [...]

By |March 16th, 2008|Categories: sun damage|

Great weekend!

We had a really fun weekend being involved with the HSBC Chilly 1/2 Marathon and the Frosty 5k races in Burlington.The weather on Sunday was beautiful: cold, clear and sunny. I was wearing black leggings that absorbed the sunshine well and kept me warm (reminds me of the way IPL works).It was so great to see [...]

By |March 3rd, 2008|Categories: skin cancer, sun damage|
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