Accutane, Retinoids & Acids For Acne - What You Need To Know

For those of you who are struggling with your skin, I know how frustrated you are - you’ve probably tried a bunch of things and they haven’t worked, and it can feel hopeless - so I get the appeal of saying yes to the strongest treatment available. But the strong acne medications come with a world of risk and potential for major side-effects, and are very likely not indicated for your type of acne. If you suffer from acne and you aren’t under the care of a holistic skin doctor yet, then this blog is for you.

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Natural or Clean Botox Injections? Don't Get Fooled By Advertising

Don’t succumb to misleading advertising! Yes there are differences between the various products available for wrinkle-relaxing, but these differences do not equate to one being healthier or more natural than the others. So this months blog is all about dispelling natural botox myths, breaking down basics of botox, the differences between the products on the market and what these differences really mean for the consumer.

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Summer Skin Protection: Sunscreen 101

More than 90% of skin cancer is caused by sun exposure. 1 in 6 Canadians will be diagnosed with it. Avoiding direct exposure to sunlight is the most effective way of preventing skin cancer, but many times of course, this isn’t practical. Sunscreen is the most important product available to help block ultraviolet light, so read on for what products to use and how.

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Your Guide To Pre-Wedding Skin Care Treatments

Your wedding is one of the most special days you’ll share with your friends, family and your main squeeze; so naturally most brides want to feel their best. A huge part of that is the appearance of their skin. With wedding season fast approaching, here is a general guide to follow and my input on how to get clear, healthy glowing skin in time for your wedding day.

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Move Over Anti-aging! We're All About Healthy Skin Aging Using This Simple Integrated Approach

As a skin care provider, I want my patients to feel excited to support their largest organ, not to feel obligated to. So what can you do to preserve your skin health across the decades, and support healthy skin aging? It starts with an integrated skin care plan.

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Can PCOS Be Treated Effectively With Natural Therapies? A Review of The Latest Research

Many female patients seek care from me for menstrual irregularities, skin issues like acne, or weight management concerns and often times PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is behind their symptoms. In more recent years the medical community has worked towards a diagnostic standard for PCOS, but there isn’t yet an accepted standard for treatment, particularly because PCOS can affect each woman so differently. Given the potential for adverse reactions from conventional medication currently used in the management of PCOS, this blogs aim is to highlight some of the latest research on natural treatments that carry less side-effect risk. But are they as effective?

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