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Archive for February, 2016

Do you suffer from a double chin?

February 23rd, 2016 | Conditions, Treatments


No matter how hard your work out or how well you eat, your double chin can remain in place.  Age, genetics, and other factors can cause additional fat/skin to deposit under the chin giving the appearance of a double chin.

Historically, the only way to improve a double chin would be through a face lift surgery.  The face lift surgery is still a great option, however it can have a lengthy downtime and many individuals do not want to undergo an invasive surgery.

ThermiTight™ is the newest in non-invasive procedures in which Dr. Nakatsui is able to deliver controlled thermal energy under the skin in order to reverse the effects of aging.  ThermiTight™ is able to sculpt the troublesome area under the chin and tighten loose skin drastically improving the double chin appearance.

The majority of patients only require a single session. While every patient is unique and individual results may vary, most patients experience dramatic improvements in skin laxity and the appearance of age lines after just one treatment. Patients continue to experience improvement in appearance for months after their procedure and ThermiTight™ results have been proven to last for several years.

If you would like to book a free consultation with Dr. Nakatsui please call our office at (780)482-1414 or you can book online for an appointment.  Thank you and have a great day!

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For your convenience, Botox and filler appointments, as well as Coolsculpting, Thermitight, and HydraFacial MD appointments can be booked directly online or by calling the office directly at 780-482-1414. There is a $100.00 refundable deposit required to reserve an appointment using the online booking service (please note there is a $20.00 administrative fee deducted from this deposit). If you cannot find a convenient time using the online scheduler, please call as there may be additional appointment times available that are not visible online.

For all other services, please call to schedule an appointment.

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How do we get rid of frown lines?

February 20th, 2016 | Uncategorized


Are you always asked, “Why are you angry?”, even though you may not be angry in that moment? Vertical lines in between our eyebrows (Glabella) can often give the appearance of anger or frustration. Squinting, concentrating, and yes, being upset will naturally cause you to use the muscles above your eyebrows and eventually form anger lines.

Through the use of Botox® Cosmetic, Dr. Nakatsui is able to help these frown lines fade yielding a more pleasant and more youthful appearance. Botox Cosmetic® can also be used to get rid of the horizontal lines on your forehead and the crows feet we get on the sides of our eyes.

Dr. Nakatsui personally performs all of the Botox® Cosmetic injections. There are no nurse injectors for fillers or Botox at the Groot DermaSurgery Centre.  If you would like to book a free consultation with Dr. Nakatsui please fill in the form or contact our office at (780)482-1414.  Thank you and have a great day!

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Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

February 17th, 2016 | Uncategorized

Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an important skill to have. Knowing how to respond to a cardiac emergency can increase a person’s odds of survival and recovery by 30% or more.

Dr. Thomas Nakatsui and his team at the Groot Dermasurgery Centre take the time to educate themselves in order to stay on top of current treatments to help you look younger. Staff at the Groot Dermasurgery Centre also take time to stay on top the newest guidelines for Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

St. Johns Ambulance put together a short video demonstrating what to do in just that situation. Please click on the link below to watch what to do in just that case. Please note – Watching the video below does not replace actual training from a trained professional. The Groot Dermasurgery Centre encourages everyone to take a certified course in Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

What is Rosacea?

February 17th, 2016 | Uncategorized


Rosacea is a chronic condition of the skin which is often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. It typically begins from 30 years of age on, as a redness of various areas of the face; including the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. It may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears.

Rosacea can vary substantially from one individual to another. Some common signs of rosacea include: facial flushing, persistent redness, bumps and pimples and facial veins.

At the Groot Dermasurgery Centre, Dr. Thomas Nakatsui takes a multi-faceted approach to treating Rosacea. First is patient teaching and knowledge. Prevention – by avoiding foods or beverages that trigger facial flushing, including alcohol, spicy foods, caffeine products (such as coffee, tea, cola and chocolate), hot soups, and hot drinks, this can be controlled.

Oral and topical medications that can help reduce redness and inflammation are a great method in treating Rosacea and many patients have found great benefit from them.

For Redness and Blood Vessels – IPL, Dye laser, Help-G laser, or Cutera Excel laser treatments are used to remove dilated blood vessels.

For more information, please visit our website at or you can contact our office at (780)482-1414.

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Suffering from scars?

February 16th, 2016 | Uncategorized

Scarring can be caused from trauma, acne, or something more personal. Scarring can impact our daily lives, such as how we feel, what we wear, and how we act.

Dr. Thomas Nakatsui and the Groot Dermasurgery Centre has treated various forms of scarring for over 15 years using the most advanced forms of lasers surgery and various surgical techniques.

Scar revision requires an observant eye and a creative multi-dimensional approach to be successful. Component analysis of the scar is the first step. A scar may be linear, raised, thick, depressed, uneven, vascular, hyperpigmented (brown discoloration) or hypopigmented (devoid of color). By treating each of the components, the overall improvement is greatest.

In most cases the ideal time to begin treatment is 6 – 12 weeks after the wound has occurred. This allows the laser surgeon to direct the body’s natural healing process to an improved cosmetic result. In certain cases, re-excision of an old scar is performed prior to laser treatments in order to re-establish the 6 to 12 week window of opportunity for laser scar revision.

If you would like more information about scars, please visit our webpage  or contact our office at (780)482-1414 where any of our friendly staff members will be glad to help.