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Laser Treatment of Periorbital Veins | Dr. Thomas Nakatsui


December 12th, 2018 | Conditions, General Info

At our centre, we can treat a variety of skin conditions using the latest in laser technology. In this video, Dr. Nakatsui is treating veins located around the eye with the Cutera XEO 1064nm laser. It is really neat to watch because during treatment, instant results can be seen. For more information, please contact our clinic at (780)482-1414.

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Allergan Conference – Toronto, Canada | Dr. Thomas Nakatsui


November 29th, 2018 | General Info, Treatments, Video

In any field, especially medicine, it is always important to constantly learn and improve. To quote Vince Lombardi, one of the top coaches in the NFL, he said that “perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence”. Dr. Nakatsui is in constant pursuit of perfection.

Recently, Dr. Nakatsui attended a conference sponsored by Allergan the producers of Botox, Juvederm, and Belkyra. The conference was attended by the top injectors in Canada to watch and discuss the newest and best techniques for Botox and filler injections. With these pearls and new techniques, Dr. Nakatsui is excited to pass along these techniques to his patients! For more information or to book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Nakatsui, please contact our clinic at (780) 482-1414.

Lipoma Removal Surgery | Dr. Thomas Nakatsui


November 27th, 2018 | Conditions, General Info, Treatments, Video

 

 

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In this video, we are seeing what Dr. Nakatsui sees when performing surgery. This surgery is the removal of a lipoma, a benign fatty growth that can occur anywhere on the body. Many are small, but lipomas can grow very large in size. Dr. Nakatsui makes a small excision where the lipoma is located. This particular lipoma came out relatively easily, but keep in mind that not all lipomas will be this easily extracted. To close the surgery site, Dr. Nakatsui uses a subcuticular running stitch.

 

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SPF — Higher really is better


July 28th, 2018 | General Info

A recent study on SPF published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD, 2018; 78: 902-910) demonstrates that higher sun protection factor sunscreens really do provide additional benefit. This study evaluated skiers in a double-blind, split-face, randomized study. In this study, skiers in Vail, Colorado wore SPF 50 on one side of the face and SPF 100 on the other side of the face. They were allowed to do their normal activities and were then evaluated the next day to see if there was any evidence of sunburn erythema. The SPF 100 sunscreen side was found to be significantly more effective in protecting against sunburn.spf sunburned man edmonton

The study supports our belief that if you are going to be out in a lot of sun, the higher the sun protection factor, the better! Another factor that may be important is that many of us apply far less sunscreen than we should, so you might think you are getting an SPF 50. However, you might be applying such a thin layer that you are only getting the equivalent of SPF 20! Consequently, make certain you apply enough sunscreen to provide adequate protection and if you decide to go to a higher sun protection factor, all the better. Your skin will thank you.

Sunscreen helps protect against the development of sun damage and skin cancers. We have many patients who either worked or played outside for many years and they are now seeing the after effects many years later. If you don’t believe it, go to Australia and see what percentage of people have skin cancer. Skin cancer is not fun. Protect your skin–it will thank you later.

Let’s talk about scars


July 27th, 2018 | General Info, Treatments, Uncategorized

Scar treatmentScar treatment can be challenging and requires a multi-dimensional approach in order to be successful. A scar can be the centre of attention but can also be a source of annoyance. For some individuals, scars are a part of who they are, whereas for others they are intrusive and cause insecurity. They can be caused by a variety of reasons such as acne scarring, trauma, and surgery.

Some individuals have thickened keloid scarring, where a scar becomes raised and discoloured. In order to treat the thickened aspect of the scar, many times cortisone injections will be utilized to reduce the thickness of the scar.

On the opposite end of thickened scars, people may get pitted scars where the skin sinks in various regions. These types of pitted scars can be tricky to treat; however, with improvement in technologies and techniques, pitted scars can often be improved. In some cases, Dr. Nakatsui will use an ablative laser to smooth out the skin and reduce the harsh edges that cause shadowing.

A new approach is to promote collagen re-growth in the region.  Through the use of a technology called Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI), many tiny needles create tiny holes in the skin. The creation of these tiny holes stimulates collagen formation to help fill in the areas of depressed scarring.

Scar treatment also encompasses hyperpigmentation (darker pigmentation), hypopigmentation (lighter pigmentation), and erythema (redness).  Hyperpigmentation and erythema can be treated fairly successfully with various lasers. Unfortunately, hypopigmented scars are more difficult to treat and currently there is no reliable solution to permanently bring colour back into a scar once the colour is gone.

Certain scars due to trauma are very visible to the human eye because the lines of the scar are fairly linear. Surgically removing the scar and carefully using various closure techniques to break up the linear scar can greatly reduce the appearance of a scar.

Scarring can impact an individual’s self-confidence. With current technology, scars can be improved. For those with scars that affect their self esteem and their daily living, don’t get discouraged as there are many great options to help treat your scars.

For more information regarding the various treatment options for scars please visit: scar revision for more information or you can contact the Groot DermaSurgery Centre at (780)482-1414.

What can be done about beards?


September 15th, 2017 | General Info, Hair Transplant, Treatments

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In today’s society having a full and lush beard is becoming more and more of a fashion statement for men.  While some men are born with thick facial manes, others require treatment to aid in thickening up their beards.

Not all men are lucky like actor Kristofer Hivju (photo), more popularly known as Tormund from the HBO hit show, Game of Thrones (most of the staff at the Groot DermaSurgery Centre are very big fans of Game of Thrones).

Dr. Thomas Nakatsui, a board certified Dermatologist and hair transplant specialists, has been performing hair transplants for over 18 years.  The exact reasons why men come in for a beard transplant vary.

Some men want to increase thickness, while some men have suffered some form of trauma that caused an area to scar, therefore leaving a portion of facial hair missing.

As with any hair transplant, artistry plays a major role in how the end result turns out.  Hair transplants need to look natural and undetectable in appearance.  Old forms of hair transplants, “plug transplants”, have yielded unnatural and very detectable results.

Having undetectable results is even more paramount whenever dealing with the face as it is always front and center.  Any irregularities can be easily spotted.

To address this issue, Dr. Nakatsui follows the patient’s natural flow, angle, and direction of their beard.  If hairs are placed in any strange angle, it will become very apparent that a hair transplant was performed once the hairs have grown in.

The size of the graft is important as well.  A graft is a natural grouping of hairs that come in 1, 2, or 3 hair bundles.  Dr. Nakatsui typically utilizes the grafts with one hair when it comes to beard hairs.

Beard hair transplants can be a great tool to help thicken up a beard.  One thing to consider before having a beard hair transplant is that the donor hair, which is usually taken from the back of the scalp, may have different texture and/or colour than the recipient bearded area.

Once the transplanted hairs are placed, it will hold the same characteristics as the area where it was taken from.  If there is a significant difference between the donor hair at the back of your scalp and your beard hair, it can potentially become visible and unnatural.

The beautiful thing with a beard hair transplant if it is done correctly is that it now gives the individual the choice whether or not they want to grow a beard or be clean shaven.

Because of the incredibly small incisions that Dr. Nakatsui makes during the procedure, a patient can be cleanly shaven and have no trace of scarring to the area.

 

For more information regarding hair transplants, please visit drnakatsui.com.

 

Fall is here!


September 14th, 2017 | General Info

 

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Pumpkin spice everything, leaves falling, and sweaters everyday can only mean one thing:  Fall is here!  This beautiful and romantic time of year can also mean changes in weather and temperature which can affect your skin.  Everyday events that we take for granted, such as stronger winds, can strip away moisture from the skin.  When this moisture is stripped or there are irritants in the air, your skin can become itchy or even a rash can appear!  Here are some basic tips to help your skin retain moisture.  The following are only tips and does not replace seeing a qualified dermatologist.

  1. Shorten the time spent in showers and baths.

Not only is it good for the environment to decrease the amount of water used, limiting the time spent in the shower will prevent your skin from losing its moisture barrier.

Closing the bathroom door to keep moisture in the bathroom is a great way to keep your skin moist.

Hot water can irritate the skin.  Try dropping the temperature to a warm setting.

Use unscented soap products on your skin.

Gently pat your skin dry with a towel.

Immediately after drying your skin, apply a non-irritating moisturizer to your skin.

  1. Apply moisturizers after wash.

Washing your hands will strip away moisture from your skin.  Many individuals, especially those in the healthcare field, wash their hands several times a day.  After washing your hands, lightly pat dry your hands and then immediately apply moisturizer.  This will help keep moisture in your hands.

  1. Wearing gloves.

Wearing gloves when outside is not only a fashion statement, it can help protect your hands from the elements!  Gloves can also help retain moisture on your skin.

Gloves also act as a physical barrier between your skin and other substances in your environment, such as chemicals, potential allergens, and objects than can cause little cuts.

  1. Choose the right detergent for you.

Find a non-irritating laundry detergent that works for you.  It will take some trial and error to find the perfect fit.  Try using an unscented/hypoallergenic detergent to avoid irritation.

  1. Limit time directly in front of the fireplace.

Cozying up next to a fireplace on a chilly autumn day can truly warm the soul.  Just remember fire or any heat source can dry your skin.  Try limiting your time spent directly beside any heat source.  Also, don’t forget that if you are using a fireplace to have a window or door open to allow fresh air to circulate within the home!

  1. Humidifiers

Humidifiers are great tools to help bring back moisture into the air and decrease the chances of your skin drying out.

  1. Don’t forget the sunscreen

Yes, even with the limited hours of sun and increased cloudiness, wearing sunscreen on open portions of skin is still very important throughout the year!  Many sunscreens will also provide a moisture barrier to help retain that needed moisture.

The autumn season is an incredible time of year.  Don’t let dry skin bring an end to your fun.  If you find that your are experiencing prolonged periods of dryness or even a rash, consult with your Dermatologist!

 

Removing The Regretted Tattoo


August 31st, 2017 | Conditions, General Info, Treatments

We’ve heard it all before: a woman falls deeply in love with her boyfriend, Kevin, and decides to have his name tattooed across her arm only to become heartbroken the following week.  She is now stuck with this unwanted tattoo across her arm.

Years ago, she only had a few options: live with the regret and have his name forever inked on her skin, or try to cover it up with a second tattoo on top of her current tattoo.  Various creams have been suggested; however, many of them were either ineffective or, worse yet, caused scarring due to the strong nature of the creams.

The newest and most advanced technique for removing unwanted tattoos is with laser therapy.  At the Groot DermaSurgery Centre, we use the Q-switch Alexandrite laser.  Various lasers are used for various conditions such as excessive hair, mole removal, or unwanted blood vessels.  Each one of these conditions will require a different wavelength light.

Specific to tattoos, the laser penetrates the skin at a specific wavelength with the goal of breaking pigmented particles.  Your body’s immune system then removes these pigmented particles over time.  After a few treatments, the tattoo can potentially be completely erased from a person’s skin.

As with any procedure, especially those that involve lasers, it is always important to be aware of the risks and precautions surrounding the treatment.  Regarding laser therapies for tattoo removal, one potential risk is hypopigmentation, or the loss of colour, of the skin.   Or conversely, a person may get hyperpigmentation, or the increase in pigmentation in the skin.  The laser used in tattoos cannot distinguish between naturally dark pigmented skin and a tattoo, therefore, when the tattoo is being removed, surrounding skin can potentially be affected as well.

At the Groot DermaSurgery when consulting an individual about tattoo removal, we highly suggest that the individual not have any tan in their skin before and after treatment for these exact reasons. As always, speak to a certified medical professional when dealing with any treatment. If you have any questions or you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Groot DermaSurgery Centre and book a complimentary consultation for your specific needs or please visit this link.

*At the Groot DermaSurgery Centre we love Kevins and even employ a Kevin at our facility!  We only used your name as an example* 

What are the dangers of cheap or unapproved Botox and Dermal Fillers?


August 23rd, 2017 | General Info, Treatments

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When it comes to Fillers and Botox®, it is important that you know what the product is and who is doing the treatment and to be weary of discount botox or discount filler injections as the long term results can be more costly. Please check out this link some examples of unapproved usage of Botox and Dermal Fillers.

Having an approved physician that has been properly trained in the use of Botox or dermal fillers is very important. Not only is the cosmetic end result important, but also having the knowledge and training should there be any complications.  As with any elective procedure, it is important to know who will be doing the procedure and what types of products they will be using.

As we age, our natural fat pads and bone density decrease.  Excessive motion in the face can cause wrinkling around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.  Through the use of Botox® Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers such as Restylane and JUVÉDERM®, patients can achieve amazing and wonderful results that can help reduce fine lines, smooth out sunken areas of the face such as the cheeks and nasolabial folds, or to enhance the lips.

Dr. Thomas Nakatsui, a board certified Dermatologist, has used and implemented approved Botox® Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers such as Restylane and JUVÉDERM® with great success for over 15 years. Using a variety of techniques, Dr. Nakatsui is able to help patients rejuvenate their face and help patients achieve a more youthful look.

If you have any questions, please feel free to visit our website at www.grootdermasurgery.com or do not hesitate to call our office at (780)482-1414 and any of our friendly staff will be able to assist you. Thank you and have a great day!

Crescendo at the Winspear


June 23rd, 2017 | General Info, Uncategorized

Crescendo Edmonton. Dr. Thomas and Melanie NakatsuiGiving back to the community is so important to the members of the Groot DermaSurgery Centre! Dr. Thomas and Melanie Nakatsui support many initiatives, including the Royal Alexandra Hospital, the Edmonton Opera, McDougall House, and many others. Recently, Dr. Thomas and Melanie Nakatsui and the Groot DermaSurgery Centre were proud to have been one of the principal sponsors for Crescendo, a fantastic night of entertainment presented by the fabulous John Cameron Entertainment! It was a night in support of The Mental Health Foundation and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. Almost everyone’s lives have been touched by depression and mental health issues in some way and supporting Crescendo is one way each of us can help. If you were there, thank you, and we’re pretty sure you’ll agree with us that it was an amazing, outstanding event! For more information on the event and the important initiatives it supports, click on the links above.

On a final note, as one of the speakers said, if you’re suffering from a mental health issue, “it’s okay to reach out for help…”

Something to be excited about!


April 19th, 2017 | General Info

Do you feel like you look sad, tired, or angry even when you’re not? If so, you are not alone. Some of the most common concerns patients have when they come into the Groot DermaSurgery Centre are that they look fatigued, upset, or depressed, even though they feel well rested, energetic, and happy. For many people, how they feel on the inside is not reflected on the outside. At the Groot DermaSurgery Centre, Dr. Nakatsui can help you understand the cause of your concerns, discuss those concerns, and help determine a game plan to revitalise your appearance.

 

As we age, skin elasticity is lost and the skin becomes less firm. Years of expression cause wrinkling to form around the eyes and forehead. Excess sun exposure causes changes in skin texture. The natural fat pads beneath the skin that give the face shape begin to shrink and shift, resulting in loss of fullness. Even our bone density diminishes around the cheeks, chin, and temples, resulting in a hollowed appearance. Weight loss causes areas of the face to become sunken and appear less full and youthful. All of these factors affect how we look.

 

Understanding these anatomical changes is important as it allows Dr. Nakatsui to determine how to reverse them. Understanding how facial muscles work in conjunction with fat pads and bone structure determines where a filler or Botox should be used. Dr. Nakatsui employs a variety of treatment options and techniques tailored to your specific situation and goals. As the concept of aesthetics expands, it is no longer just about treating lines and wrinkles, but rather revitalizing specific areas of the face to meet the end goals of trying to look less fatigued, angry, or sad.

 

If you would like to book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Nakatsui please contact our clinic at (780) 482 – 1414 or you can book an appointment online following the link below.

 

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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Please note that you WILL receive a confirmatory email upon successful completion of this online request. If you do not receive a confirmatory email, please contact our office by telephone to ensure that your request was successfully completed.

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Did you know?


December 30th, 2016 | General Info, Treatments

Dr. Nakatsui Double Diamond award recipient from AllerganDr. Nakatsui is one of a small number of solo physician injectors to have received Diamond and Double Diamond status from Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm.

We are proud of having received this recognition but it is not essential to go to a Double Diamond provider to be certain you have an injector with expertise. When considering an injector, look for a practice that uses Botox and fillers every day. Ask about experience and training with Botox and fillers. Find out who your injector is–injectors are usually physicians, but can be nurses or pharmacists. At the Groot DermaSurgery Centre, Dr. Nakatsui personally performs all Botox and filler injections.

Be aware that Double Diamond status can be achieved by multi-physician groups and multi-location practices where Botox is distributed to multiple physicians and injectors. Therefore, not all Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Double Diamond providers actually use the same amount of Botox or fillers.

What is Brilliant Distinctions?


December 2nd, 2016 | General Info

brilliant distinctions edmontonBrilliant Distinctions is a program provided by Allergan, the company that produces Botox and Juvederm. This program allows patients to accumulate points from the use of Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm products, Belkyra, and Latisse.

 

Botox Cosmetic is used to treat wrinkles on the forehead, the angry lines between the eyebrows, the smile lines around the eyes, and other areas as well. Juvederm products can help bring back fullness to problem areas such as the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, cheeks, and lips that lose volume as we age or lose weight.

 

Belkyra is an exciting new treatment that can help reduce fat in the dreaded double chin zone and can help improve and contour your chin and jowl line. For longer and thicker eyelashes, Latisse can be used for lusher eyelashes.

 

Each of these treatments earn points that can be used towards the purchase of future Allergan products. For more information, please visit https://nakatsuiderm.com/brilliant-distinctions/ or http://www.brilliantdistinctions.ca

Hot Tub Blues


October 26th, 2016 | General Info

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There is nothing quite like slipping into a hot tub after a day of battling the winter elements. The positive memories of the experience can quickly fade if the event is followed by hot tub itch, medically known as pseudomonas folliculitis.  If an itchy rash consisting of elevated bumps, some pus filled, appears within 12 to 48 hours after a hot tub immersion then it is likely hot tub folliculitis. These bumps may develop into dark red, tender papules.

What causes hot tub itch?

A hot tub rash occurs when a bacteria known as Pseudomonas enters the pores of the skin causing an infection. Pseudomonas lives naturally and without consequence in the skin of about 15% of the population.

If Pseudomonas is introduced into improperly treated and maintained hot tub water the bacteria will take up residence in it. Once this happens it is very difficult to ‘evict’ because the bacteria develops a slimy layer that protects it from recommended levels of hot tub disinfectants. Super chlorination may help to get rid of the problem but it might be necessary to drain and scrub the tub with bleach in order to ward off the infestation.

The second way that pseudomonas may infect hot tub enthusiasts is at a ‘hot tub party.’ Large numbers of people in a hot tub may cause a temporary drop in the disinfectant levels in the tub. This allows the pseudomonas from a carrier (the 15% of the population who carry pseudomonas naturally) to travel to other participants at the party. The hot water causes skin pores to open and the bacteria finds new hosts in the follicles of fellow partiers. Once the party is over and the tub is vacated the disinfectant levels increase and the remaining bacteria is killed before it has time to become established in the water. The party goers however go home with an unexpected and often unwelcome companion in the form of hot tub itch.

What can be done to treat hot tub itch?

Hot tub folliculitis given time will resolve spontaneously however most people do not like the appearance and the itch can drive them crazy. An antibiotic (Cipro) will rid the body of the bacteria and a medicated cream containing 2% hydrocortisone is helpful in managing the itch.

 

Author: Patricia Johnston

Eye Creams – Do They Work?


August 22nd, 2016 | General Info

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Eye Creams – Do They Work?

 Knowledge is power – how is the skin around your eyes different from the rest of the skin on your face?

The skin around the eyes does not differ from the skin on your face. This is a misnomer propagated by the cosmetic industry.  Aging of the skin around the eyes is caused by heredity, sun damage, muscle pull, fat loss and gravitational pull on the skin. Often wrinkles appear first around the eyes because of the dynamic movement of the muscles around the eyes and the breakdown of the building blocks of the skin due to sun damage.  Sun damage leads to wrinkles, pigment changes and vascular discoloration which contribute to the appearance of aging. It also leads to skin cancers which if left unchecked can damage the eye itself. Another little known fact about aging around the eyes is that the eyelashes become shorter and thinner.

Are you wasting your money or do over the counter eye care products work?

The skin around the eyes is just as susceptible to sun damage as the rest of the face therefore protecting the skin around the eyes from the sun’s rays is important. The single most important over the counter product for skin around the eyes as well as the rest of the face and neck is sunscreen.

Sun glasses designed to protect against the ultraviolet rays of the sun will not only protect the delicate skin around the eyes but will also protect the eye itself from UV light which may cause cancer of the retina. A broad-brimmed hat or visor is also beneficial.

Over the counter eye care products may cause some superficial irritation which results in some slight swelling or edema around the eyes which in turn may make wrinkles less obvious. This effect is temporary and does not actually facilitate any repair. Some topical agents, such as tretinoin and glycolic acids have proven to stimulate collagen repair in the skin and to reverse some of the signs of aging. The concentration required to promote a change is generally not found in over the counter products and must be obtained from pharmacist with a prescription from a physician.

 Treatment options for reversing signs of aging around the skin include:

  • Sunscreens with an SPF of 45 or more plus protective eyewear and hats to prevent photo aging.
  • Medicated creams for superficial improvement of fine wrinkles, texture and colour around the eyes.
  • Botox Cosmetic to treat dynamic wrinkles.
  • Fractionated laser resurfacing to erase fine wrinkles and address texture changes.
  • Blepharoplasties of the upper and/or lower eyelids to reduce redundancy.
  • Latisse to promote the growth of longer and thicker eyelashes.

For more information, or to book a consultation with Dr. Nakatsui, please contact our clinic at (780)482-1414 or to book online, please fill in the fields below.

Thank you.

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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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Golf, Ticks and Lyme Disease


June 8th, 2016 | General Info

tickThe beauty of many of our Alberta golf courses is the tree lined fairways. I can attest to the fact that I have had up close and personal encounters with some of these trees while tromping through the underbrush in an attempt to find my ball. Having read an article written by Michelle Gagnon in the Rocky Mountain Outlook about Ticks and the risk of the Lyme disease I am more inclined to take the penalty strokes and leave the ball where it lies.

 

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. The bacterium is spread from small animals to humans by little biting arachnids called ticks. Ticks are like vampires – they attach to you and suck away, quite possibly and inadvertently leaving behind the bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. The name of the bacterium is not as important as the damage it can do if a person is unfortunate enough to be exposed to it.

One of the first signs of Lyme disease is a bulls-eye rash around the site of the tick bite. Not all people get this rash so early detection may be missed. Other symptoms in the early stages are: fatigue; chills; headaches; joint and muscle pain and/or swollen lymph nodes. If you experience these flu- like symptoms after you have been in or near tree and shrub bed areas it may be prudent to visit your family doctor.

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If untreated the consequences may become more severe – possibly involving the central and peripheral nervous systems; the joints; and the heart. Afflicted individuals often experience extreme fatigue and general weakness.

Specialized tests are necessary to confirm the diagnosis of Lyme disease. Treatment depends on the symptoms and where in the body the bacterium has settled.

As with many medical conditions awareness and prevention is the best approach. After you, your family members and your pets have been romping in the woods do a self check to insure that one of these little critters has not attached itself to your skin. If a tick has decided to tag along for the ride home remove it with caution. Using tweezers grasp the tick’s head and mouth parts as close to the skin as possible and pull gently. Do not traumatize the tick by squeezing or twisting it – this can cause the tick to regurgitate its stomach contents into your blood. Yuck!  As much as you may wish to destroy it – resist the urge. Place it in a zip lock bag as it may provide important information if you develop symptoms.

For more information, go to the Public Health Agency of Canada website http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/id-mi/lyme-fs-eng.php.

Dr. Nakatsui As Guest Dermatologist On CTV News – Dec. 14, 2015


December 15th, 2015 | General Info, Treatments

Have you wanted to know more about Botox Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, and CoolSculpting for fat reduction?  Dr. Nakatsui was on CTV News at Noon on December 14 to explain to Marni Kuhlmann and viewers on how Botox, Dermal Fillers, and CoolSculpting treatments work, and how they can each enhance one’s appearance. Dr. Nakatsui is from Toronto and shows photos of how Juvederm helped a woman with a slight ridge on her nose. He also shows a photo of a woman who wanted to fill in her nasolabial folds around her nose and mouth area, to lessen the creases, and it showed great results. CTV Edmonton’s Marni Kuhlmann also asks about CoolSculpting, a procedure that freezes away fat, and inches. To book a consultation, or to inquire about these treatments, you can call (780) 482-1414 or e-mail [email protected]. To watch the clip, click on the title of this post and then you will be able to click on the link : Dr. Nakatsui on CTV Edmonton December 14, 2015

Dr. Nakatsui as Guest Dermatologist on CTV News at Noon


November 23rd, 2015 | General Info, Treatments

Dr. Nakatsui was the guest Dermatologist on CTV Edmonton News at Noon today.  He spoke with Marni Kuhlmann about Botox® Cosmetic, Fillers, and Facial Rejuvenation.  Dr. Nakatsui showed some Before and After photos of patients who have had filler for their lips, as well as Botox® for crows feet (around the eyes) and frown lines.  He introduces ThermiTight™ for facial rejuvenation which uses a radio frequency technology to tighten the skin, and shrink fat.

You can watch Dr. Nakatsui on the CTV Edmonton News at Noon here: http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/ctv-news-at-noon, click on the broadcast for Monday, November 23, 2015, and advance to 36min 30sec to watch.

 

Support for TELUS World of Science


November 4th, 2015 | General Info

Dr. Nakatsui attended the TELUS World of Science Annual Fundraising Gala at the Shaw Conference Centre on November 4, 2015. He was happy to attend on behalf of the Groot DermaSurgery Centre and donate funds to support science education at the TELUS World of Science.

Online Booking for HydraFacial and Coolsculpting consults


November 1st, 2015 | General Info

We are now offering direct online booking for Hydrafacial MD and Coolsculpting consultations at the Groot DermaSurgery Centre in Edmonton. We will eventually expand this to include bookings for HydraFacial treatments and other services so you can book them whenever you want to without having to wait on the phone when our lines are busy.