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Non-Surgical Nose Job


May 25th, 2018 | Treatments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For many men and women, a nose that fits the symmetry and dimensions of their face can be an important aspect in their lives.  The nose is the most central and prominent aspect of a persons face and it is able to bring together all of the features of a person’s face like beautiful symphony.

Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane offer fantastic options to help augment portions of your cheeks, lips, nose, and chin! Dr. Nakatsui, dermatologist and Medical Director at the Groot DermaSurgery Centre, is able to use dermal filler, such as Juvederm, to augment portions of the nose.

Through careful and precise injections, Dr. Nakatsui is able to correct minute bumps, imperfections, and even enhance your nose bridge.  Dermal filler nose augmentation is a great non-surgical option for those wanting to address certain issues they have with their nose with minimal downtime.  It is also a great treatment for those who already had a previous rhinoplasty procedure and would like to correct minuscule imperfections.

If you have any questions or you would like to book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Nakatsui, please contact our clinic at (780) 482 – 1414.

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.

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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* 

Tips for Sensitive Skin!


July 30th, 2016 | Conditions

 

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Our skin is the largest organ we have.  It acts as a barrier between your surrounding environment and your internal organs.  Our skin is the first line of defence from the outside world and is constantly bombarded with various irritants in the environment such as dust, bacteria, and the effects of weather.  Many people suffer from sensitive skin and one of the most notable and common issues with our skin is eczema.  Eczema is inflammation of the skin usually due to dryness, irritation, and possible allergy.

The ”Mayo Clinic Regime” is a guideline for sensitive skin for people suffering from eczema:

YES:

SOAPS – Use products that are soft and non-irritating to the skin.  This may take some trial and error to find the perfect soap for you.

Use unscented laundry detergents.

Wash all new clothes and linens five times before using

White cotton gloves under vinyl or nitrile gloves for any activities where you anticipate your hands getting wet. Trim nails short or wear white cotton gloves full time.  Long nails are dangerous weapons to the skin.

 

NO:

No HOT water (use lukewarm only).  Hot water can cause major irritation to the skin.

No powders, rubbing alcohol, perfumes, colognes, after shave, or pre-shaves on any part of the body or clothing.

No fabric softener in the washer or dryer.  White vinegar in the rinse cycle of the water is okay.

No scented deodorants.

No rubber or vinyl gloves without cotton gloves beneath them.

No wetting of hands more than five times per day, unless instructed, and if so, appropriate creams/lotions on afterwards.

No tight-fitting clothes.

Do not scratch, scrub, or pull off dead skin, and do not use a loofah.

 

Cream Schedule

Apply at morning and bedtime:

  • Plain moisturizer generously to all dry skin (And anytime skin feels dry). Ideally applying to moist skin, as it “traps” the moisture.  After a brief bath or shower, pat dry and apply the cream.

 

As eczema improves, decrease the use of any prescription hydrocortisones or mixture creams.  However, always use plain moisturizer at least once or twice daily on all sensitive skin.

These are some tips to help those suffering from eczema.  Always check with your dermatologist for more care and management of eczema/dermatitis or any other skin ailments you may have.