Everyone knows a healthy diet and exercise are good ways to stay healthy, but what about our skin? It’s important to remember the Canadian Cancer Society recommendation to wear sun screen, says Dr. Michael Weinberg of Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Clinic. There’s good science to show that good quality sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection at a high SPF prevents skin cancer .And, Dr. Weinberg points out, it prevents lines and wrinkles as well as discoloration that can make us look old. . Both La Roche Posay and Obaji make excellent suncreens, with a range of SPF up to 60. La Roche makes a convenient to use “stick”, ideal for popping in a purse, Gym or beach bag, and easy to apply and reapply. Smoking is another thing that , in addition to it’s other health risks, can age the skin prematurely, and Dr. Weinberg advocates for his patients to seek medical help quitting smoking if they can’t do it on their own.
Dr. Weinberg and his staff find an association between how people look and how they feel. “when people look their best, they feel good too, and that is what it is all about”. If years of sun exposure have already left you with sun damage, by way of dark spots, uneven pigment, and wrinkles, there are things you can do to correct those problems. Many of these treatments aren’t just about looks, but promote skin health as well . For example, IPL photofacial is a laser like treatment that can eliminate dark spots and discoloration. Together with microdermabrasion and chemical peels which exfoliate the skin, these treatment encourage collagen deposition, and help the skin stay young and healthy.
Many people continue to suffer from a common and unsightly skin conditions like acne and Rosacea, assuming because they have tried over the counter treatments in the past that failed, that they just have to put up with them. Not so! Medical grade skin care products like Obaji, that can only be carried in physicians’ offices because of their potency, can be very successful at treating both acne and Rosacea, particularly when combined with prescription medication.
Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Clinic offers these, and other cosmetic treatments, like Botox injections and so called “filler” injections, like Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Sculptra and fat injections, that are easy non surgical ways to stay young and vibrant looking. A recent study suggested that Botox injections actually had a mood elevating effect, possibly secondary to getting rid of those grouchy frown lines! The clinic is recognized as a centre of excellence for these treatments, and one can view before and after photos and video demonstrations on the website at www.mississaugacosmeticsurgeryclinic.com.