May 2011 Newsletter

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This spring has already been a busy one at the clinic, as our staff have had a number of training and educational sessions on SwissTec skin care as well as Mesoesthetic Chemical Peels. Dr. Weinberg has received a lot of media attention this last several weeks, and was recently quoted on the front page of the Toronto Star, as well as being interviewed on CBC radio, as an expert on professional plastic surgery qualifications, and for Mississauga Life Magazine on Cosmetic enhancements for spring. He has also been busy conducting examinations for Plastic Surgery medical residents for the University of Toronto.

Finally, the sun is making an appearance, and that means short sleeves and short skirts! Get out there and enjoy the weather, and grab the opportunity to exercise. There is no question that physical fitness is the best beauty booster of all. Even if you are considering a cosmetic intervention, whether it's a surgical or non surgical procedure, you'll see better results if you are close to your ideal body weight, and in good physical condition. The same holds for skin health. Facelift and cosmetic injection patients get more bang for their buck in results, and maintain those results longer, if they are looking after their skin with a good quality home skin care program, complimented by periodic in-clinic exfoliating, hydrating, and depigmenting treatment. And of course don't forget your sunscreen!


Microdermabrasion Sale!

Get that skin beauty routine kick started with a Microdermabrasion package! Each treatment is regularly $120, now only $59.99 for the month of May, with a limit of 6 treatments per person, to be used over the next 6 months. Microdermabrasion is an ideal way to deeply exfoliate the rough dry winter skin away and reveal a smoother fresher face for the good weather.

New Indication For Liposonix Treatment

In additiuon to being a recognized treatment for Tummy fat, Liposonix is now officially accepted as a treatment for flank fat as well. We're continuing to offer free consultations for Lipsonix this spring, so if you're curious whether it's right for you, come on in and meet with Dr. Weinberg to find out.

Topics In Cosmetic Medicine

The Beautiful Brow

The brow and forehead area is an important one in terms of beauty. Unfortunately as we age, the brow tends to descend, giving a droopy, tired appearance, and contributing to excessive skin folds of the lid. The hair of the brow can also become thin, both from age and over plucking, which can lead to a less well defined brow line. There are a number of things we can do to help prevent a progressive aged look to the brow, and to correct changes that have already ocurred, ranging from preventative skin treatments to injectable therapies to surgery.

First, as with all areas of the skin, a good home skin care regimen with good in-clinic treatments can help keep skin firmer over time. The entire eye area, including that of the brow, crows feet and under eye area, is sensitive, so products like Obaji Elastiderm Eye Cream or SwissTec Vitamin C-PMG Eye Serum can help preserve an attractive eye and brow line over the years. They are designed to be gentle but contain high percentages of antioxidants and moisturizers formulated specifically for the skin in this area. Obaji Nuderm with retin A, and SwissTec Concentrated Renewal Cream and C1C2 Cellular Serum can all help maintain a firm, lineless forehead, as can periodic peels. Topical bimatoprost (Latisse), which is intended for the growth of darker thicker eyelashes, has also been used successfully to grow fuller brows in individuals who have lost brow hair. The appearance of the brow can also be cosmetically enhanced by a good quality brow pencil, and make up that has light refelctive particles, and is non irritating and healthy for the underlying skin, such as those by Glominerals.

In the realm of injectable products, it has long been known that the careful placement of a small amount of Botox at the tail of each brow can achieve a subtle, pleasing "brow lift". Of course, this is not the same degree of lifting seen with surgical procedures, but none the less, it is a simple, quick and inexpensive way to achieve a wider eyed, more youthful rested appearance in many patients. A more recent technique for lifting the brow with injections is with the use of a small amount of hyaluronic filler, juvederm or restylane for example, just beneath the brow, laterally above the outer, upper eyelid. This can result in a dramatic improvement, while still appearing very natural, and again is so easy and quick, it could be called the "Lunch Time Brow Lift". The results will typically persist for many months.

Finally, there is surgical intervention. Surgical Browlift is designed to minimize forehead creases, and frown lines, drooping eyebrows, and "hooding" over the eyes. This is done by removing excess tissue, altering forehead muscles and tightening the forehead skin. Traditionally an incision is made across the top of the head, well hidden just behind the hairline. It is most often done in people over 40, and takes 1 to 2 hours. Blepharoplasy, or eyelid surgery is also an option for those with excesses skin folds of the eyelid. This can be done alone or in combination with brow lift surgery. The upper eyelid surgery may be covered by OHIP if they droop so much that they interfere with vision. The surgery is done under local or general anaesthesia depending on the number of eyelids to be done and the extent of the drooping. It can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours. One is usually back to work in 7 to 10 days.

If you're unhappy with your Forehead/Brow area, or just want advice on how to preserve a perky, pleasing browline in the future, contact us at (905) 273-3045 to book a consultation.

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The Toronto Plastic Surgery Clinic:
Dr. Michael J. Weinberg

1-66 Avenue Road
Toronto, ON M5R 3N8
(416) 207-9090

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


The Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic:
Michael Weinberg, MD

247 Queensway West
Mississauga, ON L5B 1B9
(905) 273-3045

Monday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.