June 2012 Newsletter

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It's supposed to get hot and steamy this summer. We say, "Bring it on!" With the best selection ever in UV protection, we have you covered.

Don't like the sticky feel, shiny look or beachy smell of your sunscreen? No worries. We have fantastic, light-as-air sunscreen lotion from La Roche-Posay® that you won't even feel on your face. And La Roche's sunscreen sticks are No. 1 for that oh-so-necessary re-application on the golf course or tennis court with total convenience. Need extra protection for a very fair complexion? Our SPF 85 by Galderma® will not let you down. And again, it has no greasy feel or shiny look.

Clinic News

You may have noticed a friendly new face at the front desk. We are very pleased to welcome Aggie, the newest member of our MCSC team. Aggie comes to us with an excellent background in administration and customer service. She is replacing Naina, who has returned to school to pursue a career in medicine. We wish Naina all the very best.

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This past month, Dr. Schiffer and Dr. Weinberg attended another installment of Cosmetic Update, a prestigious, invitation-only conference that brings together the top injection specialists and cosmetic surgeons from across Canada for a stimulating series of discussions on far-ranging topics. The meeting included a demonstration of new injection techniques for dermal fillers using reconstitution and cannulas instead of needles, as well as talks on new skin-tightening technologies, patient education tools that use iPad applications, and the latest information on breast implants. This year's conference was at the new Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, which proved to be an ideal setting for lively discussion.


This month, turn back the clock with the perfect combo of volumizing and skin rejuvenation in our Spring Beauty Basics Package. First: hydrate, nourish and protect your complexion with a Hydrating Facial by our talented medical aesthetician, Suzanne. Then: volumize with 1 syringe of Juvéderm® VOLUMA®, the thickest of the JUVÉDERM family and possibly the longest-lasting of the hyaluronic dermal fillers. Voluma is perfect for restoring youthful contours to the cheeks, chin and jawline. Finally: finish off with the perfect summer-simple, home-skin-care regimen, the Cellular Repair System by SwissTEC™. Do other skin care products cause you to break out or get irritated? Then, the Cellular Repair System is for you. Packing a powerful anti-aging punch, but never irritating, it provides excellent skin care for a broad range of skin types in 3 easy steps with 3 ideal products: cleanser, moisturizer and exfoliant. Full Value $1,025. The promotional price – for this month only – is $700! See below for details.

Updates in Cosmetic Medicine

As many of you know, the Liposonix® high-intensity-ultrasound fat-reduction system has been available here in Canada for quite some time. Initially approved for use on the abdomen, it now is officially approved for non-invasive fat reduction on hip rolls ("love handles") and thighs. In contrast to many of the other fat-burning technologies that have come available in Canada during the past couple of years, Liposonix results have been excellent, with a high level of patient satisfaction reported. Recently, Liposonix was made available in the United States, and the preliminary reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. You can view excellent new reports about Liposonix at:

How to get a Face 'Lift' Without Surgery

A common complaint among many men and women is about sagging around the chin and jawline with early signs of jowls. The definitive fix for this problem is, of course, a surgical facelift. Toronto patients may already be aware that this involves repositioning and tightening the muscular underpinnings of the face and excision of excess skin. The remaining skin is re-draped and pulled taut. However, these days, many people can postpone facelift surgery for several years through the clever use of injectables– and sometimes with the addition of skin-tightening technologies such as Thermage® and Exilis.

Many people already know that so-called "puppet lines" or "marionette lines" from mouth to chin can be softened with the use of dermal fillers such as Restylane® and JUVÉDERM. Toronto patients will be interested to know, however, that judicious use of filler injections higher up in the cheek, close to the hairline, can sometimes provide additional improvement to the appearance of the jawline and chin. When applied with a "roll and inject" technique in the lateral parts of the face, the filler can be used to pin or tack up sagging skin, providing support and augmenting the cheek area at the same time. Additional injections along the jawline itself, particularly in the pre-jowl sulcus, can further serve to smooth and straighten the contours of the jaw. Typically, this technique requires a minimum of 2 syringes of filler, and it may require 4 or more, depending on how much skin laxity is present. The effect lasts for many months, and if a touch-up is done at 8 to 10 months, the benefits may last as long as 2 years.

If you are interested in finding out more about injection techniques to improve the look of your lower face and jawline, call 905-273-3045 and book a consultation with Dr. Weinberg or Dr. Schiffer.

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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.