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One has only to stroll down the aisle of a major drugstore or department store to be bombarded with advertising for myriad skin care products promising Toronto area women and men miraculous results. How do you choose? How can you sort through all the information out there and decide what's best for your skin?

We make skin care easy at Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery Clinic. Any decisions about skin care should start with an in-depth skin assessment with our physicians, medical aesthetician or registered nurse, which is free and will give solid, scientifically based information on your skin type, what kinds of products can benefit you and what results you can expect. Furthermore, a good skin care regimen should not be exorbitantly expensive. Many department store products contain very small amounts of active ingredients but are displayed in very pricey packaging, which is what you wind up paying for.

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Topical Prescription Skin Creams

A number of well-designed, fairly large scientific studies have demonstrated the usefulness of topical vitamin A, which can be found in a variety of formulas to reduce signs of aging caused by sun damage and improve fine lines and wrinkles. Examples include Renova® and Tazorac®. These products are usually recommended to be applied before bed at night. Benefits can be seen after a number of weeks. They have the virtue of being non-invasive and easy to use. Side effects can include skin irritation, dryness and breakouts. Vitamin A does cause photosensitivity, so sunscreen should be used.

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Sunscreen

Exposure to UV radiation has been proved to increase skin cancer risk as well as the appearance of lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone and texture. If you were to pick one topical agent to use that would significantly protect your skin from the ravages of aging and improve your skin's health, it should be a high quality sunscreen, which should be applied generously and re-applied frequently when you're going to be exposed to the sun.

Other Topicals

At Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, Dr. Weinberg has carefully assessed a wide variety of skin care products. While he does not endorse one specific product line, he advises choosing treatments with a sound track record and ones that don't contain skin irritants, which can contribute to "inflammaging," a term that reflects the notion that aging of the skin is promoted by low levels of chronic inflammation.

Many of these products contain high levels of vitamin C, copper peptides and other amino acids, antioxidants, hydrating agents such as hyaluronic acid, and compounds such as hydroquinone, retinol, salicylic acid and glycolic acid. Such high levels cannot be found in over-the-counter products. These products can improve the appearance of fine lines and may be beneficial for treating a variety of skin conditions such as rosacea, excessive dryness, excessive oiliness and acne.

Below, you will find information on a range of skin care products, including

Obagi

Obagi Products in MississaugaFamous for dramatic results, Obagi® products contain high percentages of many ingredients thought to be beneficial to skin appearance. The main Obagi line is the Nu-Derm® system, a transforming program of skin care designed to reduce the appearance of uneven pigmentation and fine lines. The Obagi Professional-C Serums™ are designed to maintain skin health by preventing oxidative stress, while ELASTIderm® is specifically designed to improve the look of skin around the eyes. The CLENZIderm M.D.™ Systems are designed for oily, acne prone skin.

  • CLENZIderm: This anti-acne system contains 5% liquefied benzoyl peroxide, which has been shown to penetrate skin follicles in a superior manner to over-the-counter preparations, which contain benzoyl peroxide crystals. High concentrations of benzoyl peroxide kill 3 of the leading bacterial causes of acne. The system has the advantage of simplicity and ease of use, as there are 3 straightforward steps. Step 1, the cleanser, contains salicylic acid and soothing menthol. Step 2, the pore preparation treatment, contains 2% salicylic acid and alcohol along with menthol. Step 3, the serum gel, contains 5% benzoyl peroxide.
  • Nu-Derm: The Obagi Nu-Derm® system is a very corrective line that is designed to address signs of skin aging, including wrinkles and lax skin, as well as mottled hyperpigmentation (uneven pigment, brown spots) and sallowness. It contains hydroquinone, a recognized lightning and brightening agent. The system provides for great flexibility, and the components are varied to assist all skin types, including normal to oily, normal to dry, and sensitive. It can also be helpful for adults with oily skin that is acne prone. It can be administered in a gradual protocol, a standard protocol, a moderately aggressive protocol or a very aggressive protocol depending on the degree of correction needed. The Nu-Derm system is used in combination with prescription Retin-A. Patients typically go through a reaction phase, during which there is a lot of cell turnover and possibly flaking and redness. There are products that can reduce this redness and be soothing during this time, such as Nu-Derm Comfort Gel. Patients then pass into the tolerance phase, and ultimately the corrected phase, when the complexion is smooth and evenly toned without blemishes. Thereafter, it is just about maintenance.
  • Rosaclear: Rosacea is a skin condition associated with flushing (often in response to alcohol or spices), broken blood vessels and break outs. The Obagi Rosaclear® System is one of the few skin care products specifically designed for patients with rosacea. It can be used with or without topical prescription metronidazole, an antibiotic also useful for rosacea. Containing gentle emollients and active ingredients such as ASA, the Rosaclear cleanser and moisturizer are very popular among rosacea sufferers.

SkinMedica

SkinMedica in Mississauga

Developed by a renowned American dermatologist, SkinMedica® products are sought after for their advanced use of growth factors, antioxidants, retinol, and other skin-enhancing compounds. SkinMedica has received regular praise in the media, with coverage from The Dr. Oz Show, NBC's Today show, The Doctors, The View, Good Morning America, Harper's Bazaar, Shape, Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and WebMD magazine. Some of the line's leading products include TNS Recovery Serum®, TNS Recovery Complex®, Lytera® Skin Brightening System, TNS Illuminating Eye Cream®, and Scar Recovery Gel with Centelline™ for postoperative healing.

Clayton Shagal

Clayton Shagal in MississaugaDo you find that your skin tends to break out or reacts poorly to many skin care products? Clayton Shagal® collagen- and elastin-containing moisturizers may be ideal for you. Excellent for hydration, their collagen-gel products are ideal for sensitive skins, and many people who develop rashes with other products tolerate Clayton Shagal products well. Ideal for improving the water content of skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines, these products are great for oily-skinned or acne-prone individuals. They can be used in combination with drying acne medications, and will smooth and soothe without any greasiness.

Book an appointment for a free Skin Care Consultation with our aesthetician or registered nurse, and take the first step toward a healthier, more glowing complexion, by requesting an appointment onlinerequesting an appointment online or calling 905-273-3045 (Mississauga) or 416-207-9090 (Toronto).

Dr. Weinberg does not endorse or lend his name to any specific product, medication, or device. The information on this page is meant to familiarize prospective patients with some of the commonly available treatments/products and devices in use for specific issues and is intended for general educational purposes only. Decisions regarding treatments in a specific patient must be made in the context of a medical 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.

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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.