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Permanent Makeup at Art of SKIN

Look Always Ready with Permanent Makeup

Tired of filling in your eyebrows with a pencil so they look fuller?
Do you have an active lifestyle and wearing makeup gets in the way?
Are you a busy mom who wants one less thing to do in the morning?
Do you have mobility problems and applying makeup is tricky?

Have you considered permanent makeup? It’s a new treatment available at Art of SKIN and we are excited to educate you on how it works.

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Winter Skincare Tips for Rosacea and Eczema

Living with chronic skin conditions like rosacea and eczema can be a tricky to manage during the cold winter months. It doesn’t help with Alberta temperature swings, cold dry air and warming up in hot ski chalets – the mix of extreme temperatures can make anyone with these skin conditions run for the hills.

The cause of these conditions is unknown. Rosacea often shows up as redness or flushing in the face and eczema as flaky patches of skin. But if you suffer from either condition, there’s hope; they can be effectively calmed and reduced with the right types of skin care.

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Combining your calling with an entrepreneurial spirit

There are several traits all entrepreneurs share, one of which is a desire to challenge the status quo.

Founder of Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Paul Lubitz, has this trait in spades. When starting out as a dermatologist, rather than joining an established practice in an urban area, he opted to venture forth on his own and establish his first private dermatology clinic in Edmonton, Alberta in 2003. Dr. Paul Lubitz’s current clinic, Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, located in the picturesque town of Canmore, Alberta, has given the population there the chance to receive specialized dermatological services that they previously would have had to travel to Calgary or beyond for.

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The Secret to an Amazing Body

All the exercise in the world will not shrink loose abdominal skin. In many cases, such skin has lost its elasticity, has stretch marks and physically cannot snap back. Okay, the “Debbie Downer” moment is over. We are here to tell you that there is a solution and it’s called SculpSure!

This new light-based body contouring treatment uses laser-based technology to selectively target and destroy fat cells without affecting the skin’s surface, requiring no surgery or downtime.

Arrive at our boutique clinic, and in 25 minutes, with no sedation and no needles, experience this procedure, and then go right back to your normal routine.

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Facing The Truth About Sunscreen

Dozens of products for sunscreen and sunblock line the shelves of drugstores and supermarkets everywhere, not to mention the ongoing debate on the safety of using mineral vs chemical sunscreens. Confused? Not to worry, we’ve done our homework and have broken down the differences between these sunscreens; what we found may shock you.

Chemical Sunscreens

Commonly these are spray-on sunscreens and/or ones that are most readily available in stores.  A lot of them absorb the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, transforming UV rays into heat and infrared light.  Because there is an “exchange” that happens with chemical sunscreens they can break down over a 2-3 hour time period, which makes the protective qualities no longer viable.  Chemical sunscreens use only non-mineral, or chemical, active ingredients such as oxybenzone, oxtinoxate, and octisalate.

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Dr. Paul Lubitz: Remember Melanoma Awareness Starts with “Me”

Art of Skin’s Dr. Paul Lubitz On What to Know About Chronic Sun Damage

As most of us know, young, healthy-looking skin is something that’s almost universally admired and desired. Unfortunately, long-term exposure to the sun can significantly lesson our chances of maintaining the appearance of clear, and healthy skin.

For many of us, especially those who enjoy exercising outdoors, some degree of sun exposure is a reality. However, that does not mean that we shouldn’t be aware of the effects of excessive sun damage on our skin or what can happen to our skin if we do not take steps to regularly protect it from sun exposure.

The reality is that significant long-term sun exposure causes premature aging and deterioration of the skin, the development of precancerous and skin cancer lesions and other consequences to one’s skin health and appearance. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, as for example when one goes tanning or sunbathing, is the most significant reason for premature aging of skin.

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Dr. Lubitz discusses: How stress affects the skin

Dr. Paul Lubitz discusses: How stress affects the skin

A recent medical study out of Philadelphia shows an even greater correlation between anxiety and common dermatological conditions.

We have all heard stories about a student stressing out about an exam and waking up with a giant pimple, or of executives being so exhausted from work they experience mild hair loss. Stress and anxiety may be internal emotions. However, they often manifest themselves through our skin and hair health.

The relationship between dermatological health and anxiety was a focus topic at this year’s annual Anxiety and Depression Association of America Annual Meeting, where the study’s results were made public. The authors of the report examined how patient’s mental health issues often went undiagnosed when they sought dermatological outpatient services.

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Dr. Paul Lubitz at Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery: When to book a skin cancer screening and what to expect

Dr. Paul Lubitz: When to book a skin cancer screening and what to expect

As Cancer Awareness Month (March) draws to a close and the weather begins to warm up, it’s a particularly appropriate time to highlight the importance of protecting against and early detection of skin cancer. Many people are still unaware that skin cancer is the most pervasive form of cancer. In fact, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, over the last three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined.

This shocking statistic is attributed to all the multiple forms of skin cancer, with the most invasive and serious form being melanoma. Even though melanoma accounts for roughly 1 percent of skin cancer cases, it carries the highest mortality rate. An estimated 1,150 Canadians die annually from the disease and it’s reported that every 52 minutes an American dies from melanoma and related complications.

To avoid being one of the new diagnoses, it’s crucial that you protect and monitor your skin. When found early enough, almost all skin cancers are treatable and not life threatening.

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Dr. Lubitz: Warm weather doesn’t lessen skin’s importance

Dr. Paul Lubitz: “warm winter doesn’t lessen skin’s importance”

The unseasonably warm fall and early winter has caused many to fall behind in their winter skin care maintenance. With temperatures forecasted to continue to dip below or hover around zero in the mountain regions over the next few weeks, the time has never been better to pay attention to a winter skin care regimen.

Most of us know of the importance of gentle skin exfoliating and moisturizing. However, both are particularly important during winter months for reasons you may not have even thought of. Exfoliating sloughs away dead skin cells, leaving smooth, healthy skin that’s free to breathe and soak in moisturizer. Experts recommend using a gentle exfoliant at least twice a week during the winter (November through March) to prevent dead skin build up.

While exfoliating is a crucial pre-moisturizer routine that ensures maximum absorption of moisturizer, many of us don’t realize there is a small window of time when it is paramount to apply an appropriate moisturizer. While the majority of us dry our faces completely before applying our moisturizing creams and gels, dermatologists actually warn against this. Instead, dermatologists recommend that moisturizers be applied to damp skin within three minutes after washing and cleansing your face.

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