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Treatment Options For Varicose Veins

varicose veinsThose visible veins are called Varicose Veins, which appear on your legs and feet are embarrassing and often uncomfortable. Are they red and blue and cause symptoms such as leg heaviness, swelling, or fatigue in your legs?

Whether you are concerned about their appearance, the discomfort, or both, Art of SKIN offers a couple numerous innovative and safe solutions!

Our Innovative Treatment Options for Varicose Veins

At Art of SKIN, we find a treatment option that is specific to your needs. With recent advances in technology, most symptomatic varicose veins can be safely and effectively treated via one of these two treatments:

  • Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

This treatment involves no anesthesia and can be performed quickly from within our office. It is a small injection of fluid into the vein, which causes it to seal shut. It is then absorbed into the body over the following 2-3 months. No more unsightly veins!

Endovenous Laser Ablation

On the other hand, this treatment involves the use of one of our state-of-the-art lasers to seal off varicose veins, diverting blood flow to healthy veins. Another minimally invasive procedure!

Both of these treatments are beneficial for both cosmetic and symptomatic reasons.

Let us assess and treat your veins!

Left untreated, varicose veins can lead to more serious problems such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a serious condition requiring immediate medical attention. If you are concerned about your veins, schedule a visit with us where we can look into the best treatment option for the underlying cause of your dilated, damaged, veins.

If you are bothered by persistent, increasing, or unsightly blood vessels on your legs, it is important that you know that these can be successfully treated in a minimally invasive way with a variety of treatment modalities.

Not all physicians are accredited to perform the procedure and you need to have an approved Non-Hospital Surgical Facility.

Note that new patients not previously seen at our centre and wishing to have a medical assessment of their veins by Dr. Lubitz (complete vascular assessment) will require a referral from their physician.

 

Catherine Lubitz

Catherine Lubitz, Owner & Operations Manager at Art of SKIN

Catherine started her career path in the field of esthetics and quickly discovered that specializing in the skin was the most rewarding and ultimately, her passion. As the mother of a cancer survivor, mom of two boys, and a cancer survivor herself, Catherine runs a growing medical aesthetics and dermatology business with her husband.

 

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The Pros and Cons of Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer Art of SkinMoving fat from your hips and thighs and injecting it into your face, breasts or bottom may seem like a dream come true—and for some, it is. The process, called fat transfer or fat grafting, involves removing fat from one part of the body via a gentle liposuction and then injecting it elsewhere. It works well all over the body but is most commonly used on the face to enhance cheeks, to fill hollow lower eyelids, and/or build up areas that have lost volume due to aging. It’s also commonly used to plump up bottoms and to increase breast size and improve breast shape.

Traditional plastic surgery with implants requires an incision, creating a “pocket,” and placing the implant into that pocket before stitching to finish. In fat transfer, there is only a small incision and almost no cutting, says Dr. Paul Lubitz. Injecting into smaller areas of the face, like the cheeks, lower eyelid hollows, and lips will cost less since you’ll only need a partial liposuction.

The ideal candidate is in search of relatively small enhancement to her breasts, has a natural lift with good bust contour, and has excess body fat to remove. In reality, most women are seeking much more of a size increase and change in shape and lift than fat transfer can currently offer.

Anyone who wants more than a very modest size change will require multiple injection sessions to work up the results – and even then, there is only so much healthy tissue that can be harvested and injected, says Dr. Lubitz.

So-called “lunchtime” filler procedures like Juvederm that plump up the lips and cheeks require no downtime or special care afterward. Fat transfer involves minimal downtime and normally less swelling than Hyaluronic Acid Fillers. Bruising may be equally present with both procedures.

Pros

  • Autologous fat (from your own body), as opposed to dermal fillers, replaces “like with like,” reducing the chance of allergic reactions to foreign substances.
  • Fat transfer results are natural, long lasting and safe.
  • Because you’re injecting your body with something produced by your body, some people consider it “natural” filler.

Cons

  • It is time-consuming to prepare fat tissue before transferring it, compared to dermal fillers, which are prepackaged.
  • For augmentation, you may require multiple sessions to achieve your desired breast or buttock size
  • A portion of fat will naturally absorb and effectively “disappear” as you heal. In order to prevent fat from reabsorbing, there shouldn’t be too much movement of the injected area right after surgery. Areas that shift a lot, like the lips, typically don’t hold on to fat very well. Pressure is also hard on the transfer—fat that is injected into the butt can easily dissipate if patients sit on their bottoms a lot during the first couple weeks of recovery
  • If you have a history of breast cancer in your family, it’s not recommended you get a fat transfer, as the injected cells can get in the way of certain breast cancer screenings, says Dr. Lubitz

Are you a good candidate for a fat transfer?

You must have donor sites from which fat can be taken. It is important that you do not have any circulation problems, either from a medical condition or smoking.

Facial fat transfer: If you have facial creases, such as laugh lines, smile lines, and crow’s-feet, fat can be removed from your abdomen, thighs, or other areas and be injected into your face. Acne scars and sunken areas of the face, lips, and cheeks can also be filled in. Dr. Lubitz can even use grafted fat to minimize lines between your nose and mouth, correct skin depressions or indentations and minimize forehead wrinkles.

Breast reconstruction: If you have breast defects following lumpectomy for breast cancer, or after having children, fat grafting is an effective method for filling in these defects. Fat grafting is also an option for total breast reconstruction following mastectomy; however, to achieve sufficient breast volume, this is usually a multistage process that requires at least two to four sequential fat grafting procedures.

Buttock augmentation: Many people who desire a fuller, more rounded buttock will opt for a “Brazilian butt lift,” which uses fat transfer to provide a more curvaceous buttock without the use of an implant. Liposuction is commonly used to both sculpt the surrounding area and collect the autologous fat to be injected.

Hand rejuvenation: Fat transfer into your hands can “plump up” the thin, wrinkled areas, covering underlying vessels and tendons and improving the quality of your skin over time.

If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.

Catherine LubitzCatherine Lubitz
Owner & Operations Manager at Art of SKIN
Catherine started her career path in the field of esthetics and quickly discovered that specializing in the skin was the most rewarding and ultimately, her passion. As the mother of a cancer survivor, mom of two boys, Catherine runs a growing medical aesthetics and dermatology business with her husband.

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INFINI™ Skin Tightening

If you were to write a love note to yourself, what would it say? We tend to be really good at pointing out our flaws, but instead, how about focusing on what you can do about them. Like a bit of maintenance to help you love your body again and be pleased with yourself. At Art of SKIN, we can turn that love note into a love book.

Our board-certified dermatologists believe that the best treatments are the ones that stimulate your skin to heal itself. That’s why we are excited to offer INFINI™, a remarkable skin smoothing and tightening treatment. It combines the benefits of radiofrequency (RF) energy and micro needling to activate collagen production and contraction, restoring more youthful skin from within.

One Single Procedure, Multiple Benefits

The INFINI™ device is the RF skin tightening technology many have been waiting for. It utilizes microneedles to deliver RF energy with a precision that has been unattainable until now, for superior collagen remodeling, stimulation, and contraction. What does that mean for you?

With less downtime, reduced discomfort, and fewer treatments,INFINI™ can improve:

  • Sagging skin along the jawline
  • Acne scars or pockmarks on the cheeks or forehead
  • Fine lines or laxity in the neck

INFINI™ delivers pulses of high-intensity RF energy to precise depths through very fine, gold-coated microneedles. The needles create tiny channels, allowing the heat energy to bypass the outer layer of skin. This enables us to heat the deeper levels to the higher temperatures required for optimal collagen contraction, without injury to the surface skin. Therefore INFINI™ can be used to treat all skin types.

As an added benefit, the penetration of the needles has also been shown to mechanically stimulate collagen production. INFINI™ is different from many other skin tightening devices because it allows the practitioner to choose a precise depth and intensity of energy delivery, creating customized results for each patient.

Your Treatment

First, we will clean your face, then apply a topical anesthetic. Dr. Lubitz (a board-certified dermatologist) then applies the INFINI handpiece to your skin over the areas to be treated. The microneedles penetrate your skin using INFINI™’s ComfortFlow™ technology, delivering quick bursts of RF energy, each lasting only a fraction of a second.

MostINFINI™ procedures take about 30 minutes. After treatment, redness is common but is easily covered with makeup or tinted sunscreen. Results emerge gradually as collagen contracts and regenerate; your doctor will discuss this in more detail during your consultation.

INFINI Radiofrequency

INFINI™ Radiofrequency is a minimally invasive treatment that can improve sagging skin, wrinkles as well as various skin texture issues, such as scarring and large pores. A handheld device with microneedles is pressed against the skin, sending radiofrequency energy to multiple layers below the surface. The combination of micro needling and radiofrequency stimulates the body’s natural collagen and healing processes, without the downtime of more invasive procedures.

As opposed to other radiofrequency platforms that treat the skin from the outside in, INFINI™ uses single-use gold-plated microneedles to deliver energy directly to the dermis, therefore, stimulating collagen growth and tissue tightening. This unique and innovative technology protects the top layer of the skin, allowing treatments on all skin types, even tanned skin.

As with traditional micro needling and resurfacing treatments, you can combine PRP (platelet-rich plasma) with your treatment. PRP releases growth factors into the skin to help accelerate the body’s own repair process and assist with the stimulation of new collagen and elastin.

 

Catherine LubitzCatherine Lubitz, Owner & Operations Manager at Art of SKIN

Catherine started her career path in the field of esthetics and quickly discovered that specializing in the skin was the most rewarding and ultimately, her passion. As the mother of a cancer survivor, mom of two boys, and a cancer survivor herself, Catherine runs a growing medical aesthetics and dermatology business with her husband.

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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 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.

What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup (also called: micro-pigmentation, derma-pigmentation, permanent cosmetics and cosmetic tattooing) is a specialized technique of cosmetic tattoo that is used to achieve a long-lasting look that mimics makeup.  The pigmentation is deposited within the upper dermal layer of the skin.

Although it is called permanent makeup, it does fade over time due to the structure of the pigment molecules changing. Touch up procedures may be necessary to maintain results over time.  Plus, individual colour tastes change over time as well, so the black liner might look better as dark brown or the dramatic red lips might look better as a softer neutral red 5 years later.

Permanent Makeup Treatment Options

Micro-blading eyebrows

This is now one of the most common forms of permanent makeup currently being performed.  A blade is used to etch pigment into the skin. Mimicking a hair strand, strokes can be etched both fine and thicker, the deeper the pigment is etched into the skin, the broader the hair stroke.

Brow-fill treatments 

Achieved by using a permanent makeup tattooing machine to fill the area in full. This is a longer treatment than Micro-blading and the pigment will last much longer as it is denser and placed deeper in the skin.

Lips

Lips can be filled, lined, straightened, rounded and even create a pout illusion.  During your lip treatment, a permanent makeup tattooing machine will be used to deposit the pigment in linear fashion deeper in the skin. At Art of SKIN we don’t allow our patients to experience unnecessary pain. Before your treatment, we can give you a full dental block so the procedure isn’t uncomfortable.

Eye Liner

Eye Liner is applied with a permanent makeup tattooing machine.  This area can also encompass lash enhancement.  Whether you are looking at wanting a lash enhancement, permanent wet/dry pigment liner, a fine line or wing-tipped liner all will save you time each morning.  The newest term in eyeliner is “En fleek” which is a well-defined line, instead of a fade or ombré look.  During the eyeliner treatment, a topical anesthetic is applied to the skin before and during the treatment.  After the treatment, you will be able to see the results immediately.

Educate yourself

We placed information on what to expect from permanent makeup on our website. <<add PERMANENT MAKEUP page link >>   At Art of SKIN we use only Health Canada Approved Pigments   We are also an approved non-hospital surgical facility, we follow strict guidelines for sterilization procedures and the restriction of cross contamination. Learn more about our practice.

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Catherine LubitzCatherine Lubitz, Owner & Operations Manager at Art of SKIN

Catherine started her career path in the field of esthetics and quickly discovered that specializing in the skin was the most rewarding and ultimately, her passion. As the mother of a cancer survivor, mom of two boys, and a cancer survivor herself, Catherine runs a growing medical aesthetics and dermatology business with her husband.

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How to Get Glowing Wedding Skin

Countdown tips on how to get your skin in top-notch shape before your wedding.

All eyes will be on you on your BIG day. And you want glowing skin for the walk down the aisle, but how do you achieve this? We’ve got the inside scoop from Dr. Paul Lubitz — like when to schedule facials and treatments before the ‘I dos’, as well as beauty basics.

Four to Six Months Prior

Schedule a Visit with Your Dermatologist

If you have major skin concerns like acne and uneven pigmentation, it’s best to get the situation under control well in advance. In addition, brown spots, fine lines, pores, and redness can be attended to with lasers.

You can book resurfacing treatments like Cynosure SmartSkin CO2 laser. But because it may require multiple sessions and several months to see their cumulative benefits, “you need to start as early as possible,” explains Dr. Lubitz. This is also the right time to schedule a series of derm-administered light peels or microdermabrasion on both the face and body—especially if your dress exposes the décolleté, shoulders, back, or legs.

To determine whether laser skin resurfacing with CO2 laser is a good option for you, we would be happy to offer you a complimentary consultation.

If laser isn’t your thing, we have a range of skin care products that can tackle acne and premature aging. The Obagi Nu-Derm System (when combined with prescription Tretinoin) is clinically proven to help address the signs of aging in all skin types.

In a study of the Nu-Derm System with Tretinoin, at week 24:

  • 96% of patients showed an improvement in dark spots and discoloration
  • 100% of patients reported it was “more effective” or “much more effective” than other medications they had tried
  • 96% of patients were no longer very embarrassed or very self-conscious about their skin.

Dr. Lubitz and his staff have over 15 years of experience successfully utilizing Obagi Skin Products with their patients.

“Shrink” Your Pores With Microneedling

We want to give it to you straight, so first, the bad news: You can’t change the size of your pores. “The deeper a pore is, the bigger it looks on the skin’s surface,” says Dr Lubitz. The good news: You can minimize the depth of your pores to make them seem smaller. “Microneedling, glycolic acid and other chemical peels will exfoliate layers of bad skin and minimize pore surface,” Lubitz says.

Typically a series of 3 – 6 treatments is recommended depending upon your area of correction and concern. Treatments are usually spaced in 4-week intervals. Patients with deep wrinkles, advanced sun damage, prominent stretch marks, and significant scarring usually require 6 or more treatments to achieve the desired results.

Three Months Prior

Schedule Professional Facials

Your wedding is the perfect excuse for some extra pampering. You’ll want to book monthly facials to really refresh your skin. Our experienced aestheticians at Art of SKIN will massage your skin, scalp and décolleté to stimulate blood circulation and keep your skin looking healthy. You can also request extractions. This is when you can get all the dirt out of your pores. The process takes preparation and special techniques that, if done at home, can lead to irritation, or worse, scarring.

Our fave at home skin care products:

  • FIFTH ELEMENT advanced cellular skin care’s Pumpkin Cleanser  It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties making it an ideal for reducing black heads and pimples
  • GliSODin’s Advanced Skin Brightening Formula is formulated with nutraceuticals to promote an even skin tone and a healthy complexion

Make Time for a Complexion Check-In

Book an appointment with your Art of SKIN so we can see how your skin is responding to any new prescriptions and products, says Dr. Lubitz. At this point, there is still time to tweak your regimen so you get the best results by your wedding day.

Two Months Prior

Wear SPF 50+…Even On Your Lips

This is a given but so easily overlooked to protect your skin from UV rays. If you spend lots of time outdoors, especially in windy weather, protect your face and lips. Keep in mind, it’s easier to prevent your lips from getting chapped than it is to repair them if they’re already dry and cracked. We love love love (like, really love) these mineral sunscreens:

Permanent Makeup Solutions

Do your brows need filling? Do your lips need to be filled, lined, straightened, or rounded? Maybe you’d like to have eye liner applied. Save time on your wedding day with permanent makeup. Explore your options and what to expect by booking a complimentary appointment.

Art of SKIN is an approved Non-Hospital Surgical Facility, we follow strict guidelines for sterilization procedures and the restriction of cross contamination.

One Month Prior

To boost your pre-ceremony glow, have your dermatologist do a gentle exfoliation, like a light chemical peel or a gentle laser treatment, says Dr. Lubitz. Compound the effects by drinking loads of water, getting adequate sleep, exercising, and maintaining a well-balanced diet. He also cautions against trying any new products or aggressive at home treatments. Instead, stick to wearing extra sun protection, using a mild exfoliator, and applying moisturizer regularly to your face and body.

Reduce Sunspots With a Chemical Peel

Peels are designed to slough off dead skin and bring new, fresh skin to the surface. To make the most of these spa treatments, you’ll want to book a series of peels. In our practice, the most commonly used superficial peeling agent is glycolic acid (a natural product derived from sugar cane). Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is used as the mid depth peeling agent, and has been safely used in medicine for over 150 years. All patients will receive a consultation prior to treatment. During the consultation, we will discuss whether a chemical peel treatment is the best treatment option in your particular case, the areas to be treated, and the degree of treatment desired to achieve the best results.

Three Weeks Prior

Shampoo Your Makeup Brushes

Every time you swipe on your blush with a dirty brush, you add a layer of acne-causing bacteria to your skin. Cleaning your brushes is easy: Just suds them with shampoo, rinse them and hang them to air-dry with the bristles facing down. It will make your makeup colors truer too.

One Week Prior

Make smart food choices

Cut out salt, dairy, sugar, and bread from your diet. Oh, and booze too! It is all in the name of depuffing. Book a depuffing facial “As much as you should avoid it, many brides end up trying to manage stress with wine that last week, which leads to puffiness,” says Dr. Lubitz.

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Catherine LubitzCatherine Lubitz, Owner & Operations Manager at Art of SKIN

Catherine started her career path in the field of esthetics and quickly discovered that specializing in the skin was the most rewarding and ultimately, her passion. As the mother of a cancer survivor, mom of two boys, and a cancer survivor herself, Catherine runs a growing medical aesthetics and dermatology business with her husband.

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Can You Afford Injectable Face and Body Fillers?

When it comes to anti-aging skincare, many of us have medicine cabinets bursting with moisturizers, serums, and cleansers. But mention the words “injections” or “non-invasive plastic surgery,” and there’s a chance the response will come in the form of a whispered confession: there’s no way I could afford that kind of treatments.

Not long ago, dermatological skin tweaks existed almost exclusively for well-heeled women who needn’t ask about prices. But times have changed. Younger women, some on the earlier side of their 20s, are certain that fillers, and Botox, is actually more cost-effective in the long run. Keep in mind, Art of SKIN has payment plans available.

Volume RestorationWe all know that over time, skin loses volume and facial contours may sag.  Exposure to sun and years of muscle movement (squinting, chewing, smiling) contribute to tissue breakdown of the skin. Aging is not-kind to our skin. To combat this, we use many different volumetric or dermal fillers of the Hyaluronic class. (BTW Hyaluronic acid is a natural filler substance in your body).

Facial fillers are temporary to long-lasting solutions administered through a few tiny facial injections on specific areas of the face.

Dr. Lubitz, a licensed and experienced dermatologist, personally performs all dermal filler injections. He’s been doing this 15+ years and is recognized as a national expert and leader in the field of volumetric filling, enhancement, and facial rejuvenation.

The average length of filler injections is about 10 to 20 minutes per session, depending on the individual and the number of areas being treated. Dermal filler injections require very minimal downtime, allowing patients to return to work and their normal activities directly following treatment.

In general, the results from most injectable fillers are temporary; commonly lasting from a few months to about a year. This depends on the type of facial fillers or filler injections used. For optimal results, additional treatment sessions are encouraged.

Before long, you’ll see a return of your youthful appearance with less fine lines and sagging skin. Perfect for high-school or family reunions, and even weddings. Say yaaaaas!

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Catherine LubitzCatherine Lubitz, Owner & Operations Manager at Art of SKIN

Catherine started her career path in the field of esthetics and quickly discovered that specializing in the skin was the most rewarding and ultimately, her passion. As the mother of a cancer survivor, mom of two boys, and a cancer survivor herself, Catherine runs a growing medical aesthetics and dermatology business with her husband.

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SculpSure: 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.

When you at Art of SKIN and in 25 minutes, with no sedation and no needles, you’ll experience this procedure and then go right back to your normal routine. Easy, right?

With results that can be seen in as quickly as six weeks, it’s no wonder that this non-surgical fat-reduction procedure is increasing in popularity.

But how is it that easy? Here’s how:

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure is the first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive melting of fat (lipolysis).  SculpSure uses a sapphire laser diode to create a wavelength (1064nm) that penetrates through the skin, without causing damage to the skin. This is infrared light is the same light that heats the earth’s air.  This specific wavelength passes through the skin layers (epidermis and dermis) and heats the fat in the same way infrared light passes into your car without damaging the glass while creating heat inside the car.  Once the fat hits about 112F (45C), it breaks down. The fat cells that are damaged during the treatment are cleared away by your lymphatic system, the same way your body heals itself from a cut or bruise, and are eliminated as waste over time.  Macrophages, a type of cell that responds to injury, reach the site at about 4 weeks and digests the dead fat cells. Between 12-24 weeks, fibroblasts arrive and lay down new collagen, which explains the skin tightening effect. So, unlike older generation treatments that shrunk fat cells, these fat cells are dead and gone permanently.

Watch Catherine demonstrate a SculpSure treatment:

 

Is it safe?

This technology has been around since 1960 when the first visible light laser was created. Laser diodes are used in optical fiber Christmas trees, compact disc (CD) players, laser printers, remote-control devices, intrusion detection systems, etc.  The same laser technology is used to provide aesthetic services such as laser hair removal, skin resurfacing, photo facials, tattoo removal, and now SculpSure.

So, whether you’ve had a baby, lost weight, or want to complement your fitness routine –  we all have a reason to look and feel better about our body.

For more answers, visit our website for more Q & A.

Catherine LubitzCatherine Lubitz, Owner & Operations Manager at Art of SKIN

Catherine started her career path in the field of esthetics and quickly discovered that specializing in the skin was the most rewarding and ultimately, her passion. As the mother of a cancer survivor, mom of two boys, and a cancer survivor herself, Catherine runs a growing medical aesthetics and dermatology business with her husband.

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Winter Skincare Tips for Rosacea and Eczema

Art of SKINLiving with chronic skin conditions like rosacea and eczema can be 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.

How Winter Affect Rosacea and Eczema

Although rosacea is typically experienced year-round with additional flare-ups in winter, eczema is often experienced only in the fall and winter. This is due to the drying effects of the season. Cold winds on exposed skin can aggravate these conditions. The strong heat inside can cause dryness of the skin and aggravate symptoms for sufferers of both skin conditions.

Winter Skin Care Tips for Rosacea and Eczema:

  • Use sunscreen. Year-round.
  • Wear layers of clothing. For some people, overheating of their bodies can worsen rosacea.
  • Use scarves or a ski mask to protect your face from the cold weather. This is especially important on windy days as the wind is extremely drying on your skin.
  • Allow your beverages to cool down a little before drinking them.
  • Lower the temperature of showers and baths.
  • Take breaks from the kitchen. The heat in the kitchen can make rosacea symptoms flare.
  • Use a humidifier.

Try:  Fifth Element MD – Soothing Mask MD This cooling gel mask soothes rosacea-prone skin, and skin that has been stimulated by exfoliation or laser treatments. It also calms skin after it has been stressed by environmental conditions.

If you feel that you may be dealing with eczema, rosacea, or excessively dry skin, please feel free to schedule an appointment with us. We would be very happy to assist you and your skin survives the tough winter conditions.

Catherine LubitzCatherine Lubitz, Owner & Operations Manager at Art of SKIN

Catherine started her career path in the field of esthetics and quickly discovered that specializing in the skin was the most rewarding and ultimately, her passion. As the mother of a cancer survivor, mom of two boys, and a cancer survivor herself, Catherine runs a growing medical aesthetics and dermatology business with her husband.

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Smooth Those Lines With Skin Tightening

Looking for a refreshed youthful appearance with no needles or surgery? Are you searching for a skin tightening option that won’t make you look like you “had something done?”

It’s not fair that as we age, collagen production slows down causing our skin to lose laxity and firmness. Okay, the scientific talk is over, time to focus on smoothing out those wrinkles, fine lines around the eyes, smile lines, frown lines on your forehead, crow’s feet, and other bothersome creases.

Snap your fingers, Pellevé to the rescue.

What is Pellevé?

Pellevé is a safe and effective option that is a series of treatments to boost the collagen rebuilding process. “The Pellevé treatment is a great non-invasive, virtually painless way to revitalize the skin, and can be customized based on the patients’ needs from a full-face treatment to targeting smaller areas, such as crow’s feet,” stated Dr. Paul Lubitz. Unlike other radiofrequency devices, this is done in a very gradual and gentle manner.

How does it work?

The Pellevé system uses radiofrequency technology to gently warm the skin deep beneath the surface, which over time, stimulates the body’s natural production of new collagen. It uses a wavelength that is similar to marine radio and focuses it into the skin. Even 30, 60, 90 days after treatment your body is still working to naturally grow new collagen. This is because Pellevé triggers your body’s natural reaction to rebuild collagen weeks after the procedure, that is why a series of treatments will give you optimal results!

What does treatment involve?

The treatment is very comfortable and no pain is experienced by the patient. This is one of the key advantages of this treatment. Most people actually find it relaxing and enjoyable.

Photo: COURTESY OF S. BENTKOVER MD (after 4 treatments)

What to expect after your treatment

There is usually immediate skin tightening post-treatment. They call this the “instant glow.” Patients have reported that it feels similar to a relaxing hot stone massage. You might have slight redness after the procedure which is caused by your skin’s elevated temperatures during the treatment and will subside soon afterward. You will be able to return to your normal day-to-day activities immediately after your treatment.

Catherine LubitzCatherine Lubitz, Owner & Operations Manager at Art of SKIN

Catherine started her career path in the field of esthetics and quickly discovered that specializing in the skin was the most rewarding and ultimately, her passion. As the mother of a cancer survivor, mom of two boys, and a cancer survivor herself, Catherine runs a growing medical aesthetics and dermatology business with her husband.

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Hair-free Carefree. About Laser Hair Reduction

For people who are tired of shaving, tweezing, and waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal has become the preferred option—and a practical solution.

Laser hair removal is a popular permanent hair removal option that destroys the hair follicle to reduce hair growth.

You can get it done anywhere on the body, our devices can cover large places fast. Legs, back, underarms, bikini line, stomach, face…There is no limit to the places you can get laser hair removal.

  • Lasers are precise, and can selectively target the hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
  • Each laser pulse takes a fraction of a second and can treat an area with each pulse instead of one follicle at a time like electrolysis.
  • Laser settings can be adjusted to suit your specific skin tone and hair colour.

When it comes to pain level, we make every effort to make the procedure as pain-free as possible, we have the benefit of using air cooling during the treatment. This allows us to cool the skin before, during and after each pulse.  Any discomfort will progressively be less painful as treatments continue and the hair becomes finer.

The average number of visits necessary to see permanent hair reduction is four to six—but some people respond well in two sessions, and others need a dozen. There’s also a rest period in between sessions depending on the hair growth cycles, so now is a good time to book a consult to be ready in time for this summer.

At Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser, and Cosmetic Surgery, we use a variety of state-of-the-art laser and light energy devices for hair reduction, so you’ll be treated with the safest, most effective one for your skin color and hair type.

Make an appointment for a consultation. During your visit, we will assess your skin type and suitability for hair removal treatment and design the best permanent hair removal plan for you.

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Catherine LubitzCatherine Lubitz, Owner & Operations Manager at Art of SKIN

Catherine started her career path in the field of esthetics and quickly discovered that specializing in the skin was the most rewarding and ultimately, her passion. As the mother of a cancer survivor, mom of two boys, and a cancer survivor herself, Catherine runs a growing medical aesthetics and dermatology business with her husband.

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