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Four good reasons to care about skin moisturizers

Seasonal weather changes in Canada are notoriously challenging for our skin. Surviving the transition between summer and fall requires wardrobe changes and so it goes with the way we “dress up” our skin. Doctor Jean-François Tremblay, dermatologist, explains in this newsletter why moisturizers are so important in maintaining your skin’s health and beauty.

Why moisturize your skin?

Reason #1: To Maintain good-looking skin

Dehydrated skin invariably has dull-colored complexion as well as becoming rough in texture. Dry skin also tends to look older and more wrinkled than it actually is. The best choice of moisturizer for your skin depends on your skin type. For dry skin individuals, a richer formulation containing ceramides and waterproofing molecules should be considered. For oily skin or acne-prone individuals, oil-free gels or fluids with matifying components are preferred.

 

Reason # 2 to moisturize your skin : To maintain healthy skin

Several skin medical conditions can be adversely affected by dehydration. Eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne are four common examples. Eczema and rosacea almost invariably flare up due to skin dryness and restoring normal skin moisture is an essential part of the treatment. Several acne patients have a tendency to “overdry” their skin using harsh cleansers and drying medicated products. This behavior results in more inflammation and a higher risk of staining and scarring of the skin. Maintaining normal skin hydratation in acne has been shown to improve response to medications including topical vitamin A, benzoyl peroxide and Accutane.

 

Reason # 3 to moisturize your skin : To prevent skin aging

Several scientific studies have shown that chronic skin dryness promotes premature aging and wrinkling. Under dry conditions, dermal collagen production and repair is diminished or shut down. The use of moisturizers containing ceramides, hyaluronic acid and peptides have been to stimulate dermal collagen production and restore youthful skin.

 

Reason # 4 to moisturize your skin : To improve the efficacy of laser treatments and therapeutic topical skin care products.

Recovery time and results after laser treatment are significantly improved with optimal skin hydration. For instance, fading of brown spots after IPL photorejuvenation can be twice faster using a moisturizer containing water-binding molecule such as glycolic acid. Active ingredients found in therapeutic creams such as vitamin A and C, growth factors and peptides penetrate more readily in well hydrated skin. In very dry and flaky skin, the use of an exfoliating moisturizer can also improve water and active ingredient absorption.

 

Best products to moisturize your skin

Here are MédIME staff best product recommendation

Micheline’s pick: SkinMedica HA5ha5_pump_front

This super silky fluid lotion contains 5 hyaluronic acid molecules that moisturize, soothe and reduce fine lines instantly. In addition, HA5 restores the natural protective barrier of the skin making it more resistant to extreme temperatures. His long-lasting action locks in moisture for 8 hours.

 

Marie-Johanne’s pick: VivierSkin Ultra Hydrating Maskmasque-ultra-hydratant-vivier

The VivierSkin Ultra Hydrating Mask is perfect to moisturize and protect dry skin. Its creamy texture is a real moisturizing bath that quenches the skin and brings comfort and suppleness. Rich extracts of shea butter, vitamin E, sweet almond and pumpkin seed leave the skin smooth, firm and reveal its radiance. During cold weather, the mask can be used as a day and night cream for a feeling of extreme comfort. Winter is just around the corner, make sure to get this mask to prevent dryness and dehydration.

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Belkyra: Non-surgical treatment for the double-chin introduced in Montreal at MédIME

Dr Jean-François Tremblay, dermatologist and MédIME introduced in January 2016 Belkyra as a new treatment to reduce neck fat and rejuvenate the jawline and neck contour.

The Belkyra treatment consists in injecting micro droplets of the medication under the skin that results in natural, progressive and permanent reduction of sub-cutaneous. Belkyra is indicated for the treatment of the “double-chin” resulting in the improvement of neck and lower face definition.

To learn more about Belkyra, please read our Belkyra webpage or call for a free cosmetic evaluation with our team: 514-739-7444

Emervel – Beautiful and soft lips for Valentine’s Day

According to the report commissioned by Galderma Canada on the art of attracting kisses, 1000 Canadian respondents confessed having very high expectations when it comes to kissing. Indeed, one in five Canadian has already ended a relationship after a disappointing kiss. The perfect kiss for a Quebecois is soft, long, with eyes closed and mouth open. 1 in 5 women would like to change their lips if to make them more desirable for kissing. They want softer, plumper, more symmetrical and smoother lips. The gold standards defining attractive, beautiful lips are:

  1. a pronounced Cupid bow
  2. a defined outer contour
  3. fleshy lip center and opened lips corners
  4. symmetry in both sides
  5. balanced upper and lower lips

EMERVEL LIPS – For ideal lips

For fuller, more symmetrical, better defined lips and lip contour.

Emervel lips is a safe and non-invasive hyaluronic acid based dermal filler agent that meets the concerns of men and women for lip restoration and to enhance the appearance of the lips.

Emervel lips gently and subtly enhances lip volume and redefines their contours for smooth, fuller and natural looking lips.

”EMERVEL LIPS has all the attributes that a dermal filler agent for the lips should have. The product offers volume, structure and a beautiful definition that is very soft and natural. Patients are always thrilled with the results and say they have none or little swelling and almost no discomfort after the treatment”. -Dr Jean-Francois Tremblay, MD, CM, FRCPC, Dermatologist and medical director at MédIME.

Try the test to evaluate the appearance of your lips at:  http//naturallyemervel.ca/    (Test provided by GALDERMA inc.)

Treatments of Emervel lips are available at MédIME; contact us to book an appointment for a free evaluation with one of our professional technicians.

 

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New! LaserPeel MedIME for improved skin texture and glow.

During this period of the year, we receive several patients a week for consultation regarding the miserable appearance of their skin due to our wintry climate. Dull skin tone, irregular skin colour and texture as well as wrinkles are recurrent issues that we discuss and treat.

In this context, we are glad to introduce this month the new LaserPeel MédIME for improved skin texture and glow.

This signature LaserPeel MédIME treatment combines the Erbium laser technology with hyaluronic acid and growth factors for rapid and durable results.

For more information on LaserPeel MédIME visit the page : LaserPeel MedIME

For a free evaluation with one of our specialized technicians, complete the form or contact us at (514) 739-7444

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The lips – How to correct their small flaws

It is nowadays possible to subtly reshape the lips while keeping them natural and subtly erase the signs of aging. Sausage lips are a thing of the past. There are many lip correction techniques which can be used individually or in combination depending on the problems encountered.

For more plumped lips: the procedure includes injection of hyaluronic acid injected in specific and well targeted areas to define the lips without changing their shape.

Hem lip contour: hyaluronic acid is precisely injected along the edge of the red lip without forgetting Cupid’s bow along its contour. The lips are slightly raised and redesigned as well.

Reduce wrinkles around the lips:

– Injection of hyaluronic acid directly into the wrinkles, but also in the thickness of the lip to restore the volume (the subtle volume obtained reduces out wrinkles on the surface). It is very important to choose a very thin hyaluronic acid texture in order to limit and avoid duck lips.

– Fractional CO2 Laser Sessions: 3 sessions spaced 2 to 3 weeks are required. The laser parameters will be adapted to the severity of wrinkles. The CO2 laser is very effective in treating solar elastosis that often takes place on the upper lip contour, on the white lip.

– Botulinum toxin injection: to smooth wrinkles formed by repeated muscle contractions of the lips, for example in smokers.

Treating marionette lines: one proceeds by hyaluronic acid injections to reduce the appearance of droopy mouth corners which are the result of the loss of the corners of the red lip that goes inward with time.

Correct the gummy smile: It is treated with botulinum toxin injection in the upper lip just below the nostrils. The effect appears after a few days and lasts 4 to 5 months,

To book an appointment to enhance the beauty of your lips just in time for the holidays, complete our appointment form or call at 514-739-7444

 

EMERVEL, the dermal filler that reduces the signs of aging

According to the Grace in Aging survey ordered by Galderma Canada, which produces the new range of Emervel fillers, among Canadian women aged 35-65 years, half of Quebecers (52%) are worried or somewhat worried about the signs of facial aging. Their main concerns are sagging skin (44%) and deep wrinkle (38%). The women surveyed said they would like to look 11 years younger. 20 % of them consider dermal fillers to compensate for the aging skin problem.

 

EMERVEL, a solution against wrinkles and skin aging

EMERVEL is a safe, non-invasive hyaluronic acid based dermal filler that addresses the concerns of women and men and allows them to maintain a young looking skin for a long time.

Produced by Galderma, the same company that is also the producer of Restylane, the most studied dermal filler worldwide, the EMERVEL range is specifically designed to adapt to different areas of the face and the depth of the wrinkle to treat. This particular feature allows injectors to choose the texture that is best for a personalized corrective treatment. EMERVEL has the particularity to integrate more easily to skin tissues while ensuring optimal correction and a natural result.

 

The different products of the EMERVEL range

Selon la personne, l’épaisseur de la peau, la zone d’injection, le niveau de correction souhaitable et souhaitée et le résultat désiré, la gamme EMERVEL a le produit d’agent de comblement parfait. Depending on the person, the skin thickness, the area of injection, the desired level of correction, and the desired result, the EMERVEL product range has the perfect filler.

EMERVEL Classic is designed for the treatment of moderate wrinkles and fine lines like the nasolabial folds.

EMERVEL Deep offers a solution for treating deep wrinkles and to fill the volumetric losses in the dermis. It is ideal for the treatment of deeper wrinkles of the nasolabial folds and bitterness wrinkles around the mouth also known as the corners of the mouth.

EMERVEL Volume is the solution to enhance and restore the lost skin volume, particularly at the cheekbones, chin and jaw angle. EMERVEL Volume restores and maintains the skin structure by giving it a smoother, younger, more defined appearance.

EMERVEL Lips delicately and subtly enhances lip volume and redefines their contours for smooth, natural looking lips.

 

What to expect after an EMERVEL treatment?

After a treatment, it is normal to have redness, swelling, bruising or tenderness at the treatment site. These usually disappear after a few days. After treatment, it is sometimes necessary to perform a few touch-ups for optimal results.

You also can regain a younger looking skin.

EMERVEL hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers are available at MédIME, book now for a free consultation.

 

 

How to get rid of the double chin – Dr Tremblay answers your questions

The double chin is a problem that bothers many patients. This is actually one of the most prone to complex patients indications in young and old, thin and less thin.

A survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery suggests that nearly two thirds of people are concerned about excess fat on the double chin.

We interviewed Dr. Jean-François Tremblay, dermatologist, director of the Institute of MédIME , Institut de Médecine Esthétique located at the Sanctuaire du Mont-Royal on the various options available to get rid of that unsightly fat mass.

 

The double chin is a problem Question #1: What are the causes of the double chin?

Dr Tremblay: The double chin is the result of two phenomena: an accumulation of fat under the jaw and sagging skin due to aging of the skin. The double chin may be hereditary which explains its appearance in people who have a healthy weight.

 

The double chin is a problem Question #2: Are they several options to treat double chin?

Dr Tremblay: There are various effective procedures to treat double chin. Laser techniques, liposuction and very soon, a new procedure consisting in an injection to eliminate fat cells will be offered. The proper procedure will be chosen in function of the expectations of each individual but also according to the severity of the condition and the level of involvement, discipline, time to spend for appointments and for convalescence. The best way to proceed is to make an appointment for a personal consultation.

 

The double chin is a problem Question #3: Can you talk about the laser procedure to treat double chin?

Dr Tremblay: Of course. The most commonly used laser technique is the Venus Freeze (MP) that combines two patented magnetic and radiofrequency pulses. Magnetic pulses induce the release of growth factors necessary for the proliferation of dermal fibroblasts. The radio frequency induces the synthesis of collagen and elastin by causing a controlled thermal heating which triggers self-repair of skin tissue. This combination activates lipolysis and leads to loss of subcutaneous fat resulting in reducing fat deposits. Several sessions are required to obtain a satisfactory result.

 

The double chin is a problem Question #4: Liposuction is indicated for more severe cases, can you explain what that is?

Dr Tremblay: Liposuction is the only permanent solution now available to reduce the fat area of ​​the double chin. For patients who want full correction, liposuction proves to be an interesting choice. This surgery is performed under local anesthesia and lasts about 2 hours. A tiny incision is made under the chin to enable the insertion of the cannula, the tube through which the fat is suctioned. Then stitches are done to close the incision. Patients are asked to wear a surgical sheath during one week to assist in tissues repair and accelerate healing.

 

The double chin is a problem Question #5: A new double chin reduction procedure will be available at MédIME  very soon, can you tell us what it is?

Dr Tremblay: The new procedure is actually a non-surgical treatment to improve the appearance and the double chin profile. BELKYRA was recently launched in the US under the brand name KYBELLA and consists of a deoxycholic acid injection for patients who are seeking a non-surgical solution to improve the appearance of double chin. This procedure will be launched in Montreal at MédIME in late 2015 or early 2016. Follow us for the announcement and for details about this new procedure to treat double chin.

 

Treatments for double chin are now available at MédIME.

Book now for a free consultation.

 

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How to lift eyelids without surgery

A tired, sad and dull gaze significantly ages the overall appearance of a face

Unfortunately, one of the first visible signs of aging is a heavier upper eyelids caused by loss of volume at the eyebrow arch giving the eye a heavy look as the skin covering the bone of the eyebrow falls a bit like a curtain sometimes even to the point where it covers a portion of the upper eyelid .

We might immediately think that the solution to deal with such an indication would be surgery. However, it is not always necessary to resort to surgery.  When the ptosis is light, a simpler, faster and less invasive technique proves to be more interesting to open the eye and give a more rested look.

 A lift eyelids without surgery with Botox injection. A lift eyelids without surgery with Botox injection.

A lift eyelids without surgery – The Botox injection.

Thanks to Botox it is possible to raise droopy eyelid and low eyebrows by slightly relaxing depressants muscles. No surgery, no social withdrawal, no recovery time and no exorbitant fees are bonuses to this simple yet very technical procedure. In addition, Botox injection can be very natural, with the aim of opening the eyes without changing the shape of the eyes and eyebrows.

 

For a youthful, bright, radiant and rested look!

To be able to inject Botox in a proper way, one must not only have a thorough knowledge of facial muscles and their motor functions but also an artistic side that needs to be highly developed. The choice of the doctor who will be responsible to perform this procedure for you is therefore a very important step for satisfactory results. Dr. Tremblay has over 15 years of experience and has developed a renowned expertise through its clinical practice and research in the fields of rejuvenating injections, skin rejuvenation, laser, surgery of the face and liposuction. Though regularly asked to present lectures in scientific congresses on the national and international scene, his first passion remains aesthetic clinical practice and patients.

 

You can also regain a youthful, bright, radiant and rested look.

Eyelids lift treatments are available at MédIME,  make an appointment now for an assessment of your condition.

 

 

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New at MédIME – The Intraceuticals facial

Celebrities and Hollywood stars have made it their favorite facial treatment. Actors and actresses get their skin prepared just before filming close-ups. Eva Longoria, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Kim Kardashian and Madonna are huge fans of Intraceuticals facials.

Unlike other facial treatments, the Intraceuticals treatment is not your typical facial including exfoliation, extraction and successive layers of cream applied by massages.

The treatment uses hyperbaric oxygen, that is oxygen at a higher pressure than normal and which allow a better penetration of the active deep in the skin. Without oxygen, the ingredients such as vitamins and hyaluronic acid stay on the surface of the skin. Oxygen thus propels the active ingredients to the dermis where they stimulate collagen for a smoother skin and a more youthful appearance.

The key ingredient in Intraceuticals facials is hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar found in the skin that also holds up to 1000 times its weight in water. Depending on the needs of the skin, one can also add to the infusion of hyaluronic acid different vitamins, antioxidants, acne and anti-aging ingredients.

Starting from $ 195, treatment of 40 minutes is perfect for women 20 years and older and offers immediate and dramatic results. Packages of six sessions and facial care products are also recommended to take advantage of cumulative effects and to maintain the achieved results!

 

Book an appointment for an Intraceuticals treatment offered at MédIME.

 

More info on Intraceuticals

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Eyes treatments promotion

Bring radiance and a youthful glow to your eyes!

MédIME offers 10% discount on crow’s feet, dark circles and eyelids treatments.

Erase fatigue and refresh the look of your eyes!

Whether it’s to reduce wrinkles, dark circles or clear drooping eyelids, MédIME has the expertise and the latest technology to achieve the best results.

Check with your medical- aesthetic consultant on the best suited lip treatments for you by contacting us at 514-739-7444 or by filling out the form for a free consultation.

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