• Slow Down Aging…
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    Sharing is caring! Here at CosMedics we like to do our research and when informative studies such as the one below come forth, we like to share it with our valued patients…

    Researchers in sunny Australia have used silicone moulds of subjects hands to demonstrate sunscreen’s ability to slow skin aging- at least in white people younger than 55 years.  Maria Hughes and colleagues at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research randomly assigned the participants to four groups: daily use of broad spectrum sunscreen (Spf 15+) and 30 mg of beta-carotene; daily sunscreen and placebo, discretionary sunscreen and 30 mg of beta-carotene; or discretionary sunscreen and placebo.

    After 4.5 years, blinded assessors determined that skin aging was 24% less in the discretionary sunscreen group.  Beta-cartene supplementation had no overall effect on skin aging. -Annals of Internal Medicine (June)

    Just another reason why we stress the importance of protecting your skin from the sun.  Come by our clinic and pick up a bottle of our Day Moisturizer SPF 41.  It’s amazing for all skin types and will provide the right protection for your delicate skin.

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  • You’re Glowing
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    Well, you will be that is once you try G.M. Collin’s Mineral BB Cream!!  Its all the rave right now and we’ll tell you why…

    This silky-textured, non-occlusive cream evens out skin tone, covers blemishes and gives a sheer bronzed and natural matte finish.  As well, it improves hydration and contains antioxidants to help reduce the visible signs of premature aging.  To make this amazing product even better, G.M. Collins has added a protective element with broad spectrum UVA and UVB SPF 25 for ultimate sun protection.  Whenever you start protecting yourself from the sun, you will stop the process of additional damage and start to reverse, to some extent, what you’ve already accumulated. Wearing SPF is no longer just for days at the beach, it is for every day, all year round.

    And for the glow factor…its bronze tinting element is great for all skin shades and types and will give the effect of a healthy, glowing, sun-kissed face.

    Come by and sample this miracle product!  I’m sure you will fall in love with it as we have!

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  • Uplifting Results with Injectable Facial Fillers
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    Gravity is perhaps the number one enemy of aging skin. As the law of physics would have it, skin sags as we age. Folds of skin collect at the bottom of the face, resulting in what is commonly referred to as “turkey neck”. One in three women are bothered by the effects of sagging and what many of these women don’t realize is that the aesthetic treatment of sagging skin is one of the most important ways to achieve an overall youthful look.

    This is where facial fillers and Botox come in. Fillers are formulated to get underneath the supporting cushions of skin to do more than just fill crevices or grooves, but actually re-contour the jaw and chin.  Botox is used to relax the muscles that pull our faces downward and let the upper facial muscles do their job in lifting the face.

    Here at CosMedics, Dr. Singh has mastered such techniques and makes a positive difference in the lives of patients daily, as he restores each individuals youthful appearance. Book a consultation today and learn more about what these treatments can do for you.

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  • Summer Is Here!
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    Yes, it’s true!  Well, it actually is spring but feels as though we skipped it and jumped right into the favorite season of most!  The city is coming to life with sunshine, blooming plants, festivals and much more!

    Here at CosMedics, we like to help our patients prepare and protect themselves from the effects of the season changes.  A common side effect of sun damage is brown spotting on the skin.  The cost of correction of such problems is high so we encourage patients to be educated and active when it comes to prevention.  This is where our Daily Moisturizer comes in handy.  Its formulated with SPF 41 so when applied in the morning, it will provide the protection needed throughout the day to combat the damaging effects of the sun.  This sheer oil-free moisturizer is non-comedogenic and fragrance-free, making it ideal for all skin types.

    Next, we must not forget about the lips!  For beautiful, healthy lips all summer long, CosMedics has created the ultimate lip gloss.  The gloss has an SPF of 15 providing great protection from the sun.  This product is designed to increase the volume of your lips and hydrate as it reduces appearance of furrows and fine lines. Its blend of ingredients will gently exfoliate dead skin cells and increase volume while protecting them from UV damaging rays. Vitamin E is added to protect delicate lips from free radical damage. Your lips will feel soft, supple and sexy! *Excellent for both males and females.

     

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  • Giving Back is Beautiful
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    Here at CosMedics, we like to feel we are helping to make the world a better place. Dr. Singh, along with his family have developed the “Society For The Development In The Third World Countries”. This society has proudly founded a girl’s high school and two elementary schools in Dalippur, India. Doing so, it has created a demand for education in a population which was insensitive to educational needs. There is a focused effort to bring children from poor backgrounds, untouchable castes, rural girls, and other minorities the gift of education. Scholarship programs are in place to encourage these children to stay in school and not settle for the low paying jobs they are encouraged to work at.

    This project has also developed a commercial dairy farm becoming the largest income generator and employer in the village as well as a hospital providing free health care and medicine to the villagers.
    When you purchase CosMedics skincare from our Edmonton Clinic, 20% of profits will go to this wonderful foundation. Not only will your skin feel amazing, your heart can too knowing you are making a positive difference in the lives of others.
    As I have become educated about this amazing foundation our clinic is contributing to, along with Dr. Singh’s personal commitment to this Village, making trips and giving free medical care to those in need, I am filled with pride to work for such an amazing company. By coming into our clinic and using our services, you are contributing too. Learn More about our charity and community involvement. Thank you!

     

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  • It’s Winter Time!!! Beat The Dry Skin Blues…
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    Its important to keep the skin hydrated during winter and in order to do this, often it is necessary to change the products we use. The skin becomes dryer and it needs the proper ingredients to combat the effects of the dry, cold weather.

    Here at CosMedics, we encourage our patients to use our amazing Pure Protection Cream. This product improves moisture retention while tightening, firming and stimulating collagen synthesis.  Along with its incredible anti-aging properties, this product will keep your face looking and feeling amazing, hydrated and full of life all winter long!

    Come on in to our Edmonton clinic and pick up a bottle of this fabulous product!  Your skin will thank you!

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  • Have No Fear, Glycolic Peels Are Here!
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    When I was first introduced to the idea of a chemical peel, I was overcome with fear. After thinking about why, I was able to trace it back to, “Sex And The City” episode where Samantha gets a chemical peel before an important book release event Carrie has. Wanting to attend the event to support her best friend, Samantha wore a massive black hat draped with black shear fabric to cover her hideously burnt face. I made a mental note that from that day forward, I would NEVER do that to myself.

    Working here at CosMedics, I was able to see first-hand that this was a major exaggeration and if a peel is done properly under the right supervision, it can be an amazing solution to many skin problems ranging from pigmentation issues to severe acne and scarring.  Glycolic peels help to  unclog pores, reduce inflammation, and kill the bacteria that causes acne.  Alberta Health care, depending on the severity and diagnosis, may even cover your peels here at CosMedics.

    If you have dermatological issues, come in to our Edmonton clinic for a consultation and get educated about chemical peels and the benefits they can have for you.

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  • Did You Break Your Nose?
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    Throughout my childhood years, I was asked on several occasions, “Did you break your nose?” The answer to this was no and the result of this was I developed a complex about the shape of my nose. Although the imperfection was subtle, I still felt I’d be happier and more confident if it was fixed but with the cost and down-time of rhinoplasty, a solution seemed out of my reach.

    Recently, I became educated about an affordable solution  with the added benefit of having no down time unlike plastic surgery, where recovery time could be up to a month!  In our Edmonton clinic, Dr. Singh uses the leading facial filler in Canada, to give patients a non-surgical nose job.  Assisting him, I’ve been amazed about the transformations that occur in a matter of minutes.  Best of all, pain is minimal and zero down-time!  I knew this was the solution for me!

    The filler has freezing added into it so I could barely feel a thing while I was injected.  Dr. Singh marked his injection sites and in a matter of 5 minutes, I was looking in the mirror at the nose I had imagined for years.  I now have the nose I want without a major dip into my bank account and it will last all year.  I am very happy with my results and I would recommend this  to anyone and everyone who is unhappy with their nose!

     

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  • Erase Under-Eye Bags, Don’t Just Cover Them Up
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    No matter how much concealer I put under my eyes, they always look dark and tired”  Sound familiar? 
    Dark, droopy bags under our eyes can make us look both dramatically older and more exhausted than we actually are. Fortunately, there is an effective solution that delivers natural-looking results.

    Adding Volume

    The most effective way to combat common premature aging signs such as under-eye bags is to add volume to the problem area. This is usually done via filler treatment.

    Patients as young as 25 commonly undergo these treatments to help prevent the first signs of eye-bags. Other methods that help reduce under eye problems include chemical peels, IPL lasers and fractional lasers. These methods help tighten the area of skin, making the eyes look more youthful.

    Why Fillers?

    Filler treatments are quick and easy procedures, where patients enjoy a short recovery time. Immediately after treatment, patients look refreshed and renewed.

    With a skilled and professional injector, your filler injections around the eyes may last up to over a year, especially in the upper eyelid area. Choosing the proper injector is therefore key to insuring that your refreshed look will last.

     

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  • Sun Damage: What It Really Does to Your Skin
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    Sun Damage: What It Really Does to Your Skin

    We’re always being told to avoid getting too much sun, but how many of us actually know exactly what it’s doing to our skin? Skin cancer is probably the first thing to come to mind, but the sun can cause a significant amount of damage before cancer comes into play. So before you ignore the warnings because you “don’t spend that much time out in the sun,” let’s get educated on what’s really going on with your skin when you sit under the sun’s burning rays.

     

    How Does the Sun Damage My Skin?

    The sun shines ultraviolet (UV) light onto all of us daily, even when it doesn’t feel hot outside. And with a constantly thinning ozone layer, that UV light is getting more intense every day. UV rays penetrate deep into your skin and destroy your skin cells, as well as fibres in your skin called elastin, which give your skin its flexibility and keep it from wrinkling or sagging.

     

    What Effects Can the Sun Have on My Skin?

    The sun can cause a huge variety of changes to your skin, including freckles, moles, discolouration, both fine and coarse wrinkles, sagging skin, and blood vessel dilation, not to mention precancerous and cancerous skin lesions and tumours.

    Every time you get sunburn, the top layers of your skin release chemicals, which in turn make your blood vessels swell and leak fluids. You may even develop blisters if the burn is severe enough. You’ll notice that after a sunburn, your skin will eventually dry up and peel away—that’s your body getting rid of all of the damaged skin cells on its surface. Even though your skin will heal and look normal after sunburn, according to the U.K. National Health Service, “just one episode of blistering sunburn before the age of 20 can double your chance of getting malignant melanoma.”

    The most important thing to remember, however, is that it doesn’t take a sunburn to cause damage—repeated, accumulated exposure to the sun will inevitably damage your skin over time.

    How Can I Prevent Sun Damage?

    The most effective ways of preventing damage are straightforward: cover your skin when you’re out in the sun, and when you can’t, always wear sunscreen. Sure, you hear that all the time, but do you follow through? The Canadian Skin Care Guide states that 70% of individuals who participated in a beach survey were there to either get or maintain a tan, and of those people, only half were wearing sunscreen. A survey of Alberta skiers found that only two-thirds of them were using sunscreen, and of those, a third were sunburned at the time of survey (skincareguide.ca).

    It’s time to get serious about SPF—and don’t forget your eyes, your head, or your face, either! So when you slather on the sunscreen, make sure you’re also putting on a hat and your sunglasses, and including SPF in your daily makeup or skin care regime. And always reapply sunscreen every few hours to ensure its effectiveness. If you can, try to avoid being out in the sun during its most intense hours of the day (from about 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).

    Can I Reverse My Current Sun Damage?

    Yes! It’s never too late to slow down your skin’s aging process! There are a number of steps you can take to reverse some of the damage caused by the sun, including:

    • Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis: yes, we just covered this, but it’s so important that it’s worth mentioning again and again (and again!). When we say “on a daily basis,” we really mean it, too—whether it’s a cold day in November or a scorching day in July, apply the SPF.
    • Using skin care products rich in vitamin C and retinol (a vitamin A derivative). Both are proven to help reverse sun damage.
    • Upping your daily intake of foods rich in vitamins A, E, and C. As we mentioned in an earlier blog post, “Five Steps to Healthy, Beautiful Skin,” your internal health is reflected in your external appearance, and foods packed with these vitamins are proven to protect the skin from sun damage and aging. Need some diet ideas? Start eating more fruits and vegetables like broccoli, carrots, mangoes, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and nuts and seeds like almonds, flax, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds. Your skin (and body) will thank you for it!

    CosMedics also offers different treatments for more serious sun damage issues, including moles and sunspots. A licensed medical practictioner, CosMedics’ Dr. Singh is experienced in mole removal, which can either be completed manually or using intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment, depending on the mole. IPL is also used for treating sunspots and broken capillaries, and for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The intense light is applied to problem areas and absorbed by the pigment in your skin, resulting in a lightened, more uniform skin tone.

    What are your favourite ways to include vitamins A, C, and E in your diet? What are your favourite SPF skin care products? Do you have an absolutely fabulous pair of sunglasses you want to show off? Send us your ideas, comments, and photos!

     

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* Note: The results of any cosmetic procedure may vary due to a variety of factors, and should only be undertaken under the guidance of a trained medical professional.

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