It’s no secret, life can quickly catch up with you and you can often tell by how your skin looks. It may appear duller, less vibrant, and lack vitality. A chemical peel is a great, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can give you a youthful-looking glow by helping treat your ageing, damaged, discoloured and acne prone skin. The treatment works by exfoliating the top layers of your skin to reveal a clear and brighter looking complexion underneath. As one of the oldest and most popular go-to procedures for patients, a chemical peel can make you look significantly refreshed and rejuvenated after just one session.   There are many different types of chemical peels on the market, which all target specific skin insecurities. Whether you’re looking to target hyperpigmentation, reduce breakouts, or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, there’s a chemical peel that…


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If you’re not familiar with the world of chemical peels, the name itself can have you running in the other direction. The idea of “chemicals” being applied to your skin can certainly be daunting to some, but did you know that chemical peels can help you achieve brighter, clearer, more youthful-looking skin? They are a great solution for patients who have a wide variety of skin concerns and can improve the appearance of wrinkles, acne, and hyperpigmentation. If you still need convincing, here are a few skin benefits of chemical peels. Stimulate Collagen Production A chemical solution applied to your skin will get to work immediately by exfoliating dead skin cells and trigger a chain reaction to the tissue under the surface of your skin. As the outermost layer of your skin (the epidermis) begins to peel, the skin cells…


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A common concern for many cosmetic surgery patients involve areas of unwanted, stubborn areas of fat that are difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. Whether you are hoping to re-contour your body after pregnancy, experience bulges of fat along your back and sides, or pincheable areas around your thighs, localized areas of fat can be hard to get rid of permanently.               One of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed all around the world is liposuction– and for good reason. This cosmetic surgery can safely, effectively, and permanently remove sebaceous fat and re-define the contours of your body. Though liposuction is an effective method to remove stubborn areas of fat, it involves incisions and a period of time to recover, which some individuals may not be able to afford. In…


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Do you have stubborn areas of localized fat that you would like to get rid of? Have you already tried traditional means to eliminate it through diet and exercise and had no luck? If so, you may have heard about non-surgical body contouring procedures that freeze your fat away, which targets and naturally eliminates fat cells in localized areas without the need for incisions, surgery, or downtime. How Does Fat Freezing Work? Fat freezing here at Fairview Laser works by freezing stubborn fat in areas such as the tummy area, thighs, or “love handles”. The technology utilized to do this procedure will deliver controlled cooling to effectively target fat cells alone, which will then be crystallized and frozen in a process called “cryolipolysis”. The body will naturally eliminate these cells in an easy, non-invasive way that diet and exercise cannot…


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What Is Acne? Acne is one of the most common skin conditions affecting millions of people in North America alone. They often show up as a breakout of pimples on the face, but it can also occur on the chest, back, shoulders, and neck. Acne occurs when your pores get clogged with oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells. Although acne tends to affect teenagers going through puberty, it is very common in adults as well. While a breakout on the chest or back can be easily covered with clothing, it can be more difficult to cover the texture of blemishes and pimples on the face. They can also be tender to the touch and even painful, depending on how severe the breakout is. Acne can sometimes make you feel self-conscious about your appearance and lower your confidence. Luckily, there are…


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After a acne breakout, acne scars are often the byproduct. If blemishes are popped or picked at, it can lead to additional damage on the skin and thus, leave a scar as a result. Unfortunately, acne scars can still develop regardless of how careful you may be with handling your skin. Cystic breakouts, as well as inflamed blemishes, are the most likely to leave a scar behind, although for some skin tones, even small breakouts can lead to scaring. Acne scars can come in a variety of forms: Post Inflammatory Pigmentation: This flat discolouration is very common and usually appears as brown, purple, or red spots on the skin. These scars can take a long time to disappear on its own. Pitted, Depressed, or Atrophic Scars: These scars are indented below the rest of the surrounding skin and appear most…


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What Are Spider Veins? Spider veins are a form of superficial veins that look like a spider web underneath the surface of the skin. Unlike varicose veins that become swollen and protrude outward, spider veins do not protrude and usually do not cause any discomfort or pain. However, many people are self conscious about their appearance and seek remedies to get rid of the uneven colour and pigmentation. Spider veins most commonly occur on the legs, but can also appear on the hands and face. They are also incredibly common, affecting many adults and tends to impact women more often than men.   What Causes Spider Veins? Before we start discussing treatment options, it is important to understand the causes of spider veins. Spider veins usually occur when the pressure in your veins increase. There are a variety of factors…


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What are keloids? Keloids are raised buildups of scar tissue on the surface of the skin. They usually occur where the skin heals after an injury, such as after a burn, wound, puncture, or blemish. They can sometimes grow to be much larger than the injury that caused the scar in the first place. For some individuals, this scar tissue is darker and more pronounced than the surrounding areas of skin. They can form anywhere on the body including the neck, back, shoulders, ears, and chest. Keloids can be the result of anything that can lead to a scar. This includes a variety of injuries, such as being cut, burned, or having severe acne. They can also develop after you have surgery, tattoos, or a piercing. Keloids tend to appear and grow slowly, sometimes taking 3 months or more before…


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Technically speaking, freckles are pigmented sun spots caused by sun exposure. Not everyone likes their freckles and they may try to cover them with up with makeup (to no avail) or they may try DIY freckle treatment after DIY freckle treatment, often with limited results. Why You Should Avoid DIY Freckle Treatment First of all, there are a lot of myths when it comes to DIY freckle treatments, particularly that there are household products, creams and serums that will effectively get rid of freckles. A common DIY treatment for freckles, for example, is lemon juice. However, its effectiveness is largely a myth, as it merely lightens the skin temporarily. You would also have to do it every day, which can take up a lot of time. This is the case for all other types of household products as well. There…


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Skin tags are small, skin-coloured growths (tumours) that hang off the skin. However, they are benign. They vary in size and colour and are typically between 2 and 5 millimetres, but larger ones can also occur. They are commonly found in the skin folds, such as on the neck, armpits, near the groin or under the breasts, but they can also occur on the face, primarily on the eyelids. They are very common in both men and women alike. Are Skin Tags More Common During Pregnancy? Skin tags are composed of loose collagen fibers (a protein) and blood vessels. Their cause is not well understood, but it is thought that there are several different factors that can make them more likely to occur. For example, there is a correlation between skin tags and obesity, type 2 diabetes, aging and hereditary…


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