Storytime with Dr. G

May 10, 2017

Botox vs Dysport: What is the Difference?

Botox and Dysport are both forms of botulinum toxin type A which is a protein that works by relaxing targeted muscles. Biochemically, they are almost identical. Botox is made by Allergan and Dysport is made by Galderma. Dysport protein is slightly smaller so it works faster. Botox usually takes effect in 3-7 days while Dysport’s… Read More

May 04, 2017

How to Get More Beautiful While You Sleep

It’s no secret. A beauty sleep helps you look more rested, with fewer wrinkles and bags under your eyes. First of all, a ‘beauty’ sleep is just, well, proper sleep. Getting lots of good rest each night not only helps you look better, it helps your body repair itself, rejuvenate and reset so that you… Read More

April 17, 2017

The Anti-Aging Benefits of Retinol

Retinol could be your second best anti-aging tool after broad-spectrum sunscreen of course! Retinol is a vitamin A derivative and part of the retinoid family. It is considered a cosmetic ingredient and found mostly in skin care products. Prescription retinoid products such as Retin-A (tretinoin) and Tazorac (tazarotene) are more potent than retinol, but have… Read More

April 15, 2017

Getting to the Root of Good Looking Hair

Sure, you’re not just great hair, but when you consider that your hair might account for a larger portion of your overall look than even your face, it sure is important. But you’re probably going about your hair’s’ health the wrong way. Most people take care only of what the can see on their hair,… Read More

March 20, 2017

Here’s Why You Might Be Breaking Out

Zits!!! Just the sound of the word can make you break out. No matter how much we joke about getting a zit, there’s nothing at all funny about facial acne. Not only is it difficult to deal with a pimple right there in the middle of your face, but the potential scarring it might cause… Read More

February 23, 2017

How Sugar Ages Your Skin

Things haven’t been very sweet for sugar lately. It’s been banished from school cafeterias, the World Health Organization says you should only eat six teaspoons a day (the latest stats show that Canadian adults consume 26 teaspoons of sugar a day, on average) and it’s always been the villain in the battle against obesity. But… Read More

January 18, 2017

What is an enzyme peel?

Like a chemical peel, an enzyme peel is also a treatment used to improve skin texture and tone. The outermost layer of the skin (stratum corneum) is made of dead skin cells containing keratin protein. Enzymes work by breaking down this protein, which loosens the connections between dead skin cells, inducing exfoliation and stimulating new… Read More