Storytime with Dr. G

July 26, 2016

LHR and Tanned Skin

Why you should not do laser hair removal on tanned areas: Laser hair removal uses wavelengths of light that target melanin pigment and avoid damage to the surrounding skin. Since the colour of tanned skin is closer to the colour of the pigmented hair, the laser settings would have to be turned down to avoid… Read More

July 13, 2016

SUNSCREEN FILTER INGREDIENTS: What should you look for?

Physical and Chemical Sunscreen Filters Sunscreens contain chemical or physical UV filters. Chemical filters like avobenzone, oxybenzone and octinoxate absorb and deactivate UV rays changing the light energy to heat. Physical filters like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide sit on the skin’s surface. Light is largely reflected and scattered away from the skin. Concerns with… Read More

June 30, 2016

How to Avoid Sun-Damaged Skin this Summer

Ready or not, Toronto, summer’s here and there’s been lots of sunshine so far. While we need all that warm, wonderful sunlight to live, it’s also one of our skin’s worst enemies. Overexposure to sunlight not only dries out our skin, leading to premature wrinkles, it can hasten worse conditions, including skin cancer. So, while… Read More

May 20, 2016

5 Facts About Botox Cosmetic

No other cosmetic treatment that has received more media attention than Botox. Part of the reason is the fact that Botox is proven to reduce facial wrinkles around the eyes, and that makes you look younger. When celebrities, many of whom make a living based on their looks, try Botox, it attracts even more attention…. Read More

April 15, 2016

7 Ways to Make Oily Skin Look Healthier

You’re born with it but there’s a good chance you wish you weren’t. Those with an oily facial complexion will attest to the occasional embarrassment of shiny skin and the greasy feel it produces. While a good face wash or scrub gets rid of oiliness, if you wash too much or too little, you can… Read More

February 25, 2016

Try These Three Home Remedies for Your Acne

Everyone wants to look younger. At least until they remember the acne they had as a teenager. But the stereotype, that acne is something only young people suffer, is false. The truth is that acne can strike anyone, at any age, men and women alike. Acne is the result of the over production of an… Read More