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No magic bullets – trust me!

No magic bullets – trust me!

Looking back to 25 years ago, I recall treating teenage patients with acne and understanding how socially debilitating the condition can be. Regardless of how we might feel about it, it is a fact of life that people judge others by their appearance.

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More than just an Injection

More than just an Injection

Looking back to 25 years ago, I recall treating teenage patients with acne and understanding how socially debilitating the condition can be. Regardless of how we might feel about it, it is a fact of life that people judge others by their appearance.

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Get Ready For Summer!

Get Ready For Summer!

As I was clearing snow after (hopefully) the last snowstorm of the year has passed through our area on March 19th, knowing that March 21st is officially the first day of spring , I could not help but being optimistic for warmer weather and the lovely summer days that lie in wait.

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Countering those Winter Blues

Countering those Winter Blues

If the pandemic had a colour, it would definitely be blue. Combine that with winter’s long nights, messy roads and cold and the winter blues turn a whole new shade of blue. Many patients lament over missing their southern winter break this year, being stuck home with seemingly no end in sight to restrictions, lockdowns and having to self isolate even after crossing into a neighbouring province.

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Reflect and Pivot

Reflect and Pivot

Attempting to process the year that was, brings many analogies to mind. Perhaps like bad indigestion following a huge buffet meal, or waking up after a huge party as a college student? My mind tends to jump from one thing to the other, like sifting through the rubble after a building has collapsed.

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“Lock this sucker down!”

“Lock this sucker down!”

With so much talk about lockdowns and quarantine, it would be forgiven if anyone mistook the title for being related to the pandemic. It may be however casually related, so please allow me to explain.

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The changes I’ve seen in Aesthetic Medicine over 20 years

The changes I’ve seen in Aesthetic Medicine over 20 years

In 1999, when I first stumbled across laser devices that could be added to a medical practice, the term “aesthetic medicine” had not yet been invented. It eventually came into being as gradually more and more procedures, products, and tools became available over the years to allow non-surgical cosmetic enhancement to the skin and underlying tissues.

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Perspective of Aesthetic Medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic

Perspective of Aesthetic Medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic

On March 14th, 2020, I was speaking at the Mexican Congress of Aesthetic Medicine in Mexico City when the news reports came in advising all Canadians to return home and self-isolate for 14 days. My wife and I quickly changed our plans and jumped on the first available flight home.

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