September is synonymous with school, albeit elementary, secondary and/or tertiary. Whether you're getting your own kids ready for school, you're attending school yourself or September just means the weather is getting cooler, it's easy to forget that the changing of seasons can also signify a change in your skin and therefore your skin care regime. Each month we'll compile an "ABC List" of our most popular items talked or asked about here in the clinic:
A - Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acids - Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) works mainly as an exfoliant. It causes the cells of the epidermis to become "unglued" allowing the dead skin cells to slough off, making room for regrowth of new skin. AHA's may even stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, and are reported to improve wrinkling. Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) is a topical exfoliant that can reverse some of the effects of photo aging such as fine wrinkles and discoloured skin.
B - BodyTite - BodyTite is a breakthrough body remodeling procedure designed to eliminate stubborn fat, smooth cellulite, while simultaneously re-contouring and firming the body. BodyTite uses an advanced technology called RFAL™ (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipo Tightening) to offer you a safe, gentle and sophisticated body contouring solution.
C - Vitamin C - Potent anti-oxidant, anti-aging effects (improves skin elasticity by enhanced collagen production), avoids hyperpigmentation including age spots, anti-inflammatory and soothing effects. More to come in next month's newsletter!!
September is National Arthritis Awareness Month
Fact: There are over 100 types of arthritis
Fact: 4.6 million, or one in six, Canadians aged 15 years and older report having arthritis
Fact:Two-thirds of those affected with arthritis are women
Whilst the statistics look pretty daunting, there are several things you can do to decrease your chances of developing arthritis. Here are just a few:
1. Get regular activity. Not only is exercise good for your heart and cardiovascular system, it's also good for your bones, muscles and joints.
2. Stretch. Stretching will increase muscle tone and can help boost the range of motion of your joints. Just make sure you warm up your muscles and joints before stretching – stretching before warming up can further aggravate joint pain and even strain your muscles.
3. Eat right. Your bones need a number of nutrients to stay strong and healthy. By eating foods rich in vitamin C and E and calcium, you'll help build a musculoskeletal system that can outlast degenerative conditions.
4. Drink enough water. Water makes up 70 percent of the cartilage in joints and helps keep them lubricated so bones don't rub up against each other. Be sure to keep well hydrated throughout the day.
We have a new face at the clinic! We are pleased to announce we have a new Registered Nurse, Kelly, to compliment our friendly and bubbly team. Please feel free to say hi to Kelly next time you stop by!
We've made it even easier to book your next hair laser, microdermabrasion and/or MicroZone treatment with our Skin Care Specialist & Laser Technician, Gina! Visit our "open" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, online booking system: