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How Do You Know When You Have Found Your Medical Aesthetic Home?

Here at ReNue, we are very excited to be working on a new practice management system that will improve our patient care even more, but it begs the question, “How do you know when you have found the right place to address your aesthetic needs?” In order to answer this question, I recommend asking yourself the following questions. If you can answer yes to most or all of them, then you’ve found your medical aesthetic home! If not, I recommend you keep looking. External Factors to Consider: Is the clinic warm and inviting, clean and professional? Is the staff friendly … Continue Reading

The Re-Consult

In a follow up to my last blog, I wanted to discuss the second most important factor for getting a great result with your skin care regimen.  It is what we call the re-consult.  The re-consult is something that we try to schedule yearly to review our treatments, review the results and make sure we remain on track.  The analogy would be going in for an annual check-up with your doctor and then never having a complete check-up done again.  You want to be preventative and not wait for illness to happen.  It is not that different in the medical … Continue Reading

The Consult

First of all, thank you to everyone who has shown interest in having the best skin of their lives and signed up for our ReNue Radiance Program (RRP).  We have had a very successful launch and we continue to feel it provides great value and improves outcomes. The Value of the Initial Consult Some might think that the treatment is the most important part of getting a great outcome, but it is actually the initial consult.  This is what we call the first visit when we haven’t seen you before and are getting to know each other. But it is … Continue Reading

Treating Skin of All Colors

I was reflecting on what has changed in my 20 years of practicing cosmetic medicine, and one thing that has changed strikingly is the number of patients with skin of color that are seeking help with their aging skin.  By “skin of color,” I assume you know that I don’t mean tanned skin.  (I will save you the seminar on why tanning is brutal for your skin.)  Canada is becoming more ethnically diverse and it is reflected in our patients. The Challenges of Darker Skin Darker skin is so interesting and demanding at the same time.  It begs some explanation … Continue Reading

The Importance of Research Before Scheduling Your Laser Treatment – Part 2

Why choose ReNue for laser treatments? I am pretty revved up on this topic and I wanted to continue my thoughts on things to ponder and questions to ask before you choose a laser skin rejuvenation clinic. Here is another question to ponder: Does the laser clinic have their own before and after photographs? Many laser clinics use stock photographs from the laser companies and I have even seen photographs in advertisements that were not even done with the laser they’re advertising.  At ReNue, we have company brochures with some stock photos from the laser company, but we also have … Continue Reading