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Peels & Microdermabrasion

Preparing for That Special Event

A lovely long-time customer of mine just completed a series of Juvéderm treatments.  Her goal was to feel the best she could for her son’s upcoming wedding.  It is common for us at ReNue to get approached for skin rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments prior to a special event.  I can think of another client, recently, that was going to a family reunion in Eastern Europe and wanted to feel her best for the occasion.  These are stressful events.  We are all self-conscious of how we have taken care of ourselves over the years and I guess we hope we have … Continue Reading

The Power of Looking and Feeling Younger

First of all, I want to thank everyone who recently attended our sales event.  It was great to see so many of our loyal customers and so many clients that we hadn’t seen for a while.  It is always a proud time for me to see all the staff working hard and connecting with our customers to make sure we are on track with their skin rejuvenation goals.  I also get a chance to spend more time just socializing which is rare in my days but I value highly. One conversation struck out to me from a customer that has been … Continue Reading

The Problem with Politeness

This might be a blog more about friends and difficult conversation than medical aesthetics, but here goes.  I was at a talk given by a famous childhood psychologist a few years back and I remember one comment he made that stuck with me.  It went something like this. “The down fall of Canadian parenting is rooted in traditional British politeness.” This was of course coming from an Italian psychologist!  His point was that we are often too polite for our own good.  Kids understand direct, “un-polite,” commands from parents that are not laced with too many pleases and thank yous.  … Continue Reading

Wanna Feel Less Tired?

I don’t know about you, but one of the most annoying things a person can say to me is… ”you look tired.”  I might be having the best day ever and on top of the world and all of a sudden, I feel more tired.  My energy goes down and I want to go rest.  The thing is that a look of tiredness is not even your fault.  As humans we often perceive tiredness by a heaviness in the eyes and dark circles or bags under the eyes.   This tends to be genetic.  Of course, it is made worse by … Continue Reading

How Much Does It Cost to Turn Back the Clock?

It has taken me a long time to understand how to inject the face properly and I am still learning. The point is, that is has taken me 16 years to become one of the best injectors of facial filler across Canada.  16 years…. Don’t assume that whomever is injecting your facial filler knows what they are doing. Many injectors do not or will not have an honest discussion about how much filler it takes to give you the results you want. I touched on this in previous blogs about important questions to ask your injector.  This is an art, this … Continue Reading