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Dr. Jason McWhirter’s Blog

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 Low-Down on Hormonal Acne: Save Your Money!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year’s celebration. We had a great Christmas celebration at ReNue. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and supporting ReNue over the years. I am very grateful for all of you. I want to kick off the New Year with the exciting topic of hormonal acne. I see so many people trying to treat this type of acne with topical skin products. I would venture a guess that the average female spends more than $2,000 on skin products before coming to one of our Airdrie, Downton Calgary, and Seton dermatology … Continue Reading

Happy New Year!

 Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year! I don’t know about you, but at ReNue we are excited for what 2019 has in store!   Congratulations to nurse Shu from our ReNue Calgary Location! Shu and her husband Matt decided to elope over the holidays. By the looks of it they made the right choice! What a beautiful bride she is! We wish Shu and Matt a lifetime of happiness. Ask Shu what she did to get her skin picture perfect for her big day!   Double Dip using your Brilliant Distinction points all month long! What does that … 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

The Importance of Research Before Scheduling Your Laser Treatment – Part 1

Why choose ReNue for laser treatments? We have a boatload of different lasers at all the ReNue locations which allows us to address every major skin care need.  One of the first lasers I purchased cost more than my first house.  No joke…It wasn’t a great house, but it wasn’t a dump either.  I have written blogs on many of the different lasers that we have and what they do, but I want to deviate from what lasers do and talk about how to choose a laser skin rejuvenation clinic.  In other words, why choose ReNue for laser treatments? This … Continue Reading