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Dr. Jason McWhirter’s Blog

Belkyra is Finally Here!

ReNue is pleased to be one of the first medical aesthetic clinics in Calgary and Airdrie to offer Belkyra™ to its customers. Belkyra, otherwise known as Kybella® in the United States, has finally come to Canada and you are going to be hearing a lot more about it. The manufacturer is Allergan® who also makes BOTOX® and Juvederm®. Belkyra is an injectable solution that dissolves fat and although only approved for treating double chins it will have a lot more uses in the future to help with those trouble areas where unwanted fat accumulates even in people who are not … Continue Reading

Laser Facial Treatments with Minimal Downtime

                We were jammed with people trying to visit ReNue for deeper laser treatments before Christmas so that they could recover over the holidays.  It is not what I would want for Christmas but to each their own.  They will all get amazing results but on the ongoing theme of low or now downtime procedures I think laser treatments sometimes get a bad rap for causing unacceptable downtime.  We can now achieve gradual but definite improvement in many skin common skin conditions such as excessive redness, brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles and … Continue Reading

Reflections on a Great Year at ReNue

What a busy year we have had at ReNue.  Some time off after our busiest December ever has allowed to me to do some reflecting on the last year and what 2016 might have in store.  More importantly it allows me time to think about the many things that I am truly thankful for. There are four things that I am extremely thankful for. My family.  The support from my wife and how she keeps my life and our kids lives organized is the only reason that I can focus on all the amazing things we do ReNue.  I am … Continue Reading

No Downtime Treatments at ReNue

  Christmas is coming and it seems to me the parties start earlier each year.  I think Black Friday now is the official kick off to the Christmas holiday season.  Boy, it didn’t take long for that to take hold in Canada.  We had a very successful Black Friday sale at all three of our locations, so thank you to all of you that took advantage of some rare discounts. At ReNue during our free consultations we always spend time discussing the possibility of downtime(recovery time) associated with some treatments.  By downtime we mean the potential for extensive redness, peeling, … Continue Reading

A Breakthrough In How ReNue Injects Filling Agents

                There are breakthroughs happening all the time in the medical aesthetic industry.  Most of late are focused around laser technology, laser light and fractional technologies.  Nothing much new has happened in the dermal filler world for some time…… until now. Dermal Fillers are made from Hyaluronic acid and are injected under the skin to volumize the face.  The most famous in Canada is Juvederm® but there are many others.  We use Teosyal® and Juvederm the most at ReNue.  I am super passionate about dermal fillers.  It is my favourite treatment to perform and … Continue Reading