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Summer Newsletter 2012
Treatment of Wrinkles on Upper and Lower Lips:

VideoEssentially there are only a few ways that lip wrinkles can be treated. Botox can relax the muscles around the mouth such that the muscle movement that forms the wrinkles is relaxed. However this treatment doesn't last very long (maybe 6 weeks whereas most other botox injection sites last 3-4 months.) It also does nothing to correct the lines that are already there.

Tissue fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane can also be injected but one has to be extremely cautious in this area as too much product can make the upper lip look too heavy and puffy.

Personally, I find one of the best treatments is using the Erbium Deep Resurfacing Laser which planes down the skin to the base of the wrinkle and then allows the skin to heal over. There is 1 week of downtime but within 1 week the skin has healed although still may be red like a sunburn for a few weeks to a month thereafter. This can easily be covered with makeup.

The results of a recent patient who had Erbium Resurfacing Laser of her upper and lower lips (Perioral area) are shown.

Perioral Area

Compression Stockings - Great for Expecting Mothers

As an expectant mother you should recognize that it is a tough time for the veins in your legs. The risk of chronic vein diseases increases by around one-third during pregnancy. To optimally respond to the needs of your unborn child, your body begins to adapt to the changes of pregnancy from the moment you conceive. So, during pregnancy, blood volume increases by about one-fifth. This means that your veins have much more work to do.

To combat this risk you should constantly be moving. Obstretricians also recommend wearing medical compression stockings starting at 12 weeks. These stockings exert a precisely defined amount of compression and support your veins. The majority of medical insurance plans will cover approximately 90% of the cost of your compression stockings. To find out if your drug plan covers you for compression stockings, click here.


More Videos...

See the most recent YouTube videos as Dr. Miller talks about the latest vascular laser for treatment of broken blood vesssels, and cherry angiomas. There is also a new video on lip augmentation.

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Latisse Update

Latisse now comes in a larger bottle size. Cost $250 + HST
Want to learn more about Latisse? Click here

The Perfect Summer Product - Colorscience

ColorscienceWe are loving Colorscience Sunforgettables Mineral powder protection. And what's not to love - quick, easy touch ups, anytime, anywhere. Just apply directly over your existing sunscreen or make up and go! Three passes with the brush over the skin will give you the required SPF.

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