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What Treatment Does What?

Botulinum Cosmetic Treatments - (ex. BOTOX®, Xeomin®, Dysport®) are injections of a prescribed FDA approved medication that temporarily relaxes the muscles responsible for excessive frown lines and crow’s feet lines. Results on average last 3-4 months.

Temporary Tissue Fillers - (ex. Restylane, Juvederm, Teosyal, Belotero) - Natural tissue fillers injected to temporarily smooth out the lines particularly around the nose, mouth, cheeks, eyes and forehead. Results on average last 6-12 months.

Permanent Tissue Fillers - (ex. Artesense) - For some patients particularly those with deep acne scars or depressed scars related to surgery or trauma, we use a permanent filler called Artesense.

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation ) - Laser like treatment reducing redness associated with rosacea, broken blood vessels and brown age spots. The treatment dramatically reduces the brown/age spots on the face, chest, arms, legs and hands. . Designed as a treatment regime of 3-5 sessions performed once every 3 weeks. Treatment of Rosacea typically takes 4-6 treatments to decrease the redness by 40-50% in the majority of clients. Maintenance treatments are then usually done 1-2 times yearly and sun protection is a must to maintain results.

Erbium Laser Treatments - The Dermatology Rejuvenation Centre is the only facility in Atlantic Canada to provide the latest most up to date laser skin resurfacing technology for improving facial wrinkling, acne scars and other scars related to trauma/ injury or previous medical conditions. Designed as a treatment regime of repeat treatments in order to give improved texture, tone and quality to your skin. Our treatments include Superficial Skin Resurfacing/MicroLaserPeel, ProFractional Laser Resurfacing and Deep Skin Resurfacing.

MicroLaser Peel - With our recent laser technology we are now able to program and effectively remove varying depths of tissue to help eliminate the signs of sun damage and aging. A weekend peel can provide enhanced tone, texture and improved skin quality. Unlike a superficial chemical peel or micro-dermabrasion, the micro-laser peel removes a greater degree of skin depth with a greater degree of overall improvement.

ProFractional Laser - This is the best treatment at the present time for treating acne and burn scars. By creating microscopic channels in the skin it stimulates new collagen growth to gradually improve the texture and tone of facial scars. This is designed as a series of treatments done every 1-2 months.

Deep Resurfacing Laser - The Erbium Laser is able to remove skin to varying depths depending on the condition being treated. It is particularly beneficial in smoothing out many of the lines and wrinkles particularly around the mouth that develop as a result of aging and lifelong sun exposure. Unlike previous deep resurfacing lasers, or deep chemical peels, downtime is limited to 1 week. Improvement in the quality of the skin is noticed immediately but continued improvement occurs over the next 4-6 months as new collagen is formed.

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Hair Removal - More advanced than even lasers, IPL is the first photoepilation technology proven to treat unwanted hair safely on many skin types. Best results are achieved on the individual with dark hair and light skin. Permanent hair reduction is defined as long-term stable reduction in the number of hairs regrowing after a treatment regimen - not the total and complete elimination of every single hair.

Blood Vessel / Vascular Laser Removal - (Excel Nd:YAG) Age spots, broken blood vessels on the nose and cheeks, venous lakes on the lips and cherry red spots on the face or elsewhere can now be treated without surgery using our Excel Vascular laser system. At our practice in Halifax, Nova Scotia we can provide skin rejuvenation options to help you remove those unwanted spots. Laser spot removal has the added advantage that their removal occurs without any bruising or downtime and minimal discomfort.

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Latisse - From the makers of Botox, Allergan has now brought to Canada the most effective and only prescription eyelash product approved in Canada to grow your natural eyelashes longer, fuller, and darker. Visible results happen as early as eight weeks, with full, dramatic effects in 12-16 weeks.

Pro-Derm Skin Care Products - Specifically developed by a Canadian dermatologist to meet your skin care needs. This advanced product line addresses your most basic skin care requirements – from sunscreens to moisturizers to eye contour creams. Consult our staff that can customize an easy, inexpensive treatment line that addresses life's most common skin concerns. Information is available on our website. All products are paraben free.

Colorescience - "Sunforgettable" - the first all-powderful long lasting protection with an SPF of 30. It covers and protects and is an easy application on top of existing sunscreens or make-up. Can be applied many times daily.

Bauerfeind Medical Compression Stockings - This is the first compression stocking that has been proven to care for and protect the legs in clinical testing. It’s effectiveness in providing adequate compression and showing medical benefit has been shown in clinical experiments. The Venotrain stockings are very easy to get on and off and very comfortable to wear. 1 out of 2 adults over the age of 30 need compression stockings. Most drug plans cover an average of 2 pairs of stockings per year. Click here to view which drug plans cover the Bauerfeind Medical Compression Stockings.

Tilley Sunhats - Avoiding the sun is always a problem even in our climate. We are now offering a stylish sunhat that will protect you from the sun and still look fashionable whether you golf, hike, kayak, garden or just lounge out of doors.

All of the above procedures are performed at the Dermatology Rejuvenation Centre. We pride ourselves in offering the most advanced medical aesthetic procedures with minimal discomfort or downtime. Our primary focus is directed to client satisfaction.