As 2015 draws to an end, I look back on all the new or improved products and services Toronto Dermatology Centre has incorporated into our clinic this past year. As a medical Esthetician, I am always hungry for something better, something that will help my patients get the results that they want, faster, safely and with more success.
Towards the end of 2014, we started using our Cutera laser platform, which incorporated the Excel V and the Genesis lasers. Over the past year, we have been treating specific veins, port wine stains, pigmentary problems, leg veins and a multitude of other skin ailments with the Excel V. For skin tightening, collagen boosting, scar treatments and even nail fungus, the Genesis has proven itself to be one of the best laser technologies in existence.
We have gone full tilt with our chemical peels now, solely relying on Mesoesthetic from Spain for the best medical peels available in Canada. We dabbled with a few different lines for a time, but came to the conclusion that only Mesoesthetic could deliver the results that we wanted for our patients this year. From the same company, we have included the newest version of Dermamelan, which includes a pre-peel, two applications of the treatment mask and the home care necessary for the fastest, most comfortable recovery for pigment reduction available.
Our 1064nm NdYag laser for hair removal for dark skin has been pivotal in providing a safe, effective treatment for our darker skin patients. Although the Lightsheer is still our go-to laser for most of our patients, the option for dark skin, especially on the face, is just easier, even less painful and actually more effective.
Although we have been using our Dermaroller for some time now, we have been using the eDS (electric version) non-stop this past year. Results for scars, collagen induction and antiaging have never been so easy. With no downtime except a little pink hue to the skin for a few days, this treatment is less painful than lasers, results are just as fast, and for some scars such as ice pick scars, we find it more effective than resurfacing lasers. I just did my full face with eDS a week ago and tolerated the treatment with ease and already I’m seeing terrific improvements in my skin texture and tone.
This year we introduced the new Clarisonic Smart, a device that cleans the skin up to 30 times better than hand washing! SkinCeuticals and SkinMedica introduced some amazing new products as well. From acne to anti-aging and everything in between, I think we have cornered the market on the very best that home care products have to offer. They are great on their own and even better as a complement to our amazing services.
I am biting my tongue right now too because I have some incredible news for 2016, but I can’t let the cat out of the bag just yet; but stay tuned as I will be revealing something incredible in January. It is something that all of our estheticians and doctors have been crazy excited to add to our repertoire and I know our patients are going to flip for it. I have tried it myself and I can’t wait for you to hear my experience. Hint: bye bye fat.
As well even bigger and better news is coming late spring/early summer. Our entire clinic will be involved and it is going to take us from being the best Dermatology centre in Toronto to the best one in Canada (or are we already??). Toronto Dermatology Centre just keeps getting better and better and I am loving our journey so far. We are constantly growing and becoming better for our patients, so take advantage of us if you haven’t already. We are always happy to help.
Happy New Year to everyone, and may 2016 be even bigger and more thrilling!
~ Sheri Roselle, Medical Esthetician at Toronto Dermatology Centre