Botox and Juvederm: Lift and Smooth Without Surgery

Medical cosmetology has evolved so much since I began practising. While it was once scrutinized and whispered about, today it’s openly discussed by both men and women who want to improve their appearance. Botox in Vancouver Many people don’t know that Botox  was invented right here in Vancouver. And it was so controversial at the time—people were like “you’re treating my wrinkles with what?” But now, they want to know how it works and why it works and what options are best for them.   So, when it comes to facial rejuvenation, people today have a lot of non-surgical options, which is amazing. Most treatments can simply be administered by needles—think of it as a shot of self-esteem. And there are two main treatments I like to recommend, which can be used in tandem—Botox and Juvederm.   These two treatments complement each other to combat the biggest signs of ageing, which are wrinkling and sagging. Botox is a natural protein that works to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles, resulting in smoother looking skin. In contrast, Juvederm uses a base of hyaluronic acid to plump up areas where volume has been lost. This usually occurs in the lips, cheeks and around the mouth. Basically, this is the reason that your face can sometimes look like it’s sagging. And this can be even more problematic if it doesn’t happen evenly as it can leave you looking a bit lopsided. Luckily, we have solutions that can be implemented without the trauma and long recovery times associated with cosmetic surgery.   Cosmetic medicine goes far beyond the actual procedures. People want to... read more
Find the Best Sunscreen in Vancouver: The Damage of Sunburn

Find the Best Sunscreen in Vancouver: The Damage of Sunburn

  If summer and sunscreen aren’t as synonymous to you as peanut butter and jelly, they really should be. Skincare isn’t where the mind goes when contemplating activities like surfing, biking, and volleyball, yet beyond sunburn, the sun can have a devastating effect on the skin itself. And it’s important to understand why. As a skin care doctor in Vancouver, Dr. Roz Kamani is adamant about the importance of applying sunscreen year round, no matter the weather. But in the summer it’s even more important—and that’s regardless of skin tone or one’s tendency to burn. “My concern for clients is related to both Health and Beauty,” says Dr. Kamani. “Sunburn is ultimately skin death. It causes a cascade of inflammation and damage at the cellular level, and that damage can go well beyond the swelling, peeling, and discomfort of the sunburn alone.” Any impact visible on the skin is damage—tanning is damage, reddening is damage. And beyond the discomfort, the really scary thing is the long-term impact. According to some skincare doctors, if you get just one blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence, you have more than doubled your chances of developing melanoma later in life. While skin cancer is certainly the most significant reason to diligently use your sunscreen, long-term effects of sunburn also include premature aging. UV damage accounts for 90% of visible signs of aging such as lines and wrinkles, or other signs of sun damage like brown spots. And if you haven’t been protecting your skin, the signs can start showing up as early as your twenties. When the skin changes colour, it’s an indication... read more
Clean Up That Oily Skin This Summer: The Clarisonic Method

Clean Up That Oily Skin This Summer: The Clarisonic Method

  Is shiny oily skin on your nose and forehead destroying your Instagram feed? Anyone who deals with oily skin regularly will tell you that it only gets worse in the summer. That’s because the heat has a stimulating effect on the glands. All that extra oil is meant to act as a barrier to protect the skin, but this usually backfires as people rub and scrub to prevent shine and breakouts. Luckily, there are solutions—and one of the best is the Clarisonic device for cleansing, which is now available at Dr. Roz Kamani’s skincare clinic in Vancouver. Transform Skin in Just 60 Seconds a Day “The Clarisonic was originally developed for skincare professionals to use during treatment,” explains Dr. Kamani. “And it quickly became the #1 cleansing brush recommended by leading dermatologists, aestheticians and spa professionals.” Rather than rotating or scrubbing, the device relies on sonic technology, oscillating at a frequency that produces over 300 movements per second. The resulting flexing action created between the outer and inner brushes work to loosen dirt and oil, removing deep-seated impurities from pores and priming skin to better absorb topical treatments. In fact, clinical results have shown increased product absorption and six times better removal of makeup, dirt, and oil than washing with hands alone. Benefits Smoother, softer, healthier-looking skin Minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles Cleanses so thoroughly, skin care products absorb better Gentle enough to use twice daily on all skin types “Cleansing the skin without causing damage is key to maintaining a beautiful, evenly toned, and healthy complexion,” says Dr. Kamani. “The Clarisonic Method relies... read more

SkinCeuticals Soothing Phyto Corrective Gel

Dr. Kamani is now carrying SkinCeuticals’ breakthrough Phyto Corrective Gel at her skincare clinic in Kitsilano. Ideal for people with a tendency to burn in the summer, this soothing gel serum features botanical ingredients meant to calm and hydrate skin while improving visible redness.   As opposed to harsh skin lighteners that contain hydroquinone, SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel uses natural alternatives to help diminish the appearance of brown spots and promote a clear, fresh-looking complexion.   Key ingredients in the formula include thyme, olive, and cucumber, which are known to soothe and calm skin. Eucalyptus delivers a purifying feeling while hyaluronic acid increases the skin’s ability to hold and retain water.   SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel can be used as needed:   Apply 2-3 drops to face, neck, and chest. Apply using light circular motions Pat dry   The soothing gel can be used on other areas of the body as well, such as hands, legs, and bikini line. If used in the morning, apply  after serum and before sunscreen. When incorporated into your daily summer  skincare routine, this soothing gel can help prevent damage and increase moisture. Experience smoother, more even looking skin all summer... read more

Summertime Skin Care Products Vancouver BC

“The weather is warming up, and the added sun means it’s time to refresh your skin care routine,” says Dr. Roz Kamani. “As most people know, the sun can cause premature ageing. The skin contains a pigment called melanin and too much sun causes more to be produced. This is why we tan. This can also lead to an uneven tone and freckling, along with the redness and oiliness that is the summertime standard for some people.” SUMMER SKIN CARE PRODUCTS FOR VANCOUVER, BC One of the simplest solutions to keep skin beautiful 365 days a year is to use weather appropriate products. In the summer, that means products containing liberal doses of SPF protection, along with antioxidants like resveratrol, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, lycopene, and many others. The point is to repair accumulated damage and increase future resistance. Antioxidant Benefits   Anti-Inflammation – By increasing circulation and cell metabolism, antioxidants such as alpha lipoic acid can reduce inflammation and promote a more even skin tone, as well as help keep acne and wrinkles at bay.   Firming – Certain antioxidants like Coenzyme Q-10 can enhance firmness and even out skin tone.   Wrinkling – While skin care won’t get rid of wrinkles, antioxidants like vitamin C + E can help plump out the skin, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, so skin appears smoother and more youthful.   Antioxidants protect skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells. The right products can work wonders for the health and appearance of your skin, but that means considering your skin type and then selecting the products... read more

Facial Rejuvenation: Refresh and Revitalize with Botox and Juvederm

A tiny wrinkle, the furrow of a brow, a slight slackening around the jawline. If your face no longer feels like your own, you may be a candidate for facial rejuvenation with Dr. Roz Kamani, an aesthetic doctor in Vancouver.   Today, facial rejuvenation no longer requires surgery. In fact, by using Cosmetic Botox and JUVÉDERM in tandem, a simple 30-minute treatment can result in a visible improvement of problem areas that lasts for several months.   Loss of firmness in the face is just part of the natural ageing process. As the collagen that supports the skin breaks down, the skin begins to lose firmness, fullness, and elasticity. This process can also be exacerbated by habits like sunbathing and smoking. And the results are tiny imperfections—frown lines, freckling, or a loosening around the chin and jowls.   As an aesthetic doctor, Dr. Roz Kamani specializes in non-surgical treatments. She is pre-eminently recognized in Vancouver for her expertise with Cosmetic Botox, which works by blocking the nerve impulses to affected areas. The result is a significant reduction of lines and creases. In areas like the cheeks where volume has been lost, Dr. Kamani uses JUVÉDERM. As a simple gel filler, JUVÉDERM uses hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring sugar found in the body) to combine with the water in the skin to gently restore lost fullness.   When facial rejuvenation is performed by a skilled doctor who understands your personal goals and unique facial structure, the results can look so natural that no one will notice. You still look like you, but lively and refreshed!   Like Botox, the benefits... read more
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