Advanced Skincare for Fall

As a skin care doctor in Vancouver, Dr. Roz Kamani offers aesthetic services and advanced skincare treatments from her cutting-edge clinic In Kitsilano. Maintaining a radiant complexion can be tricky after the dry, hot summer. If you haven’t been diligent with the sunblock, your skin could be left blotchy, dull, and blemished.   If playing connect-the-dots has gotten old, the fall is a great time to get your skin back on track. The reduced daylight hours and cooler temps present the perfect opportunity to replenish your skin and reverse the superficial signs of ageing. We’ve got three excellent suggestions to jumpstart your post-summer skincare routine.   Brighten up with a chemical peel   If your once dewy skin has turned lacklustre and dull, it probably needs exfoliation. A medical strength chemical peel works to correct common conditions like fine lines, enlarged pores, congested skin, acne, blemishes and irregular pigmentation. Chemical peels rely on potent ingredients like Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids (AHA or BHA) to exfoliate and stimulate the skin, improving radiance and day-to-day health. For November, Dr. Kamani will be offering gentle chemical peels for 20% off, so book your appointment today.   Upgrade your moisturizer While gel creams work beautifully in the summer, colder temperatures require extra hydration to keep moisture locked in. It’s vital to understand your skin type to choose the right products. Oily skin types should opt for a non-comedogenic facial moisturizer that won’t clog pores while dryer types need hyaluronic acid to enhance hydration and elasticity. Look for formulas with multi-functional ingredients that hydrate, nourish and protect. Learn about your skin type and which products work best... read more

Get Longer Lashes with Latisse

Have you heard about Latisse? If your lashes are thinning or balding, many doctors recommend Latisse as a safe and speedy solution for eyelash growth. First approved in 2008, Latisse is only available in Canada with a prescription, because it’s a medication with a real, tangible impact on eyelash growth. Originally intended as a glaucoma treatment, optometrists noted patients using the product were developing longer, darker lashes. This prompted developers to rebrand the drug for cosmetic purposes. After a lengthy trial with nearly 300 participants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration noted Latisse could be sold to help strengthen, lengthen, and regrow eyelashes. In fact, during trials growth was boosted by about 25%. Lashes were also visibly thicker—by 106%. The rest is history. Latisse became known as an eyelash supplement (that’s occasionally used on eyebrows, too). It’s surprising to think that in American people spend over $1 billion dollars on mascara each year. Interestingly, no matter how much (or how little) make-up people wear, long lashes are universally sought-after, with some women investing in extensions and perms as routinely as they do their nails. The drawback is many of these procedures damage the lashes. While the results from Latisse are not instant, it won’t damage your delicate lashes or follicles. People who start using the product usually see results within a few months. This is because like our hair, eyelash follicles go through cycles of growth and rest. At any one time, approximately 90 percent of your 100 to 200 eyelash follicles per eyelid are in the growth phase. Latisse works by lengthening the time of the follicle’s growth... read more

CoolSculpting in Vancouver: Freeze Away Your Fat

Are you looking to get rid of stubborn fat, sculpt your figure or simply feel comfortable in your clothes again? If the answer is yes, CoolSculpting could be for you. At her CoolSculpting clinic in Vancouver, Dr. Roz Kamani works one with patients who are interested in this leading non-surgical fat-reduction treatment. CoolSculpting is an innovative way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat. It involves no surgery and minimal downtime. Moreover, it’s FDA approved with more than 7 million treatments performed worldwide—because safety is always a consideration. CoolSculpting is a clinically proven process that uses precisely controlled cooling to target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen) and destroyed. Then, over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these cells. The treatment has become increasingly popular, largely because of how the body works. Generally, losing or gaining weight does not increase or decrease the number of cells in your body. What changes is the size of the fat cells. When weight is gained, fat cells get bigger. What this means is there are some stubborn pockets of fat that you simply can’t get rid of through diet and exercise. It may be a little pouch that overflows from the bra—or a little roll on the stomach or under the buttocks. Many of the people who use CoolSculpting are in generally good shape. They’re just trying to refine one or two problem areas. CoolSculpting works because it’s a targeted treatment that reduces the number of fat cells in specific areas. In fact, it can reduce fat cells by up to 27%... read more

Refining the Double Chin

The curse of the double chin is an affliction that affects many people later in life. A little different from having “work done,” refining a double chin is a process that can now be done in the office with a series of needles containing fat-melting deoxycholic acid, more commonly known as Belkyra.   Dr. Roz. Kamani works with people who want to refine the appearance of fullness under the chin. Some people are simply predisposed to chin fat, which means it’s almost pointless to try to sweat or diet it away. Sometimes, it’s just genetic—and this little pouch will be present regardless of weight or age. And it’s these people that Belkyra, which is FDA-approved, can really help.   As a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally forming substance within the body, Belkyra aids in the breakdown of fat. For maximum effect, the drug is directly injected in the submental fat layer beneath the chin, which is less terrifying than it sounds especially with the aid of a potent numbing agent. Within moments, lysis (aka cellular disintegration) takes place, and in the weeks that follow the body naturally (and permanently) disposes of the cellular debris, causing the area to shrink and refine.   The process of getting Belkyra is mercifully straightforward—this (literally) isn’t surgery. First, the aforementioned numbing cream is applied, then Dr. Kamani studies your features, mapping out a grid where injections will take place for maximum effect. Most people will require about 15-30 little jabs. However, depending on your situation and desired outcome, more than one treatment may be necessary.   An appointment only lasts about... read more

The Minimalist Approach to Skincare in Vancouver

As a skincare specialist in Vancouver, Dr. Roz Kamani works with men and women interested in powerful skincare. While skincare is often seen as an elaborate, multi-step process, sometimes paring it down to the basics is best. For those who want to Marie Kondo their skincare routine, here’s what to do.   First, it’s vital to audit your stash. More isn’t always better when it comes to skincare. On the contrary, using too many products can cancel out beneficial effects and irritate the skin. Like just about anything in life, it’s necessary to discover what works for you. We recommend SkinCeuticals products, which is a clinically proven (and reasonably priced) line of products that works to correct signs of ageing, promote healthy skin, and prevent future damage. We’ve categorized this by popular skin type, so check out our recommendations for you.   Dry Skin If dry skin is a concern, you’re going to be looking for products that are gentle and hydrating. A good exfoliator that can slough away dull, dry skin is also recommended. Be wary of products that contain alcohol (SD alcohol 40, denatured alcohol, ethanol, and isopropyl alcohol), which can be very drying. Try looking for a serum that contains hyaluronic acid, a powerful natural humectant that helps regulate moisture levels in the skin. A product we love to recommend is SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier, which contains liquorice root extract and other powerful ingredients that bolster moisture and firmness. For moisture, try to find a product that contains natural lipids, which repair and strengthen the skin, like Triple Lipid Restore.   Oily/Acne-Prone Skin Interestingly enough, over the... read more

Dermal Fillers and Injectables in Vancouver: Smooth, Lift, and Tighten with Dr. Roz Kamani

It’s a fact. Over time, the skin develops fine lines and loses its glowy fullness. For those determined to slow the hands of time, Dermal Fillers are a solution commonly used by those who want to diminish the signs of ageing or play up their favourite features. It’s not commonly known but volume loss is responsible for many of the signs traditionally associated with ageing— wrinkling, and sagging. This is partly because of collagen breakdown and as the skin thins it’s easier for lines to form and set. Dermal Fillers smooth wrinkles and creases by replacing the missing volume. When administered by a skilled doctor, they effectively work to recapture the fresh-faced fullness of a healthy, youthful complexion. Today, more than one million people choose to have Dermal Fillers performed annually. As an aesthetic doctor in Vancouver, Dr. Roz Kamani is an authority on all types of injectable solutions. For clients who want to enhance their cheeks, jawline, and lips, she works one-on-one, analyzing each client’s unique facial structure before coming up with treatments designed to help people realize their individual goals. For patients considering rejuvenating treatments, Dr. Roz Kamani uses a Dermal Filler comprised of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body that keeps the skin plump and hydrated. Like many other vital components, the natural stores of hyaluronic acid in the body gradually diminish with age. As these deplete, the effects of ageing become more pronounced and noticeable. Before administering any treatment, Dr. Kamani studies the shape and curvature of her patient’s face. Dermal Fillers must be injected strategically to achieve results that are... read more
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