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CONTENTS MAY + JUNE 2016

enhance 32 M O N E Y S P E C I A L Cosmetic surgery too expensive? Well, it doesn’t have to be. Here are four ways to finance your cosmetic procedure.

34 MONEY SPECIAL What can you afford? Learn how to balance your expectations and budget when it comes to cosmetic enhancement with our high and low procedure guide.

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4 6 B O DY Take the cold plunge of cryotherapy, one of the newest trends to get skinny and heal yourself in Canada.

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5 3 C A S E S T U DY A patient shares her experience on how scar therapy boosted her self-esteem.

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news 1 6 S TA R R A DA R We are smitten with the newest face of L’Oréal Paris—and you will be, too!

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22 B O DY Leave the gym glowing, with our head-to-toe essentials, and figure out how to banish cellulite.

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Discover the clarifying power of volcanic ash, clay and charcoal with our skin and body picks.

74 S P OT LI G H T Papaya, the antioxidant you need now for your skin.

56 NEWS Embrace hemp, the new superfood in town and read about the restorative powers of reiki.

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With both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day coming up fast, we know you’ll be in search of the perfect gifts for special loved ones! From the beauty queen to the fitness buff to the spa lover, we found unique and thoughtful gift ideas for even the trickiest of recipients. Head to elevatemagazine.com to get inspired for your gift shopping!

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WE  SUSAN SARANDON Elevate is smitten with the newest face of L’Oréal Paris. When I think of actresses who bring a smile to my face, Susan Sarandon definitely tops my list. Her life in the Hollywood limelight has always been one full of proud accomplishments and amazing performances (hello, Thelma & Louise!), but most of all she is a woman who stands up for what she believes in and takes her status as a role model seriously by embracing causes she cares about. At the age of 69, Sarandon shows women worldwide that age is just a number and that it shouldn’t limit you from putting both your best face and mind forward every single day. L’Oréal Paris, you couldn’t have chosen a stronger brand ambassador! –AD PHOTOS: THINKSTOCK, IMAGECOLLECT, KEYSTONE PRESS AGENCY

Apart from Leo finally winning an Oscar at the Academy Awards this year, the other man who got a lot of attention on the red carpet was Tom Cruise—and it wasn’t for his acting. Cruise’s face was extremely inflated-looking and he had an unusually smooth forehead and almostflawless tear troughs, sparking rumours that perhaps he has had surgery or injectables with poor results. Maybe he needed a bit more downtime? Or is Cruise just looking a little pudgy? Either way, this man’s Days of Thunder seem to be officially over.

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SKINCEUTICALS PHYSICAL MATTE UV DEFENSE SPF #50 ($44, doctors’ offices and medispas) The weightless texture and matte finish of this mineral sunblock works perfectly for oily skin and allows for a flawless canvas for your daily makeup, camouflaging lines and all. By protecting your skin, you’ll always maintain a youthful complexion.

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In early January, Allergan, the creator of Botox, spent $90 million to buy a New York biotech company called Anterios that’s working on a topical form of the botulinum toxin found in Botox. Although the topical version is still in clinical trials, the company has completed two studies— one on acne and the other on crow’s feet—and will soon complete a study on excessive sweating. The topical form may not be as powerful as the injectable, but needle-queasy candidates may not need to worry anymore about the prick! –AD

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out. EPA, DHA, GLA, zeaxanthin, lutein and vitamin D work together in an oral pill so that the skin’s deeper layers can consume nutrients more effectively. The supplement hydrates skin and boosts firmness and elasticity while simultaneously controlling roughness, redness and inflammation. The bonus: Bend Skincare’s Anti-Aging formula increases skin’s resistance to UV damage by 83 per cent while reducing visible signs of sun damage. By taking four soft gel capsules daily, you’ll begin to notice results after just two weeks. Full results are visible after three months, so get started!

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DON’T MAKE A MOUNTAIN… ...of a mole. Learn the facts on moles and their removal. BY AMANPREET DHAMI Moles are “simple clusters of skin cells that start in our childhood and increase in number as we age,” says Dr. Kevin Sliwowicz, BSc, MD, CCFP(EM), director of the Toronto Centre for Advanced Skin Repair. They can be worrisome and, in other cases, simply something you don’t like on yourself. Here are the facts on moles so you can determine if yours is simply a cosmetic imperfection or something more sinister. FACTS

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HOW DO I KNOW IF A MOLE IS HARMLESS OR CANCEROUS? Doctors follow the ABCDE rule to examine skin lesions. A: Asymmetry B: Border C: Colour D: Diameter E: Evolving Moles that are round, symmetrical and less than six millimetres in size, with sharp borders and one shade of colour are not a concern. REMOVAL

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Others can be removed by shave excision and leave the skin surface intact. DOWNTIME Excisions done with closure require suture removal after five to seven days. There will be swelling and redness for three to four days after the procedure. Lesions removed with shave excision heal in about seven to 10 days and remain red for anywhere from two to eight weeks, depending on the patient’s healing power. SIDE EFFECTS To avoid infection, patients must keep their wound covered and change the dressing once a day. They must also avoid exercise or swimming until the excision heals. Although scarring is unavoidable, incisions are kept tight and small. Scar treatment procedures are available for those who don’t like the scar left behind. COST Price varies depending on the size, body area, depth and complexity of the skin lesion.

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organically grown roses from Herefordshire, England, this delicate scent is just what you need to reminisce about the good times with the woman you loved so fondly. PHOTOS: THINKSTOCK

Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Overnight Firming Mask ($110, thebay.com) is a gift that will be much appreciated from this classic beauty. A perfect fit for the woman who seems like she invented beauty.

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a bit of a gap in understanding what happens between being young and being old.” Thus far, the studies conducted on Caucasian women reveal that the cellular energy in the cells starts to decline in your 30s: “This means that the cells are less able to actually use the anti-aging ingredients in our skincare products, so we need to figure out how to boost the cells’ energy,” explains Dr. Neuser. By conducting such in-depth studies, Olay is in a position to revolutionize the way antiaging skin care works and target the most specific concerns, whether you’re 20 or 70.

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YOUR body NAIL CORNER:

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CND Vinylux in Honey Darlin’ ($12, salons)

What you need to wear on your nails right now! BY AMANPREET DHAMI This spring, nail collections provide a refreshing colour wheel with endless options that echo garden foliage, fresh flowers and playful hues. Here are our favourites.

LEAVE THE GYM

glowing!

Essie Nail Polish in Going Guru ($8, drugstores and mass retailers)

In a pinch but need an amazing mani for a special occasion? Don’t worry: Try the new Impress Oval Gel Manicure ($9.99, Walmart, Jean Coutu, London Drugs), an easy-to-use and flattering press-on manicure in a natural-looking shape in on trend colours with accent nails that look professionally painted. My personal favourite: Gossip Girl, a cool sea foam shade with a modern abstract accent nail. This press-on manicure has serious glam factor!

Stock your gym bag with these essentials so you can look refreshed for the rest of your day. BY NICOLE LIPPAY Do you hesitate to make plans after your trip to the gym for fear of looking like a hot mess? Go ahead and schedule your brunch because we have the best products to help you face your day looking fresh and put together, even after your sweatiest workout.

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SOFT TO TOUCH Fresh Seaberry Nourishing Hand Cream ($26, Sephora) After constantly wiping down machines and washing your hands, make sure you replenish the moisture in your skin. We love this rich formula with cupuacu butter and omegas to really lock in hydration.

REDO YOUR DO! Kevin.Murphy Doo. Over ($38, select salons) After a particularly intense workout, your hair can look a little limp. Pump up the volume with this dry shampoo hairspray hybrid. The greasiness will be gone, and the hold allows you to create any style you desire.

KEEP CLEAN Joe Fresh Make-Up Remover Wipes ($10, Shoppers Drug Mart) These wipes are perfect for removing any traces of foundation or residue left on your skin after your workout. The wipes themselves are soft, and gently cleanse the skin with vitamins A, C and D.

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LOOK GOOD Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Makeup Work It! Full! Flared! Fit! Mascara ($15.79, drugstores) This long-lasting formula uses triplestrength waxes to adhere to your lashes, giving them volume and length, so it will definitely last through your cardio session.

After an intense workout, all you want to do is throw your damp clothes in the wash! Nathan Sport-Wash ($18.95, visit insport.ca for retail locations), designed specifically to wash athletic technical fabrics, preserves their colour and efficiency while attacking odour, so you’re left with squeaky-clean workout duds.

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BY WENDY LEE HYNES Dimples on the face? Yes, please! Dimples anywhere else? No way! And by unwanted dimples, we mean cellulite. According to Airene Francisco, a nurse who specializes in cellulite removal at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic in Toronto, 98 per cent of women have cellulite. Since you may not be part of that lucky two per cent, here’s everything you need to get rid of that stubborn cottage cheese look on your thighs!

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At Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, non-invasive cellulite reduction with Silhouet-Tone’s Lumicell Wave 6 is in high demand by patients. Lumicell Wave 6 combines three modes to encourage cellulite reduction: a photopneumatic massage with infrared light (a deep-tissue massage

that warms up the tissue and removes toxins), an ultrasound that melts fat deep in the skin and prevents storage of new fatty deposits and radiofrequency (which tightens skin by stimulating collagen production). Each treatment lasts 45 minutes per area. TREATMENT PROTOCOL For significant results, you need a series of eight to 10 treatments done once or twice a week.

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Elancyl Slim Design ($60, available in drugstores across Canada), a topical that contains caffeine to activate fat removal when applied to the skin. Elancyl offers three different types of cellulite treatments that target the specific cellulite you have. Help absorb this treatment and promote blood circulation to areas of concern with the help of Mary Kay’s TimeWise Body Smooth-Action Cellulite Gel Cream and Body Massager ($52, marykay.ca).

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Does the idea of trying on lipstick with a tester make you cringe? Because, really, who knows who else tried it on before you? Plus, it’s so hard to decide if a colour works on you. If this sounds familiar, Sephora’s latest technology, Visual Artist, within its Sephora To Go app (available for download on iTunes; a 2-D multi-platform version for mobile, tablet and desktop can be found at sephora.com/ visualartist), will change your lipstick-purchasing process

for the better! Sephora Visual Artist uses your smartphone’s camera to map your lip location and shape so you can try on dozens of lipstick shades at home or at your local Sephora. The interactive digital overlay of your lips moves with you as you move around your phone camera — I swear it’s amazing! Try on every shade you want, compare swatches and share photos on social media or with friends to see if you should buy that shade. Now go test away!

A PERFECT

smile

Find out if you should consider dental bonding for your teeth. BY WENDY LEE HYNES

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Everyone wants that perfect smile. If you have a less-thanperfect grin, it can impact your self-confidence. For most people, veneers are too expensive and out of the question. But now there’s a more economical alternative, called dental bonding, that will give you a smile as stunning as Julia Roberts’. Dental bonding, a great alternative to veneers, repairs decayed, chipped or cracked teeth. It can be used to improve discolouration, close up gaps, make your teeth look longer for a less gummy smile or

change the shape of your teeth, explains Dr. Sol Weiss, DDS, a cosmetic dentist at The Art of Dentistry (artofdentistry.com) in Toronto. Preparation is minimal, says Dr. Weiss, although most people like to get their teeth whitened before the procedure. Dental bonding takes 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to complete. COST $600 per tooth RESULTS Teeth bonding can last as long as 10 years, but it doesn’t resist stains as much as veneers. Stay away from nuts, ribs, wings or anything with a bone to avoid chips. Bonding works best for small cosmetic dental changes or for the correction of teeth with low bite pressure, like the front teeth. Consult your dentist to see if teeth bonding can work for you.

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YOUR hair KNIT, TWIST AND BRAID

spring HAIR

Get the look from Christian Siriano’s F/W’16 runway show.

MUST-HAVES

Our editor shares her favourites for spring! BY AMANPREET DHAMI

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Before blow-drying, be sure to add Sebastian Trilliant ($21.95, sebastianprofessional. com) and Sebastian Mousse Forte ($16.95) to damp hair for maximum styling efficiency. Begin by blow-drying hair straight and clean.

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Take an off-centre section from the crown of your head and tuck it away. Next, tuck away another section from the left side of your head, starting at the temple. Brush the remaining hair into a side part and fasten with a temporary pony.

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Remove the temporary pony and gather both twists and loose hair; split into four chunks and make a four-strand braid, weaving the parts all the way down and fastening them together.

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Finish by rubbing Sebastian Eruptek ($24.95) onto the braid. Then gently pull the braid apart throughout and show off that knitted, twisted braid you just wove together.

When the weather changes, I usually refresh my seasonal hair products. Check out my three faves for this spring! GOLDWELL KERASILK COLOR CLEANSING CONDITIONER ($35.30, professional Goldwell salons) I recently went back to a rich dark brown colour, so I am doing whatever I can to preserve my new shade. Infused with keratin, colour-caring silk and Polynesian tamanu oil, this cleansing conditioner makes my hair soft to touch but still refreshingly clean. I haven’t thought twice about switching back to a regular shampoo.

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Finish off with Sebastian Zero Gravity ($19.95) over Shine Shaker ($18.96) for a runway look in five simple steps.

PAI-SHAU SUBLIME HOLD HAIRSPRAY ($29.50, salons and paishau.com) I hate the feeling of crunchy locks, but this tea-infused flexible-hold hairspray from Pai-Shau is anything but! And the quick-dry formula and 360-degree nozzle make it easy for flawless and natural-looking styling.

It’s normal to shed anywhere between 50 and 100 hairs each day. Anything over 100 is considered excessive shedding, and the medical term for this is telogen effluvium. – AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY

PHOTOS: SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL

BY WENDY LEE HYNES The braid is back with a remix. The knit, twist and braid was prevalent throughout the collection of heavy-knit sweaters with braided patterns. Taking a cue from the garments, Anthony Cole, lead hair stylist from Sebastian Professional, recreated the edgy braid on the models.

TANGLE TEEZER BLOW STYLING HAIRBRUSH ($38, Sephora, Hudson’s Bay and Urban Outfitters) This innovative hairbrush cuts my blow-dry time in half and makes it an effortless endeavour. How? The teeth of the brush have a fixed base so there is no need to stretch the hair (the design of the brush has tension built into it). The overlapping teeth also extract surface water from the hair to cut down dry time. Pretty neat, eh?

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EARTHEN elements Harnessing the power of volcanic lava, meteorites and clay, these skin- and body-care essentials will give you a purely clarified and smooth-as-silk complexion. BY AMANPREET DHAMI PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL CHMIELOWIEC

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1. THEFACESHOP Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Toner ($25, thefaceshop-america.com) 2. THEFACESHOP Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Mud Pack ($25, thefaceshopamerica.com) 3. Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask ($80, charlottetilbury. com); 4. Fuzz Wax Bar V-Mask Bikini Care ($35, fuzzwaxbar.com) 5. Dermaquest DermaClear Mask ($58, dermaquest.ca) 6. Elabloom Exfoliating Body Scrub ($14.95, elabloom. com) 7. Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque ($60, buy.dermalogica.ca) 8. Filorga Skin-Absolute Ultimate Night Anti-Ageing Cream ($195, murale. ca) 9. Miracle 10 Mask ($65, miracle10.com)

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BEAUTY BILL Four different ways to pay for your cosmetic procedure.

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he decision to go ahead with a cosmetic procedure is a big one, fraught with all sorts of emotional and logistical considerations. But once you’ve decided to go for it, another big question looms: How are you going to pay for it? If you don’t have the cash to pay for your procedure outright, there are several ways to finance that nose job you’ve been longing for or that tummy tuck you promised yourself you’d get after having kids.

HERE’S A LOOK AT FOUR COMMON WAYS TO FINANCE YOUR COSMETIC PROCEDURE:

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PRIVATE FINANCING COMPANY

Private financing companies can be an appealing option for patients who don’t want to use up their line of credit with their financial institution or the available credit on their credit card, according to Ann Kaplan, president and CEO of iFinance Canada Inc., which owns Medicard. “They want to keep that line of credit for other needs,” she says. There are several different private financing companies, but, Medicard, which has been in business for 20 years, enjoys the largest market share in Canada, explains Kaplan. With a private financing company, the funds are paid upfront to the cosmetic

LOAN FROM FAMILY OR FRIENDS

It may seem like a no-brainer to ask a family member or friend to spot you some money. And though it may work out brilliantly in some cases, Kaplan cautions that there are some situations where this may not be a wise idea. “The worst loans are when someone co-signs for a girlfriend and then they break up,” she says. “They’re still liable, but they’re not with that person anymore.”

Plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Kreidstein, MD, MSc, FRCS(C), says he has encountered such situations. “I see that, and we try to insulate ourselves from it a little bit because we’ve been stuck in that kind of situation,” he says.

PROS OF THIS FINANCING OPTION

• With family members or friends, you can often agree on terms that will work for you

• In most cases, this should

• Borrowing money from friends

or family can complicate the relationship, especially if you have difficulty making a payment Potential issues may arise if the relationship dissolves over the terms of the loan

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• Patients can get financing on the spot • Viable option for patients who may not be able to get a line of credit with a bank • Generally less expensive than using a credit card

CONS OF THIS FINANCING OPTION

• Generally more expensive than a line of credit with a financial institution

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Paying for cosmetic surgery with a credit card will usually be the most expensive option. If you put a large sum of money on your card for a procedure and plan to pay it off over a long period of time, Kaplan recommends speaking with your credit card company to try to negotiate a better interest rate.

• Many credit cards offer rewards programs (e.g.

CONS OF THIS FINANCING OPTION

THE WORST LOANS ARE WHEN SOMEONE CO-SIGNS FOR A GIRLFRIEND AND THEN THEY BREAK UP. THEY’RE STILL LIABLE, BUT THEY’RE NOT WITH THAT PERSON ANYMORE.

PROS OF THIS FINANCING OPTION

PROS OF THIS FINANCING OPTION

be less expensive than other financing options

surgeon and the patient then pays the financing company through monthly payments. The cost of borrowing will vary, depending on the patient. According to Kaplan, Medicard’s cost of borrowing starts at zero per cent and goes up to 22.95 per cent.

points for flights, cash back, etc), so using this payment method can allow you to rack up points or other rewards.

CONS OF THIS FINANCING OPTION

• Putting a large sum on your credit card for a cos•

metic procedure can tie up your credit line if you’re unable to pay it off promptly As the saying goes, if you can’t pay for it, should you really be buying it?

BANK LOAN

There are two types of loans you can get from your bank: a secured or unsecured loan. A secured loan is backed by the security of your assets, generally giving you a higher borrowing amount and lower interest rate. While unsecured loans have faster approvals and require less paperwork, they are usually harder to obtain because a better credit score is required. “Still, a line of credit is generally a cheaper option,” says Kaplan.

PROS OF THIS FINANCING OPTION

• Lower interest rate than a credit card

CONS OF THIS FINANCING OPTION

• With a secured loan, the approval •

process usually takes longer than for an unsecured loan because the collateral must be processed and verified If you obtain a secured loan and are unable to make the payments, you risk losing the collateral

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WHAT PRICE TAG CAN YOU AFFORD? Whether it’s a big-ticket procedure or a cosmetic enhancement that’s easier on your wallet, it’s important to know how your expectations will match up to the results you’ll actually see. BY ASHLEY KOWALEWSKI

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hen it comes to considering cosmetic enhancement procedures, it’s important to balance your expectations and aesthetic goals with your budget. Yet, at the same time, depending on what you want to see, sometimes spending more on a more invasive procedure is the better option. For most cosmetic concerns and needs, there is a high and low option to choose from. To help you make an informed decision (while keeping money on your mind), we spoke to Dr. Mansour Bendago, MD, FRCSC, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, and Dr. Frank Lista, MD, FRCSC, founder and medical director of The Plastic Surgery Clinic. Both doctors shared options for different budgets while discussing the pros and cons for each, so you can understand what procedure is right for your wallet and your desired results.

THE ULTIMATE BREAST AUGMENTATION LOW Want bigger breasts for the weekend? As Dr. Lista explains, “Some plastic surgeons in the U.S. will inject saline (salt-water) into your breasts so they will look as big as you want them to look for just over 24 hours. You’re just bloated, but they’re big.”

LIGHTER-ON-THE-WALLET NON- INVASIVE COSMETIC PROCEDURES: YOU’LL NEED TOUCH-UPS AREA OF CONCERN

BUDGET-FRIENDLY PROCEDURE

REASONS IT ROCKS

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMM

NOSE

Dermal fillers and hyaluronic acid-based facial fillers, such as Juvéderm, from $600 per syringe

“Some people don’t like the bump on their nose,” Dr. Lista explains, “so instead of lowering the bump, we fill in the depression to straighten out the nose, which is much less invasive since it only takes half an hour and then you can go home.”

Dr. Bendago explains that this lasts about two years and is used to camouflage any bumps on the nose or help correct depressions in the nose profile but that it’s not suitable for “those who already have a large nose and want to slim it down.”

LOSS OF VOLUME IN THE FACE

Dermal fillers, (hyaluronic acid-based facial fillers), from $600 per syringe

Quite like filling in the depression in your nose, facial fillers can be used to add volume to your face. As Dr. Bendago explains, “It only takes about 30 minutes and you see instant results with little downtime.”

Since facial fillers only last about two years, “most people need several syringes to see the most improvement,” explains Dr. Bendago, adding that some swelling and bruising are common.

SAGGING SKIN

Laser skin tightening, from $300 per session for the face but up to $4,000 for other areas

“To treat sagging skin, we use radio-frequency treatments, which heat up the protein collagen so it shrinks,” explains Dr. Lista. There is minimal downtime and it tightens loose areas, such as the neck, bellybutton and face.

This is a mildly invasive treatment where the skin needs to be frozen to “insert a tiny probe to heat the skin from below,” but Dr. Lista explains that the downtime is about a day. Dr. Bendago warns that, “it can take up to six months to see the full results, and you often need multiple sessions to experience the full effect.”

Fat injection, starting at $8,000

While this is the same price as a breast augmentation, the upside to this over typical breast implant surgery is that “you’re not putting anything foreign into your body,” explains Dr. Lista.

“This is actually a fairly complex surgery and is much less predictable than a regular breast augmentation,” explains Dr. Lista. “The fat doesn’t always take, so you may end up with different results from what you expected.”

CoolSculpting, starting at $700 per area

Both Dr. Bendago and Dr. Lista explain that CoolSculpting freezes targeted areas of unwanted fat, which is then eliminated from the body. CoolSculpting requires no downtime, and each session or area only takes about one hour to treat.

“If you pinch an area on your body and imagine it being reduced by 25 per cent, most people say they want more than that, so most people do two or three treatments,” says Dr. Lista. It can take up to three months to see full results.

BREAST AUGMENTATION

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HIGH-LEVEL FIX

REASONS IT ROCKS

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMM

Rhinoplasty, $7,500 to $15,000, depending on how much work is needed

“Rhinoplasty can lead to very drastic results,” explains Dr. Bendago “but it can ultimately lead to a more harmonious balance for your face.” Dr. Lista says, “You get a totally resculpted nose because the foundation of the nose, the bone and cartilage have been reshaped for a permanent fix.”

“This is a pretty major operation where you have to be put to sleep with general anaesthesia that can take anywhere from two to six hours, leaving you in a cast for a week with black eyes for up to two days, ” explains Dr. Lista. Dr. Bendago adds, “This is a permanent fix, but revision is not an easy option.”

Facelift, $8,000 to $20,000

“When doing a facelift, we can reposition the tissue underneath to restore volume while tightening the skin at the same time,” explains Dr. Lista.

This is a much more invasive surgery. Dr. Lista adds that there will be bruising for a few weeks as “the internal structure is getting moved around to replace the volume you need.”

SAGGING SKIN

Neck lift, tummy tuck or facelift, starting at $10,000

The most effective way to get rid of excess skin, explains Dr. Bendago, is through lift or tuck operations which involve the removal of excess skin, such as a facelift, neck lift or tummy tuck.

Since these surgeries are much more invasive, both Dr. Bendago and Dr. Lista warn that there are always added complications and that the recovery period can be a few weeks at home.

BREAST AUGMENTATION

Breast augmentation, starting at $8,000

Dr. Lista and Dr. Bendago agree that breast augmentation is a permanent and predictable surgery to enhance breast size and add symmetry with reliable results.

“There are always risks involved with surgery and the implants themselves,” says Dr. Bendago. Dr. Lista adds that “the downtime is about one week away from work.”

EXCESS FAT

Liposuction, starting at $4,500

“For the most drastic results, liposuction will remove more unwanted fat than a non-surgical procedure,” says Dr. Bendago. Dr. Lista concurs, saying that “liposuction is a permanent and very effective and reliable way to remove excess fat.”

“It’s an operation, so you’ll need to be put to sleep and you’ll be off work for one week,” explains Dr. Lista. “You will also have to wear a garment for about six weeks.”

AREA OF CONCERN NOSE

LOSS OF VOLUME IN THE FACE

COVERING COST$ When does provincial health care contribute to surgery?

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Health care, such as OHIP, may help cover the costs of your surgery if it’s medically necessary, but you need to make sure you do it the right way. As well, different provinces have slightly different regulations, so look into them in advance. Here’s a list of procedures that are considered medical in nature, which is why provincial health care plans can offset the cost in the first place.

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BIG-TICKET INVASIVE SURGERIES: LONGER-LASTING AND, IN MOST CASES, PERMANENT RESULTS

• BREAST REDUCTION If you have a docu-

mented history of back, shoulder or neck pain

• NASAL SURGERY If a deviated septum is causing breathing issues

• PANNICULECTOMY If an overhanging apron of fat and tissue is causing skin irritation

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Female hair loss has a solution IF YOU ARE A WOMAN who suffers from hair loss, fine or thinning hair: you know it’s tough, it makes you feel older, it hurts physically, mentally, but mostly emotionally. Now there is a solution. The Evolve Volumizer It doesn’t change who you are, it changes how you feel about you. And that feels good. To find out more about how to solve your hair and scalp issues, call one of our Capilia Centres for your personal free consultation. We have over 30 years of experience in hair loss. Capilia Hair Loss Solution centres offer: • Advanced Trichological Services • Microscopic Hair and Scalp Analysis • Customized Hair Prosthesis • Surgical Hair Transplants • Treatments for hair loss • Treatments for ailments of the scalp: i.e. psoriasis, eczema

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CELEBRATING SUMMER! Just in time for Mother’s Day, we gave a head-to-toe makeover to Summer Jeffery, a young mother and hard-working nurse from Barrie, Ontario, to help her look and feel like the best version of herself. BY AMANPREET DHAMI PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALVARO GOVEIA

MAKEUP: STEPHEN SARDELLA, REGIONAL TRAINER, SHISEIDO CANADA; ON-SET HAIRSTYLING: SAVERIO LACALAMITA, NIOXIN, P&G; WARDROBE STYLING: KYJO STYLE (KYJOSTYLE.COM); CLOTHING: FREDA’S, TORONTO; FOOTWEAR: RON WHITE SHOES; LOCATION: COLETTE GRAND CAFÉ, TORONTO

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A REJUVENATED AND FRESH FACE For overall facial rejuvenation using fillers, injectables and laser rejuvenation, Summer was treated by Dr. Vince Bertucci, MD, FRCPC, head dermatologist at Bertucci Medspa in Woodbridge, Ontario, as well as president of the Canadian Dermatology Association and co-director of the cosmetic dermatology and laser fellowship at the University of Toronto. “Summer was concerned that she looked tired,” explains Dr. Bertucci. “She has a busy life between working and being a parent. She wanted to look refreshed without looking overdone. It was very crucial to her that she had a natural appearance while still providing noticeable results.” Upon meeting Summer, Dr. Bertucci did a full-face assessment from top to bottom, including the forehead and neck. “In the

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SUMMER JEFFERY, 36 YEARS OLD

• BY DAY, SUMMER IS A

HARD-WORKING NURSE. She is engaged to her partner of 12 years, Mirko, and they live together with their sixyear-old daughter, Harlo. They are currently building their dream home.

• SUMMER LOVES

BEING ACTIVE: “I love working out and I’ve always been athletic. I love volleyball and surfing when I go away. I’m in the water at my cottage every summer. That is my happy place, with my kid, on my paddleboard.”

• ON HER DAUGHTER:

“Harlo is everything to me! I could burst into tears just talking about her. She drives me bonkers most of the time, but I miss her all the time. I am that mom who thinks it’s nice for her to go to my parent’s house for a week, but then I just want to be with her the whole time.”

• SUMMER IS PRETTY

BUSY and she is an amazing mother, so we thought, in celebration of Mother’s Day, she deserved to be pampered for being the incredible woman she is.

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process, we address what needs fine tuning through a systemic approach and then make recommendations,” he says. At Bertucci Medspa, recommendations are always prioritized, so even if four treatments are recommended but a patient can only afford one, the patient gets the most “bang for her buck with maximum benefit and satisfaction for the patient.” Dr. Bertucci noticed that there was mid-face volume loss in Summer’s cheeks and central face, which is quite common and resulted in a flattening of her mid-face and cheeks. “By addressing her mid-face region, her face can look more lifted and give the appearance of a good night’s rest,” explains Dr. Bertucci. “There was also hollowing under her eyes and tear trough areas, which gave the appearance of dark circles and tiredness. Something else that I see often in women in their 30s and beyond is the beginning of sagging skin, which had started with Summer.”

summer’s FACIAL REJUVENATION JOURNEY “When we gave Summer a mirror, she smiled,” says Dr. Bertucci. “She noticed the mid-face, in particular, and the improvement in light reflection and the elimination of dark shadows. She got a refreshed and rejuvenated look!”

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E M E RVE L F I LLE RS Emervel fillers were used to contour the upper and lower cheeks ($2,100), so they had a fresher, less fatigued appearance. Emervel was also used in her tear troughs ($800) to address the hollowing of her eyes and achieve better projection and light reflection. Dr. Bertucci also treated her lips ($800). The filler has no downtime, so Summer returned to her regular routine immediately. Emervel is injected using a needle and cannula to limit the chances of bruising. If bruising does occur, it can be camouflaged with makeup, or Dr. Bertucci recommends laser rejuvenation so that it heals faster. There can be some swelling afterwards, but this is most common when injected into the lips and only lasts one or two days. Patients are advised to not apply any pressure to the treatment areas for two weeks. Results vary from person to person but last between six and 12 months, depending on the area.

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The tear troughs last longest at 12 months, while lips last closer to six months.

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DYS PO RT This hyaluronic acid injectable, which paralyzes expression muscles in the face, was injected into the upper facial wrinkles, transverse forehead lines (also known as the 11 vertical wrinkles between the brows) ($530) and crow’s feet lines around the eyes ($335). Dr. Bertucci also lightly used Dysport to address Summer’s nasal bunny lines, her gummy smile and the peau d’orange effect of her chin. Patients can usually return back to their daily routines. There is a risk of bruising after injection, which can be covered with makeup if it does occur. After treatment,

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patients can’t exercise, lie down, rub or massage the area for four hours. Results last from three to four months. TH E R M AG E To address her initial sagging skin, Thermage ($2,500 for full face), which promotes the growth of new collagen and helps slow down the overall aging process, was used. Dr. Bertucci likens it to resetting the clock because you continue to age from that point forward. With Thermage, there is no downtime, although patients experience redness and localized pain during treatment. The only restriction is to not exercise the day of the treatment. Because of the preventive aspect of this treatment, some get this treatment done every one or two years. Ž

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ACTIVE CASUAL

Summer is an active person and always on the move, whether she is running errands, out with her daughter or engaging her athletic side. The jeanstyled black stretch pants, patterned tank and navy jacket provide her with an ease of movement and show off her attractive figure. Darker colours are better for casual looks because they get the most wear and tear.

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Summer naturally has a generous and inviting smile. However that means any small problems with colour and crowding are on full display. T H E LO O K

-DR. DAVID GARDNER, BSC, DDS

SMART CASUAL For when Summer is meeting friends or has some time away from her daughter, this look has more energy and lightness, with dusty pinks and blush tones that draw on her beautiful complexion.

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RADIANT SKIN WITH RVB SKINLAB

AT- HOME SKIN REGIMEN

Summer enjoyed a full facial and skincare consult by Shireen Fakira, an RVB Skinlab Master Trainer at the Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa (handandstone.ca) in Toronto. RVB Skinlab is a professional skin-care line used in spas by aestheticians and beauty professionals that combines dermocosmetic science and the Italian cult of beauty for amazing results. “When Summer came to us, her main concern was dehydration,” explains Cristina Ramirez, president of Intercosmetics and distributor of RVB Skinlab in Canada. “In her professional skin analysis, we discovered the two root causes of her dehydration: eczema and sensitive skin.” With sensitive skin, the barrier function that keeps moisture locked into the deeper levels of the skin doesn’t work, so the skin loses hydration levels faster and quickly becomes inflamed and irritated. “In Canada, though, due to the climate and lifestyle, we experience a lot of skin sensitivity,” says Ramirez. Often a lot of what we perceive as aging is an uneven and splotchy complexion due to sensitivity. By controlling the root causes of these symptoms in the skin from a younger age, skin looks immediately younger and fresher and stays youthful-looking in the long run.

A GLISTENING, HEALTHY smile “Summer naturally has a generous and inviting smile,” explains Dr. David Gardner, BSc, DDS, a family and cosmetic dentist at Gardner Dental Centre (gardnerdentalcentre.com), “however that means any small problems with colour and crowding are on full display. She had minor tooth rotation and crowding, and some of her teeth were a little out of proportion compared to the others. Her teeth were also a bit darker than the ideal range of colour.” HOLLYWOOD SMILE ($700) Dr. Gardner provided Summer with what he calls the $700 Hollywood Smile, an alternative to an extensive full-on cosmetic elevatemagazine.com

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For Summer to upkeep and improve upon the results of her facial, RVB Skinlab provided her with these skin essentials.

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RVB Skinlab Micellar Cleansing Water, $38.50

IN-OFFICE FACIAL RVB SKINLAB SOOTHING FACIAL ($110) Designed to calm irritation and build up the skin’s protective barrier function again, all of the products in this soothing treatment are based on peptides, helixin (filtered snail slime extract) and RVB’s trademark 51+3 hyaluronic complex (made of 51 active ingredients and three hyaluronic acids that nourish the skin to give everything it needs for health and balance). The treatment includes a gentle enzyme peel to exfoliate the skin in a delicate manner and a therapeutic mask loaded with anti-reddening and soothing bioflavonoids. Within the facial, Fakira used a massage technique that focused on lymphatic drainage. Summer would benefit from a monthly facial to maintain the soothing impacts of this treatment.

makeover that is much more costly. This approach results in maximum improvement of a smile in the shortest time for the lowest price and represents tremendous value for the money. The process involved adjusting misalignments and asymmetries in the teeth to create symmetry and beauty. This was done through detailed shaping and recontouring of the teeth, resulting in rebalancing and realignment of the smile. This was followed by a take-home bleaching treatment with extra bleach to push the colour of her teeth into the optimal range. The trick is to push the colour to the maximum that’s believable and radiant. “Summer was the ideal candidate for this procedure because she had her teeth cleaned recently and displayed excellent oral hygiene with healthy gums,” says Dr. Gardner. She also didn’t have a lot of old

RVB Skinlab Gentle Eye Contour Cream, $59 RVB Skinlab Ultra Gentle 24 Hour Nutricream, $86.40

fillings or caps, which helps to achieve better whitening results. This process involves no downtime, and Summer can maintain the results indefinitely by following up with minor bleaching touchups at home that only take 30 minutes each time to do. After teeth whitening, one can experience tooth sensitivity due to dehydration of the teeth, but this can be managed very easily. 

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EVENING ELEGANCE

For dates with Mirko or work events, Martin and Bluks wanted to give Summer an elegant look. The sleeveless dress shows off her strength and creates a stunning silhouette—a classic look when paired with pumps.

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FULL AND BEAUTIFUL HAIR WITH NIOXIN

Summer received a full hair makeover with colour, styling and therapeutic products from Nioxin when she visited Mirella Rota, an ambassador for Nioxin and a stylist at Salon Gaboa International in Woodbridge, Ontario. “Unlike other hair care brands, Nioxin uses an inspirational skin-care approach to cleanse, optimize and treat the hair and scalp,” explains Rota. Nioxin focuses on providing real solutions for thinning hair with salon-grade products that have been developed with a world-renowned team of researchers. “Honestly, Summer has great hair,” says Rota, “but her colour had grown out a bit and her pre-lightened tips had started to lose lustre and shine. I used the Nioxin System 5 Kit ($49.98), a three-part system used to cleanse, optimize and treat the hair and scalp to prevent breakage. This was combined with Diamax Advanced ($59.98), a leave-in salon treatment that helps expand the diameter of each hair strand for instant plumping results.” When it comes to colour, Rota gave her multidimensional highlights and created an ombré look so her hair looked natural and lived in,” says Rota. She kept Summer’s long length because it fit her lifestyle: “She has a young daughter who keeps her busy and she works as a nurse, so she needs to put her hair up easily off her face.” To maintain hair health and limit scalp buildup, Nioxin styling products provide enough hold while still making hair soft to the touch, easy to brush and free of the buildup and stickiness found in ordinary styling products. A healthy and clean scalp that is free of debris, oil and mineral secretions is the optimal environment for thick and healthy hair growth. For Summer, Rota recommended Nioxin Bodifying Foam ($18.32) and Nioxin Niospray Regular Hold Hairspray with Lightplex ($19) for their flexible hold and volumizing effects.

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SUMMER’S SHISEIDO MUST-HAVES 1. Shiseido Perfect Mascara in Black, $32 2. Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio in PK1, $43 3. Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RD142, $32

SHISEIDO NOURISHING MAKEUP

“Summer has a very casual, laid-back vibe about her,” says Stephan Sardella, regional trainer for Shiseido Canada. “Stepping out of her comfort zone was easy, but she still wanted to feel like herself. The goal here was to choose a look that was timeless and fresh.” This was relatively easy because Shiseido makeup formulas are infused with skincare benefits within colour products, so

even the foundations and pigmented lip and eye products both nourish and hydrate the face and skin.” In the first look, Sardella wanted to show off Summer’s aura of effortless style by highlighting bright, luminous skin and creating golden, glowing cheeks. For the second makeup look, Sardella created soft smoky eyes by adding navy shimmering cream to her eyes and perking it up with matte orange-red lips. This could be worn for a night out or with a darker outfit.

HEAD-TO-TOE style “Style is an intimate part of our life questions, success and how we find belonging in the world around us—it’s truly a way to make these statements without using words.” This mantra drives the work that Kylie Martin and Jonathan Bluks, the founders of KYJO (kyjostyle.com), a personal brand development boutique, do for their clients. For Summer, KYJO sought to elevate her look from simple and comfortable clothes that were mainly black and grey to a more energetic colour palette that tied in well with her complexion and incorporated patterns of visual interest. Simple layering pieces, comfortable yet stylish footwear and statement accessories pulled it all together. At the same time, though, the clothes needed to be practical to fit her life as a busy working mom while also allowing Summer to give off an aura of elegance and sexiness.

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“CRYOTHERAPY IS A GREAT COMPLEMENTARY TREATMENT: IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO PAIR CRYOTHERAPY WITH EXERCISE AND A PROPER DIET FOR GOOD WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS.” – ROMAN GERSH

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ICE,ICE baby The coolest way to treat skin conditions, lose weight and get healthy is catching on in Canada. BY NICOLE LIPPAY

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ryotherapy isn’t anything new—it’s been practised in Japan since 1978—but Canadians are just starting to warm up to this chilly treatment. In cryotherapy, the body is subjected to extreme cold for a short period of time for therapeutic and anti-aging benefits. We spoke with Roman Gersh, a clinical technician at Cryotherapy Health & Wellness Inc.(cryotherapytoronto.ca) to learn more about the wellness and antiaging benefits of this treatment.

TECHNICAL talk A session of cryotherapy involves standing in a cryosauna—which looks like a shower stall—for two or three minutes, at a whopping –160°C, in your undies and specially designed footwear with thin socks. “It’s a very different temperature than outside temperatures: If you were to go outside in –160°C weather, you would turn into a Popsicle within seconds,” explains Gersh. “The cryosauna is different because there is absolutely no humidity whatsoever— that’s what makes it tolerable and safe. Nitrogen does not carry any moisture, which is what you’re exposed to.”

PHOTOS: THINKSTOCK

INDUCING panic Essentially, when you’re subjecting your body to such extreme cold, you’re tricking your brain into thinking that you’re freezing to death. While this seems akin to torture, your body kicks into survival mode and does some pretty amazing work. “It takes just 30 seconds for the surface of your skin to reach a temperature that will trigger receptors that shoot signals to the brain saying that the body is in danger,” explains Gersh. The first thing that happens is the release of endorphins, which not only act as natural pain killers but also help to reduce anxiety and depression. Next, your brain focuses on protecting internal organs from freezing: “The brain sends your blood to the core to keep it warm and heat it up—this burns viruses in your blood and allows fresh oxygen and nutrients to circulate in your blood, explains Gersh.

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cryotherapy

Cryotherapy became very popular in Europe in the early 1980s as a means to treat arthritis and fibromyalgia. The treatment is still relatively new to the Canadian market. It may start gaining popularity, as many studies have shown the numerous benefits of transitioning from hot to cold temperatures, including the following:

• INCREASED COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

Your skin will regain lost elasticity with increased collagen production, and you’ll also notice a reduction in cellulite.

• REDUCTION IN REDNESS

Your skin tone will improve greatly, as freshly oxygenated blood delivers nutrients at a dermal level.

• IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST

As your blood heats up, your body rids itself of toxins.

• REDUCED STRESS AND ANXIETY

The release of endorphins boosts your mood and helps alleviate depression.

SAFETY FIRST!

We want to know why cryotherapy got a bad rap. As with any anti-aging or wellness practice using technology and large devices, cryotherapy must be practised safely and in a trusted clinic. We’ve seen a few cases in the news where people have stayed in the cryosaunas for too long, likely hoping for better results. Make sure that you’re going to a reputable clinic and, more importantly, that you feel comfortable before proceeding with any type of treatment— your safety is always the most important!

• RAPID HEALING

If you have an injury, the circulation of reoxygenated blood helps your body heal faster.

• REDUCTION IN CHRONIC PAIN

Shrinking the inflammation around joints can alleviate pain and discomfort.

• WEIGHT LOSS

After you step out of the cryosauna, your body tries to raise its internal temperature and can actually burn anywhere from 500 to 1,500 calories in the process.

WHAT YOU CAN expect

“First, we do a consultation to explain how the treatment works and how a person can benefit; then we figure out the best course of action for the individual to see how many treatments they might need,” explains Gersh. “Many people come in for a specific concern and find that the treatment helps in other ways that they weren’t

expecting. Before their first session, everyone is very hesitant, but most people say it doesn’t feel as cold as they expected.” Each session becomes more tolerable. People typically undergo five to 10 sessions—it typically takes about five sessions to start to see the physical benefits, and 10 sessions over two or three weeks yields the best results. COST $45 to $60 per session

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AN ESCAPE TO A VINEYARD NESTLED IN THE

French Bordeux Enjoy a relaxing sojourn in Caudalie’s luxury boutique that celebrates the beauty benefits of the grape. BY AMANPREET DHAMI

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nter Caudalie’s stunning boutique and be transported to a space reminiscent of the Bordeaux region of France, the locale of co-founder Mathilde Thomas’s vineyard, Château Smith Haut Lafitte, and the birthplace of Caudalie. Caudalie harnesses the anti-aging and skin-rejuvenating powers of the grape, and this boutique inside the upscale Sherway Gardens marks the first spa boutique in Ontario for this renowned French skincare brand. Every portion of the 900-square-foot boutique is thoughtfully laid out. After passing a picturesque photograph of the vineyard through the French doors, you’ll find two treatment rooms for facials, massages and body scrubs in the back, a

tucked away haven from the bustle of the shopping mall. The Beauty Barrel Bar, a wine-vessel inspired island, allows customers to get on-the-go beauty treatments, such as mini facials, gommage scrubs and soothing hand massages, right in the middle of the boutique, explains Régine Berthelot, lead aesthetician for Caudalie. The Beauty Barrel Bar represents the signature handmade barrels seen in their vineyard. Likewise, the wooden crates that house products are all handmade from wood found on the family vineyard. Even the images seen throughout the boutique are authentic photographs that allow the consumer to explore the roots and inspiration of Caudalie. Clients simply enter a new world when they set foot inside. elevatemagazine.com

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CAUDALIE BOUTIQUE SPA 25 THE WEST MALL, SHERWAY GARDENS TORONTO, M9C 1B8 416-622-6484

FACIAL TO CHECK OUT IN BETWEEN SHOPPING Resveratol Lift Facial, $125 (50 minutes) Created with the expertise of Dr. David Sinclair from Harvard Medical School, this facial features the Resveratrol Lift collection of skin care products and uses a lifting roller for a massage that breaks down connective tissue and oxygenates the skin. The facial also features a thermal mask that allows improved product penetration and better results post-treament.

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ADD AN OXYGEN SERVICE TO GET BETTER ABSORPTION OF THE PRODUCTS USED IN YOUR FACIAL. THE OXYGEN HELPS BREAK DOWN THE SERUM INTO SMALLER MOLECULES SO IT CAN GET INTO THE DEEPER LAYER OF THE SKIN.

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THE POWER OF

THREE FracTotal, a trifecta of laser rejuvenation for healthy and luminous skin. BY HINA P. ANSARI

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ith so many laser treatments out there, it’s confusing to know what best suits your personal skin-care needs. Now with FracTotal, a new collaboration of three different therapies done simultaneously, you can lift, tighten and brighten the skin and walk out looking like a rock star. WHAT IS FRACTOTAL? FracTotal, a combination of three popular skin treatments—namely Forma, Lumecca and Fractora—produces flawless skin. Each treatment specializes in targeting specific needs of the skin, but when combined together you’ll simply be thrilled with the luminosity, clarity and radiance of your skin. THE PROCESS According to Toronto-based cosmetic GP Dr. Ihab Matta, MD, who uses various cosmetic treatments in his practice, this specific “cocktail” brings forth a well-rounded and effective skin treatment therapy.

STAGE 1

WITH FORMA Forma, the first stage of treatment, is known as the “lifter,” as it helps with collagen production. Forma targets the jowls—also known as the saggy skin along the jawline—and the double chin. Forma works safely on any coloured skin tone. TREATMENT PROTOCOL Each Forma session for the full face usually lasts up to 30 minutes and should be done once a week for six to eight weeks. Results begin to show at about a month after the first session. Since it’s a heat-based technology, those with metal in their facial vicinity, such as staples from a surgery, must wait until it’s removed before undergoing this procedure. Tooth fillings, however, aren’t a problem.

$

$150 to $200 per session

STAGE 2

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WITH FRACTORA Next, Dr. Matta introduces Fractora into the routine. Fractora specializes in tightening loose skin and targeting smoker’s lines, crow’s feet, acne scars and wrinkles. Since this not a laser treatment, regardless of skin tone (fair or dark), all patients could be treated appropriately. With Fractora, the intensity of the laser can vary based on the amount of downtime desired by the patient. Patients usually prefer a lower intensity with longer treatment sessions, whereas a higher intensity with shorter sessions requires more recovery time for your skin. However, with the lower intensity levels of laser, you can often go back to work right away as the redness can be camouflaged with makeup. elevatemagazine.com

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Either way, topical creams help soothe postprocedure redness. Fractora is also safe to use on all skin tones. TREATMENT PROTOCOL Each facial session is about 30 minutes and can range from once every one to three months depending on the area of treatment. Results start to show two weeks after the first session and last two to five years.

$

$500 to $1,000 per session

STAGE 3

WITH LUMECCA “I’ve been doing [cosmetic treatments] for 15 years and, by far, Lumecca is the most effective IPL machine,” says Dr. Matta. He explains that he can get the desired results with just one or two sessions, whereas with older IPL modalities he would require at least five treatments. Lumecca focuses on repairing sun damage, sun spots, rosacea, brown spots and broken blood vessels that appear in and around the face. Unlike Forma and Fractora, Lumecca is only suitable for those with light to Mediterranean or olive and untanned skin tones. TREATMENT PROTOCOL Each full-face session lasts 30 minutes. Only one or two sessions are required for efficacy. Patients begin to see results in three to five days, once the redness and flakiness from post-treatment subsides. Lumecca is introduced into the treatment plan when Fractora and Forma treatments are done.

$

$400 to $500 per session

EDITOR’S

TIP

Couple your treatments with Shiseido White Lucent Luminizing Infuser ($70, Shiseido counters), a watery lotion that soaks well into the skin, and Shiseido White Lucent Luminizing Surge ($75, Shiseido counters), an emulsion that gives your skin a protective veil and infuses the skin with brightening ingredients. Just be sure not to apply the products to inflamed skin. Instead, use them as a part of your maintenance regimen when your rejuvenation treatment cycle finishes.

MAINTAINING YOUR RESULTS General post- procedure care includes a healthy lifestyle, which includes using sunscreen diligently, quitting smoking and adopting a nutritious diet and exercise regimen. Practising sun safety is key so you won’t undo treatment results. Patients are given topical zinc creams to use for home care, especially after the more intense rounds of Lumecca and Fractora treatments, to assist with healing. THE VERDICT It’s pretty amazing! Results for the FracTotal regimen last for three to five years, with patients coming in once or twice a year for maintenance checkups. Even if you have fillers, says Dr. Matta, when you add Forma or Fractora, this actually revitalizes the results of fillers. In short, each treatment modality poses skin benefits of its own, but combining the three forces of Forma, Fractora and Lumecca (a.k.a. the FracTotal experience) provides long-lasting positive results for a radiant complexion you’ll love.

The inMode device used with different handpeices for rejuvenation.

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smart A patient shares her experience on how scar therapy boosted her self-esteem. BY LIZ BRUCKNER

CASE STUDY NAME: Kate P. PROCEDURE: Sciton ProFractional Laser PERFORMED BY: Dr. Julia Carroll

PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK

ELEVATE: Why did you opt for this procedure, and how and why did you choose Dr. Carroll? KATE P.: I had two painful and raised red bumps on my lower legs and wanted to have them addressed. As for how and why I chose Dr. Carroll, she is incredibly knowledgeable and is always on the cutting edge in her field. She never fails to take time to address every concern, medical or cosmetic, I feel very confident in her abilities.

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ELEVATE: What was the actual procedure like?

ELEVATE: How do you feel about your results?

KATE P.: I had three or four sessions of fractional laser therapy and each took about 10 minutes. While I had mild discomfort, the sessions were relatively painless. It felt like someone was snapping a rubber band very close to my skin.

KATE P.: My results are great! It took a while for the redness to disappear, but the marks are barely visible and no longer painful. If you see something small on your body that bothers you every day, it’s worth doing something about it, especially if there is pain associated with it.

ELEVATE: Were there any posttreatment guidelines you were advised to follow? KATE P.: Not many. For the most part, I just had to keep the area clean and moisturized after each treatment.

ELEVATE: Would you recommend that others with similar issues undergo the procedure? KATE P.: Absolutely! Dr. Carroll is a kind, caring, excellent doctor. 

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ASK THE DOCTOR Dr. Julia Carroll, FRCPC Compass Dermatology, compassdermatology.ca

ELEVATE: What concerns did Kate have during your initial consultation with her? DR. CARROLL: Kate was bothered by two scar-like dermatofibromas on her lower legs. These are small, pea-sized nodules that can appear on the body and can happen spontaneously from ingrown hairs or following a bug bite. Over time, they can slowly grow into a hard lump in or above the skin, and can be painful and/ or bother the patient cosmetically. ELEVATE: What does treatment for dermatofibromas entail? DR. CARROLL: Once Kate had confirmation that the bumps weren’t cancerous, she wanted to address them cosmetically as she didn’t like the way they looked when wearing shorts or skirts and that they were often nicked during shaving. In terms of treatment, since traditional scar removal surgery can leave a scar that looks worse than the spot itself, our office developed an approach that involves treating the area with a

FADE IT AWAY The best topical treatments to diminish the appearance of scars.

Laser and skin-resurfacing treatments can make a huge difference in getting rid of the appearance of scars, but you can do your part at home, too. By adding a simple topical to your skin-care mix, you can kiss those scars goodbye in no time. No matter what your budget, one of these three scar faders will work for you.

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Sciton ProFractional Laser combined with broadband light. After cleaning and disinfecting the area, we apply one or two shots from the laser until a bit of blood appears from the scar. This tells us we’ve gone deep enough and reached the non-scarred collagen portion of the skin. ELEVATE: Who is the ideal patient for this procedure? DR. CARROLL: With dermatofibromas, spots are either raised, flat or dipped. Patients with flat or dipped spots are better candidates for this procedure,

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while those with raised, dome-shaped spots will likely experience better results from surgery first and this procedure later. ELEVATE: What long-term results can patients expect? DR. CARROLL: Based on our studies, results have been permanent. This stands to reason since the laser has induced new collagen production and effectively “broken down” the scar. It’s very unlikely that patients will experience a recurrence of the scar in the future.

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SkinCeuticals Advanced Skin Discoloration Corrector ($104, medispas and medical offices) Scars can leave some unwanted dark spots on your skin. Rather than pile on the foundation, try a colour-correcting formula. Vitamin E softens the skin, while yeast extract helps to strengthen skin’s resistance against new pigmentation.

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Kate Somerville D-Scar Scar Diminishing Serum: ($59, Sephora) Using DS-7, (a microencapsulated peptide that penetrates the tougher scar tissue), this serum is applied with a roller ball to gently push the serum into the skin. Better yet, it’s formulated without sulfates, parabens or phthalates so you’re not using harsh ingredients on your skin. elevatemagazine.com

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Experience the restorative and healing power of reiki. BY AMANPREET DHAMI

BY NICOLE LIPPAY A recent study conducted by the University of Cambridge showed that increased levels of vitamin D may help repair damage to myelin (the protective layer around nerve endings) in individuals with the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS). “In people with MS, the immune system attacks their myelin—this does not happen in ‘healthy’ individuals,” explains Samantha Kimball, PhD, MSc, MLT, a research director at Pure North S’Energy Foundation. MS affects about 100,000 Canadians, which is the highest prevalence of the disease in the world. Since many Canadians have low levels of vitamin D due to our long winters, the correlation between low levels and MS isn’t surprising. For vitamin D to impact the myelin, the intake needs to be relatively higher than the recommended daily allowance (600 to 1,000 IUs per day for adult women) and is on average 10,000 IUs per day,” says Kimball. This research is a promising step toward improving MS treatment.

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energy to 20 to 25 spots on a client’s body, focusing around the chakras and their limbs. Through energy transfer, reiki helps balance and release blockages that are mental, emotional or physical. The energy provides healing power that alleviates inflammation, mental health issues, an overactive mind and even pain. I could feel the energy in my body in the form of muscle spasms. The aromatherapy and reflexology, combined with reiki, helped alleviate the emotional tension and stress I had been experiencing. I walked away with a clearer perspective on ways to cope with stress and an appreciation for this new practice that I will continue to pursue for my own personal health and wellness.

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COULD MS BE LINKED TO LOW LEVELS OF VITAMIN D?

Filippo Conte, founder of Olistika, created his business to help people unlock their own natural healing powers and promote holistic wellness — something that helped him work through years of anxiety and depression. Located in downtown Toronto, Olistika offers alternative therapy treatments, including reiki, aromatherapy and reflexology (sometimes all in one session) to bring patients back to an inner sense of well-being. Before we began, Conte explained how reiki first worked: “Everything is made of energy: We have molecules moving through all of our cells. Even inanimate objects are made of cells and molecules, which are made of energy. Just like you can put an electrical current into objects, reiki works in a similar way in the body.“ Reiki is done lying down, fully clothed, while the reiki master uses his hands to direct

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The new superfood takes the world by storm. BY WENDY LEE HYNES

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emp, the new “it” food, holds endless health benefits and doesn’t discriminate either, —even those with intolerances to nuts, gluten, lactose, and sugar can enjoy hemp. Hemp is a complete protein seed that is grown from the cannabis plant (don’t worry, THC levels are super-low). Hemp seeds taste like a cross between sunflower seeds and pine nuts making them easy to add to your diet. Sprinkle it on your yogurt or salad, add hemp to your smoothie or make baked goods with hemp flour. Here are the top five health benefits of consuming hemp.

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INCREASED ENERGY AND IMPROVED DIGESTION Hemp supplies your body with the energy it needs, which, in turn increases your metabolism. How? Your metabolism controls your digestive system; when it runs efficiently, food is digested more quickly, thus improving digestion.

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NATURAL WEIGHT LOSS Hemp, rich in omega-6 fatty acids, helps us burn calories that we’ve consumed throughout the day. By supplying our body with the right nutrients (as hemp does), we stay fuller longer, avoid unnecessary snacking throughout the day and flaunt a skinnier waistline in the long run.

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REDUCED INFLAMMATION GLA, the omega-6 fatty acid found in hemp, holds anti-inflammatory properties, so hemp is useful for those with arthritis, cardiovascular disease, psoriasis and even diabetes.

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IMPROVED IMMUNITY Hemp seeds provide nutrients that help us build natural antibodies and avoid sickness. Stock up on hemp for when flu season sneaks up on you.

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IMPROVED HEART HEALTH The Omega-6 fatty acids found in hemp reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, lowers blood pressure, cholesterol levels and blood sugar.

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GREEN new world How and where you can find your next favourite spa or salon with a conscience. BY MARISSA STAPLEY-PONIKOWSKI

THE PRICE OF BEAUTY is higher than you think: Spas and salons use huge amounts of energy via water and electricity and generate a great deal of waste, especially waste that is potentially harmful to the environment in the form of leftover hair dyes and other products with high concentrations of chemicals. But that doesn’t mean you have to feel guilty every time you head to one or change your beauty treatment routine entirely. Instead, look for locations with an eco-conscience.

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he environmental impact of spas and salons is considerable: heat, lighting, water, equipment and the vast array of products used, many of which are potential environmental catastrophes when washed down the drain. General waste is also an eco-issue—think leftover colour, leftover facial treatment products, foils, towels and endless packaging. Plus, there’s an environmental burden associated with the disposal of hair! There was a time, not too long ago, when no one thought very much about these issues. But that all changed in 2009 when Green Circle Salons (greencirclesalons.ca) was born. According to Shane Price, founder and CEO of Green Circle Salons, the green-minded company has introduced a straightforward and very effective way to introduce equally green-minded consumers to a vast network of green spas and salons across North America. They do this with a unique accreditation program that is twofold: It encourages spas and salons to clean up their act with sustainable practices, ranging from lighting and heating solutions to waste disposal solutions, and it provides incentives and means to make those changes through the Green Change Purse program. This program helps salons raise funds by giving back a portion of the fees they pay to Green Circle Salons to be used for green initiatives. “We believe that these changes need to happen sooner rather than later and should have been happening years ago,” says Price, “so our plan is to help salons and spas reinvest to create that change.”

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT “Hair clippings, foils, aerosol cans, colour waste, cotton balls, Popsicle sticks—you name it, we've identified a waste solution,” says Price. Perhaps the most notable solution that Green Circle helped to come up with happened after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. “Human hair is one of the best things in the world for picking up oil,” says Price. When the oil spill happened, Green Circle had thousands of pounds of hair waste in a warehouse in Toronto waiting for disposal. Working closely with environmental cleanup groups, Green Circle was able to transport the hair to the Gulf, where volunteers used it to create thousands of hair “booms”— hair stuffed in nylon casings—and hair mats to help absorb the oil. Strange but true, and an environmental success story!

THE BEST IN GREEN Three eco-friendly Canadian spa destinations we love! SWIZZLESTICKS SALON SPA, CALGARY swizzlesticks.com Natural beauty has never been so glam! Located in the heart of Calgary’s Kensington Village, this salon has one of the best eco-friendly reputations in the country and does it all with the highest of standards. Plus, the salon keeps two of its own beehives, at Heritage Park Historical Village, and has partnered with Aveda to help preserve the lives of these precious pollinators.

SPA EASTMAN, MONTREAL spa-eastman.com Located on hundreds of acres overlooking the spectacular Mount Orford, this spa is a destination in itself—and is green-minded, too. Try the Nordic baths, or a “natural facelift," with plant cell serums and ultrasonic and microcurrent technologies ($118).

PHOTOS: SPA EASTMAN, SWIZZLESTICKS SALON SPA , CLIQUE ORGANIC SALONS

THE WAY FORWARD There are many ways that spas and salons can work to minimize their impact on the planet and simple things you can look for when shopping for a beauty treatment location. The first and most obvious is to ask about their Green Circle accreditation—if they are accredited, this will likely be communicated and prominently displayed. Also, look for locations that employ unique earth-saving solutions or support businesses that do, from the "green roof" at World Salon to or charmingly green commitment to bee-keeping at Calgary's SwizzleSticks Salon Spa. “Being mindful of lighting is also important,” says Price. In the past, LED lighting was not considered ideal for salons and spas because it made it difficult to look closely at skin or hair colour quality. But new innovations in LED lighting mean there are many options available today and no reason not to make the switch to lightbulbs that provide a massive energy savings. Salons and spas powered by Bullfrog Power are another excellent eco-friendly choice. “We recommend that any salon or spa get on board with Bullfrog Power and use its services to support cleaner energy,” says Price. Finally, all salon and spa owners should investigate using products with a lower environmental impact and have a conversation with their staff about colour waste because excess hair colour should not be going down the drain. “There are so many grassroots changes that can be made,” says Price. “They’re so simple, but the impact can be significant.” elevatemagazine.com

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CLIQUE ORGANIC SALONS, KITCHENER, ONTARIO cliqueorganicsalons.com With a full range of organic services, from colouring and waxing to manicures and pedicures to IPL and skin rejuvenation, this Clique is the last word in eco-friendly beautification. Try the RVB Holistic Treatment Bio-Age Facial for Mature Skin ($110).

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DR. JEROME EDELSTEIN MD, FRCSC, PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Edelstein focuses his medical practice exclusively on quality. This relentless pursuit of perfection culminated in his selection to be a panel member of the Quality Assurance Committee at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, which oversees doctors in the province. His vast experience and focus are what have lead to so many stunning results. Dr. Edelstein has been able to reduce the rate of capsular contracture, one of the most problematic risks of breast augmentation, to just 1% compared to 25% as recorded by a Health Canada study. Dimensional breast augmentation is designed to consistently achieve the most natural–looking result so you won't look disproportionate or "plastic". It is a formula that is complemented by the keen artistic eye of Dr. Edelstein. You will enjoy an improvement that is a pleasing enhancement of the harmonious proportions of your overall body contours. For hundreds more before and after photos please visit the gallery at edelsteincosmetic.com

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BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH COHESIVE GEL IMPLANTS 22 year old female. Round Silicone Cohesive Gel, 300cc in right and 325cc in left. Incision in armpit, Implant Pocket under breast and chest muscle.

BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH COHESIVE GEL IMPLANTS 31 year old female. Tear-Drop Silicone Cohesive Gel, 375cc on right, 335cc on left. Incision under breast, Implant Pocket under breast and chest muscle.

BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH SALINE IMPLANTS 25 year old female. Round Saline, 350cc. Incision under breast, Implant Pocket under breast and chest muscle.

BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH SALINE IMPLANTS 25 year old female. Round Saline, 350cc. Incision under breast, Implant Pocket under breast and chest muscle.

BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH COHESIVE GEL IMPLANTS 34 year old female. Round Silicone Cohesive Gel, 350cc on left, 325cc on right. Incision under breast, Implant Pocket under breast and chest muscle.

BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH COHESIVE GEL IMPLANTS 29 year old female. Round Silicone Cohesive Gel, 400cc. Incision under breast, Implant Pocket under breast and chest muscle.

Before-and-after photos represent potential results and are subject to varying outcomes from person to person.

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FULL ABDOMINOPLASTY 34 year old female patient with 2 children. This patient's maximum weight was once 132 lbs. After losing 11 lbs, she weighed 121 lbs at the time of surgery. Front view. Photo taken 1.5 months after.

FULL ABDOMINOPLASTY WITH SUPPLEMENTARY LIPOSUCTION 30 year old female patient with 1 child and a maximum weight of 240 lbs. She weighed 165 lbs at the time of surgery. Front view. Photo taken 3 months after.

FULL ABDOMINOPLASTY WITH SUPPLEMENTARY LIPOSUCTION 53 year old female patient with 2 children. Her maximum weight was 230 lbs. She weighed 165 lbs at the time of surgery. Photo taken 1.5 months after.

FULL ABDOMINOPLASTY WITH SUPPLEMENTARY LIPOSUCTION 32 year old female patient with 2 children. This patient weighed 146 lbs at the time of surgery. 3/4 side view. Photo taken 3 months after.

FULL ABDOMINOPLASTY WITH SUPPLEMENTARY LIPOSUCTION 39 year old female patient with 3 children. This patient weighed 120 lbs at the time of surgery. 3/4 side view. Photo taken 6 months after.

FLOATING ABDOMINOPLASTY (FAB TECHNIQUE WITH SUPPLEMENTARY LIPOSUCTION) 56 year old female patient with 2 children. This patient weighed 132 lbs at the time of surgery. Side view. Photo taken 3 months after.

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FOR COSMETIC PROCEDURES IN THE GTA

DR. JEROME EDELSTEIN MD, FRCSC, PLASTIC SURGEON

Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH), one of the largest divisions of Plastic Surgery in Canada, with nine active Plastic Surgeons. In 2011, Dr. Edelstein oversaw the completion of 4779 Plastic Surgery procedures at HRRH. Dr. Edelstein has gained experience from tens of thousands of surgeries, under his hospice as Division Head and having performed them directly. Dr. Edelstein offers the FAB technique, also known as an extended mini abdominoplasty. This advanced procedure tightens and shapes your abdomen through a smaller incision, resulting in a smaller, less visible scar than a traditional tummy tuck.

Toronto and Surrounding Area patients, please call: 416-256-5614 National and US patients, please call: 866-687-4273 International patients, please call: +1 416-256-5614 w: edelsteincosmetic.com e: info@edelsteincosmetic.com For hundreds more before and after photos please visit the gallery at edelsteincosmetic.com

Before-and-after photos represent potential results and are subject to varying outcomes from person to person.

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DR. JEFFREY A FIALKOV MD, FRCSC, PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Jeffrey A. Fialkov is the Head of Craniofacial Plastic Surgery at Edelstein Cosmetic. Dr. Fialkov has extensive subspecialty training in this field with surgical skill that is of international acclaim. Not only do fully qualified Plastic Surgeons from around the world come to him for additional subspecialty training in advanced complex surgical techniques, he has also been honoured with a number of awards recognizing his work. Dr. Fialkov is a staff Plastic Surgeon at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Associate Professor at University of Toronto. He oversees the graduate research program in the biomechanics of the craniofacial skeleton. On a regular basis, Dr. Fialkov performs complex reconstructive surgery on trauma patients that demands precision and innovation to achieve a positive outcome.Â

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FACELIFT Extended SMAS Facelift, front view. Skin laxity and drooping along the jawline were addressed for this female patient. Her face has a more youthful shape and jawline.

RHINOPLASTY Open septo-rhinoplasty. The hump at the top of the nose was reduced, and the tip of the nose elevated and defined better, making a substantial difference.

RHINOPLASTY Open Rhinoplasty, side view. Modifying the bridge, raising the tip and reducing the size of the nose creates a more balanced profile.

RHINOPLASTY Open Rhinoplasty, side view. This female patient had a drooping tip and hump on the bridge of her nose corrected.

CHIN AUGMENTATION Osseous sliding genioplasty (chin augmentation by sliding the chin bone forwards instead of using an implant). Offers a natural looking outcome with a more prominent chin and defined jaw-line. Toronto and Surrounding Area patients, please call: 416-256-5614 w: edelsteincosmetic.com e: info@edelsteincosmetic.com For hundreds more before and after photos please visit the gallery at edelsteincosmetic.com

RHINOPLASTY AND CHIN AUGMENTATION Open Septorhinoplasty and Sliding Osseous Genioplasty, side view. A smoother nasal bridge and refined chin achieves a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing profile.

Before-and-after photos represent potential results and are subject to varying outcomes from person to person.

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OLD FILLING HAS SEEN IT'S FINAL DAY I placed an all ceramic E-Max crown on this upper molar. Fixes new cavities and cracks and matches tooth colour. Only one visit.

DR. VASANT RAMLAGGAN D.D.S., H.B.SC. MIDTOWN DENTAL

Dr. Ramlaggan brings 21 years of experience, an internship in Special Care Dentistry, many courses and more to his central Toronto office. He has lectured to dentists and has made appearances on television and internet shows including ET Canada and Out There with Melissa DiMarco. His team attends several courses a year so that they can receive exposure to current concepts in dentistry. Dr. Ramlaggan personally treats many areas of dentistry including braces AND Invisalign, wisdom teeth removal, implant placement and restoration, gum surgeries, white fillings, all-ceramic crowns and full smile makeovers. He is one of Canada’s first Invisalign General Practitioners. Dr. Ramlaggan recognizes that not everyone needs a full mouth reconstruction: He displays many types of cases from simple filling changes to full makeovers. As he regularly does new cases, you will see new and different cases every issue showcasing his attention to each person’s individual situation.

Midtown Dental 20 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON M4W 3G7 Bloor/Yonge subway Hudson Bay Centre Concourse. Patient parking available. p: 416.966.DENT (3368) w: midtowndental.ca e: info@midtowndental.ca

INVISALIGN CORRECTS SEVERE DISPLACEMENT OF TEETH This patient was cosmetically driven and now has completely aligned teeth with a great smile! Space is from a previously-failed root canal where I will be placing an implant and final crown.

CERAMIC CROWN FOR SEVERELY DAMAGED TOOTH I placed an all ceramic, E-Max crown to help this cracked tooth which had an ugly rusted silver filling. Beautiful and strong!

IMPLANT AND CHANGE OF CROWNS These crowns were not aesthetic at all and had metal under them. Seen from the palate, you can see that I placed all ceramic crowns. You would not know that I replaced the cracked middle tooth and crown with an implant! INVISALIGN MAKES A YOUNG MAN SMILE! I changed this teenager's smile completely in under a year! I made space for all of his teeth without the need for extractions.

EXPANSION AND BRACES KEEPS ALL NECESSARY TEETH What a great after smile for this lovely lady! You can see that I only removed her extra tooth in the front. She now smiles, talks and eats with confidence! Treated in about only one year.

Before-and-after photos represent potential results and are subject to varying outcomes from person to person.

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BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT (FAT TRANSFER) 33 year old female patient had liposuction performed on her mid and low back, love handles and full abdomen. Using Body Jet technology, pure fat of 490mL was injected into the left buttocks and 495 mL into the right buttocks cheek. Photo is taken 2 weeks after surgery.

TORONTO COSMETIC CLINIC (TCC) DR. MANSOUR BENDAGO PLASTIC SURGEON, MD, FRCSC

With over 19 years of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic medical experience, Dr. Bendago performs all body contouring procedures at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic and is also a staff plastic surgeon at Rouge Valley Health System in Toronto. Dr Bendago is a member of: Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ontario Medical Association (OMA). Discover what else Dr. Bendago and TCC have to offer by viewing our online photo gallery. Toronto Cosmetic Clinic offers a full range of surgical and non surgical treatments. Our surgeons are all specialists in their fields of practice. Our free consultations are the first step in getting started!

5400 Yonge Street, Suite 110 Toronto, Ontario M2N 5R5 p: 416.221.5554 w: TCclinic.com e: info@tcclinic.com

BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT (FAT TRANSFER) Our 28 year old female patient had liposuction performed on her abdomen, love handles and low back using Body Jet technology. In each buttocks cheek 470 mL of pure fat was injected to lift, sculpt and round out her buttocks. Photo taken 3 months after surgery. BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT (FAT TRANSFER) Our 31 year old female patient had liposuction performed on her low back, love handles and full abdomen. Using Body Jet technology, pure fat of 390 mL was injected into the left buttocks and 405 mL into the right buttocks cheek. Photo is taken 6 weeks after surgery. BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT (FAT TRANSFER) Our 31 year old female patient had liposuction performed on her low back, love handles and full abdomen. Using Body Jet technology, pure fat of 390 mL was injected into the left buttocks and 405 mL into the right buttocks cheek. Photo is taken 6 weeks after surgery. BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT (FAT TRANSFER) 33 year old female patient had liposuction performed on her mid and low back, love handles and full abdomen. Using Body Jet technology, pure fat of 490mL was injected into the left buttocks and 495 mL into the right buttocks cheek. Photo is taken 2 weeks after surgery. BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT (FAT TRANSFER) Our 28 year old female patient had liposuction performed on her abdomen, love handles and low back using Body Jet technology. In each buttocks cheek 470 mL of pure fat was injected to lift, sculpt and round out her buttocks. Photo taken 3 months after surgery.

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BREAST AUGMENTATION Our 25 year old patient, had 500cc High Profile, Cohesive Gel implants that were placed under the muscle. The incision was around the areola.

MOMMY MAKEOVER Our 41 year patient, had a breast lift (single vertical scar technique), abdominoplasty and also liposuction performed to the upper abdomen and flanks.

BREAST AUGMENTATION Our 21 year old patient, had 385cc Smooth Full, Cohesive Gel implants that were placed under the muscle. The incision was in the breast crease.

BREAST AUGMENTATION Our 26 year old patient, had High Profile, Cohesive Gel implants that were placed under the muscle. The incision was around the areola.

BREAST AUGMENTATION Our 33 year old patient, had 650cc High Profile, Cohesive Gel implants that were placed under the muscle. The incision was in the breast crease.

ABDOMINAL ETCHING Our 52 year old patient, had Liposuction performed on his abdomen and flanks. Abdominal etching was achieved by shaping and contouring the fat pads.

TORONTO COSMETIC CLINIC (TCC) DR. MANSOUR BENDAGO PLASTIC SURGEON, MD, FRCSC

With over 19 years of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic medical experience, Dr. Bendago performs all body contouring procedures at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic and is also a staff plastic surgeon at Rouge Valley Health System in Toronto. Dr Bendago is a member of: Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ontario Medical Association (OMA). Discover what else Dr. Bendago and TCC have to offer by viewing our online photo gallery. Toronto Cosmetic Clinic offers a full range of surgical and non surgical treatments. Our surgeons are all specialists in their fields of practice. Our free consultations are the first step in getting started!

5400 Yonge Street, Suite 110 Toronto, Ontario M2N 5R5 p: 416.221.5554 w: TCclinic.com e: info@tcclinic.com

Before-and-after photos represent potential results and are subject to varying outcomes from person to person.

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VENEERS IMPROVE SMILE Female in her 50's with extremely short upper teeth, severe wear in her enamel. Porcelain veneers on the upper teeth to lengthen and provide amore beautiful and youthful smile. TREATMENT TIME 2-3 WEEKS

THE ART OF DENTISTRY DR. SOL WEISS

FULL MOUTH RESTORATIVE Female in her 30's with small teeth and missing teeth, collapsed facial profile, and tetracycline staining. Patient wanted more beautiful whiter smile and to replace missing teeth. Porcelain bridges and crowns used to achieve a perfect beautiful. TREATMENT TIME 2-3 MONTHS

DMD

With over 23 years of experience, Dr. Weiss is a proud member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Holistic Dental Association and the American Academy of Osseointegration, and former president of the Toronto Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

FULL MOUTH RESTORATIVE Male in his 30's exhibits wear on all his natural teeth, which resulted in a collapsed bite and a worn down smile. Full upper and lower crowns to open his bite to lengthen his face and create a masculine smile. TREATMENT TIME 2-3 MONTHS

Dr. Weiss continues to upgrade his dental skills by attending courses at the Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), and the Panky Institute for Continuing Dental Education. He is also an instructor, teaching other dentists on how to improve their skills for cosmetic dentistry.

BIGGER, BETTER SMILE Female, early 30's, has existing bonding. Wanted to improve the overall look and colour. Full tooth bonding on the 6 anterior teeth to make them bigger, longer and more portional. TREATMENT TIME 2-3 WEEKS

Dr. Weiss has developed extensive knowledge on facial proportions, proper contouring and individual needs to make his client’s smile look beautiful as well as natural. Dr. Weiss has lectured nationally on cosmetic dentistry, and has mentored many dentists, showing techniques that ensure beautiful, consistent results. As a clinical instructor for Frontier Labs formally California Center for Advanced Dental Studies, he continues to instruct Dentists as well on live patients!

CROWNS FOR SHAPE & SPACING Male in his 30's not happy with the shape and spaces in his upper front teeth, interested in improving his smile. Full upper 6 porcelain crowns to help close the spaces, improve his smile and confidence. TREATMENT TIME 3-4 WEEKS

25 Bellair Street Toronto, ON M5R 2C8 p: 416.927.7677 w: artofdentistry.com

These photos are actual patients who have had treatment done.

FULL MOUTH RESTORATIVE Female in her 50's interested in a bigger, whiter more youthful smile. Implants were used in the back to replace missing teeth, full porcelain crowns used in all the other teeth to achieve the desired result. This procedure made her look 10 years "younger". TREATMENT TIME 4 MONTHS

Before-and-after photos represent potential results and are subject to varying outcomes from person to person.

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6 VENEERS AND 2 EMAX PORCELAIN CROWNS Veneers are wafer-thin ceramic covers that fit around the top and sides of teeth to eliminate gaps, chips and discolouration. Crowns repair and re-align teeth 360° with amazing results.

DR. DAVID GARDNER DDS

GARDNER DENTAL CENTRE

Dr Gardner brings 34 years of experience and dedication to the art and science of Cosmetic Dentistry using a combination of implants, porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, bridges, and dentures seamlessly as required. The results give his clients a renewed sense of appeal and self confidence in their personal and professional lives. Dr Gardner has developed a simple and predictable approach to delivering the optimal cosmetic result that his clients desire, and has gradually perfected his method of “instant orthodontic” makeovers in his many years of practice. The personal transformation that Dr Gardner’s clients continue to experience through his work has been thrilling to witness for his entire team. In addition, Dr Gardner has also been involved with the design of sleep apnea and snoring devices, and has designed a low profile night guard for tooth grinding.

North York Medical Arts Building 1333 Sheppard Avenue East Suite 250 Toronto, ON M2J 1V1 p: 416.494.7412 w: gardnerdentalcentre.com

6 EMAX PORCELAIN CROWNS AND LASER GUM SCULPTING Cosmetic crowns are used here to reinforce the teeth and give an “instant orthodontics” esthetic result with no braces. This gives an incredible cosmetic improvement without the delay and cost of braces. BLEACHING, LASER GUM SCULPTING, 4 EMAX CROWNS Bleaching used to brighten teeth to a whiter smile. 4 Emax crowns placed and contoured to fill in gaps caused by gum problems. The gums grew back when the contour issues were corrected.

DENTURE MAKEOVER AND 2 CROWNS WITH INVISIBLE DENTURE RETAINERS This is a denture makeover using the new bleaching colours that are available. She told her golf partners that her Dentist bleached her teeth!

8 EMAX PORCELAIN CROWNS Cosmetic crowns are placed to update older dental work and to re-establish colour, symmetry, proportion, alignment, strength, and chewing ability.

UPPER AND LOWER PORCELAIN VENEERS AND CROWNS AND LASER GUM SCULPTING This incredible makeover was done using crowns and veneers in combination to restore a youthful cosmetic appearance.

Before-and-after photos represent potential results and are subject to varying outcomes from person to person.

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CONTACT THE MEDICAL DOCTORS FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE! BERTUCCI, DR. VINCE, MD, FRCPC, dermatologist, co-director of Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Fellowship at the University of Toronto and president of Canadian Dermatology Association, 905-850-4415, bertuccimedspa.com BENDAGO, DR. MANSOUR, FRCSC, plastic surgeon, Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, 416-221-5554, tcclinic.com CARROLL, DR. JULIA, FRCPC, dermatologist at Compass Dermatology, 647-351-9277, compassdermatology.ca CONTE, FILIPPO, holistic practitioner and founder of Olistika, olistika.ca, 416-768-0799 FRANCISCO, AIRENE, aesthetic nurse, Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, qesthetics.com, 416-599-1788 GARDNER, DR. DAVID, DDS, chief clinician and founder of the Gardner Dental Centre, 416-494-7412, gardnerdentalcentre.com GERSH, ROMAN, cryotherapy technician, Cryotherapy Health & Wellness Inc., 416-509-4555, cryotherapytoronto.ca KIMBALL, SAMANTHA, PhD, MSC, MLT, research director of Pure North S’Energy Foundation, 877-520-4867, vitamindsociety.org KREIDSTEIN, DR. MICHAEL, MD, MSC, FRCSC, plastic surgeon, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, 866-297-1285, drkreidstein.com LISTA, DR. FRANK, MD, FRCSC, medical director and founder of The Plastic Surgery Clinic, 866-803-6415, theplasticsurgeryclinic.com MATTA, DR. IHAB, MD, founder of Dr. Matta MD Cosmetic and Laser Clinic, 905-790-6644, drmatta.com SLIWOWICZ, DR. KEVIN, BSC, MD, CCFP (EM), dermatologist, Toronto Centre for Advanced Skin Repair, 416-932-3100, centreforadvancedskinrepair.com WEISS, DR. SOL, DDS, leading cosmetic dentist, The Art of Dentistry, 416-927-7677, artofdentistry.com

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CREDENTIALS Medical abbreviated credentials following a doctor’s name are a common sight, but what exactly do these letters mean? The following list explains common credentials in the cosmetic surgery field. Don’t hesitate to ask surgeons about their qualifications—a professional should always be willing to discuss his or her training and certification with you. MD Medical doctor. Be sure to verify with a licensing body, such as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, to make sure your MD has, in fact, specialized in plastic surgery.

csaps.ca; The Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 905-569-6965, www.cafprs.com; The American College of Surgeons, 312-202-5000, facs.org.

FRCSC Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. After receiving their MD, doctors complete a five-year residency program to be certified as a plastic surgeon. Legally, a doctor must always add the specialty in which certification was obtained (that is, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, etc).

DENTAL Any dentist can do aesthetic work, but cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized specialty in Canada. However, a general dentist will have areas of expertise or will refer you to a specialist (that is, an orthodontist, periodontist, etc). Depending on where they’ve trained in North America, dentists either receive a DDS (doctor of dental surgery) or DMD (doctor of medical dentistry). In addition to general dentistry, they can perform oral surgery, give injections and provide medication. Dental training emphasizes diagnosis, oral medicine, disease prevention and the promotion of dental health. Cosmetic work (crowns, veneers and implants) is also part of their training. Since cosmetic dentistry isn’t a recognized procedure, how do these dentists train? Most focus on the area for which they have an aptitude, and there are dozens of courses from which they can choose. Continuing education departments in many dental schools offer ongoing seminars and workshops, or sometimes dentists choose to join professional associations that promote learning opportunities.

FRCPC Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. The certification process is the same for FRCPC as for FRCSC but, instead of choosing a surgical specialty, these doctors focus on a medical specialty, such as a dermatologist who uses drugs and medication to treat patients. FACS Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Canadian fellows must pass an evaluation of their education, training and surgical competence. BOARD CERTIFIED In Canada, the only board is The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. In the United States, it could be one of a number of organizations, such as the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS), the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) or the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS). To get certified, an applicant is subject to peer review and must take exams. FELLOWS This designates someone who has been certified as an FRCSC or an FRCPC. It’s also used to designate membership in an academic society, something each surgical and medical specialty usually has. To check on the specialty of a doctor, verify certification or for more information, please use the following contacts: The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1-800-668-3740, rcpsc. medical.org; The Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 905-831-7750,

To choose the right dentist for your needs, consult your regular dentist or get a referral from friends, family or colleagues. Once you have a dentist in mind, ask for before-and-after photos and have questions ready. This will help you and your dentist determine the best approach. To verify a dentist’s certification or for more information, please use the following contacts: The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, 1-800-565-4591, rcdso.org; The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 1-800-543-9220, aacd.com

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The Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is dedicated to advancing education and research in cosmetic surgery and strives to maintain the highest professional standards of practice, quality of outcomes and promotion of patient advocacy and safety. These are the guiding principles that we entrust to our membership. Our members are specialist Plastic Surgeons certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the American Board of Plastic Surgery in the United States. 1-800-263-4429 | www.csaps.ca ALBERTA Banff

We welcome you to visit one of our members when considering cosmetic plastic surgery.

Nanaimo Dr. Richard Robinson

Dr. Elizabeth Hall-Findlay

New Westminster

Calgary

Dr. Eric Pugash Dr. Kimit Rai

Dr. Earl Campbell Dr. George D. Hamilton Dr. Douglas Humphreys Dr. Jonathan Lee Dr. Wayne Perron Dr. Greg Waslen Dr. Paul Whidden

Edmonton Dr. David Campbell Dr. David Edwards Dr. Martin Giuffre Dr. Gorman Louie Dr. Blair Mehling Dr. Jonathan Toy Dr. Gordon Wilkes Dr. James Wolfli

Lethbridge Dr. John Hasell

Red Deer Dr. Robert Furness

BRITISH COLUMBIA Abbotsford Dr. Stefan Schlagentweit

Burnaby Dr. Ross Horton

Campbell River Dr. Peter Fowler Dr. Peter Olesen

Kamloops Dr. Michael Jacoby

Port Moody Dr. Hanif Ukani

Richmond Dr. Lorne Brown Dr. Owen Reid

Surrey Dr. Adrian Lee Dr. David Ward

Vancouver

NOVA SCOTIA Halifax Dr. Richard Bendor-Samuel Dr. Steven Morris

New Waterford Dr. Abdulrazzak Atiyah

ONTARIO Ajax Dr. Peter Hayashida

Barrie Dr. Kenneth Dickie

Brampton Dr. Robert Sleightholm

Dr. Kevin Bush Dr. Nicholas Carr Dr. Arko Demianczuk Dr. Benjamin Gelfant Dr. Leslie Kerluke Dr. Peter Lennox Dr. Nancy Van Laeken Dr. Richard Warren

Burlington

Victoria

Hamilton

Dr. David Naysmith Dr. Kenneth Smith Dr. Christopher Taylor

MANITOBA Winnipeg Dr. Ken Dolynchuk Dr. Avi Islur Dr. Anthony Lockwood Dr. Kenneth Murray Dr. G. Balbir Singh Dr. Robert Turner

NEW BRUNSWICK

Dr. Douglas Grace

Etobicoke Dr. Joseph Baum Dr. Cory Goldberg Dr. Nicolas Guay Dr. Christine Tang

Dr. Omar Bengezi Dr Nicolas Hynes Dr. Robert Patterson

Kitchener Dr. Claudio DeLorenzi

London Dr. Marilena Marignani

Mississauga Dr. Jamil Ahmad Dr. Frank Lista Dr. Hugh McLean Dr. Conor Turley Dr. Michael Weinberg

Ottawa

Gatineau

Dr. W. Bryan Callaghan Dr. James Lacey Dr. Trefor Nodwell Dr. Gloria Rockwell Dr. Lloyd Van Wyck

Dr. Patricia Berbari Dr. Tracey Thompson

Sudbury Dr. Scott Barr Dr. Amanda Fortin

Toronto Dr. Ali Adibfar Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn Dr. Thomas Bell Dr. Mansour Bendago Dr. Trevor Born Dr. Mitchell Brown Dr. Lloyd Carlsen Dr. Wayne Carman Dr. Jerome Edelstein Dr. Jeff Fialkov Dr. Craig Fielding Dr. Alexander Golger Dr. Collin Hong Dr. John Kao Dr. Mahmood Kara Dr. Atul Kesarwani Dr. Michael Kreidstein Dr. Ronald Levine Dr. Stephen Mulholland Dr. Bernd Neu Dr. Walter Peters Dr. Asif Pirani Dr. Sandy Pritchard Dr. Nouri Shammas Dr. Sammy Sliwin Dr. Timothy Sproule Dr. Sandra Voice

Waterloo Dr. Robert Shenker

Kelowna

Bathurst

Dr. Brian Peterson Dr. Stan Valnicek Dr. David Williamson Dr. Scott Williamson

Dr. Alfonso Gomez-Jimenez

Dr. Mihkel Oja

Dr. William Andrade Dr. Deborah vanVliet

Langley

Moncton

Oakville

BROMONT

Dr. Mathew Mosher

Dr. Brent Howley

Dr. Julie Khanna

Dr. Stephanie Olivier

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Fredericton

Newmarket

Windsor Dr. Howard Adams

QUEBEC

Iles des Soeurs Dr. Jean-Louis Beaudoin Dr. Jacques Bouchard

Laval Dr. Mario Bernier Dr. Yvan Larocque Dr. Sandra McGill

Montreal Dr. Gilles Beauregard Dr. Eric Bensimon Dr. Pierre Brassard Dr. Rino Cianciulli Dr. Carlos Cordoba Dr. Daniel Guberman Dr. Charles Guertin Dr. Ezat Hashim Dr. Bruno Mastropasqua Dr. Richard Moufarrège Dr. Stephen Nicolaidis Dr. Andreas Nikolis Dr. Gaston Schwarz Dr. Jorge Schwarz Dr. Karl Schwarz Dr. Ronald Zelt

Pointe Claire Dr. Carolyne Tawilé

Quebec City Dr. Denys Chabot Dr. Isabelle Gagnon Dr. Normand Houle Dr. Livia Montalin Dr. Celine Roberge Dr. Félix-André Têtu

Sherbrooke Dr. Fréderic Croteau

ST-LAURENT Dr. Maud Belanger

SASKATCHEWAN Regina Dr. Peter Chang Dr. Kris Ledding

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DIRECTORY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS, DOCTORS AND DENTISTS

SURGEONS

SURGEONS

Cosmetic Surgery Institute Dr. Wayne W. Carman MD, FRCSC 325 Eglinton Avenue East Toronto ON M4P 1L7 p: 416.322.7108 | f: 416.322.7110 w: drcarmanplasticsurgery.com

THE PLASTIC SURGERY CLINIC Dr. Frank Lista BSc, MD, FRCSC, Plastic Surgeon 1421 Hurontario Street Mississauga ON L5G 3H5 67 Scollard Street Toronto ON M5R 1G4 p: 905.278.7077 | 866.803.6415 e: info@theplasticsurgeryclinic.com w: theplasticsurgeryclinic.com

Dr. Jerome Edelstein MD, FRCSC, Plastic Surgeon 362 Fairlawn Avenue Toronto ON M5M 1T6 p: 416.256.5614 w: edelsteincosmetic.com

Dr. Sean Rice BA, MD, M.Sc, FRCSC North York Medical Arts Building 1333 Sheppard Avenue East Toronto ON M2J 1V1 p: 416.391.4048 w: doctorseanrice.com

Dr. Jeffrey Fialkov MD, M.Sc, FRCSC, Plastic Surgeon 362 Fairlawn Avenue Toronto ON M5M 1T6 p: 416.256.5614 w: edelsteincosmetic.com

DR. PHILIP SOLOMON MD, FRCSC, Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon Practicing in Facial Plastic Surgery 57 Centre Street Thornhill ON L4J 1G2 p: 905.764.7799 w: solomonfacialplastic.com

Dr. Michael Kreidstein MD, M.Sc, FRCSC 300 York Mills Road Suite 211 Toronto ON M2L 2Y5 p: 416.391.4452 w: drkreidstein.com

TORONTO COSMETIC CLINIC (TCC) Dr. Mansour Bendago MD, FRCSC, PLASTIC SURGERON 5400 Yonge Street Suite 110 Toronto, ON M2N 5R5 p: 416.221.5554 w: tcclinic.com | e: info@tcclinic.com

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DIRECTORY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS, DOCTORS AND DENTISTS

SURGEONS THE VEIN INSTITUTE OF TORONTO & LASER CENTRE Dr. Sanjoy Kundu B.Sc, MD, FRCPC, DABR, FASA, FCIRSE 217 Davenport Road Toronto ON M5R 1J3 p: 416.929.0834 w: theveininstitute.com

D I R E C TO R Y G U I D E E L E VAT E

DENTISTS THE ART OF DENTISTRY Dr. Sol Weiss DMD 25 Bellair Street 2nd floor Toronto ON M5R 2C8 p: 416.927.7677 w: artofdentistry.com

PODIATRISTS ACCENT ON FEET Hartley Miltchin DPM 4430 Bathurst Street Toronto ON M3H 3S3 p: 416.635.8637 w: accentonfeet.com

GARDNER DENTAL CENTRE Dr. David Gardner DDS 1333 Sheppard Avenue East Suite 250 Toronto ON M2J 1V1 p: 416.494.7412 w: gardnerdentalcentre.com

AESTHETICS IN PODIATRY Robert Chelin, Podiatrist DPM, FAAFAS, DAAPM Podiatric Medicine and Foot Surgery 2189 Yonge Street Suite 304/305 Toronto, ON M4S 2B2 p: 416.921.8444 w: aestheticsinpodiatry.com

MIDTOWN DENTAL CENTRE Dr. Vasant Ramlaggan DDS, H.B.Sc Hudson’s Bay Centre R4-20 Bloor St E Toronto ON (at Bloor/Yonge Subway with parking available) p: 416.966.DENT (3368) | w: midtowndental.ca

DERMATOLOGISTS GIDON AESTHETICS & MEDISPA Dr. Martie S. Gidon MD, FRCPC, FAAD 1849 Yonge Street Toronto ON M4S 1Y2 p: 416.483.4541 w: gidonaesthetics.com

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Both the new Caryl Baker Papaya Perfecting Daily Renewing Moisturizer and Perfecting Eye Awakening Treatment feature papain, also known as papaya enzyme, which boosts skin renewal, radiance and resilience. – AN NA KON IA RIS , CARYL BAKER VISAGE NATIONAL FACE EXPERT

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Papayas are native to Central America but were taken to other warmweather countries by the Spanish and Portuguese. They have a rich history, used for medicinal purposes in day-to-day life to help relieve infection, disease and skin problems.

Abundant in vitamins A, B, E and K, rich in enzymes and renowned for their natural anti-aging benefits, papayas gently accelerate the skin’s exfoliation process. They also boost its resilience with supercharged antioxidant benefits that renew our complexion’s natural glow.

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Dubbed the “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus, papaya is loaded with enzymes, vitamins and minerals to enrich your beauty.

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