What’s the Latest and Greatest Anti-aging Ingredient?


Recently, Vivier launched a new, first of its kind anti-aging ingredient called Polyamine-DAB which helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by thickening the skin. Polyamines are naturally occurring in our skin. They are involved in so many different cellular processes. They help with cell death and cell birth. They also help create proteins in our skin. Proteins break down to peptides which stimulate growth factors which stimulate collagen production. Polyamines start to decline as we age. This causes our skin to become thin causing all the signs of aging including lines and wrinkles. When we topically reapply polyamines to our skin, it increases the efficiency of all our skin’s cellular processes. It increases the thickness to provide a healthy epidermis which prevents trans-epidermal water loss. What’s even more amazing is that Vivier has combined their Vitamin C with its newly discovered ingredient, Polyamine-DAB to create a powerful antioxidant and anti-aging product called the GrenzCine Serum. Vivier has also launched its new and innovative GrenzCine eye cream, neck cream and body cream.

Grenzcine serum can be used on the face and the back of the hands. 3 drops is all you need after cleansing in the morning and at night. You will see thicker skin, more hydrated, brighter and firmer skin after 6 weeks of using this serum.

Grenzcine eye cream can be applied around the eyes and on the eyelids. The skin around the eye is ten times thinner and has less sebaceous glands which makes it very dry. This eye cream contains polyamine, vitamin c, shea butter, vitamin e as well as peptides. Half a pump is all you need to help increase the thickness and firmness of the skin while diminishing the fine lines and wrinkles and increasing moisture and luminosity.

Grenzcine Neck is a corrective cream for your neck and décolleté which provides the anti-aging benefits of thickening, brightening and moisturizing your skin, while firming and lifting the neck tissue. It contains polyamines, vitamin c, retinol and peptide complexes.

Grenzcine Body is a hydrating body cream that offers a solution for thickening the skin on the body for a younger looking appearance. It helps in brightening, moisturizing, firming and exfoliating your skin.

Hydrate your skin from beneath!

New to Canada but Volite has been used in Europe since 2017 with amazing results. Unlike traditional fillers, Volite is an injectable Hyaluronic acid that actually improves skin quality by activating the fibroblasts to promote new collagen and ealstin formulation. The result….hydrated, healthy glowing skin!

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Volite is injected into the middle layers of the dermis across many sites to nourish your skin from the inside out. Its Hyaluronic acid formula, the molecule that can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water and occurs naturally in your body, results in overall better skin quality as it visibly improves elasticity and hydration as well as the appearance of fine lines. It’s the perfect choice for those who want to improve their overall skin quality, as it visibly improves elasticity and hydration, as well as the appearance of fine lines.

Volite will help you achieve more hydrated skin to smooth away fine lines and rough textures, more elastic skin that’s smoother and softer because it boosts collagen production and more radiant skin because it’s more nourished from the inside out.

Book your complimentary consultation today!

What’s so great about the HydraFacial?

The great thing about the HydraFacial treatment is that it’s a great option for virtually all skin types, conditions and concerns. As long as you are not suffering from an extreme cystic breakout, don’t have any active infections or allergies to sulfa drugs, you are a candidate for this treatment.

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What exactly is the HydraFacial

The HydraFacial is a hydradermabrasion treatment designed to cleanse, exfoliate, extract impuritites and provide intense hydration to your skin by using Vortex-Fusion Technology. Overall, the facial is very comfortable, there is no downtime, and it can be done in as little as 30 minutes. It helps to improve the overall health of the skin. Your skin is left cleaner, smoother, brighter and more hydrafted in just a few steps.

What happens during the treatment?

During the treatment, serums and disposable tips are used to effectively and safely cleanse, exfoliate, extract impurities from pores and infuse antioxidants into your skin. Dull, dry surface skin is removed to reveal fresh skin and to allow better penetration of the serums used later in the treatment. These serums include a mini chemical peel, a deep pore cleansing solution and a superior antioxidant serum for intensive hydration and anti-aging benefit. The treatment uses some vacuum suction and fees a little wet and scratchy but not uncomfortable at all.

The vacuum suction, the specially designed vortex tips and the formulation of the serums used in the Hydrafacial are what make this a superior treatment. It is customizable to give dull, aged, damages and break-out prone skin the boost it needs to glow. Results from the treatment are instant and with a series of treatments, even better!

What can I do to help boost my treatment?

There are several boosters available to include as a part of your HydraFacial experience that target specific concerns. The Dermabuilder contains a formulation of conditioning peptides to hydrate, firm and soothe skin to address fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone evenness and texture. The Britenol is specifically formulated to target dark spots and sun damaged areas to leave skin glowing and with a more even complexion. Lymphatic Drainage helps to detoxify the skin as well as help with sinus congestion.

HydraFacials are loved by celebrities and beauty publications. This treatment was named the best facial to transform your skin by the New Beauty Beauty Choice Awards in the “Instant Results” category!





Do I need to exfoliate?


The answer is YES! Gentle exfoliation can remove dirt and debris left behind after even the most efficient cleansing. It also sloughs off dead skin cells allowing all your products with active ingredients to penetrate the healthy skin tissue instead of coating your dead skin cells. However, not all exfoliants are created equally. It is important to use an exfoliant with the right shape and type of bead. We love the ZO exfoliants as they have the perfect sphere beads that do not tear or gauge the skin. The exfoliating polish instantly smoothes the skin and gently dissolves oil, and removes dulling, clogging skin cells. It replenishes hydration and healthy lipids to brighten the skin. This exfoliatant is great for all skin types. The dual action scrub sloughs away skin-clogging skin cells. It also dissolves and removes excess oils and destroys acne-causing bacteria while still replenishing hydration and reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals. It is great for oilier skin but also can be used by anyone.

Book your complimentary consultation to find out which exfoliant is right for you!

Microneedling - Now Being Offered!


Microneedling is a great treatment to minimize pore size, address uneven skin tone, pigmentation, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, chest and it can even be used to address stretch marks. It is highly effective for all ages, skin types and skin conditions.

This treatment triggers your body to produce new collagen for a dramatic and visible improvement in overall appearance of the skin with virtually no downtime.

Your treatment will take approximately 45 minutes. When you arrive, a numbing cream will be placed on the areas to be treated. Once your skin is numb, the procedure will completed with minimal discomfort. There is also minimal downtime. The microneedling device creates micro-channels in the skin which enables serums and skin care products to penetrate deeper for maximum benefit. For best results, a series of 3-6 treatments is recommended at 4-6 week intervals.

We are so excited to have this service now at Britannia Dermedics. Call today for your complimentary consultation.

How to deal with Adult Acne

Acne is one of the most common of all skin disorders, affecting almost everyone at some point in their lives. However, as adults, we assume the years of ugly pimples are behind us. While most people outgrow acne in their late teens or early twenties, many are affected into adulthood or even experience late onset acne. Although the exact cause of adult acne is unknown, possible contributors include stress, cosmetics and hormones.

Adult acne can be frustrating but can also have long-lasting effects on the self-esteem and self confidence for those suffering from it. To combat blemishes, treatment starts at home. Here are 4 simple steps to help with adult acne:

  1. Wash your Face – washing your skin twice a day with a gentle cleanser is key in removing excess oils and makeup that can clog your pores. We love Vivier’s Acne wash. This broad-spectrum antimicrobial acne wash is an all-in-one cleanser and toner that deep cleans pores to remove surface impurities such as dirt, oil and bacteria while helping to prevent new acne pimples. It contains 2% salicylic acid USP (pharmaceutical grade) for the treatment and prevention of acne pimples.
  2. Exfoliate – exfoliating the skin will help to remove the buildup of dirt and oils in the pores causing the skin to look oily. Gentle scrubs are good, especially ones that contain a little salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory which helps flush out the pores as well as reduces inflammation associated with acne break outs. We love the ZO TE Pads which can be used twice a day to help minimize surface oils and exfoliate pore-clogging dead skin cells and dirt. Using the pads twice a day also helps to calm and soothe irritated skin.
  3. Hydrate your skin – it is important to keep your skin hydrated to prevent the skin from over producing oils. If your skin feels thirsty, it will create more oil to nourish it. By keeping your skin properly hydrated, it will function normally without becoming overly oily.
  4. When choosing makeup, always choose mineral, oil free makeup brands – most drug store brands contain silicone and are oil based. Mineral makeup is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and won’t clog your pores. We love Jane Iredale makeup as it is mineral based and has the added benefit of containing an SPF.

Fortunately, the physical and emotional effects of acne can be reversed with proper at home care and in office treatment. While adult acne can be persistent, an individualized treatment plan from our office can help you reduce blemishes, prevent scarring and eliminate your acne. With diligent at home care, your acne can be significantly improved, allowing you to regain your confidence!

PRP Hair Restoration

Finally A Non Invasive Option For Thinning Hair!!!

If you’ve been dealing with hair loss, you may be searching for a way to replace lost hair and improve your self-confidence. Luckily, there is now a non invasive, non surgical option - PRP has become very popular for hair loss.

The PRP is injected deep into the scalp in the area of the subcutaneous fat and connective tissue – the solution tends to diffuse into the dermis and stimulates the hair follicles to grow thicker, healthier hair over the next 6-12 months (most clients will, however, see initial results within 3 months).

If you have been considering this treatment, you may have some questions. This FAQ may answer some of the more popular ones so that you can determine if this is the right option for you.

What is PRP Hair Restoration?

PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. It is s type of therapy that has proven to be effective for a number of anti-aging concerns including hair loss. It is a non-surgical treatment that involves the injection of your own plasma. In many cases, this can stimulate hair growth.

How Effective is PRP for Hair Loss?

The results for PRP treatment for hair loss vary from patient to patient. When patients are good candidates and follow the treatment protocol as instructed, they can often expect excellent results.

What is the process like?

Blood will be drawn from your body and spun, separating the rich, plasma cells. These cells are then injected directly into your scalp. In an ideal situation, you will experience renewed hair growth.

What is the downtime/recover?

Because PRP is a non-surgical treatment, the healing and recovery are virtually non-existent. Most clients are able to return to work the next day if they want and only have a little discomfort at the site where the blood is drawn and the sites of injection. There also may be swelling, bruising and tenderness at the injection site for the first few days.

Book your complimentary consultation today to see if we can help you look and feel more confident with PRP treatments for hair restoration!

Take Off With Confidence

Travelling can take its toll on our skin so we have put together our best tips to help you arrive at your destination with a healthy glow.

Before travelling, use a serum with hyaluronic acid under your moisturizer to prepare your skin and keep it hydrated. Try and keep makeup to a bare minimum so that you can reapply your moisturizer during your flight. Flying is deeply dehydrating so make sure to drink lots of water before, during and after your flight.

For longer flights, consider applying a hydrating mask. We love Vivier’s Ultrahydrating Mask or Skin Ceuticals Hydrating B5  Masque. Leave the mask on for the duration of your flight. This will help keep your skin hydrated while travelling to prevent breakouts. Even more, you will land with a healthy glow!

Always travel with our must haves: hand cream, lip balm, and a hydrating moisturizer. Our go to travel makeup is Jane Iredale. We find it gives natural coverage and feels like bare skin. It also provides great SPF coverage.

For more tips and advice, book your complimentary consultation.

Losing Weight vs. Losing Fat with SculpSure

There is a difference and your weight loss plan may need to be tweaked to take this into account.

Is losing weight a constant goal you’re working towards? Do you eat a well-balanced diet and workout more than the recommended daily amount but still don’t see the results you want? Are you losing weight but still have uncomfortable bulges you can’t seem to get rid of? You may find it surprising, but no matter how hard you work, there are stubborn fat cells you may never be able to get rid of on your own, regardless of diet and exercise. In fact, there is a difference between losing weight and losing fat.

As a teen, the number of fat cells in our body typically becomes a fixed number. Despite your best efforts, losing weight doesn’t decrease the number of fat cells in your body. That being said, gaining weight doesn’t increase fat cell numbers either. Instead, your fat cells change in size. When you gain weight, your fat cells get bigger, and when you lose weight they get smaller.

While losing weight can be seen on a scale, losing fat cells, may not show actual weight loss on the scale. Since fat is stored directly under the skin, when you lose it, you will notice it and look and feel leaner.

So, how does the body process fat? The fat you eat in food, goes through your digestive system and travels to the liver. Processed fat is what we use for energy, like walking, talking, etc. Fat we don’t use for energy, gets stored in our fat cells making them bigger.

So, how do we lose fat cells for good? SculpSure is a procedure that heats your fat cells to reduce the actual number of fat cells in the treated area. They simply die and never return. Those annoying fat bulges will be gone forever and you will be left with a more sculpted figure. However, the SculpSure treatment will NOT help you lose weight.

How can you maintain the new you after the treatment? SculpSure is not a diet and exercise program, so you won’t need to change any of your lifestyle habits. However, many patients will feel more motivated to take care of themselves after a treatment and this will only enhance the results. Many people, after seeing the results from the treatment, will feel more motivated to stay close to their ideal weight. However, if you do gain weight, you will gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.

Is everyone a candidate for SculpSure? Schedule a complimentary consultation to find out if Sculpsure can help you reach your goals. Every body is different, but we can work with you to develop a customized treatment plan to reach your desired results.

Wedding Day Prep: What to do to get ready for that big day!

Preparations for a wedding happens long before the actual day and this is especially true for getting the bride ready for her big day. Your skin needs to be at its best and it’s important not to leave this to the last minute.

At Britannia Dermedics, we suggest incorporating skin and body care into your wedding planning well in advance. These are our suggestions of what you can do now to make sure you look and feel your very best when the big day arrives:

  1. Lots of couples decide to hit the gym to slim down and tone their body for the big day. Sometimes, there are areas that are impossible to target. At Britannia Dermedics, we offer body shaping and contouring with our newest SculpSure treatments. These treatments are fast, effective and require no downtime. The treatment safely and effectively breaks down body fat, resulting in a more defined shape. You will need 2-3 treatments, each at 4 weeks apart and full results are seen 8 weeks after your last treatment so this treatment is ideal to start well before your big day.
  2. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be hair free for your wedding and, of course the honeymoon! Laser hair removal is a great alternative to waxing or electrolysis or razors. Treatments deliver permanent hair reduction and can we can treat a wide range of skin types and tones safely and effectively. You will need 8-12 treatments at 6 weeks apart so this is a treatment that should be considered early in order to be ready for your big day.
  3. You want to look your most radiant and youthful on your big day. Regular facials are often not enough. Consider a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment with our top of the line laser technology. The result will be a brighter, more even skin tone.
  4. If you have more serious skin concerns such as acne scarring, stretch marks, or enlarged pores, we offer Venus Viva skin resurfacing treatments. This non-invasive treatment is amazing for improving skin’s texture and tone. Booking 2-3 treatments spaced 30 days apart before your wedding is ideal to ensure your skin is at its best for your big day.
  5. Talk to our injection specialist about reducing wrinkles and restoring volume and fullness to give you a refreshed appearance. At Britannia Dermedics, our specialists can help reduce wrinkles as well as lift and fill the contours of your face to regain your youthful appearance.
  6. Being on a regular routine of a good skin care line is also essential to having the best skin on your big day.

Call us to book your complimentary consultation so we can let you know what treatments we think would be best for you so that you can reach your goals of looking your best on your big day!

Laser Away Wrinkles, Redness and Uneven Skin with Laser Genesis Technology.

Laser Away Wrinkles, Redness and Uneven Skin with Laser Genesis Technology.

Laser Genesis is non-invasive laser technology that safely, discretely and effectively treats fine-line wrinkles, excessive redness and blemishes such as large pores, uneven skin texture and scars. It promotes vibrant and healthy looking skin.

What is Laser Genesis?

Laser Genesis is a non-invasive skin procedure that stimulates new collagen production, which helps improve your skin’s firmness, improve your skin’s texture, and reduce the appearance of fine line wrinkles. It also helps reduce pore size and diminish redness.

Laser Genesis is also a great treatment for acne-prone skin! The heat from the laser has the ability to kill the bacteria under the skin, as well as stimulate the healing process with the laser light.

How Many Treatments Will You Need?

We generally recommend a series of 3-6 treatments.

Laser Genesis Results?

Clients experience subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or skin irritation and no downtime. Treatments are performed in a relaxed, comfortable environment without the need for topical anesthetics.


Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal In ancient days, hairy legs and armpits were just a fact of life. Today, unwanted hair is clogging up shower drains, sticking to waxing strips and dulling razors around the world. Both men and women are anxiously looking for hair removal solutions. Here are some interesting facts:

  • In the US, 85% of women regularly spend time removing unwanted hair daily?
  • Women who shave, will spend over $10,000 on shaving products during their lifetime.
  • Women spend 2 entire months of their lives shaving!
  • Women who wax 1-2 times per month, end up spending about $23,000 on waxing products in their lifetime.

Luckily, in this day and age, we have options for hair removal other than shaving, waxing, threading and even electrolysis. The problem with older options is that the results do not last and some of them are quite painful. Laser hair removal is on the rise, however, likely due to the effectiveness found in modern laser technology.

We are often asked if laser hair removal actually works. Each laser works lightly differently, however the basic process is the same. The laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle, either through intense pulsed light (IPL) or by diode. The heat and energy combined are absorbed into the follicle, damaging the areas that produce the actual hair. With repeated treatments over the growth cycle of the hair, the follicle becomes unable to produce the hair from that follicle. After each treatment, the hair stems from that follicle will lose its course texture and speed of growth will be significantly diminished after each treatment.

So, is laser hair removal painful? Depending on the laser used and the settings of the laser, laser hair removal can be painful. This is one reason why choosing a certified laser hair technician and clinic is vitally important. Not only can the laser technician impact your result, they can also be responsible for the wavelengths that affect your pain threshold.

Seeing results after laser hair removal is highly dependent upon genetics, where the hair is in the growth cycle and the part of the body being treated. Typically we advise clients to have multiple treatments per area for optimal results. Hair grows in a cycle and at any given time can be in one of 3 phases. Laser hair removal only targets hair in the growth stage and any number of hairs may be in this or a different stage. Because of this, multiple treatments are necessary to target all hairs.

The ideal candidate for laser hair removal is someone with light skin and dark, course hair. These candidates respond faster to the laser technology. This is not to say that someone with darker pigment will not benefit from the laser, the results may just take longer to achieve. Choosing a clinic with the appropriate laser for your skin type is vital for optimal outcomes.

Call us today to find out if laser hair removal would work for your hair concerns.


We all love buying gifts to show the people in our lives how special they are. By now, a lot of us have made our lists. Is there someone you are forgetting? YOURSELF! Now, is the perfect time to show yourself a little love and treat yourself! Here are some ideas to help you feel your best over the holiday season and into the New Year!

Body Contouring

Planning on overindulging a little on those holiday meals? We all do it and decide to resolve in the new year to have that body we’ve always wanted. Gym memberships and dieting can only go so far! If you want something to help complement your fitness regimen and dieting, our SculpSure fat destruction technology or our Venus Legacy skin tightening device may be perfect for you. We can help you tighten your body shape by targeting fat cells and those challenging spots where most workouts routines and diets fall short.

Radiofrequency Treatments

Winter weather, especially in Calgary, is never easy on your skin and can make your skin appear rough and dull. Winterproof your skin by treating yourself to our radiofrequency anti-aging treatment. These treatments use gentle heat to increase collagen production and elastin levels to visibly make your skin smoother and firmer.

Skin Care

Treat yourself to a customized skin care program. From oily skin to pores to excessively dry skin, no two people have the same skin and that means that products and treatments must be customized. Give yourself the gift of comfort and confidence by talking to an expert about a protocol specifically designed for you.



What is botox for hyperhydrosis?

Botox for hyperhydrosis is a treatment using Botox injections to help with excess sweating. Botox injections work by blocking the secretion of the chemical that activates sweat glands – essentially turning them off. The injections are very shallow – the medicine is injected just below the surface of the skin, where it remains. While everyone breaks down the Botox injections differently, typically you can expect three to six months of results from your injection. It is important to note that stress and exercise can cause the Botox injection to fade quicker.

Research shows it is safe to treat excessive sweating on: armpits, hands, feet and other relatively small body areas.

Botox injections have been shown to result in an 82-87% decrease in sweating under the arms. Patients typically notice results in about 2-4 days after treatment. They usually enjoy the full effects of the treatment within 2 weeks.

Although sweating is a vital part of the body’s processes as it helps with temperature control, it is safe to diminish or prevent sweating in a small, localized area because you are only impacting a small percentage of the body’s cooling system. For example, the sweat glands in the underarms are only 2% of the sweat glands in the body.

Botox injections are a very safe and effective way to combat excessive sweat problems. Take the first step by calling us today to see if you are a candidate.

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What is hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is when an area of the skin darkens due to the overproduction of the skin pigment called melanin. Some examples of hyperpigmentation are freckles, sun spots, age spots, under-eye dark circles and melasma. It is relatively common and generally a harmless condition. However, for some people, hyperpigmentation may be an aesthetic annoyance as it can affect any part of the body including the face, neck and hands.

What causes hyperpigmentation?

There are various causes of hyperpigmentation from overexposure to the sun, picking at the skin and certain medications such as antibiotics, hormone treatments, and anti-seizure drugs. Although, for some it can simply be a hereditary condition.

How do we treat hyperpigmentation?

Depending on the client, we treat hyperpigmentation with laser treatments, medical grade skin care products or a combination of laser treatment and medical grade skin care products.

Am I too young for Botox?

Botox is the holy grail treatment for reversing the signs of aging that are already visible but it also has increased in popularity as a preventative anti-aging treatment. Doctors are reporting an increase in their number of Botox patients in their 20s and 30s with the goal of preserving their youth and to smooth away hints of lines before they become more prominent.

We have known for quite some time that lines, wrinkles and folds are caused by the repetitive folding of the skin from everyday facial expressions. Initially, Botox was thought to be specifically for those in their 40s, 50s and 60s seeking a solution for wrinkles and folds that had developed. However, we have now realized that by injecting patients earlier we can actually stop the wrinkles from occurring. The lines never develop when you slow down the use of these muscles in early adulthood. Stopping the lines from forming in the first place means you won’t need to correct them later.

Also, many people believe that investing in pre-rejuvenation Botox saves you down the road. Botox treatments in your 20s and 30s ultimately prevents you from requiring more invasive procedures later.

With all of this said, however, we believe that Botox treatments are not appropriate for teens, children or infants.

Growth factors and why they are essential in skin rejuvenation

Growth factors play a vital role in maintaining firmness and elasticity in your skin. Daily use of skin care products containing growth factors are known to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and improve skin tone and texture. It is important to realize, however, that not all growth factors have the same benefits.

Growth factors are natural substances made by skin cells to maintain healthy skin. They are responsible for supporting the repair of damaged skin, and provide firmness and elasticity to the skin while helping to maintain skin’s protective functions. Growth factors are wonderful for aging and sun damaged skin. Aging skin produces less growth factors naturally than youthful skin. That is why growth factors are essential in skin care products as we age.

There have been several clinical studies that have highlighted the benefits of topically applied growth factor products showing improvements in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, texture and discoloration. Results can be seen in as little as 6-12 weeks when used twice a day. What’s even more exciting is that combining growth factors with antioxidants will show results even sooner.

Britannia Dermedics can help with rejuvenating your skin.

Why should we protect ourselves from the sun year round?

While ultraviolet B (UVB) rays are the main cause of sunburns and are the strongest in the summer, ultraviolet A (UVA) rays remain constant throughout the year. UBA rays prematurely age our skin, causing wrinkles and age spots. UVA rays account for up to 95 percent of the UV radiation reaching the Earth. UVA rays are so prevalent that they can even go through glass, making sun protection necessary indoors as well as out. The greatest part of our sun exposure occurs in brief intervals year round such as walking the dog or sitting in traffic. The UV damage accumulated from these small daily exposures add up over time and can lead to premature skin aging. Just because you do not lie out in the sun or tan regularly, you can still be getting skin damaging exposure. This is why sun protection is so essential all year around. It is important to choose a broad spectrum sunscreen that will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays. Look for ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as they reflect the light away from your skin allowing little absorption. Lotion up liberally. Additionally, reapply throughout the day as the sunscreen you apply in the morning will not be effective by the end of the day. Luckily, there are products that make re-application easy and convenient. At Britannia Dermedics, we love Colorescience products and especially the powdered sunscreens called Sunforgettalbes. These sunscreens are available in a SPF30 and SPF50, as well as in different shades to match your skin tone. They can even be applied over makeup quickly and effectively.

Always remember, practicing sun safety is a lifelong and year-round must.

Collagen…why it’s important to start protecting it

Although you can’t see collagen, it’s the essence of healthy skin. Collagen is what makes your complexion firm, plump and youthful. It is a protein that makes up about 75-80% of your dermis. Collagen fibers are like a bunch of columns placed closely together which hold up the top layer of skin. When you are young and healthy, these columns will be strong and straight so your skin will look smooth. When you pinch your cheek, the skin will feel spongy and full. When you are young and healthy, your skin will repair and make new collagen. However, environmental factors such as UV rays, smoking, pollution and stress produce free radicals in your skin. Free radicals start breaking down collagen fibers, causing the skin to become thin. Eventually the cells in your skin that make new collagen, stop producing collagen as quickly and you begin to get wrinkles and sagging skin. If you make an expression, you will create creases in your skin. When collagen is strong, your skin bounces right back. But if collagen is weak, repeated movements cause permanent creases. How can you start protecting your collagen? It’s never too late….we suggest the following to care for your collagen…

  1. Use antioxidants and sunscreen to protect against free radial damage;
  2. Use a retinol;
  3. Use a collagen stimulator like peptides and growth factors; and
  4. Try a professional collagen stimulating procedure like the Laser Genesis facial, Venus Legacy treatment or Venus Viva treatment.

Why Chose Medical Grade Skin care Products

A lot of people ask us why we recommend medical grade skin care products. We believe that “over the counter” or drugstore products can’t fix real skin problems. Medical grade has higher concentrations of active ingredients.

Drugstore products are formulated for everyone and anyone, and are not dispensed by a Physician and therefore can only have small amounts of any active ingredients.

  1. If you want to get real results from a skincare product, the product needs to reach deeper layers of the skin. Drugstore products can only work on the epidermis or the outer layer of skin, where the skin cells are starting to shed. Medical grade products can penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin all the way to the dermis, or the middle layer of the skin, where the elastin and collagen are contained, as well as the basal, or the bottom layer of the skin, where new cells are produced. We believe that young, beautiful skin is more than just the lack of wrinkles or beautiful full lips. Younger skin is also brighter, tighter, with more even tones and blemish-free. In order to achieve this, we believe you need products that penetrate deeply into your skin.
  1. Medical grade products give They have been scientifically published in medical journals and have been proven to work. Manufacturers of medical grade skin care must be able to scientifically back any claims that they make. Each product is put through extensive clinical testing. The ingredients of medical grade products can repair skin at the deep layers, where the problems begin and therefore provide real results.

Examples of ingredients of our medical grade skin care and why we love them:

  1. Vitamin C – actually improves laxity in the skin, strengthens skin cells and can prevent future sun damage.
  2. Hydroquinone – reduces discoloration and inhibits melanin production which is what causes the discoloration and age spots that emerge as we grow older.
  3. Retinol (a derivative of vitamin a) - wonderful for epidermal and dermal stimulation and renewal. Retinol is the only topical ingredient that repairs age-related and environmental skin aging. Medical grade retinol uses a higher percentage of retinol which makes it much more effective than any over the counter retinol.

Regular use of medical-grade skin care products can thicken and strengthen the outer layers of skin and help our bodies to produce more collagen. Collagen, in turn, plumps up the face from the inside out, giving you an overall, more youthful appearance.

If you are looking for skincare that works! Visit us to discuss what product would be best for you!