Over the past few years, as dermal fillers have soared in popularity, we’ve been hearing a lot more about them in the media and advertising. Everyone’s interested and wants to know more, but there’s still a lot confusion surrounding them.Read More
Juvederm may be a little less widely known compared to Botox, but this injectable treatment offers incredible anti-ageing properties. Click here to find our more!Read More
How does CoolSculpting actually work? Despite its hype, there is still some hesitation when it comes to fat-freezing technology. Click here to discover the science behind this incredible procedure, the benefits one can expect after the first treatment, and learn more about CoolSculpting with these FAQs.Read More
Help someone you love Stay Beautiful this Valentine’s Day with a gift certificate for our services.
We’ll wrap it up so it’s ready to give - and throw in a little bonus, too!Read More
We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our team, Kim Lu, aesthetician.
Kim will be offering microblading, permanent makeup, gel nails and other aesthetic services at our Clinic.
Kim has over 10 years of experience in permanent makeup. She added microblading, which is a more superficial form of permanent makeup, to her services when it became popular about five years ago.Read More
Same great staff - newer, better location!Read More
Do home laser hair removal devices really work? I wanted to know. I am sure you do, too.Read More
Laser hair removal, photofacials and microdermabrasion are being offered at cut-rate prices almost daily. How can they charge so little and still stay in business? I did the math, and the short answer is: They can’t.Read More
Krista has over 6 years experience in the field of medical aesthetics. Prior to joining the Kanata Skin Clinic she worked in the Cayman Islands perfecting her skillsRead More
We all know you can buy “knock-off” designer clothing and jewelry, but did you know that you can also buy counterfeit versions of lasers? A letter to the editor in the September 2014 issue of “Lasers in Surgery and Medicine” alerts doctors to this problem.Read More
We are pleased to announce that, after months of independent study, followed by a written exam, Dr. Hegmann has completed the requirements to become a Fellow in the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS)
Although he has long been a member of the ASLMS, Fellow status is the highest level to which a member can achieve. It makes him eligible to assume a leadership role in the Society.
Why This Matters
Laser & Cosmetic Medicine is a relatively new sub-specialty of Medicine. Because it is so new, there are few regulations or requirements regarding the safe use of cosmetic lasers.
Early on, a group of doctors recognized the need for some sort of self-regulation in order to promote safety and excellence in the use of lasers for patient care. At the same time, they wanted to promote research into the application of lasers in medicine. Thus, the ASLMS was created.
Having worked in this field since 2004, Dr. Hegmann chose to become a fellow in the ASLMS because he believes strongly that there is a need for some sort of regulation in this industry.
Dr. Hegmann also completed this course in order to deepen his understanding of laser treatments, how they can help his patients, and how to ensure their safety in order to achieve the best outcomes.
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in Canada, but as W5 reveals, there is virtually no regulation regarding who is allowed to operate these laser, and the consequences can be horrific.
Cosmetic lasers are used to treat acne scars, for hair removal, and wrinkle reduction. And they can provide incredible results.
Treatments are sold through online daily deal websites, at hair dressers, medical spas and sometimes even tanning salons. Their ubiquity has caused many people to think laser treatments are as safe and "pain-free" as advertised. But if the laser technician does not have the right training, you can end up with permanent skin damage.
Cosmetic lasers and "intense pulsed light"(IPL) machines are powerful machines with the capability to damage your eyes and permanently mark your skin.
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