Give the gift of beauty this season

It’s the holiday season once again, and Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa is helping to make shopping easy by putting together a list of stocking stuffers sure to please anyone on your list who cares about healthy skin and a naturally beautiful everyday look.

As a board-certified dermatologist, I regularly seek out the newest and highest quality cosmetics, therapies, and products that will work best with treatments already offered at Gidon Aesthetics. This ensures that I always have top-of-the-line items to offer and that patients receive care that leaves them looking their best.

Even if you have already finished your shopping, consider a rejuvenating cream or lip liner as a special something to slide under the tree. If you haven’t yet started making a dent in your list, what are you waiting for? The following suggestions will make your job easy:

• Dr. Gidon antioxidant serum and SPF 30: Antioxidants can protect a person’s skin from sun damage, and can even work to repair damage already done. I recommend applying antioxidants to the skin as a serum, then covering them with a sunscreen to create a powerful pair as protectors against wrinkles, spots, and sun damage.

• Neocutis travel-size serum and cream: This is a new product line I am offering at Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa. The portable portions can travel anywhere for continued hydrating skin care and repair. Neocutis is a Swiss product line available through physicians such as myself.

• Jane Iredale lipstick, lip liner, and gloss: This mineral cosmetic line is proving to be popular because of its natural composition. The various products are made without chemical dyes and preservatives, perfumes, and fillers, and they all have multiple functions, making them versatile in addition to beautifying.

• gift certificates: These can be used for a variety of treatments and products at Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa. The recipient can apply the balance toward a cosmetic dermatology treatment designed to combat the aesthetic effects of aging and the elements, or can use it to enjoy a relaxing facial. The real beauty of a gift certificate is that it allows the recipient the opportunity to choose an ideally suited treatment.

Learn more about these stocking stuffers—or anything else available at Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa—by visiting gidonaesthetics.com or calling 416-483-4541.

Written by Dr. Martie Gidon

Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa - Center for Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Skin Tightening and Cellulite Treatment. Cosmetic Dermatology practice of Dr Martie Gidon in Toronto providing a wide range of laser and light based therapies. +Martie Gidon

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Welcome the holidays and new year with a new look

’Tis the season for parties and get-togethers packed with friends and family, co-workers and new acquaintances. Many people look at themselves with a particularly critical eye this time of year, considering the greeting-card portraits and candid pictures taken with increasing regularity, as well as the growing number of events to add to the social calendar.

If you choose to look your best throughout the winter months that lead into a new year, now is a great time to start treatments that can help your skin have a youthful, healthy glow.

To start, consider injectables to give a more relaxed, youthful appearance. Botox® Cosmetic is a popular choice no matter the season. Many people also opt for dermal fillers, which add volume to areas that have sunken over time—plumping up deflated areas for youthful contours.

To get an overall smooth, fresh, and radiant look, I recommend the Clear + Brilliant Laser treatment, which improves texture and tone while doing its part to reduce wrinkles. While a series of treatments will yield the best results, you should start to see some improvements to your skin with days of your first session, making this an ideal choice for someone who wants to continue improving throughout the holidays and beyond.

SilkPeel™ diamond microdermabrasion can yield immediate results, generating luminous skin in as little as one session. The lack of any downtime after this half-hour procedure means it can easily be inserted into any hectic holiday schedule.

These treatments can all be mixed and matched for each individual to provide a natural look perfect for the season.

Call Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa at 416-483-4541 to learn more about these and other treatments, and to find out how a personalized cosmetic consultation can help you to decide exactly what will work best for you. You may also visit gidonaesthetics.com to read about treatments available for the season.

Written by Dr. Martie Gidon

Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa - Center for Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Skin Tightening and Cellulite Treatment. Cosmetic Dermatology practice of Dr Martie Gidon in Toronto providing a wide range of laser and light based therapies. +Martie Gidon

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Get an early handle on acne

Acne is a problem that I can safely say virtually every person struggles with at some point in his or her life. The vast majority of young men and women develop acne troubles to some degree, from a few outbreaks of whiteheads and blackheads to the development of scar-generating lesions.

I offer a variety of acne-related treatments at Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa in Toronto, including exfoliation techniques that reduce the appearance of scars. I always advise that teenagers and adults alike take steps to treat their acne long before it gets to the stage where permanent scarring is a worrying factor.

As with many medical conditions, early detection and treatment is key. The sooner acne is addressed, the fewer complications will develop.

A first line of defense comes in the form of skin creams or other topical solutions that work to eliminate dead skin cells that can plug up pores. These products can also reduce oil on the skin—too much of which contributes to the formation of acne and creates an environment in which cyst-causing bacteria thrive.

If acne continues to be a problem, I may next recommend stronger topical medicine that requires a prescription. Options at this tier include creams, as well as antibiotics that can be applied to the skin.

Stubborn or more serious cases may require prescription medications taken orally. The most potent of these is Accutane™, which is a form of Vitamin A and may be taken for several months, but is seen as an option when other attempts to clear up the acne have failed.

Controlling acne is important, but if scarring has occurred, there are options for improving the appearance of the scars. Acne may be a common problem, but suffering the ill effects of it doesn’t have to be.

Discuss acne—at any level of severity—during a consultation at Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa. Call 416-483-4541 or visit gidonaesthetics.com to learn more.

Written by Dr. Martie Gidon

Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa - Center for Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Skin Tightening and Cellulite Treatment. Cosmetic Dermatology practice of Dr Martie Gidon in Toronto providing a wide range of laser and light based therapies. +Martie Gidon

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