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Optimizing Your Look on Zoom

November 30, 2021 |
Cosmetic procedures like Botox and blepharoplasty can optimize your appearance on Zoom.

Before the pandemic, Zoom calls were a comparatively rare event in the workplace. Now, many of us are in multiple video meetings per day, resulting in a new concern about how we appear on camera.  It’s true: front-facing video cameras have an extremely wide-angle that highlights imperfections like wrinkles and sagging skin. People who normally […]

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Tips for a Smooth Recovery After Blepharoplasty

October 22, 2021 |
Young woman recovers at home from blepharoplasty.

Excess and sagging skin around the eyes can leave you looking older and more tired. In some cases, extra skin on the upper lids can reduce or even block your peripheral vision. At UELC, we can perform a blepharoplasty, otherwise known as an eyelid lift, to rejuvenate your eyelids and help correct vision problems. One […]

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Is Fall A Good Time To Have LASIK?

October 1, 2021 |
Young woman strolls in the park after having LASIK in autumn.

Fall is the time when the kids go back to school and pumpkin spice takes over the menu at your favourite coffee shop. But is it also a time when you should have LASIK? The answer is a resounding yes! There are actually several reasons why autumn is an ideal season to book your laser […]

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5 Advantages of Botox

August 25, 2021 |
Practitioner doing Botox injections on a young woman's face.

At one time, Botox was seen as an antiaging tool of the rich and famous. Today, everyone is discovering and taking advantage of the benefits. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Botox injections were the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure in 2020. How Does Botox Work? When botulinum toxin is injected, it blocks […]

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Is LASIK Worth it?

July 21, 2021 |
Man is recipient of advanced laser eye surgery like UltraView LASIK™

LASIK hasn’t been around for that long- the excimer laser to correct myopia and astigmatism was approved by Health Canada in 1990. Since then, many Canadians have used it to eliminate their reliance on glasses and contacts. Most LASIK patients achieve 20/25 vision or better, which is good for most activities.  One of the biggest […]

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Is A Refractive Lens Exchange The Right Choice For You?

June 22, 2021 |
Middle-aged man reading emails on smartphone without glasses.

Procedures like UtraView Lasik and PRK do an excellent job of correcting vision problems like farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. However, if you have presbyopia (loss of near vision due to ageing) or suffer from especially severe farsightedness (a condition known as hyperopia), you may not be a good candidate for laser eye surgery.  Enter refractive […]

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Why is Botox for Men So Popular Now?

May 17, 2021 |
Young African American man reflects on Botox for men.

Gentlemen: are you looking in the mirror and seeing things you want to change? You’re not alone. Until recently, cosmetic procedures were exclusively preferred by women. That’s changed. Guys are now taking more pride in their appearance, leading to a surge of interest in Botox for men. There’s even a name for it- ‘Brotox.’  According […]

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Eyelid Surgery for Men: Special Considerations and Challenges

April 20, 2021 |

Your eyes are typically the first part of your face to show aging, so blepharoplasty (more commonly known as eyelid surgery) can make a big difference in how you look and feel. By eliminating wrinkles, excess skin, and fat deposits around your eyelids, you can enjoy the personal and professional benefits that go hand-in-hand with a youthful and more polished appearance. Although women make up the majority of patients, statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that the number of men opting for cosmetic surgery went up by 28% between 2000 and 2016. In addition, eyelid surgery was the second most popular procedure for men in the U.S. in 2019, second only to nose reconstruction. If you ...

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When is Eyelid Surgery Covered by OHIP?

March 24, 2021 |

Your eyes are one of the first things people notice about you. They also show signs of aging sooner than any other part of your face. Loose skin, fat deposits, and puffiness around the eyes can all make you look older and more tired. In extreme cases, they can even impair your vision. Blepharoplasty (eyelid […]

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Why is Corneal Thickness Important to UltraView LASIK™?

February 23, 2021 |
Corneal thickness in the eye

UltraView LASIK™ is one of our signature vision correction treatments. At UELC, we use it to correct problems like farsightedness, nearsightedness, and even astigmatism. While it yields excellent results, not all patients qualify for this procedure. When determining whether you are a candidate for a flap-based laser refractive surgery, we assess several factors, one of […]

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