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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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Remarkable Benefits of Laser Skin Rejuvenation

May 5, 2019 |

Most people use a variety of skin care products such as sunscreens and moisturizers to keep their skin looking young, firm, and soft. Although they can help you keep your skin healthy, they are not enough to prevent the signs of aging. Your lifestyle habits, including drinking alcohol, smoking, and not getting enough essential nutrients, can also take a toll on your skin. Laser skin rejuvenation is an excellent way to restore the health and youthful complexion of your skin. Read on to learn what exactly the procedure entails and the remarkable benefits it can offer. What is Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treatment? Laser skin treatment is a popular method that is used to reduce minor skin flaws such as acne scars, facial ...

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What Should You Do After PRK Laser Eye Surgery?

February 27, 2019 |

Most people associate any type of surgery with an invasive procedure involving many risks, pain, and lengthy recovery time. However, laser eye surgery is different, particularly the Photorefractive Keratectomy, or PRK eye surgery. Read on to learn why some people need PRK and find out what you should do after the procedure to aid your recovery. When do Eye Surgeons Recommend PRK Laser Eye Surgery? The following circumstances can make LASIK procedures less successful, which is why your eye surgeon may recommend a PRK treatment. Insufficient corneal thickness. Soft corneas that could get bent during the surgery. A profession that comes with a higher risk of getting hit in the eyes. What Should You Expect After PRK Eye Surgery? For the ...

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Varieties of Laser Vision Correction

June 27, 2018 |

Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, have cataracts, or deal with astigmatism, laser eye surgery can help to improve your vision. These procedures focus on reshaping the cornea to change where light focuses on the retina or replacing the lens completely. Depending on your need, there are different procedures catered to help you. Laser Eye Treatment Procedures Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) – Lasik treatment is used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The procedure involves creating a hinged flap of tissue in the cornea so the surgeon can access the tissue behind the cornea and reshape it, allowing them to improve how light is focused. In a traditional Lasik procedure, the flap is created with a thin blade called a microkeratome. Advancements ...

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How Botox Can Help with Sweating Problems

June 10, 2018 |

Sweating is a perfectly normal bodily reaction to help control temperature. However, some people sweat much more than is necessary or than they are comfortable with. This excessive sweating is known as hyperhidrosis and often affects an individual’s self-confidence and overall quality of life. Luckily, science has shown that Botox is an effective, quick, and non-invasive treatment for hyperhidrosis, and is Health Canada approved, meaning it is generally covered under most private health insurance plans Botox Treatments for Hyperhidrosis What Is Hyperhidrosis? – Hyperhidrosis is a medical disorder that involves the body producing more sweat than needed to regulate the body’s temperature. It can be excessive to the point of showing through clothing and often has the typical smell associated ...

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Procedures to Help Treat Acne Scarring

May 27, 2018 |

When you suffer from acne or residual acne scarring, it is natural to be concerned about finding a way to treat the issue. With advancements in cosmetic procedures, there are a variety of different ways to treat the condition that can significantly improve the appearance of your skin. Types of Acne and Scars Acne Types: Acne generally appears in one of four forms. These include whiteheads (closed comedones), blackheads (open comedones), standard pimples (pustules), and deeper, more painful cysts (deep nodules). Scar Varieties: Acne can leave a variety of scars if it doesn’t heal properly. Macular scars are flat and pigmented. Rolling scars have a soft and wavelike appearance on the skin. Boxcar scars are round or oval shaped but ...

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