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My Journey with PCOS Acne

Written by Imogen Jefferies, Vancouver Journalist and Editor I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome roughly three years ago. The condition, which is when cysts grow on your ovaries and inhibit ovulation, causes chronic symptoms like constant fatigue (thanks to the imbalance of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone), infertility (infrequent menstrual cycle), and lastly, rough skin…

A “Hidden” Cause of Adult Acne

Kris, a client at Pure Light Laser, talks about how she dealt with her adult acne and how Fractional Laser Treatments helped her to reduce scarring. During my recent Fractional Laser session for removing my acne scarring with Rita here at Pure Light Laser, I was laying on the bed and we were talking about how much…

Side Effects of Drying Out Your Acne

Many people try to dry out their acne if they feel that oil is causing the issue, instead of balancing out their oil glands. But drying out your acne can cause many issues – and in the long term, you will want that oil to keep your skin looking youthful! It is important to treat…

Smoother, Firmer, Brighter Skin with INVISAPEEL™ by Zein Obagi

INVISAPEEL™ by Zein Obagi uses an enzymatic process to renew the epidermis, leaving skin noticeably smoother, firmer, and brighter – without any apparent flaking or peeling. Specialized enzymes in the formula accelerate the reduction of the appearance of discolouration, rough-textured and dehydrated skin. INVISAPEEL™ is now available at Pure Light Laser Skin & Body Clinic….

Best Way to Treat a New Scar

When you get a new scar, it is important to treat it properly from the beginning. Scars are a natural healing process after an injury, but whether it gets worse – either deeper or wider – may depend on how you treat it. The first step is to keep the area clean and free from…

Rosacea in the Summer Time

Most of us are very excited about summer and feeling warm weather against our skin, but for some skin conditions summer can wreak havoc. Here are a few tips to navigate patio season without triggering a Rosacea flareup. For people with Rosacea, summer may not be a season to get excited about – but summer…

Transform Your Skin to Look Truly Healthy

What does healthy skin truly look like, and how can you achieve it? Even skin tone is a marker for healthy skin – but there is more to healthy skin than meets the eye. To measure the overall health of your skin, it is important to look at the obvious signs, like redness, as well…

Show Your Ingrown Hairs Who’s Boss

Is there a longterm solution for ingrown hairs? Both men and woman can suffer from ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs happen when hair gets stuck below the surface of the skin and resorts to curling back beneath the skin. It may not cause any irritation to the top layer of the skin, but in some cases…

Blackheads. Where did you come from?

Professionals often call blackheads comodones or congestions. But why do we get them, and how can we prevent them from forming in the first place? Blackheads may seem harmless at first, but if left untreated they can enlarge pores and lead to acne. There are many causes for blackheads, but the main culprit is oil…

Pores Gone Wild

Many clients have asked me: What are the best methods to prevent pores from getting larger or to reduce pore size? If you want to prevent pores from getting larger, the best option is to first keep your pores clean with a Glycolic Acid, Vitamin A or Salicylic Acid treatment, such as the Pro-Derm Micro-Peel…

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