ZO Skin Health is a very effective clinically proven medical grade skin care line used in fighting the signs of aging.
**As of August 31, 2018 Health Canada has decided to make Hydroquinone 4% or higher a product that requires a prescription. Therefore ZO Melamix and Melamin are no longer sold. If you require a prescription please see our Nurse Practitioner or your family Doctor.
**Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should NOT take or apply Hydroquinone, Retin-A or Retinol to their skin.
AluminEye® is a luxurious eye cream that helps improve elasticity and firmness, while diminishing the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness.
A combination of tremella mushroom extract, niacinamide and murumuru butter moisturize, while a unique blend of antioxidants protect against free radical damage. Rich in peptides and vitamins, AluminEye contains light-reflecting and soft-focus ingredients that immediately lighten the appearance of under-eye darkness.
15mL /0.5 fl oz e
Bright and Clear: A refreshing skin conditioning solution that refines skin complexion. Lactic acid, Lime Pearl™ and soy amino acids gently exfoliate dead skin cells to brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Superox-C™, which is high in vitamin C, provides antioxidant protection from free radical damage. Arnica and bisabolol soothe the skin so while you may not be feeling anything, your skin definitely is!
180ml /6 fl oz e
Ultimate Boost Serum is a lightweight serum that boosts hydration and enhances the skin’s natural hydrolipid barrier with sodium hyaluronate and niacinamide.
MATRIXYL™ Synthe'6™ strengthens skin and improves elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Powerful antioxidants, including glutathione and a blend of tea extracts, neutralize aging free radicals to protect the skin from future damage.
Perfect to use as a booster under moisturizer.
30mL /1 fl oz e
AHA Renewal Serum is a clarifying formula with a mixture of exfoliators and hydrators to reduce the visible signs of aging and promote brighter, firmer and more radiant skin.
Lactic acid (8%) and gluconolactone remove dead skin layers, speed cell turnover, reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Allantoin, sodium hyaluronate and vitamin B5 hydrate, while green tea and arnica soothe the skin.
30mL /1 fl oz e
SensiCalm is a smooth, hydrating cleanser that delicately removes impurities and excess oil while calming skin. Safe for lash extensions.
Yucca root extract is a gentle natural cleanser. Niacinamide, ceramides, vitamin E and sunflower seed oil moisturize, leaving skin smooth, soft and intensely hydrated. Aloe soothes skin and calms redness.
177mL / 6 fl oz e
Hyperpigmentation, or a focused darkening of the skin compared with the surrounding skin, is the third most common dermatological disorder and often causes significant psychosocial consequences.
Causes of hyperpigmentation can include metabolic issues, immunodeficiency issues, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, medications such as birth control pills, and inflammation. It is, therefore, important to address underlying causes before proceeding with a treatment plan.
Melasma is similar to hyperpigmentation in that is involves darkened skin compared with surrounding skin but occurs in a symmetrical pattern. For example, both sides of the face in the same area such as cheeks, or central face including forehead, nose, upper lip, chin, and along jawline. More common in females and those with darker skin types. Melasma is mainly caused by UV exposure and hormonal imbalances and is harder to treat successfully than basic hyperpigmentation.
Hydroquinone (HQ) has been the most studied topical agent in the treatment of hyperpigmentaion/melasma. It works by inhibiting tyrosinase, which prevents the production of melanin which produces colour. In several studies, the use of HQ 4% has led to a statistically significant improvement of hyperpigmentation/melasma. Although very effective it can cause dermatitis in some individuals and chronic use can lead to blue/black permanent pigmentation. Therefore, Hydroquinone should only be used for 3-4 months followed by a non-hydroquinone 3 month break.
Users should stop taking HQ if they are pregnant or breast feeding.
Corticosteroids can prevent pigmentation through non-selective suppression of melanin production along with producing an anti-inflammatory effect. They are not effective if used alone. Long-term steroid use may lead to superficial broken blood vessels (telangiectasias), acne, thinned skin (epidermal atrophy), streak scarring (striae), and hypopigmentation.
Topical retinoids have been studied and shown to be effective in treating melasma by promoting keratinocyte turnover, which also helps with acne and skin aging. Pregnant or breast-feeding women should NOT use Retin-A or any retinols due to teratogenic effects.
Kojic acid is a naturally occurring hydrophilic fungal product derived from certain species of Acetobacter, Aspergillus, and Penicillium. It reduces hyperpigmentation by inhibiting the production of free tyrosinase needed to produce melanin and is also a potent antioxidant.
Desai S. R. (2014). Hyperpigmentation therapy: a review. The Journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology, 7(8), 13–17.: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4142815/
Ogbechie-Godec, O. A., & Elbuluk, N. (). Melasma: an Up-to-Date Comprehensive Review. Dermatology and therapy, 7(3), 305–318. doi:10.1007/s13555-017-0194-1
Sarkar, R., Arora, P., & Garg, K. V. (2013). Cosmeceuticals for Hyperpigmentation: What is Available?. Journal of cutaneous and aesthetic surgery, 6(1), 4–11. doi:10.4103/0974-2077.110089
We offer three different neuromodulators because we believe clients should be offered a choice. Botox may work for one client whereas Dysport or Xeomin may work better for another. For more information about these products please book a consultation.
Contraindications for receiving neuromodulators include pregnancy breast feeding or allergies related to componements in the medication.
We offer clinically proven Health Canada approved dermal fillers to restore lost volume or to enhance what mother nature left out. We use the cannula technique to ensure safety and comfort with less downtime.
Contraindications for receiving dermal fillers include pregnancy or breastfeeding.
The brands we offer include Restylane and Belotero due to their high clinical safety profiles and predictable results.
Bimatoprost 0.03% is used to treat hypotrichosis, which is when eyelash growth is abnormal or not sufficient. This component found in glaucoma eye drops by accident, enhances eyelash growth and thickness.
When should Bimatoprost not be used?
*If you are allergic to bimatoprost or any of the ingredients in the serum
*are pregnant, intend to become pregnant or breast feeding
*have liver, kidney or respiratory disease
*Have an eye infection