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Importance of Moisturizing the Skin/Face

Why moisturizing the skin is important is a question that all of us wonder? It helps in maintaining the hydration level of your skin and makes your skin look supple, youthful and healthy. Let's dive in and have a look at the importance of moisturizing on the skin.

Benefits of Moisturizing the Skin:

  • Moisturizing the skin helps the skin to replenish its hydration.
  • Regularly moisturizing the skin maintains the health of the skin for a long term. It prevents the skin from aging effects. According to a study published in British Journal 2010, regularly moisturizing the skin reduces the number of wrinkles on the face. In the aging process, the outermost surface of the skin is weak and less effective due to which it results in wrinkle formation. It is therefore advised to regularly moisturize the skin with a proper sunscreen and an exfoliant to achieve radiant, healthy-looking skin.
  • Regularly moisturizing the skin prevents your skin against conditions like eczema which occurs due to dryness. Apply a natural moisturizer instead of the ones rich in chemicals as they strip off the natural oils from the skin.
  • It prevents the skin against the environmental factors which have the damaging effect on the skin. Spending most of your time outdoors constricts the blood vessels of your skin leading to less moisture. It is, therefore, necessary to moisturize your skin.
  • For those individuals, suffering from irritable skin, it is important to use moisturizer to protect the skin against redness and itchy patches.
  • Use a moisturizer with sun protection so that your skin remains healthy and is able to fight against cancerous elements.
  • When there is extra dryness on the face, it promotes the skin to produce extra sebum resulting in clogging of pores leading to more breakouts. It is therefore recommended to moisturize the skin to keep your skin acne-free.

Moisturizing the skin gives you an aroma of smoothness and sensation. Apply a thick layer of moisturizer after a bath to maintain the softness of the skin and enjoy the benefits of the moisturizer.

MD Laser Skin Clinic in Toronto offers number of different moisturizing products. During the winter months, we are also extending 10% OFF on all of our Swiss Clinical skin care products.

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Pollution and the Skin

We have known for many years about the negative impact of pollution on our health and the environment. However, only more recently have we begun learning about pollution’s impact on our skin.

What is pollution?
Air is essential to life because it supplies us with oxygen. Air is a mixture of gases, 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen, along with traces of water vapour, carbon dioxide, argon and various other components. Air pollution is the contamination of air with noxious gases and particles in concentrations.

Which areas of the world are most effected by pollution?
Pollution is particularly problematic in large cities worldwide and worsening over time. Approximately 80 percent of all urban areas have air pollution levels above what is considered healthy.

How does pollution affect the skin?
The skin acts as our first line of defense to the many environmental stressors it encounters daily. When pollution comes into contact with our skin, it unfortunately does not just sit on the surface. Some pollution particles are so tiny that they can easily penetrate through pores.

A landmark study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology in 201 compared women living in urban and rural environments over 24 years and found that those exposed to increased pollution had more dark spots and wrinkling.

How can you protect your skin from pollution?

  • Proper cleansing – proper cleansing of your face and neck every night to remove dirt and environmental toxins from the skin’s surface is the most important thing you can do to protect your skin.
  • Moisturize – use your favourite moisturizer to replenish the skin’s lost moisture caused by pollution and to protect the skin’s lipid barrier from pollution.
  • Use antioxidants – use a serum packed with antioxidants every day to neutralize harmful free radicals produced by pollution.
MD Laser Skin Clinic provides a wide range of skin care products to help you achieve and maintain healthy skin. Speak to us about the best options for you.

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Introducing Brilliant Distinctions TM Loyalty Program

MD Laser Skin Clinic & Medi-Spa is happy to partner with Brilliant Distinctions to offer special savings to their loyal clients. As a member of the loyalty program, you’ll earn points on select Allergan products (including Botox, Juvederm and Latisse) that will help you save big on future purchases. You’ll also gain access to members-only special offers and beauty tips.

What’s even better is that Brilliant Distinctions loyalty program is completely free and super easy to sign up. Simply visit www.brilliantdistinctions.ca and click on register. You will be all set after completing the on-line registration form.

To start earning points, simply provide MD Laser Skin Clinic with your member number upon purchase. Your earned points will be deposited into your account within 48 hours. You can use your points for savings on qualifying future purchases.

Want to learn more? Give MD Laser Skin Clinic a call today.

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How is your sun safety IQ? When should you apply and reapply your sunscreen?

You should apply your sunscreen generously, evenly and ideally about 20 to 30 minutes before sun exposure to allow the active ingredients to bond to your skin, Also, remember to reapply regularly (at least every 2 hours), and especially after sweating heavily or swimming, even with water proof sunscreen.

What if you have sensitive skin?

The best protection is covering by wearing light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts and pants and a wide-brimmed hat. If this is not possible or your prefer to use sunscreen, but you find your skin reacts to body and face creams, try a formula specifically made for sensitive skin.

To learn move about sun protection and skin care this summer, give MD Laser Skin & Medi Spa a call today. We would love to be of service.

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About Us

Conveniently located at the Don Valley Parkway and Lawrence Ave. East, MD Laser Skin Clinic is a cosmetic laser medispa owned and operated by healthcare professionals dedicated to preserving health and beauty to the skin, without surgery. In operation since 2005, our clinic offers a variety of anti-aging treatments that have a long safety track record and efficacy – BOTOX cosmetic® and therapeutic, Juvederm fillers, laser hair removal, IPL photorejuvenation, micro-needling, medical peels and much more.

Our laser and medical aestheticians are highly knowledgeable and are extremely experienced. We take great pride in our expertise in skin science and getting to know our clients individually to address their concerns. Our fees are competitive without sacrificing service and quality care. All of our cosmetic injections are performed by Dr. Ken Lam, MD, or Dr. Lily Lo, D.D.S.

For more information, please book a personal consultation with one of our staff to find out what solutions are best for you. Call 416-445-7546 (SKIN) today!

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Our Skincare Treatments

Cosmetic Treatments

From Botox to Laser IPL Hair Removal, we provide a wide range of services to reduce wrinkles, scars, acne, and more.

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Our Skincare Products

Skincare Products

We carry beauty products to protect, heal, and improve your skin.


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Our Special Offers

Special Offers

We offer seasonal discounts, and customer referral rewards.


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Our Treatments

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Our Skincare Products

Latisse Eyelash Enhancer

Latisse® Eyelash Enhancer

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Elta Sunscreen

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Our Special Offers

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To help you save money, we invite our clients to join the BRILLIANT DISTINCTIONS Loyalty Program offered by Allergan. Whenever you purchase BOTOX COSMETIC®, JUVEDERM® family of fillers, or LATISSE® eyelash product, you will be awarded points that you can accumulate to redeem as a cash coupon towards your future purchases. There is NO FEE to join!

Sign up at:

www.BrilliantDistinctions.ca and click on “Register”

We enter the points for you every time you buy an Allergan product, and when you are ready to use the points, simply visit the site and click on the Redeem Points tab to print up the corresponding coupon. Enjoy the savings and looking good!

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Meet Our Staff

Dr Ken Lam

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Dr. Lam graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, in 1987. He has enjoyed being a general practitioner in Family Medicine works in his two busy medical practices in Toronto for many years. He is also an examiner for the Medical Council of Canada, which is the licensing board for all new doctors from other countries. In 2005, he expanded his interest to cosmetic medicine and opened the MD Laser Skin Clinic located in Don Mills, of which he is the Medical Director. He is an Allergan certified injector for BOTOX COSMETIC®, and dermal fillers such as Juvederm and takes continuing education in the field of dermatology and aesthetic medicine.“Everyone wants to look good for their age, including me, which is why I think that there is a need and a place for aesthetic medicine to benefit our total health and well-being”.

Dr. Lam is married to Dr. Lo, (see her biography below) and has 2 children in university. During his spare time, he enjoys golf, tennis, and fixing things around the house.

Dr Lily Lo

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Dr. Lo graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, in 1990, where she is currently a part-time clinical instructor in the Department of Oral Diagnosis and Medicine. She owns and works in two dental clinics located in Don Mills and Richmond Hill (her main office is right below the MD Laser Skin Clinic on the ground floor). Dr. Lo takes a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, Invisalign® and in aesthetic medicine. She was certified in 2007 to perform cosmetic BOTOX® treatments and dermal fillers, under the delegation of Dr. Lam, M.D. Dr. Lo is also a provider of therapeutic BOTOX® for the treatment of TMJ-related muscle pain and headaches and can provide adjunctive treatments to alleviate symptoms of jaw pain. She has many years of experience not only as a cosmetic injector, but as a cosmetic dentist with orthodontic training, to improve facial aesthetics and harmony. “My passion is to give all my patients and clients not only a great smile, but a vibrant, youthful and energetic look that is possible these days, no matter the age... ”.

Dr. Lo is married and has 2 children in university. During her spare time, she enjoys tennis, tennis, and more tennis... plus some gardening.

 Eva Ho

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Eva began her aesthetics career in 1999, then obtained advanced aesthetics and medical aesthetics training and became a certified medical aesthetician in 2001. She worked as a medical Laser Technician in various cosmetic clinics and medical spa and in 2006, she was employed as a clinical doctor's assistant in a dermatologist clinic, performing all laser-related treatments to patients.

In 2013, Eva joined the MD Laser Skin Clinic as a medical laser technician, combining her skin aesthetics knowledge and her extensive medical laser experience to provide treatments for skin rejuvenation and permanent hair reduction. She is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Other than laser hair removal, Eva takes pride in providing many other aesthetic services including medical facials, chemical peeling, microdermabrasion, and IPL laser photorejuvenation.

In her spare time, Eva enjoys being a mom to her infant daughter, and well, there’s no time for anything else :)

Testimonials

"I have been a client for many years and have referred 4 of my friends. We are all thrilled with the results!"

  - Renee J.

"I’m very pleased at the work I’ve had done at this clinic since coming for the last two years."

  - Jacqualyn S.

"The best experience. Never had a problem with the service. Very satisfied with everything. Dr. Lo is the best."

  - Layla J. H.

"I’ve always had excellent experiences at MD Laser Skin Clinic. Not only is Dr. Lo professional, helpful and thorough, the staff is always efficient and friendly. I am a loyal and satisfied client."

  - Renee E.

Contact Us

1200 Lawrence Avenue East
Suite 204
North York, Ontario
M3A 1C1
Office Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 10.30am-7.00pm
Saturday 9am-4pm
Call: 416-445-7546
Email: smilestoronto@bellnet.ca
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