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7 self-care tips to survive this holiday season

7 self-care tips to survive this holiday season

7 self-care tips to survive this holiday season. Christmas is designed to be a joyful time, but many of my patients consider it rife with stress: a time for overspending, negotiating difficult family dynamics, and too much food (and wine!). So here are 7...

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Why use your nontoxic skincare line?

Why use your nontoxic skincare line?

Ask Dr. Anna: Why should I use your nontoxic skincare line? They say: necessity is the mother of invention. I couldn’t find beauty and skincare products that I trusted because my skin reacted to so many. In fact, most products on the market are toxic to...

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How to treat Rosacea

How to treat Rosacea

Seeing red: How to treat Rosacea Over three million Canadians suffer from Rosacea, a chronic inflammatory skin condition categorized by persistent redness and flushing. Genetic and environmental factors contribute to Rosacea, but the good news is—it is...

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Why should you always check your labels?

Why should you always check your labels?

Ask Dr. Anna:Why should you always check your labels? Have you ever looked at your personal care products to analyze the ingredient labels (INCI)? One of the reasons I became interested in skincare was in the operating room. During an anesthetic for a long...

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Patient Diary: Body Blitz Package

Patient Diary: Body Blitz Package

Patient Diary: I tried the Body Blitz package, lost 20 pounds (and gained a new man)! Patient Diary is a series of transformation stories written by Dr. Anna’s patients - they’re raw, personal, and always empowering. My story Last December was tough. Over...

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How to Massage Fat Away with Gua Sha Treatments

How to Massage Fat Away with Gua Sha Treatments

How to Massage Fat Away with Gua Sha Treatments Yes. You heard that right. It’s not a gimmick—there’s a massage treatment on the market that has slimming effects called Gua Sha. We’ve spoken about our Gua Sha treatment before, however, more studies are...

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Microneedling and Medication for Acne

Microneedling and Medication for Acne

Microneedling and Medication for Acne Bad news: most people will suffer from some degree of acne in their lives. Good news: there is a range of solutions for every type of acne and today, we are talking about microneedling and medication. The Cause: Simply...

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3 empowering cosmetic treatments for 2019

3 empowering cosmetic treatments for 2019

The top 3 empowering cosmetic treatments for 2019 Available now by Dr. Anna! It’s been an exciting time to be a woman. Our collective voice is growing louder, our sisterhood stronger and be damned anyone who gets in our way - we know what we want and we’ll...

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How to remain authentic in a saturated industry

How to remain authentic in a saturated industry

How to remain authentic in a saturated industry. We are always looking for ways to nip, tuck, suck ourselves to a more youthful appearance - but can this be done in a way where we leave the clinic feeling better than we arrived? I say we can. The business...

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Is Botox covered by insurance?

Is Botox covered by insurance?

Ask Dr. Anna: Is Botox covered by insurance? Yes, therapeutic Botox is covered by insurance but under very specific circumstances. In 2001, Health Canada approved the coverage of Botox for patients experiencing chronic migraines, strictly limited to those...

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What is pH and why is it so important?

What is pH and why is it so important?

Ask Dr. Anna: What is pH and why is it so important? Here’s your new summer mantra: beauty is in the balance (the pH balance, that is). Imagine water in a pool. It has a delicate pH level. If it’s off, it will burn your eyes and even cause the metal to...

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