What’s the Difference Between CoolSculpting and SculpSure

Have been considering a fat reduction procedure to help rid yourself of unwanted fat? If so, you’ve likely come across both CoolSculpting and SculpSure as possible procedures. Though both provide the same end result they do it in entirely different ways. But knowing which procedure is right for you can be confusing. In this article we will help you to understand the difference between the two procedures in order to help you find the right fit for you.

Always remember that when considering a fat reduction procedure, it is best to speak with a professional. Consider reaching out to a member of our Body Clinic team for help with finding the right procedure for you. Continue reading “What’s the Difference Between CoolSculpting and SculpSure”

What’s The Difference Between Liposuction and CoolSculpting

Are you considering a fat reduction procedure to target you stubborn unwanted body fat? While researching options you’ve likely come across both Liposuction and CoolSculpting as possible options. But which one is right for you? Though both procedures help to achieve the main goal of reducing unwanted body fat they do have different approaches. In this article we will help you to understand the difference between CoolSculpting and Liposuction in order to help you discover the right choice for you.

Always remember that it is best to consult with a professional before choosing a fat removal procedure. For a comprehensive understanding of both Liposuction and CoolSculpting procedures consider reaching out to a member of our Body Clinic. We can help you understand your goals and help you choose the procedure best suited to your needs. See our previous article “What’s the Difference Between CoolSculpting and SculpSure” for additional comparisons of fat reduction treatments. Continue reading “What’s The Difference Between Liposuction and CoolSculpting”

Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

Are you expecting? Congratulations! Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in your life. Though as you await the arrival of your bundle of joy you may be experiencing some less than joyful symptoms. Just like morning sickness and swelling feet, varicose veins can be caused by pregnancy. If you are experiencing issues with varicose veins or simply want to stay on top of your symptoms, you’re in the right place.

In this article we will discuss what varicose veins are, how they are caused and what you can do to prevent or treat them during pregnancy. You don’t need to be afraid of varicose veins, get all you need to know to prevent and treat varicose veins here.

What Are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are veins that are damaged and no longer working to effectively return blood back to the heart. The inability to return blood results in blood pooling in the vein. This in turn causes the veins to twist and bulge resulting in the highly visible veins that sometimes protrude from the skin.

Though varicose veins can be unsightly they are most often not dangerous. Many people will report that varicose veins cause them discomfort or swelling and a visible appearance on their legs. In cases of severe varicose veins some people may experience negative symptoms including bleeding, leg ulcers or even deep vein thrombosis. In our previous article “Are Varicose Veins Dangerous” we detail what you should know about possible symptoms of varicose veins.

How Are They Caused?

Varicose veins occur when the veins in the leg are damaged. This is the result of excessive pressure on the veins. Unlike spider veins varicose veins are not the result of short-term excessive pressure (like pushing during labour) but instead develop over time.

Varicose veins are not caused by only one thing alone. There are many factors that can contribute to the development of varicose veins, being pregnant is one of them. But being pregnant does not mean that you will certainly develop varicose veins. Genetics and lifestyle may affect the development of varicose veins. Always consider the bigger picture when considering if you are at risk of developing varicose veins.

How Can I Prevent Them?

There is no definitive way to prevent varicose veins during pregnancy. Genetics and lifestyle play a role in varicose vein development and being pregnant adds an additional risk factor. Being overweight or spending too much time on your feet can also contribute to their development.

In order to help prevent varicose veins during pregnancy you could consider the following;

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle – you shouldn’t try to lose weight during pregnancy but by eating well and maintaining a healthy lifestyle you may be able to reduce your risk of developing varicose veins.
  • Wear compression stockings – compression stocking can help aid the body to return blood to the heart. By giving your body a boost in this process you may be able to either help prevent varicose veins or alive discomfort from varicose veins in pregnancy.

Will They Go Away After Pregnancy?

If you develop varicose veins in pregnancy you may or may not have them disappear after. Depending on the severity of the damage to your veins they may stick around. There is no telling ahead of time how your body will react to pregnancy. Try to remember that these veins are a small part of bringing your beautiful baby into the world. But if your veins don’t go away and you would rather they not be present, there are treatments such as laser vein removal available.

How Can I Get Rid of Them?

Many people do not love the appearance of varicose veins. Others find that their varicose veins cause them discomfort or pain. Regardless of which category you fall under, there are solutions to help rid you of your varicose veins. The type of procedure you choose will depend on the severity of your veins. Options for varicose vein removal include;

  • Laser vein removal
  • Sclerotherapy
  • High ligation and vein stripping
  • Endoscopic vein surgery

See our previous article “How to Get Rid of Spider Veins and Varicose Veins” for more information on these procedures.

Get Help Today

At our Body Clinic we treat patients looking to look and feel their best. If you have concerns about your varicose veins or would like to learn more about laser vein removal, get in touch. We have the skills and knowledge to assist you in choosing the right procedure for you. There is no need to suffer through painful and visible varicose veins alone. We can help you get results to alleviate your varicose vein symptoms.

How to Hide Bulging Varicose Veins

If you suffer from varicose veins you are no doubt familiar with the highly visible bulging veins that can come along with the condition. Though some people are not bothered by the appearance of varicose veins others wish that they were not present. It can be difficult to figure out the best way to hide bulging varicose veins but there are some options available to you. In this article we will give you tips on how to hide your bulging varicose veins to help you feel your best.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are the result of damaged veins that have lost the ability to efficiently send blood back to the heart. The damage causes blood to pool in the vein which then leads to visible and often twisted veins. Varicose veins most commonly occur in the feet. Your likelihood of developing varicose veins depends on many factors including genetics and lifestyle.

In our previous article “Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?” we discussed the variety of negative symptoms that can be associated with varicose veins. Though it is important to be aware of negative symptoms many people will simply find that varicose veins are a nuisance. Though there may be no medical need, many people wish their varicose veins were not visible. Covering or removing varicose veins are both good options for minimizing their appearance.

Our Best Tips

Though they are generally not dangerous, bulging varicose veins can be a challenge to hide. Varicose veins can commonly be covered by clothing. Though in some cases, such as tight and light-coloured clothing like leggings, the bulging veins can be seen through clothes. Other times people wish to wear clothes that will expose the affected area but want to lessen the appearance of veins. Below are our best tips for hiding your veins;

Consider Dark Colours – bulging varicose veins can sometimes be seen through light colours. This becomes amplified when the clothing is also tight, like wearing leggings or tights. If this has happened to you and you would rather not have your veins be visible, consider wearing darker clothing. Black leggings should help you to lessen the visibility of bulging veins.

Wear Looser Fitting Clothes – wearing clothes that are not tight to your legs may also help to disguise bulging varicose veins. Clothing that covers the veins will allow you to not have to worry about how they look. Consider using a cover at the beach to help you feel comfortable and confident if your veins are bothersome to you.

Wear compression stockings – compression stockings may help you to hide your varicose veins while also giving you the benefit of relieving discomfort. Compression stockings can be worn under clothing or be used as part of an outfit. They are a great option for someone who wished to both treat their discomfort and provide coverage for the appearance of their veins.

Use Makeup – Try using makeup to hide the appearance of veins. Though this will be more effective to reduce the colour of veins it will also help to blend the bulging veins into your natural skin tone. Consider reaching out to a makeup artist for a recommendation that will work for your skin.

Compression Stockings For Varicose Veins

What If I Still Don’t Feel Comfortable?

Though covering your varicose veins can help you to feel more confident immediately, some people feel that coverage isn’t enough. If you are finding that you would rather have the appearance of your varicose veins removed rather than covered, you may with to obtain treatment. In our previous article “How To Get Rid of Spider Veins and Varicose Veins” we went in-depth into the many ways you can remove varicose veins. Some common forms of varicose vein removal include;

  • Laser Vein Removal – uses lasers to close off veins which then disappear.
  • Sclerotherapy – uses foam injected into the vein to close off the vein.
  • High Ligation and Vein Stripping – involves surgically removing the affected vein.

You don’t have to feel badly about your varicose veins. They are common and affect many people. Some people develop varicose veins due to pregnancy. While others from too much time on their feet or other genetic factors. Regardless of how you obtained your varicose veins, you don’t have to feel like they are something to hide.

If you feel that covering your varicose veins would make you feel happier or more confident there are a variety of options available to you. If you instead feel that you would prefer your veins removed, get in touch. The experts at NewDermaMed’s Body Clinic are here to help you look and feel your best.

Is Cosmetic Surgery the Same as Plastic Surgery?

We are often asked by our clients, is cosmetic surgery the same as plastic surgery? Though the term plastic surgery is often used interchangeably with cosmetic surgery the nature of the two surgeries are in fact different. Though both types of surgeries can be geared at changing the appearance of the patient they are each done for different reasons. Continue reading “Is Cosmetic Surgery the Same as Plastic Surgery?”

How To Get Rid of Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

If you have visible veins on your body, you may have felt the desire to get rid of them. Many people feel that the veins they see on their legs or other parts of their body are unsightly and believe that they would be more confident if they were gone. Both varicose veins and spider veins can affect how a person feels about their body. In some cases, varicose veins may even cause pain. Though there is no quick fix to removing these veins there are procedures available to help remove and reduce the appearance of veins. In this article we will outline the difference between spider and varicose veins, how they can be removed and what steps you can take to prevent them. Continue reading “How To Get Rid of Spider Veins and Varicose Veins”

Does Insurance Cover Cosmetic Surgery?

There is no denying that cosmetic surgery can come with a hefty price tag. There are a variety of reasons why someone may wish to have cosmetic surgery performed. But for some it is not always possible due to financial restraints. Many people look to financing options when considering costly cosmetic procedures. But if you are looking to finance cosmetic surgery you may have wondered, does insurance cover cosmetic surgery?

The answer to this question will vary from person to person. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your procedure your government or independent health insurance may cover some or all of your procedure. In most cases, if there are no extenuating circumstances or medical need, procedures will not be covered for esthetic purposes. Continue reading “Does Insurance Cover Cosmetic Surgery?”


I took care of my skin for as long as I can remember. I wore sunscreen. Used high quality products. Ate pretty decently and drank pretty sparingly. But even with all this care-taking, I still have fine lines across my forehead, a few brown spots on my cheeks, and what looks like the very early stages of under eye crepiness. Throughout my beauty journey I have tried Botox, Intense Pulse Light Therapy, Laser Genesis, and chemical peels and I have found that medical grade chemical peels are a treatment that everyone and anyone can benefit from at any age. After 3 to 10 days of peeling post chemical peel, your skin is noticeably brighter, fresher, tighter and more evenly toned.

Chemical peels help:

  • Improve skin texture
  • Improve skin tone
  • Increase cell turnover
  • Improve skin hydration
  • Reduce hyperpigmentation
  • Deliver a glowy complexion
  • Increase skin smoothness
  • Produce collagen
  • Clear acne
  • Improve minor scarring

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a customized chemical facial peel designed to remove unhealthy skin cells, promote cell turnover and increase collagen growth. A chemical peel damages the skin in a controlled manner so that when the skin heals it appears improved. Before receiving a chemical peel it is of the utmost importance to go to a medical expert who understands the needs of your skin. Your medical professional will customize a specific chemical cocktail for your skin type, condition and problem.

Chemical peels are both a science and an art and must be precisely applied by a professional. Never order a chemical peel off the internet. I repeat, never order a chemical peel of the internet!! Doing a DIY chemical peel is a dangerous road to go down; you may end up looking like two-face from Batman. It is no joke.

Chemical peels range in strength from superficial to medium to deep. Knowing the strength of the peel is extremely important because your lifestyle can be impacted after the treatment, and you will want to have planned accordingly.

A superficial peel is perfect for individuals with dry skin, very fine lines, skin dullness, acne spots and slight hyperpigmentation. They are known as the lunchtime peel because it gently eliminates dead skin cells and speeds up the regeneration of the top layer of skin providing instant results with little to no downtime (minus a few days of dry tight skin).

The ingredients most commonly used are:

  • Hydroxyl acids such as glycolic, lactic, citric, malic and tartaric acid
  • Beta hydroxyl acids such as salicylic acid for a bit stronger of an exfoliation.

Medium depth peels penetrate a little deeper into the dermis where deeper blemishes and sun spots lie. This peel is effective at stimulating collagen, tightening the skin, and eliminating sun damage; however, it does require some downtime for recovery (7 to 10 days to be exact).

The most common acid for a medium depth peel are:

  • TCA (trichloroacetic acid)
  • TCA mixed with Glycolic acid.
  • The usual concentrations of these acids are 25%-35% but a medical professional may go higher depending on your skin type and condition.

Deep peels are clearly the most extreme of the bunch, used to treat deep wrinkles and severe sun damage. These peels are made from carbolic acid. Though these peels may be effective, they are also risky. They require sedation and can cause scarring and other complications. I definitely would not recommend this to anyone. If you are at this point in your beauty journey, you are better off spending money on a fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment, which is far more precise and exceedingly more effective.

As we age our body’s skin cell turn over slows down leaving us with wrinkles, discoloration and dullness.  Chemical Peels increase the cell turnover, helping your body regenerate new healthy skin cells. For the best results, your medical professional will recommend a schedule of chemical peels – usually once every 3-4 weeks depending on the type of facial peel. It should be noted that you must follow a specific skin care regime before and after a peel. This means staying out of the sun, wearing 45 SPF sunscreen and not using chemical creams and face washes. Dealing with chemicals can be tricky and products that have exfoliating chemicals in them can make your skin extra sensitive to the treatment. Listen to your medical expert and follow their instructions strictly.



Allergan dermal fillers have become increasingly popular over the past 10 years to help rejuvenate and revitalize aged, saggy, hollowed and tired skin. Those who have tried Allergan’s older generations of dermal filler have come back with 1 major complaint. They found the products to have short lived effects losing fullness quickly. With this complaint in mind, Allergan began their research to improve their Juvederm product line and increase customer satisfaction.

At the 11th Congress of Anti-Aging & Aesthetic Medicine in Monaco, Allergan presented their revolutionary development in Juvederm dermal fillers. Their new Juvederm product line made up of three products was developed with Vycross technology using a combination of low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid with an interconnected matrix stronger than any dermal fillers before it. This special hyaluronic acid takes much longer for the body to break down, meaning longer lasting results.

The Vycross technology Juvederm dermal fillers are: Voluma, Volift, and Volbella. Each hyaluronic acid product was designed with special characteristics for specific areas of the face.

RESTORE VOLUME with Juvederm Voluma

Lost volume can be even more aging than lines and wrinkles. A youthful face is characterized by smooth contours, full cheeks, and a straight jawline. Juvederm Voluma was designed to restore these youthful features by adding volume to the face such as in the cheeks and chin. This product has the strongest lifting effect and has been proven to last up to 2 years.

REDUCE SMILE LINES with Juvederm Volift

Deep skin depressions in the lines that run vertically from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth begin to form as a result of skin losing volume and elasticity. These lines not only age you, but also change our expressions, making us appear sad. Juvederm Volift was designed for filling, smoothing and rejuvenating deep lines like the nasolabial folds. Juvederm Volift will instantly rejuvenate your appearance in a single treatment and its effects can last up to one year.


Full lips with a defined border are a youthful feature that you may have had in your youth or wish to have. Collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid are what make lips look full and as we age these naturally substances decrease. Juvederm Volbella was designed for restoring volume and augmenting the lips. The hyaluronic acid in this product is softer and more malleable than conventional dermal fillers meaning it can be evenly applied and result in a more beautiful natural fullness in the lips. This product is the only dermal filler proven to last up to 12 months in the lips in a single treatment.

The Vycross technology dermal fillers do not only address the issues of short-term effectiveness of the previous generations, but also present many other improvements. They can be more easily targeted and injected, which benefits patients comfort. They are proven to provide smoother, more natural results, which increases patient satisfaction. The hyaluronic acid in the product absorbs less water than the dermal fillers before it, resulting in less swelling and more hydration. Overall the Vycross technology is unlike any dermal filler we have seen before and is no doubt, the best dermal filler on the market today.