At The Grace Clinic we are committed to helping you look and feel your best. We believe the first stage of the facial rejuvenation process is the incorporation of a daily skin care routine.
Watch Dr. Grace Discussing Skin Care for the Ages
At The Grace Clinic we are pleased to offer a wide range of high quality, medically-grade skin cares lines each offering unique qualities to treat your unique skin care needs.
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We recommend booking a skin care consultation with the talented Burlington / Hamilton cosmetic surgeon Dr. Douglas Grace or with one of our staff members to discuss which product is best for you and your skin care needs.
Some of the products carried at The Grace Clinic include:
Alyria Skin Optimizing System
Alyria products incorporate the best ingredients and technologies that the world has to offer with their patented delivery systems, to create formulations that enhance the beauty of your skin. Doctor-tested and recommended, Alyria’s advanced skincare products improve skin tone and texture, and noticeably reduce fine lines and wrinkles. You will notice the results.
Skin Care by age group: 30’s, 40’s and 50’s
As we age our skin changes: it becomes thinner, it looses elasticity, age spots appear and skin no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did.
Various factors such as genetic predisposition, exposure to sunlight and environmental irritants can cause aging.
Signs of aging slowly start to appear. The skin’s texture starts to become uneven and rough while fine lines and discolorations may appear. Cells aren’t replaced as quickly which causes the epidermis to become thicker and drier. Moderate wrinkles and crow’s feet may also start to appear.
Regular use of glycolic acid helps to remove dead cells on the surface of the skin. Using products containing vitamin C evens out skin tone and inhibits discolorations. Products containing peptides help moisturize and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Signs of aging have set in; crow’s feet, wrinkles around the mouth and on the forehead are visible and darker spots appear. The skin begins to thin and collagen starts to break-down, which leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. The skin may appear blotchier, caused by capillaries that rupture. A dull complexion is apparent, since it takes more time for the skin to renew and repair itself, and signs of photo-aging are visible.
Peptides stimulate collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Glycolic acid removes dead cells on the surface of the skin to help minimize fine lines. The use
of vitamin C based products helps target uneven complexions while retinol helps revitalize photo-damaged skin.
Deep wrinkles, loss of firmness and a loss of definition of the facial contour are major concerns which are caused by the degradation of collagen and elastin fibers. Premenopause and menopause cause a loss of estrogen and progesterone which leads to thinner, dryer skin which may also cause temporary acne problems. Age spots become more prominent, due to sun damage incurred throughout the years.
Using a product with polymers and peptides helps plump and firm the skin. Regular use of retinol and glycolic acid helps diminish the appearance of sun damage.
By offering high levels of clinically proven effective ingredients, the Pro-DermTM line combines the benefits of both cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Rich in high quality ingredients, the Pro-DermTM line combines innovative agents, natural botanical extracts and pure essential oils.
Vivier Pharma has designed a unique delivery system called the IntraDermal System, “IDS”. The most important feature of the IntraDermal System, “IDS” is its ability to increase penetration across the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of the epidermis) by diffusion, thereby enhancing the ability of the product to penetrate the intercellular space and initiating a “depository-retention” effect in the layers of the skin (the stratum corneum, epidermis and dermis).
The IDS is designed to penetrate in a controlled manner and deposit an active ingredient into the skin right where it is needed.
The two most important features and benefits of the IDS are controlled penetration and a longer-lasting effect.
Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder Sun Protections is a lightweight mineral powder with a barely-there feel that provides the safest,non-irritating, instant UVA and UVB sun protection.