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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know?

  • Over 80,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in Canada each year.
  • There are more new cases of skin cancer each year than the number of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers COMBINED.
  • Canadians born in the 1990s have 2-3 times higher risk of getting skin cancer in their lifetimes (1 in 6 people) than those born in the 1960s (1 in 20).

Source: https://www.canadianskincancerfoundation.com/

What IS skin cancer?

Skin cancer results from cells that multiply out of control. As a result, tumors, lumps, or masses can sometimes form on normal skin and can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Skin cancers are generally categorized as non-melanoma skin cancers (basal cell and squamous cell cancers) and melanoma.

There are three main types of skin cancer found in the outmost layer of skin, the epidermis. The difference among these three types of skin cancer is the types of cells that the cancer affects.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma

This is the least serious and the most common. Most basal cell carcinomas are caused by exposing unprotected skin to the ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight. The UV radiation damages gens that regulate cell growth and division.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

This is more serious than basal cell carcinoma but less common. Most squamous cell carcinomas are caused by exposure of unprotected skin to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Repeated, unprotected exposure to UV light, especially in the few years before diagnosis, increases the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma. The UV radiation damages genes that regulate cell growth and division. People with weak immune systems are also at greater risk of developing squamous cell cancers.

Melanoma

Melanoma

This is the most serious and the least common. It develops in the cells (melanocytes) that produce melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color. Melanoma can also form in your eyes and, rarely, inside your body such as in your nose or throat. The exact cause of all melanomas isn’t clear, but exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight or tanning lamps and beds increases your risk of developing melanoma.

You are more likely to develop a non-melanoma cancer if you have a family history of skin cancer, have already had skin cancer, or have fair or freckled skin, blue eyes, and light-colored or reddish hair. However, anyone who has had excessive sun exposure, severe and frequent sunburns during childhood, or lives in a sunny or high-altitude climate is at increased risk of developing skin cancer. Those who have immunosuppression drugs following an organ transplant, and other patients with suppressed or weakened immune systems are also at a higher risk of non-melanoma cancer.

Although you can’t change some of these risk factors, some ways to reduce your risk include decreasing sun exposure, using sunscreen or long-sleeved clothing, avoiding sunburns, having regular skin check-ups, and avoiding tanning lamps and beds. Daily application of SPF is also important in reducing your risk of developing skin cancer! If you notice any abnormalities, contact your family physician for a consultation.

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Skin Health at Lethbridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics

When you come to Lethbridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics for help with your skin health goals, you can expect the best! The moment you enter our practice, you will receive first-class treatment and the undivided personal attention of our team members. We will clearly explain all procedures to you and provide you with the unbiased information you need to make an informed decision.

We see so many beautiful patients every single day, each with their own unique skin health goals. Our commitment is to YOU, the patient.

At Lethbridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we witness the positive effects that subtle changes can have on someone’s self-esteem. Our goal is to help you have happy, healthy skin that enhances your quality of life, sense of well-being, and personal fulfillment, whatever that looks like!

Pictured here is an example of great results our patient is delighted with. By understanding her desired outcome and curating an appropriate treatment plan, we were able to deliver beautiful results to achieve her skin health goals.

Before and After of skin health on female patient

Dr. Secretan and our team work closely to maintain practice standards and training, as well as to review results. We love this before AND after (as we do with a lot of the aesthetic images we share). Our team is so pleased that we were able to help this patient achiever her skin health and aesthetic goals.

Before & After of skin health on female patient

Your skin deserves the best! Our team of experts is committed to working with you to meet your short- and long-term skin health goals.

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Book online or give us a call today to schedule a skin consultation so you can enjoy great results for yourself! You can also shop for skincare online from these brands: ColorScience, SkinBetter Science, Skinceuticals, Teoxane, and Zo Skin Health.

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Skinbetter Science Boxes

Our Skinbetter Science boxes are officially available (while supplies last) for our skincare lovers out there and we couldn’t be more excited! 

At Skinbetter, accomplished science represents the deep knowledge and rigorous study of skin and skincare chemistry. It is their belief that remarkable results can be achieved simply through purposeful product innovation — and we believe that too! Through this belief, Skinbetter has leveraged advanced chemistry to help skincare products do more. This helps enhance the benefits of your treatment products!

Our favourite Skinbetter products boost skin hydration without the weight, bring balance back to dry and aged skin, and help improve the appearance of brown patches, sun damage and more. Additionally, the products improve uneven skin tones and smooth out the appearance of deep expression lines and wrinkles while giving you more resilient-looking skin — you can see why we love these products so much!

Interested in more details on what our Skinbetter Science boxes include? Here’s the scoop:

 

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Deluxe | $1285

* savings of $290

✔️ Cleansing Gel

✔️ Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment | 30mL & 50mL

✔️ Even Tone Correcting Serum | 30mL & 50mL

✔️ Alto Defense Serum | 30mL & 50mL

✔️ Detoxifying Scrub Mask

✔️ InterFuse Intensive Treatment — Lines

✔️ InterFuse Treatment Cream — Face & Neck | 30mL & 50mL

✔️ InterFuse Treatment Cream — Eye

Heal & Protect | $635

*savings of $100

✔️ Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment

✔️ Cleansing Gel

✔️ Even Tone Correcting Serum

✔️ Alto Defense Serum

✔️ InterFuse Treatment Cream — Eye

Firm & Plump | $745
*save $100

✔️ Cleansing Gel
✔️ InterFuse Intensive Treatment — Lines
✔️ InterFuse Treatment Cream — Face & Neck
✔️ InterFuse Treatment Cream — Eye
✔️ Alto Defense Serum

Heads up that our Spring Event is right around the corner (April 11-14, 2022). Sign up for our email to be the first to receive details for the event, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for real-time updates.

In the meantime, if you’re ready to place your Skinbetter Science box order, give us a call at 403-381-0083.

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Lethbridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics

At Lethbridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, everything we do revolves around YOU, the patient. Lethbridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics is a comprehensive patient-orientated specialty practice. Our mission is to deliver superb patient care by offering the most sophisticated and elegant techniques in cosmetic plastic surgery and cutting-edge reconstruction. Our goals are to enhance quality of life, sense of well-being, and personal fulfilment.

The foundation and values of our practice are:

Excellence

Excellence is what motivates our practice. We take pride in our work and responsibility. For us, plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine is not only a job, but also a passion.

Integrity

Honesty and integrity are the foundations of our practice. We cultivate the sacred professional-patient relationship through trust and communication. We are here for you; your health and wellness are our priority.

Compassion

We treat our patients like one of our own family. We listen to your needs and build a partnership in care to achieve your aesthetic goals. Your safety and happiness are important to us.

Professionalism

From the minute you enter our practice, you will receive first-class treatment and the undivided and personal attention of our team members. We will clearly explain all procedures to you and provide you with the unbiased information you need to make an informed decision.

Service

We offer the full spectrum of aesthetic medicine, from skin car to surgical intervention. We will do everything within our ability to make your experience pleasant and enjoyable. Our commitment to our patients is to first and foremost be an advocate to them, for life.

Here’s what a few of our patients have had to say about their experiences:

“I had an excellent aesthetic experience. Kira and team explained the treatment and process thoroughly. Very pleased with the results!” — Christine Blinn

“I am so excited to try my new skin care products purchased at LPSA. The staff was so knowledgeable and answered every single question I came in with! Cannot wait to see results!!” — Shelby Versteeg

“The LPSA staff are very knowledgeable and so pleasant to work with. My skin has never looked better or healthier since I’ve started using their products and treatment services which they tailored to my skin’s specific needs. I wish I hadn’t waited so long to go there. I highly recommend LPSA to anyone who is wanting to improve their skin health.” — Carolin Cattoi-Demkiw

“The team at LPSA are fantastic! Every experience I’ve had with them ahs been a positive one. They are kind, incredibly knowledgeable and unfailingly patient – I ask a lot of questions. If you haven’t been in for a treatment, you are missing out! I highly recommend the HydraFacial, it’s the best.” — Shannon Maass

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Facials in Lethbridge

Hoping to get a facial in Lethbridge? You’re in the right place!

Meet Lindsey! She’s a medical aesthetician and facialist here at Lethbridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics and is eager to help you meet your skin health goals.

Our team of aestheticians work directly with medical grade products to develop customized skincare protocols to prepare the skin and treat ongoing conditions. Customized protocols promote collagen remodeling and textural improvements in the long-term, with daily skincare regimes. Physician-monitored cosmeceuticals are combined with personalized facials and peels to enhance our protocols and improve the life and look of your skin forever!

To best meet your skincare goals, we have an extensive facial and peel menu. We want to help you be good to your skin — you’ll wear it everyday  for the rest of your life! We understand that every patient is unique and there is no “one size fits all” treatment. Our goal is to create a personalized, comprehensive experience in which the health and well-being of our patients are of the utmost importance. Click here to see what we have to offer! You can shop our medical grade skin care here. You’ll find top brands such as ColorScience, SkinBetter Science, Skinceuticals, Teoxane, and Zo Skin Health.

We’re so excited to provide you with excellent, high quality services in a caring, comfortable, gentle and professional way. In addition to always providing excellent quality of care and highest regard for safety, we also regularly research and attend training on the latest aesthetic developments in order to provide the most up-to-date aesthetic techniques and skincare treatments to our patients.

Here’s what a recent patient had to say about her experience:

“The LPSA staff are very knowledgeable and so pleasant to work with. My skin has never looked better or healthier since I’ve started using their products and treatment services which they tailored to my skin’s specific needs. I wish I hadn’t waited so long to go there. I highly recommend LPSA to anyone who is wanting to improve their skin health.”

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for skin health tips, our favourite skin care products, and more!

To reserve your appointment for a facial in Lethbridge, you can give us a call at 403-381-0083!

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