“My Name is Dawn, and I’m Addicted to Skincare”

I used to think that it was enough to wash my face twice a day and wear sunscreen if I was going to be in the sun. What more do you need? Apparently, a lot more. I was introduced to medical grade skincare products in my new job. I always thought all cleansers and moisturizers […]

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“Just Make It Stop!”

I had struggled with acne in my teens and early twenties like most of us do. I also had extremely oily skin. One dermatologist told me I had the oiliest skin he had ever seen. Another recommended washing my face with Zest deodorant soap to combat the excessive oil. Another had me sit under a […]

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Exercise – The Secret to Healthy Skin

“You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard this saying, and it is, of course, true. A healthy diet is one critical component to a healthy, youthful complexion. But diet alone is not the answer. Of equal importance is “what you do.” That’s right, together with a balanced diet, regular exercise is critical to help […]

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“Keep Calm and Wear Sunscreen”

As the mom of daughters who cheered at football games and sons who played baseball and soccer, I spent way too many hours outside in the sun. As a child growing up, I don’t remember ever applying sunscreen before going to the pool or spending days at the lake. I tanned easily and loved the […]

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“Bangs vs. Botox”

In my new career as manager of a medical spa, I was made aware that one did not have to “grow old gracefully,” frowning at each new wrinkle in the mirror, then shrugging and thinking, “I earned each one!” There was this magic drug called Botox! Botox and I would become the best of friends. […]

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“Life is What Happens To Us While We are Making Other Plans”

As a young women in my twenties, fresh out of college, working in my first job, if someone had told me that one day I would be preparing to undergo multiple plastic surgery procedures, I would have laughed and told them they were crazy! Old age was some distant time in a far-away future that […]

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Why BLUE is a good color for YOU

Now is the time for Photodynamic therapy. Photodynamic therapy ( PDT ) is a very effective treatment for pre-cancerous lesions (actinic keratosis) which if left untreated can turn into skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma). The procedure is done in office, the patient’s skin is cleaned and prepped with acetone or alcohol and then a topical […]

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“and so she decided to live the life she had imagined …”

As women, at every phase in our lives … we are changing. Certain things that we learned to love about ourselves along the way seem to change and we too begin to change how we feel about ourselves… Love being YOU … being the BEST YOU possible. As time changes us – so do the […]

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ASC in “Northside Woman”

Aesthetic Specialty Centre is proud to announce that our very own Kim Palmieri in October 2016 issue of “Northside Woman” Check out our feature by clicking here. […]

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