We all like to make a good first impression, and while we often put a lot of thought into what clothes or accessories we should wear, we may not give enough consideration to what impression our skin is making. As our largest “outer layer” and the first thing people see when they meet us, our skin can have a significant effect on how others perceive us, and more importantly, how we perceive ourselves.

No matter your age or gender, a dermatology or skin clinic can be an excellent resource for those wanting to make skincare a part of looking and feeling their best. One facility that emphasizes the importance of having both an inner and outer glow is the Ottawa Skin Clinic.

“The Ottawa Skin Clinic believes in happiness, self-esteem, and that every person should feel great in their own skin,” says Dr. Alain Michon, Medical Director and Owner of the clinic. “We’re passionate about skin health and cosmetics. We use up-to-date and evidence-based technologies, protocols, and skincare products to help each of our patients achieve their skincare or cosmetic goals. Multiple studies have shown that aesthetic procedures can help people with their confidence and boost their overall mood and sense of well-being.”

Dr. Alain Michon

Passion brings patient satisfaction

The field of skincare is a passion for Dr. Michon, who is board-certified and an active member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. “Aesthetic medicine is a speciality that focuses on preventing, protecting, correcting, or improving the skin’s appearance through the treatment of various conditions, including wrinkles, acne, rosacea, skin laxity, excess fat, body contouring, skin discolouration, and more,” he says.

The clinic prides itself on using only the most advanced techniques to attain refined, transformative results. “At the Ottawa Skin Clinic, we have a variety of advanced treatments for both men and women,” says Dr. Michon. Many of the services offered at the clinic are on the cutting edge of industry developments. “The Ultra Femme 360 treatment, for example, is a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment that takes just under eight minutes. We’re also one of the few facilities in Canada to have both EMSELLA and EMSCULPT, two electromagnetic technologies that promote muscle growth,” he says.

EMSELLA is often recommended for the treatment of urinary incontinence or urgency and one treatment is equivalent to 11,200 Kegel exercises which help to strengthen the pelvic floor — a benefit that can be especially helpful for new mothers or the elderly. However, as Dr. Michon notes, there are treatments available for even the most ordinary of concerns. “We also offer dual CoolSculpting which uses a technology called cryolipolysis to freeze away unwanted fat,” he says.
To learn more about whether aesthetic enhancement is for you, visit ottawaskinclinic.ca.