Thursday, 17 March 2016

Stanford University studies: Imagine taking a photo ten years from now and looking better than you do today!


Recent studies, performed at Stanford University has shown that Broadband Light (BBL) not only improves the visible signs of aging and sun damage, but also works on cellular level, returning the skin cells to genetically youthful state.

A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology shows that Sciton BroadBand Light (BBL™) treatments can alter the expression of genes associated with the aging process. These genes more closely resemble those of young skin. 

BBL treatments promote the appearance of youthful skin, which may be due to the differences observed in gene expression patterns of aged skin becoming more like young skin.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Nose redness and dilated thread veins (capillaries). Results after one BBL session.

Area just around the sides of the nose is very prone to developing redness and small veins (capillaries). To address them we usually use Candela V-beam laser designed specifically for treating skin redness and vascular problems.

We are constantly looking for the ways to achieve the best results. Recently we tested Sciton BroadBand (BBL) on nose redness and dilated vessels (marked with black arrows on the photo below). The second picture was taken 2 days after one BBL session.

Results before and after one BBL session. Note reduction in appearance of skin redness and dilated capillaries on the sides of the nose (marked with arrows). Photos (c) Lege Artis Skin Care Inc.
We will continue monitoring the client and post more pictures of subsequent treatments.

Monday, 4 January 2016

New success story! LHE IPL and extractions for acne-prone skin

We are excited to present our new success story in the treatment of acne-prone skin! 

Our client received a course of 8 LHE Acne Clearance treatments with added Extraction treatments, and a Home Care regimen of Lege Artis skin care products. 

Below are B&A photos of our client at base line and at the follow-up visit 4 months after the last LHE session. Click photos to enlarge.


As usual, we would like to express our appreciation for all clients, who kindly gave us their permission to use their before-and after photos.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Body Soap

Lege Artis is proud to announce availability of our own brand of Body Soaps. We invite you to visit our clinic to find your favourite.
Photo: Ylang-Ylang Goat Milk Body Soap. (c) Lege Artis. 


Our Philosophy


Ecology and Sustainability. Lege Artis Body Soaps represent our wish for environmentally-friendly and biodegradable bath and body products, made with food grade plant derived oils that are farmed and from sustainable growers.

Purity. We strive to achieve the purest formulations without adding artificial fragrances, colorants, detergents and preservatives.

Function. We look for the ingredients that can add a tangible value to as seemingly simple product as a body soap. Our choices are based on extensive scientific data showing beneficial effects of natural ingredients such as pure therapeutic-grade essential oils, natural clays, vitamins as well as natural oils and butters.

All soaps are:
  • GMO Free
  • Gluten Free
  • No Detergents
  • No Surfactants
  • No Sulfates
  • No Preservatives
  • Biodegradable
  • No Animal Testing
Lege Artis soaps are designed and fresh handcrafted in Downtown Toronto, Canada in small batches and currently available only at our clinic. 







Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Winter 2015-2016 Schedule update

December 1- Dec 24 - regular hours
Dec 25 -Dec 28 - closed
Dec 29, 30 and 31 - regular hours, Boxing Week Special (Lunch-hour prices all day long)
Jan 1st - closed
Jan 2nd - TBA
Jan 5 th - January 30th - regular hours
February 1st to February 15 th - we will be closed for a 2-week vacation
Feb 16 on - regular hours

Happy Holidays to you all from Lege Artis Team!

December 2015 Specials

This December we created a number of exciting specials to better prepare you for the festive season. Among them:

Seven Tips to Enjoying the Sun Safely

Enjoying the Sun. Photo (c) Lege Artis

Sun UV is the major cause of premature skin aging (which translates into wrinkles, sagging and thinning skin, brown discolouration, redness and broken capillaries). Wearing sunscreen every day is one of the most important as well as inexpensive anti-aging and preventative health measures you can do for your skin.
Lots of our clients are planning to take a trip South during the winter. So we decided to compile a few tips on enjoying the sun safely:
  • Protect yourself and your loved ones from direct and reflected UV radiation by wearing a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher during the sunny vacations and in the summer months.
  • The UV radiation is stronger near the equator, at high altitude, near large reflective surfaces (such as water or snow/ice), in the summer and between 10 am and 2 pm. So, it is safer to avoid the direct sun exposure during this hours.
  • Apply the sunscreen liberally, do not skimp. Reapply within 2 hours in order to remain effective.
  • Wear a sunblock labeled "water resistant" if swimming or playing sports (sweating). Always reapply after swimming, sweating, or drying with towels.
  • For ourselves we found particularly useful sunscreen sprays marked "continuous spray" which keep spraying as long as you are pressing the trigger. It also can spray from any angle (you don't have to hold the bottle upright) which is very convenient if you want to apply it yourself on your back or other hard to reach areas of the body. 
  • Since sunscreen should not be applied on or near eyes - good sunglasses are the way to go. For better protection wear dark sunglasses with good surface coverage (to protect the skin around the eyes from premature development of wrinkles and brown spots). According to The American Academy of Ophthalmology, too much exposure to sunlight may increase your risk for cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. For more information on how to protect your eyes from the sun's UV rays, visit http://www.geteyesmart.org.
  • Protect from the direct sun radiation by wearing a good sun hat. The best sun hat would be the one that provides an opaque coverage (not see-through). To test your hat - simply hold it against a light bulb - if you can not see the light shining through, you found a good sun hat. Straw hats let the light through and therefore are useless for sun protection. The best sun hats are also the ones with the widest brim. Baseball caps only cover the centre of the face and do not protect the sides properly.
Since 1996 here at Lege Artis Clinic we have been taking care of skin photo-aging. For more information please visit: http://www.lege-artis.ca/anti-aging.html

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!