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The Hollywood Glow Up

Featured in Hello! Canada in the February 2021 Issue.
Sponsored by Allergan Aesthetics.

Top-cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Katie Beleznay on the latest trend in injectables-embracing what you’ve already got.

With Hollywood ‘before’ and ‘afters’ abound on social media, celebrities are more open than ever on the topic of turning to cosmetic assistance to achieve their youthful glow. Perhaps coming as no surprise, 83 per cent of Canadians now feel that facial injectables are more acceptable today than they were just five years ago. Here to answer some of our most burning questions on achieving a refreshed, but still natural, result, is board-certified dermatologist Dr. Katie Beleznay of Humphrey Cosmetic Dermatology and Seymour Dermatology in Vancouver, British Columbia.

What are some of the biggest trends you’re seeing in cosmetic dermatology right now?

A lot of my patients talk about getting regular facial injectable treatments in the same way they go to get their hair or nails done. It’s another form of beauty investment and has become a part of the overall self-care package meant to ensure that the way you feel on the inside is reflected on the outside. Another trend that I’m seeing is a focus on “positive aging,” which involves closely working with patients to make meaningful, yet natural changes to instill confidence and refresh the skin now-while also focusing on prevention so that our skin maintains a healthy appearance for years to come.

When is it a good time to start thinking about preventative treatments?

Evidence suggests that getting facial injectable treatments at an early stage can reduce the chance of developing deeper, etched-in lines later on. That said, there is no “right” age to begin because everyone is unique, even young patients can develop lines. The reality is that aesthetic treatments can work to prevent future signs of aging no matter when you beginthe key is to work with a trusted practitioner to determine the best treatment plan for you.

What is the biggest myth when it comes to facial injectable treatments?

That injectables make you look “full,” or “done,” or “unnatural,” you can and should look like you, yet subtly lifted and more rested.

What kind of research should be done prior to booking an appointment?

It’s important to select a practitioner and clinic that you trust, where you feel confident with the standard of care and products used. Before or during the consultation, be sure to ask questions about the practitioner’s experience. Then, you want to ensure that you’re aligned with your customized treatment plan based on your goals and priorities designed with your practitioner-it is your face, after all.