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Spring, summer, winter or fall—there’s always a lot to do outdoors in Ottawa! But no matter the weather forecast, you must protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun to avoid brown spots, dryness, cracking, wrinkling, and even cancer. The Ottawa Clinic’s dermatologist, Dr. Macdonald, offers the following skincare tips for staying safe and having fun while outdoors in all four seasons. 1) Check the UV index: Whether it’s for white water rafting on the mighty Ottawa River ... Continue Reading

In this personal blog, The Ottawa Clinic plastic surgeon Dr. Sachin Chitte, demystifies BOTOX® Cosmetic and explains how this treatment can work wonders for his patients. The story of BOTOX® is an interesting one, as are so many stories in medicine. BOTOX® was first used as an injectable medication in the 1960s to address certain neurological problems. Over time, patients who had been receiving treatment around the eye area noticed that their wrinkles had disappeared. And so began the age ... Continue Reading

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, facelifts ranked in the top five cosmetic procedures for 2016. With the popularity of face and neck lifts on the rise, so are many misconceptions and questions. Board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of The Ottawa Clinic, Dr. Trefor Nodwell takes to RealSelf, a community-driven website, to answer frequently asked questions on face and neck lifts. Top questions: Are the recovery time and side effects less from a skin-only face/neck lift? “While the ... Continue Reading

Ever wonder what age is considered “normal” when it comes to wrinkles and other signs of aging? If so, you’re not alone. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there are more and more people seeking non-invasive facial procedures including skin rejuvenation and resurfacing on common skin problems. “Acne scarring, rosacea, wrinkles and spider veins might be considered ‘normal’ by some, but there’s a lot that can be done to minimize or eliminate them,” says Dr. Trefor Nodwell, board-certified ... Continue Reading

Having dieted off 80 lbs. and losing another 120 with gastric bypass surgery, Tony felt great! Feeling better than he had in years, he was delighted with his dramatic weight loss. However, he soon realized that the loose skin hanging off his body wouldn’t go away on its own. So, he booked a consultation with Dr. Sachin Chitte, Ottawa’s leading post weight-loss plastic surgeon, to find out about his options. “I was worried about the stress I would be putting ... Continue Reading

It’s a beauty problem facing many women: unwanted facial hair. Legendary beauties like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor both shaved their faces to remove ‘peach fuzz’ – a method few women would choose today. The fact is that all women have facial hair. But how much is too much, and what is the best way to deal with it? Dr. Sachin Chitte, board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of The Ottawa Clinic, answers your questions: Causes Q: Is there a ‘normal’ ... Continue Reading

If it seems that everybody you know is going for a fuller-lipped look these days, it’s probably true. Millions and millions of women and men had lip augmentation procedures last year, according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons. But before piling on this lip plumping trend, there are some important questions you should ask to make sure it’s right for you. Here’s the top five questions the board-certified plastic surgeons at The Ottawa Clinic get the most from people considering ... Continue Reading

They say it’s not the years in your life that count, but the life you put into your years! It’s true that today women are living longer, more healthy and active lives, and they want a fresh, youthful look that matches how they feel inside. Many are turning to dermal fillers as an alternative to surgery for a safe, long-lasting beauty lift. “Filler injectables are one of the most popular procedures for our patients who want to soften the effects ... Continue Reading

For some men, the idea of taking off a shirt in public can be a daunting prospect. It’s not just about hitting the gym. Increasingly, many guys are self-conscious about unwanted body hair, particularly on the back, chest and shoulder areas. 
 The Ottawa Clinic’s newest laser hair removal technology, CynoSure®’s Icon™ IPL, is getting great results from men who are tired of shaving, and want to avoid the painful ordeal of waxing or smelling chemical hair removal products. Considered ... Continue Reading

If you are considering plastic surgery, choosing the right surgeon is critical. It can mean the difference between a great outcome or one that doesn’t meet your expectations. Before booking any kind of surgical procedure, read the tips below from Dr. Trefor Nodwell, and Dr. Sachin Chitte, board-certified plastic surgeons at The Ottawa Clinic. Tip #1: Always check for credentials “As a starting point, make sure that your practitioner is a licensed, board-certified and trained plastic surgeon,” advises Dr. Chitte. ... Continue Reading