Skin Care

SMOOTH, BRIGHTEN, REFINE AND RE-TEXTURIZE YOUR SKIN WITH A SKIN CARE REGIME DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU.

Everyone needs something different. At our clinic, we specialize in creating a customized plan for each patient to reach their own best results. A personalized skin care regime can benefit the quality and texture of your skin significantly.

Dr Shortt will go over your options, so you feel that your surgery is specifically planned for you.

Tips for keeping your skin healthy

Some of the best tips for keeping your skin healthy include:

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Wear sunscreen of factor 30+ on your face, neck, hands and body

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Follow a good skin care regime of cleansing and moisturizing

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Consider a retinol cream; the benefits of retinol include improving skin quality, elasticity and stimulating collagen

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Exfoliate your skin, using a cleansing product or a cleansing tool such as the Clarisonic to improve the appearance of your skin

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Get your moles checked regularly on your hands, face and body

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Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated

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Eat a healthy diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, proteins and anti-oxidants

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Limit alcohol consumption

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Don’t smoke

At our clinic, we have a team of experts who are there to provide you, the patient, with options for surgical and non-surgical treatments. One of our experts is Julie Bath, a Medical Aesthetician and Cosmetic Skin Care Specialist, who can provide you with a customized treatment plan for your skin, designed to keep you looking your best.

 

Julie works with several medical aesthetic treatments including:

 

Chemical Peel

IPL PhotoFacial

SilkPeel Infusion Facial

Profractional Laser

Micro Laser Peel

Laser Hair Removal

Dermapen

Microdermabrasion

Julie will take the time to assess your individual needs to determine the right treatment for you, whether you are looking for facial rejuvenation or need help treating rosacea or acne prone skin. If you have questions about the products that you are using already you may wish to bring them to discuss their benefits or limitations.

Make-up application is another area of expertise for Julie at our clinic. As a trained make-up artist, Julie works with the well respected mineral makeup lines Jane Iredale and Colour Science. Julie’s make-up artist expertise will assist you in finding the most flattering make-up application that is tailored to your skin and the look you want to achieve.

 

Learn more about Skin Care in Dr Shortt’s Blog

Tips for Keeping Your Skin Healthy This Winter

It’s February, the days are shorter, there is a bitter chill in the air, the central heating is blasting, and there are several more months of winter to go. With the winter months, your face can begin to feel quite dry and tight, as the winter elements and central heating play havoc on your skin.

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Summer & Winter Skin Cancer Awareness

Skin cancer in Canada is on the rise. According to the Save Your Skin Foundation, skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada. It is important to educate yourself on skin cancer awareness and prevention, making note that most skin cancers are preventable and early detection is key to treating this disease. Not only is the sun damaging in the summer, don’t forget that the sun can be just as damaging in winter or on cloudy days!

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Meet Skin Care Specialist Julie Bath

As a plastic surgeon working at the Briarwood Cosmetic Surgical Centre, we have a team of experts who are there to provide you, the patient, with options for surgical and non-surgical treatments. One of our experts is Julie Bath, a Medical Aesthetician and Cosmetic Skin Care Specialist, who can provide you with a customized treatment plan for your skin, designed to keep you looking your best.

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Testimonials

All in all I can not say enough good things about my experience with both Dr. Shortt and his staff

Dr Short t was my surgeon for breast reduction, tummy tuck, bra-line back lift and panniculectomy. I was at ease upon our first meeting. I felt he genuinely was on my side and interested in my well being. Although the surgeries I have undergone have been major , the pain was surprisingly minor. I have had excellent recoveries and shockingly minimal scaring. I could not be more satisfied with having been his patient. I did some research about plastic surgery and costs were in line with others. All in all I can not say enough good things about my experience with both Dr. Shortt and his staff

I had a bump on my thumb removed by Dr Shortt a few years ago.

I had a bump on my thumb removed by Dr Shortt a few years ago. It was e third time I’d had it removed, as it kept growing back, but since Dr Shortt removed it, it hasn’t returned!

I’m very pleased with the results of my explant surgery.

Dr Shortt was recommended to me for my explant surgery. I was informed he was the best surgeon for the job and that I would be very happy with the results.
We met on a couple of occasions before the surgery and discussed the options of new implants, fat grafting or just an explant. He was courteous, respectful and very knowledgeable.
He respected my decision to just have the explant surgery and didn’t try to sell me on other procedures. He is all about what’s best for his patients. When I had my pre-op at the hospital, the intake nurse couldn’t say enough wonderful things about him and his skills. That solidified it for me.
I’m very pleased with the results of my explant surgery. It was a unique case in that the implants had completely liquified. They were done 8 years ago by another recommended surgeon in Burlington, not Dr Shortt himself. It seems they were just defective.
Dr. Shortt noted that he had never seen any implants come out in that condition. I appreciate that he is following up with the manufacturer to inform them of the situation.
if you are choosing implants, please do your research and educate yourself and if you choose to have them done, Dr. Shortt is your guy.

Dr. Shortt is a true professional, with an amazing bedside manner.

Recently I had Dr Shortt remove a large lump from the back of my leg. His genuinely friendly manner immediately put me at ease.
In the hospital, he explained how the procedure was going to work, which made me feel comfortable. The actual procedure took less than 5 minutes, with no pain. I was completely relaxed, knowing I was in good hands. Dr. Shortt is a true professional, with an amazing bedside manner. I’d trust him to do absolutely any surgical procedure and would feel confident that the outcome would be very successful.

Huge Breasts Be Gone!

Absolutely hands down the best! Dr Shortt is very skilled and has a warm, caring personality along with a sense of humour:) You are in the best hands should you choose Dr. Shortt. Thank you Dr Shortt and Joanne for making this a great experience!

He is a masterful surgeon and he has exceeded my expectations.

Dr. Shortt performed breast reduction/tummy tuck surgery and I am very happy with the results. He is a masterful surgeon and he has exceeded my expectations. I’m a 64 yr. old woman who has lived with shoulder and back pain for years. I decided to have a breast reduction in the hope of easing this discomfort and improving my quality of life in retirement. I was able to discuss questions and concerns easily with Dr. Shortt. He has a quiet, kind manner , complemented by a good sense of humour. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Shortt to my family and friends. The office staff are also very professional, friendly and helpful.

Breast Reconstruction at 55 and a New Lease on Life!!

I went to Dr. Shortt for breast reduction in 2015 and things went sideways when they found an early form of breast cancer (DCIS). It hadn’t shown up on the mammogram 6 months earlier. Dr. Rodger delivered the news, and was gentle and frank about my choices. I had been thrilled and pleasantly surprised with the breast reduction. I was equally happy about what followed after the cancer news; no chemo or radiation required: just a series of surgeries starting with a unilateral mastectomy, DIEP Flap surgery for breast reconstruction, nipple reconstruction and scar remediation, all ending with a nipple tattoo by one of his expert colleagues. I’ve never been so well cared for in my life. Dr. Shortt and his teams, both at the office and in the OR, formed a circle of care that kept me comfortable, confident and happy.
Dr. Shortt has fully embraced social media, which translates into access to tons of information through his blogs, links about procedures (i.e. DIEP flap surgery), and the ability to ask him questions remembered after appointments. He’s a straight shooter and a healer with a quick wit and a world of personal experience. I can’t recommend him enough!

Feel and look better than ever before.


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