Common skin care myths are all around us. We’ve all heard the various excuses about why our skin looks the way it does. “As our skin ages, one of the most common things we blame it on is our parents,” said Dr. Ali Adibfar, one of the best plastic surgeons in Toronto. “While genes may play a small role in how our skin progresses through the natural aging process, it isn’t the only factor.”


Misinformation can spread like wildfire. It can make it difficult to know what to trust and what to ignore. At Elements Wellness and Medispa, we’re committed to helping our clients understand everything they can about their body. That focus has helped us be ranked as one of the best medical spas in Toronto. Our team of highly experienced medispa specialists was determined to set the record straight about some of the most common skin care myths. Let’s take a closer look.


Skin Care Myth: Anyone can administer a chemical peel or microdermabrasion

Reality: There are a lot of places that offer chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments, but they aren’t all created equal. When it comes to your skin and your beauty, you should always partner with a medical spa that employs specialists who have years of experience.


“We take safety very serious at Elements medical spa clinic,” says Dr. Ali Adibfar, the medical director of Toronto’s luxurious Elements med spa. “Our techniques, services and products are all designed to deliver amazing results in the safest way possible. Some places don’t take the same approach. That’s why it’s so important to do your homework and ensure you’re partnering with a medical spa you can trust.”


Skin Care Myth: Your skin will age like your parent’s and there’s nothing you can do about it

Reality: Genetics are part of the equation. It will impact how your skin looks, feels and how it ages. What’s more important when it comes to your skin’s health is your lifestyle habits. “It doesn’t matter what your mother or father’s skin is like if you drink heavily, smoke and tan extensively,” said Dr. Adibfar, a leading plastic surgeon in Toronto. “Those bad habits can have a significant impact on how your skin looks.”


Skin Care Myth: Sun damage will mostly occur before you turn 18

Reality: Many people think that once they hit their 20’s they’re immune to the effects of the sun. This just simply isn’t the case. It has been found that by the time you turn 18, you’ll only have experienced 1/4 of the sun damage that you’ll accumulate over the course of your life. Future sun damage can and likely occur if proper precautions aren’t taken. That’s why it’s so important to take care of your skin and protect it from the harmful effects of the sun no matter how old you are.


Skin Care Myth: Those over-the-counter expensive creams will reverse the signs of aging

Reality: If you believe that only the expensive cosmetic creams and ointments will work, their marketing has worked on you. “The effectiveness of over-the-counter skin care creams is not directly tied to how much it costs,” explained Dr. Adibfar. “It comes down to what ingredients are in the creams and what you are trying to achieve. I always recommend speaking with a medical spa professional about the options you have before investing in any skin care product.”


Skin Care Myth: You’re on your own

Reality: Just because you’re showing signs of aging doesn’t mean you’re alone. We all age. It’s inevitable. But you don’t have to live with sunspots, wrinkles, fine lines, jowls, loss of elasticity or brown spots any more. From Botoxfacelifts and chemical peels to laser treatments and fillers, there are many plastic surgery and medical spa treatments available that can drastically reduce the signs of aging.


“What has made Elements one of the best medical spas in Toronto is our commitment to offering the most effective treatments that deliver the best results in the safest manner,” explained Dr. Ali Adibfar. “Our team of experienced med spa specialists take great care in reviewing each client’s needs, goals and body before making a recommendation. Regardless of what the client is trying to achieve, we’ll work with them to meet their expectations.”


If you want help in reversing the signs of aging, take preventative measures to help maintain youthful skin, or are searching for a way to address some problem areas like sun spots, we highly recommend partnering with a trusted Toronto medical spa to deliver the results you want.


Do you want youthful looking skin?

Contact our Elements Wellness and Medispa team to book your initial consultation at our Yorkville Toronto medical spa today. Under the watchful eye of Dr. Ali Adibfar – Elements’ Toronto Medical Director – we’ll review your beauty goals. From there we can identify the best medical spa treatments that will deliver incredible results.


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Why Choose Toronto’s Best Medi Spa – Elements Wellness and Medispa?

The Elements Wellness and Medispa team believes that internal wellness is directly connected with your physical appearance. We will work with you to make sure that you achieve both the internal and external results you want.


Together, we’ll discuss your goals and needs as well as answer any questions or concerns you might have about your treatment.


Most importantly, the Elements Wellness and Medispa team takes the time to educate you on the treatments available so you’re informed and can be comfortable with the journey you’re about to embark on.


Get to know Dr. Ali Adibfar – Elements Wellness and Medispa’s trusted Toronto Medical Director and one of Toronto’s best plastic surgeons – by taking a closer look at his credentials, education, memberships and professional achievements.