Category: MEDICAL AESTHETICS

By Dr. Christine Pezarro | Medical Doctor | INcare | MEDICAL AESTHETICS | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

Volite is a new injectable treatment that plumps and hydrates your skin. It’s like injecting a powerful moisturizer or serum but with long-lasting results. It helps improve skin texture, elasticity and hydration to restore your healthy glow.

March 12, 2019

Dr. Christine Pezarro

Dr. Christine Pezarro

By Dr. Christine Pezarro | Medical Doctor | INcare | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

Dr. Christine Pezarro ventured into medical aesthetics in 2002 and quickly discovered it to be the perfect creative outlet for her artistic interests. “I’ve always been fascinated by medicine and also drawn to visual elements and beauty, including photography, art, architecture and nature. Medical aesthetics are ideal for me as they blend health and beauty. It’s like fashion for your face!” says Dr. Pezarro.

February 12, 2019

PRP for hair restoration and skin rejuvenation

PRP for hair restoration and skin rejuvenation

By Dr. Ingemaud Gerber | Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu | | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has attracted a lot of attention for a range of medical and cosmetic uses. Some people may recognize PRP from the sports world as several superstar athletes have discussed this regenerative treatment to help heal injuries. Tiger Woods embraced it in an effort to speed up his recovery time following knee surgery and Kobe Bryant used it following a knee injury as well. At INLIV, our medical aesthetics team uses PRP treatments to rejuvenate the skin and also to restore hair loss.

January 18, 2019

Skin care product consultation at INLIV in Calgary

Skin care product consultation at INLIV in Calgary

By | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

While we have a wide range of medical aesthetic treatments to help enhance the appearance of your skin, proper products for at-home care are essential, too. All of our products are carefully selected by our medical director, Dr. Wendy Smeltzer, so you can be assured they’re of exceptional quality and highly effective, addressing a range of skin concerns. Here are some of our favourite skin care products.

June 26, 2018

Sun safety tips Calgary

Sun safety tips Calgary

By Dr. Wendy Smeltzer | Medical Director | INcare | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

After a winter that seemed to hang on well past its ‘best before’ date, it’s wonderful to see the arrival of warm, sunny days. While we want to enjoy the summer sun, it is important to protect our skin, as UV radiation present in sunlight is an environmental human carcinogen. Check out these 12 sun safety tips for you and your family.

May 8, 2018

Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu

Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu

By Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu | Medical Doctor | INcare | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu joined INLIV in September of 2016 and became instantly popular with our medical aesthetic clients for his warm personality, soothing voice and his skill in achieving a balanced, natural result.

“What I most enjoy with my work in medical aesthetics is witnessing the impact these treatments can have on a person’s self-esteem. Just a subtle change can transform how someone feels about themselves, boosting their confidence and outlook.”

He developed his keen eye and masterful skills through specialized training and experience with medical aesthetic injectables, in addition to several years of study in plastic and reconstructive surgery. With this comprehensive knowledge of the intricate facial structure and an artist’s eye, Dr. Kannin employs a detailed approach to balanced, customized facial rejuvenation.

“Each guest’s face is unique, beautiful and fascinating. I enjoy taking the time to really listen to what each guest is seeking and why”

“Each guest’s face is unique, beautiful and fascinating. I enjoy taking the time to really listen to what each client is seeking and why, discussing each element, and then clearly outlining the steps for their exciting journey through a comprehensive aesthetic plan.”

BOOK A CONSULTATION WITH DR. KANNIN OSEI-TUTU

One of Dr. Kannin’s favourite and most popular treatments is lip enhancement, using precise micro-injections of filler, and respecting the natural anatomy to create balanced, subtle results. The feedback from clients is what he values most. “When a guest gets that look of excitement in their eyes, seeing the immediate impact of their treatment – or later during follow-up visit – I feel their excitement, too. It’s a privilege to be able to contribute to their renewal.”

“When a guest gets that look of excitement in their eyes, seeing the immediate impact of their treatment – or later during follow-up visit – I feel their excitement, too.”

He also specializes in the new injectable treatment to reduce a double chin. “Many people are unhappy with their double chin – submental fullness is what we call it. And, unfortunately, exercise often won’t help you get rid of a double chin. We use numerous injections to dissolve small amounts of fat and destroy the fat cells, so they can’t store or accumulate any fat. I’m finding male clients are quite interested in the double chin reduction treatment – a lot of them don’t like seeing that roll of flesh above their shirt collar.”

“I’m finding male clients are quite interested in the double chin reduction treatment – a lot of them don’t like seeing that roll of flesh above their shirt collar.”

Dr. Kannin keeps a busy schedule, working at INLIV and also as a hospitalist at Foothills Medical Centre. With his young family in tow, you can find him swimming, skiing, and traveling – or enjoying a quiet game of chess and learning to speak Spanish. And he is generous in sharing his passion for life and learning with others. He has volunteered in Costa Rica and Cuba, and worked in Ghana at the Korle-Bu teaching hospital. He also holds an academic appointment as a clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary, helping educate young doctors in training.

He’s equally committed to his own learning, regularly attending aesthetic meetings, conferences and seminars to broaden his understanding and provide the latest and safest techniques for his clients.

Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu completed his undergraduate studies in Kinesiology at McMaster University before obtaining his Masters of Science in exercise physiology and doctorate of medicine from Dalhousie University. After completing his family medicine training at University of Toronto, he relocated to Calgary in 2010. He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine and holds diplomas (Levels 1, 2) from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.

When asked what inspired him to join INLIV, he said, “I’m passionate about life, optimum health, wellness and vitality, and that is exactly what INLIV embraces with its business philosophy. I am thrilled to be part of a team that exudes such integrity and vision.”

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. KANNIN OSEI-TUTU

To book an appointment with Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu, call our medical aesthetics department at 403.648.2137 or click on the link above to send an email. To learn more about our medical aesthetic options and discover what treatments may be right for you, book a complimentary skin care consultation with our registered nurse, Nadia Zinchuk.

VIEW INLIV’S MEDICAL AESTHETIC TREATMENT OPTIONS

March 19, 2018

By Dr. Wendy Smeltzer | Medical Director | INcare | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

If eyes are the windows to the soul, your skin is the window to your overall health. Reliable research on the best foods for healthy skin is limited, but we know for certain that overall health is written all over your face. Yellow skin tone can indicate jaundice or other liver conditions. Pale, sallow skin can signal anemia, dehydration or vitamin deficiencies.

March 13, 2018

Laser and PRP

Laser and PRP

By Nadia Zinchuk | Registered Nurse | INcare | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

Winter is the perfect time for laser treatments. At INLIV, we are combining our non-ablative fractional laser treatment with the healing and rejuvenating effects of platelet rich plasma to create a powerful combination facial rejuvenation treatment that improves skin texture, tone and stimulates collagen production for natural, long-lasting results.

February 16, 2018

By Nadia Zinchuk | Registered Nurse | INcare | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

How do you get rid of sun spots?

Removing sun spots – those red and brown imperfections on your skin can be achieved using several treatment options. And now that summer has passed, it’s an ideal time of year to embark on a skin rejuvenation plan to help restore that healthy, vibrant complexion.

October 22, 2017

sweat too much woman

sweat too much woman

By Dr. Wendy Smeltzer | Medical Director | INcare | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

INLIV offers a non-surgical treatment for those who sweat too much

Sweating is the body’s natural method of cooling itself so it’s normal that during warmer weather, people perspire a bit more. But for the estimated 952,000 Canadians who suffer from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), the sweating doesn’t always stop when the temperature dips, and it can cause serious anxiety.

August 28, 2017

By Dr. Wendy Smeltzer | Medical Director | INcare | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

From Botox to Belkyra, laser treatments to Thermage, you may be wondering what non-surgical treatment options there are for your skin concerns.
Click on our easy Guide to Skin Solutions below to learn more about each treatment, then book a free general consultation with INLIV Registered Nurse, Nadia Zinchuk.

July 10, 2017

Turning 50

Turning 50

By Client Experience | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

Stepping off the elevator for my first appointment at INLIV, I’m feeling a little apprehensive. Crossing the invisible threshold and turning 50 has left me lacking in confidence. Suddenly I’m acutely aware of the toll the years of too much sun and too little sunscreen have taken on my face. Sagging skin around my knees has almost eliminated skirts from my wardrobe, as I’m self-conscious.

June 7, 2017

By Dr. Wendy Smeltzer | Medical Director | INcare | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

Freezing your fat may sound like a science fiction story, but that’s precisely how the technology of CoolSculpting works. Pockets of fat are carefully targeted to freeze your fat cells, which are then naturally expelled by the body. Unlike earlier fat reduction treatments, CoolSculpting doesn’t just shrink the fat cell; it destroys it.

May 23, 2017

By Dr. Wendy Smeltzer | Medical Director | INcare | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

Though rosacea is a common skin disorder, there remain many misconceptions that can be discouraging and demoralizing for those impacted by it. The sideways glances, stares, or the assumption from some that the visible signs of rosacea are related to alcohol use or the belief that it’s contagious can be emotional for those living with it.

April 6, 2017

Fractional laser tips

Fractional laser tips

By NADIA ZINCHUK, INLIV REGISTERED NURSE | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

I often get asked the question, “how can I get rid of acne scars?” or “how can I improve the uneven texture or wrinkles of my skin?” Although laser resurfacing, chemical peel, and microdermabrasion are the most commonly used techniques for improving the texture and appearance of the skin, the choice of treatment depends on the condition being treated. These techniques use different methods; however, they have the same effect on the skin. They remove the upper layers of skin to allow for skin regrowth, resulting in smoother and healthier skin. 

November 22, 2016

By Dr. Wendy Smeltzer | Medical Director | INcare | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

SAY GOODBYE TO MUFFIN TOPS, BELLY, LOVE HANDLES AND MORE

Can you pinch an inch? Or two? Or three? The truth is we all have stubborn fat. Proper healthy diet and exercise are sometimes not enough to keep these unwanted bulges away. If you find yourself struggling with that “little bit extra”, we have the solution for you. It’s called CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is the coolest, most innovative, non-surgical way to lose those annoying bumps and bulges of stubborn fat. This technology targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat volume. 

October 12, 2016