On Tuesday, I got the opportunity to attend the SkinCeuticals and the Rao Dermatology Alberta Durmasurgery Centre launch event here in Edmonton!
The event was celebrating the first SkinCeuticals flagship location here, and their recent partnership with the board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Rao! A handful of local bloggers were invited to learn about Skinceuticals, the company, tour the facility, and get a full skincare analysis! I was truly honoured to be invited, it was an absolute pleasure to attend. The food catering was incredible and unique (they had candied bacon. Candied bacon!!!) The atmosphere was clean, open, educational, and fun.
Dr. Rao and his team opened up a brand new clinic here in Edmonton (which is stunning!) The clinic is a full Dermasurgery clinic, that offers medical and cosmetic dermatology and surgery. The clinic is massive, with operating rooms, consultation rooms, recovery rooms, offices, facial peel rooms, and more. What I thought was truly amazing is that they have the ability to screen, operate on, and test skin cancer right in their clinic!
About Dr. Rao: Dr. Jaggi Rao is an award-winning dermatologist, skin & cosmetic surgeon, author, and educator. He’s also certified in both Canada and the United States! He’s the dermatologist for the Edmonton Eskimos and Oilers (which is pretty darn cool!) He also teaches at the University of Alberta, and created the Acne Clinics of Canada! He’s such an inspiration, and it was an honour to meet him and hear about his new clinic, and why he truly believes in SkinCeuticals.
Skinceuticals: this incredible and innovative brand was founded by Dr. Sheldon Pinnell in 1994. The brand is hugely based on science and research, and has paved the way for some major breakthroughs in skincare, particularly the importance of antioxidants and sun protection. It’s described as a “cosmeceutical” brand, combining cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. This is a dermatologist grade company, with significant scientific research and testing backing up all formulations on products. Many of the products are used in the clinic after all sorts of cosmetic and skin procedures. I am planning to do a full review of the brand, and many of the skincare products in the next month, so stay tuned for that if you are interested!
It was so much fun, so educational, and very inspiring. We learned all about antioxidants, sun-protection, skin-aging, and more. Each attendee received a full skin analysis, where we placed our heads in a machine that shows you multiple layers of your skin. This machine detects multiple skin conditions such as dehydration, clogged pores, and most importantly sun damage or discoloration. It was a little terrifying – if you ever think you have nice skin, that machine will likely prove otherwise. But for the purpose of detecting deep sun damage or early discoloration, etc, it’s very beneficial. As expected, the machine showed my dehydrated, combination skin, dry patches, and some pigmentation issues. They mapped out a whole skin routine for us, and gave us an arsenal of skincare recommendations, tips and tricks.
If you live in the Edmonton area and are needing any sort of cosmetic or dermatological procedure, or want to learn about SkinCeuticals, definitely check out the Alberta Durmasurgery Centre!