By Marissa Stapley-Ponikowski
DERMATOLOGIST DR. LISA KELLETT, 42 – DLK ON AVENUE TORONTO, maintains her great looks and glowing skin through sun protection, vitamin infused products and in-clinic treatments. “Just like a glass of juice is good for your body, vitamins are good for your skin,” she says.
THE DAILY ROUTINE: “I use an exfoliating, gel based cleanser twice a day (Clear Clinical Exfoliating Gel Cleanser, $42; clearadultskin.com), a gel anti-aging moisturizer every night (Clear Clinical Gel Moisturizer, $99) and a sunscreen SPF spray in the morning (Clear Clinical Sunscreen Spray, SPF 30, $34),” says Dr. Kellett. “I always remember to apply sun block to my chest, neck and backs of my hands to protect them while I drive.” She also uses Clear Clinical Potent Vitamin A Booster ($230) and Clear Clinical Potent Vitamin C Booster ($185). “I’m diligent about using vitamin A (1 per cent retinol) at night and vitamin C (35 per cent) in the morning. I increase or decrease the amount used, depending on the season.”
THE WELLNESS FACTOR: “I drink plenty of water, eat lots of veggies and take a multivitamin supplement daily.”
THE PROBLEM SPOT: Dr. Kellett is a mother of four, so when she gets a Thermage treatment — it’s a radiofrequency based skin contouring and tightening treatment that lasts up to two years and starts at $1500 — she uses it to firm up her abdomen, as well as to tone her lower face and neck. “I also do Lumenis One laser treatments (every 2 to 4 weeks, starting at $495) that work on brown spots, spider veins, pore size and overall skin tone and texture. The result is clearer skin that seems to glow.”
SECRET WEAPONS: “Every three to four months I have my nurse treat my crow’s feet, the corners of my mouth and my frown lines with Botox (starting at $240).” Botox works by reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause persistent expression-related lines that can develop over time. “I also have Hyaluronic acid filler injections to remove folds and fine lines. I like them because patients think I look fresh and rested as opposed to overdone.” (Juvéderm and Restylane injections start at $600.)