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  • How long does an appointment usually take with Dr. Coffey?

    For an initial consult, it is usually 15 minutes.


  • What cosmetic procedures does the clinic offer?

    We offer glycolic acid peels, laser hair removal, limelight facials, leg vein therapy, microdermabrasion, and cosmetic mole removal.


  • Does my insurance cover this visit?

    Medical visits to our office are covered by provincial plans. However, other cosmetic procedures are self-pay.


  • Do you have any evening/weekend clinics?

    No, our office hours are Monday to Friday 8am-5pm.


  • What is a glycolic acid peel?

    Glycolic acid is a specially formulated extract from sugar cane. It can be found in small doses in high end cosmetic products, or used in higher doses by a medical professional trained in its use. Applied properly, it is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions including: sun damaged skin, treating pre-cancerous lesions, certain types of acne, fine wrinkles, and age spots.


  • What does the laser feel like?

    The laser we use in our procedures has been described as an elastic band flicking against the skin.


  • What is a LimeLight Facial?

    LimeLight Facial is a new non-invasive procedure that allows us to reach layers of the skin that lie below the surface, thereby rejuvenating skin. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and sun damage.


  • How does laser hair removal work?

    Laser treatment for hair removal involves using powerful pulses of light to heat and destroy the hair follicles deep in the fat layer of the skin. Intense pulsed light systems release precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light that are absorbed by melanin, the pigment in hair. This heats up the hair and destroys the cells responsible for hair growth, to achieve long term hair reduction.


  • How often does laser hair removal need to be done?

    Only hair in the active growth stage of the growth cycle is affected, therefore multiple treatments are needed. Depending on the site treated, treatment is conducted every four to eight weeks until a satisfactory result is seen.


  • What is molluscum?

    Molluscum is a very common issue, caused by the Molluscipox virus. It can occur in persons of any age, but is most commonly found in children. Molluscum is contagious. It can be spread by direct body contact, or by close sharing of items. Outbreaks are common in daycares and elementary schools. If left alone, lesions will resolve by themselves usually within three to six months. If persisting beyond this time frame, you may wish to treat the lesions to speed their cessation.


  • What is cryotherapy?

    Cryotherapy, which involves the use of liquid nitrogen, is a method of removing skin lesions. It involves the application of very cold material which causes a reaction similar to frost bite.


  • What is kenalog?

    Kenalog injection is a type of corticosteroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling due to various diseases and conditions such as: dermatitis, psoriasis, sebaceous cysts, scar tissue, keloids, alopecia, and hives.


  • What is Canthrone Plus?

    Cantherone Plus is a treatment used for warts. It works by forming a blister underneath the wart. This blister formation kills the wart by cutting off its blood supply, which occurs within 24 hours of its application.


  • What is Aldara?

    Aldara is a cream that is prescribed to treat sun damaged skin and viral infections including: actinic keratosis (sun damaged skin), molluscum contagiousum, and genital warts. It works by stimulating your own immune system to attack and get rid of damaged cells and viral infected cells. You can expect the area where Aldara is applied to become red and slightly irritated. Some mild swelling, peeling, or itching may occur. This means that it is working, and is not an allergy to the medication. Results may take eight to twelve weeks to be achieved.


  • What is Efudex?

    Efudex is a leading topical treatment for actinic keratosis (pre cancers) and superficial basal cell carcinoma (a common form of skin cancer). These lesions are caused by sun exposure.


  • What is Accutane?

    Accutane is a high-dose Vitamin A pill used to treat acne, and a few other conditions. It is normally taken by patients with severe acne, or acne that has begun to scar. It also may be appropriate for patients with acne that has not been responsive to other treatments.


  • What is Soriatane?

    Soriatane is a retinoid pill, a cousin of vitamin A acid. Since it has potential side effects, it is reserved for patients who have more serious forms of psoriasis, Darier's disease, ichthyosis, and other diseases of keratinization.


  • What is Doxycycline?

    Doxycycline is an antibiotic that is used for acne treatment. It is a bacteriostatic antibiotic that inhibits the growth of bacteria. It has an anti-inflammatory action, which is important when treating conditions like acne. It is used in the following conditions: acne, rosacea, ocular rosacea, peri-oral dermatitis, and folliculitis.


  • What is Plaquenil?

    Plaquenil belongs to a group of medications known as anti-inflammatories and anti-malarials. Plaquenil is used alone or in combination with other anti-arthritis medications to treat rheumatoid arthritis, along with other medical conditions such as lupus, lichen planus, granuloma annulare, and photosensitivity.


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    Dr. Coffey will be attending the ADD conference in March 2016, the CDA conference in June 2016, and the EADV in September 2016. Read more »