Baby its cold outside…

How quickly the weather turned this year! Skin reacts to a quick change in temperature, often leaving us with dull and dry skin.  Microdermabrasion and the right products can drastically improve the skins appearance.  In addition to treating the surface skin, raise cheekbones and eliminate lines around the mouth,eyes and forehead area with fillers and Botox …just in time for the Holiday parties and family get togethers.  With no downtime required, Fillers and Botox are an easy and quick improvement to aging and tired looking skin on the face. Call now to book your consultation with Dr. Tarshis or with a member of  our Esthetic team.  We look forward to hearing from you! In advance, we would like to wish you all a safe, happy and healthy Holiday Season.


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spring/summer 2017

Finally the warmer weather is upon us and its time to talk natural, clear firm skin! Summer is typically a time to wear a fresh face and not hide behind layers of makeup.

We need to start at  the basics! Glycolic peels and Microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin and smooths the surface of the skin allowing for a natural glow to radiate.  Botox and Fillers are a quick fix for smoothing out wrinkles and subtle lines around the forehead, brows and eye area.  Fillers can be extremely affective for raising the cheekbones, plumping the lips and filling in the “marionette” lines around the mouth.

Rule #1 for optimal skin is sunscreen.  Elte has a variety of sunscreens including my personal favourite, Elta MD tinted which provides a subtle sun kissed tint to the skin.  Another personal favourite of mine when I am outside for extended periods of time or going for a run is the Elta MD sport; a higher SPF and a water/sweatproof component which allows for longer lasting protection while still being gentle on the skin. Another fantastic product is the James Read “express glow” a fast and subtle tanning cream that takes 30 minutes! To discuss or book a consultation please give our office a call at: 416-926-8122

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Looking forward to 2017

2016 is coming to a close and we are in full Holiday mode.  Its not too late to come in for fillers, Botox and products prior to your vacation or Holiday parties! Looking ahead to 2017 we are seeing an increased interest in Facelifts and Blepharoplasty (upper and/or lower eyelids) surgeries. Facelifts are  extremely effective for rejuvenating the dropping chin/jowl area and  restoring ones cheeks/cheekbones to where they once sat.  Eyelid surgery is not only extremely effective to reduce puffiness and bags under the eyes but it can make a world of difference for those experiencing the heavy and tired feeling and appearance from the upper eyelids.  Aside from looking tired, many women in particular often complain that they cannot wear eye makeup as the lid is too droopy.  With just a few days off of work; Blepharoplasty is a very common and popular procedure for a reason! Aside from surgeries, Fillers and Botox it is equally important what we put on the face. SPF daily and good quality skin products are also offered here at the clinic.  Lycogel is a makeup line we carry that not only can provide a highly pigmented coverage post operatively but has many skin benefits as well as included a high level of built in SPF.  Many people, including many of our staff wear Lycogel on a daily basis.

To book a consultation about any of the above procedures or any services offered here at the Institute of Cosmetic Surgery, please email us at: or call us at: 416-9268122.  Lastly, Dr. Tarshis as well as the entire staff  here at the Institute of Cosmetic Surgery want to wish you a wonderful Holiday Season and may 2017 bring you all peace, good health, prosperity and happiness!

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FALL 2016

The season has changed and it has gotten cold outside! With colder temperatures, skin becomes dry and dehydrated.  Regular peels and microdermabrasion is the best way of keeping the skin fresh and looking its best.  A good moisturizer and SPF is still important in the colder months.  One way to ensure a daily SPF routine is finding a good makeup with skin benefits including a built in sunscreen .  Lycogel has many properties that are beneficial to the skin including a high level of SPF.  It is also long lasting, allows the skin to the breath all while providing the level of coverage desired.

With more layers on and less skin showing it is time to refocus on the face! Botox and Fillers soften and smooth out the lines and grooves on the face laving one to appear more rested and youthful.  Excess skin around the eyes can easily be remedied with the surgical procedure called Blepharoplasty which simply removes the bags and/or excess skin on the upper and/or lower eyelids.  Addressing the excess hanging skin around the neck and jawline and raising the cheekbones (Facelift) is an extremely effective way to turn back the clock while still providing a natural appearance.  To book your consultation with Dr. Tarshis, please give our office a call.  We look forward to taking care of your medical and aesthetic needs.  416-926-8122

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Summer is the time we typically wear less makeup and crave looking “fresh” and youthful.  Perhaps summer is the idea time to book the procedure that you have been contemplating…smoothing and tightening the skin around the neck and cheeks or getting rid of the excess skin on the eyelids or the “bags” under the eyes.

Maybe it is fillers and Botox that you are interested in? Smoothing out the lines on the forehead or between the brows, lines around and/or under the eyes.  Fillers are a fantastic way of subtly plumping up the skin in the cheek area, around the mouth or adding subtle volume to the lips.

In addition to both surgical as well as non surgical procedures it is an important season to remember to be extra cautious with sun exposure and wearing a good quality SPF is crucial. Elte MD offers sweat/water resistant sunscreen as well as a tinted facial sunscreen product that provides a subtle bronze glow to the skin.  Whatever your interest or area of concern is, please give our office a call to book your consultation.  We look forward to taking care of you.

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Although Spring is slow to make its full appearance…its coming! With longer days and soon to be warmer weather, we all feel the urge to get outside and out of hibernation; what a perfect time to refresh the face and book the procedures that you have been considering…just in time for summer!

Botox is a quick and no downtime way of softening and eliminating the lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eye area.  Thinking about fillers? Fillers are great for a  subtle enhancement of the lip and/or filling in of  the lines or hollow ares around the mouth or cheeks can easily be done with a variety of highly effective fillers.   Considering liposuction for those areas where diet and exercise don’t seem to help like the abdomen, hips and thighs? Liposuction is a procedure with minimal downtime and be be a highly effective tool for stubborn problems areas where we tend to hold on to fat cells.

Looking tired even though you may be well rested? Or perhaps eye makeup is not going on as smoothly as it used to? Blepharoplasty or “eyelid surgery” is an extremely effective procedure addressing lower eyelid bags as well as excess droopy skin on both the upper and lower lids.  With minimal downtime, blepharoplasty is one of the most popular procedures providing fantastic results.

Please give our office a call to book your consultation 416-926-8122.  We look forward to taking care of you!

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Heading into 2016…Preparing for colder months…mind body and soul

Fall seems to be a short season and we quickly are forced to transition from summer to winter. What will we do differently, smarter and better this year to prepare for the colder months? Firstly, do NOT neglect the skin. The combination of peels, microdermabrasion and the right products keep the skin fresh, smooth and hydrated during the months that we need it the most! Despite the colder months we still have a season of parties and socializing ahead of us. Botox and fillers help smooth lines, fill in hollowed areas and give a natural more youthful appearance. Body: keep your body at its best with proper nutrition and exercise. For those trouble areas where diet and exercise don’t seem to do the trick; liposuction can be a very effective tool and theres no better time then the winter months to have this done! Lets make this winter the season where we keep up the motivation. Looking ahead into a New Year…how will you better yourself in 2016? Try a new exercise class? Try and drink more water and eat more greens? Have the smoothest, most youthful skin possible? It all goes hand and hand. Take care of your inside and outside for they are both intertwined and can make for the best possible YOU! Its not about being someone else just the best version of yourself you can be! We can help! Call 416-926-8122

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August 2015…Looking ahead to Fall

Summer seems to come and go with a blink of an eye! We tend to wear a fresher face in the Summer and relax on the exfoliating, spend time outside in the sun and minimize the use of products. Well, looking ahead to the Fall its time to get back into the skin care routine! Best place to start is with a glycolic peel and Microdermabrasion. Get into the routine of proper skin care products for day and night and start to address the lines and hollowed out areas of the face. Fillers and Botox are the key for subtly filling in lines around the mouth and under the eyes and Botox can eliminate the lines on the forehead and the creases of the eyes.
Cosmetic surgical procedures…eyelid surgery and facelift remain the most popular allowing us to get rid of the drooping skin around the upper and lower eyelids. A Facelift is simply a cheek and neck lift…putting the cheekbones back to where they once were and getting rid of the loose hanging skin around the neck area. Its time to book your consultation and finish 2015 by putting your best face forward! Call 416-926-8122 to book your consultation.

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Sun is out and there is no more hiding our faces! Microdermabrasion and glycolic peels allow for the perfect amount of exfoliation while keeping blemishes and superficial lines at bay. Once the skin is fresh from a peel it is time to focus on lifting the cheek bones and filling in the lines around the mouth, eyes and forehead! This can be done quickly and effectively all while paying attention to detail and keeping everything looking extremely natural. Volift,Volbella and Botox are extremely popular for good reason. Lasting several months, we can control and fill in the lines that show our age or that are merely a genetic trait or brought on by sun exposure.

Now that our skin is fresh and looking youthful it is important to maintain it! The right products are key! Elta MD sunscreen(the tinted one is our staff’s new favourite),PCA “C Quench” and “ExLinea” Elta “a.m.” and “p.m.” and the AMAZING Lycogel makeup…the vitamin rich good-for-the-skin makeup with a built in SPF and NO TRANSFER to clothes is a must!!
Call now to book an appointment!

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We can feel Spring…its coming!! After the brutally cold winter we had and the hibernating we have done over the past few months it is time! Time to put a fresh face of Spring out! Get rid of dull flat looking skin with a glycolic peel, Microdermabrasion or full face laser peel. Get rid of tired and baggy looking eyes with a Botox or an eyelid lift.  Fill in the lines around the mouth and perhaps give yourself a subtle fuller lip with the aid of one of the many fillers to choose from! See Dr. Tarshis for a consult about the hanging chin and jowls and turing back the age clock all while we Spring forward into seasons of warmer and longer days! 416-926-8122. We look forward to hearing from you!

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