Important Pre-Post Instructions: Chemical Peels

Chemical Peel Pre and Post Instructions
For best results, it is advised to avoid sun exposure and the following products & procedures at least 1 week prior your treatment:


  • Electrolysis
  • Waxing
  • Depilatory creams
  • Laser hair removal
  • Any exfoliating products
  • Any products that may be drying or irritating, including products containing salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin c, hydroquinone, retinoids, and prescription medications.
  • Shaving of the area to be treated


POST-Treatment Instructions

·       For two days post procedure:

  • Stay cool! Heating internally can cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Do not put treated area directly into a hot shower spray.
  • Do not use hot tubs, steam rooms or saunas.
  • Do not go swimming.
  • Do not participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration.
  • Do not use loofahs or other means of exfoliation.
  • Do not direct a hair dryer onto the treated area.
  • Do not apply ice or ice water to the treated area.


General guidelines:

·       After receiving a chemical peel, the skin may look and feel like a mild windburn for the next 2 or 3 days. After 48 hours, a slight flaking may occur for 3 to 5 days which can easily be controlled with moisturizers.


·       It is recommended that makeup not be applied the day of treatment, as it is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight.


·       To minimize side effects and maximize results, use the post procedure solution for 3 to 5 days or until flaking has resolved.


·       Moisturizer should be applied at least twice a day but can be applied more frequently for hydration and to decrease the appearance of flaking.


·       Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat. An SPF of at least 30 must be used daily.


·       Do not go to a tanning bed for at least two weeks post procedure. This practice should be discontinued due to increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging.


·       Do not pick or pull on any loosening skin. This could potentially cause hyperpigmentation.


Do not have any other facial treatment for at least one week after your peel. You may resume the regular use of retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acid, beta hydroxy acid, vitamin c or bleaching creams ONLY after peeling process is complete.

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Christmas Gift Ideas 2018

As Christmas season approaches once again, holiday gift ideas are always a welcome topic.

We have put together some value-laden gift ideas for you and we hope to have something for everyone on your list.

Christmas will be fast upon us so don’t miss out on these Holiday Specials.

Meanwhile, we wish everyone a safe and happy Holiday Season.

Call us today or stop by the clinic. See you soon.

Westside Laser & Light



GSR (Getting Skin Ready)

This package includes three ZO®Skin Health products that we will customize to skin type.


BONUS: Package includes a ZO Stimulator Peel $150 Value*

Getting Skin Ready™ (GSR™) from the world-renowned ZO® Skin Health products, is a system of cleanse, exfoliate and tone that works synergistically to normalize skin function and restore overall skin health.

Wash, scrub, tone.

The three steps that are clinically proven to improve:

Pores by 31%
Texture by 46%
Redness by 60%

Dullness by 62%
*Valid for 3 months from date of purchase for yourself or a loved one when you buy the Getting Skin Ready system

Westside Laser & Light Gift Cards

As good as cash and no expiry.

Gift Cards $500 or more will receive a $100 Laser & Light credit (not valid for injections or retail product).

Refer a Friend or Family Member

Referals are the greatest compliment and we love meeting new people.

Refer a friend in the month of December and receive $100 (double the usual) to spend on any laser or light service over $250 (no injections or products) for each of you!

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Teosyal Redensity[ I ] BEAUTY BOOSTERS

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FAQ – Ultra Femme 360



The ULTRA FEMME 360 is a new procedure that improves women’s intimate well-being.


This procedure is a great option for women who desire non-surgical improvement of their intimate health.


The ULTRA FEMME 360™ procedure meets strict safety standards. The built-in Energy Flow Control system provides uniform heating during the therapy. For you, the patient, it means the treatment is typically without any discomfort, while the optimal amount of energy reaches the target tissue. Heating at lower temperatures compared to ablative lasers decreases risk for infection or discharge.


Your provider will tailor an individual treatment plan for you based on your needs. Recommended number is 3 treatment sessions scheduled once a week.


While the ULTRA FEMME 360 homogeneously heats the treated area, you will feel a pleasant and comfortable heat.  Following the treatment, you may notice mild redness and swelling in the treatment area. This usually disappears within a few hours. You may resume normal activity immediately afterwards.


There is no downtime with the ULTRA FEMME 360. The whole procedure is non-invasive and requires no recovery time. You can easily have the treatment during your lunch break and return to your daily activities immediately.


Patients have reported improvements after a single treatment session. The results will typically continue to improve over the therapy time and the follow up period.


Read actual patients describe how this treatment affected their lives with their own testimonials at . <Click the link>

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Nail Fungus Treatment: A Combination Approach

Nail Fungus Laser Treatment: A Combination Approach.

The unsightly problem of nail fungus (or onychomycosis) affects as many as 1 in 5 Canadians. Nails can appear yellow or brown in color with uneven texture and often a thickening of the nail. Nail fungus is a cosmetic concern and spread through contact. One can contract nail fungus by in public places like pools or showers or by living in close proximity with someone with fungus, or sharing shoes or socks.

Treating nail fungus has been difficult historically and prescription medications have been shown to be have the risk unwanted side-effects or not effective topically.

Laser treatment has emerged in 2010 as an alternative to oral and topical remedies with a reported success rate of over 70% with laser alone.

To ensure the best chance of a successful treatment outcome, we employ a combination approach using multiple treatment options, education/home-care, in-shoe sterilization and optional prescription or non-prescription remedies.

Treating Nail Fungus From All Angles

Here at Westside Laser & Light, we avoid oral prescription medication at all costs with our nail fungus treatment primarily because they are known to have numerous unwanted side-effects. We have developed a combination approach that substantially increases positive outcomes.

  1. Fractional laser treatment – tiny holes are prepared to allow for topical remedies like oregano oil or prescription medication to penetrate deeply.
  2. Laser Genesis treatment – creates heat in the nail-bed to kill the microorganisms.
  3. SteriShoe UV Shoe Sanitizer – kills 99.9% of fungus in your footwear with ultraviolet light.
  4. (optional) Prescription topical JUBLIA – is a new and safer prescription that is applied on the toes.
  5. (optional) Wild-Oregano spray is an effective natural remedy for treating fungal infections.
  6. Education / Home-Care – Last but not least, it is important to understand where fungus can be contracted, how to avoid it, how to care for your nails during treatment, and more. Treating nail fungus is a partnership between the clinic and the patient.

Each item on the above list performs a vital role in a successful treatment series. Not all cases result in successful outcomes but we find that our approach gives one the best chance for eliminating nail fungus completely.

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This Roman poet and philosopher nailed it! Why is there so much conflicting advice about nutrition? Why are there, literally, thousands of nutrition books on the market? Lucretius was right:

  • Dietary needs are NOT one-size-fits-all!
  • Your cultural heritage and genetic makeup are unique to you!
  • Your stressors, whether they are internal (think food sensitivities, hormone imbalances, gut bugs) or external, (boss is a jerk; your relationship is a disaster) are unique to you!
  • Your body is a finely-tuned chemistry lab, and stressors, be they internal or external, are very good at throwing your body into metabolic chaos (read dysfunction).
  • Symptoms will appear: things like fatigue, allergies, insomnia, irritability, acid reflux, low libido; the list is endless.
  • Functional nutrition, like functional medicine, approaches these very common but not “normal“    symptoms by determining root cause.

Functional nutrition knows that your food is SO much more than calories.  Food can be the best kind of medicine.  Certain nutrients can improve detoxification pathways, help you sleep, improve your mood, and enable better energy.  Most exciting to me is the area of epigenetics, which is a field of scientific research currently proving the influence diet and lifestyle can have on genetic expression! How powerful is that, to know that your genes don’t control you; you control your genes!  Best of all, functional nutrition is all about empowerment – giving you the tools to achieve your best health now and stay healthy for Life!

So let’s stop talking “diet” – I dislike that word – and quit eating like everyone else!  Let’s sit down and figure out what makes YOU achieve your BEST HEALTH!

Call today for a free 10-minute consult to see if functional nutrition is right for you!

Shauna Gourley, CHN, FDN®


Shauna Gourley, CHN, FDN®


Cell:  403.464.1894





Holy-Moly Guacamole


  • 3 avocados – mashed
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • ½ cup diced white onion
  • 3 tbsp chopped organic cilantro
  • 2 organic Roma tomatoes
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (or more if you like it hot)

In a medium bowl, mash together avocados, lime juice and salt.  Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes and cayenne pepper.  Refrigerate one hour for best flavor – or devour immediately. Instead of corn chips, which can be inflammatory, serve with cut-up veggies, and gluten free Mary’s seed crackers for a healthy snack!

Here are the reasons why you should incorporate avocado into your diet frequently! In a 3.5 ounce or 100 gram serving there are:

  • Vitamin K – 26% of RDA
  • Folate (the real thing – not synthetic folic acid) – 20% RDA
  • C – 17% RDA
  • Potassium (so many people are low on this important electrolyte) – 14% RDA
  • B5 (stress buster) – 14% RDA
  • B6 (PMS buster) – 13 % RDA
  • E (antioxidant) – 10% RDA – also contains small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous, Vit. A, B1, B2 and B3 (Niacin). All of this along with 160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy, brain-loving fat.  With 9 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams are fiber, so there are only 2 net grams of carbohydrate.

What is Functional Nutrition?

Shauna Gourley, CHN, FDN®
”What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.” – Lucretius

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