IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT re Covid-19

It is with great enthusiasm and pleasure that we can announce the re-opening of the Landings Surgical Centre — our official opening date will be June 4, 2020

The past few months have forced all small business create a new way of managing their business and for physicians offices it is more of a re-invention.

New regulations created by governments to create a safe environment for patients and employers are the new normal as a result of Covid-19. Previously we have offered our patients a safe and highly professional environment and we will strive to do this and more as we go forward. Our focus on giving you the best plastic surgical care will remain our number one priority. In achieving this there will be a need to add some protocols to each and every visit to our offices. Please bear with us and be patient with our staff as there will be growing pains for everyone.

Our staff will commence contacting patients after May 27, 2020. This will be done in order of canceled date. We hope to resume surgical procedures near the end of the first week in June. We will resume our facial filler and Neuromodulator injection practice the first week in June. All patients must now follow the Nova Scotia Provincial Guidelines listed below.

NS Guidelines

If you are sick or have been sick you must be-book your appointment until 14 days after you feel better.
If you have been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 you must reschedule your appointment to 14 days after that contact.

Arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment, please do not be late.
It is important to be on time as physical distancing does not allow for clients to wait in the reception area.
All registration and information forms MUST be filled out and forwarded to us before your appointment.
You may be asked to wait in your car to receive a text if too many people are in the reception area.
You are asked to wear face covering to the appointment. If you do not have one, a surgical mask we will provided to you for a small fee.
You may have your temperature taken by thermal imaging.
All clients will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entering and exiting the clinic
Please follow physical distancing and the markers on the floor that we have all become accustomed to.
We will frequently clean all high touch areas.

We are excited to welcome all of our regular clients and new clients into the Landings Surgical Centre.

Dermabrasion Aftercare

By The Landings Surgical Centre on January 16, 2018


Premature aging of the facial skin is a common concern among our patients at the Landings Surgical Centre. The face is exposed to a number of harsh elements, including UV rays, pollutants, and environmental toxins, that damage skin cells and accelerate aging. As a result, patients are likely to notice imperfections such as fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, or an uneven skin tone. Dermabrasion removes the outer layer of damaged skin to refresh a patient’s appearance and restore healthier, more youthful skin. Dermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure, but it does take time for the skin to heal after treatment. By following recommended dermabrasion aftercare procedures, our Halifax, Nova Scotia patients can ensure that the skin heals in a timely manner without any complications.

Dermabrasion treatment

Cleansing the Skin

Immediately following dermabrasion treatment, the facial skin will be covered with a dressing that absorbs any blood or fluids that drain from the face. It is normal for there to be some discharge in the first 24-48 hours after dermabrasion treatment. Once the dressing is removed (which is usually within 24 hours after treatment), it will be important to keep the skin clean and moist. Following are some steps for cleansing the skin following dermabrasion:

  • Use a solution of water and vinegar to moisten the face (proportions should be one cup of water to 1tbsp of vinegar, though less vinegar can be used if the solution feels too strong)
  • Soak gauze or a washcloth with the solution and apply gently to the face, moistening the skin completely
  • Gently pat the skin dry (do not rub the skin and do not pick at any areas that have crusted over)
  • Apply a thick layer of ointment (such as Aquaphor or A&D) to the skin  
  • Repeat this process six to eight times a day, ensuring that the skin never dries or scabs over

It can take up to two weeks for a new layer of skin to cover the area of dermabrasion. Until this layer develops, patients will need to continue to cleanse the skin and apply ointment as directed.

Avoiding the Sun

It is vital that patients avoid the sun following dermabrasion. The skin will be especially sensitive and susceptible to sun damage after dermabrasion. This sensitivity will last for six to 12 months. We realize that it is unrealistic to stay indoors for this extended length of time. However, we do recommend that patients stay out of the sun for at least a few weeks. When dermabrasion patients do go outdoors, they should take the following precautions:

  • Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher at least twice a day
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect the facial skin
  • Try to avoid the midday sun, which has the strongest sunlight (between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM)

How Long Will Recovery Take?

Every patient will heal at their own rate, and the skin will remain sensitive for quite some time. However, the initial dermabrasion recovery period takes a few weeks. Most patients find that the side effects of dermabrasion have dissipated and they are ready to return to work and other routine activities within one to two weeks after treatment.

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Dermabrasion removes damaged skin to provide patients with a fresher, more youthful appearance. If you have questions about dermabrasion, or would like to find out if you are an ideal candidate for this skin treatment, contact us at your earliest convenience. The experienced doctors at the Landings Surgical Centre look forward to meeting you.

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