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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BSc, University of Western Ontario
Medical: MD, University of Western Ontario
Post-Medical School TrainingResidencies:
Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Ontario
Dermatology, University of Alberta
Fellowship: Dermatopathology, University of Colorado, with Dr Loren Golitz
Treatments offered at Derm.ca - Dermatology & Esthetics
Most popular answers from Kenneth W. Alanen, MD
"Skin sensitivity" is a commonly cited problem. It has many causes but an intrinsic defect in the skin barrier function is usually an important... READ MORE
IPL would not be expected to cause this issue. The wrinkles noted are a result of chronic, low grade sun exposure as well as aging. Zinc oxide based... READ MORE
This scar should be significantly improved by punch excision - I would use a 2 mm punch biopsy and close with fine 6-0 non dissolving suture; Sutures... READ MORE
Is more hyperpigmentation after IPL normal, or is my Dr trying to cover up the fact his staff burnt me?
Post-IPL hyperpigmentation is a common phenomenon. The risks are greater if you have a recent sun tan or significant recent sun exposure history.... READ MORE
It seems as if my lips are asymmetrical. What can be done to make my lips symmetrical without surgical procedure? (photo)
Typically, I inject Volbella for lips. This hyaluronic acid-based formulation is smooth, pliable, long lasting and gives natural results. One should... READ MORE
What are realistic options for revision of a 22 y/o diagonal indented scar between eyebrows? (Photo)
This scar should be improved with a combination of subscision, fractional laser and possibly filler. Post-traumatic scars are treated with an approach... READ MORE
I have an approximate 3cm annular,scaly,eroded plaque BCC on bridge of nose. 1cm BCC above lip. Need surgery, skin graft (Photo)
The tumor above a large basal cell carcinoma in an anatomically sensitive location. As such the therapy of choice is Mohs' surgery. Radiotherapy and... READ MORE
Because the upper lip area is relatively convex, suturing (as compared with allowing the wound to heal on its own) is typically performed. Allowing... READ MORE
Ideally, layered linear closure is performed. Melanoma excisions classically extend into the deep subcutaneous fat and healing by secondary intention... READ MORE
The problem with laser for mole removal is that there is no tissue that can be sent to the laboratory. The definite diagnosis of a mole is made under... READ MORE
Before and After Photos by Dr. Alanen
Kenneth W. Alanen, MD has shared 2 before and after pictures with 35 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.
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