Alastair Carruthers, FRCPC (retired)

Vancouver Dermatologic Surgeon
943 West Broadway, Suite 820
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 4E1 CA

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"Instead a lot of doctors are using age as an excuse for the marks, scars, zig zags, deep lines and squares that age will NEVER cause." "It left squares all over the face." "I had IPL done in 06 by a doctor who I now question his ethics."

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5 out of 5 stars IPL

Would STAY AWAY FROM IPL! - Vancouver, BC

It will damage your SKIN! Stay AWAY FROM IPL! I am proof years later that the damage is now showing up! Dr. C refuses to call and help with the problem. I am in the process of legal matters and hope that I save others from the same fate! God Bless Everyone! I am gathering pictures to post, keep your eyes open!

Updated on 25 Feb 2011:
I have a question for you Dr. Beraka. I had IPL done in 06 by a doctor who I now question his ethics. I am having some issues arise nearly 5 years after the procedure. The doctor will not call me back and has his helpers take calls. They are all very crass and defensive. I have noticed that the texture of my skin has completely changed. All the things that IPL is marketed as helping skin problems has actually created all the problems it is suppose to correct. Instead of reducing pore size, it has increased the pore size. It left squares all over the face. Pock marks, indents, orange peeling all over, crepe paper effect, the list goes on and on. Is there anything that can be done to stop this and if so, what would you recommend? Is it going to continue and would you say that DNA damage has occured? It's a shame that the doctor I went to is so unscrupulous and unethical, email me if you would like his name.

1 out of 5 stars IPL

IPL and the SEVERITY OF DAMAGE IT CAUSES - West Vancouver, BC

Wasn't informed of IPL and the serious damage it causes. The doctor and nurses refuse to admit that IPL leaves severe damage and years later you continue to see the harm/damage it caused. Instead a lot of doctors are using age as an excuse for the marks, scars, zig zags, deep lines and squares that age will NEVER cause. If you want pictures you can PM me

5 out of 5 stars Deep FX

Thrilled with the Results - Procedure Discomfort Bearable -Seattle, WA

I had Deep FX on my lower face on Friday morning June 16. First day my face was a bit swollen and ozeing for a few hours. The procedure was done with local face-numbing gel and a couple of injections in my gums (no pain). I did not take any oral tranquilizer. Most was painless, except for the corners of my mouth and the edges of my cheeks where the stinging was felt. Not pleasant, but no big...

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American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery (CSDS)

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