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At drs skincare, we believe that quality skin care products encourage healthy skin. We are very committed to patient education, and that includes providing information regarding proper personal skin care and selecting the ideal products for each patient’s individual needs. We are happy to answer any questions, as well as to make recommendations for beauty and health benefits to our patients.

We have researched and selected certain product lines that we have available for purchase in our dermatology office. We believe that these products provide convenient access to top quality skin care products. We invite our patients to speak with one of our associates regarding any of these product categories that are of interest.

We carry the following products:


We offer products from the following skincare lines, with a variety of choices designed for specific skin types and skin concerns.

  • SkinCeuticals – a brand backed by science, and committed to skin health.
  • ZO – offers protocols and solutions for healthy skincare products.
  • Plume – 100 percent natural lash and brow-enhancing serum.

What is Plume?

plumeThis 100 percent natural lash and brow-enhancing serum, with zero side effects, is produced by Plume Hair & Lash Science. Since its release in 2015, Plume has quickly risen to global popularity. The company was founded in Calgary, and makes the only all-natural hair growth serum originating in Canada.

This serum was created by an EFCM Master Cosmetic Chemist with international acclaim. Plume backs it with a full happiness guarantee. The company is committed to quality, as well as corporate sustainability and safety. Think Dirty gave Plume a zero rating, and the company has Cruelty-Free certification from PETA.

The Plume serum orchestrates nine all-natural active ingredients into a uniquely self-preserving formulation – a double first! Patent-pending technology keeps the highly-active product fresh, without need for conventional preservative additives.

Plume’s standards for ingredient are simple but uncompromising. They are free of:

  • Artificial fragrances and dyes
  • Gluten
  • Hormones and prostaglandins
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Sulfates

Plume uses responsibly-sourced botanical actives, and it is never tested on animals.

The science of natural lash enhancement

Plume Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum boosts your biological gifts with organic ingredients. It takes a three-pronged approach to maintain and improve natural lashes and brows:

  • Hydration
  • Longevity
  • Protection

Plume hydrates the lash line, nourishing follicles for strength at the root of each hair. This keeps follicles in a prolonged growth phase, promoting lash longevity. Finally, the serum puts potent anti-oxidants to work to protect hair from potentially harmful environmental factors.

Using Plume

In the morning or before bed (or both), brush the product onto the lash line, using the Plume Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum applicator. Apply it like you would a liquid eyeliner. Once the serum is absorbed, you may use mascara and other makeup products. If you accidentally get serum into your eye during application, gently rinse with water. Discontinue use if you experience continued eye irritation.

What to expect

Please allow six to 12 weeks for maximum results of Plume Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum. Many users report dramatic results after just two to three weeks.

Plume FAQs

Q: How may I safely switch from a hormone-based eyelash treatment to Plume?
A: We suggest discontinuing use of your current product for at least eight weeks before using Plume (or any other lash enhancer). It takes time for glandular function to return to normal, once eyelids no longer receive an exogenous supply of hormones, so that you may experience good results from other treatments.

Q: Is Plume Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum an option with eyelash extensions?
A: Yes. Plume is beneficial for nourishing and rehydrating lashes during and after use of extensions.

Comprehensive skincare: Choose the right products for your skin

ZO Skinhealth

Zo skin healthThis line of products is designed to bridge the gap between routine skincare and therapeutic formulas. Developed by Dr. Zein Obagi, author of Obagi Skin Health Restoration & Rejuvenation and several other best-sellers. Zo Products are scientifically developed, using current technology, bioengineered complexes, and effective delivery systems. All products are formulated for safety and efficacy.

  • Formulated to promote healthy skin for patients of any age, ethnicity, or skin type
  • Hydrate, calm, and soothe irritated skin with anti-inflammatory formulas
  • Repair and rejuvenate skin with targeted therapeutic formulas
  • Innovative development team routinely tests new ingredients, refines and optimizes existing formulas

For more information about these or other skincare products, please call DRS Skincare at (905) 524-1712.


SkinCeuticalsThis line of skincare products is formulated for improving skin health. SkinCeuticals formulas result from decades of extensive research and science. Anti-oxidant rich formulas have been tested, and shown to deliver optimal penetration of skin. A wide variety of products are available, to address various skin concerns and different skin types.

  • Science backed skincare, known for purity
  • Formulated with therapeutic vitamin C serums
  • SkinCeuticals extensive clinical research includes hundreds of studies, which have been published in industry journals
  • The line of products was born of a scientific breakthrough in antioxidant research
  • Formulas include anti-aging products, sunscreen, antioxidants, and more


LatisseThick, dark lashes frame your eyes beautifully. If your lashes are pale or skimpy, this non-invasive treatment could be ideal. Latisse is a topical liquid applied at the lash line. It is available only by prescription from a doctor. The formulation was originally developed to treat glaucoma by reducing eye pressure. Today, Latisse is FDA-approved for eyelash growth in individuals who have inadequate lashes.

A simple nightly application of this bimatoprost ophthalmic solution creates remarkable change, with full results in about four months. Initially, you will notice increased lash length. Gradually, lashes become thicker and darker. By week eight, change is obvious, and continued use for 16 weeks ensures results. Dr. Shukla will then talk with you about the benefits of ongoing use to maintain your attractive new look.

Undeniable results

The safety and effectiveness of Latisse have been researched extensively in the United States. In recent studies, 78 percent of treated participants experienced significant increase in eyelash prominence:

  • Length – 25 percent longer
  • Fullness – 106 percent thicker
  • Darkness – 18 percent darker

While Latisse is well-tolerated, as with any medication, there are risks of side effects. Some patients (only about four percent) develop an itchy sensation, dryness, or redness of the eyes. Darkening of skin at the lash line may also occur.


AveneThe secret behind this line of skin care products for face and body is pure water from the thermal spring in a small village in Southern France. With respect for this lush natural resource, Avène utilizes this fountain of youth to create remarkable, customized skin care regimens. Their experts have developed professional complexion care rituals for virtually every skin type and combination of needs.


All skin types benefit from fundamental cleansing, hydration, nourishment, moisture, and cellular repair. There are specialized products for aging, sensitive, acne-prone, and dry skin. Even lips get the treatment from Avène.


Skin is the body’s natural barrier against disease and environmental pollutants. It takes a lot of abuse. Avène’s body care line calms and repairs troubled skin. Count on these pure formulations to exfoliate, hydrate, soothe, and smooth from, chin to shins. There are also special treatments for problems such as eczema, hyperpigmentation, thick or rough skin, and damage or irritation.

Sun care

When the sun comes out, your skin is safe with non-irritating sunscreens, up to high protection SPF 50 and beyond. These hydrating formulas are suitable for sensitive and even intolerant skin. When only a golden glow will do, try Avène’s healthy self-tanner.

At drs skin care, there is definitely “something in the water” – beautiful, healthy skin with Avène.

La Roche-Posay

Laroche-posaySelenium is a naturally-occurring chemical element with powerful anti-oxidant properties. Water infused with selenium is a core element in the La Roche-Posay brand of skin care products. Their soothing thermal spring water, originating in the town of La Roche-Posay, France, is scientifically revered for its skin health benefits. You will find it as a key ingredient in all of their skin care formulations.

La Roche-Posay partners with dermatologists across the country to offer their skin care solutions in a professional, medical setting. They follow a strict formulation protocol in development, with a focus on products that are advantageous to all skin types and tolerated by even the most sensitive skin. When Dr. Shukla recommends a personalized La Roche-Posay regimen, it is to improve the complexion and quality of life for those with concerns ranging from acne to aging skin.

You can count on La Roche-Posay products for face, body, and sun protection to:

  • Be formulated with antioxidant thermal spring water.
  • Contain effective ingredients, acknowledged by dermatologists.
  • Be non-irritating for even the most sensitive skin.
  • Be non-comedogenic and allergy tested.
  • Have packaging that minimizes risk of contamination.
  • Maintain fresh quality up to the “use by” date.

Dr. Shukla will be happy to talk with you about specialized La Roche-Posay solutions for oily, acne-prone skin, anti-aging, and sun-protection.


ClarisonicIn 2001, Clarisonic set out to design advanced products, clinically-proven to make a difference in daily skin care. Since the introduction of their Classic Cleansing System in 2004, Clarisonic has continued to innovate and expand their product line. We are confident in offering these high-quality devices and formulations (made in the USA) because they deliver exceptional results.

We carry a full line of sonic cleansing brushes, replacement brush heads, combination kits, and skin care products for face and body. These washes, gels, moisturizers, and masks perfect your complexion. Specialized treatments address aging skin and pigmentation irregularities, dryness, and oily, congested skin.

With Clarisonic, you can glow from head to toe!


StratamedThis groundbreaking silicone film wound treatment is ideal for post-procedure dermatology care. Stratamed is flexible for maximum comfort. The gel dries to form a breathable but waterproof layer that protects skin. Stratamed is so gentle, it is safe for infants, nursing mothers, and the most sensitive skin.

Stratamed works by:

  • Improving tissue hydration.
  • Supporting re-epithelization to speed healing and reduce scarring.
  • Lessening the body’s inflammatory response.
  • Protecting treatment area from bacterial and microbial contamination.
  • Reducing risk of abnormal scarring.
  • Enhancing visible outcome of dermatological procedures.

We use Stratamed after chemical peels, micro-dermabrasion, laser therapies, cryotherapy, acne treatment, and cosmetic or medical surgeries.


DucrayIn the 1930s, Albert Ducray, the visionary son of a dermatologist, marketed the first dermo-cosmetic shampoos. These formulations were designed to improve the condition of different hair types. Ducray shampoos are still recommended by high-end spas, stylists, and dermatologists.

Ducray expanded into high quality skin care products in 1985, and quickly became a leader in skin, scalp, and hair innovations.

The product line is built upon the pillars of:

  • Scientific approach
  • Benchmark active ingredients
  • Clinical expertise
  • Galentics – Methods of compounding that maximize absorption with pleasant textures and ease of application.


NeocutisAt drs skincare, we are committed to bringing you the best quality products to use to enhance your skin. We are proud to offer the NeoCutis line of products for patients seeking the best in skincare solutions. This luxurious skincare line provides solutions for a number of common patient concerns, including redness, dryness, discoloration, and the signs of aging. Having a dermatologist who is focused on products that are innovative and effective is an extreme advantage to patients in and around the community.

If you are ready to learn more about the NeoCutis brand and its line of products, contact the team at drs Skincare in Hamilton ON. Our practice can be reached by calling (905) 524-1712. Dr. Rahul Shukla and his staff work closely with patients to help them determine which professional products can be used to improve the health and appearance of their skin.


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