There comes a point in all of our lives when we know we need to visit a dermatologist. After all, despite being mainly known for being skin doctors, they also specialize in conditions concerning our hair and nails.
If you’re in search of a dermatologist, this article should help you out! We’ve prepared the average cost of dermatological services, what you should know before going to one, a list of FAQs, and finally, our top picks for the best dermatologists in Ottawa!
How Much Do Dermatologist Services Cost in Ottawa
Here’s a cost estimate of how much dermatologist services cost in Ottawa:
|Initial Consultations||From $100; usually free|
|CoolSculpting||From $600 per session|
Top Dermatology Clinics in Ottawa
Finding a good dermatologist can be tough when you don’t really know what you’re looking for. This is why we put together this list of the top dermatology clinics in Ottawa to help you out!
Rejuvenation and Anti-aging
|ADDRESS||1600 Carling Avenue, Suite 650 Ottawa, ON K1Z 1G3|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 613 722 4436|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm|
Laserderm is an Ottawa-based clinic with a wide range of dermatological services. Dr Sharyn Laughlin, who runs Laserderm, is a pioneer in the field of laser dermatology.
They provide treatment plans that are customized especially for you and how your personal issues need to be treated. They deal with all sorts of common and uncommon skin issues that you can ask about.
They have 5 different types of laser hair removal. The machine used on you will depend on your skip and hair type to ensure the highest safety margin and efficacy possible.
Unlike most laser hair removal clinics, Laserderm doesn’t offer any packages because they really want each experience to be as specific to the individual patient as possible. Some may require 3-4 while some may require 5-7 so they’d rather do the job right with an 80-100% clearance.
They provide both in-clinic and virtual care to their patients. The initial consultation fee is $100.
Weirdly, they don’t offer online bookings so you’ll have to book with them through call. They also don’t mention any follow up fees so it must be on a case-to-case basis.
Here are a few good reviews of satisfied clients of Laserderm:
“I’ve had 3 treatments here so far. I’ve been very pleased with how everything has turned out and the professionalism of all the staff I’ve encountered. Sure sometimes they run behind but this is the case with many clinics, it’s hard to predict how long you’ll need to spend with each client.” -Eve
“I’ve been to laserderm for BBL treatments and have been pleased with the results. The staff is very friendly and Dr. Sibley was very knowledgeable and helpful.” -Brad
2. Ottawa Derm Centre
|SERVICES||Vascular and Pigmentary Disorders|
Face/Neck/Body Tightening and Rejuvenation
Age Spots, fine lines, wrinkles, pore
Dull or Uneven Skin tones
|ADDRESS||885 Meadowlands Drive, Ottawa ON K2C 3N2|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 613 224 6339|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm|
Ottawa Derm Centre is a dermatology clinic that specializes in preventive and acute medical skincare while also tending to rejuvenation and aesthetic cosmetics.
They seek to educate their patients on their personal conditions so that they can work together as a team to work through the specialized. For any medical dermatology conditions, they require you to visit a general practitioner and ask for a referral to the clinic.
They require you to arrive 15 minutes before your initial appointment to be able to fill out a medical intake form which is basically just your medical history. After this, they begin by doing a thorough exam from head to toe to address any concerns you may have forgotten to take note of.
After these exams and the assessment, a proper treatment plan will be drafted out for you which will be contained in an information package that is either hard copy or virtual.
Anyway, they don’t give any free consultations unlike most dermatology clinics and they’re also a tad difficult to contact. However, the majority of clients praise the quality and effectiveness of their services, so that must mean you can’t be great at everything.
Also, please note that they are strictly by-appointment only.
Here are a few good reviews of satisfied clients of Ottawa Derm Centre:
“I had a treatment done yesterday by nurse Livia and she was not only professional and very thorough but also very caring and ensured that I was comfortable during the process. The procedure was quite lengthy but Livia was more than willing to answer all my questions and keep me informed as to where we were at in the process. She has a wonderful bedside manner and ensures that you leave knowing what you need to do and when you might begin to see results. Thank you Livia for making my experience a positive one and for your follow – up phone call today. I greatly appreciate it. This is a wonderful clinic with an amazing staff !” -Maureen
“I recently had a septo-rhinoplasty procedure done by Dr. Bonaparte and the ODC, my whole experience from booking my consultation to now (recovery follow-ups) has been easy, comfortable, and professional. I absolutely love the work done on my nose, it is looking better than I had ever imagined. My experience at the ODC clinic is always pleasant and enjoyable, the clinic has always been clean and welcoming. My experience at the hospital for my procedure was smooth and everyone made sure I was comfortable and I felt like a high-priority patient. I certainly recommend Dr. Bonaparte and the ODC for any nose-related procedures!” -Sarah-Kate
3. Ottawa Skin Clinic
Medical Dermatological Conditions
|ADDRESS||349 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K 2Z7, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 613 745 7546|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Fri 9:00am-7:00pm |
The Ottawa Skin Clinic has been Ottawa’s Top Choice of Cosmetic Clinic for the past 6 years, having just received the recognition for 2021 recently.
TOSC boasts of their use of modern technology to make sure their treatments are as updated and safe as possible. This is what makes them financially accessible to the general public!
Their cosmetic injection services start at $649 per syringe, while their body sculpting services start at $699 per treatment. On the other hand, their professional skin care services start at $189 per treatment, while their professional hair loss services start at $749 per session.
They have quite a few promotions up on their website as of now on their services such as CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT® so be sure to check those out. They also offer a lot of skincare products.
They have recently started providing virtual consultations that you can book on their site for easy access. If you’re unsure of what treatment you want to receive or if you should even receive one at all, there’s a form they have on their website you can fill out and they’ll get back to you as soon as they can.
Please note that they only accept those who have scheduled appointments beforehand and follow very strict COVID-19 safety protocols and require every patient to do the same.
Here are some reviews from satisfied clients of The Ottawa Skin Clinic:
“Amazing experience with Dr. Michon! He went over everything in great detail, was very professional and has quite the sense of humour. I feel very comfortable and heard during my visit. I highly recommend to anyone looking to make some changes” -Chelsea
“Dr. Michon is very knowledgeable and helpful. He is very patient and nice and explained everything very thoroughly.” –Courtney
4. Luxe Beaute Clinic- Glebe Cosmetic Dermatology
Permanent fat dissolving injections
IV weight-loss therapy
LuxeBeauté Medical Group FB page
|ADDRESS||875 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W4, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 613 793 8987|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm|
Luxe Beaute Clinic-Glebe Cosmetic Dermatology seeks to provide its patients with comprehensive and effective care, regardless of their skin type or issues.
They specialize in anti-wrinkle treatments, facial augmentation, permanent fat dissolving injections, IV weight-loss therapy, and hair-loss restoration.
The Luxe team is very active on their Facebook account so if you want to see photos and videos of their work, check it out there!
They have photos of their lip fillers, contours, non-surgical nose jobs, and a lot more along with the rates of each of these treatments. Their most frequently requested service is their lip filler starts at $400 per syringe (1ml).
They require a $50 non-refundable deposit for all services to make sure their time isn’t wasted! So if you have no plans of backing out, this shouldn’t be a problem.
Check out these reviews from happy clients of Luxe Beaute Clinic:
“I’ve gotten so many compliments on my lips and questions on where I get them done and I’m always happy to refer to Luxe Beaute! ❤️ I have been to Luxe multiple times for lips and masseter botox once too. Their service is amazing, the staff is very friendly and super welcoming!! They listen attentively to your concerns/ what you would like to achieve and accordingly accommodate their service to your specific needs. Nurse MB did my lips last time using Russian Technique and the results are exactly what I was looking for:) overall I’m really happy with my results and the service provided!” -Dan
“I had Cynthia as my nurse for my first time lip filler. She took the time to talk about the process and look at my photos that I wanted to achieve. I wanted a natural look, and that is exactly what I got! Almost pain free – super quick. 110% recommend Cynthia if you’re looking for beautiful lips!! Super clean place also, and AMAZING customer service. Thank you- will be coming back always!” –CK
5. Dr. Julie Lacroix
|ADDRESS||75 Bruyère St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5C9, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 613 748 4958|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tues-Thurs 9:30 am – 8:00 pm |
Fri 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dr. Julie Lacroix is a dermatologist that specialises in cosmetic and surgical dermatology. She’s also a well-known skin cancer specialist and treats men and women of all ages.
She offers surgical procedures for the treatment of keloids, skin tags, moles, age spots, and the link. Aside from that, she also provides consultations for a variety of skin conditions such as cysts, fine lines and wrinkles, red vessels, and skin cancer.
Aside from the services mentioned above, she also provides CoolSculpting to help you reduce or remove any unwanted fat in your body. She provides this fat reduction services in two locations: the Bay Street Salon & Spa and the Bruyère Dermatology Clinic
You can book a free consultation with Dr. Lacroix by giving her a call.
She’s affiliated with multiple aesthetic clinics and hospitals and often has a rotating schedule. So that you won’t miss her, be sure to call her up in advance and book your appointment early.
What to Know Before Going to a Dermatologist
Before seeking the help of a dermatologist, there are a few things you need to know:
Prepare yourself both physically and mentally. Meaning, know what your concerns are beforehand (list them down if you can!) and shave, wax, exfoliate if you think you need to.
2. Don’t expect magic.
Your first appointment probably won’t be your last. Most dermatologist-related treatments require several sessions and countless applications of medicines and whatnot so just remember to be patient.
3. Check with your insurance provider.
Most insurance providers cover the cost of dermatology treatments so be sure to double-check with yours to save yourself some extra cash!
4. Book treatments ahead of time.
Most dermatology clinics prefer it if you book in advance and it’s also a lot better for you because it’ll save you a lot of waiting time.
FAQs About Dermatology Clinics
There are so many reasons you’d want or need to go to a dermatology clinic and as long as you’re prepared and know everything there is to know about the clinic of your choice, there’s nothing to worry about.
Please let us know if you decided to go with any of the clinics we mentioned in this article! We’d love to know which clinic helped you feel your best by looking your best.
Now, for most people, their physical issues can end up being a huge insecurity for them to the point where it really hits them where it hurts. If you or anyone you know feels this way, you can always check out our article on the best psychologists in Ottawa for professional help.