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CONTENTS

WINTER 2021

MODERN beauty

07 WELCOME

Trevor M. Born M.D. and

the TMB practice

08 CONTRIBUTORS

The creative team from

behind the scenes

10 NEW TREATMENT

EMSCULPT NEO is the

latest breakthrough in

body sculpting technology

12 NEW SKINCARE

Is cannabis really the next

miracle ingredient?

14 DOABLE NEW YOU

Real-life resolutions for a

healthier, happier, resultsoriented

2021

18 PATIENT PROFILE

Cotidien activewear founder

Teri Rosenthal shapes up

18

FITNESS

INSPIRATION

TERI ROSENTHAL

24 DOCTOR’S NOTE

Beauty, health and wellness

updates from Dr. Born on

telehealth, migraine meds,

vaccines and a brand-new

retinoid

28 CODA

Dr. Born’s personal trainer

Daniel Wai has a few simple

fitness tips to stay motivated

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HIT

REFRESH

OUR BEST SCIENCE.

YOUR BEST EYES.


WELCOME

WE ARE

beyond

pleased

and

proud to

bring you this new issue of

the retitled Modern Beauty

Magazine. Our revamped

publication is full of ways

to make 2021 your best year

yet, which, truthfully, won’t

be too difficult considering

the hardship that was 2020.

MODERNBEAUTY MAGAZINE

In step with a healthy attitude-forward

theme this issue,

our cover fitness inspiration,

Teri Rosenthal, delivers some

great ideas on how to prepare mentally and physically for whatever comes your way

in 2021 (see page 18). And our real-life resolution feature story lends tips from the

experts on ways to change up your home, your style, your mindset and more—easy

tweaks for not necessarily a makeover, but a definite make-“better” (page 14).

Photography: Miguel Jacob; Grooming: Erin Winn

We’ve got news on the CBD beauty trend (page 12) and the latest improvements in

body sculpting technology with a story on EMSculpt NEO, brand-new to the clinic

(page 10). My personal trainer in New York also comes through with a few solid words

of advice (page 28).

Here at TMB Cosmetic Surgery, we know you rely on us to get maximum benefit

when it comes to looking and feeling your best. I understand the interconnectivity of

beauty on the faces of the people I see in the clinic. Now is the perfect time to start

thinking about your Post-COVID Polish—whatever treatment, refresh or refinement

you’ve been considering—as we gear up to get back to a new normal. Our appointment

calendar is starting to fill up, so please plan ahead.

Mark 2021 down as the year we get you better than ever.

Trevor

Trevor M. Born, M.D.

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon

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C ONTRIBUTORS

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ANA SORYS

Emmy-nominated, Canadian Screen Awardwinning

Hair and Makeup Artist

Instagram @ana_sorys

What do you love most about

being a hair and makeup artist?

I love character development. Reading a script

or a treatment and then seeing the

collaboration between all artists behind the

scenes come alive on screen—its exciting.

What’s one beauty trend you’d like to see

disappear this year for good?

The biggest hair or makeup trend I’d like to

see disappear in 2021 is the “lollipop lip.”

What is your 2021 New year’s resolution?

My 2021 New Year’s resolution is to not purchase

an item of clothing for the whole year.

Lockdown plans?

My plans in lockdown are not to expect too

much of myself, keep life simple and read

more books.

MARK TIU

Photographer

Instagram @marktiuphotography

What do you love most about being a

photographer?

I love being able to tell stories with the images

we create as artists. The same images

allow for our imaginations to run free as well

as the imaginations of those who view them.

What’s the secret to taking a great self ie?

Personally, I’m really a “behind the camera”

type of photographer. But as with anything

in photography, great lighting is the key.

What is your 2021 New Year’s resolution?

To be more present in 2021. Last year gave

us so many things to deal with and the

uncertainties were very challenging to wrap

my head around.

Lockdown plans?

Staying safe and healthy while re-investing

my time in more photography education.

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TREATMENTS

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GET

SCULPTED

EMSCULPT NEO IS THE LATEST

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY

FROM BTL AESTHETICS,SIMULTANEOUSLY

STRENGTHENING MUSCLE WHILE

BURNING FAT.

I

t’s rare when body treatments that

over-promise actually deliver. But

such is the case with EMSCULPT

NEO, a new fat-burning and

muscle-building treatment now

available at the TMB practice.

Building on the success of its previous incarnation

(named EMSCULPT without

the NEO), this improved non-surgical

treatment still offers the muscle-building

technology that patients love, with the

added benefit of increased fat reduction.

By combining radio frequency and high-intensity

electromagnetic energies at the same

time, EMSCULPT NEO can help you

build 25% more muscle and lose up to 30%

more fat, anywhere on the body—stomach,

buttocks, legs, back and arms.

Dr. Born was the first in Canada to offer

EMSCULPT at the TMB clinic, and is

proud to be the first provider in Canada to

offer EMSCULPT NEO.

“EMSCULPT was a real game changer

in terms of body sculpting procedures,”

Dr. Born says. “To be able to now offer

patients another effective non-surgical,

zero-downtime option that yields

even greater results is very exciting.”


MODERNBEAUTY MAGAZINE

ONE HALF-HOUR SESSION

ON THE EMSCULPT NEO

IS EQUIVALENT TO DOING

20,000 PERFECT SIT-UPS

The treatment is tailored to your body

to lend definition where you want it

most, with the standard treatment

protocol requiring just four 30-minute

sessions over the course of two weeks.

You simply lie back while a technician

applies the body sculpting pads to

the desired treatment area. The pads

deliver a radio frequency-generated

heat, which targets the deep layer of

subcutaneous fat cells causing them

to shrink—by as much as 30%. At

the same time, the device’s patented

HIFEM electromagnetic waves target

the muscles, prompting a supramaximal

contraction. Think of it like a

sit-up that stimulates all the fibres

of the muscles, perfectly, every time.

One half-hour

session on the

NEO is equivalent

to doing 20,000

of those perfect

sit-ups, resulting

in an average 25%

volume increase in

the muscle fibres.

EMSCULPT NEO is also the

easiest thing in the world to sit

through. You don’t even have to take

your clothes off (although Dr. Born

recommends you do for best results).

And while it doesn’t hurt, you will

definitely feel whatever muscles

you’re targeting working hard.

Visible changes generally appear four

to six weeks after the fourth session

(depending on the patient’s original

body composition) with physical

strength improvement in as little

as one week. The treatment doesn’t

replace the work you do in the

gym—but it can certainly augment

it, particularly in situations where

diet and exercise may not be enough.

“The procedure helps patients get

more lean, sculpted and toned, and

perhaps most significantly, the

EMSCULPT NEO improves physical

strength,” Dr. Born says. “I’ve had

patients tell me they can go longer

at the gym and can lift heavier

weights—myself included.

“It just works, which is why we’re

so happy to offer this treatment to

patients in 2021.” //

THE TMB PRACTICE IS

TORONTO’S TOP

PROVIDER OF

NON-SURGICAL

BODY-SHAPING AND

CONTOURING. FIND OUT

WHAT ELSE WE CAN DO

FOR YOU IN THIS REGARD

ON YOUR NEXT VISIT.

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new

SKINCARE

MODERNBEAUTY MAGAZINE

CBD

& skincare

Cannabis is trending on beauty counters across the country, including TMB,

alongside some of the world’s most exclusive product lines.

It can be found in everything from candles to

cookies. And as a medicinal treatment, it’s touted

tohelp reduce anxiety, inflammation and insomnia.

Now, cannabis is turning up in beauty products, as the

novelty of legal cannabis continues to inspire new ideas.

CBD-infused serums, soaps, sunscreen, creams and cleansers,

with claims of health and skincare benefits, are making waves.

At TMB, which offers one of the finest selections of

luxury beauty products in Canada, CBD science has

been taken a step further, with the introduction of the

coveted TresMonet CBD serum now drawing the

ultra-luxury market into the cannabis fold.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound that

occurs naturally in cannabis plants. It’s one of the

active ingredients of cannabis that doesn’t make people

high.That’s left to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC),

the other primary active ingredent, which works its

psychoactive wonders.

“Research is still in the early stages, but so far it

suggests that CBD in skincare is an effective

antioxidant, reducing inflammation as well as fighting

free radicals that cause skin cell damage, fine lines and

wrinkles,” says top New York dermatologist Dr. Lisa

Airan, who introduced Dr. Born to TresMonet.

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RESEARCH IS STILL

IN THE EARLY STAGES, BUT

SO FAR IT SUGGESTS THAT

CBD IN SKINCARE IS AN

EFFECTIVE ANTIOXIDANT,

REDUCING INFLAMMATION

AS WELL AS FIGHTING FREE

RADICALS THAT CAUSE SKIN

CELL DAMAGE, FINE LINES

AND WRINKLES.

“There is also ongoing research on the use

of CBD to treat eczema and psoriasis, so

this is definitely a promising ingredient in

dermatology at the moment.”

Product labelling remains unregulated as

well, but look for products that list cannabidiol,

broad- or full-spectrum CBD, hemp

CBD or hemp extract on the labels.

TresMonet, with outposts in Beverly Hills

and Paris, combines CBD and mollusk

stem cells to promote age-defying beauty

all around. Molecular technology is employed

to create products that harness the

full potential of hemp extract. The company

has produced a complete CBD-infused

skincare line that extends from moisturizers

and cleansers to lotions and balms, even

to wellness products such as homeostasis

capsules.

TMB clients have raved about the Tres-

Monet Rejuvenating Anti-Aging Serum

with CBD + Stem Cells (below), priced at

$1,500. It’s a super-intense CBD serum,

the strongest on the market, that also combines

vitamins A, B12, C, E and K, plus

plant-based collagen to brighten complexions,

yielding a natural glow within five

days. Best applied at night, it can be used

alone or under a moisturizer and suits all

skin types.

As far as trends go, CBD is poised to

continue its reach into Canadian dressingroom

cabinets. Our skin may just thank us

for hopping on the bandwagon. //

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ceiling fixture, as well as table lights and

wall sconces. Quick tip: Put your wall and

ceiling fixtures on dimmers so you can

control the light levels to help you look

your best on Zoom calls.

INVEST IN ART THAT INSPIRES.

Art is one of the most powerful

ways to set a mood in your

home. Each time you walk past an

uplifting artwork, it can invigorate

and inspire, so look for pieces that

shift your energy in a positive way.

A single, oversized piece positioned

over a sofa or credenza is

just as impactful as displaying

a collection salon-style up

a staircase wall. Art that’s

rich in colour is also an easy

alternative to wallpaper.

Doable New YOU

These real-life resolutions will bring you a healthier, happier 2021.

Aspirations that elevate your life—coupled with plans that stick.

What does your life look this

year? While we realize

that’s hard to predict these

days on many levels, the

part of the road you can determine involves

realizing what matters most, making a plan

and tweaking yourself into a whole new

you. With more doable life improvements,

even little ones, you can plot out your 2021

with confidence. These experts have some

easy tips to make this year one of your best.

You—better than ever.

REFRESH

YOUR

HOME

How can we

make our spaces

work better for

us now that

we’re spending

more time

at home?

When it comes to décor, even the small

changes can make a big difference. Try these

simple tips from interior designer Suzanne

Dimma to lift your lockdown home out of the

doldrums.

BRING ON THE COLOUR.

In at least one key room, it’s always fun to

use a tropical colour like a saturated green,

blue, pink or orange—guaranteed to liven

things up. Paint your front door one of these

happy colours and you have a nice, warm

welcome. For something even more daring,

try a patterned or colourful wallpaper (yes,

it’s still trending). Patterns with whimsy or

artful interpretations of natural scenery can

make you feel like you’ve stepped into another

world—great for satiating our lockdownweary

wanderlust. Still nervous to be so bold?

Simply commit to a smaller room like a guest

room or powder room.

BALANCE THE LIGHTING.

Good lighting is crucial for making a space

more liveable. A well-designed room needs

general overhead lighting as well as task lights

for directing light to specific functions.

ADD SOME LIFE.

Plants are living sculptures

as well as natural air purifiers,

so they can literally

make you

feel better.

If you’re

blessed with

a green thumb,

bring home one of

those giant potted

fig plants featured in

almost every living

room on Pinterest. They’re

perfect for filling a bay

window or empty

corner. Eucalyptus

and olive

branches are

also great.

Visit SuzanneDimma.com for more decor tips.

Photo by Alex Lukey

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MAKE A

CONNECTION

With the recent confines of the

pandemic, intimate partner relationships

have moved toward

more connection—or conversely,

toward greater conflict.

Renowned psychotherapist Dr.

Leslie Born calls it the “rift or

repair” effect. Try incorporating

the simple strategies she offers

to maintain greater closeness

and harmony in your relationships

all year round.

BE GRACIOUS.

Whatever your specific challenge, remember

that when it comes to pandemic-related

stress, everyone is in the same boat. Use more

kindness and compassion with your closest

people, show affection and express appreciation

for one another more frequently, and try

to be a better listener.

USE THE 3-3-3 APPROACH.

Instead of losing your lid on someone, pause

before saying or doing something you might

regret. I often take three steps back, count a

three-second time out and take three slow,

complete breaths.

BE DETERMINED AND DETAILED.

Instead of complaining about what you’re

not getting, ask for what you want. Be

specific: If you’re feeling lonely, ask your

partner for a new opportunity for more

time together. For example, “Would you eat

lunch with me once per week without our

phones?” or “Which night this week is

date night?”

BE THANKFUL.

Without our usual outlets that give us

personal space and time out, conflicts can

arise. Try to remind yourself how lucky

you are to have people you love in your

life—and offer gratitude to them at least

once a day.

LOOK FOR OUTSIDE ADVICE.

There are some easy-to-access resources

that can bolster relationships during this

pandemic and its recovery.

A few of my favourites include:

• Fierce Intimacy by Terry Real (audiobook)

• Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel (book)

Modern Love, The New York Times

(podcast)

CHAMPION

A CAUSE

If you would benefit

from talking to a professional,

contact a registered

psychotherapist or

qualified practitioner.

Visit LeslieBorn.com.

The pandemic has

caused many of us to

consider how we can

help others. Giving

back in 2021 feels like the

right thing to do to help

our families and communities

get back on their feet.

But there’s another reason

that makes regular giving a

win-win. Angela Murphy,

a member of the SickKids

Foundation Senior Management

Team, says research

studies have shown that giving

increases happiness. Humans

are wired to release endorphins

(much like exercising or hugging)

when engaging in the act

of giving. Here are few ways you

can put your plan into action.

MAKE IT A FAMILY AFFAIR.

Take advantage of the extra

family time to identify what’s

most important by zeroing in on

one or two top priorities, such as

supporting health care research,

education or the environment.

Once you have a focus, you can identify

charities that align with your goals. Becoming

a monthly donor is a great way

to make an impact.

FIND A WAY TO GET

INVOLVED.

Volunteering is more

difficult to do these

days, but that doesn’t

stop you from initiating

a food drive in your

neighbourhood or setting

up a fundraising page in

support of your favourite

non-profit.

EDUCATE YOURSELF.

Many charities have launched webinar

series or other virtual sessions covering a

myriad of topics, including how donations

make a difference. Make it a goal

to take advantage of these to learn more

about the causes that are important to

you—and feel more connected.

Visit SickKidsFoundation.com.

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photo by Carlyle Routh

REFINE

YOUR STYLE

Since the pandemic has pared down

our need for so many clothes, fashion

guru Peter Papapetrou wants

you to take a long, hard

look at your closet.

Which pieces do you

love? Which ones are

you truly excited to

wear? Peter, a stylist

with Plutino Group,

thinks this year

should

be about

loving you

and being fearless

with your style

choices. Here are a few

of his easy tips to step up

your fashion game.

PARE DOWN.

Peter calls this the Tuff

Love Closet Edit—the

hardest thing to do, but

a task that will result

in the foundation you

need to make every

day effortless. All

of us have way too

many things in our

closets and most of

us only wear 20% of it.

Make sure everything fits

your body type and the

size you are now—not five

or 10 pounds from now.

This will make your life

smoother—and you’ll know

what you’re missing and

what to build on.

GO TIMELESS.

Classic accessories are a great way

to make you feel polished. The

right statement ring, earrings or

necklace with a simple sweater or

sweatshirt can easily change your

mood. I’ve also found myself supporting

more local brands who do

some amazing pieces. My favourite

Canadian lines include Dean Davidson,

Jenny Bird, Biko Jellwery and Rita

Tesolin (crystal encrusted cuff, below).

LOUNGE IN STYLE

As we’re all living, working and playing at

home, cool loungewear will give you the

comfort you need along with some elevated

style. So many brands are doing this now,

Pistache Apparel (bottom left) among them.

Try wearing monochrome knitwear

sets and cool runners. This is the

quickest way to feel chic at

home or out to run errands.

Follow @PeterPapapetrou1

on Instagram.

MIND YOUR

MONEY

Talking about food and

financial literacy may

seem unconventional, but

food is very tightly intertwined

with the health of not

just our bodies, but also of our pocketbooks.

Aleksandra Jassem and Nikita

Stanley, authors of Get Your $hit

Together: The Rebel Mama’s Handbook for

Financially Empowered Moms (Harper

Collins), have a few pieces of advice on

how to make smarter food decisions

that are kinder to your community, your

planet, your family—and your wallet.

EAT MEATLESS MORE OFTEN.

If you’re looking to reduce your spending

along with your carbon footprint, consider

going plant-based for the majority

of your meals and buying high-quality

but less sought-after cuts for a few meals

a week.

LEARN TO LOVE LEFTOVERS.

When you cook, have a plan in place for

how you will handle leftovers. Make a

quick hash with leftover mashed potatoes.

Turn that leftover flank steak from the

weekend into tacos on Monday.

FORGET BOTTLED WATER.

Plastic containers wreak havoc on the environment.

And in many cities, the water

that comes out of the tap is just as clean

as bottled. If you need the added peace of

mind, though, get yourself a Brita filter

system and call it a day. And if you like

your water sparkly, pick up a SodaStream

and pump out all the bubbles you want.

HAVE A GARDEN PARTY.

We encourage you to stick a couple of

pots on your deck or windowsill and

poke some seeds in there. You don’t need

a ton of space to grow herbs, tomatoes,

peppers or (if you’re fancy)

edible flowers and lettuces.

Plus, this gives

you something to

look after that

doesn’t talk

back!

Visit

TheRebelMama.com.

Photo by Ariane Laezza

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SCULPT YOUR BODY

After the age of 30, one loses

roughly 3% to 5% of one’s muscle

mass per decade.*

Core to floor therapy utilizes two HIFEM procedures

to strengthen, firm and tone the abdomen and pelvic

muscles resulting in improved strength, balance, posture,

incontinence and back discomfort issues.

CORE TO FLOOR THERAPY

Because Muscle Matter.

#LiveLife #CoreToFloor

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and calves. Improvement of muscle tone and firmness, for strengthening muscles in arms. BTL EMSELLA is intended to provide entirely non-invasive electromagnetic

stimulation of pelvic floor musculature for the purpose of rehabilitation of weak pelvic muscles and restoration of neuromuscular control for the treatment of male and

female urinary incontinence. ©2020 BTL Group of Companies. All rights reserved. BTL®, EMSCULPT® and HIFEM® are registered trademarks in the United States of

America, the European Union and/or other countries. The products, the methods of manufacture or the use may be subject to one or more U.S. or foreign patents or

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BEAUTY BY

ANA SORYS

Founder of Cotidien activewear, former lawyer, mother of three

and fitness enthusiast TERI ROSENTHAL is the embodiment of MOTIVATED

and exactly the kind of inspiration we need to kick off 2021.

ModernBeauty: Hi Teri!

As you know, we love sharing

stories of our amazing

patients in every issue. Tell us a bit

about yourself.

Teri Rosenthal: Thank you so

much for the opportunity! I adore

Dr. Born and am super excited to

be featured in the magazine.

I’m from Montreal and have spent

most of my life there, with the exception

of my university years when

I studied civil and common law at

the University of Ottawa.

I practiced family law for 13 years,

but as time went by and I started

having children, the work became

more and more challenging. The

hours were long, I wasn’t at home

as much as I wanted to be. So, after

my third child was born, I decided

to leave law and start a business that

had been on my mind for years—

and this is when Cotidien was born.

I have always been passionate about

fitness, and as a busy mom, I pretty

much live in activewear and loungewear.

I noticed that many of the

more fashion-forward activewear

brands weren’t available in Canada, so

I made it my mission to change that!

That’s quite the change, going from

a law career to founder of a fashion

brand. Do you miss being a lawyer?

I did love my legal career and I’m

still passionate about the law, but

the time came for me to go out on

my own, follow my dream and build

something from the ground up. It’s

been helpful to have the law degree

in my back pocket as we build Cotidien,

a skillset I get to use regularly

and rely on in so many ways. >>

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“IN LIFE, YOU’VE JUST GOT TO

SHOW UP EVERY DAY

AND KEEP ON GOING.

AND WHEN YOU DO THAT

CONSISTENTLY ENOUGH,

YOU GET STRONGER.”

Talk to us about your passion for fitness.

What’s your go-to workout?

I’ve loved fitness since I was a young

girl. Sweating, letting out those

endorphins and just moving is so

important for me to feel healthy. My

go-to workout is spinning—we call

it “cycle practice” at the studio where

I train now. It’s so much fun to get

on a bike and get into it with the

music—it’s like we’re dancing. We

really have the best time!

Is there a particular studio or online

class that you recommend?

Whenever I would travel to New

York—which, before the pandemic,

was often—I would go to a studio

there called Aarmy.

I remember the first class I ever

went to. I was really struggling

at the time. When I was younger,

I had an eating disorder, which

I recovered from. Then 14 years

later, around the time I left law and

launched Cotidien, the stress got to

me and I relapsed.

The coach, Akin Akman, used words

that really spoke to me in that moment.

He reminded me that there

will always be struggles in life. The

important thing isn’t to be perfect,

it’s to Keep. On. Peddling. In life,

you’ve just got to show up every day

and keep on going. And when you

do that consistently enough, you get

stronger.

What I try to focus on now is building

that strength—mentally and physically—and

Aarmy helps me do that on

a daily basis.

Tell us more about your family. What’s it

like being a mom of three?

I have two boys and a girl aged eight,

seven and six. They’re all almost a

year apart, which, yes, sounds ludicrous!

What was I thinking?! But for

real: I love being a mom. I remember

when I was working as a lawyer, it

was so hard. I was not home a lot,

and when I was in the office, all I

could think about was “What are my

kids doing? What are they eating?

Are they OK?”

Now that I’m doing my own thing, I’m

definitely still busy, but I’m able to see

them a lot more because I mainly work

from home. They’re great kids for sure,

and sometimes they even help me out

with work: My six-year-old organizes my

paperwork. It’s so cute.

So, what brought you to the TMB clinic

and Dr. Born?

Well… speaking of motherhood,

having kids definitely does something

to your body! After nursing

three babies for three years, my

breasts were... terrible. I remember

getting dressed one day and my

husband, who’s the most uncritical

person in the world, said to me,

“Maybe we should see some doctors

about your breasts?” And I was 100%

in total agreement.

I was referred to Dr. Born in Toronto,

so my husband and I flew in to see

him for an appointment. And when

we met him, we both immediately

fell in love. He understood what I

wanted right away. I am so happy

with the results.. >>

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If another mom asked me if she

should do whatever procedure

she’s been thinking about, I’d tell

her without hesitation, see Dr. Born!

There is no other doctor in the world

that I trust more. I will drive the five

hours to come and see him for all

my beauty treatments, no question

about it. He’s worth it!

MODERNBEAUTY MAGAZINE

What does “Modern Beauty” mean

to you?

Modern beauty is not just about

how you look, it’s about how you

feel, inside and out. It’s about

feeling strong, healthy, beautiful—and

doing the things in life

that help you feel good, everyday.

Because, when you feel good, you

really can accomplish so much

more out of life. //

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FITLIST

Let’s face it—working out from home isn’t easy. Staying motivated, interested and committed is a challenge.

So what do you do when you hit that “plateau” and need a little boost? Reinvigorate your routine by adding these simple,

inexpensive accessories to your workout, along with a few choice outfits from Cotidien Activewear.

Let

out your

inner Rocky

Balboa with this

tried

and true favou-

rite of all

the best box-

ers: jumping

rope. Since this exercise gets your heart

pumping fast, it’s great for your cardiovascular

system and heart health. Just 15

minutes of jumping rope burns an average

of 300 to 450 calories and challenges

all of the major muscle groups. Plus,

it improves motor skills and coordination

(which are important to maintain

especially as we age) by requiring several

body parts to communicate in order to

complete the movement.

I

f you’ve taken a Pilates

class or undergone physio

- you’ve probably encountered

resistance bands. The great thing

about them is their versatility. They can

typically be added to any existing workout

routine to help you maximize the use

of all your muscle groups. For example,

try adding a resistance band to a regular

push up: wrapping the band across

your shoulders/ back forces you to fight

against the band on the recovery movement—essentially

preventing you from

using the upward momentum to “cheat”

and make the exercise easier. Or, use a

band to do an overhead press while you’re

doing a lunge. We promise you’ll start to

feel the burn fast!

A

nother allround

fitness

accessory, the

weighted ball or “medicine ball” has been

around for close to 3,000 years, so there

must be something to it! We love this accessory

because it adds an element of play

to workouts while improving coordination,

balance and core strength. You can

add a medicine ball to everything from

sit-ups and chest twists to squats and

more. Or simply throw your ball against

the wall and enjoy the benefits of “functional

movement,” which will help you

perform everyday tasks more efficiently,

like lifting heavy things or passing an

object to another person.

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Here are a few of my top picks for medical

innovations that promise to transform our

health inside and out—and for the better.

DOCTOR’S NOTE

the future is

TREVOR BORN M.D.NOW

2020

was a challenging year. Our limits were tested mentally,

physically and emotionally many times over. But the tough times

often inspire us to push harder and make change—and 2020

was undoubtedly full of promising and meaningful change for the future.

When it comes to our health and wellness, there were many medical advancements in

healthcare last year that give us much to be excited about in 2021. >>

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TELE-HEALTH

BECOMES

A REALITY

For people living in remote communities,

or those with conditions that

prevent them from physically visiting a

doctor, getting access to quality healthcare

has always been a challenge—

until now. telehealth has long had the

potential to transform the delivery

of healthcare services, but it took the

COVID-19 pandemic to finally make

this platform a viable option for both

providers and patients.

With lockdowns in place and the virus

raging in healthcare centres, it became

critical for clinicians to pivot their services

from in-person to online. Suddenly,

telehealth wasn’t just a good idea, it was

a necessity. From April until June 2020,

my practice implemented (for the first

time ever) an entirely virtual model for all

non-urgent care and consultations. The

takeaway: patients liked it. They could

consult with me about everything from

skincare to injectables to surgery all from

the comfort of their home.

By August 2020, the CDC reported that

nearly a quarter of all Americans had

used a computer, an app or a phone for a

telemedicine appointment.

There are even new diagnostic tools

being developed that will allow doctors

to gather information which

typically requires an in-person visit:

the brand new “MedWand” is a USBconnected

device that gives a physician

real-time access to data from 10

examination tools, including a stethoscope,

a thermometer, a pulse oximeter

(for monitoring heart rate and blood

oxygen levels) and an ECG sensor.

The device is pending FDA clearance.

So is telehealth here to stay? Probably

not to the same extent that it has been

during the pandemic.

Doctors will

always need to see

their patients in the

flesh for certain assessments

and procedures.

However,

the shift toward at

least a few virtual

appointments each

year will certainly

ease the burden of

in-office care for

providers, while

allowing greater

access and convenience

for patients.

Everybody wins.

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RELIEF

WITH NEW

MIGRAINE MEDS

Vice-like tension, pain, nausea,

aural symptoms including flashes

of light, blind spots and loss of equilibrium…

Migraine attacks are classified

by the World Health Organization

as one of the most disabling

illnesses among humans, comparable

to dementia and psychosis. And

yet, migraine sufferers are an often

underserved part of the population.

While multi-purpose drugs such

as triptans, nerve-blockers, blood

pressure and anti-seizure meds have

been used to treat migraines, these

(often off-label) solutions have

yielded mixed results and numerous

side effects. There has been very little

development in treatment options

specifically for migraine relief.

Thankfully, 2020 saw the addition of

a new class of drugs designed for the

preventative treatment of migraines.

Ubrelvy (Allergan) is the first

FDA-approved “gepant drug,” which

works by controlling the activity of

a pain-regulating molecule called

the calcitonin gene-related peptide

(CGRP). During a migraine attack,

CGRP levels spike—Ubrelvy blocks

the molecule’s ability to bind to its

corresponding receptor in the body,

effectively stopping a migraine from

ever getting started.

mRNA

FINDS

THE SPOTLIGHT

Traditional vaccines, such as the

ones used to treat Polio or measles,

are undoubtedly some of the most

important medical innovations in

human history. They work by teaching

our immune system what a virus

looks like by introducing a weakened

or inactivated version of it into our

bodies. Once the body is familiar

with the virus, the immune system

will fight it off.

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2020 saw the advent of a new kind of

vaccine. Instead of using inactive virus

material, new mRNA vaccines teach

our cells how to make the virus’s protein

“shell” on their own. In the case of

COVID-19: mRNA teaches the body

how to make a fragment of COVID’s

unique “spike” protein, thus familiarizing

the body with it before it can latch

onto our cells and cause infection.

While the use of the mRNA vaccine

to treat COVID is just beginning, in

fact, scientists have been researching

its potential for decades, and the

applications for these new vaccines are

very exciting. There are currently studies

testing mRNA vaccines against

Zika, Ebola and influenza. Also showing

great promise are mRNA cancer

treatments: Phase 1 BioNTech trials

of an mRNA vaccine were found to

significantly shrink tumors in people

with advanced melanoma.

So, while we may be just learning

about mRNA and thanking it for

giving us some light at the end of the

COVID tunnel, this certainly won’t

be the last time we hear about this

remarkable discovery.

THE 1st

NEW RETINOID

IN 20 YEARS

Retinoid products have rightfully

claimed their place as one of the

most essential, reliable skincare

treatments on the market. Topical

use of retinoic acid encourages cellular

turnover, and can stimulate collagen,

soften wrinkles, fade pigmentation,

reduce acne and give the skin

an overall youthful glow. Patients

love the results, but the redness,

flaking and peeling that can sometimes

occur before getting to that

clear, lit-from-within complexion?

Not so much. Which is why those of

us in the medical aesthetics community

are pretty pumped about the

first new retinoid product to receive

FDA approval in two decades.

Retinoids typically work by binding

to retinoic acid receptors (RAR) on

the skin’s surface, speeding up cellular

turnover and giving way to brandnew,

healthy skin cells. The downside:

the turnover period can be challenging,

with side effects such as itchy,

irritated skin, dryness, and noticeable

peeling of the dermis. A new retinoid

product called Aklief (trifarotene)

works by selectively targeting only a

narrow group of gamma RAR on the

skin, thus reducing the likelihood of

traditional side effects like stinging,

itchiness and dryness.

Also worth noting: the medication is

approved for use on the face and body,

giving acne sufferers a new treatment

option for persistent breakouts on the

chest and back.

So there we have it! Hopefully, this

information gives you a little insight

and inspiration for 2021—a few

pieces of

positive and

promising

news for

the future.

As always,

I’m here to

answer any

questions

you may

have about

these new

medical

developments

and

others, and

I encourage

you to reach out to me or my staff if

you have a concern.

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Please keep in mind that the information

provided here is simply that—

information. Nothing can or should

replace the informed guidance of your

primary care physician. If you haven’t

already, and before you do anything

else in 2021, talk with your doctor. //

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Dr. Born’s

TRAINING GROUND:

New York City.

An online program lets

Daniel train people

all over the world

personal trainer

DANIEL WAI

offers a few

words of advice on

how to reach your

goals in 2021.

SPECIALTIES:

Strength and conditioning

for athletes, with proper

programming in volume

load and progression

CREDENTIALS:

CSCS certified

CURRENT SPONSOR:

Ten Thousand Apparel

WEBSITE:

DanielWaiFitness.com

INSTAGRAM:

@thestrongwai

1PLAN & CONQUER

“Set both large and small goals. It’s important to set easier, attainable

milestones on your journey toward the larger goals. This keeps you

motivated and helps prevent burnout.

“Consistency begins with good habits—but make sure all your habits are sustainable.

Health and fitness is a lifelong journey, so developing habits that are doable

week after week is critical to attaining and keeping the changes you want.”

2

DISCIPLINE DOMINATES

“I train with Dr. Born twice a week when he’s in New York. His knowledge

of science and body awareness make him an exceptional trainee. His readiness

and commitment every session is one of the reasons I enjoy training him.

No matter the level of difficulty that I formulate for a workout, he always comes with a

focus and intensity that dominates each session. I admire his passion for athleticism. And

although he may not enjoy the heavy lifting, he understands that weight training transfers

to his skiing and windsurfing.”

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