You Can Trust Us with Your Face!

We joke day to day at the clinic, that we’ve done this since the Jurassic period ended – and while we haven’t spent quite that long making clients like you have the most amazing skin ever – we have done this for a LOOOOONNG time.

A few calculations later and we can now tell you how long the SkinScience staff have invested in making people glow!

Years: 36

This means that cumulatively the SkinScience staff have done this for LONGER THAN THE INTERNET EXISTED.

Hours: 70,000

An hour is how long it takes to get a Mani/Pedi, complete a yoga class, get a massage. Now imagine doing that 70000 times.

In all that time making people beautiful we have learned just a few things…..

1) No person’s skin is the same as another’s. It sounds like such an easy concept – but so many times we hear from clients that they has a treatment because it was what worked for their friend. Which is often times fine – but truly fabulous results are achieved when a client’s individuality is taken into consideration.

2) That skin care programs designed for your skin – give AMAZING result over time and keep your skin showing the positive results of treatments

3) You need treatments. As amazing as those skin care results can be – nothing beats a few well-timed treatments, designed for your own skin.

We strive to utilize our 70000 hours of experience with every client that walks through our doors. We give each of you that want the benefit of our expertise access to our years of knowledge base. Our years of learning and continued education help you get results that you’ve always wanted!

Call today to book your Consultation!

(403) 287-1477

Dr. Julie Russak, MD Answers Marie’s 23 Questions



Marie’s 23 Questions are designed to raise the profile of experts in the skincare and cosmetic industry.

The skincare field and beauty industry is often known to be superficial; at SkinScience, we want to shine a light on leaders who are authentic and those who bring depth while raising awareness of what they do and who they really are.


Dr. Julie Russak MD is a Board Certified Dermatologist, Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and founder of the Russak Dermatology Clinic in New York. Dr. Russak has received numerous honors and recognition of her clinical excellence, including being selected as a “New York Super Doctor” by The New York Times.


She has created a state-of-the art practice providing comprehensive care in medical and cosmetic dermatology and is a main resource to the media, including beauty editors, research analysts and journalists.



1. Which talent would you most like to have?


Not to dwell on the past.



2. Name one thing on your bucket list:


I’ve never been to Japan. I’d like to go there to ski, be in the presence of sacred trees and sit under a cherry blossom.



3. What does authenticity mean to you?


Being true to myself. I think we can unfortunately lose sight of who we are when we try and convey to others who we are not. We cannot please anyone if we are not pleased with ourselves first.



4. Where do you hope to be 15 years from now?


Living in Sardinia, or spending most of my time there.



5. When have you felt the most proud?


When I graduated from Medical School and when I held my first born in my hands. There are choices and sacrifices you make to have a career and especially as a woman. There were times in my life I worried if I’d ever have children.



6. What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?


You may be surprised to know that I am of this stature and can hunt. I grew up in Siberia and my father took me hunting. I may not always have the time to do so, but I can grill a mean whole fish too!



7. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Who was it from, and why was it so special?


The best gift I’ve ever received is from my husband – and it is always travel. We don’t exchange material gifts, only travel. He took me to Tuscany recently, late in the fall when the tourists were gone and it was quieter. The waiter at the hotel we were staying in, guided us to chairs just outside overlooking nothing.

He brought drinks back and said, “this is the most beautiful view,” but we looked at him puzzled. It was no spectacular view. He then said something I will never forget, which is, “it’s the most beautiful view of nothing and everything.”



8. What is your greatest extravagance?





9. What do you like most about your appearance?


As women, it is very hard to hone in on the things we actually like about ourselves, isn’t it? I’d have to say my posture. As a gymnast, I worked very hard to get it and work even harder now to keep it.



10. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?


You’d have to ask my nurses.

Nurses: “Older and wiser” and “You are so cute.” She uses these phrases a lot.



11. What is your idea of perfect happiness?


Perfect happiness to me is being in the presence of my loved ones, with a good book, and a view of nothing and everything.



12. What is your greatest fear?


Not having enough time. There’s still so much I want to do.



13. What is one of your biggest pet peeves?


Unfinished anything, traffic, and lacking a good skincare regimen.



14. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would you choose to come back as?


A Bonsai tree. They are so peaceful.



15. What is your most treasured possession?


My passport.



16. What is your most distinctive characteristic?


The girls (my staff) say my blonde hair.



17. Describe yourself in one word.


Can I cheat and say three? Driven, compassionate and attentive.



18. What is your favorite skincare product?


Revision’s DEJ eye cream. I don’t travel without it- not even to and from work.



19. What excites you about your career?


I often see patients who see faults in themselves. So there’s a special moment after treatment when, they look at themselves in the mirror and feel beautiful. Being able to make a difference in someone’s life in a positive way is deeply rewarding.



20. How do you relax after a stressful day?


A glass of Hourglass Cabernet and a good book.



21. How does your background shape your outlook?


It is easier to see what you want in life when you’ve never had it.



22. What is your favorite part about being a dermatologist?


Talking with my patients. They are some of the most fascinating people.



23. In your opinion, what is the biggest challenge facing your industry?


Commercialization of patient-doctor relationships. I still strive to preserve what patient-doctor relationship used to be. Quality over quantity is my highest priority.


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Got Sun Damage? Don’t get mad – get EVEN!


October first rolls in here in Calgary and Fall is pretty much wiped out by winter in a few short moments. As much as we miss the summer warmth, and fresh crispness that is fall, winter means we get to get in to the GOOD treatments so YAY!

Now that summer has faded, you are left remembering how much fun you had every time you look in the mirror. Sun spots, blotchiness and uneven skin are a drag and as much fun as you had getting them, they are no fun now.  However; our new mantra this fall is:


Got sun damage? Don’t get mad – Get EVEN!


The best way to ‘get EVEN’ toned skin? Intense Pulsed Light. IPL is not a new technology, but it is the BEST for creating luminous, even skin tone. It has decades of research behind it and has proven over and over again to create smoother more even toned skin – safely.  

Studies have proven that IPL will:

Reduce brown spots – you can expect an overall reduction in any brown pigmented spot. Some spots like true blue sun spots (Solar Lentigines) can easily be removed. Other brown spots like mild age related spots (mild Seborrheic Keratosis) can be notably lightened with IPL, but not fully removed. To know what you can expect, book a consult.

Reduce Redness – You can have redness in your skin for many different reasons.  Sun damage doesn’t just create brown spots, it also creates red patches or red blotchiness. Other times redness is present because of medical conditions like rosacea, or a medication.  Sun damage related redness can usually be eliminated for good.  Redness for other reasons can usually be managed.

Increase Luminosity – Multiple studies have proven that IPL can increase the “Luminous” effect of individuals skin.  Photo graphic evidence as well as control group testing have shown that post IPL clients have an increase in “luminosity”

Stimulate Collagen – this is one of the lesser appreciated effects of IPL, it stimulates superficial collagen.  This is the collagen then helps skin be smoother and less wrinkled.  One study used a series of punch biopsies before and after IPL to prove this and other control group type tests have supported this conclusion.

Make you happier – ok, ok, this one we CAN’T prove.  What we CAN tell you is that over and over and over again we hear clients tell us that it  great it feels to receive compliments on how great their skin looks, or how much easier their mornings are when they spend less time feeling frustrated by skin tone, or how wonderful it feels when HR at their new job comes to confirm their date of birth because surely they must have written the year mistakenly….. all these are true stories that to us confirm an increase in overall satisfaction with ones appearance.


If your sun damage has got you flustered, remember:

Don’t get mad! Get EVEN – and IPL can do that!

Call today to book your IPL consultation, we can’t wait to coach you through the process!

(403) 287-1477