We missed you! As of June 1 2020, we will be reopening the doors of the CCCPB surgical center and the MedicSPA.




Dr. Berbari and her team prioritize patient and staff safety. Please familiarize yourself with these new procedures:


          Services will gradually resume from June 1 2020, respecting the social distancing guidelines issued by Public Health.


          Long-term follow-ups will resume as of June 22 2020 and will be carried out by telemedicine. Appointments will be given after July 6 2020 as needed.





           We have extended the time slots (fewer appointments per day) to give our employees time to disinfect the rooms between each patient.

           According to the above policies and dates, the contactless payment method will be favoured when making an appointment. Our staff will take your credit card number and the receipt will be emailed to you.

           You will then be invited to answer a COVID-19 questionnaire when booking the appointment (whether it is by email or by phone).

           N.B. follow-up appointments: we will contact you for follow-ups, as visits are now restricted to avoid contamination.



           Please show up on time out of respect for other patients.

           Once you arrive in the clinic parking lot, please announce your arrival by phone (819-243-7667).

           A member of our team will welcome you in the doorway for an evaluation (questionnaire, temperature, mask, hydro alcoholic gel).

           N.B .: Only patients will have access to the clinic, anyone else must remain in the parking lot.



          You will be taken directly to the treatment room.

          We opened door A for the aesthetic care (laser, radiofrequency, PRP etc.) of the MedicSPA and door B for surgery appointments and injections.

          After the appointment, you will be accompanied to the exit by a member of the team.


An explanatory video will be available on social media (@medicspa.gatineau on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM) and the website (drpatriciaberbari.com) on May 29 2020, to summarize these new procedures.


When interacting with our staff, understand that they have received strict directives, we ask you to respect them for your safety.

Stamping Out Wrinkles: Treatments for Smokers' Lines By Patricia Berbari on March 30, 2016

A woman smilingDr. Patricia Berbari has helped countless patients in and around Gatineau look their absolute best. This is thanks to her various approaches to skin care and aesthetic enhancement. By offering surgical and non-surgical treatments, she has been able to unlock the inner beauty in many patients.

Sometimes when a patient has issues with lines and wrinkles, relying on non-surgical procedures such as cosmetic injectable treatments and peels is best. With that in mind, let's consider smokers' lines and how these can be treated.

What Are Smokers' Lines?

Smokers' lines are the thin, vertical lines that appear around the lip area. These unsightly facial lines can leave you looking years older than you really are. Even though these wrinkles are called smokers' lines and are often associated with smokers, they can affect people who do not smoke as well.

What Causes Are Smokers' Lines?

Smokers' lines are typically caused by the breakdown of collagen under the skin. As this occurs, hollows, sagging, and wrinkles become more likely. In addition, smokers' lines tend to form as a person moves their lips a lot. This combination of collagen breakdown and muscle movements over time can make these wrinkles more likely. Smoking, sun damage, poor hydration, and a poor diet can contribute to the formation of smokers' lines as well.

Thankfully there are many non-surgical methods for treating these small lines and wrinkles.

Options for Skin Resurfacing

When smokers' lines are just starting to form, sometimes skin resurfacing treatments are all that is necessary to address matters. This includes minor chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and light therapy. We can go over each of these treatments in greater detail during your consultation.

BOTOX® Injections

When the smokers' lines are related to muscle movements, the best option to consider may be BOTOX® injections. BOTOX® cosmetic is a type of injection therapy that freezes the muscle contractions in the injection site. This helps prevent the further formation of wrinkles and smoothing out the skin in the process.

Dermal Filler Injections

Dermal filler injections are a different kind of injection treatment than BOTOX® cosmetic. Dermal fillers increase the volume in the injection site, filling in wrinkles, lines, and hollows in the process. There are different kinds of dermal fillers available to address patient needs, and the ideal filler for you can be determined during the consultation process.

Combining Multiple Treatment Options

While each of these treatment can be quite effective on their own, great results can be achieved by combining various treatments above. We will assess your situation and determine the ideal options for you during your visit.

In addition to professional procedures, we will also recommend options for prevention that can be helpful. In brief, smokers' lines can often be prevented by not smoking, using a moisturizer, using sun protection, and eating a healthy and well-balanced diet.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Patricia Berbari

To learn more about treating smokers' lines and helping you look your very best, be sure to contact our cosmetic skin care and plastic surgery practice today. Dr. Patricia Berbari and her team will work with you to help you look your very best.

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Dr. Patricia Berbari offers plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures to treat a variety of conditions. Our board-certified plastic surgeon is affiliated with a number of medical societies including:

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Laser and Aesthetic Specialists Society
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation, call us at (819) 243-7667 or contact us online today!

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