Dr. Allen Lycka - Extended Biography
Acknowledged as one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists globally for three decades - Dr. Lycka helped develop laser-assisted tumescent liposuction - an advanced body sculpture technique, and Mohs Micrographic Surgery (an advanced means of removing skin cancer with 99% success). He has lived and practiced in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada since 1989.
Dr. Lycka has written 17 books and 30+ academic papers. He is a co-founder of Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine and founder of The Canadian Skin Cancer Association. He won the prestigious Consumers Choice Award for Cosmetic Surgery for 16 consecutive years during his career. His incredible career and techniques took him around the world, speaking at podiums, helping burn victims in third-world countries, and more.
In 2003, Dr. Lycka was misdiagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), and, after additional research, discovered he had Chronic Lyme Disease. He was treated and practiced for another 16 years as a cosmetic dermatologist.
Retired in 2019 to help others overcome adversity.
Dr. Lycka retired in 2019 to embark on a new career to help others overcome adversity as he did. Because of what he learned, he co-authored the bestselling book "The Secrets To Living A Fantastic Life." He co-authored two more bestsellers in 2020, "bLU Talks Presents: Business, Life and the Universe," with Corey Poirier and "Pillars of Success" with Jack Canfield. The second edition of "The Secrets To Living A Fantastic Life" launched in 2023.
Dr. Lycka survived by fighting back.
He did not accept that diagnosis, knowing in his heart it was not true. Dr. Lycka is here today as a result of his courage and determination.
He is a leading expert in Living A Fantastic Life and Turning Points. He is an international transformational sought-after TEDx speaker, 3x bestselling author, and winner of the coveted Quilly Award for bestselling author; he is also the executive director and host of two nationally syndicated radio shows, "How to Live A Fantastic Life" and "Doc Fix That" on the Brushwood Media Network, reaching millions of listeners every month.
A successful leader - helps others thrive in business and life.
As a leader in his industry, he is now a successful mentor to cosmetic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists, as well as a business coach and life coach to many successful entrepreneurs in many industries. Dr. Lycka teaches tools and tactics to lead a successful and profitable business with marketing, personnel office management, and business development techniques.
Dr. Allen Lycka has been happily married to Dr. Lucie Bernier-Lycka for 42 years, and they have four lovely daughters and eight beautiful grandchildren. He counts his family as his most important accomplishment.