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Your Exfoliation Guide

A Guide to Proper Exfoliation: Gone are the days of ‘scrubbing’… When exfoliating, you don't want to cause any additional damage to your skin. It is best to use light pressure, moving your fingertips, washcloth or cleansing brush in circular motions. Focus on massaging the exfoliating product into the skin to keep the interaction non-abrasive. …

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What’s In Your Makeup?

Investing in medical grade skin care is important for the overall health of your skin. However, many people forget that their makeup effects their skin as well. If poor-quality make-up is applied on top of your daily skincare it may actually be a contributing factor to your reoccurring skin concerns. For example, your dry, flaky skin could …

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Sweating Too Much? It’s Up to You.

As the months get hotter, you might start to ask yourself, am I sweating “too much”? Unfortunately, there is no exact way to measure if you are in fact, sweating too much. If you are finding that your sweat is causing additional problems or distress in your life, you may suffer excessive sweating. When sweating …

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Fat Grafting: Is it Right for You?

Fat Grafting (aka fat transfer) is a procedure that involves harvesting fat cells from one part of the body and transferring them to another area to add volume or to promote healing.  This procedure first became popular in the mid-90s as a welcomed solution for breast and facial enhancement. However, even with expert techniques the results …

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Debunking Rosacea Myths

Across Canada and all of North America, April is designated Rosacea Awareness Month to increase awareness and provide further education on the early signs and symptoms of this chronic and conspicuous skin condition that causes many people emotional pain and stress. Rosacea symptoms vary from person to person but often present as redness or blushing, …

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Selecting a Laser Clinic: Making the Right Decision

Laser treatments are becoming more and more popular in the Vancouver area and clinics can be found almost everywhere. With their coupons and convenient locations, it can be tempting to go to the lowest cost provider for your laser treatments.  However, it is important to remember that laser treatments are in fact medical procedures and …

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On Tummy Tucks and Liposuction

Despite impressive improvements to nonsurgical technologies for reducing fat and improving skin tone, tummy tucks are still one of the most popular procedures among our Vancouver-area patients. This is because your abdomen can experience irreversible stretching of the skin and muscle layer as a result of pregnancy or major weight fluctuations. Although most patients would prefer …

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Our Favorite Winter Skincare Tips

At our Vancouver Medspa, we know just how hard Canadian winters can be on the skin. With cold, windy conditions outdoors and hot, dry conditions indoors your skin can be left feeling tight, itchy, and uncomfortable. Plus, if you're traveling for the holidays, the added stress of air travel and poor conditions inside a plane …

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Hair Removal: Why We Prefer the Vectus® Laser

This time of year is--perhaps surprisingly--an ideal time to pursue laser hair removal treatments. In addition to ensuring your skin will be smooth and soft in time for summer, undergoing laser hair removal in the fall and winter often improves results. Because your skin is likely to have lower levels of melanin--the brown pigment that …

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Which Body Contouring Treatment Is Right for You?

Over the last 20 years, there have been numerous advancements in the development of new technology for body contouring. As a plastic surgeon, I want the best for my Vancouver patients, not just the "treatment-of-the-day". I review and evaluate the science-based evidence for all potential treatment options, and I select only the best and most …

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