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Cutting edge treatment to lift and tighten skin without surgery

Category: Skin health Date: November 23, 2017

Rejuvenating your look with skin lifting and tightening: People are living longer and healthier lives than ever before. One of the most common desires expressed by our patients is wanting to look how they feel. Changes to the skin with aging can have a significant negative impact on a person’s self-esteem and overall mental health.…

Do People of Color Need Sunscreen?

Category: Skin cancer Date: August 30, 2017

The resounding answer is YES! Even those with the darkest skin color can get sunburnt! Although it is true that people of color have higher protection against UV light due to higher levels of melanin in their skin, consider this: while Caucasian skin provides an SPF of 3 - 4, black skin only provides an…

CHOOSING THE BEST VAGINAL LASER REJUVENATION DEVICE

Category: Vaginal Health Date: August 22, 2017

Sciton diVa laser vaginal rejuvenation has resulted in great patient satisfaction since being introduced in our clinic to help women with urinary stress incontinence and menopause-related vaginal dryness and discomfort. It comes as no surprise that more clinics will be jumping on the bandwagon, offering non-surgical vaginal laser rejuvenation in Kelowna and the Okanagan. There…

Prevention is better than cure

Category: Skin health Date: August 3, 2017

Prevention is better than cure This proverb is true for so many of the chronic diseases that are seen in North America. The same is true for keeping skin healthy. Our skin begins to age at the tender age of 30, with decreased production of collagen and elastin, (seen as the beginnings of crows feet…

Fractional Laser Resurfacing with the Sction Profractional

Category: Laser therapies Date: May 25, 2017

When describing fractional laser resurfacing, we like to use the analogy of your skin as a lawn. Fully ablative laser resurfacing can be thought of as pulling off the sod, whereas fractional laser resurfacing is thought of as aerating the lawn. When you leave areas of the lawn untreated, the holes will close up quickly…

Ablative Laser Resurfacing

Category: Laser therapies Date: May 25, 2017

What does ablative laser resurfacing mean? Basically, we are using the heat generated by a laser to evaporate layers of skin. The most common uses of laser resurfacing are to improve the appearance of superficial lines to deeper wrinkles, blemishes or scars such as those produced by acne and uneven skin texture. Fully ablative laser…