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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…

Halo™in Kelowna worth it? Definitely!

Category: Skin health Date: May 24, 2017

Since introducing Halo™ to Kelowna and the Okanagan in 2015, it has quickly become Restore Vein & Skin Centre’s #1 laser resurfacing treatment, both in terms of the number of procedures done and patient satisfaction. This is the same response it has generated in most clinics that have brought in this innovative technology. Realself reports…

Treatment of Varicose Veins without Breaking the Bank

Category: Leg veins Date: January 29, 2017

Varicose veins are an extremely common problem, affecting up to 50% of the population. Factors that make certain people prone to develop varicose veins include heredity, multiple pregnancies, female gender, and work that involves prolonged standing or heavy lifting. Varicose veins also become more common as we age, as the one-way valves in our veins…

The Science Behind the Vampire Facial

Category: Hair Loss Date: November 14, 2016

The Science Behind the Vampire Facial The Vampire Facial is synonymous with Kim Kardashian. This reality TV icon shared her own procedure with millions of her fans on TV and posted shocking photos of her bloodied face on social media. The result? There was an 800% increase in these treatments in 2013 when the show…