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Which Laser Treatment is Right for You?

Even when you use effective skin care products that are targeted to your skin type and you combine that with effective in-office facials, you might still have some skin concerns that need a little extra help. The field of laser technology has advanced significantly over the last 10 years and there are now a number […]


Are all Facials Created Equal?

By Lauren Hall – Aesthetician at Viva Medical Aesthetics There’s nothing I love more than a good facial! A magical hour during which you are swaddled in plush blankets while having your head, neck and shoulders massaged with products that are going to leave your skin hydrated and smooth for the rest of the week. […]


Longer Eyelashes

WOULD YOU LIKE LONGER EYELASHES? As attested by the amount of money spent on mascara and false eyelash kits, it is obvious that many women wish to have the look of longer, thicker, darker eyelashes. These products enhance eyelashes temporarily or involve the fitting of false eyelashes which are hard to apply and can damage […]


The Science of Sun Protection

Misinformation about sunscreen is common. Don’t let myths deter you from using it to protect your skin. There are many articles online and in the press that can cause confusion about the benefits and possible harms of sunscreen. With the incidence of skin cancer on the rise, I think it is pertinent to examine and […]


Taming the Tear Trough!

Tear Trough corrections   What Are Tear Troughs? Tear troughs refer to a fold extending from the inner eye corner, downwards and outwards causing dark shadows and hollowing under the eyes. Tear troughs can make a person look tired and older. Many people (both men and women) are bothered by these and try to cover […]


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Survey Questions and Answers

  We recently sent out our first survey on Facebook. Thanks to everyone who participated! Your answers were helpful for us in our goal to make your Viva experiences the best possible. Below you will find our responses to your questions, concerns, and suggestions.     QUESTION # 1 – WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK?   […]


Rosacea – Questions and Answers

Rosacea – Do You Have it?   Is the skin on your face red, sensitive, and / or bumpy? If so, you might have a treatable condition called rosacea. Read the information below and if you think you might be dealing with rosacea, contact your doctor for help. What is Rosacea? Rosacea is a chronic […]


Active Ingredients = Glowing Skin

– ACTIVE INGREDIENTS – How To Transform Dull Skin Into Glowing Skin!   I am often asked, “What does my skin need to achieve a luminous / glowing appearance?” Here are my top 5 recommendations: 1) Sunblock One of the most important items in your daily regime is sunblock. Over time, UVA and UVB rays […]


How to Manage Brown Spots

WHAT CAUSES BROWN SPOTS ON THE SKIN? Skin gets its colour from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the skin (melanocytes) make melanin. Patches of skin become darker when melanocytes produce excessive melanin which migrates to the upper layers. Sun exposure, aging, and damage to the skin can all cause melanocytes to produce extra […]


The Mysteries of Manly Skin – Solved!

Men are becoming much more concerned about the health of their skin. For a variety of reasons, men have some different skin care needs than women. We have gathered 10 of the most frequently asked questions from our male clients and outlined the answers. 1) I’m in my 40’s and I still get acne like […]


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