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Post Winter Repair and Rehydrate Guide

READY, SET, GLOW! It has been an unusually long and cold winter here on Vancouver Island. As you have probably noticed, winter weather takes a toll on your exposed skin. Your face can end up dry, red, and itchy. We all love glowing skin so what can we do to repair and rehydrate? Here are […]


Lines Around the Mouth

LINES AROUND the MOUTH Why Are They There and What are the Options?   As you age, you lose collagen and fat in your face and lips. Your supporting bone structure also diminishes. This loss of collagen, fat and bone structure, can lead to small lips and fine lines both above and below the lips. […]


Botox – Beyond Cosmetic Fixes

Botox, best known for smoothing wrinkles, continues to amaze the medical community with its ongoing new applications for medical conditions. Fifty years ago, researchers showed that injecting tiny amounts of  botulinum toxin relaxed overactive muscles by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurochemical essential for muscle contraction. The drug is now approved for many medical […]


Chemical Peels

Few things put fear into our patients like mentioning the words ‘chemical peel’. Thanks to a certain episode of the popular HBO series Sex and The City, many people think that having a peel will doom them to weeks of wearing wide brimmed hats and veils to cover their face. This is absolutely untrue. What […]


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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?   […]


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