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Posts by Viva Medical Aesthetics:

The Art of Natural Looking Filler

We have all seen bad filler. You know, the overdone fake look that has people not looking like themselves anymore. But, have you also seen those people who are just looking fabulous and you are wondering a little? Was it just the holiday, is it a new hairstyle, or is there a new romance? Could […]


Men and Medical Aesthetics

There is an increasing number of men interested in evidence-based medical aesthetic procedures to improve the health of the skin, keep facial lines at bay, and correct the volume loss that occurs as we age. Below are some of the areas that can be addressed very successfully: SKIN CARE Everyone benefits from sunblock that contains […]


Confidence – It Looks Good on You!

One of the reasons I love my occupation as an Aesthetic Physician is that it allows me to help clients achieve self-confidence by improving the quality of their skin and their facial appearance. I believe that self-care is never a selfish act – taking care of yourself enables you to take care of others. Self-care […]


Pre – Juvenation with “Baby Botox”

Pre-juvenation is a term aesthetic physicians are using now to describe the use of small amounts of Botox in younger clients to prevent lines forming in the upper face. We call it BABY BOTOX. It can be started in a clients 20’s or whenever forehead lines or ‘elevens’ start to form. By starting with small […]


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 […]


EXCEL V LASER

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. […]


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