inside-banner

Category Archives: Skin Care

I’ll Have What She’s Having!

By Dr. Pascoe   I spent my childhood days on the beaches of New Zealand. It was gorgeous, but the long sunny days took their toll on my skin. When I started in Medical Aesthetics 20 years ago, my skin was in bad shape! I had sun damage, lines, and hyperpigmentation. Since then, I have […]


Photo-Rejuvenation

What is it? How can you benefit from it? In general, photo-rejuvenation refers to the process of using light (photo) to improve (rejuvenate) the texture/color of your skin. More specifically, photo-rejuvenation is the process of using the advanced technology of intense pulsed light and lasers to improve skin tone. Photo-rejuvenation gently and effectively lightens browns […]


Globe and Mail Skin Care Article

We found this Globe and Mail article by Natasha Bruno to be informative and well written. Have a read! Skin Care Goes Pharmaceutical-Grade NATASHA BRUNO SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL The major difference between skin-care categories is potency and strength of ingredients. Navigating the world of skincare can be overwhelming. One quick stroll down […]


My Go-To Treatments for Summer

Don’t you just love a skin treatment that is effective, quick, and has no downtime! Here are my 3 favourite summertime treatments to keep your skin looking fabulous and to help you achieve the MAKEUP OPTIONAL status. Chemical Peels Chemical peels are a gentle chemical exfoliation of the superficial layer of the skin. By carefully […]


The Truth about Skin Care Products

We have all done it…stood in front of the ‘lotions and potions’ counter at various retail outlets (and now online stores) and tried to choose from the myriad of face creams available. We have also stockpiled products in our bathroom cupboards that ‘didn’t work’ or were too harsh. It is estimated that in 2018 over […]


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 […]


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. […]


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. […]


For more information on our services, contact our office to make an appointment.

call us write to us

Request an Appointment

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.