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Category Archives: Skin Conditions

The Many Benefits of Microneedling

Collagen Banking for Better Skin Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a procedure that’s taking the beauty world by storm… and for good reason – this treatment has the ability to give you smoother, more youthful-looking skin.   Here’s how it works: Tiny needles are used to create small punctures in the skin. […]


FACIAL HYPERPIGMENTATION DISORDERS

As we age, we seem to develop brown spots on our face. Do you wonder what these brown spots are, how they can be treated, and which ones you need to be concerned about? Here’s a list of common pigment disorders to help answer those questions. SOLAR LENTIGO These brown spots seem to develop on […]


Microneedling

MICRONEEDLING A Modern Twist on an Ancient Practice The use of needles applied to the skin forms the ancient practice of acupuncture. It is now being used in aesthetic medicine to tap into the body’s natural healing process. The focus of aesthetic medicine is on treating skin conditions such as rosacea, melasma, acne scarring and […]


Do You Have Rosacea?

What is Rosacea? Rosacea is a chronic and relapsing skin condition that primarily involves the central face. It can present as mild flushing, areas of veins on cheeks and around the nose, and sometimes as pustules that may appear to be acne but are, in fact, rosacea. Rosacea can also affect the eyes with redness […]


Ask the Doc About Facial Lesions

1. Which Facial Lesions are Benign? There are many types of facial lesions. The majority are benign and can be treated for cosmetic reasons. These include seborrheic keratoses, which are typically brown and can be slightly raised or significantly raised with a wart-like appearance. Your physician can treat these with cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen). Melasma is […]


Are Masks Bad for Your Skin?

  Wearing Masks It was a little weird until it wasn’t. We are all used to them now and are happy to follow the advice of our public health experts to help manage the situation we are dealing with at present. So, how do we deal with the skin issues behind the mask? Have you […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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Exciting Changes Coming Soon!

Our clinic will be undergoing renovations from Saturday, April 20th until Tuesday, May 7th to enhance your experience.

However, we are committed to continuing to provide you with exceptional care and service during this period. Here’s how we’ll be available to assist you:


1. Virtual Consultations: Our team are available for virtual consultations to discuss your skincare needs, answer questions, and provide guidance on treatments.

2. Curb-Side Pick Ups: If you need to replenish your skincare products or have products waiting for you, we will offer curb-side pick-up services. Please contact us in advance to arrange a convenient pick-up time.

3. Online Resources: Explore our website and social media channels for helpful skincare tips, product recommendations, and updates on our renovation progress.

 

Should you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 250.746.6512 or by email infocowichan@dermapure.com 

 

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to improve your experience at Viva Medical Aesthetics!

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