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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 caused by sun damage and improves redness and veins caused by rosacea. Intense pulsed light and lasers gently apply heat to the epidermis and dermis which constricts blood vessels, lightens the melanin in brown spots, and enhances collagen production.

Since these treatments seek out color (brown sun spots and red veins), they need to be done on untanned skin. This time of year, when your summer tan has faded, is the perfect time for photo-rejuvenation treatments.

The number of treatments required will vary depending on the condition of your skin and the severity of browns and reds. One treatment will show improvement, but for some clients, a series of 3 will be necessary initially. If you require an initial series, the treatments can be done a month apart – as long as your skin remains untanned and a zinc-containing sunblock is used in between treatments. Thereafter, yearly maintenance treatments can be done to treat new lesions and maintain collagen production.

Immediately after your treatment, you can expect some swelling (especially if you have rosacea) for 2 – 4 days. Small veins from rosacea will disappear almost immediately. Slightly larger veins will darken at first and then disappear gradually. Brown spots will become darker over the next 7 – 10 days. After that, they will naturally flake off. Collagen production and skin hydration will be improved so your skin will gradually become plumper and softer.

The type of laser or intense pulsed light used will depend on your condition and sometimes a combination of technology is needed to effectively address your concerns. Dr. Pascoe will have a thorough consultation with you prior to treatment so that you achieve your desired results.

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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 


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