Micro What? Microbiomes and Your Health

The word microbiome is defined as the group of microbes or microorganisms that inhabit an environment and create a “mini-ecosystem” of sorts. The human microbiome encompasses a variety of symbiotic, commensal and pathogenic bacteria, (in addition to fungi and viruses), all of which reside either in or on our bodies. 

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HydraFacial 101

Are you getting the most out of your Hydrafacial? The Signature Hydrafacial has all the basics covered. This 3 step, 30 minute facial cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates the skin using its signature vacuum hand piece and serums filled with antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. But it only gets better from there. Get familiar with the full Hydrafacial line up: 

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We Love Vitamin Facials

There’s nothing like the feeling of bright, radiant, plumped skin. This treatment uses Redensity I, an award winning skin revitalizer. It is a non cross-linked hyaluronic acid (HA) formula specifically designed to target dull complexion, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, protect from oxidative damage, and increase hydration.

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Sunscreen 101

Short-term sun damage presents as a sunburn. Long-term, unprotected exposure causes gradual damage to skin known as sun damage or photoaging, and accounts for about 90% of the signs of skin aging. The two main types of damaging rays are UVB and UVA. They damage skin cells and their DNA, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, visible vessels, thinned skin, loss of elasticity and skin cancer (including melanoma). This damage occurs directly by the incoming UV photons and indirectly by free radicals that are generated by these rays.

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The HydraFacial Experience

The HydraFacial is a non-invasive treatment that provides instant results for all skin types with no downtime. The HydraFacial is a (30 min) treatment that removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously delivering the skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums.

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What Everyone Needs to Know About Filler

As we age, the quality of our skin starts to decline as we lose collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, wrinkles and folds are created as we lose volume due to loss of facial fat and loss of our facial bony structure. Much like a balloon that’s deflating, skin starts to sag and hang where it was once full of volume.

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Get Your Glutathione

Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that has gained a lot of popularity over the past few years for its multitude of health benefits.  Why?  It is essential to eliminating toxins, reducing inflammation in the body, maintaining youth and sustaining wellness. 

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A Pocket Guide to Healthy Hormones!

Hormones are chemical messengers in your body that are secreted by endocrine glands and travel through the bloodstream to trigger specific actions and changes in the body.

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Time for a Boost

The sun is out and the days are getting longer so now is a great time to give yourself a boost to stay up later and play a little longer.  Booster shots are a quick a simple way to boost energy, immunity, mood and more.

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Talking Botox

By far one of our most sought after treatments is botox*. We love it and patients love it because it produces predictable, visible results in just a matter of days. Botox has applications for nearly all patients of all ages but our favourite way to use this treatment is in prevention!

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5 Tips to Beautiful Glowing Skin

As we age our skin can give away more information than we may want it to.  Sun damage, dehydration, loss of volume and uneven skin tone can age us quickly.  Despite our best efforts to take care through healthy diet and lifestyle choices, once the damage is done it can take more than a few nights sleep to look refreshed again.

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Attention Allergy Sufferers!

Spring is just around the corner and everyone is ready for green fields and sunshine again, but those with seasonal allergies would rather pass. For allergy sufferers spring means sneezy-runny noses, congestion, headaches, and watery eyes. If you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve this year, and leave your Reactine in the cupboard, consider trying IV therapy.

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Spring into Health!

Spring has almost sprung and warmer weather and longer days are soon approaching. Spring is a time of new growth and regeneration, so it is the perfect opportunity to cleanse your body and work towards your health and wellness goals.

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The Vampire Facial Re-Vamped

You’ve probably heard of cosmetic PRP, or the Vampire Facial as made famous by Kim Kardashian, but you may not be familiar with PRP’s newer, better, bigger brother PRF. PRF, or platelet rich fibrin, is the next generation of blood concentrate therapy. Long used in dental and orthopaedic procedures, PRF is breaking into the world of medical aesthetics.

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No More Excuses: Weight Loss That Works!

How many times have you resolved to lose weight and either something got in the way of your good intentions or you lost it and then gained it back?  Weight loss is one of the most frustrating health concerns I work on with my patients

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Get Tighter, Brighter Skin with MicroNeedling

Did you know that Micro-needling is also known as collagen induction therapy…and who doesn’t need more collagen production??

Micro-needling is one of our favourite treatments because it is an effective, safe, minimally invasive, non-ablative skin treatment . This treatment is for anyone with concerns regarding fine lines and wrinkles, scarring and acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, pore size, sun/photo damage, or anyone looking to improve skin tone and texture.

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Hello Vancouver! Surface Skin Lab hits Robson Street.

We are so excited to move into this fabulous neighborhood at 212 Robson street. We thought we would share a bit about who we are and what we do so you can get to know us better.

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