Posts tagged vancouver naturopath
Hyperpigmentation

One of the most common skin disorders that patients express concern over is hyperpigmentation. Whether it’s melasma, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or sun spots; discolouration of the skin can be distressing and frustrating to treat.

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Safe-for-Summer Treatments

It’s important to take care of our skin all year round, but because of increased sun exposure and stronger UV rays, certain procedures should be saved for our rainy months. This doesn’t mean its time to sleep on skin care! In fact the opposite is true, our skin needs lots of TLC in the sunny months. The following will help keep your skin game strong all summer long

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Winning the Battle Against Acne

For anyone who has battled with acne you know how frustrating it can be.  Acne not only affects teens but is also common in adulthood. Starting to break out in your 20’s, 30’s and even 40’s seems not only unfair but can be very confusing.  The first step to treating acne is determining what type of acne you have and what is causing it.  Once this is achieved treatment is usually straightforward and very successful!

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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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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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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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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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