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BOTOX®, Dysport® & XEOMIN®: What Are the Differences?

While BOTOX used to be our Vancouver-area clinics’ go-to injectable wrinkle reducer, it’s not the only product on the market today. Alternatives, including Dysport and XEOMIN, have expanded your neuromodulator options, offering slightly different formulations and results. As more products become available, you may be curious about how they vary and which one may be …

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5 Reasons the IPL Photofacial Is So Worth It

When it comes to getting major results with minor downtime, the IPL photofacial has a lot to offer. This light-based treatment is one of the most powerful ways to even skin pigmentation and reduce redness, dark spots, and discoloration. Combine these effects with little to no downtime, and you’ll see why the IPL photofacial is …

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5 Facts You Should Know About Microneedling

Microneedling is gaining buzz in the cosmetic world, thanks to its ability to create dramatic anti-aging effects without the need for surgery or major downtime. But what is it really like to undergo a dermal roller microneedling treatment at one of our Vancouver-area locations? In this blog post, we’ll review 5 facts about the popular treatment …

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Cosmetic Trends Today: BOTOX COSMETIC®, Dysport®, and XEOMIN® Still on Top

When we look at today’s trends in medical aesthetics, it’s no surprise to our team that people still can’t get enough of BOTOX COSMETIC®. At our Vancouver-area medi-spa locations, this injectable product and similar variations including Dysport® and XEOMIN® are consistently patient favorites, thanks to their reliable anti-aging capabilities. It’s a trend that extends far …

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Exciting Changes in the Medispa Business

The medispa business is always evolving. New technology and new techniques keep things interesting. Highly trained doctors are always educating themselves to provide the latest information and treatments to their clientele. And indeed, the clientele is seeing a shift as well – expanding really, to include more people from different generations. Dr. Ebrahim continually attends …

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How Long Does It Take for BOTOX® Cosmetic Results to Be Seen?

If you are thinking of getting BOTOX® Cosmetic, you might be wondering ‘How long does it take to work?’ and ‘How long does it last?’ To help you make the best decision to achieve your beauty goals, here are some details to consider prior to your appointment. First, it will depend on whether it is your …

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Prepare Before You Plump – What to Know if You’re Thinking of Dermal Fillers

What to know before getting dermal fillers: Dermal fillers can be an alternative to plastic surgery. Fillers smooth out the skin by filling in your wrinkles. Through the use of hyaluronic acid, temporary dermal fillers can enhance different facial features while adding volume and enhancing facial contours. Hyaluronic acid has the ability to store moisture …

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What Is PRP for Your Face?

PRP stands for platelet-rich-plasma, which is a natural substance that comes from our blood and is essential to wound healing. It can be used in skin rejuvenation, as it releases growth factors into the skin to increase the repair process that takes place after a controlled injury. It can stimulate new collagen and elastin production. …

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What to Expect with PRP Therapy for Hair Loss

Platelet-rich-plasma, or PRP, is a natural substance originating in our blood that is very important to the healing of injuries as it contains growth factors. This is a minimally invasive injectable treatment that utilizes your own blood to rejuvenate hair growth on the scalp. During your treatment to treat hair restoration, we take a small …

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