Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics
2609 Westview Dr. #104
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7N 4M2
Phone: (604) 980-3993
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Ambleside Dermedics Health Center
285 17th Street #22
West Vancouver, British Columbia V7V 3S6
Phone: (604) 925-3376
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
The natural process of aging doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give in to changes in your appearance that make you feel unhappy or less confident. There are many non-surgical skin care treatments available to enhance the look and health of the skin that can make you look as young on the outside as you feel on the inside. At our clinics, our doctors can address an array of common skin conditions brought about by aging and other factors to help you rejuvenate your appearance with beautiful, natural-looking results. By clicking on the name of the skin conditions below, you can find helpful descriptions and links to detailed pages on treatments that can be performed to improve them. If you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.
- Wrinkles and Fine Lines
- Age/Sun Spots
- Loss of Fat
- Rough Skin
- Decreased Collagen
- Cheek Volume
- Dull/Dry Face
- Drooping Eyes
- Hand Rejuvenation
- Jowls and Jaw Line
- Loose/Sagging Skin
- Marionette Lines
- Nasolabial Folds
- Smoker's Lines
- Uneven Eyebrows
- Nasal Asymmetry
Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Wrinkles and fine lines are just part of the natural aging process, and factors such as sun damage, dehydration, smoking, certain types of medication, and even just facial expressions can also contribute to their development. Over time, the skin loses elasticity and firmness, giving way to wrinkles that become more pronounced and visible. The good news is, we are in an age of rapid advancement when it comes to treatments available that can significantly reduce signs of wrinkles and fine lines along the skin. Afterglow offers a number of non-surgical procedures designed to enhance the skin’s collagen, smooth out wrinkles, and give your skin a firmer, healthier, more youthful appearance.
What’s commonly called age spots, brown spots, liver spots, and/or sun spots can appear on a variety of skin areas. These conditions are typically caused by years of exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. They are most common in patients who are over the age of 50; however, they can also show up in much younger individuals, particularly those who are consistently out in the sun over long periods of time. Age/sun spots occur when an excessive production of melanin in the skin clumps together in one general area. There are many state-of-the-art treatments for these conditions. Afterglow can help you minimize the appearance of age and sun spots for a more even, healthier skin tone.
Loss of Fat
A loss of fat in facial areas can occur over time due to aging, illness, or other factors. The cheeks can begin to appear hollow, the lips can look thinner than before, and the skin along certain areas of the face can begin to droop or sag. A Soft Lift™ from our physicians at Afterglow utilizes a combination of injectable treatments that can restore volume to facial features, minimize signs of wrinkles, and provide a more youthful aesthetic.
Loss of Fat Treatment:
Does your skin have a rough or dry feel, no matter how aggressive you are with moisturizing? Dry skin can ultimately lead to itchiness and excessive scratching, which can then result in red patches and/or a tough, leathery feel to areas of the skin. Click on the links below to learn how Afterglow can address rough areas of skin and give them a healthier look and feel.
Collagen is a natural component of our skin which contributes to its youthful elasticity. Aging and other factors can lead to a gradual decrease in collagen, often resulting in loose skin, wrinkles, and lost volume. Afterglow offers a number of treatment options that can stimulate the growth of collagen and restore the skin’s health and appearance.
It’s very common for people to lose facial volume over time, and it can be most apparent in the cheek areas. Gradually, facial fat and collagen loss in the cheeks can cause these areas to lose definition. While the natural aging process is the typical cause of this, environmental factors and certain health conditions can also exacerbate the loss of facial volume. We offer a number of non-surgical injectable treatments that can be very effective at restoring volume to the cheeks with natural-looking results.
“Dullness” and dryness in skin texture can be very frustrating for individuals who have tried just about everything to keep the skin moisturized and healthy without success. Afterglow offers procedures that can exfoliate and moisturize the skin, bring out healthier skin layers, and achieve a softer, more radiant skin texture.
Excess, loose skin over the eyes, often medically referred to as “ptosis,” is typically due to the natural process of aging, but can sometimes be caused by certain health conditions. It can not only have an effect on your appearance, but it also may cause vision difficulties. Our doctors can often provide relief from this condition with non-surgical BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. By essentially “lifting” the eyebrows utilizing BOTOX® injections, we can give the eyes a more open appearance.
With the passage of time, the skin of the hands can lose volume. This may ultimately lead to a more prominent appearance of underlying bones, veins, and tendons, as well as significant signs of wrinkles and inelastic skin. Non-surgical hand rejuvenation techniques such as Radiesse™ injections can restore volume to the hands for a healthier, more youthful appearance.
Hand Rejuvenation Treatment:
Jowls and Jaw Line
The appearance of “jowls” along the cheeks is most commonly due to the natural aging process. Over time, the facial skin loses elasticity and begins to sag, resulting in lost definition around the jaw line. Our practice offers advanced treatment options to firm up the skin and recontour the jaw line with natural-looking results.
Many people experience a gradual loss of volume and definition in the lips, and many others have had thin lips all their lives and would like to make them look fuller and more sensual. With injectable lip augmentation, you can add volume to the lips for enhanced contours and beautiful results.
Young-looking skin reflects homogenous light as it is smooth, radiant and wrinkle-free. As the face ages, darker areas begin to appear, which cause light to be reflected less homogeneously, thus creating an older-looking face. The darker areas could be the result of sun spots, roughness of skin, shadows created by wrinkles, a loss of collagen, a loss of fat (predominantly in the mid-face), and a loss of bone in the face. Afterglow offers a number of treatments that can improve the appearance of inelastic, sagging skin. The following links will take you to just two of our most advanced options.
Marionette lines are wrinkles that appear from the mouth to the jaw line. They can often make a person appear unhappy or angry when they are not either of those things. Injectable dermal filler treatments from Afterglow can significantly minimize the appearance of marionette lines with beautiful results.
What’s often referred to as “smile lines” are nasolabial folds – lines going from the outer edges of the nose down to the edges of the mouth. They can be one of the first visible signs of facial aging, and typically result from a loss of fat, collagen, and elasticity. Afterglow offers a variety of non-surgical options to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds for smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
The aging process, weight loss, and a number of other factors may contribute to loose, excess skin or bands along the neck. Wrinkles and inelastic neck skin can often be significantly improved without the need for surgery, and Afterglow offers a number of options that can give the neck a firmer, more youthful appearance.
Smoker’s lines are vertical wrinkles and creases, in some cases very deep ones, that occur around the lips. Although smoking can be a major cause of these lines, smokers are not the only ones who get them. The natural aging process, sun damage, and many other factors can contribute to, or exacerbate the appearance of, smoker’s lines. Afterglow offers a highly advanced treatment called Dermal Roller Microneedling to reduce the appearance of these lines for smoother skin around the mouth.
Smoker’s Lines Treatment:
Dermal Roller Microneedling
Some individuals may find their eyebrows to be somewhat asymmetrical, with one slightly lower than the other. With BOTOX® Cosmetic, our doctors at Afterglow can elevate the lower eyebrow with a simple injection, allowing for improved balance between the brows.
Uneven Eyebrows Treatment:
An asymmetrical appearance to the nose may be caused by small humps, slight “crookedness,” a flat nasal bridge, or other factors. While rhinoplasty surgery may be necessary to reduce the size of the nose or correct breathing issues, the 10-minute Non-Surgical Nose Job available here at Afterglow can address some asymmetrical nasal problems utilizing advanced dermal fillers. These treatments can offer immediate, long-lasting results.
Nasal Asymmetry Treatment:
The Ten-Minute Non-Surgical Nose Job