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.
Smooth, even-toned, and youthful-looking skin is something many of us desire, but there are a variety of common skin conditions that can leave skin with an uneven texture and blotchy appearance that even dutiful at-home treatment can’t diminish. If you’re struggling to achieve the fresh-faced look you seek, our experienced physicians can help you correct a wide range of skin conditions, including:
[/callout]Broken Capillaries: Also referred to as telangiectasia or spider veins, broken capillaries occur when the tiny veins directly beneath the skin become damaged, which can happen if you scrub your face too hard, use water that’s too hot, or hang out in the sun too much. These delicate veins may then dilate and burst, and they will not heal on their own.
Large Pores: Pore size is mostly genetically determined, although acne and blackheads can also contribute by irritating pores and making them appear larger. As a result, your skin may develop a rough-looking texture. Fortunately, minimizing pores is possible with the latest treatments, which can give you smoother-looking skin.
Melasma: You may know them better as sun spots, age spots, or liver spots, but these larger areas of darker discolouration on the skin are all medically known as melasma. They typically will be due to excess sun exposure, though genetic predisposition plays an important role. You most commonly find the spots on the cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin.
Rosacea: If your nose, cheeks, forehead, and/or chin become flushed for no apparent reason, either as a rule or for extended periods of time, you may have rosacea. This condition is very common, and the symptoms may include redness, acne-like bumps, and occasional itchiness. Our state-of-the-art treatments can help reduce outbreaks and improve your skin tone and texture.
Uneven Skin Tone: Excess sun exposure, genetic characteristics, acne scars, and other factors can cause your skin to have an uneven tone. These discolourations may dull skin vibrancy and make you appear older than you feel; however, we offer numerous innovative approaches to achieving smooth, luminous, and youthful-looking skin.[/callout]
Are you ready to see more radiant, supple, and smoother skin in the mirror? Contact us today to schedule a consultation, or call us at (604) 980-3993 for additional information about our treatments. We look forward to speaking with you soon.
What Afterglow Can Do for Your Facial Skin Conditions:
We recognize that your skin is unique, so we offer a variety of customized, minimally invasive options to help you achieve the results you desire. If you’re suffering from broken capillaries (telangiectasia), oversized pores, melasma, rosacea (red face), or overall uneven skin, we can provide treatment using one or more science-backed approaches. To learn more about each of our services, please follow the links below:
While broken capillaries won’t heal on their own, by flushing the veins with a cauterizing solution they can often be eliminated. We administer treatment through a tiny needle, which should cause little to no discomfort.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
Using short bursts of light, IPL treatment can rejuvenate and refresh the skin’s appearance without removing any skin. This method can help to improve skin tone and texture, reduce pore size, eliminate broken capillaries, and minimize rosacea breakouts.
Cutera CoolGlide® Nd:YAG
One of the most advanced lasers on the market, the Cutera CoolGlide® can enhance skin condition and appearance for a wide range of skin tones. Best for eradicating broken capillaries, this treatment can also eliminate unwanted hair on the face and body.
Often more effective than standard microdermabrasion, the MicroLaserPeel™ offers more aggressive treatment for large pores and uneven skin.
Designed to reduce redness, minimize the size of pores, and even out skin tone and texture, the Laser Genesis procedure gently heats the dermis (deep layer of skin) to stimulate cell renewal and collagen production.
Cosmeceuticals and Skin Care Products
We offer a broad selection of leading professional skin care products and a detailed resource on the types of ingredients you should be looking for in your formulas to help achieve the most beautiful skin possible.
Microdermabrasion with SilkPeel™ Dermal Infusion
Less abrasive than traditional microdermabrasion treatments, SilkPeel™ Dermal Infusion requires less downtime while still offering excellent results when addressing your skin concerns, including large pores and uneven skin tone.
Photodynamic Therapy with Blu-U® and Levulan® Kerastick®
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is our two-part treatment for melasma, acne, and other skin conditions can improve both tone and texture with minimal downtime.
In some cases, prescription medication may be recommended to help address your concerns, particularly in the case of melasma, uneven skin tone, or rosacea. Topical and oral medications can be utilized in combination with other methods to optimize your results