Dermatologist or Medical Aesthetician is a question we get asked often. In fact, oftentimes we see patients after they’ve been to their Dermatologist/Physician and “tried it all” and are left unhappy and still battling with acne, melasma, rosacea, you name it! Sound familiar? Let’s clarify the difference.
The bad news: As much as we all love to soak up the sun, that bright beast is hyper-aging. Sun damage can occur every time you’re out in the sun without protection, and you may not even see the effects until years later or now since you’re interested in how to fix it.
UV radiation actually alters the DNA of your skin cells, causing fine lines, wrinkles, redness, brown spots and even cancer. 😱
Are you already panicking about how to stave off sun damage this summer? We feel you and we’re here for you. If you keep up with our Beauty Blog on the reg (or have had any treatments with our NuAGE Experts), you already know the importance of wearing your sun protection every single day, rain or shine, July or December. You would also know that a good sunscreen is your #1 anti-aging skin care product you can keep in your arsenal. But how do you know what sunscreen is best for your face?
The answer is in your skin.
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Did you know that the average woman spends 1,728 hours in her lifetime shaving? It’s no secret that vanity comes with a certain time commitment, and sometimes this commitment can feel more like a complete waste of time. You’re busy, you’ve got sh*t to do. Why waste your precious time on tedious beauty rituals like shaving?
Has gravity got you feeling down? It’s time to say hello to the newest anti-gravity skin tightening treatment available from our NuAGE skin experts in Vancouver.
Our brand new treatment, Deep Dermal Tightening, works its magic on the cheeks, mouth, jawline, jowls and neck to reverse the signs of aging (and gravity!) and put things back where they belong. The best part? We’re the first clinic in Vancouver to exclusively offer Deep Dermal Tightening with the Cutera Excel HR.
A few key factors set our devices apart from our competitors, the first and most important being Cutera’s truPulse technology. We are proud to offer the only Nd:YAG platform to measurably deliver constant, sustained energy throughout the pulse duration. This ensures consistent performance and superior clinical outcomes. In other words, the most effective treatment for you every time. And if the results weren’t a good enough reason to choose Cutera, how about for the peace of mind knowing that you’ll be comfortable and protected throughout the whole process? Read More
When it comes to treating absolutely any skin condition, it’s important to keep the 70:30 ratio of treatments to products in mind. About 70% of the results you can expect will come from in-clinic treatments, but it can be dependant on the other 30%, which accounts for your home care and how you condition your skin. Remember your acid mantle? That’s where we need to focus our efforts first and foremost. Whether it’s acne, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles or rosacea, without your acid mantle doing its job, everything else is a wasted effort. We must strengthen the barrier.
Your rosy cheeks may have been adorable when you were five, but not so much anymore. If you’ve been struggling your whole life with attempting to cover up the redness in your skin, we feel your pain! Nobody likes a band-aid fix, so we’re here to tell you how to calm down the redness for good. Before you stop reading because you think your slight pink flush isn’t rosacea, think again. We hate to be the bearers of bad news but if you’re rocking a blushing veil when you don’t mean to be, it’s rosacea. However, fear not, because of course, we have a solution for our NuAGE babes.
You’ve made it past your acneic days of juicy, pus-filled breakouts but you’re still haunted by the lingering marks…What gives? As if the acne wasn’t bad enough, now you have to work to reverse the aftermath. If you read our other blog this month, Types of Acne and What they Mean, then you learned all about the super fun possibilities that acne has to offer. In this post, we’re going to break down the various types of acne scars it can leave behind and, of course, how we can ditch them for good.
So, you have acne…welcome to the club. It’s said that roughly 95% of people will experience acne at some point in their lives. And we have news for you, just because you made it through the teenage years doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods – more on that later. Different types of acne can strike at any age for any number of reasons and it’s actually the most common skin condition in teens and adults alike. Infants and toddlers can even experience acne! What a bummer.
As a Vancouver laser and skin care clinic, one of the most common questions we get asked is, “How do I get rid of my large pores?” or “How do I shrink my large pores?” and while you can’t technically shrink pores since they have no muscle to contract or relax, they do get bigger and we can make them smaller. How you ask? Well, there are a number of ways ranging from products to treatments but today we’re going to talk about our favorite pore-vanishing duo: Laser Genesis and ZOⓇ Skin Health’s new Instant Pore Refiner.
If you’ve ever had even the slightest interest in makeup, you’ve probably seen a hundred adverts praising mineral makeup for being superior and countless celebrities touting it as the only thing they dare put on their precious skin. Has all the buildup and hype surrounding mineral makeup got you itching to try it? Well, if you’re after a glowy, luminescent, flawless finish with your makeup, look no further. Mineral makeup is for you.
A new year means a new you, right? Let’s start by giving your skin a little lovin’ and going back to basics. We’ll be talking about how to get your skin ready for all your complexion goals this year.
If you read this month’s other blog on naturopathic dermatology, then you’re well aware of the importance of communication between your skin cells and how using the wrong products or tools topically can jumble the message to those deeper layers. Now that you understand what’s required for healthy skin, how do you get started? Easy! Healthy skin begins with the basics. In order for your products to work their very best, it’s crucial that we set the stage every day, morning and night. We call this simple foundation “Getting Skin Ready” and it follows three steps: Cleanse, Scrub, Oil Control.
We all know the importance of living a healthy lifestyle but it’s not always that easy to maintain, is it? When you’re busy with work or family obligations when there are loved ones struggling or you just simply have so much on your plate that you barely have time to shower or sleep, what happens? You neglect your body, your peace, your rest, your diet, your sanity.
Do you want to look old and wrinkly as soon as possible? No? Ok, then let’s start talking anti-aging skincare. It’s no secret that the skincare industry is overrun with products claiming to make you ageless but what’s the deal? Is any of it actually effective? When should you start using the products? And the questions go on and on. If you’re feeling frazzled and clueless, we’re here to help.
We don’t want you to panic but it’s officially November. How?! We don’t know. Ok, actually we might be panicking. The chaos of the holidays is just around the corner which means so too are the endless get-togethers, gatherings, parties, events and schmoozin’ and boozin’ galore. Obviously, you want to look your absolute best despite the stress, so we’re sharing our tried and true secrets to keep you fabulous at every one of your upcoming seasonal soirees. Are you ready? One word: injectables.
Sun spots, age spots and livers spots, acne stains, pregnancy mask and melasma…call them what you want, but these conditions all lump into one simple category: hyperpigmentation. So, what’s the deal? Where did this come from? Simply put, hyperpigmentation is the result of an overproduction of melanin in a localized area stimulated either by sun, trauma or hormones. Melanin is found throughout the body and is responsible for the colour of our hair, eyes and skin. Fair skinned people tend to make very little melanin while darker skinned individuals make more. Melanin is produced by specialized cells called melanocytes, which are among the cells primarily found in the outermost layer of the skin. After melanin is produced, it spreads and is evenly distributed within the skin. However, when the melanocytes get damaged or become unhealthy in some way, the production process can go into overdrive, resulting in an uneven skin tone. Read More
Retinol. You probably know you should be using it, and you’ve definitely heard the name thrown around constantly as a miracle ingredient, but what does it actually do and why do you need it so badly?! Well, for starters, this powerhouse is one of the most potent ingredients in the world of skincare. Retinol is a form of vitamin A that belongs to the flawless little family of retinoid chemical compounds. Still following? Good. If you’ve heard of Retin-A, tretinoin or tazarotene, you’re already familiar with retinol. Clinically proven to help stimulate cell regeneration and build new collagen, retinoids should be in everyone’s arsenal.
If you’re struggling with textural skin concerns, such as acne, surgical or trauma scars, stretch marks, dilated pores or milia, we have the perfect solution for you: Microneedling. It’s a treatment getting a lot of hype these days and for good reason! Microneedling can address a plethora of skin conditions but today let’s focus in on the textural ones…
Considering we offer all things skin care, ranging from laser treatments to Botox in Vancouver, it’s probably no surprise the team here at NuAGE Laser is into aesthetics. It’s only natural we’d be huge fans of BC beauty, fashion and lifestyle bloggers. They’re a talented bunch. Most of our favourites also happen to have spectacular Instagram accounts, which is right up our alley. Whenever we need some style inspiration or a little bit of eye candy, we know exactly where to turn on the gram and we’re willing to share. These are the 20 Vancouver Instagram accounts from local bloggers we’re currently obsessing over:
Dating in Vancouver (or anywhere for that matter) is hard! Whether you were set up by friends, you swiped right, sent some flirty messages back and forth on a dating site or worked up the nerve to ask out the person you had your eye on for months, that first date can feel a little like a job interview, which is enough to make anyone nervous. While you can’t control whether or not there’s an instant spark or you encounter any deal breakers, you can incorporate some of our date night beauty tips to gain major confidence. When you look fantastic, you feel fantastic and that makes putting yourself out there a bit easier. Ready to get your glow on? Here’s NuAGE’s skincare routine for dating.