It’s organic, using Light energy to Heal Skin

Its Organic; Using Light to Heal your Skin: BBL technology has the ability to restore the appearance of sun-damaged skin and to delay and prevent signs of skin aging anywhere on the body.

Broad Band Light (BBL): is a medical grade photo-rejuvenation treatment that uses Light energy to correct for sun-damage as well as imparting significant colour correction to your skin. This advanced Light based treatment has been foundational to Dr vanVliet’s Skin rejuvenation practice for many years. It is a highly tuneable and customizable technology that can precisely target Redness ( vessels, rosacea, flushing, acne) as well as Browns / Pigment (sun-damaged skin, aging spots or freckles) in the skin.
It also slows down and reverses skin cell aging at a genetic and molecular level and programs our skin cells to be younger.


  • Delay skin aging
  • Make skin younger; younger gene expression
  • Improves the appearance of skin:
    • Clearer
    • Smoother
    • Colour correction: browns and reds
  • May reduce your future risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer

HERO: is an acronym for High Energy Rapid Output energy.

Significant and recent technological advances in our BBL technology has changed how we can now deliver Light energy into your skin. We can now safely deliver 4 to 5 times the energy within a given treatment session to profoundly transform skin in a way that is predictable, comfortable and exacts little to no down-time. This is the greatest advance in over 20 years of Light based skin rejuvenation and this is why Dr vanVliet is amongst the first physicians in Canada to adapt this revolutionary, new HERO technology in her practice

For Facial treatments BBL HERO imparts all the benefits of traditional BBL – only faster and with the significant silver lining of also improving skin texture and making skin smoother and clearer.

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  • Delay skin aging
  • Make skin younger; younger gene expression
  • Improves the appearance of skin:
    • Clearer
    • Smoother
    • Colour correction: browns and reds
  • May reduce the risk of developing skin cancer
  • Colour correction:
    • Aging / Sun Spots
    • Redness / Rosacea / Flushing
    • Broken vessels / capillaries 
  • Sun-damage
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Crepe-y Lax skin
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Unwanted facial hair
  • Active acne / oily skin
BBL HERO can improve Facial skin to be:
  • Tighter: decreasing skin laxity and crepeness.  
  • Smoother: to look and to the feel 
  • Clearer: improved ability to cull skin discolouration 
    • Pigment / aging spots
    • Redness / Rosacea and broken blood vessels
  • Improve texture: decreased pore size, fine lines and wrinkles

Another hallmark of our BBL HERO technology is our ability to now be able to significantly improve skin health and appearance anywhere on the BODY. Traditionally it has been exceedingly difficult to get predictable, confluent improvements of the skin of the BODY without taking on undue risk. The skin of the BODY is different than that of the face and by necessity our approach to its rejuvenation has always had to be more cautious and conservative in order to mitigate risk.

Our BBL HERO represents the new gold standard for non-invasive skin rejuvenation of the skin of the Body. We can now deliver confluent, extremely uniform correction of Body skin in a predictable, safe and comfortable way – and with minimal downtime. This truly is a paradigm shift! Our sun-kissed and sun-spotted skin can now look 15 to 20 years younger anywhere on the Face or Body!

Benefits of BBL HERO for the Skin of the Body:

  • Tighter skin: addressing skin laxity and crepeness
  • Smoother skin: to look at and touch
  • Clearer skin: fewer aging / sun spots and broken blood vessels
  • Anti-aging benefits: reversal and slowing of aging process
  • Safe, predictable and comfortable treatments
  • Rapid results
  • Minimal to no downtime

Common treatment areas for the Body:

  • Neckline
  • Decollete / Chest
  • Shoulders / Arms
  • Hands
  • Back / Torso
  • Lower extremities
  • Dr vanVliet will assess you and review what you can expect on the day of treatment
  • We will cleanse your skin and give you protective eye wear
  • Clear gel will be applied to the treatment area
  • Light pulses will be applied to your skin surface in precise pulses. This light will appear bright even with protective eye wear, but know that it will not harm your eyes.
  • The duration of treatment sessions depends on the complexity and regions of the Face and / or Body being treated.

We can correct skin quality anywhere on the body but these are our most popular treatment
areas that can be chosen from, often in combination with one another:

  • Face
  • Neckline
  • Decolletege
  • Back of hands

Face - Reds

Face - Browns



We realize that your time is valuable to you. There are treatments we offer that pair beautifully with BBL HERO treatments. Combining treatments can help you save on time and often there are some cost savings when bundling treatments together. We also see more dramatic results, and faster, with combination treatments.

Our favourite pairings are:

  • Combine BBL treatment regions: Given the comfort of HERO treatment sessions many of our patients opt to combine a number of treatment regions of the Face and Body within one treatment session. For example, many patients will treat their Face, Neckline and Decollete in one session. We also often combine chest and arms, including the Hands all in one session.
  • Spring Skin Glow: This is a signature treatment that combines the exfoliation, hydrating and enriching benefits of a HydraFacial MD treatment with your BBL treatment to buff your skin and give it that instant glow.
  • Dermaplaning: Exfoliation with a specialty blade scrapes away dead skin cells and vellous hair (peach fuzz) to brighten and smooth the skin surface while improving penetration of our BBL Light energy
  • Injectables: Toxins and Fillers
  • BBL and PDT: An excellent combination treatment for rough, heavily sun-damaged skin.

BBL HERO an easily tolerated and safe procedure that in most cases incurs minimal to no down-time. The treated area may be red and flushed and for most patients this usually dissipates in a few hours.

Most people continue on with their normal day to day activities; this can easily be a lunch time treatment for you. We recommend wearing a protective Broad-spec SPF >30 or protective clothing (Body treatments) to protect your investment and your skin health. We also recommend being gentle with your skin and not picking or scratching at it.

In heavily sun-damaged skin or with patients with moderate to severe rosacea the down-time may be more prolonged with swelling and redness r a few days. We can usually predict this and will guide you as best as possible regarding what you can expect following your treatment.

Patients with prominent pigmentation may notice that their treated pigmented areas become temporarily darker as the skin envelope rids itself of the targeted pigment. They gradually flake off and fade, leaving your skin clear and smooth.
On facial skin the pigment often clears in 7 to 10 days.
On heavily pigmented and sun-damaged skin of the Body the clearing of pigment debris can take 3 to 4 weeks.
With subsequent treatments, as the skin improves, the down-time reverts to minimal to none.

Before (Age 43)
After (Age 65)

After a series of BBL treatments most of our patients see improvements in nearly every aspect of their skin. The number of treatments you will likely require to exact correction will be determined in consultation with Dr vanVliet and is based on your goals and the regions to be corrected. It will take fewer maintenance treatments to keep your skin looking healthy, smooth and clear once you have achieved your desired outcomes.


From a Stanford peer reviewed study have confirmed that BBL treatment can restore your skin cell gene expression pattern to resemble that of younger skin cells. Hands down, BBL is easily one of the most effective, no down-time procedures in aesthetic medicine to prevent and reverse skin aging, restoring your skin to its naturally radiant and clear self.

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Spring Skin COVID Protocol:


Welcome to Spring Skin. As COVID restrictions lift, know that we will continue to work diligently behind the scenes, implementing our safety protocols to safe guard you as well as our team and our community.

We continue to work closely with local as well as governing medical authorities so that we can continue to offer our personalized services in the safest way possible. We are following the guidance of the BC Ministry of Health closely.

Along with our usual universal precautions practices, we will continue to implement the following safety precautions:

  • All appointments will continue to be by appointment only so we can honour social distancing in our clinic. Please ensure you are on time in order to help with patient flow and social distancing.
  • For all medical appointments, including your visit at Spring Skin you will be required to wear a protective mask. If you don’t have one we will provide one for you.
  • Medical grade hand sanitizer is available at the front desk and we will ask that you sanitize your hands upon entry into the clinic.
  • We ask you to limit your visit with us to just yourself or one care-giver if required
  • We would ask you to limit the amount of personal items you bring in to the clinic and to refrain from bringing in food or drink containers
  • All of our staff are double vaccinated against COVID and they are trained and equipped with their PPE to ensure every one’s safety.
    • We wash our hands between each individual patient and each procedure.
    • All clinic surfaces, and equipment are disinfected before and after every patient visit

If you are scheduled for an appointment with us please call if you have:

  • Any cold or flu-like symptoms, specifically fever, cough or shortness of breath?
  • Have had contact with anyone who has these symptoms or who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or the flu?
  • Recently travelled internationally without being doubly vaccinated?

If yes to any of the above questions we ask you to defer your appointment with us at least 14 days.  We appreciate your cooperation and will be happy to assist you with any rescheduling required.

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have questions please contact us by phone: 250-931-3110 or Email us:

Dr Deborah vanVliet

HA Boost your skin this summer!

With Micro-Infusion Gold Intensive Skin Nourishment and Hydration

Our favourite summer time offering at Spring Skin for HA skin boosting.

This bio-regenerative treatment combines the benefits of an advanced, micro-injection technique and customized HA based, therapeutic skin cocktails, tailored to your unique skin needs.

Our July special:

For the ultimate glow: Bundle of 3 facial Micro-Infusion Gold sessions for $1795 and receive a complimentary HydraFacial treatment – Savings of $500

Not sure, want to give it a try? Purchase one Micro-Infusion Gold for your face for $695 and add your neck and chest, on the house! (savings of $200)

Valid until July 31, 2023
Book now or call us at: 250-931-3110

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At Spring Skin, we offer a wide array of Surgical and Aesthetic Procedures.

Aesthetic Consultations and those MedSpa services that fall within our Spring Skin Express Menu (PDF) can be booked directly online.

Procedures requiring prior consultation

Many of our Procedures require prior consultation with Dr vanVliet and subsequent coordination and scheduling of treatments by contacting the office.

Skin Renewal Procedures

  • Skin Boosters
  • Plasma Pen Eye treatments
  • Photo-dynamic therapy (PDT)
  • Plasma Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Micro-needling

Facial Contour Procedures

  • Silhouette InstaLift threads
  • Injectables: Toxins, HA Fillers, Sculptra