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Conditions We Treat

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Face

Adult Acne

Adult acne is not uncommon and is often related to genetics, as well as stress and hormonal changes. A good skin care routine is important to gently cleanse and nourish oily, congested skin predisposed to acne. At Spring Skin we also offer a number of treatment modalities that help to calm and control acne prone skin.

Solutions we offer:

  • Broad Band Light (BBL): This light based therapy can help cull the bacteria that subtend acne while reducing sebum production and pore size.  Any inflammatory discolouration (reds or browns) around chronic acne sites will also be corrected.  These BBL sessions can also be combined with our Clarifying HF facials.
  • Micro-infusion Gold:  This gentle, micro-needling treatment is ideal for mild to moderate acne.  Dr vanVliet customizes the therapeutic cocktail infused into your skin to help reduce sebum production and the occurrence of acne flares.  It is also wonderful for reducing the size of your pores!
  • Clinical Peels: We offer up a series of anti-inflammatory and calming clinical peels to help reduce the severity and frequency of acne flares – these include our Salicylic clinical peels as well as HydraFacial MD clarifying facials.
  • Photo-dynamic therapy (PDT):  is a powerful acne treatment to help control more recalcitrant and severe acne flares.  This treatment combines the topical application of Levulinic acid with a Light therapy session.  Down-time approximates 1-2 weeks. 

Face

Acne / Facial Scars

Acne scars are often a painful reminder of uncontrolled acne flares of our past.  Issues of skin contour, texture and discolouration are usually of prime concern.  The textural issues can be unsightly and difficult to cover up with makeup.  At Spring Skin we offer a number of solutions to help smooth your skin back to a more normal texture and improved colour.

Solutions we offer:

  • Micro-infusion Gold: This micro-needling treatment can help smooth the texture of acne scarring by inciting collagen remodelling plus also infusing skin with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump the skin.  A series of 3-5 sessions is recommended.  
  • Broad Band Light (BBL) treatments can help correct the discolouration often associated with acne scars. Inflammatory reds and pigments can be targeted while also tightening the skin and reducing pore size.
  • Skin tightening with RF (Pelleve) can help incite collagen tightening and remodelling, to make the skin smoother.
  • Injectables: with special dilute HA based fillers to help troubleshoot and improve depressed scars.
  • Surgical revision of scars is occasionally required for severe acne scars.

Face

Redness / Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin that primarily affects fair skinned  individuals of Northern European heritage.  It starts in adulthood and in its milder expression it simply presents as a ruddy, red complexion.  When symptoms are more severe it can inflame and congest the skin and cause acne flares and textural thickening and scarring.  Men with severe rosacea often develop rhinophyma, a condition where the nose becomes congested, bulbous and discoloured.

Solutions we offer:

  • BBL: Broad band light can help make significant inroads towards improving rosacea prone skin by targeting the underlying cause – too many vessels!  This highly tuneable light treatment can target the vessels and inflammatory reds that subtend rosacea while improving skin health and appearance.  A series of 4-6 treatments is usually required to exact initial correction.  Once corrected, 1 to 2 maintenance treatments annually are recommended to help control your rosacea and maintain skin health.  The silver lining of these maintenance BBL treatments goes well beyond controlling your rosacea – it also helps to tighten and smooth your skin while slowing down the aging process of your skin.
  • HydraFacial MD clarifying peel:  We offer soothing, anti-inflammatory clinical peels to help calm and settle congested and inflamed  rosacea prone skin
  • Topical cosmeceuticals:  Rosacea prone skin is quite sensitive and fragile so a good home skin care regimen is integral to keeping skin calm, clear and healthy.

Face

Pigment / ‘Aging’ Spots

Pigment and Ageing Spots

It’s inevitable that we accumulate some sun or ‘aging’ spots over time, especially if we are fair and we enjoy our time in the outdoors.  The spots that accumulate over time are a response to chronic UV exposure.  Their presence has little to do with our chronological age and every thing to do with our sun exposure habits over time.

 A recent Proctor and Gamble Beauty study concluded that age spots do in fact “age” us – more than fine lines and wrinkles do.  This study concluded that aging spots can make a person look as much as 10-20 years older than their chronological age.  

The presence of pigmented debris in our skin not only makes us look older but it is often a marker for damaged DNA in our skin cells and dis-ease in the skin.  They can also be associated with more severe skin concerns on the pre-cancerous and skin cancer spectrum.  The good news is that much of this accumulated pigment and debris is in fact both reversible and preventable.  Recent technological innovations have made it possible to selectively cull a large burden of our sun spots as well as any associated DNA damage in our skin cells.  Dr vanVliet will help you understand what treatments will best help address your skin concerns and will guide you to a healthier, less spotted version of yourself.

Treatments we offer:

    • BBL: Broad Band Light is our state- of -the- art Light technology that is exquisitely able to target problematic pigment / sun spots that have accumulated on the sun-kissed skin of our face, neckline, décolleté, hands in fact, anywhere on the body!  This advanced technology is highly tuneable and can also address broken capillaries and reds that may co-exist with your sun spots.  BBL therapy does much more than just colour correct your skin – it reverses aging at a molecular and genetic level and leaves your skin Clearer, Smoother and Tighter!  
    • Surgitron removal of ‘Aging” spots:  Some ‘aging spots’ referred to as Seborrheic keratoses  are elevated and not responsive to topical (ex. liquid nitrogen ) or Laser and Light based therapies.  These respond best to surgical removal and Dr vanVliet utilizes a specialized radio frequency probe to precisely shave them off with minimal risk of scarring or of recurrence.
    • HydraFacial MD:  We can customize your HydraFacial treatment with Boosters to target both reds and browns and to help brighten the skin.
    • Boosted PDT: If you have extensive actinic skin roughenings and pre-cancerous skin changes as well as aging spots we can combine the colour correcting and anti-aging benefits of BBLwith PDT to target and reverse both actinic damage as well as pigment all in one potent treatment session.
    • Topicals: The best way to prevent the accumulation of sun spots and pigment  (including  sun damage/ skin cancer) is to embrace the use of physical UV blockade (clothing, hats) and topical Broad spectrum SPF of at least a 45 rating.  The use of oral and topical anti-oxidants  ( vitamin C&E) also helps keep skin bright and protected against UV damage.  Retinol treatment at night helps with repair, skin health and stabilization of pigment cells.

Face

Wrinkled / Lax Skin:

The development of fine lines and wrinkles as we age is multifactorial.  The three big contributors to facial wrinkles are:

  1. Dynamic lines:  These wrinkles and fine lines are related to how we animate and to underlying muscle activity.   Wrinkles surrounding the eyes (glabellar, forehead, crow’s feet) and the mouth most often develop as a result of repetitive underlying muscle activity.
  2. Lines related to sun /UV damage: This relates to how chronic sun exposure deleteriously impacts our skin envelope.  The extent and depth of wrinkling and loss of elasticity are based on how much sun exposure you have had in your life time.  UVA rays are responsible for much of the damage and breakdown of collagen and elastin fibres that lie in the deeper layer of the skin dermis.  The end result here is skin that becomes lined, lax and rough in texture.

Age related wrinkles : Deflation and descent of our soft tissue envelope occurs naturally with age.  Skin does thin with time and this can contribute towards laxity and deflation. As well, we lose bone stock and fat pads in our facial architecture over time – this means less buttressing and support for the overlying skin envelope and subsequent deflation and descent of our skin envelopes.

Treatments we offer:

Given that the development of wrinkles and fine lines is multi-factorial it stands to reason that a multi-faceted approach towards their management is key.  Dr vanVliet believes in combining treatment modalities to make incremental changes that work synergistically to give you the most natural resolution of problematic lines.  Her approach targets all causes of wrinkling (dynamic lines, volume depletion and UV damage) and she tailors her treatments accordingly:

  • Injectables: Lines of animation around the eyes and mouth related to muscle activity can be easily modulated with the use of Neurotoxins such as Botox or Dysport.  Dr vanVliet does all of her own injectables and she is conservative with her use of Toxins so that lines can be softened without making you look frozen or overdone. 
  • She also chooses from a wide array of HA based dermal fillers from the Restalyn, Juvederm and Teoxane families of dermal fillers.   They differ in their viscosities and properties and she carefully selects and combines them to have you looking naturally your best.  Some HA fillers are thin and used superficially in the dermal layers of the skin to address dynamic and fine lines.  Others are more viscous and designed to lift and buttress in regions of fat pad / bone resorption where structural support for the skin envelope has been lost.  Dr vanVliet’s objective is to have her work never look like work has been done.  Her goal is to restore volume and improve facial contour in a  seamless and harmonious way – never looking ‘done’.
  • Silhouette Instalift: Deflation and descent of our facial tissue is inevitable with aging. Restoration of volume with HA fillers can help ameliorate some of the descent but sometimes the tissues simply need to be lifted and redistributed to where they once were. Silhouette InstaLift is a non-surgical face and neck lift procedure that can safely and effectively restore a more youthful and refreshed facial contour!
  • Broad Band Light (BBL):  This medical grade Light based technology is wonderful for imparting colour correction to the skin (pigment and reds) but it can also be tuned to target the deep dermis to tighten and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Skin Tightening (RF)  with our Pelleve utilizes radio-frequency waves to precisely target the collagen and elastin fibres of  the deep dermis.  This painless treatment safely and effectively tightens tissues and stimulates collagen turnover for 2 months after each treatment session.  Its wonderful for improving skin texture and tone of the face, eyelid skin and neckline.   The results are cumulative and best results are achieved with a treatment series of 3 to 5 monthly treatment sessions.
  • Micro-infusion Gold:  is a painless, no downtime, micro-needling treatment that can stimulates collagen induction while infusing the skin with hyaluronic acid and anti-oxidants to soften fine lines, plump and hydrate the skin – it will tighten your skin and give you smooth, pore-less, glowing skin.
  • HydraFacial MD:  This medical peel system is a wonderful 3 step facial to buff, hydrate and nourish the skin.   It is a no downtime facial that will exfoliate, extract impurities and will infuse the skin with neutriceuticals to repair and nourish the skin.
  • Topicals: How you show up everyday with respect to your skin care regimen is vital to protecting, nourishing and repairing the skin.  A good skin care program need not be costly or complicated.  Dr vanVliet embraces the KISS principle of bringing science and simplicity to the mix so that you have a personalized approach towards your skin care and health.  Healthy skin is beautiful skin!

Face

Photo Damaged Skin

Photo Damaged Skin Example

Sun-damaged skin includes some or all of the following skin changes:

  • Sun or liver spots
  • Diffuse hyperpigmentation
  • Redness, broken blood vessels
  • Rough and dry skin texture
  • Wrinkled / lax skin
  • Actinic keratoses (a pre-cancerous skin roughening )
  • Skin cancer

Chronic sun exposure over the years sets us up for cumulative skin damage.  Although the usual suspects of sun spots and wrinkles are what may bring patients in for aesthetic treatments – these are often just markers for skin damage and dis-ease.  Damage to your skin’s cellular  DNA can also show up as actinic keratoses (pre-cancerous roughenings) and even skin cancer.

Inherently the fairer you are (red headed or blond), the less able your skin is able to tolerate over-exposure to UV light.  The sun tans and sunburns of the past are a big set up for the development of  wrinkles, loss of elasticity/ laxity,  aging spots / hyper-pigmentation and skin cancers that arise as we age.  As hard as it is to accept – there is no such thing as a healthy tan, especially if we are fair.

Most people mistakingly assume that their sun-damaged skin is just a ‘natural’ part of aging.  The good news is that most of what we assume is ‘natural’ aging of the skin is in fact both preventable and reversible.   

Treatments we offer:

  • Photo-dynamic therapy (PDT) is a powerful treatment modality to reverse years of accumulated sun damage.  It doesn’t matter if its the aesthetics of your roughened skin or a recent skin cancer diagnosis that bring you in to Spring Skin – PDT is the treatment that can help restore skin back to a healthier, less damaged state. The beauty of this treatment is that large, global areas can be treated in often just one treatment session (think entire face, scalp) with minimal down-time.  Stacking one to two PDT sessions can help reverse up to 75%  of sun damage and early pre-cancerous skin changes.  It can also help reduce your life time risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer. The silver lining here is that your skin texture, roughness and pore size will be improved and your skin will look and feel better.
  • BBL treatment: Broad band light therapy Heals the skin with Light.  It both reverses skin aging at a genetic and molecular level while also targeting the reds and browns that have accumulated to give us spotted skin.  BBL can also be synergistically combined with PDT to reduce the amount of treatment sessions required to heal your skin.
  • Skin tightening (RF) to induce collagen remodelling and to address laxity and  wrinkles.
  • Microinfusion Gold facials: using micro-needles to induce collagen remodelling as well as infuse the skin with anti-inflammatory and anti-aging therapeutics to get your skin glowing, hydrated and plumped.

Face

Jawline / Jowl and Double chin correction

As we age we may lose the crisp definition of our jawline or become more heavy set along our jawline. In women this can masculinize our faces as we age.  Losing the youthful contour of our jawline can also hold hands with the development of a double chin. At Spring Skin we offer a number of non-surgical solutions to improve the jawline, jowl and double chin. 

Treatments we offer:

  • Silhouette InstaLift: This non-surgical lifting procedure can profoundly improve the contour of the jawline and neckline. InstaLift threads are utilized to lift jowls and redrape the soft tissue in an elegant and natural way. This is a safe and highly effective non-surgical lifting procedure with minimal downtime – simply elegant!

  • Nefertiti lift:  This non-invasive technique is named after the Egyptian queen Nefertiti, known for her beauty and well defined neckline.  This injectable technique improves the definition of your jawline with the use multiple micro-injections of neurotoxin below the jawline.  This selectively relaxes those muscles, including the platysma muscle that pull downward on your jawline and lower face.  This helps contour the upper neck, lift the corners of the mouth and provides a mini lift of the lower face.  It can be combined with the use of HA filler to help define the jawline and treat the jowl in certain cases.
  • Belkyra treatment for jowls /double chin:  Belkyra is the first and only FDA approved injectable to contour and correct for moderate to severe fullness under your chin by enzymatically dissolving the targeted fat.  A series of Belkyra injections can help restore a more youthful jawline and correct a double chin without surgical intervention.
  • Skin tightening:  RF energy can target the collagen of our deep dermis to improve skin tightening , improving skin texture and tone.
  • Micro-infusion Gold: This micro-needling technique helps stimulate collagen induction and turnover while hydrating and nourishing the skin with liquid gold!

Face

Cosmetic Skin Lesion Removal

As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr vanVliet is able to surgically remove a wide array of facial cosmetic skin lesions. If you have moles, skin tags, aging spots or cysts that you find troublesome or unsightly, we can set up a private consultation with Dr vanVliet for your initial assessment. You do not require referral by your Family Physician for this initial assessment.

MSP does not fund the surgical excision of cosmetic skin lesions for aesthetic purposes. Dr vanVliet will tailor a customized treatment plan for you and discuss the associated fees at the time of your initial consultation.

Cosmetic surgical procedures offered:

Lips

Lip rejuvenation:

Aging around the lips and lower face is a natural process.  Repetitive animation patterns (pursing of lips, smoking) as well as reduced collagen synthesis contributes to fine lines and reduction in lip volume and fullness.  Loss of underlying bony support from our jaw, maxilla and dentition contribute towards loss of structural support for the lips so that we lose our lip visibility, definition and contour.  

Many patient’s find that these changes around the lips ‘age’ them in an unflattering way.  Yet, often they are reticent to consider fillers with fear of looking ‘done’ or ‘funny’.  At Spring Skin we offer a number of treatment modalities to help improve  the aesthetics of the lips and peri-oral region in a seamless and subtle way.

Lip Prejuvenation and Beautification:

Lips contribute highly to our Beauty quotient.  Nicely shaped, everted and plumped lips are associated with fertility and overall Beauty.  Dr vanVliet  works with her younger patients to subtly define and / or augment lips as a coherent and harmonious Beautification measure.

Intervening early also helps prophylax and slow down the aging process of lips.

Solutions we offer:

Injectable HA dermal fillers:

Dr vanVliet carefully selects from a wide palette of HA based dermal fillers ( Juvederm, Restalyn and Teoxane families of fillers) to target areas of aesthetic concern to you.  She makes small incremental changes to enhance and restore your natural lip shape and definition while addressing fine lines and folds that surround the lips.  Looking natural and never like work has been ‘done’ is the goal.

Other modalities we offer:
  • Skin tightening with Pelleve RF to help soften the fine lines and wrinkles surrounding the mouth.
  • Micro-Infusion Gold: our painless micro-needling device induces collagen synthesis while infusing the skin and lip mucosa with protective and brightening anti-oxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid.  This hydrates, nourishes and plumps the lips and surrounding skin without volumizing them.
  • Hair removal for dark, coarse hair on the upper lip and chin
  • Broad band light (BBL): for correction of vessels, redness and pigment around the lips as well as tightening of the skin and softening of lip lines.
  • HydraFacial Lip Perk: like a facial for the lips that plumps and hydrates the lips.  This treatment can be added to any of our facial rejuvenation treatments.

Eyes

Our eyes are often one of our most attractive and uniquely defining features.  Our eyes are also  one of the first areas of the body to show signs of aging that manifest as:

  • Dynamic wrinkles arising from the repetitive activity of small muscles around the eyes that  manifest as crow’s feet and frown lines
  • Brow descent can contribute to upper eyelid hooding and forehead lines / wrinkles
  • Lower eyelids can develop dark circles, crepe-y skin and puffiness with aging.  
  • Loss of structural support from tissues surrounding the eyes impact the appearance of our eyes. Temple hollowing and cheek volume loss occurs naturally as we lose fat pads and bone buttressing over time – and this can manifest as shadows, deflation, tear troughs and creases around the eyes.
  • Hair thinning: of our lashes, and brows also contribute to looking older. 

Dr vanVliet’s approach towards Eye Rejuvenation is integrative and comprehensive.  She takes into account all variables that contribute towards aging and she combines a wide array of modalities to subtly and beautifully bring emphasis back to your eyes, while preserving their uniqueness.  These non-invasive treatment modalities are safe and effective for the delicate eyelid skin.

Solutions we offer:

  1. Toxins:  Dr vanVliet is very conservative with her use of Neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport) to reduce dynamic frown lines and crows feet around the eyes.  She injects tiny doses, often referred to as micro-doses of toxins to leave you looking refreshed, relaxed and still capable of expression- not frozen or done.  She often combines Neurotoxin injection sessions with synergistic and adjunctive technologies such as:
    • BBL: to reduce dark eyelid circles and to tighten and tone eyelid skin while softening wrinkles.
    • Skin tightening with RF to tighten eyelid skin and soften wrinkles
    • Micro-infusion Gold injections as skin boosters to hydrate and brighten eyelid skin
    • HA dermal fillers to address loss of volume and structural support for regions surrounding the eyes (temples, cheeks) and to address the tear troughs.
  2. Skin tightening: Pelleve is our skin tightening modality that utilizes radio-frequency (RF) to stimulate tissue tightening and collagen regeneration.  Skin tightening allows us to reduce the crepe-y appearance of eyelid skin and to soften fine lines, raise the brow and reduce wrinkles.  Our signature treatment ‘All about Eyes’ combines the hydrating and brightening benefits of an eye peel with Pelleve to tighten to tighten and brighten and hydrate the skin in one setting.  
  3. Tear trough correction: Dr vanVliet uses an HA based filler specifically designed for the delicate eyelid skin  (from the Swiss made Teoxane family of fillers) to address the tear trough.  Its formulation contains nourishing peptides and anti-oxidants as well as a special low molecular weight  hyaluronic acid preparation to correct many aspects of the lower eyelid tear trough.  It helps brighten, hydrated and smooth the delicate lower eyelid skin.
  4. Volume restoration: of temples, cheeks and the soft tissues surrounding the eyes to reduce concavities and shadows that have come with bone and fat pad loss over time. Dr vanVliet uses very small needles and cannulas when injecting neurotoxins or fillers around the eyes to reduce the risk of bruising and for your overall comfort and safety.
  5. Microinfusion Gold  is wonderful for hydrating, brightening and plumping the skin of the face as well as the delicate eyelid skin.  This treatment infuses the eyelid skin with nourishing and hydrating skin Boosters while tightening and toning the eyelid skin.
  6. Lashes/brows: thinning of the eyelashes and brows can be solved with prescription solutions that we offer like Latisse.
  7. Cosmeceuticals: Lotions and potions in the form of eye creams are expensive and in themselves quite powerless to correct much of the signs of aging around the eyes.  That being said, they are specially formulated to protect, nourish and hydrate your delicate eyelid skin, helping attenuate and slow down the aging process.  Dr vanVliet has cherry picked a few of her favourite eye formulations to maintain eyelid skin health.

Body

Sun Spots / Pigment

Before

After

It is inevitable that we accumulate some sun or ‘age’ spots on the sun-kissed regions of our body over time, especially if we are fair and we enjoy our time in the outdoors.  These pigmented spots are laid down in response to chronic UV exposure and often they are associated with other states of skin dis-ease such as crepe-y, lax and roughened skin. 

A recent Proctor and Gamble Beauty study concluded that pigment and sun spots ‘age’ us more so than our fine lines and wrinkles do.  They concluded that these sun spots can make us look as much as 10 to 20 years older than our chronological age.

Significant technological advances in our BBL technology have recently been made that now allow us to  predictably and safely cull large burdens of sun spots anywhere on the body.   The hallmark of this new BBL HERO technology is our ability to significantly improve the skin of the body comfortably, safely and with minimal downtime.   Why is this revolutionary?  You can expect your skin to be smoother, clearer and healthier while reversing and slowing down skin aging.  Skin, anywhere on the body,  can now look 15-20 years younger than its chronological age. 

In summary, we can colour correct for pigment / sun spots and we can also restore skin, anywhere on the body, to a clearer, tighter and smoother version of itself.

  • neckline, décolleté
  • shoulders / arms / hands
  • torso / back
  • lower extremities

Body

Sun Damaged Skin

Sun-damaged skin includes some or all of the following skin changes:

  • Sun or liver spots
  • Diffuse hyperpigmentation
  • Redness, broken blood vessels
  • Rough and dry skin texture
  • Wrinkled / lax skin
  • Actinic keratoses (a pre-cancerous skin roughening )
  • Skin cancer

Chronic sun exposure over the years sets us up for cumulative skin damage.  The skin of the body is not as tolerant of chronic UV exposure as is the skin of our face.  It heals more slowly and is less resilient to any trauma, including chronic or intense sun-exposure.  This means that our sun-kissed chests, arms and shoulders are apt to show signs of ‘aging’ before our faces do.

Sun-damage on the body most often manifests as sun-spots, crepe-y and lax skin.  These are markers for skin dis-ease and often they are also associated with actinic keratoses (pre-cancerous skin roughenings) and potentially even skin cancer.

Inherently the fairer you are (red headed or blond), the less able your skin is able to tolerate over-exposure to UV light.  The sun tans and sunburns of the past are a big set up for the cumulative signs of sun-damage that manifest by our early, middle years.  As hard as it is to accept – there is no such thing as a healthy tan, especially if we are fair.

Most people mistakingly assume that their sun-damaged skin is just a ‘natural’ part of aging.  The good news is that most of what we assume is ‘natural’ aging of the skin is in fact both preventable and reversible.

Treatments we offer:

  • BBL HERO:   Broad band light therapy has traditionally been able to reverse and slow down the aging process, as well as colour correct for Browns and Reds on facial skin.  Recent advances in BBL technology have now made this treatment very safe, predictable and comfortable for treating the skin of the BODY.  This is exciting news and represents a true paradigm shift in Light and Laser based technology.  We can now safely treat sun-damaged skin anywhere on the body including the décolleté, arms, hands and legs to correct for sun-spots (pigment), wrinkles and crepe-y, lax skin.  All the benefits of traditional BBL including the new benefits of treating anywhere on the BODY to make skin clearer, smoother and tighter.  Skin treated with BBL HERO can now look and feel 15 to 20 years younger than our chronological age.
  • Photo-dynamic therapy (PDT) is a powerful treatment modality to reverse years of accumulated sun damage.  This treatment can help restore skin back to a healthier, less damaged state.  Large, global areas can be treated often in just one treatment session (think entire face, chest, arms)  with minimal down-time.  Stacking one to two PDT sessions can help reverse up to 75%  of sun damage and early pre-cancerous skin changes.  It can also help reduce your life time risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer. The silver lining here is that your skin texture and roughness  will be improved and your skin will look and feel better.
  • Microinfusion Gold: using micro-needles to induce collagen remodelling as well as infuse the skin with anti-inflammatory and anti-aging therapeutics to get your skin glowing, hydrated and plumped.  Although this treatment is most commonly used for facial rejuvenation, skin anywhere on the body responds well to this treatment.  This is a great adjunct treatment to BBL HERO or PDT body treatments on the chest, shoulders and hands.
  • HA Skin Boosters: This is an advanced, micro-injection technique that improves the quality and appearance of aging and damaged skin.  This bio-regenerative treatment stimulates the body to remodel and repair the skin to improve its hydration, radiance and elasticity while infusing the skin with potent protective anti-oxidants.  Redensification of the dermis results.  The most common sites for HA Skin Boosting are the Face, Neckline and Chest.  Skin Boosting can also be combined with injectable treatments of fine lines and wrinkles and this is referred to as Dynamic Redensification of skin.  The most common treatment areas are the fine lines and wrinkles on the 
  • Face: around the eyes, lips and neckline
  • Chest wall wrinkles and lines to reduce the stigmata of aging.
  • Hands

Body

Cosmetic Skin Lesion Removal

As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr vanVliet is able to surgically remove a wide array of cosmetic skin lesions.  If you have moles, skin tags, aging spots or cysts that you find troublesome or unsightly, we can set up a private consultation with Dr vanVliet for your initial assessment.  You do not require referral by your Family Physician for this initial assessment.

MSP does not fund the surgical excision of cosmetic skin lesions for aesthetic purposes.  Dr vanVliet will tailor a customized treatment plan for you and discuss the associated fees at the time of your initial consultation.

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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: info@springskin.ca

Sincerely,
Dr Deborah vanVliet

At Spring Skin we offer a wide array of surgical and aesthetic rejuvenation procedures

The Spring Skin Express menu

Our MedSpa services are based in science and are bio-stimulatory, yet exact no downtime.  Below is a list of our regenerative medical grade services that require no prior consultation and can be booked directly online.

Aesthetic Consultation

Many of the Surgical, Light and Laser based treatments, as well as Injectable procedures offered at Spring Skin are more nuanced and require prior consultation with Dr vanVliet. 

If you are considering getting rejuvenation treatments but have questions about which service would be best – you may wish to schedule a personalized, Aesthetic consult with Dr vanVliet.   We are very patient centric and will work closely with you to help educate and guide you every step of the way.