Facial Aging Deconstructed

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Facial aging is a multi-factorial process and so it follows that rejuvenation treatments address all facets of the aging process:

  1. Our Skin: As our skin ages it thins and it can accumulate spots, wrinkles and poor texture. Although we attribute most of these skin changes to ‘natural aging’  it is in fact primarily due to the cumulative and deleterious effects of UV exposure over a life time. It is sun damage that is the primary damager and ager of the skin – not your chronological age.  The silver lining here is that much of what we have accepted as ‘natural aging’ is in fact reversible and preventable. Technological innovation and advances in skin cosmeceuticals now provide us with a potent ability to improve skin health and Beauty.  The only path to skin Beauty is restoring your skin back to its healthy state.
  2. Deflation and loss of volume:  As we age we lose facial volume.  Loss of fat pads and bone stock means there is less structural support for our overlying skin envelope.  Deflation, lines and hollows inevitably result. A variety of dermal fillers of differing properties can be used to restore facial volume in a seamless, harmonized way.  It is important to choose your injector well so that this can be done safely and expertly for you – check to make sure that they are either a board certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist.  In the hands of an expert injector youthful contours can be restored and problematic hollows and lines can be smoothed out -always looking natural and never looking like you’ve had any work done.
  3. Neuromodulation using Botox ® or Dysport ® is an important way to treat the lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead. Discrete and selective relaxation of specific over-used muscle groups can help us looked relaxed and refreshed.

The take home message on Facial Aging: 

Given that ‘aging’ is multi-factorial process it only follows that treatment options should be multi-faceted and integrated to address all aspects of aging.  There is no ONE magic bullet that will address all aspects of your aging process. Harmonized and natural looking results can arise from well designed and customized facial rejuvenation plans that can be tailored to your needs – and to your budget.

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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

Dr Deborah vanVliet

Gift Cards Now Available

When you purchase a gift card valued at:

  • $250 – Get 1 complimentary Biophora Mask Duo (value $55)
  • $500 – Get 1 complimentary Biophora Mask Duo + 1 DermaRich Moisturizer (value $135)
  • $1000 – Get 1 complimentary SkinMedica HA5 + 1 DermaRich Moisturizer (value $300)

*offer valid until Dec 16, 2022
** limit of $2000.00 per person


Mask Duo: This two step treatment starts with an enzyme exfoliator containing fruit enzymes to gently remove dead skin cells without irritating the skin. The second step is a refreshing, cooling clay based mask with a neutral pH containing collagen, elastin and multivitamins. You can expect healthier, hydrated, and nourished skin. Great for all skin types.

Dermarich Moisturizer: Highly emollient and nutrient-rich moisturizer with advanced hydrating and nourishing qualities containing green tea and grape seed extracts, vitamin E + chamomile to calm and revitalize the appearance of dehydrated, sensitive or irritated skin.

Skin Medica

HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator: 5 types of Hyaluronic acid working synergistically to provide instant smoothing results. Diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, texture and roughness, providing immediate hydration and overall healthier looking skin.

Book An Appointment

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

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.