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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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COVID-19 Procedures

We are Open!

We are opening our doors and we are looking forward to having you back to Spring Skin! Know that we have been working diligently behind the scenes to create and implement safety protocols that will safeguard you, our team and our community.

We are continuing to work closely with local authorities so that we can continue to offer our personalized service while keeping you and our team safe.

This is not business as usual but we will be working hard to accommodate all our patients in a timely fashion. As we transition our practice back, the clinic hours will be more restricted and all clinic visits will be by appointment only. We will be reaching out to all our patients that we need to reschedule. If you would like to schedule an appointment or have questions please contact us:

Email us: info@springskin.ca
or contact us by phone: 250-931-3110

For scheduled visits, we have implemented additional safety measures, over and above the standard universal precautions that are the norm in our practice. It is important that our clinic is a safe place for you and for our team. Key to this will be honouring social distancing where we can and we will schedule patients accordingly. For procedures where we cannot distance we will be utilizing standard OR protocol and PPE’s to reduce the risk of acquiring COVID through closer encounters. If you have any questions regarding these safety measures please do not hesitate to contact us.

In preparation for any patients, scheduled for a clinic appointment, we ask that you confirm the following information by phone PRIOR to coming to our office: 

  • Do you have any cold or flu-like symptoms, specifically fever, cough or shortness of breath? 
  • Have you come into contact with anyone who has these symptoms or who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or the flu? 
  • 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.

Along with our usual universal precautions practices, we’re adopting the following hygiene precautions: 

  • You may enter the clinic by appointment only. Our office manager will call / text when it is appropriate for you to enter the clinic 
  • We would ask that you: 
  • do not bring in more personal items than is required 
  • do not bring in food / drink containers 
  • limit visitors to just yourself or one care-giver if required 
  • come with a protective mask; we will provide one for you if you dont have one 
  • Be on time for your appointment: our scheduling of patients is to optimize social distancing and patient safety – it is unlikely we will be able to accommodate early or late arrivals. 
  • Hand sanitizer is available at the reception desk. We will ask each patient to sanitize their hands upon arrival at the clinic. 
  • We have medical grade hand sanitizer through the office so please feel free to clean your hands. 
  • We will usher you into private treatment rooms upon your arrival to optimize social distancing. 
  • Our staff is 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 
  • You can expect that we do not have unwell staff at work in the practice, which has been a longstanding policy. 

We will continue to monitor the Ministry of Health guidance closely and maintain regular communication with you as we navigate through these challenging times together. Stay Smart, Stay Safe and we look forward to hearing from you soon!


Thank you,

Dr Deborah vanVliet

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