HA Dermal Fillers

Dr vanVliet chooses from a wide array of Hyaluronic (HA) dermal fillers to sculpt, elevate and rejuvenate facial contours and proportions. These fillers are safe, minimally invasive and FDA approved for volume restoration. She makes tiny incremental volume changes to create subtle, but impactful harmonized results. Her comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy and proportions ensure that you will have natural, refreshed appearance – and that you will never look like you’ve had ‘work done’.

What is Hyaluronic acid?

HA is a naturally occurring substance found in our bodies (joints, eyes and skin) that absorbs water like a sponge. As we age our HA gets depleted and with that we lose our skin hydration and plumpness. The dewy, smooth and moist skin that we love in babies – that’s HA!

HA based fillers are easily accepted by the body with very low complication rates. Dr vanVliet chooses from a wide array of HA fillers from the Juvederm, Restalyn and Teosyal families. These fillers are slowly metabolized and last anywhere from 6 to 18 months depending on the type and placement of the filler.

Are HA fillers safe?

Safety is an obvious concern for patients undertaking injectable treatments with fillers. Dr vanVliet uses only FDA approved, safe HA based fillers that are absorbable and if need be, reversible. Our body easily tolerates HA fillers, and complications rates are very low.

Common Treatment areas

  • Tear troughs and lower eyelids
  • Cheek, jawline, chin, temple augmentation
  • Lip definition, augmentation and correction of fine lines
  • Treatment of wrinkles and fine lines

Why HA dermal fillers are popular

• Minimally invasive
• Short and comfortable treatment sessions
• Minimal to no down-time
• Long lasting results
• Safe, effective and FDA approved
• Provide youthful, refreshed appearance without surgery
• Prejuvenation: augmentation and Beautification
• Rejuvenation: restoring lost volume and balance

Will the injections hurt?

Fear of pain with facial injections is real. Dr vanVliet uses ultra-fine needles and cannulas to reduce your discomfort as well as your risk of bruising. She will often used adjunctive modalities such as topical freezing and vibration to reduce discomfort during your injections. As well, most hyaluronic based fillers that she uses come pre-combined with freezing in them to help reduce injection discomfort. Most patients find this an easily tolerable procedure.

Recovery and Results

  • You can resume most normal daily activities after your treatment session, but plan on having an easy day. Sitting is preferable.
  • To reduce bruising or swelling we ask that you refrain from the following activities on the day of your treatment:
  • No exercise or getting overheated
  • No massage / touch of injection sites

Are there any risks?

In the right hands, dermal fillers are very safe non-surgical treatments with minimal risks. Dr vanVliet is a conservative and skilled injector with a comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy. Bruising occasionally occurs, especially in highly vascularized areas such as the lips. As we get older our skin is thinner and this increases the potential for bruising with any intervention. Dr vanVliet uses sterile injection techniques, so infection rates are very low. The risk of injection into or around a blood vessel causing tissue damage or potential loss of vision is rare.

What’s the difference between wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers?

While they are both injectable, and they are both offered as a means of fixing wrinkles, Neurotoxins target the wrinkles that are caused by the repetitive movement of facial muscles. Dermal fillers, in contrast, replace lost volume underneath the skin to smooth out wrinkles from below the skin’s surface, effectively “sculpting and filling” wrinkles from the inside out

Perfect Treatment Pairings:

  • Other injectables:
    • Wrinkle relaxers / Neurotoxins
    • Micro-Infusion Gold
    • Hydra-Infusion Gold
  • Surgery
  • Light and energy based treatments
  • HydraFacial MD
  • Chemical Peels

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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

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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
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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