We’re fairly lucky to live in a city that doesn’t royally mess up our skin with frostbite or pollution, but we are human and external (and internal) factors still apply. Fortunately, we hit the jackpot and found the reset button – in cosmetic clinics. For a New Year, New Skin refresh, try these non-invasive and no-downtime treatments to get back your robbed-by-years glow.
8 Glo and Go Laser Facial
A 45-minute laser facial for people on the go. A dual-laser stimulates the production of new collagen and selectively targets aging skin imperfections and acne, while promoting skin regeneration and cell turnover. It improves and smooth the texture of the skin, removing fine wrinkles, enlarged pores and sun spots – all in a lunch hour.
Where | Skin Method
Website | skinmethod.ca
Address | 103 – 853 Richards Street, Vancouver
7 Clinical Peel
Medical-grade clinical peels are customizable and work best to exfoliate and stimulate the skin to speed up and repair cell generation. Using naturally occurring acids, clinical peels are designed to shed dead and unwanted skin cells, promote the correction of some of the most common skin conditions and restore that healthy glow you’ve been missing. Sounds like the perfect Friday night.
Where | SkinGlow Laser
Website | skinglowlaser.ca
Address | 250B – 1140 Homer Street, Vancouver
Just as it sounds, tiny needles are poked into the skin, creating micro-wounds so the skin heals itself and produces collagen and elastin. With tons of benefits from reducing pore size, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, eliminating acne and acne scars, tightening and rejuvenating the tone of skin, fading stretch marks, getting rid of sun damage and hyperpigmentation and reducing vascular redness, microneedling is quickly becoming the treatment of choice for many skin conditions and concerns.
Where | NuAGE Laser
Website | vancouverlaserclinic.com
Address | 101 – 1130 W. Pender Street, Vancouver
5 AquaGold Fine Touch
AquaGold is an innovative new painless treatment that brightens the skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and improves acne scarring for areas such as the neck and décolleté area, the face and hands, and even on the delicate skin immediately beneath the eye and in places you can’t get to with Botox. A customized cocktail of ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamins and botox are mixed and then gently stamping into the area and infused into your skin.
Where | Skin Technique
Website | skintechnique.com
Address | 1046 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
4 IPL Photo Facial
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treats the skin with quick and powerful flashes of light. The light energy then penetrates below the skin’s surface to target any cells with colour and break down any pigment into tiny particles, which either rise to the skin’s surface as scabs or get carried away by the body’s lymphatic system. An IPL photo facial treats sun damage, sunspots, rosacea, broken capillaries, cherry angiomas, and freckles. No down and out time, but you will have darkened spots of the pigmented spots for roughly 7 days.
Where | The Vanity Lab
Website | thevanitylab.com
Address | 302 – 1110 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
3 FRAC3 Skin Rejuvenation
Frac3 Skin Rejuvenation is truly a unique treatment but what matters most is what it can do for your skin. When the laser light is passed over the skin, it fractionates upon contact with imperfections by selectively heating areas that contain skin damage. It has also been shown to improve scars, texture and tone, wrinkles, redness and spots, while also tightening skin.
Where | Vancouver Medi Spa
Website | vancouvermedispa.ca
Address | 1060 Hornby Street, Vancouver
2 Clear + Brilliant
Consider the Clear + Brilliant® laser system the little sister of the Fraxel. It was developed to provide a gentle, but effective treatment to treat sun damage, wrinkles, large pores and tone and texture, resulting in radiant skin and improved skin texture.
Where | Project Skin
Website | projectskinmd.com
Address | 1495 W 11th Avenue, Vancouver
1 Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser
Halo™ is a laser treatment that eliminates damage and restores your youthful glow. Halo™ will improve your skin’s overall tone and texture, significantly remove discolouration, and reduce pore size. The Halo handpiece sends wavelengths to both the top and bottom layers of the skin, so the damaged skin is brought to the surface and peels off in the first few days after treatment. Its uniqueness factor two laser beams shoot out of the one hand piece – giving you dual results in one treatment.
Where | 8 West
Website | 8west.ca
Address | 300 – 1788 West Broadway Vancouver