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June 27, 2018

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CoolSculpting has arrived at Synergy Medical Aesthetics!  Since opening in November, we’ve received several calls a week asking for body contouring and CoolSculpting in particular. We listened to our patients and are pleased to now offer this effective and safe body contouring treatment.

Body countering with…

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June 05, 2018

I was recently asked "How long after a C-section can I have a tummy tuck? I have had 3 kids and my tummy feels 'collapsed'...I have a massive gap between my muscles where everything seems to bulge out of. I don’t have a hernia, my doctor says it is just stretched muscles. Will a tummy tuck correct this?"

This is a common question that is relevant to many patients that I see in my practice. Many women experience permanent stretching of their…

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March 17, 2018

In some people, warts can be a stubborn nuisance.  If you have a difficult wart and want to try a new approach, consider laser wart treatment at Synergy Medical Aesthetics. 

Contact us for a free assessment with our trained laser technician. 250-591-1566 

Many children and teens will experience this common viral infection.  The feet and hands are common locations.  Typically the immune system will ultimately heal…

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March 07, 2018


Dr Gabriele Weichert (Dermatologist) 
March 7, 2018

One of the more interesting trends in aesthetic treatment for 2018 is micro-needling.  This relatively low tech procedure has big payouts in terms of wrinkle reduction and acne scar improvement.  We expect this to become one of our most popular procedures especially in patients who are new to rejuvenating therapies targeted at collagen induction.  

What is Micro-needling?

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January 21, 2018


Winter is the ideal time to treat spider veins.  At Synergy Medical Aesthetics, we assess the extent and size of your veins and customize treatment to either sclerotherapy injections, laser or a combination of both.  

Why treat during winter?  Some patients experience bruising and pigmentation after treatment.  Off-season treatment time is best since you will be wearing pants while we wait for warmer…

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December 31, 2017

We are so excited to have opened the doors to Synergy Medical Aesthetics in October.  We've welcomed many patients who know us well and have met several new clients too.  In talking with our patients, we've learned three important things:

1) Patients want information

The cosmetic industry is growing at a rapid rate and the information can be overwhelming.  There are many new technologies.  Older "tried and true" procedures …

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November 27, 2017

At Synergy Medical Aesthetics, we are proud to serve patients in Nanaimo and throughout Central Vancouver Island. Both of our founding doctors, Dr. Philip Barnsley and Dr. Gabriele Weichert, are fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Weichert and Dr. Barnsley are pleased to welcome you to Synergy Medical Aesthetics!

Dr. Barnsley performs plastic…

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