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January 16, 2020


Discussion with Matt Mehrassa, RN


The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located on either side of your face where the jawbone meets the skull. It is involved in many movements we do on a daily basis such as chewing, swallowing, and talking. In many cases, when this joint is overused it can be the cause of severe pain and tension headaches. The majority of people who suffer from TMJ disorders are not even aware of the action that is causing them pain. Teeth clenching and grinding are two actions, often done unconsciously, that can worsen the symptoms of TMJ disorders and leave you…

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August 16, 2019


Discussion with Dermatologist Dr. Gabriele Weichert



Collagen supplements are now everywhere in the form of capsules and smoothie powders.  This year I have heard many questions about…

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February 27, 2019

Thinking about augmenting your lips? At Synergy Medical Aesthetics, we often use a cannula technique. While a needle has a sharp tip, a cannula has a blunt, rounded tip. Depending on how the lips are being re-shaped and enhanced, a cannula can provide optimal results. While a needle will pierce through all tissue as it is inserted, the rounded tip of a cannula will push aside veins, blood…

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February 18, 2019

Couple hugging outside while snow is fallingAs winter transitions to spring across Vancouver Island, it's a great time to consider a skin care refresh. Rejuvenate your skin now to enjoy a fresh, vibrant appearance in 2019. Below, we provide some tips and insights on how to do so.

4 Tips for Renewing Your Skin Before Winter's End

It's important to get custom recommendations for your skin and any skin symptoms you are experiencing. But in general, these 4 tips should…

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February 11, 2019

Woman-smiling-outdoors.jpgCertain wrinkles on your face can be softened and smoothed with wrinkle relaxers known as "neuromodulators." A neuromodulator can be chemical or electrical stimulus that alters how a nerve functions. In the case of wrinkle relaxers, neuromodulators treat wrinkles formed by repeated facial expressions. Among such injectables, the brands leading the pack are BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®. If you're…

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February 05, 2019

A topical retinol is an essential tool in your skin care routine. Retinol opens up hair follicles in your skin, and is capable of:

  • Reducing acne
  • Reducing sun damage
  • Lightening brown spots
  • Brightening the overall complexion
  • Simulating collagen production

If you've never heard of retinol before, we encourage you to come to our practice for a…

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February 04, 2019

Possible CoolSculpting candidate pinching her skin on her midriffAre you unhappy with stubborn fat that persists no matter how many sit-ups you do? CoolSculpting is a minimally invasive, effective way to reduce excess fat cells on your body.

In 2019, minimally invasive procedures may be more popular than ever before. These techniques have seen a steady uptick in recent years. They offer great results with little to no downtime, and most of them don't require anesthesia –…

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January 14, 2019

Dermatologist Gabriele WeichertAt Synergy Medical Aesthetics, our experienced physicians are constantly seeking opportunities to increase knowledge, hone skills and gain certification demonstrating their commitment to plastic surgery and dermatology. We are proud to announce that Dr. Gabriele Weichert has received an esteemed opportunity from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Weichert is honoured to be invited to be…

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Category: Practice News
December 20, 2018

Woman's smooth legs crossed after sclerotherapyYou may be embarrassed to expose your legs because of varicose and spider veins. Fortunately, there are a couple of leg vein treatments that may be options for you. In Nanaimo, experienced and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Gabriele Weichert can determine if you are a good…

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Category: Spider Veins
December 17, 2018

This past November, dermatologist Dr. Gabriele Weichert traveled to Toronto for the MD Codes™ conference. This dermal filler conference was presented by experienced plastic surgeon and creator of MD Codes™ Dr. Mauricio de Maio.

MD Codes™ is a schematic for injection sites, which are located strategically across the face to get optimal and precise results from injectable fillers. It is a specific and refined approach to provide results that are predictable and that can be…

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