Our Beauty & Aesthetics Blog
Plastic Surgery & Medical Skin Care Clinic Serving Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
During these cold days, many of us look forward getting back to the garden, hitting the beach, or having lunch on a patio. You hope to be wearing your shorts or skirts but your thoughts drift to the patches of spider veins on your legs.
Spider veins are small superficial blood vessels on the surface of the skin on our legs. Although we associate them with age, it’s not uncommon for them to occur as early as your twenties. The top contributors to spider veins include pregnancy, excessive standing, trauma, and genetics (…Read Full Post
As Canadians, we love to focus on the weather—and who can blame us? One day, there can be snow on the ground and the next, you’ll see people in shorts and t-shirts!
Winter can be particularly challenging for our skin. With colder temperatures, indoor heat, cozy fireplaces, and soothing hot tubs, …Read Full Post
Mask-wearing has become a regular part of our lives, but this new practice comes with a downside.
“Mask-ne” refers to the pimples and irritation caused by prolonged use of face masks. Unfortunately, it’s affecting people of every age and skin type. Our Dermatologist Dr. Gabriele Weichert explains that the constant rubbing of material against our faces causes mechanical irritation of the follicles which allows inflammation and bacteria to flourish. …Read Full Post
At Synergy Medical Aesthetics, one of our most asked about services is CoolSculpting for targeted fat reduction. Approved in 2008, Dr. Dieter Manstein and Dr. R. Rox Anderson developed this treatment based on a phenomenon that was discovered in the 1970s called …Read Full Post
Genetics, environment, and lifestyle all play a part in our aging process and, specifically, our skin. At Synergy, we know each patient is unique and we love to provide custom skin care routines, products, and treatments. Being able to treat each person individually and with the best care for them…Read Full Post
We’ve all heard of the “Quarantine 15”! With COVID-19 having …Read Full Post
It’s easy to see how your skin looks – but how does your skin feel? Does it feel light, smooth, and firm? Or do you feel weighted down, rough, and tired?
The latest and greatest technology comes in the form of a handheld machine by Clarion Medical Technologies that uses a diamond tip with adjustable intensities and a low-pressure vacuum to gently and effectively exfoliate, deeply cleanse, and provide customized serums to improve the health of your skin. Dermal-Infusion is provided at Synergy Medical Aesthetics by an experienced skin technician. The results…Read Full Post
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…Read Full Post