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August 12, 2020

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

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July 03, 2020

We’ve all heard of the “Quarantine 15”!  With COVID-19 having …

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Category: Practice News
February 20, 2020

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…

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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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