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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. There are some leading brands you can choose from.

Which One Should You Choose?

The botulism protein injections offered at Synergy may have…

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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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November 27, 2018

Woman with a flat tummy area after coolsculptingCoolSculpting reduces fat on many areas of the physique. If you are interested in this non-invasive treatment, you may be wondering what it will be like. Rest assured this gentle fat-reduction device causes no pain at all, and you remain awake and relaxed throughout the appointment. To learn more about the process, please call Synergy Medical Aesthetics in Nanaimo at 250-591-1566.

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November 05, 2018

Dermatologist Dr. Gabriele Weichert poses at the 2018 American Society of Dermatological Surgery MeetingWe're proud to announce that experienced dermatologist Dr. Gabriele Weichert attended the annual meeting of the American Society of Dermotologic Surgery. This conference was held October 11-14, in Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States.

Dr. Weichert is committed to continuing education and staying informed of the latest techniques, technology and knowledge in her field. At the…

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October 29, 2018

Hiker resting and taking in the view on Vancouver IslandSeasonal weather affects your skin. Moisture, sun, dryness, wind and temperature are just several of the seasonal factors for which you should adjust your skin care routine. It's fall and Nanaimo is rainy and chilly. Below, we've outlined some tips for pampering your skin this autumn.

Stay Hydrated!

To tackle the issue of dry skin, remember to hydrate from the inside out:

  • Drink water…
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