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Anti-Aging the Holistic Way: No Botox, Fillers, or Facelifts Required

Anti-Aging the Holistic Way: No Botox, Fillers, or Facelifts Required

Botox, fillers, and facelifts have become the quick and seemingly normal way to turn back time. However, you don’t have to use these expensive, painful, and often harmful methods in order to reduce the visible signs of aging. While the key to preventing wrinkles and fine lines is to start when you’re young, there are natural steps you can take in your 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s.

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At VIE Derma Clinic, our skin guru Julie Cvijic always tells our clients that the key to healthy, youthful skin is exfoliation, a healthy diet, and the right products that are free of fragrances, parabens, and other toxic chemicals. The dangers of Botox and invasive surgeries are simply not worth the consequences it can bring to your overall health and well being, not to mention the “emotionless” face associated with the treatments.

Here are a few of Julie’s top anti-aging facials that always have incredible results:

Collagen Treatment Powerful Anti-Wrinkle Formula   

This unique concept combines a highly pure Lyophilized native collagen, biomatrix, to selected biotechnological activities designed to optimize the performance of the collagen pellicle. This treatment offers intensive hydration, proven reduction of lines and wrinkles, improvement in cell metabolism, improvement in skin regeneration, and tightens and firms.

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Botinol Treatment   

Our signature anti-aging treatment is a non-invasive intensive treatment for deeper wrinkles. It combines strong anti-aging actives (such as retinol) with 5 peptides, argeline and myoxinal which have botox-like action to relax and reduce expression lines and wrinkles. Botinol is a new technology that revitalizes, densifies, and energizes the skin.

Hydrolifting      

This is a must-have for skin lacking tone and elasticity. It has intensive moisturizing and exceptional lifting and firming, playing an essential role in hydrating, improving, and maintaining skin elasticity.

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Galvanic High Frequency Treatment       

This treatment oxygenates the skin to increase circulation and maintain skin’s elasticity. It helps the product to penetrate further into the skin aiding in the elimination and prevention of acne, shrinking enlarged pores, and reducing the appearance of fine lines, leaving your skin will smoother and revitalized.

When you invest in the right treatments and products for your skin, you won’t have to turn to a ‘quick fix’ through cosmetic surgery or needles. To learn more about our natural holistic approach, contact Julie at VIE Derma Clinic for a free consultation and follow VIE on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Healthy Skin Habit: H20

Healthy Skin Habit: H20

Many people underestimate the power of H20, thinking that they need to pile on moisturizers and serums in order to achieve proper hydration. While these products are important, water plays an essential role in not only keeping your body functioning, but also your skin.

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So the next time you’re in the shower, cleanse your face and then hold it under water. This will allow your pores to absorb and “drink” the water. Then let your skin naturally air dry to ensure maximum hydration (plus now you have an excuse to spend a little longer in the shower!).

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Oxygeneo: The 3-in-1 Super Facial

OxyGeneo: The 3-in-1 Super Facial

If you’ve been following VIE Derma Clinic on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, then you’ve probably heard about our brand new treatment that’s been causing some serious buzz in the skin care community. We’re referring to the OxyGeneo, the new 3-in-1 treatment that has all of the benefits of microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and oxygenating facials in one amazing machine.

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Professionals are calling it the “new super facial”. This innovative technology exfoliates your skin, infuses nutrients deep into the epidermis, and then oxygenates to create a flawless, youthful appearance. It’s suitable for all skin types and the results are practically immediate. Each session is like a massage for your face; a soothing and relaxing experience.

Check out some of the many other incredible benefits of OxyGeneo:

  • Skin Plumping & Hydrating
  • Restored Skin Volume
  • Renewed Youthful Glow
  • Increased Collagen
  • Reduced hyper-pigmentation
  • Improved Skin Cell Production
  • Reduce Appearance of Wrinkles

There are two different types of treatments: NeoRevive and NeoBright. NeoRevive targets a dull complexion by smoothing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, while NeoBright targets a pigmented and sun damaged complexion by lightening the problem areas. Julie Cvijic, our skin care guru and founder of VIE, will prescribe which one you need based on your skin’s condition.

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OxyGeneo has been featured on CTV News, The Marilyn Denis Show, and CityLine. To learn more about what OxyGeneo can do you for your skin, contact Julie for a free consultation.

 

Forever Young: Skin Care Essentials in Your 20s

 

Forever Young: Skin Care Essentials in Your 20s

As we grow up, there are certain milestones that we have to wait for. Getting our drivers license, drinking alcohol, and renting a car all require an age restriction that many of us can’t wait to reach. However, there is one thing that doesn’t require you to be a certain age: skin care.

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A common misconception is that you don’t have to worry about wrinkles until you have them, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The best way to rid of wrinkles is to prevent them, and that should start at an early age. Even at the beginning of your twenties, learning how to develop a skincare regimen is one of the best things you could do for yourself.

Knowing what products to use, when to use them, and how to use them are key. Just like there are no two people alike, your skin’s needs differ not only from person to person, but also from year to year, season to season. For example, your skin will need more hydration due to the harsh cold elements in the winter, whereas in summer skin tends to get oily from the hot and humid weather.

Our skin guru, Julie Cvijic, prescribes products based on your needs; therefore, we can’t tell you exactly which products to use. However, we can tell you which skin care essentials should be in your cupboard:

  1. Exfoliant
  2. Cleanser
  3. Sunblock
  4. Day Moisturizer
  5. Night Moisturizer
  6. Eye Cream

Without proper exfoliation, your cleanser, sunblock, and moisturizer cannot penetrate the skin, which is why it ranks #1 on our list. Other skin care essentials include serums, masques, and special treatments if you suffer from skin ailments like pigmentation or acne. However, it all depends on the needs and condition of your skin.

If you’ve ever met Julie, you’ll know that she’s much more than a clinical facialist; she’s a skincare coach. She’ll tell you exactly what your skin needs and use her 35 years of experience to fix and transform your complexion.

Remember, no machine can fix the skin without proper maintenance. So take of your skin. Your 50-year-old self will thank you.

 

Sun Protection for Your Skin

 

Sun Protection for Your Skin

With sunny days and warmer temperatures, we’ve felt very lucky to be having such a beautiful Spring so far in Vancouver. Spending more time outside to enjoy the natural surroundings our city is known for is not only good for your Vitamin D intake, but it’s also a great way to de-stress and exercise from our sedentary lives.

While we always support getting outdoors, as skincare professionals, we can’t stress the importance of sunscreen. SPF protection isn’t just something that should be applied when the sun is out; it should be a daily ritual, much like brushing your teeth. Even if it’s cloudy or raining, harmful UV rays penetrate your epidermis, which means daily application is essential for preventing wrinkles, fine lines, and even more dangerous conditions like skin cancer.

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As our philosophy states, prevention and protection are the best and most effective tools for preventing premature aging and other skin ailments. Investing in your skincare now will not only help to ensure a flawless complexion as you age, but even save you money and time in the future from corrective procedures.

For your face, neck, and chest, we recommend using a product with zinc that has a minimum of SPF 25. One of the products Julie prescribes is the Crème Solaire Mineral Sun Crème by G.M. Collin. This non-greasy formula protects the skin without clogging your pores or using harmful toxic chemicals like many other SPF’s on the market.

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It’s not just your face and neck that need protection either. Your lips, hands, and skin around the eyes also need to be covered as well. These areas can suffer from the sun’s harmful effects, so remember to always keep these commonly exposed body parts protected whenever you step outside. Also, don’t forget another crucial step: reapplication. Always reapply your sunscreen every 2-3 hours.

To find out which of sun protection products are right for your skin, contact Julie for a free consultation.

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