Skin Solutions Beyond the Spa

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Spa treatments are great.  I enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, the trickling fountains, soothing music and low lights.  It’s a nice place to go every now and then, but let’s be honest, sometimes the type of skin problem that we have isn’t really getting addressed with a treatment like a basic facial.

As we get older, problems ranging from age spots and deep wrinkles to rosacea and loss of elasticity become more apparent.  Before we even get to the point of age related concerns, men, women and teens may be experiencing problems with acne, excessive sweating or the need for hair removal.

This is not to say or suggest that you stop going to the spa; I definitely won’t. But if you are one of the many people out there who really needs to see results beyond what a spa can provide for you, Fraser Valley Pulse has some great options for you.

Before I get any further, would it be fair to say that you when you hear of a company that offers cosmetic and/or laser treatments, that your mind naturally wonders to pictures of celebrities who have had a variety of work done?  Immense botox and scary face lifts are just a few of the bad pictures that come to mind.  In reality, many common problems are treated at companies like these and the great thing is that everyday people like you and I are able to get help in a safe and effective way.

Many cosmetic and laser treatment centers use physician or pharmaceutical grade skincare products, which means that they contain the highest level of active ingredients in them without actually requiring a prescription from a doctor.   Use of these products, along with customized treatments, will definitely help achieve results.

Having never set foot inside a treatment centre that wasn’t a spa, I was surprised that MD Cosmetic & Laser Clinic in Abbotsford was so warm and inviting.  MD has been in business for almost 10 years and not only provides innovative non-surgical aesthetic procedures and treatments, but also acts as a training site for other physicians and their staff.  One of the many great things about MD is that they offer a free consultation to discuss your unique concerns.

I went to MD to have the SilkPeel Dermalinfusion treatment and was intrigued to learn that while the treatment itself is standard, the exfoliation and re-introduction of moisture into the skin is customized to your skin’s needs, as are all other treatments at MD.  During the procedure, I experienced mild discomfort, but having the process explained to me put me at ease.  I felt like my skin was glowing and gorgeous for not just weeks, but months after.

Rejuva Medispa & Laser is relatively new on the scene in Langley after recently passing their 1 year anniversary, but their small team of physicians and certified aestheticians have a combined wealth of experience.  Their approach is unique in that they care about educating their clients, not just treating them.  Building relationships is important to the staff at Rejuva, privacy is a priority and their facility is far from cold or clinical.  You can expect to be evaluated and treated based on your specific concerns, your lifestyle, your personal level of comfort and yes, even your budget.    If you’re looking for a unique way to spend time with your friends or family, consider booking a private skincare, makeup or even filler party at Rejuva.

Both of these companies also carry Glo Minerals Makeup for purchase or for a makeup application after a treatment.

After visiting MD or Rejuva, you can leave feeling confident that you have taken positive steps to long term results.  And don’t worry men, you are more than welcome too!   Treatments for your specific and manly needs, from razor burn to that unwanted bodily hair, are readily available.

MD Cosmetic & Laser Clinic
107-2051 McCallum Road, Abbotsford
Ring: 604.557.7777

Rejuva Medispa & Laser
Unit B1A, 20202 66th Avenue, Langley
Ring: 604.539.5555

Contributor: Chrissy Lambert

Chrissy Lambert is a freelance Makeup Artist and owner of Makeup Infusion. She is a proud Auntie of two adorable nieces and loves a night out “on the town” as much as a quiet night at home.

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