Our naturopaths and acupuncturist are certified in aesthetic treatments and professionally trained to reduce signs of aging, help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, restore lost volume, and rehydrate skin to give it that beautiful, youthful glow! Our non-surgical treatments include: Botox, dermal fillers, lip enhancements, cheek augmentation, tear troughs, microneedling, and hydroglow facials.
Dr. Nicola Bennett, ND
Dr. Nicola is a naturopathic doctor and yoga teacher living and thriving in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Her interest in the human body and its movement brought her to UBC where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. Although Dr. Nicola had always wanted to be a medical doctor, she realized along the way that the conventional medical system was not for her. Yoga was the key that unlocked the door to a whole new world of Eastern philosophy and healing traditions, and she soon realized there were more paths to good health than those offered by western medicine. Dr. Nicola decided to pursue another four years of school at the Boucher Institute of naturopathic medicine where she became a naturopathic doctor. Her special areas of interest include women’s health, physical medicine, and aesthetics. She especially enjoys treating fatigue, thyroid and hormonal imbalances, menstrual irregularities and menopause. She also has a passion for treating sports and other pain related injuries. Dr. Nicola is certified in IV therapy, acupuncture, cosmetic botulism toxin, dermal fillers, and holds prescriptive authority in BC.
Dr. Brett Simpson, ND
Dr. Brett is a naturopathic doctor who appreciates the hard work it takes to afford living in a city like Vancouver, and enjoys supporting her patients in making the most of their busy lifestyles. She works with her patients to establish health goals that will improve energy and optimize adaptation to stress, in order to better take on personal and professional goals. Dr. Brett is dedicated to getting to know her patients and understanding their state of health, which enables her to tailor health plans for each individual’s unique lifestyle. She works with her patients to optimize nutrition, balance hormones, improve immune function, and address mental and emotional stress. Dr. Brett creates treatment plans that are sustainable, and support her patients in achieving their goals, and making the most of their lives in this beautiful city.
Dr. Kaylee Driedger, ND
Dr. Kaylee is a naturopathic doctor living in Squamish BC where she takes full advantage of all the outdoor activities and landscapes right outside her doorstep. With a background in Kinesiology her passion for sports medicine and rehabilitation grew stronger while working in a Physiotherapy Clinic. During this time she developed a deeper understanding and appreciation for the human body which led her to pursue a career in naturopathic medicine. Her clinical focus now includes; advanced injection techniques like prolotherapy for physical pain and joint injuries, IV therapy, digestive disorders and hormonal imbalances & cosmetic medicine. Dr. Kaylee sees the tremendous value in hands on medicine and she looks forward to working with you to achieve your health and wellness goals!
Dr. Kay Wong, ND
Dr. Kay is a naturopathic doctor that has a special interest in women’s health and skin concerns. In addition to naturopathic therapeutics, she includes treatments such as cosmetic botulism toxin, dermal fillers, PRP hair restoration and PRP cosmetic facials to enhance your natural beauty. Dr. Kay is passionate about helping her patients feel and look their best.
Sarah McGuire, R.Ac.
Sarah encourages your natural beauty to shine through using a variety of techniques. One of her favourite treatments is Microneedling to tighten, brighten, and stimulate collagen growth. The HydroGow facial is another popular treatment which is used to clean up under surface facial congestion, correct uneven skin tone and of course hydration … leaving you fresh-faced and event ready. Sarah is also certified in facial acupuncture and understands how to relax strained muscles, refresh your face and renew your confidence. With over seven years of experience, Sarah will help you look and feel fabulous!
Dermal Fillers – Teosyal®
Are you searching for ways to look and feel younger? As we age, the fat and collagen beneath the skin start to wear down, resulting in those unwanted wrinkles and sagging skin. Fortunately, today’s advanced natural injectables are a safe, non-surgical solution to restore your youthful features!
At the IV we use hyaluronic acid based fillers to enhance lips, lift furrows, smooth lines and restore a youthful appearance to your skin. Hyaluronic acid is an important anti-aging molecule found naturally in our skin but declines as we age. It is essential for maintaining the skin’s hydration and volume. Dermal fillers help restore lost volume and create healthy glowing skin. Treatments include: lip enhancement, cheek augmentation, tear troughs, crow’s feet, nasal folds, smile lines, forehead furrows and contouring of the neck and neckline.
- removes fine lines
- fills in deep wrinkles
- restores volume to the face while still looking natural
- creates or restores facial volume
- redefines the face contour
Botox – Xeomin® for Aesthetics
Whether you want to prevent or restore that youthful appearance, Botox is the #1 anti-aging treatment. Botox relaxes the facial muscles to soften lines and wrinkles. Most commonly, Botox is used to treat crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead lines.
- non-surgical solution to wrinkle reduction
- makes you look more refreshed or awake
- prevents premature wrinkling
- no treatment down time
- The IV currently uses botulinum toxin provided by Xeomin® Cosmetic™
Therapuetic Botox – Xeomin®
Injections of Xeomin or Botox Therapeutic can be used to treat certain medical conditions. This is done through micro-injections into affected areas which temporarily blocks signals from the nerves to other parts of the body.
Xeomin or Botox Therapeutic can be used to relax over-tight muscles that contribute to tension and migraine headaches, as well as painful jaw clenching, as the nerve signal is blocked from reaching the muscle and the muscle is allowed to relax. The procedure is quick and easy and results typically last 3-5 months.
This treatment can also be used to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) of the underarms and palms of the hands by blocking signals from the nerve to the sweat glands. Save yourself from the embarrassment of unsightly stains on your shirts and wet handshakes. Typical results last 8 months or longer.
- Chronic migraine headaches
- Chronic tension headaches
- Hyperhidrosis of the armpits or palms of the hands (excessive sweating)
- TMJ dysfunction (excessive jaw clenching/jaw pain)
Plump up your lips with all natural fillers. Whether you’re looking for a little, or a lot, your lips will look naturally fabulous!
At the IV our lip enhancement treatments include a hyaluronic acid based filler, an important molecule, which is found naturally in our skin but declines as we age. Hyaluronic acid not only hydrates and adds volume to the lips but it also stimulates the cells in the skin to produce more collagen resulting in a longer lasting treatment.
- increased lip volume
- improved symmetry of lips
- reduced lip wrinkles
- results are instantaneous
Microneedling and Collagen Induction Therapy
Microneedling aka collagen induction therapy, is a holistic skincare treatment, which stimulates our natural healing mechanism to provide the most natural looking results.
The mechanism of the treatment is to cause micro-tears in order to stimulate your own natural healing process by triggering the release of cytokines and growth factors which stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin (the key to youthful skin).
The increase in natural collagen results in skin tightening, reduction in fine lines and deep wrinkles, as well as the restructuring of acne scar tissues.
Why choose microneedling?
- we use the Cosmopen, a medical grade, microneedling tool to optimize skin health
- microneedling has minimal downtime
- can be performed on all skin types
- normalizes and restores cell functions to treat stubborn skin conditions such as
- hyperpigmentation and rosacea
Does it hurt?
Topical anesthetic is typically applied prior to the treatment which allows for a comfortable experience for most people.
How many treatments do I need?
Typical treatment series requires four to six sessions, spaced four to six weeks apart. Results are long term (new collagen lasts five to ten years) and accumulative, which make microneedling an excellent choice for holistic and preventative skincare.
Does you skin look tired and lifeless? Is your complexion dull or damaged? This innovative facial combines acupuncture with mesotherapy to give your skin increased radiance by repairing the skin barrier. Inflammation of the skin is the major instigator of fine lines and wrinkles. By repairing the skin barrier and preventing damage caused by free radicals, the hydroglow facial aims to heal, protect and nurture your skin. Using a unique combination of acupuncture to restore balance and harmony in the body and mesotherapy to stimulate the formation of collagen while at the same time detoxifying and rehydrating, the hydroglow facial is designed to improve skin texture and tone, reduce the signs of aging and rehydrate the skin leaving you with a face that glows!
- improve skin texture and tone
- detoxify the skin
- reduce pore size
- stimulate collagen and elastin production
- prevent aging