medical aesthetics

Our expert medical aesthetics doctors are 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, vitamin facials, chemical peels and platelet rich plasma facials.

Dr. Nicola Bennett,
Naturopathic Physician

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 Nicola had always wanted to be a 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. 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 medical 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,
Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Brett Simpson 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. 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. Simpson 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.

Sarah McGuire,
Registered Acupuncturist

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!


treatments

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!

 

Naturopathic Treatments

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.

 

benefits

  • 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®

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.

 

benefits

  • 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™
Lip Enhancement

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.

 

benefits

  • increased lip volume
  • improved symmetry of lips
  • reduced lip wrinkles
  • results are instantaneous
Vitamin Facial – Redensity 1

Do you want to look like you have defied age? Do you know that the aging process starts as early as 30? The IV offers this award winning european treatment created especially for those who want to restore that youthful glow and minimize the appearance of age!

 

The vitamin facial is both corrective and preventative. This rejuvenating facial creates visible changes to your skin due to its high concentration of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and hydrating hyaluronic acid. Delivered by a specialized microinjection technique these essential nutrients are injected deep into the dermis layer of your skin.

 

For optimal beauty results, we recommend three vitamin facials, three weeks apart combined with our chemical peels and/ or hydroglow facial.

 

benefits

  • skin regains hydration, luminosity and tone
  • enhances skin regeneration
  • eliminates fine lines and wrinkles
  • naturally smoothes and plumps skin
  • slows down the aging process
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 Dermapen, 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?

Typical 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.

HydroGlow Facial

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!

 

conditions treated

  • improve skin texture and tone
  • detoxify the skin
  • reduce pore size
  • stimulate collagen and elastin production
  • prevent aging