As we move towards our reopening date on Wednesday, June 17th our first priority is the health and safety of our clients, ourselves, and our community.
We will be complying with the guidelines from the Fraser Health Authority, WorkSafe BC, and the CDC and implementing new protocols and practices to ensure that coming into our clinic is a safe place for you to relax.
Here are some of the changes to the clinic that you should be aware of before coming to your appointment.
Ensuring your health & wellness, along with the health of your skin, is our ultimate priority.
One of the benefits of our small business is the personal, intimate setting I provide. I ALWAYS reserve 30 minutes in between appointments to ensure the proper steps and precautions are followed, as I refresh & reset the treatment room for each Guest.
Looking to target signs of ageing, sun damage, acne, rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles!
Experience a totally safe way to have the benefits of a corrective peel with no irritation, discomfort or recovery time. Environ's Cool Peel treatment is designed to address problem skin, helping to clear the complexion and calm inflammation, achieving incredible results without damage to the skin.
Gua sha is a traditional Chinese medicine scraping release massage technique used gently on the skin of the face with a flat jade or rose quartz stone. The gua sha stone is pulled along distinct meridian paths on the face and neck to relieve tension in the muscles, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, restore firmness and elasticity, promote a brighter complexion, improve lymphatic drainage, decrease puffiness and increase product absorption.
Pore size and prominence is partially determined by your genes but significantly affected by your daily habits and lifestyles choices. Your skin type, too, plays a role. Naturally dry skin tends to appear poreless, while oily skin has more-visible pores.
Medical Esthetics by Katie is delighted to provide Environ’s latest body treatment to our clients, Environ Body Sculpt.
Environ has utilised their latest scientifically sound technological developments to create a treatment to drive biologically active ingredients deep into the lower layers of the skin. This results in a reduction of the dreaded uneven 'orange peel effect' on upper thighs and buttocks leaving skin super smooth, nourished and hydrated. It also helps to smooth and minimise stretch marks.
Sebaceous hyperplasia is a common, benign condition of sebaceous glands in adults of middle age or older. It’s a harmless skin disorder of the sebaceous (oil) glands, where the sebaceous gland becomes enlarged. These harmless bumps often appear soft, yellowish in colour with a cauliflower-like or donut-shaped appearance ranging in size from 2 to 3mm. They usually appear on the forehead and cheeks in fair-skinned people who have dealt with oily or combination skin over the years.
Most people will have hyperpigmentation on their skin by the time they reach their 30’s, this skin issue is very stubborn to treat but can be managed with the right skincare. Hyperpigmentation is a darkening of the skin due to an overproduction of melanin from skin cells called melanocytes. It can be brought on by various injuries to the skin, sundamage, trauma, hormones and inflammation. The excessive melanin produced gets dumped into the deeper levels of your skin, causing hyperpigmentation. These spots, when further exposed to sunlight, will flare up and worsen over time.
Ceramides are lipids (aka fat molecules) that are found in high concentrations within cell membranes. Lipid’s have one of three functions -- they make up part of the structure of a cell’s membrane, storing energy or signaling actions in cells. Ceramide is a structural and signaling molecule. It is made up of a fatty acid called sphingosine and is located within the membrane of cells, in great concentrations.
Corneotherapy is the science of restoring and maintaining healthy skin. Corneotherapy refers to therapeutic interventions aimed at repairing stratum corneum barriers impaired through dermatologic disorders such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, irritant allergic contact dermatitis and chronic alipidic skin. This therapy is centered around the science of corneobiology, which is focused on the anatomy, physiology and biology of the stratum corneum.
Microcurrent is known to be the most effective non-surgical method to take years off of your face. We have electrical charges pulsating throughout our bodies. Microcurrent mimics the body’s own natural bio electrical field and sends tiny electrical currents to our muscles. It's like yoga for your face!
November is officially designated as National Healthy Skin Month in the US. All month long, people are encouraged to learn about the functions of skin and how to keep it healthy. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) first implemented November as healthy skin month in order to raise awareness about the importance of keeping skin fresh, hydrated and healthy all year round.
Marine collagen, comes exclusively from fish skin and their scales. 70% of our skin is made of Type 1 collagen, by supplementing with Marine Peptides, which are a Type 1 collagen, helps to improve skin hydration and firmness. It also helps in stabilizing blood sugar, reduces inflammation, promotes cell proliferation, protein synthesis, and regenerating the extracellular matrix for tissue strength.
Katies the best! My facial peel was great and smelled delicious. I can see the difference in my skin already. I highly recommend her :)
Had a wonderful and relaxing facial . A fabulous environment , Katie is do knowledgable and has such a soft touch - thank you!!!!!!
When I have an upcoming appointment with Katie, I look forward to it so much! I love what she does for me. She has made some great recommendations and, combined with the treatments, I see the benefits in my skin.
Katie is very knowlegable, has a great personality and is very professional! Luv her new place. So calm and inviting!