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  • Common Myths about Sensitive Skin

    Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:29pm

    Common Myths


    Myth: My skin is so sensitive that I can't use any soap or cleanser on my face without it getting irritated.

    Fact: Soaps are highly alkaline and strip the skin of essential protective components. Using a gentle non-soap cleanser is your best choice for keeping skin free of dirt and debris without irritation.

    Myth: All skin care products make my skin red or give me a rash, so I just use a natural brand from the drug store.

  • Proven by Science: Skin Care Ingregrients that work - Ingredient #2

    Monday, October 28, 2013 - 3:51am



    What it is

    Gluconolactone is a naturally occuring polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and antioxidant. It's generally less irriating than alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) because it's made up of a larger molecules, and is also considered a humectant due to its composition of water attracting hydroxis.

    What it does

  • Permanent Hair Reduction with Palomar StarLux 500 Aesthetic Platforms

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 5:32pm

    Medical Esthetics by Katie is pleased to offer New Westminster's finest Laser/IPL Platform Starlux 500

    • Laser Hair Removal
    • Photo Rejuvenation (another post)

    Permanent Hair Reduction

    Palomar's StarLux 500 unparalleled speed is the laser of choice for Medical Esthetics by Katie's hair removal treatments. Fast, effecient treatments are the result, I can treat a man's back or a pair of legs in under 30 minutes, and a smaller area, such as the underarms, in even less time.

  • Proven by Science: Skin Care Ingredients that Work - Ingredient #1

    Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 11:13pm


    What it is?

    Niacinamide - also known as vitamin B3 - is a water soluble vitamin that can be applied topically

    What is does?

  • Common Myths about Acne

    Friday, September 13, 2013 - 3:50pm

    Acne breakouts may keep you from putting your best face forward. PCA SKIN acne control products and treatments effectively target bacteria, oil, inflammation and clogged pores for a beautiful, clear complexion


    I have to wash my face at least 3x a day because I am so oily. I also can't use moisturizer because it makes me break out.


    Over-drying the skin actually leads to increased oil production. Washing skin twice daily and using a non-oily hydrator will keep skin balanced and free of breakouts.


  • Common Myths about Age Control

    Friday, September 13, 2013 - 3:45am

    PCA SKIN age control products work from the inside out to plump, firm, hydrate and dramatically speed the process toward younger looking skin.


    My skin is too sensitive for prescription anti-aging products, and drug store brands don't work. My only option is maintaining how my skin looks now.


    PCA SKIN age control products are dispensed only through skin health professionals and offer dramatic results without the irritation often associated with prescription medications.



  • Common Myths about Pigmentation

    Monday, September 9, 2013 - 1:04pm

    Skin discolorations, such as hyperpigmentation and melasma, are common, yet frustrating concerns. PCA SKIN professional treatments and daily care products contain a blend of proven pigment-fighting ingredients that work to prevent the production and distribution of pigment, while also reducing existing dark spots.


    Scrubbing the skin using wash cloths, sponges or gritty exfoliants helps to remove dark spots


  • Readers Choice Award 2013

    Friday, August 30, 2013 - 3:00pm

    For: Royal City Record - Reader's Choice Awards 2013

    By: Michelle Hopkins, Katie Marshall & Melissa Nilan

    August 11, 2013


    From the moment clients walk into Medical Esthetics by Katie they are guaranteed to receive top quality services that treat their skin conditions while they are being pampered.

  • NEW - Total Strength Serum - Coming Oct 2013

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 4:42pm

    As a company committed to continuous improvement, and bringing new and innovative products to our customers and their patients, we are thrilled to introduce the newest addition to the PCA SKIN anti-aging family of products:

  • Katie's Get Fit Journey

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 8:00pm

    I have a personal story to share.
    My mother was adopted and passed away nine years ago from cervical cancer. My mother never wanted to know her biological family. Me, I’ve always wanted to know; Who am I? Where do I fit in this world? What diseases am I prone to?
    So, last Christmas, I chose to participate in DNA Testing from 23andme.com  

  • Sunscreen: Myths & Misconceptions

    Monday, July 15, 2013 - 2:35pm

    Top 6 Myths & Misconceptions

  • Vogue dives into chemical peels with PCA SKIN's exeutive advice

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 9:00pm

    In the May 2013 issue of Vogue MagazinePCA SKIN®‘s chief scientific officer, Dr. Jennifer Linder, is featured dispelling myths about chemical peels and assuring readers that they are the best thing you can do for your skin. The article, titled “Lift Off,” highlights Ultra Peel® I and explains the many benefits regular chemical peel treatments have on skin health, while amplifying the effects of daily care in the process.

  • What’s a Placenta Facial?

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 9:00pm

    What's a Placenta Facial?


    There are many different types of skincare treatments available today and it can be hard to decipher which are actually legitimate. The skincare industry is changing daily, always finding new and improved ingredients to help eliminate impurities and signs of aging with instant gratification. A new treatment that has surfaced recently is the so-called “Placenta Facial.”

  • Lose 6 Inches

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 9:00pm

    The original inch loss wrap! A unique and effective blend of mineral rich clay and specific body wrapping techniques help cleanse and detoxify your body while actively compressing soft fatty tissues to create instant and lasting inch loss.

    While wrapped, add on a Wonderful PCA SKIN Hydration & Detox Facial to intensify the pleasure of rejuvenated skin and loss inches.

  • The New Clearskin

    Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 9:00pm

    In the spirit of continuous improvement, PCA SKIN® is proud to launch the newly reformulated Clearskin, now with 4% niacinamide.


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    Monet D

    New West

  • Katies the best! My facial peel was great and smelled delicious. I can see the difference in my skin already. I highly recommend her :)

    Melissa N

    New West

  • Had a wonderful and relaxing facial . A fabulous environment , Katie is do knowledgable and has such a soft touch - thank you!!!!!!

    Victoria L

    New West

  • 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.

    Marianne J

    New West

  • Katie is very knowlegable, has a great personality and is very professional! Luv her new place. So calm and inviting!

    Sandra M

    Maple Ridge