ANTI-AGING TREATMENTS VANCOUVER: AN OVERVIEW

ANTI-AGING TREATMENTS VANCOUVER: AN OVERVIEW

Recently, our Vancouver Clinic has been privy to a drastic influx of new patients interested in science-backed anti-aging treatments.

Contributing Factors to Aging

Environmental factors paired with our genetic makeup can greatly influence the aging of our skin. Time intrinsically factors into the complexity of our bodies biological aging process. 

Defining Anti-Aging

"Anti-aging" is a term referring to the multidisciplinary approach to addressing the different signs of aging.

Options for Preventative Aging

There are a variety of treatments and products that are specifically designed to help prevent signs of aging.  Medical aesthetic treatments, paired with advanced skincare, and lifestyle changes are quintessential in producing optimal preventative aging results.

ANTI-AGING TREATMENTS VANCOUVER: AN OVERVIEW

Recently, our Vancouver Clinic has been privy to a drastic influx of new patients interested in science-backed anti-aging treatments.

Contributing Factors to Aging

Environmental factors paired with our genetic makeup can greatly influence the aging of our skin. Time intrinsically factors into the complexity of our bodies biological aging process.

Defining Anti-Aging

"Anti-aging" is a term referring to the multidisciplinary approach to addressing the different signs of aging.

Options for Preventative Aging

There are a variety of treatments and products that are specifically designed to help prevent signs of aging.  Medical aesthetic treatments, paired with advanced skincare, and lifestyle changes are quintessential in producing optimal preventative aging results.

MAINTAIN A YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE

  • Primarily influenced by genetic factors and UV exposure, rhytides often begin to present themselves in our early- late 20s. In addition, they start as fine lines and can vary in visual appearance. Various treatment methods, such as botox, dermal filler, and collagen-boosting treatments like microneedling, can aid in the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Skin Texture Changes

    Sun damage paired with the natural aging process may emphasize the appearance of texture on the skin. Fortunately, skin resurfacing treatments can target superficial to deep layers, depending on the individual's skin condition and desired results

  • Skin Discoloration or Hyperpigmentation

    Early exposure to the damaging UV rays can manifest on the skin as hyperpigmentation. Commonly affected areas include the cheeks, nose, and forehead. If left untreated, discolouration can intensify over time.

  • Vascular Conditions

    Starting in the 30s, vascular issues like telangiectasias or cherry angiomas can become noticeable. Consequently, conditions like rosacea also become a concern. These are typically treated with laser and light treatments.

  • Facial Volume Loss and Face Shape Changes

    Palpable changes in facial structure occur due to the loss of facial volume, in both the collagen and fat tissue. Dermal fillers are the most effective treatment that can subtly improve facial volume and the harmonization of facial features.

  • Lax and Sagging Skin

    An amalgamation of intrinsic and extrinsic factors, including aging, genetics, lifestyle, and environmental exposures, play a role in causing skin laxity. The natural decline in collagen production as we age, along with loss of facial volume, leads to visible signs of aging such as sagging eyelids, facial folds, jowls, and lax skin in the neck. Concurrently, skin tightening treatments like Ultherapy® are beneficial in stimulating collagen production and improving skin elasticity and firmness.

MAINTAIN A YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE

The process of aging follows certain predictable patterns. Most individuals experience similar changes over time. However, the pace of these changes is influenced by genetics and lifestyle.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles:

Primarily influenced by genetic factors and UV exposure, rhytides often begin to present themselves in our early- late 20s. In addition, they start as fine lines and can vary in visual appearance. Various treatment methods, such as botox, dermal filler, and collagen-boosting treatments like microneedling, can aid in the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin Texture Changes:

Sun damage paired with the natural aging process may emphasize the appearance of texture on the skin. Fortunately, skin resurfacing treatments can target superficial to deep layers, depending on the individual's skin condition and desired results.

Skin Discoloration or Hyperpigmentation:

Early exposure to the damaging UV rays can manifest on the skin as hyperpigmentation. Commonly affected areas include the cheeks, nose, and forehead. If left untreated, discolouration can intensify over time.

Vascular Conditions:

Starting in the 30s, vascular issues like telangiectasias or cherry angiomas can become noticeable. Consequently, conditions like rosacea also become a concern. These are typically treated with laser and light treatments.

Facial Volume Loss and Face Shape Changes:

Noticeable changes in facial shape occur due to the loss of facial volume, both in fat and bone, usually starting in the mid to late 30s. This loss can subtly alter the face's appearance, and dermal fillers are effective in addressing these changes.

Lax and Sagging Skin:

A combination of intrinsic and extrinsic factors, including aging, genetics, lifestyle, and environmental exposures, contribute to skin laxity. The decline in collagen in our 20s combined with facial volume loss in our 30s, leads to visible signs like sagging eyelids, facial folds, jowls, and lax skin in the neck. Moreover, skin tightening treatments like Ultherapy® are beneficial in stimulating collagen production and improving skin elasticity and firmness.

Age Gracefully with Intention

Understanding these typical age-related changes helps in selecting appropriate treatments and preventive measures to maintain a youthful appearance.

TREATMENT OPTIONS: ANTI-AGING VANCOUVER

At Sparrow MD, we offer different pillars of anti-aging solutions that may benefit your specific goals. This may include medical-grade skin care regimens like mineral sunscreens, topical retinoids, and topical active ingredients like antioxidants, growth factors, and acids.  In addition, advanced in-clinic treatments such as botoxdermal fillersmicroneedlingIPLUltherapy, and weight management solutions are also under the anti-aging umbrella.

Botox®

Injectable treatments like Botox remain popular since they can help soften wrinkles and restore facial volume. Its benefits include treatment versatility, immediate results, and well-established safety records.

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Microneedling

Involves using tiny needles to stimulate collagen production which can produce firmer and more youthful-looking skin. Possible advantages include collagen production, smooth skin texture, and improved scars.

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Laser and IPL Therapy

Vancouverites often opt for laser and IPL treatments to address sun damage. Light-based therapies can fade pigmentation, even skin tone, and improve texture. These treatments have minimal downtime, precise targeting, and long-lasting results.

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Dermal Fillers

Facial fillers work by injecting a gel-like substance into targeted areas to fill in lines, wrinkles, and hollow areas, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Here's how dermal fillers help with anti-aging.

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Exosomes

Exosomes are a type of stem cell therapy that has become a therapeutic choice for treating aging. Exosomes contain a concentrated regenerative complex that functions as an intercellular messenger to your skin.

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Bela MD Medical Facial

BELA MD's innovative skincare system combines targeted Bio-infusion cleansing, muscle stimulation, electroporation, H2 infusion, and ultrasonic waves for a comprehensive and customizable solution that promotes optimal skin health and rejuvenation.

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Sculptra® & Radiesse®

Sculptra® provides a non-surgical solution for gradual facial volume restoration and collagen stimulation, while Radiesse® offers immediate and long-lasting results by adding volume and stimulating collagen production.

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Ultherapy®

Is the gold standard skin-tightening treatment. The treatment targets both the SMAS and dermal layers of the skin. It uses micro-focused ultrasound waves to deliver energy to the skin layers with precision.

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Weight Management

Our approach to weight management for our patients encompasses a comprehensive strategy, blending lifestyle modifications, such as diet and exercise changes, with the potential integration of pharmacological solutions like Saxenda® or Ozempic® for off-label use.

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TREATMENT OPTIONS: ANTI-AGING VANCOUVER

At Sparrow MD, we offer different pillars of anti-aging solutions that may benefit your specific goals. This may include medical-grade skin care regimens like mineral sunscreens, topical retinoids, and topical active ingredients like antioxidants, growth factors, and acids.  In addition, advanced in-clinic treatments such as botoxdermal fillersmicroneedlingIPLUltherapy, and weight management solutions are also under the anti-aging umbrella.

BOTOX

Injectable treatments like Botox remain popular since they can help soften wrinkles and restore facial volume. Its benefits include treatment versatility, immediate results, and well-established safety records.

DERMAL FILLERS

Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that is produced by the human body. A special property of hyaluronic acid is its ability to attract water; this is what makes dermal fillers able to restore facial volume and hydrate the skin while increasing collagen production.

SCULPTRA® & RADIESSE® 

Sculptra provides a non-surgical solution for gradual facial volume restoration and collagen stimulation, while Radiesse offers immediate and long-lasting results by adding volume and stimulating collagen production.

MICRONEEDLING

Involves using tiny needles to stimulate collagen production which can produce firmer and more youthful-looking skin. Possible advantages include collagen production, smooth skin texture, and improved scars.

EXOSOMES

Exosomes are a type of stem cell therapy that has become a therapeutic choice for treating aging. Exosomes contain a concentrated regenerative complex that functions as an intercellular messenger to your skin.

ULTHERAPY®

Is the gold standard skin-tightening treatment. The treatment targets both the SMAS and dermal layers of the skin. It uses micro-focused ultrasound waves to deliver energy to the skin layers with precision.

LASER & IPL THERAPY

Vancouverites often opt for laser and IPL treatments to address sun damage. Light-based therapies can fade pigmentation, even skin tone, and improve texture. These treatments have minimal downtime, precise targeting, and long-lasting results.

BELA MD MEDICAL FACIAL

BELA's innovative skincare system combines targeted Bio-infusion cleansing, muscle stimulation, electroporation, H2 infusion, and ultrasonic waves for a comprehensive and customizable solution that promotes optimal skin health and rejuvenation.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Our approach to weight management for our patients encompasses a comprehensive strategy, blending lifestyle modifications, such as diet and exercise changes, with the potential integration of pharmacological solutions like Saxenda® or Ozempic® for off-label use.

EXPECTED RESULTS: ANTI-AGING VANCOUVER

The effects of anti-aging treatments can be impressive yet subtle.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS: ANTI-AGING VANCOUVER

Teresa Vaccaro
Teresa Vaccaro
Customer

I recently visited Sparrow Medical Clinic and was thoroughly impressed with the level of care I received. The staff was friendly, attentive, and highly professional. The clinic's atmosphere is welcoming, and the facilities are well-maintained. The healthcare providers took the time to listen to my concerns, explained the treatment plan thoroughly, and ensured I felt comfortable throughout the visit. I highly recommend Sparrow Medical Clinic for anyone seeking top-notch medical care in a compassionate environment.

Erena Racquel Chan
Erena Racquel Chan
Customer
I had a very good experience here in Sparrow, everyone is so nice and I like the environment which makes me feel relaxed. Nanami did excellent on the microbotox, it wasn’t painful at all, and I can actually feel the progress while she is doing it. She even introduced me to a better quality sunscreen that I can use where I can buy it in the clinic right away. Everything just worth it, highly recommend
 
 
Kayla Taylor
Kayla Taylor
Customer

I HIGHLY recommend this clinic for all your skincare needs. The reception staff were so friendly and the welcoming environment made me feel way less nervous about my first skincare treatment ever (microneedling) Nanami, who did the actual treatment, was amazing. She was so sweet and made sure to explain to me step by step what she was doing and was very thorough with the after-care explanation. She made me feel super comfortable and relaxed. As an aside I have red hair and the staff even had the forethought to give me extra numbing because it often is less effective on us - something I didn't ask for but it was very much appreciated. Tempest, the skincare consultant was super knowledgeable and helped me pick out products to not only to help with my recovery but also things I didn't even know I needed! I am in my early 30s now and have only recently begun to think about taking care of my skin so I really feel like I'm on good hands here. Cannot wait to go back.

Geoffrey Cheung
Geoffrey Cheung
Customer

I’ve been to the Sparrow MD clinic a few times now, and I really enjoyed each visit. The Sparrow team was professional and friendly. Dr. Zhai was very attentive to my concerns, and she shared her knowledge in a way that put me at ease. I’m getting great results from the treatments, and I’m honestly looking forward to my upcoming appointment. Highly recommended!

B B
B B
Customer

Really great clinic with amazing staff. The girls at the front desk were super friendly and very welcoming. Dr Zhai was really friendly and really nice, she was very informative and explained everything really well as this was my first time getting botox. In just one visit my forehead lines are completely gone and the deep line between my eyes, which was incredibly deep, is almost completely gone! After 2 weeks I went back for a follow up and the doctor and I were both amazed at the results and they even sent me home with a little goody bag which I thought was a very thoughtful touch to the whole experience. I will definitely be back and I highly recommend Sparrow MD!

Teresa Wei
Teresa Wei
Customer

The doctors and medical aestheticians here are amazing. They are exceptional with their knowledge and skilIs! I received both botox and dermal filler treatment here. My lips, cheeks and jawline all look better now and I feel much younger. I love the natural results and was worried about not looking like myself. Both Dr. Zhai and Dr. Van Dewark were fantastic and professional. Dr. Zhai also did electrosurgery on my face to get rid of my dark spots. To prevent hyperpigmentation, she was very thorough with my post treatment care and prescribed preventative creams. These spots have bothered me for such a long time and I am so happy she suggested this treatment for me! The clinic is modern, clean and very bright. The girls are friendly and warm. I feel at home here and would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a skin care or botox and filler clinic in Vancouver!

Chrissy Jeffries
Chrissy Jeffries
Customer

I’ve been seeing Dr. Van Dewark for over a year now and couldn’t be happier with the results I consistently see with him. He is so kind, knowledgeable and highly skilled. Thank you for always going above and beyond for your patients !

ANTI-AGING HOME CARE

Preventative aging care at home is essential for maintaining healthy and youthful-looking skin. At Sparrow MD, we offer premiere brands and must-have products for medical-grade anti-aging skin regimens. A consistent home skincare routine is crucial for long-term results. Key skin care products include certain active ingredients. Specifically, this may include retinoids, exfoliants, Vitamin C and E serums, and mineral sunscreens. Elevate your routine with cutting-edge medical skincare options like:

Alastin Skin Care

Their patented Tri-Hex Technology is in the majority of their products, making them an effective choice for anti-aging products. A popular choice includes their well-tolerated Retinols and a skin-brightening serum. Other products that are well-loved by our patients are their  HydraTint Sunscreen and their Restorative Eye Cream.

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ZO Skin Health

ZO is one of the leading medical-grade skincare brands in the world. They have a large lineup of products targeting pigmentation, aging, inflammation, rosacea, acne, and overall skin health. Some of our favourite products include cleansers, exfoliating polish, and hydrating creme.

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SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals includes power products such as anti-aging Vitamin C serums. They can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pigmented spots. The products may contain hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, antioxidants, and exfoliating acids.

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LIFESTYLE AND DIETARY TIPS FOR ANTI-AGING

Daily habits and dietary choices play a significant role in the anti-aging process. Therefore, we recommend supporting yourself by consuming a balanced diet, getting adequate sleep, and living an active lifestyle to promote youthful-looking skin. Evidently, a diet rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins is essential to prevent aging. While the transformative effects of these choices unfold over time, they are crucial investments in a long-term commitment to your well-being.

CUSTOMIZED WELLNESS PLANS

At Sparrow MD, we are dedicated to guiding you through this journey with our comprehensive 360 wellness assessments. Our team is eager to support your lifestyle, aesthetic, and skincare aspirations. Book a consultation with our team to see what we can do for your anti-aging and skin care goals.

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BOOKING YOUR CONSULTATION WITH SPARROW MD

Our board-certified medical doctors are anti-aging experts, committed to keeping you informed with the latest advancements. We prioritize natural outcomes and are dedicated to helping you feel and look your best. Come meet our team in person for a personalized discussion on how we can tailor our expertise to best assist you.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Some treatments like Botox and dermal fillers are commonly combined safely in one session. However, for more invasive treatments that may irritate the skin, we recommend spacing them out to ensure your skin's comfort and safety. We are happy to address this during our consultation process.

The best way to choose a clinic you trust is by checking reviews and results of a clinic from their websites and other platforms. Moreover, asking your friends who have had procedures done at certain clinics may also help find the right clinic for you.

At Sparrow MD, a skincare consultation is an essential step in addressing your skin concerns and developing a personalized anti-aging plan. Our professional team is comprised of consultants and doctors who will personally guide you to tailor the perfect anti-aging plan 

The duration of treatment depends solely on an individual procedure. Injectable treatments like Botox and Dermal fillers usually take 15 minutes to 45 minutes. Comparatively, microneedling treatments can take 45-60 minutes while Ultherapy may take 60-120 minutes.

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