ANTI-AGING TREATMENTS VANCOUVER: AN OVERVIEW

More and more of our patients at our Vancouver clinic are looking for anti-aging treatments with the best scientific evidence. Both environmental factors and genetic make-up work together to influence our aging skin. Aging is a complex biological process that manifests throughout time. It has various trajectories in different parts of our body. The term "anti-aging" refers to a multidisciplinary approach to address the different signs of aging. It includes many treatments and products designed to slow down the aging process. This may include both lifestyle changes as well as medical aesthetic treatments.

ANTI-AGING TREATMENTS VANCOUVER: AN OVERVIEW

More and more of our patients at our Vancouver clinic are looking for anti-aging treatments with the best scientific evidence. Both environmental factors and genetic make-up work together to influence our aging skin. Aging is a complex biological process that manifests throughout time. It has various trajectories in different parts of our body. The term "anti-aging" refers to a multidisciplinary approach to address the different signs of aging. It includes many treatments and products designed to slow down the aging process. This may include both lifestyle changes as well as medical aesthetic treatments.

MAINTAIN A YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE

  • These often begin to appear from our early to late 20s, influenced by genetic factors and UV exposure. They start as fine lines and can vary in appearance. Treatment methods, such as botox, dermal filler, and collagen boosting treatments like microneedling can help prevent the development of lines and wrinkles.

  • Skin Texture Changes

    Sun damage combined with natural aging can affect the skin texture. Skin resurfacing treatments range from superficial to deep treatments, depending on the skin condition and desired results.

  • Skin Discoloration or Hyperpigmentation

    Exposure to the sun in early life manifests as hyperpigmentation, often in the late 20s and worsening over time. Commonly affected areas include the cheeks, nose, and forehead.

  • Vascular Conditions

    Starting in the 30s, vascular issues like telangiectasias or cherry angiomas can become noticeable. 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; 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. 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: These often begin to appear from our early to late 20s, influenced by genetic factors and UV exposure. They start as fine lines and can vary in appearance. Treatment methods, such as botox, dermal filler, and collagen boosting treatments like microneedling can help prevent the development of lines and wrinkles.

Skin Texture Changes: Sun damage combined with natural aging can affect the skin texture. Skin resurfacing treatments range from superficial to deep treatments, depending on the skin‘s condition and desired results.

Skin Discoloration or Hyperpigmentation: Exposure to the sun in early life manifests as hyperpigmentation, often in the late 20s and worsening over time. Commonly affected areas include the cheeks, nose, and forehead.

Vascular Conditions: Starting in the 30s, vascular issues like telangiectasias or cherry angiomas can become noticeable. 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. Skin tightening treatments like Ultherapy® are beneficial in stimulating collagen production and improving skin elasticity and firmness.

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.  Also under the anti-aging umbrella are advanced in-clinic treatments. This may include botoxdermal fillersmicroneedlingIPLUltherapy, or weight management solutions.

Botox®

Injectable treatment like Botox remains popular. Botox can help soften wrinkles and restore facial volume. It benefits include treatment versatility, immediate results, and well-established safety records.

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Microneedling

It involves using tiny needles to stimulate collagen production. This can produce firmer and more youthful-looking skin. The 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. This can improve pigmentation, skin tone, and texture. These treatments have minimal downtime, precise targeting, and long-lasting results. They are an essential part of anti-aging treatment.

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Dermal Fillers

Dermal 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. It has become a therapeutic choice for treating aging. Exosomes contain a concentrated regenerative complex. It 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®

It is the gold standard skin-tightening treatment. The treatment targets both the SMAS and dermal layers of the skin. The micro-focused ultrasound waves 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.  Also under the anti-aging umbrella are advanced in-clinic treatments. This may include botoxdermal fillersmicroneedlingIPLUltherapy, or weight management solutions.

BOTOX

Injectable treatment like Botox remains popular. Botox can help soften wrinkles and restore facial volume. It 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

It involves using tiny needles to stimulate collagen production. This can produce firmer and more youthful-looking skin. The possible advantages include collagen production, smooth skin texture, and improved scars.

EXOSOMES

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

ULTHERAPY®

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

LASER & IPL THERAPY

Vancouverites often opt for laser and IPL treatments to address sun damage. This can improve pigmentation, skin tone, and texture. These treatments have minimal downtime, precise targeting, and long-lasting results. They are an essential part of anti-aging treatment.

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

Anti-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. This may include retinoids, exfoliants, Vitamin C and E serums, and mineral sunscreens. Some of the rising medical skin care lines include:

Alastin Skin Care

Their patented Tri-Hex Technology is in majority of their products, making them an effective choice for anti-aging products. This includes well-tolerated Retinols and a skin-brightening serum. Two very popular products include the 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

Lifestyle and dietary choices play a significant role in the anti-aging process. You can support your health with healthy habits and consuming a balanced diet. This can promote youthful-looking skin. A diet rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins is essential to prevent aging. Adequate sleep and an active lifestyle with exercise are essential.  The effects of lifestyle and diet on your skin may take time to become apparent. It is essential to adopt healthy habits as part of a long-term commitment to your health. At Sparrow MD, our team offers 360 wellness assessments for patients looking to address lifestyle, aesthetic, and skin care goals. 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

Book a consultation at Sparrow MD if you want physician-led and trusted anti-aging solutions in Vancouver. Our medical doctors are board-certified and experts in the field of anti-aging. Our team focuses on education and bringing the most up-to-date solutions to our patients. Our doctors focus on delivering natural outcomes to our patients. Our team of experts will assist you in feeling and looking your best. We recommend you come in to speak with one of our team members in person to see how we can best help you.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Some treatments like Botox and dermal fillers are commonly combined safely in one session. For treatments that may irritate the skin, it may be best to do them on separate treatment days. This can be further customized 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 be helpful in finding 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 including our consultants and our doctors will be able to guide you on the right skin care services and products to best help you on your anti-aging journey.

 

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

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