If you are like many people living on our beautiful west coast, good health and your best appearance go hand in hand with daily exercise, fresh air, nutritious “clean” eating and a balance between work and leisure.

We look after our bodies, our hair, and our skin too (sun protection reminder!) Ideally, what we see in the mirror reflects the best we can be.

Or does it?

One complaint many of us have as early as our 30’s is a dull complexion. When we reach our 40’s, we begin to notice fine lines and some laxity in our cheeks and jowls. By ages 50 and 60 we see a significant decrease in facial volume, resulting in our lips thinning, parts of our face sagging or drooping while lines deepen and, yes, our complexion is dry and dull too.

Even the healthiest among us can look into the mirror and feel a bit discouraged, concerned or even alarmed. How quickly we change! And what can we do?

Well, there are some things we can do to help that reflection look its best. Let’s start with the skin.

One of the most common causes of dull skin is dryness. Too much sun (without SPF), smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, not enough fruit and vegetables in your diet and not drinking enough water all contribute to a dull complexion. It’s also common for the outermost layer of skin to get thicker as we age, making it look dry and dull.

Exfoliating is critical to achieving a brighter complexion.

Dry flakes can build-up on our skin as well as clog pores, but you can bring back your glow with a unique and highly effective treatment called a HydraFacial.

This 30-minute miracle, a Beauty Best 2015 award winner, is a game-changing treatment that’s the darling of celebrities, beauty bloggers, and fashion magazine journalists.

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Lisa D ~ Ocean 98.5

Right here in Victoria, BC, our own Lisa D of Ocean 98.5 describes, on her Skin Care VLOG, (video log) how amazing her skin looked right after her HydraFacial treatment at MD ESTHETICS. Lisa includes before and after photos too.

Check back to Lisa D’s VLOG to join her on her MD ESTHETICS journey over the next few months as she discusses her experiences with SkinMedica, laser, BOTOX and filler treatments.

The HydraFacial™ combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration all while delivering antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, peptides and other essential nutrients. The HydraFacial™ can have many skin benefits including enhanced skin tone and texture, reduced appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and improved appearance of oily or acne-prone skin.

As we said, it’s a game-changer and a perfect way to start your own “improved-reflection” journey.

Let’s talk about treating wrinkles and fine lines.

Preventing wrinkles and fine lines is often the best approach. BOTOX injected into areas where dynamic muscle movement happens (smiles, deep frowns) has the effect of slowing down the formation of wrinkles and lines.

Robin Farrell of 107.3 Kool FM has had excellent results with BOTOX and fillers. You can read about Robin’s 40th “Birthday BOTOX” and her other MD ESTHETICS treatments here.

BOTOX is a safe, simple procedure that takes less than 10 minutes. The most commonly treated areas are the glabellar (between the eyebrows) frown lines sometimes referred to as the “11s,” crow’s feet wrinkles and forehead lines. In addition to smoothing away wrinkles, MD ESTHETICS Doctors Milkovich, and Banks can use BOTOX to create a vibrant brow-lift that shows off your eyes, reduces lid heaviness, softens the lines around your mouth and even improves your neck definition.

That’s a lot of improvement from a simple treatment!

images-1What about volume loss?

Loss of volume, especially under the eyes and in the lips and cheeks, can be improved using dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are safe, synthetic products that mimic substances found naturally in the body. They are injected to smooth away lines and wrinkles and restore lift and youthful contours to facial features.

At MD ESTHETICS, Victoria, Dr. Banks and Dr. Milkovich use the hyaluronic acid-based filler  JUVÉDERM, to help patients restore volume. Hyaluronic Acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin and gives skin its supple, hydrated appearance.

Men and women of every age can enjoy the advantages of safe, reliable and ultra-modern treatments to help them look their very best. Lisa D started at 30, Robin Farrell at 40. When will you begin?

If you’ve been concerned about your reflection, make an appointment here, for a consultation at MD ESTHETICS and let’s talk. You’ll wonder why you waited!