I Let Urban Body Laser have their way with me….

and I think I like it…..

I have always been content with the way I appear on the outside.  I’m no beauty queen, but I’m happy about how I look.

Also, I have never been caught up with getting older.  Some of the most beautiful humans I have ever laid eyes on are in their 80’s.

So, I had never really thought of facial rejuvenation as something I’d be into.  I heard the ads that my friends from Urban Body Laser ran on the PEAK pretty much ever since we went on air.  But, I always thought they were talking to someone else.

Then, recently, I started noticing the effects my love for the sun has had on my skin.  I had so many crazy sunburns on my face, one so bad I had to be hospitalized.  And it realized that my careless ways with the sun were catching up with me.

When I heard the Urban Body Laser ads about Photorejuvenation I started to pay attention.  The idea that maybe some of the spotting and redness on my face can be removed with light therapy began to appeal to me.

So I talked to my friend Janiece at Urban Body Laser.   I had my first photorejuvenation and skin tightening treatment just before the holidays.  I was a little freaked out.  ( The picture is of me, just before I had my first treatment )  I was afraid it would hurt like crazy ( it hurt a tiny bit ).   I was afraid there might be scarring ( there was none – in fact, Janiece made me look better when I left than I did when I walked in thanks to the Colorscience  mineral make up she hooked me up with ). Mostly, I felt refreshed and relaxed and like I’d been pampered.

The treatment comes with a excellent skin care line for use after to help nourish and protect the skin.  I love it.

I didn’t really notice a difference, but my friends did.  I have already started getting compliments on how great my skin looks.  After one treatment.  Crazy.

Next step, microdermabrasion.  It’s happening soon.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

We’ll be posting the before and after pics of me after I’ve had all the treatments.  But from what I’ve experienced so far, it’s working.

In just a few short days, it’s time to celebrate the most important women in our lives: our moms. This Sunday, gift her something that will ensure she feels good from the inside out. At Urban Body Laser, we offer plenty of treatments perfect for celebrating her true beauty. Here are a few of our most popular Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Photorejuvenation Therapy
Whether to treat age spots, sun damage, or liver spots, our BBL™ Pigment Treatments has got mom covered. With its innovative BroadBand Light technology, it uses pulsed light to restore the appearance of skin to a youthful glow. The best part? Mom can pop by on her lunch hour and be out the door in just 15 minutes.

Skin Tightening
Every Mom has dealt with loose skin at some point, and typically the more kids you have, the harder it is to get it back to its original form. Collagen is a protein molecule that is found in the skin, responsible for elasticity. Unfortunately as we age, our collagen levels gradually decrease, causing wrinkles and fine lines. That’s where our Scion Profile comes in. This incredible machine actually stimulates collagen production by putting heat into the tissues to contract and tighten the skin. Typically our clients experience results in just two to six months of regular treatments – no painful surgery required.

The Pristine Precision Diamond Peel System will pamper mom with its gentle and non-invasive exfoliation techniques. By removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells, microdermabrasion will leave the treated area feeling smoother and evenly toned. This effective treatment made popular by celebrity moms like Gwenyth Paltrow and Madonna helps minimize fine lines, wrinkles, as well as discoloured and congested skin.

Dermal Roller
The Dermal Roller is a skincare tool that’s covered with tiny needles to stimulate collagen formation, creating microscopic trauma that lasts for a short period of time. These allow for products like moisturizers and serums to seep into the epidermis, nourishing the skin on a much deeper level. Definitely a must in your mom’s skincare regime!

Colorescience and Osmosis
You can never go wrong with luxury skincare and make-up, especially when it’s designed to not only make mom look great, but feel great as well. Colorescience is much different than any other make-up line because of their high quality, efficacious ingredients, luxury colores and formulations, convenience, and simplicity of use. It’s formulated to nourish the skin while also offering the benefits of make-up.
Osmosis Skin Care offers a collection of facial products that are safe to use on even the most sensitive skin because they are infused with nutrients that are highly efficacious yet non-inflammatory. You can find both of these incredible products (that our team swears by!) in our online store.

If you’re unsure which of these or our other treatments your mom will like, just purchase an Urban Body Laser gift card and let her decide which ones suits her needs. You’re welcome to book a free consultation and our medical estheticians can answer all of mom’s questions.
How are you celebrating Mother’s Day? Tag us on Instagram in a pic of you and your mom!

For many tattoo enthusiasts, the body is a blank canvas that’s meant to be adorned with art. Whether it’s a tribute to someone you love, an inspiring quote, or just a beautiful piece that reflects your personality, tattoos have always been a popular form of self-expression, dating all the way back to 4th millennium BC.

With the Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show coming up this weekend, many will be flocking to the Convention Centre to meet their favourite artists, even sitting down for new ink of their own. However, as medical estheticians, we know all too well that more people are concerned with what they put on their skin rather than how they’ll take care of it afterwards.
If you’ve ever received a tattoo, you know how painful it can be. Needles create puncture wounds deep into your epidermis and fill them with ink. This means there are open lesions that are susceptible to infection. That’s why we highly recommend ProDerm Hydrogel, a dermo-calming and lightly moisturizing product that rapidly soothes sensitive skin, especially after trauma caused by tattooing. It’s comprised of 40% organic Aloe which regenerate the skin’s protective film.

Aloe has a long record of external use in treating skin burns, irritations and disorders. It is high in vitamins and minerals, and is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and reparative. We can attest that it helps heal your tattooed area so much faster than without!
In tandem with your Hydrogel, you should also use the Osmosis Shade, a broad-spectrum physical sunscreen that protects against the damaging effects of both UVA and UVB rays. Whether it’s paint on a canvas or ink on your skin, tattoos are susceptible to fade over time. This process is sped up even more after direct sunlight without SPF protection. To avoid having your ink look faded and dull, it’s so important to apply this high-performance, luxurious sunscreen throughout the day.
In fact, the Osmosis Shade is much safer and more effective than chemical sunscreens, which is what you typically find in drug stores. These are made up of more than 12 different chemicals, many of which have not been FDA approved. When absorbed into the skin, they can interfere with the normal function of hormones like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid. We offer free skin analysis and can examine if the products you’re using are putting you at risk, as well as recommend safe and effective alternatives.
Have questions about how to take care of you tattoo, or just your skin in general? We’re happy to help. Contact our medical estheticians in Vancouver for more info.