Pacific Dermaesthetics Vancouver BC Dermatology

Anti-Aging
At Dr Jason Rivers Vancouver BC Pacific Dermaesthetics , all of our equipment is state of the art. We only deal in the best and are always on the cutting edge of the latest technology. It's this blending of our in-depth expertise and the highest quality of technologies that ensures your treatment is the perfect treatment for you.
 

Skin Rejuvenation
At Dr Jason Rivers Vancouver BC Pacific Dermaesthetics , all of our equipment is state of the art. We only deal in the best and are always on the cutting edge of the latest technology. It's this blending of our in-depth expertise and the highest quality of technologies that ensures your treatment is the perfect treatment for you.
 

Body Contouring
At Dr Jason Rivers Vancouver BC Pacific Dermaesthetics , all of our equipment is state of the art. We only deal in the best and are always on the cutting edge of the latest technology. It's this blending of our in-depth expertise and the highest quality of technologies that ensures your treatment is the perfect treatment for you.
 

Other Treatments
At Dr Jason Rivers Vancouver BC Pacific Dermaesthetics , all of our equipment is state of the art. We only deal in the best and are always on the cutting edge of the latest technology. It's this blending of our in-depth expertise and the highest quality of technologies that ensures your treatment is the perfect treatment for you.

 Dr Jason Rivers Vancouver BC Pacific Dermaesthetics

Acne Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

 

Featuring Dr. Jason Rivers, MD, FRCPC

Acne is a very common condition, so common that it really is almost in the spectrum of normal. Acne is an inflammation or blockage of the hair follicles in the skin, primarily on the head and neck region, but it can also affect the chest and the back.

Although we always associate acne with adolescents, acne can actually progress and even start into the 20s and 30s, and is not infrequently seen in about 25% of women over the age of 20, so it's an ongoing problem.

Aside from the fact that it's a cosmetic nuisance, acne can also cause significant scarring and that's why it warrants treatment. The main issue about treating acne is that it can result in signifiant scarring if left alone.

The main treatments for acne include vitamin A acid derivatives, antibiotics, and if significantly serious enough than oral Accutane or isotretinoin. For residual scarring, we can use lasers to help reduce the psychological and cosmetic burden.

Laser Skin Care for Skin Conditions & Sun Damage

       

 

Featuring Dr. Jason Rivers, MD, FRCPC


Lasers have been proliferating over the last decade or so, and are being used in a number of different modalities in dermatology.

So, in dermatology we use lasers to reduce blood vessels in the skin, such as in rosacea. We will use lasers to reduce pigment spots on the skin, as we see as people get older, we will use lasers to reduce scarring from previous diseases such as acne, or traumatic scars.

More recently, lasers have been developed to rejuvenate the skin in a fractionated method. And these lasers can reverse a lot of the photo damage that occurs from excess sun exposure.

If you feel that you're someone who could benefit from these types of treatments, then you should seek out a medical individual who has training in the proper and safe use of this technology.

            

How to Prevent Sun Damage How to Prevent Sun Damage

Featuring Dr. Jason Rivers, MD, FRCPC
Sun damage is a very common process that occurs in North Americans, especially since we don't get a lot of sunlight and so people seek it whenever they can.

A very easy way to see what sun damaged skin looks like in compairson to normal skin is to look at the inside of your arm, which is generally protected from the sun.

And you'll notice that on sun damaged skin, which primarly effects obviously exposed areas of the body, the skin can have a change in its appearance, such that brown spots will develop, the skin becomes more sallow in complexion, wrinkles can start to develop as well. The skin also can be somewhat thicker and when you run your hand over the skin it feels more coarse.

Sun damage doesn't necessarily occur only in old people. It can occur if you have enough exposure to ultraviolet light early in life. People who are very fair skinned are most susceptible to sun damage, whereas African Americans, who have intrinsic pigment protection, are less likely to develop this, but can if they get enough sun exposure.

Unfortunately in North America, especially in Canada, only about 50% of people use sunscreens during the summer months. But we do know that this is a very effective way of preventing sun damage to the skin if used adequately and frequently.

Also, clothing goes a long way to help reduce sun damage and should be considered as a first line of treatment against sun damage.


 

Featuring Dr. Jason Rivers, MD, FRCPC

Duration: 1 minute, 37 seconds

Sun damage is a very common process that occurs in North Americans, especially since we don't get a lot of sunlight and so people seek it whenever they can.

A very easy way to see what sun damaged skin looks like in compairson to normal skin is to look at the inside of your arm, which is generally protected from the sun.

And you'll notice that on sun damaged skin, which primarly effects obviously exposed areas of the body, the skin can have a change in its appearance, such that brown spots will develop, the skin becomes more sallow in complexion, wrinkles can start to develop as well. The skin also can be somewhat thicker and when you run your hand over the skin it feels more coarse.

Sun damage doesn't necessarily occur only in old people. It can occur if you have enough exposure to ultraviolet light early in life. People who are very fair skinned are most susceptible to sun damage, whereas African Americans, who have intrinsic pigment protection, are less likely to develop this, but can if they get enough sun exposure.

Unfortunately in North America, especially in Canada, only about 50% of people use sunscreens during the summer months. But we do know that this is a very effective way of preventing sun damage to the skin if used adequately and frequently.

Also, clothing goes a long way to help reduce sun damage and should be considered as a first line of treatment against sun damage.