A group of doctors, united by the desire to blend progressive and traditional healing practices, banded together to launch HealthMedica Canada. The group's original endeavour met success, and today, the healthcare company peppers the Canadian landscape. Though it now has nearly 20 locations across five provinces, HealthMedica Canada remains true to its roots—each clinic's medical team takes a modern approach to traditional healing. Services range from chiropractic care to laser weight loss, and incorporate equipment such as class-IV lasers and computerized spinal-decompression apparatuses. The company also vends products for cosmetic and nutrition purposes, and produces literature, including expository articles and haikus, on topics related to integrated healthcare.
For the specialists at Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinic, lasers are not simply a beauty tool, but a powerful ally in the fight against some of the skin's most prevalent problems. At each of their locations, the staff calls on many forms of this noninvasive technology—from hair and spider-vein removal to cellulite reduction and skin tightening—to tone, sculpt, and brighten clients' bodies, bringing out their natural beauty.
The clinics also possess a knack for traditional skin care. Their on-site aestheticians know that every client's skin is unique, much like every snowflake's 12-digit identification number. They demonstrate this philosophy by customizing each treatment to suit the client's skin type, skin tone, and beauty goals. Before administering any of their facials, body-slimming laser services, or IPL acne clearance treatments, the staff consults with clients about their history and answers any questions.
Gentle Touch specializes in nonsurgical and laser skin treatments, employing modern technology to banish signs of wear from sun-kissed facescapes. A trained epidermis expert conducts a skin analysis to identify damage on faces and necks caused by age, UV rays, and pet stingrays. The IPL photo rejuvenation facial then works to undo the damage with pulses of highly concentrated laser beams that safely penetrate skin to address damaged areas at their subcutaneous roots. The treatment can smooth skin, even colour, and stimulate new collagen growth to combat fine lines and wrinkles. Results can appear after one treatment, but technicians may recommend additional treatments for large or especially dark areas or to improve the look of bruised fruit. Patients may experience minimal discomfort in the form of a light snapping sensation.
S-T Natural Medicine Centre's team of skilled acupuncturists pairs with students from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to help move clients toward improved health. Using acupuncture, acupressure, and other techniques, the staff helps harness the body's energy flow, channelling and directing it in ways that can improve the patron's overall level of wellness.
It takes teamwork to rejuvenate clients from head to toe, which is why the staff at Advanced Rejuvenation Medi-Spa includes experts in a wide range of fields. The team includes doctors of traditional Chinese medicine, doctors of natural medicine, acupuncture specialists, massage therapists, a reflexologist, a nutrition expert, and aestheticians. Together, they create weight-loss and detox programs, as well as microdermabrasion and laser-light treatments.
Darla Johnson is a hair-removal expert. Since she began smoothing skin with laser technology in 1998, she has performed more than 6,000 treatments. And that number is only going up—the certified laser technician and award-winning entrepreneur continues to share her expertise at SLIC. Using Cynosure’s Elite Aesthetic Workstation, Darla targets and destroys follicles with gentle pulses of laser light, a process that greatly reduces future hair growth. The system has proven successful on all areas of the body, skin types, and kinds of hair, including the fake mustaches retired private eyes refuse to take off.
Though laser hair removal is the specialty at SLIC, it's not the only skincare service available from Darla's team. Her colleague Carolyn Mitchell specializes in cosmetic services, helping erase patients' fine lines and wrinkles with precise injections, exfoliating microdermabrasions, and complexion-reviving peels.