Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Top Anti-Aging Home Remedies

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As an anti aging skin care spa in Toronto, we offer many different options to help you look your best as the years roll on. But those are not the only possible anti-aging solutions.

Below you’ll find a number of different measures you can take at home in order to retain your youthful looks as long as possible.

Wear Sunscreen

This is a big one. The sun will age your skin more than every other factor listed in this article combined!

Sun exposure is the top cause of wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation changes, reduced elasticity, and much more. There’s a reason why we call certain skin pigmentation changes “sun spots”.

To combat this, avoid sun exposure as much as possible. I know it feels wonderful after such a long winter, but that’s the price you pay to maintain your youth. If you can’t avoid it, at least wear a sunblock with zinc oxide.

If you’re starting to notice sun spots on your skin, it’s time to use a retinol-based cream enriched with vitamin C. This can help reduce the sun’s effects on your skin.

Exfoliate Your Skin

Exfoliation means removing the outermost layer of skin on your face. That may sound painful, but it’s really not – your outermost skin layer is made up entirely of dead skin cells. By exfoliating your skin, you’re removing one of the barriers to whatever product you happen to be using, so as a result your product will be more effective.

A microdermabrasion is one of the best ways to exfoliate your skin, but you can also use a sonic cleansing brush or even a loofah for a more budget-friendly option.

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Get The Right Sleep

Do you sleep on your side, or on your stomach? If so, you may be prematurely aging your skin.

When you sleep in these positions, you compress your face against your pillow which can lead to all sorts of skin imperfections, fine lines, wrinkles, and the like.

The solution to this is to sleep on your back, facing up. Not only will this keep your skin from folding, it will also give you clearer skin as you don’t end up rubbing against the bacteria and other impurities on your pillowcase.

Watch Your Posture

If you have a family history of varicose veins in your family, you may want to consider adjusting your sitting posture. By sitting cross-legged, you can put pressure on your veins, which blocks the flow of blood from your legs to your heart. This can cause them to stretch and expand once the blood does pump through, which can lead to the development of spider veins and varicose veins.

Make Sure Your Makeup Matches Your Skin Tone

One of the biggest things that can affect how aged you look is your makeup routine.

Our skin colour tends to change as we get older, so if you’re using the same tone of foundation you were using back in the 90’s, it may be time for a change. Consult a specialist at your local makeup counter for advice here.

While you’re at it, it’s a good idea to tone down eye makeup as you age. Dramatic eye makeup can be fun in your 20s and 30s, but as you age, more neutral hues will look better.

Visit Jiva Spa Toronto

Are you noticing some of the signs of aging, and hoping to halt or even reverse them? If so, Jiva Spa Toronto can help.

Contact us using the information below to book a consultation with one of our experienced skincare professionals. From there you’ll get the chance to explain your goals and desires, and we can put together a treatment plan designed to help you meet your needs.

390 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON
M5S 1X4

(416) 934-0100

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Best Lip Injection Clinic In Toronto: What Are Your Options?

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Have you always wanted fuller, more luscious lips? For those of us who weren’t born with lips like Angelina Jolie or Kylie Jenner, there are fortunately plenty of options available at your local beauty spa, like Jiva Spa Toronto.

Here at Jiva, we strive to provide the best lip injection clinic in Toronto, so we have several options for you to choose from. You can read more about them below.


Botox is probably the most recognizable name in the world of lip injection options. First approved for use in 1989, Botox remains one of the more unique options for injectables.

Botox works by injecting an extremely tiny amount of toxin into your muscles. This temporarily paralyzes them, which has a number of medical uses. Doctors sometimes use Botox injections to treat chronic migraines, excessive sweating, muscular disorders, and some bladder and bowel-related issues.

From a cosmetic perspective, Botox is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and can leave you looking noticeably younger. Side effects are rare and generally mild and temporary, but can include mild pain or nausea, headaches, numbness, decreased eyesight, fatigue, swelling, redness, bleeding, or rashes. You may also develop antibodies against the active ingredient in Botox, making future treatments ineffective.

Botox treatments generally last anywhere from three to six months, depending on the individual. It generally takes anywhere from 3 to 7 days to see the full effect of the treatment.


Whereas Botox works by injecting a foreign substance into your body, most dermal injectables don’t work this way. This includes Juvederm.

Rather than paralyzing the muscles like Botox, Juvederm is an injectable filler designed to restore your youthful appearance and smooth out any fine lines and wrinkles.

The active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is a naturally occurring sugar found in your skin, and as a result the risk of allergic reaction is minuscule. Combining with the moisture in your skin, Juvederm smoothes things out and restores your youth.

Juvederm treatments generally last longer than Botox – depending on the area treated and the specific blend used, it can last up to two years. And because of the nature of the formula, Juvederm takes effect instantly – no need to wait like Botox.

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Princess Fillers

Princess is a new brand of dermal filler on the scene, but they’re quickly making a name for themselves. Like Juvederm, Princess brand dermal fillers are based on hyaluronic acid, but they use a different formula.

Princess fillers can be used to replace volume and structure in your face which has been lost as a result of the aging process or due to sun exposure. It’s designed to stimulate collagen production, which simply encourages your skin’s natural healing abilities.

Because Princess hasn’t been on the market as long, it isn’t as well known as the others in this list. However, here at Jiva Spa Toronto we’ve been seeing some great results with our clients who have opted for the Princess route.

We’re now featuring a certified nurse practitioner and medical doctor on staff to administer these treatments, so you can be sure you’re receiving the best and safest treatment possible.

Botox vs. Juvederm vs. Princess

So which option is right for you? How do you know which of these options to choose? It’s different from person to person, based on your specific aesthetic needs and beauty goals.

When you visit Jiva Spa Toronto, you’ll get the chance to consult with one of our expert estheticians who will listen to your concerns and goals, and from there recommend a treatment plan designed to achieve them. This may include a combination of different treatments listed in this article, as well as some of our other treatments if necessary.

During your initial consultation, we’ll carefully evaluate your areas of concern and discuss all of your options to ensure that you’re receiving the most effective solution for your needs. Contact Jiva Spa Toronto today to book your consultation using the contact information below:

390 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON
M5S 1X4

(416) 934-0100

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

What Is Micro Skin Needling?

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Have you heard of microneedling?

Also known as micro skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT), or percutaneous collagen induction (PCI), microneedling is a skin rejuvenation procedure that’s on the cutting edge of modern beauty treatments. Here at Jiva Spa Toronto, we’re excited to introduce this new service and show you how it can help you achieve your beauty goals.

First, let’s talk about how the procedure works.

What Is Micro Skin Needling?

Microneedling has its roots in a much older procedure called mesotherapy, which began in the 1950’s. Pioneered by Dr. Michael Pistor, misotherapy is a procedure that injects plant extracts, homeopathic medicine, pharmaceuticals, vitamins, and other ingredients into the face in order to break up groupings of fat cells. Several professionals expanded on this technique, including professionals from Canada and South Africa.

During a microneedling treatment, your esthetician will apply a topical anaesthetic or numbing cream to your face, reducing discomfort. Trom there, they’ll use a dermal roller, a device covered with tiny, shallow needles, causing a tiny, almost imperceptible tear in your skin. Your body recognizes this and triggers the growth of collagen production.

In non-scientific terms, microneedling can help repair scars from acne or injuries, fill in wrinkles or laugh lines, and give your skin an overall more youthful appearance. And because no lasers are involved, it can be more beneficial than laser-based treatments like an IPL photofacial for certain skin types.

We usually use microneedling on the face, but it can be used anywhere on your body where you have skin (which is everywhere!)

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Risks Of Micro Skin Needling

Microneedling is generally considered a low risk procedure. Because your skin remains intact and no injection is made, the recovery time is very low.

Because you don’t experience any injection into your skin, there is virtually zero risk of an allergic reaction. However, you may experience some soreness, redness, or inflammation. These reactions are rare, and usually fade after a day or so.

Prior to treatment, we’ll explain to you the full risks and benefits of microneedling so you can make an informed decision.

Is Microneedling Right For Me?

If you’re considering a microneedling treatment, contact Jiva Spa Toronto to book an initial consultation with one of our experienced skincare experts. You’ll get the chance to sit down and explain your aesthetic goals, and from there we can help you understand your options, the risks and benefits, and your best course of action.

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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

What Is A Vampire Facelift?

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What comes to mind when you hear the name “vampire facelift”?

It might sound scary, but it’s really not. Also known as a plasma facial. PRP treatment, or platelet rich plasma skin rejuvenation, this procedure is known by many names. Made popular by Kim Kardashian, it’s a fairly new procedure which few spas offer, so you may not be aware of its benefits and how it can help you achieve the look you’re hoping for.

Jiva Spa Toronto is proud to have introduced this service. Below you’ll find more information on this innovative beauty treatment and what you can expect.

What Is A Vampire Facelift?

A vampire facelift happens in three phases, and it’s used in combination with a dermal filler like Princess or Juvederm.

During the first phase, your esthetician will use a dermal filler to shape your face in the way that accomplishes your beauty goals – whether that’s fewer wrinkles or laugh lines, reduce jowls or other areas of sagging skin, tighten your cheeks, enhance your lips, or much more.

(For more information on Princess fillers, click here.)

Once you’re satisfied with the shape of your face, we begin the “vampire” portion.

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An on-staff physician or registered nurse will extract a small amount of your blood – about two teaspoons’ worth. From there, we treat the extracted blood using a centrifuge. That isolates the natural platelets found in your blood, hence the name “platelet rich plasma”. By activating the natural healing power of these platelets, we can trigger new blood flow and collagen production to your face.

Finally, we use an ultrafine needle as well as numbing cream (relatively painless) to inject these platelets back into your face. This awakens your face’s dormant stem cells, tricking them into think there’s been an injury and beginning the process of generating younger tissue.

The result is skin that is literally younger, more youthful looking, and ongoing improvements that can last for up to 2-3 months, along with results that can last for up to 2 years.

Risks Of A Vampire Facelift

Because it’s your own blood that’s being used, there is no risk of allergic reactions from the vampire facelift treatment portion. However, you may experience mild skin irritation, including swelling, bruising, itching, or discoloration. These symptoms are rare and usually temporary.

If you’ve had a reaction to Juvederm, Princess, or other dermal fillers in the past, you may experience them during this procedure as well. Reactions to such procedures can include redness, itching, swelling, or small bumps. These symptoms are also rare, and almost always clear up in a week or so.

Should I Get A Vampire Facelift?

The Vampire Facelift, of course, is not for everybody. It all depends on your beauty and aesthetic goals, medical history, current health state, and more.

To find out more about whether a vampire facelift is for you, contact Jiva Spa Toronto to book a consultation with one of our on-staff medical professionals. You’ll get a chance to describe what you’re hoping to achieve aesthetically, and from there we can lay out a treatment plan that fits your need.

Contact Jiva Spa Toronto to book your beauty consultation today.

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