COVID-19 Update

As the British Columbia government begins to announce and implement the “BC re-start plan, We At Refresh Evolution we are focused on continuing to provide you with the highest standards of infection control protocols handed down to us and approved by the Fraser Health Authority, WorkSafe BC and our Medical Director and on site clinical physicians.

To create the best possible experience for our clients and to keep everyone including our technicians healthy and safe, we have implemented new standards of practice that I want to personally share with you.

The day prior to all appointments we will be calling our clients to confirm the following important questions. Your appointment with Refresh Evolution will only be confirmed once we have reached you and asked you the pertinent questions below. We are unable to take walk in clients and or clients that have not confirmed the Covid-19 questionnaire prior to their appointment. If you answer yes to any of the following questions you will need to re-book your appointment in a minimum of 10 days as per the provincial health officer’s guidelines.

  1. Currently are you experiencing any of the following symptoms, fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or painful swallowing?
  2. Have you been ordered by the direction of the provincial health officer to self-isolate?
  3. Have you arrived from outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
  4. Have you been in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 in the last 14 days?

Over and above our usual clinical practices, we have introduced elevated hygiene and cleanliness practices for all technicians and store environments. All technicians will be wearing masks and gloves at all times. Please know we are using hospital grade cleaning products to disinfect all high touch surfaces and common areas before and after each and every client. We are offering tap and no-touch forms of payment within every location.

We will be spacing our appointments far enough apart that there will be no interactions between clients. If you are not having a facial treatment, please arrive wearing a mask. We will be taking temperatures upon entry to the clinic. We regret that for the time being we will not be offering a waiting area for our clients and we will be unable to accommodate children or guests. Our doors will remain locked until your specified appointment time.

Refresh Evolution is operating with vigilance, compassion and care as we manage these challenging circumstances. if you will be late for an appointment please let us know so that we can ensure safety for all.

Wishing Everyone Health and Safety
Heather Dodd, CEO/Founder, Refresh Evolution

Am I a Candidate for Viveve?

Do you experience decreased confidence or enjoyment during intimate moments? Are you struggling to control urinary incontinence without success? If so, you could benefit from Viveve, a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment designed to address vaginal laxity, tighten vaginal tissue, and reduce side effects associated with aging and childbirth. At Refresh Evolution, we're excited to offer this transformative treatment in the Pitt Meadows, BC area.  

What Is Viveve? 

Viveve is an innovative non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment that is used to tighten and strengthen vaginal tissue. The treatment involves a handheld probe that emits cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CEMF). This powerful energy helps restore your vaginal tissue through collagen rejuvenation and can correct a number of common concerns related to aging, menopause, or childbirth.

The treatment itself is completely pain-free and requires zero downtime, giving our patients the flexibility they need to take care of their health without putting their lives on hold. Most women see dramatic results with just one treatment, which can alleviate discomfort, heighten sexual pleasure, and stop urinary incontinence for up to one year with no follow-up appointments required.

Once the results of your first treatment begin to fade, our skilled team can help you evaluate your needs and create a personalized plan complete with easy, infrequent follow-up treatments to maintain your ideal results.

What Causes Vaginal Laxity?

Vaginal laxity is a normal condition that can affect women in every stage of life. It is most often caused by childbirth via the vaginal canal. This process naturally stretches the canal and may result in loose or sagging tissue in both interior and exterior areas.

Many women find that their bodies look noticeably different after childbirth and wish to restore a tighter appearance in their vaginal region. Vaginal laxity can also be caused by aging or menopause, which involve the natural breakdown of collagen in human tissue. This causes the vaginal tissue to begin sagging and may lead to issues like urinary incontinence.

How Does CEMF Rejuvenation Work? 

CEMF uses quick, gentle radiofrequency pulses to stimulate collagen production in the vaginal tissue and muscle structures. Collagen is often referred to as the framework of the skin. This structural protein helps maintain the skin's firm, smooth texture all over your body, and the vaginal area is no exception.

However, events like childbirth and menopause can cause vaginal laxity, resulting in a variety of uncomfortable side effects and impacting the self-esteem of women of all ages. CEMF technology causes new collagen growth to occur in the treated areas. As the collagen framework is restored, the vaginal tissue naturally tightens.

This can reverse vaginal laxity, increase pleasure and decrease discomfort during sex, and address urinary incontinence in one treatment. CEMF is both gentle and safe for almost every patient, making it the perfect, zero-downtime solution to cosmetic and functional concerns in your intimate areas.

What Concerns Can It Address? 

When left untreated, vaginal laxity can lead to a number of physical issues. Almost all women with vaginal laxity report increased discomfort or pain during sex.

In addition, it can lead to urinary incontinence, which is characterized by routine trips to the bathroom and small, involuntary leaks. Urinary incontinence is often caused by a combination of vaginal laxity and weak pelvic floor muscles. CEMF vaginal rejuvenation can help correct these concerns by reinforcing the collagen framework in the vaginal tissue and restoring youthful vivacity to the treated areas.

In addition to physical side effects, there is also an emotional toll for many patients. Women living with vaginal laxity may experience a decreased interest in sex as well as lower levels of enjoyment and satisfaction during intercourse. By addressing the root cause of both the physical and emotional side effects of vaginal laxity, this treatment offers a simple, discreet solution to your most intimate concerns.

How Does This Treatment Compare to Other Options? 

Traditionally, a vaginal "facelift"--called a vaginoplasty--was considered the best way to tighten the vaginal tissue and reverse the effects of menopause, aging, and childbirth. While it is effective, this surgical procedure involves significant preparation, downtime, and recovery, making it impractical for many patients.

In addition, surgery comes with more serious risks and a higher price tag than most other treatment options. Laser treatments have become popular in recent years, but this technique often requires multiple appointments and may cause some discomfort, especially during the recovery period. In contrast, Viveve can deliver excellent results for most patients in just 1 easy treatment.

Results develop quickly and are long-lasting, giving patients the freedom to enjoy their bodies without regular follow-up treatments. Many patients who pursue ongoing treatments find that their results improve further over time thanks to the fresh collagen stimulated by every appointment. Finally, this treatment is painless and requires no downtime, allowing each patient to continue living life to the fullest during the treatment process.  

Am I a Candidate for Viveve? 

This treatment is considered a safe and effective solution to vaginal laxity in most women. A good candidate is generally healthy and is often seeking to correct laxity caused by menopause or vaginal childbirth without surgical intervention.

Candidates should also be free from any medical conditions that may interact negatively with treatment. This includes any implanted pacemakers or other devices that are prone to be disrupted by the radiofrequency used during the treatment. In general, we recommend that only women who are finished having children pursue this treatment since vaginal childbirth can undo the results of CEMF rejuvenation.

Finally, patients with severe vaginal laxity may not be ideal candidates for treatment. If you have questions about whether this treatment option is right for you, our dedicated team will work with you to determine your eligibility for treatment during your initial consultation.

What Should I Expect? 

You might be wondering what a typical treatment process looks like. While every patient has a unique experience and sees varied results, here is a general overview of what you can expect when you pursue treatment at one of our office locations:


Your initial appointment will be a consultation with one of our experienced doctors. This appointment allows you to ask questions about this treatment and learn more about the results you could see after your first session.

Our doctor will examine your areas of concern and review your medical history to ensure that this treatment is right for you. If you are approved for treatment, our doctor will give you instructions on how to prepare for your appointment. It's important that you follow these instructions carefully to ensure optimal results.


Preparing for your first treatment is straightforward for the majority of patients. We recommend that you shave the target area to approximately two to three days before your appointment. This will help keep the treated tissue clean and visible so that you can begin to watch your results develop over time. During the week before your treatment, you should pay special attention to your sexual and vaginal health.

Our technician will examine the target area before beginning treatment to ensure that your vaginal tissue is healthy. On the day of your appointment, you should plan to shower or wash the target area with mild soap and water. We recommend that you wear comfortable, loose-fitting pants that are easy to remove and don't compress the target area.


To begin your appointment, our trained technician will ask you to lie down and place your feet in stirrups, similar to a regular OB/GYN appointment. They will apply a special gel lubricant to the handheld CEMF probe, which is roughly the size of a normal toothbrush and completely smooth.

The technician will insert this device one to two inches into the vaginal canal, where it will deliver radiofrequency energy to the tissue and muscles within the vagina. Once the device is activated, you should feel gentle pulses of warming energy. This energy is completely painless and requires no numbing cream or anesthetic.

A normal appointment takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour from start to finish. Once the technician is finished delivering the CEMF energy to the vaginal tissue, they will remove the probe and give you instructions to follow during your recovery period. You can expect to return to your normal daily activities immediately after your appointment.


During the first few days of recovery, you may notice increased sensitivity and sensation in the treated areas. Some patients also report stronger muscle contractions during orgasm. Over time, you should notice that the appearance and functionality of your vagina begin to improve.

This is caused by the steady increase in collagen production, which usually takes at least a month to begin appearing. As collagen increases, your vagina may appear tighter and more lifted, a direct result of the firming effect of collagen in the vaginal tissue.

In addition, your vaginal and pelvic floor muscles may show improvements, including a reduction in urinary incontinence. Many women also experience a boost in natural vaginal lubrication, a direct result of their refreshed vaginal health. As your final results appear, you can continue to enjoy sexual intimacy. Your collagen production will continue to improve for two to three months after treatment.


Final results from treatment are usually visible approximately three months after your treatment. By this point, you should notice a definite improvement in the appearance of your vaginal tissue. Any sagging or loose areas should be firmer and more lifted. In addition, your vaginal canal should be tighter. Patients may continue to experience increased tissue sensitivity, muscle contractions, and lubrication, especially during sexual intercourse. In addition, urinary incontinence should decrease as vaginal laxity and pelvic floor muscle weakness is improved.

For most patients, the results of this treatment begin to fade a year after their first appointment. At this point, many patients choose to have regular follow-up treatments every 8-12 months to continue boosting collagen levels and to maintain their ideal results. With ongoing treatment, Viveve can deliver results that add confidence and vitality to your life for years to come.

Contact Us to Learn More! 

Vaginal laxity and related concerns can quickly steal your joy and excitement when it comes to intimacy and sexual expression. With Viveve, you could be one of the many women who experience improvements in their vaginal laxity and sex life without major surgery.

This treatment can help you age gracefully and ensure that you don't miss out on your life due to vaginal laxity. To learn more about this treatment option, contact our team of professionals at Refresh Evolution in Pitt Meadows or Port Moody, BC, to schedule an initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you!

What Is a Dermaplaning Session Like?

If you would like to improve dull skin, clogged pores, and other imperfections without going through a complicated procedure, you're in luck. You can enhance your skin in a quick, non-invasive manner with dermaplaning. At Refresh Evolution in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, we can use this fantastic treatment to brighten your skin and give you a vibrant, healthy-looking complexion. Read on to learn more about how this treatment can improve your look.

What Is a Dermaplaning Session Like?

If you've had uncomfortable cosmetic treatments in the past, you may feel nervous as you prepare for your dermaplaning session. Fortunately, there's no need to feel frightened about this treatment. Unlike many other cosmetic treatments, this skincare technique uses an easy, comfortable process. You will not receive injections, incisions, or anesthesia during your appointment. You should feel relaxed and at ease as you begin to receive this treatment.

Exfoliating Your Skin

This is a non-invasive treatment that we perform on an out-patient basis. This treatment improves the texture of your skin through exfoliation. Exfoliation is a term used to describe the removal of dead skin cells from the surface of your skin.

A Gentle Process

During your appointment, we will use a sterile blade to remove vellus hair, commonly known as peach fuzz, from the surface of your skin. We will also remove dead skin cells during this time. Since we move the blade in a very gentle manner, you should not feel any discomfort during this process.

A Quick Treatment

Although your treatment session will be unique, this is usually a quick process that shouldn't be difficult to fit into your busy calendar. For instance, you might be able to receive this treatment during your lunch break.

Why Do I Have Skin Issues?

There are a variety of reasons why you may not be happy with the condition of your skin. In particular, you may have dull skin, clogged pores, enlarged pores, or fine lines and wrinkles. Further, you may have fine hairs on your face that make you feel unhappy about how you look.

Dull Skin

One of the most common causes of dull skin is a lack of exfoliation. Your body produces a large number of dead skin cells every day. Some of these cells will flake off naturally, while others will remain on the surface of your skin. If you don't exfoliate your skin regularly, these dead skin cells may build up. These accumulated cells can make your skin look dull and grey.

Clogged Pores

Your pores are small openings that allow your skin to remove sweat and oil. When you have lots of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, your pores are more likely to become clogged. In addition to excessive cells on the surface of your skin, sweat, toxins, and other irritants can clog your pores. Once your pores are clogged, you will become more likely to develop acne, blackheads, and other skin issues. Further, your skin may look dull and less attractive.

Enlarged Pores

Although enlarged pores generally do not cause health issues, you may not like the way that they look. Your pores may appear to be enlarged if you have excessive oil, dirt, and other debris on your skin. When these items collect in your pores, they can make them stretch. This process can make your pores look larger and more noticeable.

Fine Lines

You can develop fine lines on your skin for a variety of reasons. In particular, as you make repeated facial expressions, your muscles will contract. Although contracting your muscles is normal, over time these movements can cause you to develop fine lines around your eyes, on your forehead, and on other areas of your face. Further, as you get older, your skin will become less firm and elastic. These changes make your skin more likely to crease and fold. Spending too much time in the sun and smoking can also negatively impact your skin.  

Peach Fuzz

It's normal to have fine hairs, also known as peach fuzz, on your face. Although these hairs are usually harmless and normal, they may bother you. For instance, you might not like how these hairs look. Further, these hairs may make it more difficult for you to apply makeup and other products to your face.

What Issues Can This Treatment Address?

This non-invasive treatment can improve a wide variety of different skin issues and imperfections.

Minimizing Your Imperfections

Exfoliating your skin can minimize the appearance of your fine lines. It may also brighten dull skin, improve the condition of enlarged or clogged pores, and remove peach fuzz on your face. You may be pleased with how attractive and vibrant you look after you complete your treatment.

Smoothing Your Skin

Removing your dead skin cells and peach fuzz may make your skin feel smoother and silkier. The improved texture of your skin may allow you to more easily apply and remove your makeup. Further, your face may absorb skincare products more efficiently. Your increased absorption of these products may allow you to achieve better results from your current skincare regime.

What Will My Recovery Period Be Like?

Since this is such an easy treatment, you should have no downtime once your appointment is complete. Further, since we do not introduce any foreign substances into your body, there is no risk that you will experience an allergic reaction to this treatment. Instead, you can immediately resume your job and other activities.  

Aftercare Rules

Although you do not have to interrupt your life during your recovery period, you should follow some simple aftercare instructions. For instance, we may ask you to avoid excessive sun exposure for a few days. To accomplish this goal, you should wear a high-quality sunscreen, a hat, and other protective gear when you go outside. Further, we may ask you to avoid using any exfoliating skincare products while your skin is recovering from your treatment. We can give you more detailed instructions after you complete your treatment session.

How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?

There is no set number of treatment sessions that will work for everyone. Since your skin and aesthetic goals are unique, we will develop a customized treatment plan for you. That said, you are likely to see beneficial results very quickly. In fact, you will probably achieve your desired outcome after you receive one treatment.

Maintaining Your Improvements

It's important to realize that this skincare treatment does not provide permanent results. Your imperfections may return if you do not have sufficient maintenance treatments. Fortunately, these gentle treatments should be easy to receive on a regular basis. During your initial treatment session, we will analyze your skin and talk about your desired outcome. We can suggest a treatment schedule that can help you maintain your vibrant new look.

Can I Perform This Treatment on Myself?

You might have come across at-home dermaplaning products. Although you might be tempted to save money by performing this treatment on your own, using these products may be dangerous. Since you probably have no training in this technique, you might use your blade too aggressively. You could injure your skin or create lasting scars.

At Refresh Evolution, we have extensive training in performing this treatment. During your appointment, we will use these skills to move the treatment blade gently over your skin. Going to a trained professional will allow you to achieve the best results in a safe, effective manner.

Can I Get This Treatment Before a Big Event?

Smooth, beautiful skin may help you feel more confident and attractive during a wedding, important party, or vacation. Further, achieving a more even complexion can make it easier for you to apply makeup on the day of your special event. As a result, receiving this treatment can be an ideal way to improve your appearance before a significant occasion.

Scheduling Your Appointment

Since this treatment works quickly, you should be able to improve your skin by your big day. That said, you should tell us if you are trying to achieve improvements by a certain day. We can help you plan a treatment program that will allow your skin to recover before your significant event. Further, receiving a series of treatments in the months before your special day may allow you to obtain even more beneficial results from this skincare technique.

Will This Treatment Make My Peach Fuzz Grow Back More Quickly?

You might have heard rumors that using this skincare technique will make the peach fuzz on your face grow back faster. Further, you might have heard from people who claim that this treatment made their facial hair thicker or coarser. This is a myth: treating your peach fuzz will not impact its thickness or rate of growth. Instead, your hair will grow back normally in the weeks that follow your treatment.

What Are the Differences Between This Treatment and a Chemical Peel?

Although both of these treatments exfoliate and improve your skin, they use unique techniques to accomplish this goal. During a chemical peel, we will apply a scientifically formulated solution to your treatment area. This solution will exfoliate your skin and cause outer layers of your skin to flake off. This process will stimulate your body to produce fresher, healthier tissues. This treatment can tighten your skin, improve its texture, reduce acne, and address other skin issues.

Since these treatments can address some of the same issues, you might have difficulty choosing a skincare technique that can help you. Fortunately, you don't need to make this choice on your own. During your initial consultation, we can discuss the benefits of both of these treatments with you. We will help you choose a method that will work for you.

Who Can Benefit From This Skincare Treatment?

This is one of the gentlest, easiest cosmetic treatments. As a result, you are likely to be a suitable candidate for this treatment. That said, there are some skin issues that may prevent you from immediately receiving this treatment.

Please tell us if you have an infection, active acne, or an injury in your treatment area. Although these conditions will not prevent you from receiving this treatment in the future, you should not get this treatment while these issues are ongoing. Waiting for your skin to heal may allow you to achieve more beneficial results from this treatment.

Try It for Yourself

It's easy to fix your dull skin, improve your clogged pores, and minimize the appearance of your fine lines. You can exfoliate your skin and reduce the prominence of your imperfections with dermaplaning. To learn more about this amazing treatment, contact us at Refresh Evolution in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia for an initial consultation today.

What Is TriBella treatment?

Many people have wrinkles, sunspots, or other skin imperfections that make them look older and less vibrant than they really are. In the past, people had to accept these changes as a natural part of the aging process. But those days are over. Today, people can rejuvenate and refresh their skin with TriBella: a three-in-one facial treatment offered by the talented professionals at Refresh Evolution in Pitt Meadows, BC. This fantastic facial therapy can give you smooth, youthful-looking skin.

What Is TriBella Treatment?

TriBella is an innovative three-in-one facial therapy that helps people reduce the signs of sun damage and aging. This facial treatment uses a device by Venus Versa to refresh and rejuvenate your skin.

This FDA-approved device has three unique applicators. These applicators work together to make your skin look smoother, more vibrant, and healthier. This facial therapy is easy and non-invasive, allowing people to achieve youthful-looking skin in three treatment sessions.

Why Am I Experiencing Wrinkles and Skin Challenges?

If you're experiencing wrinkles, age spots, and skin issues, don't worry. You're not alone. It's common for people to experience skin challenges, especially as they become older. A variety of factors can cause people's skin to change as they age.

The Aging Process

Many people's skin loses strength and elasticity as they become older. This change occurs partially because of lessened elastin and collagen.

Elastin and collagen are proteins that help your skin remain smooth and strong. As people enter their late twenties and early thirties, their bodies naturally make less of these proteins, making their skin look older.

Sun Damage

Time in the sun can also change a person's skin. This is because repeated exposure to the sun is damaging. The sun sends out harmful ultraviolet light that negatively impacts the skin.

This light can cause people to experience redness and sunburn. As this sun exposure accumulates, it can also cause people to develop dark spots and wrinkles. These damaging effects can make people look much older than they really are.

Other Causes

Age and sun exposure aren't the only causes of skin damage. Lifestyle choices can also negatively impact your skin. In particular, smoking and stress can harm a person's skin.

A New Solution

Skin changes don't have to be permanent. You can reverse the negative effects of sun damage and age with TriBella. In fact, this treatment is specifically designed to help people who are struggling with wrinkles, sun damage, and other skin issues.

How Is This Treatment Different From Other Facial Therapies?

TriBella offers a variety of improvements when compared to typical facial therapies. Many facial treatments can only target a single skin condition at one time. For instance, facial therapy may smooth a person's wrinkles without improving their rosacea or age spots.

This means that people who wish to address a variety of skin challenges may have to schedule many treatments with multiple skincare providers. This process can be exhausting, stressful, and time-consuming.

A Better Way

Fortunately, you don't have to go through dozens of different facial therapies to transform your skin and improve your overall look. That's because this innovative three-in-one facial therapy can target multiple skin issues at once. This makes this treatment a wonderful option for busy people who want to use a quick, effective method to enhance their skin in a variety of different ways.

Who Should Use TriBella?

This innovative new treatment is specifically designed for people who want to erase the aging process and return to the healthy, smooth skin of youth. It can also help with a variety of other skin imperfections and issues.

Look Younger

This facial therapy is a wonderful choice for people who want to look younger and more beautiful. This treatment can reduce many signs of aging, including wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. It may also improve loose skin and stretch marks. This treatment will refresh and smooth your skin, making you look younger, healthier, and more vibrant.

Fix Sun Damage

If you've spent too much time in the sun, you're in luck! You don't have to spend the rest of your life living with the signs of sun damage. This treatment is a great way to address the negative effects that are associated with spending time in the sun. It also can improve dark spots, wrinkles, and other signs of sun damage.

Other Benefits

This facial therapy is also a wonderful option for people who want to address discoloration, scarring, rosacea, and enlarged pores.

Talk to the Experts

The professionals at Refresh Evolution have extensive experience using this innovative treatment to address and improve a variety of skin challenges. During your initial consultation, we will examine your skin and discuss your desired goals and improvements. We will advise you about whether this method is an effective way to achieve your skincare goals.

Is This Treatment Available for Everyone?

Although a wide variety of people can enjoy the positive effects of this treatment, people who have certain skin conditions or other health issues may not be suitable candidates for TriBella.

Achieving a Youthful Look

This three-in-one therapy is a wonderful option for people who wish to reduce the effects of skin damage and aging. This treatment can help people who have uneven complexions and skin textures. It can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

People who are experiencing these issues are often thrilled by the improvements in their skin and overall appearance.

Not for Everyone

Although this is a wonderful treatment for many people, it is not designed for everyone. People who have skin conditions that are affected by light or heat may need to consider other treatment options. People who have skin disorders or implants in their skin also may not be suitable candidates for this therapy. Further, this treatment may not be right for people who have very tanned skin.

We Can Help

During your initial consultation, we will examine your skin and discuss your medical history. We will use this information to determine whether this treatment is right for you. If not, we'll recommend other options for you. Whatever the result, you will leave your consultation feeling confident and happy about your treatment options.

How Does the Three-in-One Facial Therapy Work?

This innovative therapy uses a three-in-one system to smooth, refresh, and rejuvenate your skin. This sophisticated, multi-pronged system targets the negative signs of skin damage and aging from multiple angles.

The Venus Versa Device

This facial therapy uses the exclusive Venus Versa device to fight the effects of aging and skin damage. The Venus Versa is an FDA-approved device that uses three applicators to provide you with a complete facial renewal treatment. Each applicator provides a unique treatment. These treatments work together to give you healthy, youthful-looking skin.

The Skin Resurfacing Applicator

The skin resurfacing applicator will smooth and strengthen your skin. This applicator uses a unique technology to combat the decreased production of elastin and collagen that people experience as they get older. During this step, small electrode pins will send energy into your skin. This energy causes your skin to form micro-dermal injuries.

You don't have to feel nervous during this progress. These injuries are tiny, and they will not harm you. Rather, the tiny injuries combat the aging process by encouraging your body to produce more elastin and collagen. The increased production of these proteins will make your skin look younger and stronger.

The Anti-Aging Applicator

The anti-aging applicator uses a heating treatment to further improve your skin. This applicator uses targeted energy to heat the areas underneath the upper levels of your skin. This heat will enhance your blood flow and improve the movement of your collagen and elastin.

This increased movement allows your elastin and collagen to better renew and refresh your skin. This process will improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It also firms your skin.

The Photofacial Applicator

The final applicator is specifically designed to even your skin's tone and reduce the effects of sun damage. This applicator applies intense pulse light, or IPL, to your skin.

The IPL addresses sunspots, rosacea, and spider veins. The IPL erases sun damage by effecting the darker pigments in your sunspots. It also attacks the hemoglobin in your spider veins and rosacea. Once these cells are eliminated, your body will make new, younger skin.

What Will My Treatment Be Like?

This three-in-one facial therapy is a safe, non-invasive way to improve your look. You don't have to visit the hospital or endure a complex procedure to receive the benefits of this treatment. Rather, you will have three relaxing treatment sessions.

Before Your Treatment

Preparing for your treatment is easy. You should avoid tanning and self-tanning products for a few days before your treatment session. You also shouldn't use creams or other skincare products that could irritate your skin.

On the day of your session, you should avoid applying any lotions or makeup products to your skin. We will provide more instructions about how to prepare for your session.

Your Session

There's no need to be nervous before your treatment. This three-in-one therapy is easy and non-invasive. You can relax as you receive the three facial treatments from the Venus Versa device. The treatments feel comfortable and warm. You can relax as the three-in-one process works to rejuvenate and refresh your skin.

After Your Session

You should plan on a brief period of downtime after you receive your treatment. Many people need three to five days to recover. This short period will give your skin time to rejuvenate and heal.

Aftercare Rules

You can help your skin achieve optimal results by avoiding certain activities during this recovery time. It is important that you stay out of the sun after receiving your treatment.

You also should avoid massages and cosmetic treatments that affect your skin for several days. Finally, you shouldn't use steam rooms or take hot baths during this time. The professionals at Refresh Evolution can provide more details about how you can protect your skin after your treatment session.

How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need to Achieve Good Results?

Everyone's skin is different. We will develop a treatment plan that is tailored just for you. That said, we always suggest that people book three treatment sessions to get the best results.

You should wait about four to five weeks between each treatment session to give your skin time to process the rejuvenating effects of facial therapy. Once you have entered the maintenance period, you can preserve your smooth, youthful-looking skin with twice-yearly treatment sessions.

Does the Treatment Take a Long Time?

Fortunately, you don't have to schedule a huge block of time to receive your treatment. TriBella is a quick, easy way to improve your skin. Most people schedule three initial treatment sessions. Each of these sessions will usually last for an hour and thirty minutes.

TriBella lasts longer than some facial therapies because you are receiving three different treatments during a single session. This process allows the three treatment modalities to work together to refresh and rejuvenate your skin.

Can I Wear Makeup After I Receive My Treatment?

You'll want to avoid applying makeup for a few days after you receive your treatment. During this time, you should only use skincare products that your treatment provider has approved.

The professionals at Refresh Evolution can advise you about when you can resume using makeup and other skincare products after your treatment. We can also advise you about how to further protect your skin by incorporating sun protection into your skincare and makeup routine.

Is This Treatment Safe?

TriBella is a tested way to achieve a more youthful appearance in a safe, comfortable manner. This treatment has been used by people around the world who wish to smooth and improve their skin.

At Refresh Evolution, we have extensive experience using this treatment method to help people enhance and renew their skin. We can address your questions and concerns during your initial consultation. You'll begin your treatment session feeling relaxed and confident about your decision to receive this fantastic facial therapy.

How Long Will It Take for Me to See Results?

You don't have to wait for years to notice the healing power of this wonderful treatment. You will notice positive changes in your skin as soon as a week after your therapy session.

That said, the full effects usually appear about three months after you have received your final treatment session. This is because it takes your body a little time to transform your skin. Avoiding the sun and following your treatment provider's advice during this time can help your skin heal and allow you to experience the full effect of this treatment.

Are the Results Long-Lasting?

This treatment is a great option for busy people who don't have time to get regular facial therapies. It's also perfect for value-conscious people who want a treatment that will give them enduring results that really make a difference in how they look and feel.

Although individual results vary, many people notice that the rejuvenation effects of the treatment last for months. Adopting a skincare routine and avoiding the sun may help you enhance and preserve your smoother, healthier skin.

Renew Your Look Today

The negative effects of aging and sun exposure don't have to be permanent. You can achieve glowing, youthful skin with TriBella. Contact the professionals at Refresh Evolution in Pitt Meadows, BC today to discuss your skin goals and learn more about how this amazing treatment can help you achieve a new look.

How Long Do Chemical Peels Last? 9 Things to Expect

Take a moment to think about all the concerns you have about the condition of your skin. Is there just one issue, or do you have multiple problems that need to be dealt with? For most of us, having only one skin concern would be a blessing. Is there any way to tackle multiple skin concerns at one time? At Refresh Evolution in Pitt Meadows, BC we know the key to perfect skin is chemical peels, one of the most trusted and reliable cosmetic treatments of all time.

9 Things to Expect About Chemical Peel Results

Chemical peels have a long, lauded history that has withstood the test of time because the results are nothing short of miraculous. Ask any skincare professional and they'll tell you that the best beauty secrets are usually the most simple. So, what is it about these peels that produces such great results? We're happy to break it down for you before you call to schedule your initial consultation!

1. Different Peels Have Different Results

How long does a chemical peel last? Frankly, the results of a chemical peel depend on the type of peel used for treatment. Many patients want to know how long they can enjoy results right from the start, so it's important to understand that how long your results last rely entirely on the exact treatment you have.

Light Peels

Light peels are the most common type of cosmetic chemical peel treatment, but they also have the most variation in terms of results. A light peel generally lasts for about 1 to 2 months at a time when you first start using the treatment. Over time, the results of a light peel can last for about 6 months.

Medium Peels

Medium peels are the second most common type of peel as well as the second most intense peel. The results of a medium peel can last for 2 to 4 months at a time right from the start and can last 6 months or a little more after repeated treatments.

Deep Peels

Deep peels are a more rare peel that is typically used medically rather than cosmetically. The results of a deep peel can last decades at a time, and sometimes even a lifetime. The results of a deep peel are near-permanent because a deep peel is generally only used for serious health concerns.

2. Results Vary Peel to Peel

The results of a chemical peel also vary depending on the type of peel treatment. This is because each type of peel has a different level of intensity, or a different degree to how deeply it penetrates and treats the skin. To understand why the results vary peel to peel, you should also understand what each type of peel does to the skin.

Light Peels

Light peels are the most common type because they are the most generalized peel. Light peels don't have a particular specialty. Instead, a light peel is helpful in addressing virtually all skin or appearance concerns. Light peels can be used more frequently than other types of peels, and they are also easier to recover from.

A light peel refers to the light intensity of the chemical being used for the peel. It is common to use AHA, lactic acid, or glycolic acid for a light chemical peel. As a lighter peel, these mild intensity chemicals penetrate only the first few layers of skin to exfoliate and treat any issues in the sub-dermal layers. Light peels are used to treat acne, reduce acne scarring, shrink enlarged pores, smooth skin tone and texture, correct sun damage, minimize fine lines, and much more.

Medium Peels

As the second most commonly used chemical peel, medium peels are also used to address multiple skin issues at one time. However, medium peels are also specialized in a way. It is common for medium peels to be used for anti-aging purposes, particularly to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots. Medium peels can also be used to minimize the appearance of scars, including more severe acne scarring. Medium peels commonly use TCA or refined glycolic acids to exfoliate additional layers of skin and treat the sub-dermal layers.

Deep Peels

Deep peels are not used frequently. In fact, most physicians recommend only using deep peels once in a lifetime. This is because deep chemical peels use high intensity acid to address major health concerns. For example, deep chemical peels are used to removed melanoma cells from the skin and prevent the cancerous cells from returning. Deep peels are also sometimes used for a one-time removal of deep scars or wrinkles.

3. Light Chemical Peels Can Be Frequent

Light peels can and should be used frequently. At our clinic, we recommend patients using light peels have a cluster of several initial treatments to achieve ideal results and then graduate to less frequent additional treatments to maintain results. This is because the results of light peels build on each other over a period of time, gradually improving the appearance and quality of the skin.

Initial Treatments

Most patients require about 4 to 6 light peels, spaced 1 to 2 months apart, to achieve desired results. The time between the peels allows skin cells to renew and turn over, with each subsequent peel exfoliating cells and treating new cells just beneath the skin surface. The number of initial treatments you need will depend on your exact skin concerns.

Maintenance Treatments

After you have reached your desired results, you will need to maintain those results with regularly scheduled maintenance treatments. Most patients schedule these treatments every 6 months, although some patients prefer every 4 months if they have aging skin. We will help you determine the best frequency for your maintenance treatments.

Medium peels can also be used frequently to achieve and maintain results. As a general rule, medium peels will require only 2 to 3 initial treatments, spaced about 2 months apart, to achieve ideal results. Maintaining results of a medium peel can be done using a light peel or a medium peel once every 6 months.

4. Results Depend on Recovery

Regardless of the type of peel intensity of your treatment, the results of your peel will depend on your recovery. Specifically, your results will rely on how you take care of your skin during your recovery period. Although there is no downtime associated with a chemical peel and you are free to return to all normal daily activities, there are some things you should know about your recovery time.

Your Recovery

Your initial recovery will be about 3 to 7 days after your peel, which is when your skin is sensitive and the most vulnerable. To protect your skin, we advise patients to avoid direct sun exposure and to wear SPF 30 or greater. After 7 to 10 days, your new skin cells will have turned over, finished peeling, and will be less vulnerable to sunlight, pollution, or other exposure.

5. Your Results Might Not Include Peeling

Surely every chemical peel will include peeling skin, right? It's right there in the name! But the truth is that, under certain circumstances, the results of your chemical peel might not include peeling skin. Here are a few reasons why:

Regular Treatments

Regular peels, particularly during your initial cluster of treatments, may mean you won't have to deal with peeling skin. Why? It's a simple matter of your surface skin having an appropriate balance of dead skin cells, meaning that the peel doesn't have much to exfoliate or peel away. But just because you're not peeling doesn't mean that the treatment isn't working. In fact, we consider it an encouraging sign when your skin no longer peels after treatment, as it means that the chemical is compatible with your skin and your needs.

Regular Exfoliation

Patients who exfoliate regularly between peel treatments, either at home or with other cosmetic treatments, may also avoid skin peeling after treatment. This is because, once again, there are fewer dead skin cells that are removed during the peel treatment.

Regular Skin Cells

Patients who don't experience peeling during their treatment may also simply be blessed with having regular skin cell turn over. While patients with chronically dry or rough skin have an obvious issue shedding dead skin cells, other patients may be able to naturally turn over skin cells without additional help, and that means less peeling after a chemical peel.

6. Good Results Come With Good Skin Care

Good results after a chemical peel also rely on good skincare. As a point of fact, proper skincare habits lead to better skin overall. This is particularly true when you are taking care of the new skin that is revealed by a chemical peel. Here are some tips on how to use good skincare to get good results:


The best cleanser after a chemical peel is one that is gentle, made for sensitive skin, and does not have any harsh chemicals, dyes, or fragrances. This means staying away from cleansers designed for acne-prone skin and opting for oil-based and non-comedogenic products.


Regular moisturizing is also key to helping your new skin acclimate to the surface. Both day and night moisturizers are recommended to maintain the moisture balance of recovering skin.


You can also use facial serums to treat new skin, such as serums made with enriched vitamins or hyaluronic acids.


Wearing daily SPF with a strength of at least 30 or greater is also key to helping new skin recover. This is especially true for patients who are using peels to correct sun damage. Protecting your skin from the sun with SPF is also a way to protect the results of your peel.

Other Home Products

Some patients use other home products, such as sheet masks, to soothe recovering skin. Patients also commonly use Vaseline to protect the skin, particularly from wind and cold weather.

7. You Can Prep Your Skin for Better Results

Some patients find that the best results come from preparing the skin for treatment. There are several ways patients can help make sure they are prepping their skin for the best possible results, including:

Month Before Peel

About a month before your peel it is a good idea to begin a new regular skincare routine. Ideally, you want to select cleansers, moisturizers, and serums that have active ingredients that will complement the acid of your peel. We will work with you to help you find the skincare products that best match the needs of your skin.

Weeks Before Peel

About a week before your peel, we recommend you postpone any cosmetic treatments using lasers or wax. You can schedule treatments such as dermaplaning about 1 to 2 weeks before your treatment. We also encourage you to limit your sun exposure at this time.

Days Before Peel

About 2 to 3 days before your peel, we advise stopping the use of certain skincare products containing active ingredients such as Retinol, AHA, or BHA. We also encourage patients to drink plenty of water to help skin maintain its moisture balance after the peel.

8. Other Treatments Can Enhance Chemical Peel Results

There are other treatments you can use to help enhance the results of your peel as well as your overall appearance goals. We will work with you to help you find any additional cosmetic treatments that will help you achieve your ideal appearance. Some of these treatments may include:


Injectable treatments include dermal fillers to restore facial volume and tighten skin as well as neurotoxins such as Botox to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and work best about 4 weeks before treatment.

Skin Tightening

Skin tightening treatments include laser treatments and microneedling, although these treatments should be scheduled at least 3 weeks before your chemical peel.


Dermaplaning about 2 weeks before treatment to remove peach fuzz and exfoliate the surface layer of skin can help the chemical peel work better.

9. There Are Countless Beneficial Results

A chemical peel is used to correct any number of skin concerns. Because this treatment is so versatile and customizable, it can:

  • Smooth skin tone and texture
  • Reduce fine lines
  • Correct skin damage
  • Eliminate dark spots
  • Prevent breakouts
  • Boost collagen production
  • Diminish acne scars and enlarged pores
  • Improve rosacea

Are You a Good Candidate?

All patients who are interested in chemical peel treatments will need to attend a consultation, which includes a skin analysis that helps us select the best peel for your skin needs and your appearance goals. Good candidates include patients who prefer simple, non-invasive treatments and who are seeking to correct multiple skin concerns. Most patients who are interested in this treatment are qualified candidates.

Perfect Your Skin With Long Lasting Chemical Peel Results!

Dating back to Ancient Egypt and Cleopatra's penchant for using spoiled milk to maintain her beauty, chemical peels are one of the oldest beauty treatments in the world. Modern-day chemical peels have been updated to be more versatile and customizable, but the fact remains that this basic cosmetic treatment deserves its reputation.

And, of course, the best thing about chemical peels are the results. If you think the key to perfecting your skin is with long-lasting chemical peel results, contact Refresh Evolution in Pitt Meadows, BC to schedule your initial consultation today!