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Are food sensitivities or hormone imbalances causing your acne?

Dr. Rida Wang is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and a Registered Acupuncturist. She practices at Crossroads Naturopathic Clinic at Cambie and Broadway and explains in this post the root causes of acne and the steps to treat it. Acne, by definition, is inflammation from the oil from the sebaceous glands in our skin interacting with…

It’s Time to Lose the Razor!

Earlier this month, outdoor sports media personality Stephanie Florian reviewed her laser hair removal experience at Pure Light Laser on her website Play Outdoors Vancouver: …hear me loud and clear girlfriends. We have surrendered to the hassle of shaving long enough. Today we can bid farewell to unwanted hair…for good! Goodbye stubborn razor burns and…

My Journey with PCOS Acne

Written by Imogen Jefferies, Vancouver Journalist and Editor I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome roughly three years ago. The condition, which is when cysts grow on your ovaries and inhibit ovulation, causes chronic symptoms like constant fatigue (thanks to the imbalance of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone), infertility (infrequent menstrual cycle), and lastly, rough skin…

Introducing Brows By Mel

Have you ever considered microblading or permanent makeup? Certified microblading and permanent makeup technician Melissa Chang is now offering her services at Pure Light Laser.  Hi everyone! I want to introduce myself as I’m now working out of Pure Light Laser Clinic offering microblading and permanent makeup services. My name is Melissa Chang and I’ve been…

Good Skin from Within

This is a guest post from Christie Lohr, founder of Style Nine to Five and a fashion industry dynamo. When it comes to skin issues, primarily acne, the first thing we think about is how we can treat it or what products we can use to heal it. While most people are quick to assume acne is…

How to Get Your Skin Glowing

This is a guest post from Susan Mohammad, writer and communications professional.  Two years ago, I showed up at Pure Light Laser Skin & Body Clinic ready to spend hundreds on facial treatments I had heard about. Instead I was quickly shown the door (sort of). Back then Rita (skin fairy and clinic owner), took…

Why I Chose IPL Photo-facial

Jaala Leis Wanless is a celebrity hairstylist and artist with more than 24 years experience in the beauty and hair industry. She writes about her experience with an IPL photo-facial treatment for sun damage. After years of thinking that I had been applying my sun screen vigilantly and taking care of my skin properly, I…

How to Get a Porcelain Complexion

This is a guest post from Christie Lohr, founder of Style Nine to Five and a fashion industry dynamo. Flawless skin is a lot easier to achieve these days thanks to new technology in lasers. There really isn’t a skin issue you can’t fix! Lasers allow us to get that porcelain poreless complexion that’s become the…

Treatment for Hyperpigmentation Scars

Over the years we have seen many clients with hyperpigmentation scars. Hyperpigmentation scars can happen for many reasons, but the most common cause is trauma to the skin and stretch marks. Just a few years ago, we could not do much for these types of scars. Since the 1540 Fractional hit the cosmetic world, things…

A first-hand experience with treatment for cystic acne

Melanie Bauer is a long-time customer at Pure Light Laser Skin and Body Clinic. She first came to Pure Light Laser after suffering from cystic acne for more than ten years. We recently talked with Melanie about her experience treating her acne at Pure Light Laser. Question: How long did you suffering from acne and…

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