Ask Dr. Peirson – What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also called Collagen Induction Therapy is used to improve the skin’s texture and tone, reduce surface scarring and minimize the appearance of fine wrinkles. Tiny surgical steel needles are used to create micro channels (microscopic holes) in the skin.  The process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself and in the process produces collagen and elastin. This … Continued

Reno Blog 1 – Our “Before” Pictures

Here we go …again! I entitled my very first blog, “Here we go!” telling the tale of the winding career path that landed me in partnership with my sister Mary in the ownership of a medical aesthetics clinic. Now, a little over 3 years later, we have grown so much, mostly through reputation and word … Continued

Here we go…again!

Back in 2014, I wrote my first blog post entitled, “Here we go!” which was an introduction to Mary and me, and the bizarre set of career twists and turns that led me to partnership with my sister in a medical aesthetics clinic. Well, 3 wonderfully hectic years later, we have grown significantly, have new … Continued

Ask Dr. Peirson – What exactly is BOTOX® and how does it work?

What exactly is BOTOX® and how does it work? BOTOX Cosmetic® is derived from naturally occurring bacteria then made into a medication. It’s used therapeutically to treat migraines, TMJ, and excessive sweating, but it is best known for cosmetically softening wrinkles. BOTOX® is an extraordinarily safe, effective drug that has been used by millions of … Continued

Ballroom Dancing Makes Me Smile

I love to ballroom dance. It puts a ridiculous, irreversible smile on my face. And that, hands down, is the most radiant thing that can be put on anyone’s face. My husband’s favourite pictures of me are not my most “beautiful” shots but the pictures where my face is all screwed up from laughter. I … Continued

VISIA and our Vision

“I need data.” That’s what I find myself saying repeatedly. That’s because we as a clinic feel more comfortable talking to clients about their various concerns only after their skin has been scientifically analyzed, only after having become acquainted with the latest developments in the skin care community, and only after having acquired the best … Continued

5 Things You Need To Know About Botox®

The most common question Mary and I hear at ArtMed is, “What is the difference between Botox® and fillers?” While they are often used in unison, there are a few major differences between Botox® and fillers that all potential users should know. Botox® is a purified protein that is injected directly into the muscle to … Continued

Definitely Not Your Grandmother’s Compression Stockings

When someone says the words “compressions stockings” what comes to mind? If we had to guess, you’re picturing… Were we close? At ArtMed, we cannot stress to our clients enough the benefits of compression stockings, thigh highs and socks, but we understand their hesitation about wearing them. In the past, the options for compression legwear … Continued

Rosacea 101

Let’s face the facts: mild sunburns are an unfortunate part of summer. After a long day outdoors, it’s not uncommon to see a bit of redness in your cheeks, even if you were scrupulous with applying your sunscreen. Fortunately, sunburns fade, but what if the redness persists? Or seems to come and go without sun … Continued