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Votiva Vaginal Wellness

Who doesn’t like feeling great… EVERYWHERE! Confidence is a beautiful thing and when it comes to vaginal health, confidence is certainly something many women wish they had more of. Whether it’s the worry that a sneeze or laughing to hard is going to cause incontinence, or maybe sex is hurting because the dryness and lack of natural lubrication is causing pain, or it could be the aesthetics of how the vagina looks, there are many reasons why women have concerns down below. It can be a real bummer when you are worried that your lady part is not in peak condition, but aging (loss of collagen) happens, having children happens, […]

Welcome to AFYA Skin and Body Clinic

The word AFYA means healthy in the African language of Swahili. To Joelle Rodenburgh, owner of AFYA Skin and Body Clinic located on Suffolk Street, being healthy overall, inside and out, is very important.  “It’s all about confidence,” says Rodenburgh. “Feeling confident inside, radiates on the outside and having great skin often helps with that overall glow and feeling.”   AFYA Skin and Body Clinic first opened its doors in November 2016 and has been helping women and men achieve more than just beautiful skin ever since. “I started AFYA to help empower people, to help them feel comfortable in their skin and help them to feel confident that their appearance reflects […]


Microneedling is an innovative technique that has been employed in Europe for several years and is now becoming popular in North America.  Microneedling uses Collagen Induction Therapy to stimulate the body’s natural response mechanism to build up collagen when damaged.  By creating mico-damaged columns into the skin using tiny 32 gauge needles, we can help to correct fine lines and tighten the skin tissue.  The MicroPen Elite is the latest innovation in Microneedling.  It uses pins that enter the skin vertically instead of on an angle, which can increase depth for better results, while offering less downtime.  12 to 24 hours of pinkness is expected post each treatment.  You can […]


Cellulite is a condition where underlying fat pockets appear in a dimpling pattern due to the fibrous septae that encompass the fat cells underneath the skin tissue. Dermatologists claim that cellulite may affect up to 90% of women at some point in their lives. Although cellulite can be found in both male and females, it is most common in women. There are three grades of cellulite based upon its severity: ● Grade 1 cellulite sees no clinical symptoms, but a microscopic examination of cells from the area detects underlying anatomical changes. ● Grade 2 cellulite requires the skin to show pallor (pastiness), be lower temperature, and have decreased elasticity, in […]

Is the Cold Weather Wreaking Havoc On Your Skin?

Baby it’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean your skin has to suffer. Winter skin can come with a whole realm of problems. Dry air makes for dehydrated skin, leading to itching and flaking. The cold temperatures and strong winds lead to a compromised barrier on the skin and leave you feeling raw. Attempting to over moisturize with the wrong products can cause acne, dull complexion and a variety of other skin imperfections. That being said, winter isn’t a time you should fear your skin. At AFYA Skin and Body Clinic we have just the tools to keep you glowing, even in the dark days of winter. Here are 7 helpful […]

VBlog #2, Why Vitamin C Serums are So Important!

We at AFYA Skin and Body Clinic believe that Healthy Skin is achievable using the latest technology, performed by the most knowledgeable staff at a reasonable price!  Combining this with SkinCeuticals Vitamin C Serums are the best options for preventing and healing aging skin!

The Meaning of AFYA- VBlog #1

AFYA Skin and Body Clinic is happy to launch our Video Blog series discussing the importance of Health Skin and a Healthy Body.  AFYA comes from a Swahili word that means Healthy.  We believe that achieving healthy skin is the same thing as achieving beautiful skin.  We welcome you to come in for a complimentary healthy skin assessment today!  519-803-7435

Causes of Acne

What is acne? Acne occurs when the pores of your skin become clogged, most often on the face, neck, back, and chest. No one knows exactly why this happens, but we do know that testosterone plays a part, as does heredity.1-5 Once a pore becomes clogged, it traps skin oil inside. Bacteria grows in this oil and can cause an inflammatory response in the skin. Acne lesions can be small and hardly noticeable, have a small white or black head, or can appear red with a white/yellow center. Sometimes a clogged pore will become so inflamed that it can lead to larger, more painful lesions called nodules or cysts, which […]

Types of Pigmentation

TYPES OF PIGMENTATION There are a variety of different types of hyperpigmentation that can occur in the skin. At Skin and Body Boutique, we specialize in assessing the skin to determine which type of pigmentation is present and offer you the best treatment options in the industry. Hyperpigmentation is an excess/overproduction of pigmentation/colour cells in the skin. The treatment of pigmentation must address the root cause in order for the discoloration to be corrected. Sun Spots are dark spots (usually brown) induced by sun exposure; also known as photo damage. The sun stimulates the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for producing colour in skin. Sun Spots form after years […]

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