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Rachel Varga BScN, RN, CANS is a Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist since 2011 with over 18,000 procedures performed, an international clinical trainer, speaker, and academically published award-winning author in the field of plastic and aesthetic nursing. Through education on skin care, skin and laser rejuvenation, non-surgical solutions, and healing lifestyle practices, Rachel helps inspire others with her unique toolkit to navigate and strategize aging impossibly well - using the ...
 
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What types of questions should we be asking the companies that are there to help us test and track our health? Should we be concerned about data collection? How can we learn to test and optimize our health without sacrificing our precious privacy - or is privacy a thing of the past? Learn in today's episode with Dr. Erika Gray an "industry insider"…
 
We surveyed 1,856 clinicians in 33 countries and found that 73% had seen a rise in the number of patients complaining that their toxin has not lasted well post-Covid lockdown. On the aesthetics forums, clinicians have been speculating about dodgy batches; stronger muscles post-lockdown; and even if Covid itself has had a part to play in poor toxin …
 
In today's episode, Justine and I review our personal dermal rolling routines, brand preferences, depth preferences and more! This is a fun and informative episode for anyone considering starting dermal rolling or upgrading a routine including transitioning to a deeper depth. Learn more about this incredible woman at https://justinestenger.ca/about…
 
It’s so easy to see colleagues using the latest trendy lip technique and believe it is the answer to all your lip problems. The truth is that one technique does not fit all patient, or even one lip! The real secret to lip mastery is building a combination treatment around the individual patient. As Dr Tim explains in this week's episode of the Aest…
 
Today's discussion is on reclaiming your wellbeing with GOOD FATS for the skin and body with Justine Stenger. How can we improve our skin using certain supplements, and which ratios of fats are ideal for our face and body! Learn more about this incredible woman at https://justinestenger.ca/about-me/ @justinestenger on IG Here's a little about Justi…
 
Although we all accept that causing a bruise from dermal filler or Botox injections is high on the list of possible side effects, it's still a heart-sink moment when you're merrily injecting away and you suddenly spot a shiner appearing. In today's Aesthetics Mastery Show, Dr Tim shares 16 simple steps you can take to prevent bruises occurring in t…
 
What can we be doing today to help us live happier and healthier lives from the inside out? Leslie E. Miranda, Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT joins us in an educational and healing discussion on improving our mental health to cultivate resilience and radiance. Learn more about Leslie Miranda here! https://www.lesliemirandalmft.com/ Please re…
 
This episode is all about IR Sauna's and everything you need to know about how to use them, how often, the difference in quality between brands and so much more with Nicole Carlson from Sunlighten! This episode is meant to be a resource for IR Sauna use, the benefits, the research and insight into differences between quality of devices! Click here …
 
What is the best way to diagnose a complication? As we discover in this week's Aesthetics Mastery show, there is a 7-step process that will not only equip you to better diagnose complications independently but also enable you to ask great questions on clinical forums when you need additional help. Dr Tim explains that, when you implement this 7-ste…
 
Get empowered today with Petia Kolibova and Rachel Varga as we have a real and honest discussion around getting grounded, maintaining or shedding certain relationships and navigating these interesting times. Let us strengthen and empower our spirit, bodies, and minds. Learn more about Petia Kolibova at petiakolibova.com and Rachel Varga at rachelva…
 
How can be become our most vibrant and radiant versions of ourselves using ancient healing modalities? How can we reduce cellulite naturally? How can we "tune into" our life force using TCM. What can we do to restore balance to our body, mind and spirit. Learn with Dr. Shiroko Sokitch MD from the Heart to Heart Medical Centre in this episode on The…
 
In the final episode of our three-part facial danger points series, we tackle a hidden complication risk - pressure from filler resulting in a lack of blood supply to the skin, and ultimately necrosis. Dr Tim explains why this little-known dermal filler complication occurs, which three 'tight' areas of the face are particularly vulnerable, and what…
 
What can we be eating to support a healthy body, skin and lifestyle? Learn with Mira Dessy and Rachel Varga on all things healthy whole foods and skin to help reduce things like skin inflammation, acne, rosacea and accelerated aging! Today we are going to learn about "It's not WHAT you eat - it's what's IN what you eat!", What's lurking in your pan…
 
Keto Rash? Eczema? Psoriasis? Learn with Greg and Bryan from SciZenna on ways to cool the itching and treat the inflammation of certain skin conditions. Treat your condition on AND under your skin. The itching, burning, and irritation of skin conditions are just symptoms of an underlying issue. Tackle both the outside symptoms and the inside proble…
 
In this week's episode of the Aesthetics Mastery Show we continue our look at the riskiest areas of the face to inject, this time diving into the 5 arteries that run parallel to where your needle or cannula goes, thus increasing the likelihood and severity of vascular occlusion. Dr Tim examines arteries such as the superior and inferior labial arte…
 
What are our cells, microbes and gut microbiome doing? What are they all saying to each other and how can I best support my body's functions? What role does the gut play in immune health? How can we begin to "test and not guess" in regards to aging well and feeling our best. Learn with Rob Pellow and I on all of this including the at-home test kits…
 
How does the "Father of Biohacking" actually live? What are Dave and Lana Asprey's daily routines? How do they integrate biohacking with their family? How can you become your best version using Dave and Lana's methods as shared on BulletProof Radio? Learn more about Lana Asprey and get a copy of her book The Better Baby Book here! Lana Asprey, M.D.…
 
In this week's episode of the Aesthetics Mastery Show, we dive deep (literally!) to explore the 6 most dangerous facial areas in which you must NOT inject deep, or risk occluding blood vessels with very serious consequences. Dr Tim guides us through important anatomy such as the supraorbital notch and mandibular groove, and explains why they are so…
 
You might be surprised by the anatomical topic of this week's episode of the Aesthetics Mastery Show, because...you might not even know it exists! The zygomaticofacial artery is a branch of the lacrimal branch of the ophthalmic artery, and enters the face through the zygomaticofacial foramen. It is very often left out of text books altogether, but …
 
Where is the future of regenerative medicine and anti-aging going? Learn with Dr. Robyn Benson on all things skin care, rejuvenation, PRP, the O-shot, the O-shot, cleaning up your emf's and SO much more! BOOK YOUR ONE ON ONE Virtual Skin and Aging Consultation with Rachel Varga here: RachelVarga.ca/get-started About Dr. Robyn Benson: https://robynb…
 
Katie Moore from Katie Type A is is back on the show and interviews me on how to apply our sunless tanner, which options are cleanest, sunscreen tips, laser hair removal and more! This is a SUMMER ESSENTIAL PODCAST on spilling my SECRETS for keeping my skin protected, golden and silky! If you would like to REGISTER for Summer SkinCamp please go her…
 
Vascular occlusions are every aesthetic clinician's worst nightmare, so we are rightly on high alert to can act quickly if one should occur. The problem comes when our ability to diagnose a vascular occlusion is hampered by the presence of the much more common haematoma. We don't want to be undertaking necessary hyaluronidase filler reversals, but …
 
Have you ever wondered what we can be doing to age well and what our genes have to say? Learn with Dr. Robert Silverman on the many things we can be doing from the inside out to look and feel our best! Find out more about Dr. Robert Silverman here: https://www.drrobertsilverman.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/drrobertsilverman/ on Instagram and …
 
In this week's episode of the Aesthetics Mastery Show, Dr Tim zooms up on a vital 'hinge' anatomical feature: the piriform fossa, AKA nasolabial fold, AKA 'Ristow’s space'. We discuss: ✅ Why it's important clinicians understand this area ✅ The vital nearby anatomy including the facial artery and its branches, and the infraorbital artery ✅ Why we ev…
 
Have you ever wondered how intermittent fasting works and what it's like to receive rejuvenation treatments? In this episode Cynthia Thurlow NP and I share all things skin, womanhood and exactly what we both do to look our best and age as best we can! Find out more about Cynthia Thurlow NP here! https://cynthiathurlow.com/ and @cynthia_thurlow_ on …
 
Learn how stress impacts our hormones and aging process in this inspiring interview with International Speaker and Educator Dr. Deb Matthew MD in this week's episode on the Rachel Varga Podcast! We dive into all things body, mind and spirit for energizing ourselves from the inside out! Find out more about Dr. Deb Matthew MD here! http://drdeborahma…
 
In this week's episode of the Aesthetics Mastery Show, we examine WHY the most severe aesthetics complications occur. Because Dr Tim is known as a complications expert, clinicians from all around the world send him case studies, and he has observed that severe complications have one thing in common: A series of small decision points where the wrong…
 
In the age of information, it's all about efficiency and optimization of our time and money. When it comes to our skin health, it's about time we have access to asking our own physiology what it has to say to optimize our skin health. Dr. Erika Gray is the Co-Founder of ToolBox Genomics and she shares with us what my results were in regards to my n…
 
In this week's episode of the Aesthetics Mastery Show, we tackle an issue that cuts straight to the heart of the 'medical aesthetics' industry: are we ACTUALLY medical? The answer you give not only affects your professional identity and philosophy, but also whether or not you can open your clinic following Covid-19; what tax you pay; and most impor…
 
Learn about how our skin and gut microbiomes are connected with Dr. Trevor Cates AKA The Spa Doctor on how we can optimize our internal health to impact our outer skin health! Find out more about Dr. Trevor Cates here! https://thespadr.com/ and @thespadr on Instagram for more information on skin and gut health! She has an incredible blog that you c…
 
In a time when everything is crumbling around us - or quite simply life as we know it - how can we stay balanced and support those and the causes that are most important to us? In this episode we take you deep into the woods and share how two best friends keep each other balanced and grounded. BOOK YOUR ONE ON ONE Virtual Skin and Aging Consultatio…
 
In this week's episode of the Aesthetics Mastery Show, we tackle autoimmunine diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, myasthenia gravis and lupas, and ask if they are contraindications for dermal filler. Dr Tim dives into the circumstances in which it IS safe to treat people with autoimmunine diseases with filler, and explains how c…
 
Learn about how to beat your "maskne" with Dr. Kristy Washam and I in this LIVE Q&A on this hot topic! What is maskne, how is it caused and how can we prevent it? Learn more in this episode! If you would like to REGISTER for Summer SkinCamp please go here: https://rachelvarga.ca/product/summer-skincamp/ Or if you have any questions please email me …
 
In Dr Tim's recent webinar with Dr Mobin Master (link below), we spoke about the unfortunate tear trough complication after injectors place filler into the orbit instead of the pre zygomatic space. The effects of this problem can be nasty, long lasting, and very hard to reverse, so prevention is key. So, we decided to dedicate a whole Aesthetics Ma…
 
Katie Moore from Katie Type A is is back on the show and interviews me on facial injectables. She asks me the best questions and we're doing a deep dive into facial injectable do's and don'ts! This is a preview into what's happening in Summer SkinCamp! If you would like to REGISTER for Summer SkinCamp please go here: https://rachelvarga.ca/product/…
 
Dr Tim gets asked all the time "How many vials of hyaluronidase do I actually need for my emergency kit, to reverse a vascular occlusion safely?" so we've dedicated this Aesthetics Mastery Show to answering that question once and for all. We dig into the science behind hyaluronidase reversals; why different clinicians have competing views on the nu…
 
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