Mind your skin.


The new millennium has come with some amazing inventions to make our lives easier and more efficient. From GPS navigation systems, to smart phones with virtually every kind of app and self-driving cars, we are pushing new limits of speed and convenience. However, with routine tasks being performed at unprecedented rates, there is an unforeseen […]

Turning stress into success.

Most people want to look and feel their best and will go to great lengths to do so. We buy fashionable clothes, get stylish hair treatments, and put on the best kind of make-up. Some of us go a little further and invest in top of the line skin creams, Botox, filler, and laser treatments, […]

Embrace change this season.


With summer now in our rear-view mirror and winter fast approaching, our routines need to be adaptable to the changing seasons if we are to maintain our soft skin, healthy weight, and strong immune systems that we enjoy through the summer months. Establishing simple daily routines such as making the bed are important as they […]


Collagen is a protein that comprises 1/3 of all protein in our body. It provides structural support in our skin to give it strength and elasticity. It is estimated that we lose 1% of collagen each year after the age of 30. When collagen levels decline we experience an increase in ­fine lines and wrinkles […]



I strongly believe that knowledge is our best protection so I have always had the goal to make skin care as simple to understand as possible and to help people make the best decisions for their personal situation. There are four recognized causes of ageing: oxidation, inflammation, glycation, and mitochondrial dysfunction. However, I recognize a […]

Are you ready to make-up with your metabolism?

This is what I refer to as the 21st Century Super Woman/Super Man Syndrome. This way of living is perpetuating our stress response, making us overweight, unhappy, and uncertain as to how we can fix it. We cannot change the stressors we have, but we can change how we respond to those stressors. One of […]

Detoxing Body AND Mind


Many of us have tried a detox at one point or another. Conventional detoxing follows dietary elimination of certain foods to allow our bodies to naturally purge toxins accumulated in tissues. Like a body detox, detoxing the mind follows the same idea. If we consider mind toxins to be the negative thoughts that are unhelpful […]

What’s your aging strategy?

Dr. Christina Plaskos-AEGIS-MD

I feel very fortunate that I spend my days helping people look and feel their best. With the advent of social media there is much more information available to help with this, however much of it can be conflicting and it often leaves people feeling confused and unsure what is best for themselves. Should I […]

Invest in YOU

Dr. Christina Plaskos-AEGIS-MD

Ultimately, we invest in things that we believe are worthwhile to improve our quality of life. The question is, what are the best ways to invest in ourself? Investing in clothes, time at the gym, healthy eating, learning new things, and building deep relationships are all very important. What I have learned, is that we […]

A prescription for osteoporosis… more than just calcium

There are two main bone cells, osteoblasts (builds the bone up) and osteoclasts (breaks the bone down), both cells are necessary for healthy bones when they are in balance, because our bones are continuously remodelling themselves.  The problem occurs when the balance is disrupted and the osteoblasts under-perform and the osteoclasts over-perform, consequently resulting in […]