Cosmetic Medical treatments have evolved greatly in the past two decades. Dr. Van Aardt strives for excellence in his field and keeping current. He has served on the board of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine since 2007 and is the Past President of the Association. Additionally, he teaches physicians, lectures at conferences and advises Industry partners about the latest procedures and techniques, allowing him to maintain a high level of expertise in his practice. He contributes as an author to medical textbooks and has been interviewed on TV and radio.
Since 2000, Dr. van Aardt MD, (M.B.CH.B), CCFP, has traveled internationally to learn from renowned specialists in the field of Aesthetic Medicine. He is highly experienced in a wide variety of cosmetic medical procedures and is the first physician in Nova Scotia to offer a number of cutting edge treatments, including Thermage, PDT, IPL and Volumalift.
Upon receiving his degrees in Medicine and Surgery in 1991 at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa, he continued to expand his medical experience in the areas of surgery and anesthesia. In 1993 he moved his practice to Canada where he became board certified in Family Medicine and built his career in Emergency medicine and Family practice.
He is a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and is a member of the board of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. van Aardt is also a Consultant and the official Physician Preceptor for Allergan Canada (Botox) and Coherent AMT (lasers), often educating other physicians in these areas of practice.
Dr. van Aardt has an aptitude for the visual arts and is passionate about helping his patients achieve the results they strive for. He has used his unique talent and multitude of experience to create new and innovative treatment techniques, ever striving to offer his patients the most effective and safest therapeutic options. He is currently specializing in Anti-Aging medicine, a step that will further enhance his portfolio of offerings and serve his patients even better.