By Jessica Finch
YOUTH MediSpa has officially opened its doors in Toronto’s Corktown neighbourhood after a delayed opening due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Located at at 79 Berkeley Street, YOUTH positions itself as a luxe medispa “blending incomparable service with understated luxury” and promising a “modern twist on the traditional clinical medispa model,” according to its website.
The typical lineup of medispa treatments, such as dermal fillers, botox, facials, and a variety of exfoliant peels, are all available at YOUTH. However Toronto’s newest beauty and wellness hotspot has also broadened its profile to meet more specific needs.
As the world becomes increasingly nipped and tucked, and cosmetic technology advances, YOUTH is keeping up. A major attraction to the spa for many is its Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Perhaps the most advanced treatment on the menu at YOUTH — and cutting edge in the field of cosmetic medicine — Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, with its innovative and technical synthesis, has been able to naturally mimic the pre-existing hormones within both the male and female body — replacing or replenishing hormones that our bodies stop producing as we age or our health becomes compromised. For women, BHRT can help to deliver natural hormone solutions, especially in clients who are pre-menopausal or currently going through menopause.
Additionally, women who have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), Adrenal and Thyroid disorders, who are insulin resistant, and who experience osteoporosis or fibromyalgia can benefit tremendously from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. For men BHRT is just as effective in naturally restoring their testosterone levels in order to regain a healthy lifestyle, and reduce or eliminate issues such as hair thinning, breast tissue development, rapid weight gain, mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia, and erectile dysfunction.
Committed to providing comprehensive care, YOUTH is managed by a thoughtful and highly-skilled team of healthcare professionals with over 40 years of experience. Albeit small in number, each team member is an expert in their field, including renowned Plastic Surgeon Clinic Consultant Dr. Peter Bray. Dedicated to delivering care and support during all phases of client experience and interaction, YOUTH’s service offerings cater to the individual who desires a dynamic and customized cosmetic care under the supervision of a qualified medical professional.
“YOUTH is a celebration of life and as such, has been created to empower people at every stage of life, said Michelle Mag-Iba, Partner and Clinic Director, YOUTH MediSpa. “We are so happy that Toronto has embraced our vision, and we invite prospective clients of all age groups, gender identities, races, and ethnicities to enjoy a complimentary consultation. We’re incredibly blessed to be able to help people discover the very best version of themselves.”
The lower east side medispa includes nine treatment rooms across 3,100 square feet and three floors in a beautiful building located right on the corner of Berkeley and Adelaide. With each room carefully designed and fitted to serve a specific treatment — and fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology — YOUTH is meticulous in ensuring every patient's needs are met in a comfortable and convenient manner. The space was designed by renowned hospitality and retail design firm 1982 Design, and ambient lighting, minimalist decor, and walls filled with contemporary art make for a modern and welcoming environment.
In a city where new spa, salon, and medispa concepts open frequently, it appears that the range of services is ever-evolving and staying competitive means staying ahead of the trends. With men’s hair restoration therapy, IPL therapy, vaginal rejuvenation, and Platelet Rich Plasma treatments also available at YOUTH Medispa, it’s plain to see that YOUTH has approached the Toronto medispa landscape with guns blazing. Since reopening after the COVID-19 shutdowns, YOUTH has enjoyed great success. “We’ve been really busy since opening a few weeks ago,” said Mag-Iba, “people in the neighbourhood are so excited. It’s a great community for YOUTH to start its journey in.”
Even COVID-19 regulations and mandates haven't slowed YOUTH down, as the medispa quickly rejigged its ground-floor layout to allow for guests to enter through one door and exit through another at the opposite end of the building once it was given the go-ahead to reopen its doors. “We’ve been very thorough in ensuring people feel comfortable and safe at YOUTH. All staff wear masks and have their temperatures taken daily. We think we’ve done a really great job at adapting to the circumstances and our clients seems really happy.”
Three things are evident from YOUTH’s growing success amid a global pandemic. Firstly, if done correctly and thoughtfully, a business can prosper despite the current economic climate. Secondly, for the right price, it is possible to enhance almost every inch of our bodies — even down to our molecules. And lastly, no matter the state of the world, Torontonians still want to look and feel their best.