Meet Dr Susan Borden.

The friendliest, most knowledgeable physician injector!

The latest addition to the AFYA team brings with her a wealth of experience from the medical field as a nurse turned physician. It’s her skill-set and knowledge that is bringing our clients the best possible skin care opportunities around. Her main goal is to give clients the opportunity to feel radiant in their own skin by enhancing their features with a little boost.


“I am the injector here at AFYA.” says Borden. “My goal is to give clients a natural look.  Taking years off the look of the skin almost instantly; while it being subtle enough that friends and family won’t know, but will start commenting on how “well rested” you look!”

“Derma-fillers come in a couple of different varieties. The one’s we use most commonly are hyaluronic acid.”


Hyaluronic Acid is a substance that is naturally found in your body. It’s what is in your joints giving you cushioning and in your eyes giving lubrication.

Basically it is a sugar molecule that helps to draw water into an area. When used in a cosmetic sense, it provides volume to an area by bringing fluid into that spot and helps plump it up.


People have been using dermal fillers for decades to tackle those deep lines such as the one’s around your nasal and mouth area. They are also used in the places on the face that are beginning to sag and look less youthful such as the cheeks.


“Cheek fillers and lip fillers are really popular,” says Borden.   “Clientele can vary. You have the 35-year-old with 2-3 kids at home running around who needs a little boost to feel good, or it’s someone who is 65 or 70, who says ‘I have lived a good life and now I want to take care of myself and look good and feel better.’ Really the clientele is anyone that wants to enhance the skin they are in and bring back that youthful fullness to their face.”


But if fillers are too intimidating to start, another option to skin rejuvenation is a neurotoxin – aka the fine line eraser. There are several on the market, the most famous being wrinkle injections and Xeomin. We offer both at AFYA.

Xeomin is a more natural type of neurotoxin as it doesn’t contain complex proteins such as wrinkle injections.  This means it is less likely to build up a tolerance in the body and does not have the chance of an allergic reaction.  Both are good options, so a complimentary consultation is a great way to learn which one is best for you.  A couple of days after your treatment the face is left with a very natural look, not frozen looking or plastic in expression, but beautifully relaxed. You can still frown, and smile and no, you won’t look permanently surprised (unless of course you actually are)!


So how does it work you may ask?

Neurotoxins are used to stop the contraction of muscles by temporarily paralyisis, which really means that the muscle movement that creates wrinkles ceases to happen and the wrinkles no longer appear.

“If you think about when you are doing physical activity at a gym, the more you work out the more the muscles define that area,” says Borden. “If all of a sudden you quit going to the gym and stop working out, that definition goes away which is the same concept behind Xeomin.”


Because the muscles in your face that created the lines aren’t moving, the wrinkles fade over time, leaving the face looking younger and smoother. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to find the fountain of youth in some way, shape or form. It’s not a permanent fix, but does last for several months, and the more often you get it the less you end up needing of it. Isn’t science wonderful?!


But don’t just take our word for it, come on into AFYA and see for yourself. Many of our clients have taken years off their appearance and regained a certain confidence that they never thought could be gained back!  Join us to an Open House on July 25th from 3 to 7pm.  Book in an appointment and get Triple the savings. Email for more information.

“It’s painless, really! And so worth it…I feel younger looking already ,” – C.M. AFYA client