Samantha began her career as a Registered Nurse (RN) in 2018 and has always had a passion for wellness and aesthetics, which led her into Cosmetic Nursing. Sam has completed both the core and Advanced Neuromodulators & Fillers Certifications with the Canadian Association of Medical Aesthetics (CAMA) as well as several hands-on preceptorships with top injectors to ensure she is up to date with the latest injection techniques. Sam prides herself in forging long-term client relationships by customizing treatments specific to each clients wants and needs, and truly educating each client about anti-aging treatments and skin care.
Ashley is a Master & Medical Aesthetician and PMU Artist with over 14 years of experience in the industry. Ashley graduated from the Professional Spa Therapist Program at Elmcrest College in 2007 and also completed several other certifications over her career, including diode & IPL laser, chemical peels, HIFU, RF, microneedling, PRP & PRF, facials, skin analysis; and most recently, PMU certifications in velvet eyeliner, lip blushing, nano brows, and advanced colour correction & removal. At Mejor Vida, Ashley is known as our go-to for specialized treatment strategies. Her wealth of knowledge across all of Mejor Vida’s services always seems to work in the client’s favour!
Sarah graduated with honours from McMaster University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Nursing degree. She began her career working in the operating room from 2006-2010, where she worked in a number of services, including cardiac, vascular and plastic surgery. In 2010, she graduated from McMaster University with a Master of Science and Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner degree.
In 2011, Sarah took the Botulinum Toxin and Dermal filler course through APT Medical and began performing cosmetic injectables. Sarah has since obtained regular training and education to further develop her skill and experience in aesthetic medicine, including completing a non-surgical lip lift and facial reshaping tcourse by Dr. Steven Harris (2021) (London, England), lip master training with the Consultant Clinic in London, England (2019), Consultant Clinic shadowing (2021) (Beverly Hills) and Beautification Masterclass with Dr. Arthur Swift (LA, California) (2021) and Ultrasound for Aesthetics Course by Dr. Steve Weiner and Dani Sher (Chicago) (2022). Additionally, Sarah is a faculty educator for 00Canadian Association of Medical Aesthetics, and a peer-to-peer trainer for Galderma Canada.
Sarah specializes in the use of botulinum toxin, dermal filler and biostimulants for natural facial reshaping and youthful restoration. She also specializes in natural lip augmentation. Sarah’s commitment to life-long learning and ongoing continuous education has helped her to grow and excel in the field of medical aesthetics.
For Mejor Vida, Sarah brings to the table a wealth of knowledge, experience and expert guidance to ensure we are offering top notch cosmetic injectable services using the highest quality products and latest injectable techniques.
After spending over a decade in digital tech and academia, Ashlyn decided to take some big risks to pursue her entrepreneurial goals and start Mejor Vida. She left a full-time career digital tech and a PhD Program in Finance, and has never looked back! Ashlyn holds an Hon. B. Comm. in Business Administration and a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Windsor, and an Advanced Medical Spa Therapist Diploma from the International Beauty Institute in Toronto. In addition, Ashlyn has over 12 Health Canada approved certifications in medical aesthetics across multiple anti-aging and body contouring treatments. Of course, Ashlyn is always pursuing higher and continued education to stay up-to-date with the latest medical aesthetic technologies, treatments, and products, to ensure Mejor Vida is always offering the most effectives beauty solutions to its clients.
Our complimentary consultations are thorough! We take the time to listen and understand your concerns and desired results. We will then use two professional skin analysis devices to conduct a comprehensive skin assessment. You will get to learn your true skin age and how your skin compares to others individuals with the same age and skin type; plus, you will get to see your skin in great detail, including what you can't see when you look in the mirror in the deeper layers of your skin. From this, we will then develop a custom treatment plan based on your individual needs. Of course, we are happy to answer all of your questions and explain treatment processes and pricing options in detail so when you leave your consultation, you have all the information you need to make a decision with confidence!
30+ Years of Experience
With over 30 years of combined experience and Health Canada approved certification on every device; plus, comprehensive post-secondary training in Advanced Medical Aesthetics and Cosmetic Injectables – you are in good hands! Of course, we are always advancing our industry knowledge to stay up-to-date with the latest treatment technologies and techniques too!
FREE Consultations on YOUR Terms
We understand that you are coming to us to address aspects of your appearance that you may be self-conscious about, and we take that to heart! We will listen to you, conduct a comprehensive 8-point skin analysis, and develop a custom treatment plan to help you achieve the results you want to see, on your terms, and with zero pressure or obligation from us.
Results may vary based on individual factors such as genetics, diet, exercise, stress, medications, overall health, etc. Regardless, we have complete confidence in our treatments and our treatment process. If you try any of our premium treatments and we cannot measure any visible improvement in your skin health, we will do our best to make it right!
Premium Quality and Safety
All our devices are Health Canada Approved and offer the latest clinically-proven technologies in non-surgical anti-aging and body contouring treatments. We simply do not compromise when it comes to safety or quality! Plus, we are fully licensed and insured so you can feel confident when you choose us.
Affordable Payment Options
Not only do we offer competitive treatment pricing every day, we also offer discounted treatment packages and affordable in-house payment plans that spread payments over 12 months, interest-free. No credit checks and hassle-free! Beauty has never been so affordable.
Cruelty Free Commitment
As animal lovers, our commitment is to provide the latest and best professional and medical-grade beauty care that is not tested on animals and completely cruelty free. When you come to Mejor Vida you can enjoy premium beauty treatments and products without compromise!
I started Mejor Vida with a mission to make premium and customized beauty solutions more accessible. Let's face it, how we feel about ourselves on the outside deeply affects how we feel about ourselves on the inside. Beauty treatments - and a little pampering once in a while - can have a significant and positive impact on how we feel about ourselves inside and out.
The problem is, quality treatments are expensive, and you often need multiple treatments to see maximum results. Of course, many people cannot afford the series or combination of treatments they really need, and are often left unsatisfied and disappointed with the results (if any) they do achieve with sporadic individual treatments. This is why proper beauty solutions - not just sporadic treatments - need to be more accessible for more people.
I believe that every person deserves to look and feel their best on their terms. My goal is to help every client feel better about themselves by helping them achieve their aesthetic goals with real results. At Mejor Vida, we take pride in offering honest and transparent service, and we offer flexible in-house payment options to ensure more people can access ALL the treatments they want and need!
- Ashlyn Rivas