Dr. Renier Van Aardt


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Specialty:Family / G.P.
Website: vitalitymedispa.ca/... External Link
Practice: Vitality Medi Spa
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Rating: 3.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 21 reviews. Dr. Renier Van Aardt has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Family / G.P.-related: general practice, general care, family medicine, family practice, primary care
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RID: 5188124
17/02/14 5 5 5 5 I have been going to Dr. Van Aardt for the past 5 years and can recommend him without hesitation. He is very knowledgeable and answers all questions honestly. I started with small amounts of Botox, IPL treatments, then recently got filler (Juvederm) in my eye troughs, cheeks and Volbella in my lips. I like that he favors a subtle approach and recommends procedures that minimize your need for expensive options in the future. Always extremely friendly and professional.  Respond
RID: 3596244
05/11/13 5 4 5 5 I am a 36 year old female. I received my first ever botox treatment from Dr. van Aardt. I am suprised at some of the poor reviews on here. I found him to be quite fantastic! Very knowledgeable. He answered all of my questions, discussed options (botox and dermafills). During the free consultation, I did not feel pressured into treatment at all. We discussed my face - areas for improvement and areas that are already "beautiful" :) He explained what services he could provide, but recommended (since I am a first-timer) to start small. We did the botox around my eyes (42 units total). The procedure was quick, painless, he explained what he was doing along the way. It was a fantastic experience.. I was so nervous going in but there was absolutely nothing for me to be nervous about. I have only had the one treatment, but I would certainly recommend him. As a side note - the office staff are also very very friendly. I was made to feel very comfortable. 
Paid (or co-pay): $500
RID: 3592636
31/10/13 5 5 5 5 I would recommend Dr. Van Aardt without hesitation. I am an incredibly happy 55 year old as a result of his work. Had a "soft lift" (botox and fillers) and the results were fabulous. He is very skilled, knowledgeable, pleasant, and has a gentle touch. I think the most difficult thing for a person that wants to have "work" done on their face is finding someone they can trust with this precious commodity. No one I know wants to look like "Donatella" or an over-processed Orange County housewife. This is one of the reasons I'm so pleased. The changes in my face are subtle but youthful. Hard to believe that so much can be accomplished without having to undergo surgery. I will be a Dr. Van Aardt patient for life. Note: I have read all the reviews on this site. There are some negative reviews that I simply cannot reconcile with the Dr. Van Aardt that I met and the service that I received. If you have any doubts, the consultations are free and you can judge for yourself.  Respond
RID: 2909923
13/10/13 1 1 1 1 Scars scars scars and more scars!!! That's what this "DR"? leaves you with. Funny that he doesn't seem to be registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia which is where you will find all real dr's who have a license are registered. Sort of makes you question what degree he has other than a supposedly "skin care specialist"  See Responses
RID: 2862757
19/09/13 5 5 5 5 I had an excellent experience with Dr. Van Aardt. It was my first time getting botox and filler treatments. He was extremely kind and calming, answered all my questions, was very honest and was keen to take a "natural" and "subtle" approach with the look. He also explained what he was doing every step of the way so I knew exactly what was happening next. My results are fantastic and I will absolutely be back!  Respond
RID: 2716519
23/07/13 4 4 2 4 Went to this doctor for laser spider vein reduction on face and legs. Pointed out areas to be treated - very obvious were treated, others less so but noticable, not treated. Lighting poor in room. Protective goggles doctor (and nurse plus patient) wear reduce vision futher. Missed many areas. Asked him to treat area on face I knew he hadn't treated and he didn't. I don't believe he could see properly. It will cost another 345 to go back and have him treat what he missed. Areas requiring more aggresive treatment got one zap , some minor areas got mutliple zaps. Will need to go bacdk ( which I won't!) to get additional treatment . Not satified with results. Not worth what I paid. Will seek out someone else next time. 
Paid (or co-pay): $345
RID: 2609109
05/04/13 5 5 5 5 With respect to Dr. Van Aardt some of your comments sound quite negative but you offer no explanation; this is unfair. While on the other hand, patients seem to rate him in the 5 category and offer information with regard to their type of treatment.  Respond
RID: 2474351
14/11/12 2 1 1 1 Awful experience with this Dr. He has no idea what he's doing. Run away from him!  Respond
08/11/12 SYSTEM: Specialty changed from "Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon" to "Family / G.P." 
RID: 2174573
30/05/12 5 5 5 5 I have shopped around for the last seven years on fillers, botox treatments. I found there was no comparison in the results I received from this dr. I would say he is the top injector in Halifax hands down. I have been seeing him for all my procedures for the past two years and have had comments from plastic surgeons on the great work on my lips and naturalness of my fillers he has performed for me.  Respond
RID: 2145526
17/05/12 5 5 4 5 Professional, light touch, fixed my "overfill" filler problems made by that reckless idiot at hummingbird. Highly recommend Dr. van Aardt  Respond
RID: 2079897
24/04/12 2 2 1 1 TERRIBLE Dr, I had to go see a plastic Surgeon after my appt with Dr. Van Aardt. Stay away from this Dr, he should NOT be doing this line of work!! If I can save one person from going through what my experience was with this Dr, it would have been worth the time to write this review.  Respond
RID: 1573872
28/10/11 3 3 2 1 i thought i was the only person who had a terrible experience with Dr Van Aardt..I would also never ever recommend him to anyone..Actually, when other plastic surgeons refuse to do unnecessary procedures or refuse to over inject Botox and Filler, they send the patients to Dr. Van Aardt..He is a terrible Dr..I agree with the other poster, PLEASE check around with other Dr's before trusting your face to Dr. Van Aardt..  Respond
RID: 1561903
15/10/11 5 4 4 4 I have a permanent burn scar on my eyebrow where he gave me thermage 2 years ago. While under the influence of a few drugs he tried to sell me other products to inject into my face. Too much salesmanship  Respond
RID: 1458329
06/06/11 5 5 5 5 I am a 61 year old woman, I initally visited Dr. Van Aardt over 4 years ago to get some filler for my marionette lines as they were causing me to have a rash due to the folds. Dr. Van Aardt is caring, patient and takes his time to ensure a minimal amount of trauma occurs to the area. I have been to other physicians who have performed the same procedure but have nowhere provided the level of expertise that this Doctor clearly has. I would highly recommend Dr. Van Aardt to anyone seeking cosmetic enhancement. I have recommend him to a number of my friends/colleagues and clients and all have been pleased with his demeaner, his staff and his professionalism. I continue to visit this Doctor for touch ups as I have been so pleased with the results afforded me and have always been met with respect, courtesy and graciousness.  Respond
RID: 1420602
19/04/11 1 1 1 1 I'm with the other person, it was a horrible experience. would NOT ever recommend him to anyone!! He lacks any decorum. There are a lot of really good Dr's in Halifax who have had amazing results. Dr. Van Aardt is NOT one of them. Do your homework before going to his Clinic!!  Respond
RID: 1412464
11/04/11 5 5 5 5 I have been a patient of Dr. Renier van Aardt's for almost two years now. He is excellent in every area (staff too), from providing pain free applications (Juvaderm, Botox and Thermage)to great results. He explains everything he is doing, meaning he educates me too. My results are fantastic, making me look fresh, natural, and certainly not my age. Another bonus, he doesn't believe in overdoing it, which I like (not like an experience I had with another Dr. in Halifax). With reference to the bad review on here, that doesn't even sound like Dr. Renier or his style, and I think a few details to the story might be lacking. All in all, I would recommend Dr. Rene van Aardt in a heartbeat, and since I have moved away from Halifax, I now drive 3 hours each way for my "upkeep" because I believe and trust in his work. One final thing...I always tell him that he needs a "that was EASY" Staples button for his patients to press after a procedure...cause that truly sums up the experience  Respond
RID: 1397060
25/03/11 5 5 5 5 I am a professional -RN x 26 years. I have practiced and received service in both USA and Canada .I have been nothing but pleased with Dr. VaN Aardt's...professionalism ,expertise and bedside manner . I highly recoommend him among the BEST !  Respond
RID: 1396216
24/03/11 5 5 5 5 In response to the negative comment above - As a medical esthetician, it is my goal to help my clients feel and look their best from the inside and out and also to maintain their confidence. I have been in the esthetic and medical industry for 35 years and have been ranked one of the best esthetic and medical spas in New Brunswick and the Gaspe coast. Dr. Renier van Aardt MD (MB, ChB) CCFP has been ranked #23 out of 850 doctors in all of Canada in his profession. In the past 5 years, we have serviced hundreds of clients and I have never read such negativity directed towards a highly reputable and educated professional. Dr. van Aardt is honest, sincere, patient and is a perfectionist in his practice. Consultations and follow-ups are mandatory before and after his treatments in order to assure customer satisfaction. I felt it was necessary to address this matter. I can assure that your decision on Dr. van Aardt can be one made with confidence. Sincerely, Nancy Doyle (CE, CM)  Respond
RID: 1387399
14/03/11 5 5 5 5 Best money I have ever spent in my life! I am extremely pleased with the work I have done by Dr.van Aardt. He was very patient to listen to my questions and concerns, and on top of that, he answered my questions insightfully. I didn't have any problems what so ever. I have often been recommended to go to this doctor and I am very glad I took my friends advice! I highly recommend him and would definitely say he is by far the best in the area. I also shall add that I know of no other doctors that would offer their personal cell phone number incase I have any questions after my treatment. The staff is also amazing and very helpful. They welcomed me and were there to direct me around the spa.  Respond
RID: 1349504
28/01/11 5 2 1 1 Horrible experience with this Dr. He placed too much filler on one side of my face, to the degree everyone kept asking me what happened to my face. I was out of the city for a few weeks and had to go see another Dr to dissolve the product from my face. That cost me an additional $150.00. When I finally was able to see him, he decided that he no longer wanted to deal with me nor correct the problem. He never once offered an apology, he was rude, abrupt and a complete jerk. I would NEVER recommend him to anyone. I had decided to go to his clinic in Halifax because I was looking for more affordable pricing on the filler. I am going back to Dr. Miller, he may charge a few dollars more but the end product is worth every dime. If I can prevent 1 person from going through this experience, then it would have been worth losing my money. An apology and an offer to correct his mistake would have sufficed.  Respond
RID: 1260564
28/09/10 4 4 4 4 I have gone to see this doctor a few times for minor cosmetic procedures. His staff is very nice. He is knowledgeable, listens and is gentle. When I had a minor reaction he called me back within the same day.  Respond
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