Great results require great technology. Almost as important as a skilled medical aesthetician is the technology that they use. Some energy devices require a lot of visits to achieve outcomes similar to what can be achieved with more advanced ones. Our medical spa prides itself on high end equipment and products that are proven to give the best treatment results.
What is Morpheus8? Simply put, it uses microneedles to deliver radiofrequency energy under the skin to remodel tissue. This stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin that rejuvenates, thickens and tightens the skin and underlying tissue, giving a more youthful appearance. Results can be seen after a single treatment but for longer lasting results, 3 treatments are generally done spaced about 1 month apart. Single touch up treatments are advised on average every year to maintain results.
What does Morpheus8 treat?
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The treatment itself takes about 30-45 minutes, depending on what is being treated. A topical anaesthetic is used to minimize any discomfort. Treatment feels somewhat “spicy” with the sensation of pinpricks and some heat, but it is very tolerable with the proper numbing. There is little to no downtime post treatment. The skin will be red for a few hours and a post treatment skin care kit with cleanser, anti-inflammatory and soothing skin balm is recommended. You will see noticeable results 10-14 days post treatment.
This technology has been praised by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson for the outstanding results that can be achieved!
IPL or Intense Pulsed Light uses light energy that specifically targets pigmented and vascular lesions, resulting in a more uniform and youthful skin tone and texture. It is especially effective for those with rosacea, as it effectively targets the source of inflammation, resulting in less skin redness and improved dry eye symptoms. Anyone with lighter skin will benefit from the rejuvenating effect of IPL on the skin, often known as a “photofacial.”
There is no downtime with treatment but in order to be effective, candidates for treatment should stay out of the sun and use high SPF sunscreen prior to treatment. The use of retinol and Vitamin A creams also should be discontinued prior to and during the course of treatment.
Treatment is relatively painless, with a slight “snapping” sensation that some describe similar to a rubber band. Results of treatment will be seen within a few days, with long lasting results after 3 to 4 treatments spaced a few weeks apart, depending on the condition being treated.
Lumecca technology is superior to many other IPL technologies as it targets the pigment and vessels more effectively, with better results in fewer treatments and with greater comfort. As with any IPL, this technology cannot safely be used on darker skin.
RF or radio-frequency technology is used to tighten skin by delivering controlled energy beneath the skin that stimulates new collagen and elastin production.
These new cellular building blocks cause remodelling of the tissue resulting in greater skin volume and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is very effective at reducing the signs of mild to moderate aging.
It is also very effective in the treatment of dry eye disease. In fact, Forma is the only Health Canada device approved for the treatment of dry eye disease due to Meibomian gland dysfuction (MGD).
Treatment can be done on any skin color and is very relaxing, similar to a hot stone massage. It is often used to maintain the results from Morpheus8 treatments without the associated treatment discomfort. There is no downtime, with skin redness disappearing within 30 minutes and results visible immediately.
Lasting results generally require 4 treatments a few weeks to a month apart depending on what is being treated.
Diolaze is widely recognized as one of the safest and most effective treatment technologies to remove unwanted hair. The large treatment spot size makes treatment fast, effective and relatively painless.
Laser hair removal works by passing a diode laser beam through the skin towards the hair follicles. This energy heats up and destroys the root of the hair follicle, preventing regrowth. Lasting results require at least 3 and up to 6 sessions for permanent results, depending on hair color, type and skin tone.
Areas that can be treated safely with diolaze include bikini, legs, arms, back, chest, shoulders, stomach, neck, underarms, chin, sideburns, upper lip and almost any area with unwanted hair.
Oxygeneo is the number 1 facial in Canada for a reason. It offers younger looking skin after a single treatment that exfoliates, infuses and oxygenates the skin. UV and environmental toxins lead to oxidative stress on the skin, breaking down cell membranes and depleting collagen and elastin. This results in loss of facial volume, sagging, wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration and other signs of aging. Regular facials help to remove toxins and reduce the effect of free radical oxidative stress on the skin.
How is oxygeneo different from a regular facial? Backed by science, this technology uses the Bohr effect to oxygenate the tissue, leading to increased cellular activity and improved blood circulation, leading to the appearance of a youthful glow. It also tightens enlarged pores and relieves puffiness around the eyes. The treatment is painless, soothing and safe for all skin types and colors.
In addition, a proprietary ultrasound handpiece is used to infuse antioxidants and other nutrients deep into the skin, protecting it from further oxidation. This allows your body to produce more collagen, elastin and hyaluronate to improve the skin’s appearance and reduce the long term signs of aging!