Blue Light Therapy
An effective way to control mild to moderate acne at any age! Traditionally, acne treatments have relied on creams, washes and medications – mild ones and very strong ones. However, certain products and medications such as antibiotics may not be right for you. Your case of acne may not be responding to medications or other conventional treatments. It may be hard for you to keep up with complicated routines of skin care. Maybe it’s time to consider something new.
- Quick and easy treatment session.
- There is no downtime at all.
- No flaky, dry or irritated skin.
- Safe to do even during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
How Blue Light therapy works
Good for mild to moderate acne, medical research has proven that exposure to blue light effectively destroys the P. acnes bacteria responsible for much of the inflammation associated with acne. Treatments are easy – you simply sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by your skin care consultant, usually a 15minute session about once or twice a week.
What to expect from Blue Light therapy
It’s very safe, it’s not hot, and it’s not painful at all. After some weeks, the blue light can control your acne, or clear it up for a very long period. The right home care products can enhance the results of the Blue Light Therapy; the home care products best for you will be discussed during your initial consultation.
Clear + Brilliant
Clear + Brilliant is advanced technology that uses a gentle laser to change and refresh your skin from the inside out and helps fight the natural effects of aging on your skin. This treatment is good for the 45 and under age group who are starting to see the early signs of aging appear on their skin. This specialized treatment should be done in a series of 4-6 sessions to get the best results.
- Radiant, glowing skin with minimized pore appearance
- Smoother texture and more even skin tone
- Prevents early signs of aging to help maintain younger looking skin
- Minimal downtime
How Clear + Brilliant works
Once the skin is prepped, the laser tip makes multiple passes over the skin. You may feel a warm tingly or prickling sensation. The non-ablative fractional laser creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in your skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger looking tissue. It selectively heats up and damages the deeper dermal tissue while leaving the superficial epidermis intact. What to expect from Clear + Brilliant.
Once your treatment is complete, the skin may appear red and feel warm immediately after your treatment. You are free to resume your normal activities. This treatment will create some sensitivity to the sun and it is recommended that you avoid direct sunlight for two days following the procedure and wear a broad spectrum medical grade sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. For more information on Clear + Brilliant please click here http://www.clearandbrilliant.com.
Photorejuvenation is another breakthrough treatment using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to create more even toned, brighter and smoother, younger looking skin. By selecting the appropriate wavelength or filter, your skin care consultant will be able to treat a broad range of skin conditions caused by skin aging and sun exposure. IPL Photorejuvenation is also the best service for treating rosacea.
- Effectively improves sun spots, brown pigmentation, redness and blood vessels.
- Can treat a full face and neck in 45 minutes.
- Virtually no downtime.
- Non-invasive treatment.
How IPL Photorejuvenation works
IPL delivers a pulse of light energy that gently heats up the upper layers of the skin. This energy targets the red and brown colors of the skin eliminating many of the vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will also stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen that provides a firmer, smoother appearance to the skin. During the treatment your eyes will be protected with safety shields. Cold gel is then applied to the skin. As the light is passed over the skin you may briefly feel a rubber band snap or warm sensation as the targeted areas absorb the light.
What to expect from IPL Photorejuvenation
Immediately after the treatment your skin may experience mild to moderate redness and feel warm. This normally does not last long. You may need 2-5 treatments at a 3-4 week interval to produce the best results. As IPL does target pigment you should refrain from having this treatment done if you have tanned skin or have recently used a self-tanner. You should wear a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher for 2-3 weeks following your treatment.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is an excellent alternative to regular hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, tweezing or depilatories. Our clinic uses the Light Sheer Duet which is the latest in state of the art technology for hair removal. Great for both men and women, laser hair removal can be used on both face and body.
- Safe for all skin types.
- Little to no discomfort.
- Little to no downtime.
- Can reduce hair growth up to 80% (depending on the area being treated).
- Fast and effective; a back, chest or legs can be done in as little as 20 mins.
How laser hair removal works
Laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle and destroys the root with heat. This means that laser hair removal is ineffective on white, blonde, grey or red hair. There is no damage to the surrounding skin. On average you will need 6-8 treatments to get the best results. As laser does target pigment you should refrain from having this treatment done if you have tanned skin or have recently used a self-tanner. You must also shave the area to be treated in the morning of the day your appointment is booked. Waxing should be discontinued 2-3 weeks before your laser hair removal session. You should wear sunscreen of a SPF 30 or higher for 2-3 weeks following your treatment. Multiple treatments are required for best results with re-treatment done at certain intervals that are determined by the area of hair growth.
What to expect from laser hair removal
Depending on the size of the area to be treated the technician will choose one of two different hand pieces. For larger areas a vacuum hand piece is used. You will feel a gentle suctioning of the skin as well as some heat as the laser targets the hair follicles. For smaller areas, a more focused hand piece is used in conjunction with ultrasound gel. Again you will feel some heat as the light is dispersed through the skin. You may have some redness after treatment but this normally disappears quickly.
Laser Skin Resurfacing – Profractional and Micro Laser Peel
For smoother, more glowing skin our clinic offers cutting-edge fractionated technology that can help reduce the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, brown spots, and sun damage. Skin wrinkles and scars are smoothed and plumped, while brown spots fade and the skin is tightened and new collagen stimulated.
- Minimal downtime compared to other resurfacing lasers
- Non-surgical, no injections
- Able to treat a wide variety of skin conditions
- Helps stimulate collagen
How laser skin resurfacing works
ProFractional uses laser energy to create thousands of microscopic channels in the skin and treated areas stimulate the production of new collagen, plumping up the skin and smoothing out wrinkles. Micro laser peel removes the upper layers of the skin.
SkinTyte utilizes infrared energy to deeply heat soft tissue while protecting the entire treated area with sapphire contact cooling. This process causes soft tissue coagulation and deep tissue heating that initiates the body’s natural healing process, leading to increased tissue firming. The results are provided quickly and comfortably with no downtime. The end result is a more youthful appearance.
- Quick and comfortable
- No anesthetic required
- No downtime so you can resume regular activities following treatment
- Firms and reduces fine lines, tightens sagging skin, enhances facial contours, minimizes the appearance of pores
How SkinTyte works
The Skin Tyte procedure utilizes infrared light that penetrates under the skin resulting in collagen contraction and remodeling. The light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses. This heat creates a renewed collagen foundation leading to increased skin firmness.
What to expect from SkinTyte
You may experience some mild redness in the treated area immediately after and this should return to normal within minutes. You can also apply make up and sunscreen after each session. The SkinTyte procedure is not a substitute for a face-lift and results may vary from patient to patient. This treatment is recommended for patients who desire moderate, noticeable skin improvement without having to undergo surgery. Full results often take up to 4 months as the collagen foundation of your skin is rebuilt and strengthened.
Thermage CPT is a non surgical skin tightening treatment designed to remodel and stimulate collagen to help prevent premature sagging of the skin as well as to provide smoother, tighter skin, redefined contours and softened lines and wrinkles.
- No downtime at all, Thermage is designed so that you can return to your regular schedule immediately following the treatment.
- One treatment is generally enough if you are in the 30-50 age category.
- Results are long lasting with evidence of improvement up to 2-3 years depending on your skin’s condition your skin care routine and the natural aging process.
- Thermage is both preventative and corrective.
How Thermage CPT works
Thermage CPT is a non-surgical advanced skin tightening system that uses radio frequency to safely heat the deeper layers of your skin to stimulate your existing collagen and promote new collagen growth.
What to expect from Thermage CPT
Immediately after Thermage CPT your skin may be slightly red bit this normally fades very quickly. It takes 3 months to begin to see the improvement from collagen remodeling and stimulation, with peak results at 6 months.
Laser Genesis is a non-invasive laser treatment designed to safely, naturally and effectively treat – fine lines, wrinkles, diffuse redness, poikliderma of the neck and scars. This is a great treatment for those who are trying to manage rosacea. Over the course of four to five treatments, Laser Genesis can help restore the skin’s youthful glow and appearance. Individual treatment results are subtle but the effect of multiple treatments can be quite dramatic.
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines
- Treat diffuse redness
- Stimulate new collagen production
- Fade acne scarring
- No downtime
- Naturally promote a health look and appearance to the skin
How Laser Genesis works
Non-invasive laser technology gently heats the upper dermis well below the skin’s surface. No gel or topical anaesthetic is required. Patients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic. There is no downtime after this treatment, you can immediately return to your normal activities.