Novathreads are PDO (polydioxanone) absorbable threads that have been used in surgical specialties for decades. These threads are now used for skin tightening on the face, neck or anywhere on the body. Novathreads are injected under the skin with a needle, so there are no incisions or cutting. The procedure is preformed in the office with minimal pain and no down time. Novathreads completely dissolve in 4-6 months, however the skin tightening effects lasts longer. Selective inflammatory response or collagen induction is the principle behind a lot of aesthetic procedures such as some laser treatments and microneedling. Our skin is good at repairing itself! After inserting Novathreads, the skin does just that as new collagen forms around the thread. The thread dissolves in 4-6 months but the skin structure created holds for another 12-15 months (unfortunately we continue to age).
The Nova Mesh technique consists of creating a mesh under the skin with small threads. This mesh serves as a foundation for new collagen production. The mesh tightens skin naturally from within. Results appear naturally without any drastic change!
The Nova Lyft is utilized to produce a more dramatic result. Some PDO sutures have barbs or cogs, which provide grip under the skin. When the suture is slightly tightened it creates an instant skin repositioning. Over the next 4-6, the skin will grow new collagen around the thread. This will secure the lift when the thread is absorbed!
Novathreads can be inserted anywhere, however the one area they are especially effective is the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat effectively with Botox and injectable filler.
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Botox or Dysport are the most popular cosmetic procedures, likely because it is quick, no down time and results are amazing. Botox and Dysport are purified proteins that relax muscles to reduce frown lines (the angry furrow), forehead wrinkles, and crows feet. As we age our skin loses elasticity, and the repeated contraction of facial muscles is what forms deep wrinkles. People who begin this treatment early enough slow the development of permanent lines.
The procedure takes 10-15 minutes. Injections are made with a very fine needle. A bruise or redness is possible, but most leave with no marks. You will start to see the effects of Botox or Dyport in 3-7 days after injection. It lasts 4-6 months, and lasts longer the more regularly you do the procedure. Botox has been around for a long time and we know it is safe.
Teosyal and Juvederm are safe and natural dermal fillers that restore volume and fullness to the face, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in our skin. Hyaluronic acid is what adds elasticity and volume to the skin. Unfortunately, as we age the hyaluronic acid in our skin decreases. Dermal filler is injected to smooth deep lines and add volume to sunken areas of the face. Common areas injected are cheeks, along the jaw line, under the eyes, along eyebrows, lines around the mouth (nasiolabial folds and marionette lines), lips and lip lines.
Can resume normal activities after treatment. After treatment there may be mild bruising or swelling, a cold compress can help.
Dermal filler can last up to 1-2 years.
Titan is a safe, effective and non-surgical skin tightening treatment. Infrared light heats the dermis in the skin causing the collagen to contract, which tightens the skin and reverses signs of aging. Infrared light also stimulates collagen induction leaving the skin looking and feeling younger.
Loose skin on most areas of the body can be tightened including face and neck, abdomen, thighs, and underarms. Some clients are satisfied after 1 treatment, however, some will need 2-4 treatments to achieve the desired tightening. Immediately after Titan most clients see some tightening effect, the skin will continue to improve for 3-6 months after the final treatment.
The epidermis (top layer of skin) is protected by continuous cooling throughout the Titan procedure, the result is a comfortable treatment and no downtime (redness, etc).
Laser Genesis is laser technology that safely, naturally, and effectively rejuvenates skin by gently heating collagen to stimulate new skin growth.
The result from an individual treatment is subtle but the effect after 4-6 treatments is dramatic. Skin plumps and lifts; fine lines and pores are reduced; pigments and scars are diminished; and skin texture improved. Laser Genesis collagen induction therapy helps reverse the signs of aging and promotes a vibrant, healthy complexion.
Most leave the treatment with a beautiful glow, so can return to usual activities immediately after. If redness persists, it usually resolves in a few hours. After treatment stay out of the sun for 72 hours or wear a hat and/or sunscreen.
For more information visit cutera.com.
ProCell Therapies brings together professional microneedling technology and human stem cell science to dramatically improve the appearance of skin. The Procell Microneedling system was invented by Dermatologist Dr. Mitchell Schwartz, and is Health Canada approved.
Microneedling is used for skin rejuvenation or collagen induction. Tiny needles pierce the skin which initiates a natural healing response producing new collagen and elastin in the skin. The micro-channels created by microneedling increase absorption by 300%. During and after the procedure Procell MicroChannel Delivery Serum is applied to the skin to penetrate the micro-channels and enhance the production of healthy new skin. Procell MicroChannel Delivery System contains stem cells, hyaluronic acid, and recombinant growth factors. These are naturally occurring ingredients, normally found in the skin.
The result from an individual treatment is subtle but the effect after 4-6 treatments is dramatic. Skin plumps and lifts; fine lines and pores are reduced; pigments and acne scars are diminished; and uneven skin texture improved. Microneedling with Procell Therapies helps reverse the signs of aging and promotes new, permanent vibrant skin.
A common side effect is redness. This lasts for 4hours -24 hours. Avoid sun exposure for 2-3 days or wear sunscreen and/or a hat.
The use of blood concentrates is becoming more and more popular in medical aesthetics likely because it is 100% natural, free of additives and chemicals and packed with powerful cells for skin rejuvenation.
PRF stands for Platelet-Rich Fibrin, which is a concentrate of your own cells. PRF, also known as the Vampire Facelift, involves obtaining a blood sample and separating the PRF from other blood components. PRF contains platelets, white blood cells, and mesenchymal stem cells. These are growth factors involved in the healing cascade and can promote regeneration of skin.
PRF is the newest evolution of blood concentrate therapy and has many advantages over PRP (platelet-rich plasma). PRF releases growths factors more slowly than PRP, allowing the cells to stay active longer to rejuvenate skin for a longer period of time. PRF also has a higher concentration of active cells than PRP.
PRF can be injected into the skin - under eyes, forehead lines, crows feet, lip lines, laugh lines, cheeks, marionette lines.
PRF can be placed on the skin before Microneedling for an entire face rejuvenation.
PRF can also be injected into the scalp to stimulate hair growth.
Limelight treatment is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or Photo-Facial Therapy. Multiple wavelengths of light are pulsed into the skin. Pigments and capillaries absorb the light and then exfoliate off or are absorbed by the body. Sun spots and other pigments are removed to even skin tone. Redness, flushing, and small blood vessels associated with rosacea are reduced. Limelight treatment can also help reduce acne flares.
Limelight does not use UV light so no damage is caused to the skin.
Some discoloration and capillaries can be treated in 1-2 treatments. Typically 2-6 are needed for optimal results.
The most common side effect is redness that usually resolves in a few hours. After treatment, stay out of the sun for 72 hours or wear a hat and/or sunscreen.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a specialized treatment using a topical photosensitizing medication called Levulan. Levulan is applied to the face for 1-2 hours before Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment. PDT treatment reduces pores size and oil glands, which helps to treat stubborn acne. PDT can also clear actinic keratosis lesions (pre-cancerous lesions) on the face and body.
Cutera Nd:YAG laser can treat capillaries, veins, hemangiomas and other vascular lesions on the face and body. Pulses of light energy coagulate blood in the vessels treated. Blood flow is directed away from the damaged vessels to healthier veins and capillaries deeper below the skin surface. The treated vessels are eventually absorbed by the body.
Vivier Pharma is the only medical skin care brand that combines the powerful benefits of patented Vitamin C serums with pharmaceutical grade cleansers, toners, eye therapy products, moisturizers, sun protection and body care.
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LATISSE is an FDA-approved treatment to grow eyelashes for people with inadequate or not enough lashes. Latisse can help grow lashes longer, fuller and darker.
Latisse is a once a day treatment. Patients see results in as few as 8 weeks with full results after 12-16 weeks.
If you use/have used prescription products for eye pressure problems, use Latisse under a doctors care.