Ageless Medi Aesthetics

Clinical medi esthetics in Red Deer Alberta. Offering treatments such as laser hair removal, fibroblast plasma, permanent makeup, skin tightening andscalp micropigmentation SMP.

Ageless Medi Aesthetics

Velashape Body Contouring Maybe The Treatment You Have Been Searching For?

VelaShape® is a non-invasive body contouring treatment for circumferential and cellulite reduction*. VelaShape enables you to safely achieve a toned, contoured and well shaped body in typically 3-6 treatment sessions (single treatment protocol is also available); making you look and feel more youthful. VelaShape provides dramatic results without downtime or significant discomfort.

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Treat yourself to a smoother, sexier figure!
VelaShape contours, shapes and slims the body by improving cellulite and reducing circumference in as few as 3 treatment sessions. The secret behind VelaShape is elo-s, the first and only technology that combines powerful energies to reduce the volume and appearance of fat tissues. This type of efficient heating and vacuum stimulates the growth of new and better collagen and elastin which results in localized reduction in skin laxity, body volume, and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture.With this unique approach, we are able to treat multiple areas including abdomen, buttocks and thighs in less than 40 minutes. It is effective on all skin types and all skin colors. There is absolutely no downtime which means you can return to your daily activities immediately following treatment.

The precise heating ensures a safe, effective, fast treatment with no downtime. Vacuum and specially designed rollers for the Mechanical Massage smooth out the skin to facilitate safe and efficient heat energy delivery. The net result increases the metabolism of stored energy, increases lymphatic drainage and reduces or shrinks the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers.

The result:
* Gradual smoothing of skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite.
* Circumferential Reduction, with noticeable reshaping of the treated area.

In a clinical multi-center study, 85% of the treated areas have reported Circumferential Reduction of thighs of at least 1cm; ranging up to 7.2cm in reduction.

 

This technology uses infrared light and radio waves along with tissue mobilization.

  • The radio waves increase intracellular oxygen diffusion by heating the deep adipose tissue.
  • The infrared light increases the elasticity of the skin and heats subcutaneous fat while protecting the skin
  • Vacuum manipulation smoothes out the skin to facilitate the transfer of light and radio-frequency energy.

The synergy of these three components makes the VelaShape device a more effective and long-lasting solution for cellulite.

 

VelaShape is not a laser – it’s a device that combines Bi-Polar radiofrequency energy, infrared light energy, negative pressure and deep tissue massage (elos technology). It is a painless way to change the look of your body without having surgery.

Approximately 80% of women and 70 % of men over the age of 20 are affected by cellulite regardless of their weight and size. Lean women are just as affected by cellulite as heavier women. Cellulite consists of fat cells trapped within the superficial layers of the skin. The only way to smooth it out is to disrupt the connective tissue bands that hold the fat cells in place. The fat cells settle into the deeper layers and the skin looks smoother and more even. Some people believe that liposuction reduces the appearance of cellulite. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Liposuction actually worsens the appearance of cellulite by removing the underlying fat cells and accentuating the irregularity of the of the skin contour. Using the VelaShape, the experts at Ageless Medi Aesthetics can help you achieve your desired look and smooth out the “dimpled” appearance caused by cellulite.

 

Treatment begins with a free consultation. Any questions you may have will be discussed, and a full treatment regimen will be outlined for you. We recommend weekly treatments for a series of 3-8. Each treatment lasts anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on how many areas you want to treat. When you come in for treatment, make sure to clean the area to be treated so that it is free of body oils. You also want to make sure that you shave and use a body scrub treatment to remove any sunless tanning products prior to the procedure. The VelaShape treatment is virtually painless. You don’t need to worry about applying any type of topical pain reliever before your treatment. Once the initial series of treatments are over, the results can be maintained by good diet and exercise, along with supporting treatment just once every month or every second month depending on your treatment program. This will help maintain your newly toned body.

In addition to having your cellulite reduced, VelaShape provides many other positive benefits. You will notice decreased muscle aches and pains and increased circulation. You’ll also have increased self-confidence and a better body image with tighter and firmer skin.

 

Which areas can be treated with VelaShape?

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What is the VelaShape procedure like?

Most patients find VelaShape comfortable and describe the treatment as feeling like a warm deep-tissue massage. The treatment parameters are easily adjusted to ensure a comfortable treatment experience. It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours after your treatment. Some patients report a pinkish appearance at the treatment area that may last a few hours post treatment, and skin may appear pink for several hours.

 

COMMON QUESTIONS

On what body areas can I be treated for Circumference Reduction?
With VelaShape™, you can be treated on body areas such as the thighs and buttocks. The two applicators (VSmooth & VContour) on the VelaShape™ device are designed for large and small body areas; therefore, treatment is safe and effective.

How quickly will I notice a change?
Gradual improvement of the treated area can be seen following the first treatment – with the skin surface of the treated area feeling smoother, firmer and tighter. Results in Circumference and Cellulite Reduction will be most apparent 6-8 weeks following the final treatment session.

How many inches can I reduce from my circumference?
In clinical trials, the range of Circumferential Reduction was between 0.5-3 inches.

How do I improve and maintain the VelaShape™ results?
Following your complete treatment regimen, it is recommended to get maintenance treatments periodically. Like all non-surgical or surgical techniques, results will last longer if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly.

Is treatment safe?
FDA cleared the device as safe and effective for all skin types and colors. Short term effects can include mild bruising or redness.

Does this treatment suit me?
The majority of the population is suitable for receiving the VelaShape™ treatment. You should consult with your physician prior to receiving treatments. For treatment contra-indications, please refer to your local Syneron representative.

 

Experience the only complete non-surgical alternative to liposuction! Schedule a personal consultation today!

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REVIEWS:

Shopping for clothes has always been one of my favorite activities. And since I lost a couple of inches with VelaShape, it’s become even more fun. Clothes fit better, and my confidence is through the roof!

K.F New York, United States

Even though I’ve always gotten plenty of exercise, I still had a real love-hate relationship with the fitting room. Now that VelaShape has helped me take an inch off my abdomen, I feel like everything I try on fits a little bit better!

J.N. United States

Clinical Micro Needling / Mesotherapy For Cellulite and Firming

Clinical Micro Needling with Mesotherapy is a natural treatment that can be performed with minimal discomfort and downtime. Creating a new smooth layer of collagen and stimulating better circulation the treatment can reduce the dimpled appearance of cellulite across the skin among other things.

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This treatment is an excellent way to rejuvenate, firm, tone and slim different parts of the body. It is also used to reduce cellulite, to promote weight loss, to treat stretch marks, ageing skin and to firm up sagging skin.

Cellulite occurs when fat cells in an area become swollen and push through the collagen and elastin layer of the tissue. A healthy layer of collagen and elastin can usually retain these swollen fat cells and maintain a smooth surface to the skin. When the collagen and elastin are stretched too much it starts to distort the healthy basket weave pattern of the collagen and this creates dimpled skin, which is often referred to as cellulite.

Clinical Micro Needling with Mesotherapy can be used to improve the following:

  • Acne scars
  • Chicken pox scars
  • Hypertrophic scars
  • Burn scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Saggy skin, wrinkles and fine lines
  • Large pores
  • Pigmentation irregularities
  • Cellulite
  • Aging Skin
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The treatment involves injecting a cocktail of hyaluronic acid and natural serums into the skin. This is done to promote local circulation, local metabolism and hence it leads to localized fat loss, skin firmness and a substantial reduction of cellulite.

Clinical Micro Needling with Mesotherapy can be used for the face and the body, as well as for hand and neck rejuvenation. The result is a more even skin tone and smoother texture and a dramatic reduction in cellulite, stretch marks, wrinkles and scars in the most natural way.

IT WORKS IN THREE WAYS:

1. The needles can break up old misaligned collagen and create a whole new layer of collagen in the area. This new stronger layer becomes thicker and can better restrain swollen fat cells and leads to smoother looking skin. The treatment can increase the induction of collagen in the skin by up to 1,000% in a single treatment.

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2. The treatment increases absorption through the skin by roughly 3000%. This allows serums, anti cellulite creams and topicals to better penetrate the skin.

3. The hyaluronic based serum is specifically designed to hydrate, plump, nourish and warm the area and increase blood circulation to the cells in the area to improve results.

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At Ageless Medi Aesthetics Inc. we offer a free comprehensive initial consultation during which we will assess the suitability of the treatment for you, explaining also the procedure and expected outcomes.

We will address any of your concerns and draw up an individualized treatment plan. Ideally Clinical Micro Needling with Mesotherapy should be done at 4-6 weeks with a treatment plan of 3-6 sessions. Most clients tolerate the treatment well with a topical anesthetic cream.

CALL TO BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION TODAY! (403) 877-1395

Is Fractional Resurfacing The Best Treatment For You?

Fractional Resurfacing is the ultimate non-invasive skin renovation without surgery.

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How does it work?

 

Fractional resurfacing treatments provide anti-aging improvements on skin tone and texture for a more radiant appearance. Ablative treatments do remove some skin, so they have more downtime than other non-ablative technologies like IPL and FotoFacial. The device delivers radio frequency energy to the skin through an array of pins producing localized heat and small micro-lesion dots in the treatment area. The gentle heat generated by the pins in the sub-dermal tissue promotes collagen restructuring for skin rejuvenation and an improved appearance in the skin. The methodical scattering of micro-lesions allows the skin to heal faster than if the entire area was ablated. What this means is that the majority of repair is being done under the skin, maximizing your results, but the damage to the surface is more minimal, allowing you to heal faster and better than with traditional resurfacing machines like Fraxel and CO2 technologies. While we do still continue to offer eMatrix RF treatments, this fractional RF resurfacing is a more intense treatment, allowing us to treat deeper lines and scarring than with eMatrix RF.

 

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What areas can be treated?

Because the RF depth is variable, and different treatments tips (both in size and depth) can be used, treatments can be customized per-person.  The most common areas of treatment are the lower eyelid, upper eyelid, smile lines, cheeks, mouth, and neck. While the full face and neck are often treated, it is also possible to treat areas of the body for stretch marks, scars and skin tightening.

It can also be combined with other treatments including ReFirme (sometimes even used pre-treatment on the same day), FotoFacial, Velashape, and additional procedures offered by Ageless Medi Aesthetics to enhance the effects if desired.

 

What is a treatment like?

Before you begin treatments, you will discuss the procedure with your technician, sign a consent, and take pre-treatment photos. A topical numbing cream which can be purchased prior to your appointment can be applied to the area being treated to reduce any associated discomfort.

Your technician will then look at your area(s) to be treated and may mark your skin if needed with a skin marker. The technician will then choose the appropriate RF tip to garner the best results for your specific skin issues. Unlike with other laser treatments, there is no conductive gel applied for this treatments. This tip is applied directly onto the skin. The treatment tip will be applied to the skin and a pulse of RF will pulse into the skin and target the appropriate areas. Multiple passes will be done to each area for the best results. Many offices simply do a single pass with their machines, but our technicians have been trained to do multiple passes and pulses. This allows the skin to achieve better results, faster. A treatment will last between 20-40 minutes. There should not be a significant amount of pain, but some areas may feel warm or even hot. This is the energy going in, which is a desired outcome. More sensitive and thin-skinned areas may also be a bit more sensitive (like the jawline or forehead) but your technician will adjust accordingly. Never should you feel so much pain that the procedure is intolerable.

After your treatment your operator will go over post-treatment protocols. You will look red, swollen, and shiny when you leave.

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What kind of results can I expect from the treatment?

When you leave, there will be redness and swelling of the treated zone. The swelling and redness will subside over the coming days, but you should expect that it can persist for up to a week (or more if you are prone to swelling), particularly on the higher settings. You should be able to put on makeup and cover most redness after a couple days, but again this depends on your body’s healing.

You should have realistic expectations and remember that multiple sessions may be necessary. Treatment results will continue to develop over the coming months, as new collagen is created. Each session will further ablate and resurface the skin, resulting in a reduction of wrinkles, skin laxity, textural irregularities, pore size and scarring. Follow-up treatments may be needed in the future to maintain results. Remember that we are changing your skin and your collagen, so while results can take a month or so to start appearing, they will continue to build over time, and the results won’t just disappear overnight after a year or so. Your skin will be refreshed and renewed, and then will start to age again naturally, which is why many patients will elect to have maintenance treatments in the coming years.

For best results it is recommended you have 3- 6 treatments spaced apart by 3-4 weeks each.images

As with all of our treatments we try to offer the most affordable prices in order to allow our clients the best possible results with their treatment regimes. The fractional rf resurfacing is just $360 per treatment area with discounts on multiple areas within one appointment.

Call to book your consultation today at:

403-877-1395 (Lindsay)

 

 

 

Microneedling With Mesotherapy

 

What is Mesotherapy?

For skin Mesotherapy, we use an electric skin needling device made especially for this purpose. It is a medical device used to break down old scar tissue and to stimulate skin cells to proliferate. This cell multiplication results in the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers as well as in new capillaries for an improved blood supply. A solution is then used to deliver nourishing substances to the layers of the skin.

What Conditions can be Treated or Improved with Mesotherapy?

• Mild to moderate acne scarring (new or old scars)
• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Loose and lax skin
• Skin texture and pore size
• Stretch marks

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How Does Mesotherapy Work?

Topical numbing cream is applied and we wait for it to take effect. The device slides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to two millimeters in order to create numerous tiny needle wounds. This procedure causes the body to respond by forming new collagen and elastin fibers. In response to this stimulus, the skin plumps and thickens, which results in reduction of the appearance of scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.
A Mesotherapy solution then delivers nourishing substances to the layers of the skin where cell repair and growth occurs. Vitamins, amino-acids, minerals, hyaluronic acid, all essential components for healthy skin cells, can be delivered by Mesotherapy.

This treatment helps improve dull, tired looking, dry, lifeless skin, and superficial wrinkles. All micro-needling includes mesotherapy free of charge. Per area the treatment is just $300 at Ageless Medi Aesthetics.

To book your appointment, get in touch! 403-877-1395 (Lindsay)

Laser Hair Removal—Everything You Want to Know

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a procedure that uses a laser to remove unwanted hair.

A laser is simply an intense pulsating beam creating heat.

How does it work?

Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicles with the laser. A laser beam is directed on the treatment area, such as leg hair, upper lip hair, back hair, etc. The laser beam inhibits hair in the first stage of hair growth from growing in the future.

Laser hair removal targets the source of hair growth

Image of how a laser works on the hair follicle by Laser Plus Clinic Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

The procedure is repeated over time through multiple visits because the laser needs to be applied to the hair follicle when it is on the first stage of hair growth (known as anagen). This is the only stage of hair growth that takes the treatment effectively. Every 4 – 6 weeks, people have about 10%-15% of hair in first-stage of hair growth. For this reason, we space treatments about 4 – 6 weeks apart. This also means you can expect roughly 10%-15% reduction in hair after each treatment.

Each person’s biology and hair growth is unique. Some people need more treatments and others require less treatments.

Why is laser hair removal done?

The main aim of laser hair removal is to get rid of unwanted hair.

Some of the most common treatment locations include:

  • the upper lip
  • cheeks
  • chin
  • back
  • chest
  • legs
  • underarms
  • bikini line
  • brazillian
  • arms
  • even hair on your big toes

It’s possible to get rid of hair just about anywhere with this procedure. (Some people ask about eyebrow shaping but lasers are dangerous to eyes so we do not treat areas close to the eye.)

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Laser hair removal is chosen by men and women who want more long-term hair removal results. Laser hair removal is also chosen by people who dislike shaving with razors because skin irritation, cutting and infection risks etc. Many people simply don’t want to shave or want to shave less frequently.

Side effects

All hair removal has side effects. For example, shaving can lead to skin infections, ingrown hairs which sometimes require surgery to remove, skin irritation and more.

Laser hair removal however a very easy procedure often without significant side-effects. In some people, it is possible to feel temporary discomfort, redness or slight swelling after treatment. These are however very mild and short-term side effects. Some people could experience slight pigment changes on the treatment area. For instance, your treatment area may become slightly darker or lighter.

Your technician can discuss pigment changes with you during consultation but one cause of pigment changes are if someone suntans a few days before or after treatment. This is why we recommend wearing sunscreen and not tanning around your treatment time.

Other possible side effects, which are also rare, are blistering, scarring and crusting. There could be other reasons and that is why we always consult with you before treatment. For example, someone could be on a medication that could make them photo-sensitive. We need to know that and we ask about these types of things during consult.

Who is it for?

Today, the laser hair removal treatment is available to you regardless of your skin colour, thanks to technological advancements.It is important to note that laser hair removal does not treat blonde, red, or grey hair because there is no pigment in the hair.

We recommend waiting until after puberty is complete for laser hair removal, so closer to 18, depending on the individual. If your teenager has hair growth that is causing distress, please book a consultation to discuss treatments.

Procedure overview: How it’s done

Laser hair removal is a very simple procedure that involves passing a laser hair removal wand from the Elōs Syneron Diode Laser over the treatment area.  There is some preparation that is recommended before your treatment session.

Preparation before treatment

Treatment begins with a scheduled consultation with certified technician, Lindsay Winters. The consultation allows you to ask questions about the treatment, set expectations, and we are able to ask questions about you to make sure your treatment matches you.

It is a time to educate, discuss treatment plans and to get pictures to be used for assessment of the final results as well as conducting long-term reviews.

During consultation, you will be informed on the dos and don’ts. Some include:

Avoid plucking your hair because when you pluck hair, you are removing it from the hair follicle.

Avoid bleaching leading up to your treatment because bleaching irritates your skin.

Avoid tanning atleast a few days before and after your treatment.  Wear your sunblock and/or protective clothing before and after treatment.

During treatment

During treatment, we require that you wear appropriate eye protection (which we provide) to protect your eyes from laser beams.

Ultra-sonic gel is applied to the treatment area to ease the gliding of the Elōs Syneron hand-piece. The laser hand-piece is then placed over the treatment area and light pulses are emitted. The treatment is fairly quick for small areas like the chin or upper lip (it can take a few minutes). Larger areas like the legs, or a man’s beard, require approximately an hour.

Aftercare

During consultation, your technician will give you after-care guidelines to follow. Sun protection and gentle skin care are recommended.

You will also be required to avoid irritating skincare products i.e. those with alcohol, glycolic acid etc. as well as excessive skin rubbing and/or scrubbing.

What to expect

Laser hair removal results vary from one person to another depending on factors such as: types of skin/hair as well as the area being treated.

The treatment is effective for most people in the long-term especially when it is done by a specialist with the best laser hair removal machines available today. You may however be required to get multiple treatments i.e. 6-8 treatments spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart for you to be able to get rid of hair 90-100% of your hair for good. Every person is unique so there can be variations in treatment success. This can go either way. Some people require less treatments than regular and others might need more.

Summary

In a nutshell, laser hair removal is the fastest, safest and most effective hair removal treatment available today. Treatment from trained specialists, who have the best hair removal equipment like the Elōs Syneron Diode Laser , will give you the best results.

Contact us today for your consultation. We will answer your questions and talk to you about your unique treatment.

RF Sublative Resurfacing Skin Tightening

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RF Sublative Resurfacing Skin Tightening is the only cosmetic treatment used to eliminate excess skin. Low risk, minimal downtime and more affordable then surgery. This Skin Tightening is known for it’s success with Non Surgical Eye lift, Skin Tag Removal, Deep Wrinkle Reset, Neck and Jaw Tightening, Tummy Tightening, Stretch Marks and so much more. 

The term “Soft Surgery” is used to describe the treatment because it delivers results similar to surgery, with no scalpel, stitches or bandages and minimal downtime.  A minimally invasive procedure with much lower risk and at a more affordable price then actual surgery.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

This Skin Tightening method has many advantages over cosmetic surgery, which makes it an increasingly popular treatment.  There is no cutting of the skin, which means that there are no stitches required, and clients can return to work much sooner. 

RF Sublative Resurfacing is a relatively new innovation in the beauty industry in North America but has been used for a number of years in Europe. The extremely accurate device works by utilizing the voltage in the air between its tip and the skin, to form a charge. An electrical arc is created and instantly shrinks the targeted skin.  The tissue retraction and tightening gives results that are comparable to invasive surgery.
 
WHAT IS IT USED TO TREAT?

It is able to treat a number of imperfections without any actual cutting of the skin. It can be used for:

  • Eyelid reconstruction, including resolving baggy lower eyelids and excess upper eyelid skin.
  • Skin imperfections and benign lesions, including skin tags and sunspots
  • Improvement in the appearance of scarring, including post-surgery scars, acne scars  
  • Diminishing Stretch marks.
  • Tightening loose stomach skin after pregnancy.
  • Lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
  • Facelift and necklift.
  • Arm Lift
  • Knee Lift
  • Tattoo Removal

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HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

This is more than a simple tightening treatment, skin is actually removed, so the effects should last as long as they would with invasive surgery.  Like all surgical and cosmetic procedures, the effects of this treatment are not entirely permanent as it does not stop any further aging. But, the positive results should last you years depending on the area treated.  The positive effects of treatment can be noticeable immediately after the first treatment, but the best results will be seen after 6 weeks. For some, additional treatments may be required after 4 weeks for maximum results.  Additionally, there are lifestyle factors that can prevent the result from lasting as long as they can, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and prolonged sun exposure.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?

The number of treatments required will vary according to the condition being treated, skin’s laxity, the desired degree of correction and the individual’s response to the treatment. Most clients see results with several weeks and this continues to improve over the course of the following 6 months. Further treatments can be carried out to get better results, although it is uncommon to require more than three treatments. Appointments must be spaced out 4-6 weeks.

WHAT TO EXPECT-SIDE EFFECTS AND RISKS

RF Sublative Resurfacing has been shown to be a safe treatment due to its non-invasive nature. Still the majority of clients are likely to experience some minor side effects in the 7-10 days following treatment.
 
There will be some tiny brown marks that have the appearance of minor scabbing, but in 5-7 days on average these will flake away, revealing new pink skin beneath. Some swelling will be seen (especially in cases of eyelid treatment), but it is likely to only last 3-5 days at most.  Swelling in the eye area is to be expected for a few days following an upper eyelid treatment. To avoid any more serious side effects such as hyperpigmentation, follow the aftercare recommendations given to you by your technician.
 

NOT TO BE USED IN

As with the majority of cosmetic procedures, this treatment should not be used on women who are pregnant or breast feeding. Although some darker skin types are suitable for the soft surgery procedure, it is not advised for those with very dark skin. This is because there is a higher risk of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (light spots) following treatment, particularly if the carbon crusts are disrupted by scratching, scrubbing or picking.
 
 
DAY OF TREATMENT

On the treatment day, it is recommended that no make-up is worn on the treatment area. We suggest taking an anti-histamine (such as benadryl) 30 minutes prior to your appointment to help with swelling and continue to take anti-histamines for 2-3 days following your appointment.

​A numbing agent is applied and left to take effect for up to 30 minutes. When the treatment area is sufficiently numb, the session begins with multiple connections of the plasma tip, spaced closely together. You may feel some heat in the treatment area, which may be uncomfortable and slightly irritating. Treatment time is usually between 10-40 minutes, depending on the size of the area.
 
Immediately after treatment the area will be red and mildly swollen with small crustations and discoloration.  You may experience a sensation similar to a sun burn which will likely last a few hours.  Swelling may intensify over the following few hours and more so when eyes are treated and may last 2-5 days. The crustations/discoloration should resolve within 5 -12 days depending on the individual and area treated. Results often are seen instantly after the treatment, although this gradually improves over the course of the following 6 weeks.  Essentially there is downtime, but it is considerably less then with surgery.

Following treatment you will be given thorough aftercare instructions to ensure that you see the best results. In the week following treatment (or until the treatment area has fully healed) an exfoliating wash or cleanser should not be used. Instead opt for a pH balanced soap (cetaphil), and avoid rubbing the area.
 
The majority of people are safe to drive following their procedure, but if the treatment area is around the eye, it is advised to avoid driving, due to potential irritation or swelling.

 

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​COST OF TREATMENT

It is certainly more affordable than cosmetic surgery and the prices of treatment depends on the area treated. When comparing a treatment to the cost of traditional, open surgery, it is about 50 – 75% less. For exact pricing look in the “Clinical Aesthetics Tab” at the top of the page.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Clients should be in good health at the time of the appointment, with no preexisting health conditions. If the client displays signs of cold or flu the treatment should be rescheduled.
  • Clients skin should not be inflamed in the area we are treating prior to procedure.
  • Clients prone to keloid scars are not ideal candidates.
  • Clients with diabetes, healing disorders or lymphatic draining issues should not undergo treatment.
  • Clients with a sunburn/sun tan should postpone treatment.
  • Clients who have a history of Hyperpigmentation are not ideal candidates.
  • The area to be treated should not have undergone any previous medical treatment on the area within the past 18 months (not including botox)
  • Clients must not display any tanning at the time of the treatment. 
  • Clients must not display Herpes Simplex Virus (Cold sores/Fever blisters). You will need to reschedule your appointment if you are experiencing an outbreak.  If you have experienced Herpes Simplex Virus (Cold sores/Fever blisters) in the past you must see your Medical Doctor and obtain a prescription for Valtrex and begin taking it 3 days before treatment and for 4 days following treatment. (This applies for treatments surrounding the lip area only)
  • Not for clients with pace makers.
  • Not for clients who are pregnant or breastfeeding. 
  • This treatment is only recommended on light-medium skin tones . Anyone with darker complexions is at risk for Hyperpigmentation. 

 

Book your appointment with Lindsay today 403-877-1395

What is Saline Tattoo Removal?

When preformed with saline, tattoo removal leaves no scaring. And can remove ALL colors. 

Unwanted ink or pigment will be brought to the skin’s surface. A slight scab will form  over the procedure site. This will eventually naturally slough off taking the unwanted pigment with it. Multiple treatments may be necessary (2 to 8). If full removal is not possible, the lightened tattoo can be camouflaged with micro-pigmentation.

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The specially formulated saline is implanted over your existing permanent makeup or small tattoo. It contains finely milled sea salt, purified water, and aloe. You will not find any carcinogens or other products used in the saline formulation that other saline products contain or that have FDA warnings. Implanting the solution into the skin breaks up the healed pigment, and begins to lift the pigment out of the skin by osmosis.

The pigment is slowly pulled to the surface of the skin and heals into a scab. When the scab falls off, that pigment falls off with it, leaving a lightened tattoo.

So… how is this different than laser?

Laser tattoo removal works by an entirely different mechanism. A laser is just an intense beam of monochromatic light. When we see color, we are really seeing certain wavelengths of light bouncing off the surface of an object. The rest of the wavelengths are absorbed by the object. So, each color of your tattoo will need to be targeted with the correct wavelength of laser to penetrate and break up that particular color of pigment. Over time, your body’s immune system will absorb the pigment and you will see the lightened tattoo.

Primary differences between laser and saline tattoo removal:

1. With laser, all of the removed tattoo ink is absorbed into the body. With saline removal, most of the tattoo ink is lifted up through the surface of the skin. (If you’re not sure of the quality of the ink used for your tattoo, this can be an important distinction.)

2. Each laser tattoo removal machine only emits certain wavelengths of light. Saline removal is color-agnostic. This means that certain machines can only break up certain colors of ink. Newer machines are more likely to work on the widest range of colors. The beautiful thing about saline removal is that it works on all colors of pigment.

3. Laser tattoo removal cannot target white ink (included in many saturated, light colors of tattoo ink and permanent makeup pigments.) Again, saline is color-agnostic.

4. Laser is often more expensive than saline removal. Laser can run you $250-$500 per session. If you are undergoing sessions by a laser machine that cannot target all of the colors used in your tattoo, there may be certain colors that won’t go away! While saline with us starts at just $199+

If you’re interested in learning more about saline tattoo removal and having us evaluate your current tattoo, you can:

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What Is Collagen Induction Therapy AKA Medical Microneedling?

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It is often described as a lunch hour treatment as you won’t leave bruised or excessively swollen as with other treatments with similar results. Please note though that you will need to avoid makeup for 24hours post treatment. It is suitable for all skin types, has long-term effect, good portability and a minimal contraindications.

What is Collagen Induction Therapy?

 It is known that collagen and elastin keep our skin firm and elastic, but with age, acne, sun damage etc. these structures can start to break down leaving us with less then desirable skin tone, texture, scars and sagging. By the time we are 35 we will have lost half the collagen (the ‘scaffolding’ of the skin) in our skin and elastin (which gives our skin its elasticity), and quite simply Micro Needling stimulates collagen and elastin production.  It is the controlled stimulation of the skin’s ability to self-repair.  The thousands of micro ‘channels’ created in the skin, not only trigger new collagen production but also allow any products applied to penetrate deep into the skin and heal the skin further.  “The production of new collagen continues for up to 12 month after the procedure.”

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Procedure

The skin should be prepared. Usage of vitamins and antioxidants strengthens the protective properties of skin. Depending on the characteristics of skin, exfoliation might be needed.

The area to be treated is anesthetized for 30 minutes before microneedling.

The microneedling pen glides across the treatment areas in several directions. Tiny needles create micro channels in the skin, stimulating skin’s natural ability to produce collagen and elastin. The small channels close very quickly and the skin begins a healing process. The procedure lasts up to 20 minutes.

Natural serums, *(Hyaluronic Acid+ Vitamin C) are applied immediately after Micro-Needling, as the channels the needles have made in the skin also allows the products to enter far deeper into the skin than they would without the skin needling being done first.  This will significantly aid the success of the treatment as the skin’s ability to soak up nutrients increases by whooping 3000% for an hour after the treatment!!

For dramatic visible results Collagen Induction Therapy can be combined with other treatments for facial rejuvenation. The number of procedures depends on the individual skin condition. With 1-4 needed on average depending on concern treated and individual desired results.

Post-Procedure

Microneedling is a tolerable procedure. The punctured epidermis heals really quick. However, erythema (swelling) may be seen after treatment. No other side effects have been reported.

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The skin passes three stages of healing after Microneedling:

  1. Inflammation after the treatment. At this stage the skin becomes red.
  2. Inflammatory response. This stage is characterized by stimulation of tissue growth.
  3. Tissue formation. (up to 1 year)

 Some weeks after Microneedling is performed, there is a need to use products that contain vitamins A and C for wound-healing effect and stimulating collagen synthesis. Any topical serums, ointments and moisturizers that you apply in the week post treatment will have a greater affect then usual as they are able to further penetrate into the skin.

Swelling and redness usually are invisible on the second day. ‘
The skin will look and feel dry for days 2-5 so and a gentle enzyme exfoliation can be used.

 

Benefits of Medical- Micro Needling

  1. Cost effective–less than laser treatments

  2. Refines pores
  3. Stimulates Tissue Regeneration
  4. Fades Scars and Stretchmarks
  5. Skin is thickened, tightened and elasticity is restored

  6. Safe Suitable for all skin types–even thin skin and previously lasered

  7. A natural response of collagen is induced

  8. Can be performed on all skin types pigmentation marks are lightened

  9. Fine lines and wrinkles are softened

  10. Quick healing time

  11. Can be repeated

  12. No ablation of the epidermis

  13. No risk of discoloration to the skin

  14. All areas of the face, neck and body can be treated

  15. Can last 2-10 years–or with natural aging process

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WHAT ARE POWDER OMBRE BROWS?

 

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Cosmetic tattooing is back and better than ever! Unlike the old school permanent makeup of the ’80s and ’90s, the latest trends are not as harsh and obvious-looking. This is thanks to micro sized needles and natural color based inks that don’t fade into funky colors. You’ve probably already heard of microblading, but what about those other brow options? How do you know which one is right for you?

All permanent brow techniques are designed to make it easier for you to get ready in the morning. You won’t have to “guess” where to draw your brows or have to worry about your makeup melting off or someone seeing you without your brows on. But all brow are not created equal. You should choose one based on your skin type and preferences. Read on to find out more about the pros and cons of each service.

Pros: Makes brows look thicker, fuller, darker, and more defined. This option if you want your brows to look natural when you don’t have makeup on but they’re easy to fill in if you want a more made up look. It only lasts up to 2 years, so you don’t have to worry about being stuck with the same brow shape for the rest of your life. Fades without turning blue, red, green, or purple.

Cons: This will fade fast on oilier skin types

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POWDER BROWS
Pigment is inserted into the skin with a needle on an electrical machine (NOT a tattoo gun) and the brows are filled in with color, similar to the look of filling in your brows with brow powder

Pros: Ideal for those with very oily skin and those who like a more made up look and don’t want to have to fill in their brows at all.

Cons: Your brows will look “made up” even when you’re not wearing makeup. Since the color is uniform throughout the brow, it can look more “flat” and less natural than the other options. Doing the POWDER OMBRE (a combination of hairstrokes and powder brows will help it look more natural).

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POWDER OMBRE BROWS
This is a trendy look, made popular by makeup artists on Instagram, where the brow is powder filled then nano hair strokes are added on top for the most naturally thick option availbale. A combination of hairstrokes and powder brows.

Pros:  Ideal for those who like a more made-up brow look or those who have a good amount of hair on the inner corners but missing the tail end of their natural brows. The microblading in the front just makes the brows look more natural.

Cons: Can be more expensive since it’s a two-in-one procedure.

NANO BROWS
Looks similar to microblading but done with a fine needle on the electrical machine. Meaning these will not fade in 2 years. They should last 5-8 years.

Pros: Like microblading, the hairstrokes make this a more natural-looking option. It will last longer on oilier skin than microblading.

Cons: Can take a bit longer as the needle is the smallest used for any technique thus taking longer for the artist to create your full desired affect.

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Ready For Visibly Denser Hair?

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

If you want natural  looking results that relieve the frustrating effects of hair loss, Scalp Micropigmentation is the choice for you.

 

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What is it?

This procedure is the ultimate in non-surgical male and female scalp and hairline reconstruction; an incredible life-changing treatment where natural looking pigments are applied in the epidermal level of the scalp to replicate the natural appearance of real hair follicles. Scalp Micropigmentation is suitable for all types and stages of hair-loss, on all ages, colours and skin types.

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a highly advanced method of cosmetic pigmentation. While similar to traditional tattooing, Scalp Micropigmentation is also unique in a variety of ways. SMP involves the use of highly specialized equipment and techniques to inject pigment into the scalp. Scalp Micropigmentation is an extremely intricate procedure with a natural result.

How long does it last?

These procedures are considered permanent, however most will require some upkeep every few years as the pigments fade much quicker on the head than any where else on the body. Also if there is more hair loss these new areas will require work as well.

What to expect?

Usually 2-3 sessions are required to build the desired hair density.  Sessions are 2-4 weeks apart.  No aftercare lotions are needed, but you may experience a little bit of itchiness around the 3 or 4th day post procedure. Cetaphil shampoo and grapeseed oil are great items to get for your aftercare treatment.

Preparing for your appointment:

No alcohol consumption 24 hours prior to your appointment.

No over the counter blood thinners 24 hours prior to your appointment (ex, ibuprofen, ASA).

After your procedure

You can expect some redness that will dissipate within a few hours.

While there are many available options for treating hair loss, most are unreasonably expensive, unreliable, and add to your frustration instead of relieving it. Hair transplants often leave nasty scars and typically cost far more than the value you receive. Hair Clubs are also very expensive and can require literally a lifetime of returning and maintaining. Wigs are another option, but most men and women simply don’t feel comfortable with the potential embarrassment which can be caused by a displacement. Wigs also need continual maintenance, and the reality of it is this: wigs rarely do a convincing job of covering up hair loss.

What’s more is that this doesn’t just help people seeking that “freshly-shaved” look. This treatment can help anyone help with:

  • Adding Density
  • Male Pattern Baldness
  • Women’s hair loss
  • Repair bad treatments
  • Alopecia
  • Cover Scars

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Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment Process

Treatment is typically completed across 2-3 sessions at 10-14 day intervals. Below, we’ll take you through the process step-by-step:

  1. Your initial consultation appointment is first. Consultations can be done in-person, over the phone, or over video chat via Skype, FaceTime, etc, in order to gain an understanding of what results you want to achieve from your treatment. I will guide you through the process and help you decide which style is best for you. We then create a plan of action, mapping out what is required to reach your goal and get the results you desire.
  2. Next, treatment begins. It’s best to be conservative on your first treatment in order to achieve the optimal end result. This initial session is to lay the foundation of your new look. After the first treatment, your scalp will be a little red, but within a single day this typically returns to normal.
  3. The second treatment allows us to fill in more detail and go a shade darker than your initial session. This session is where your treatment really comes to life, and your new look is perfected. Any concerns, questions or requests will be handled during this meeting.
  4. Occasionally, but not always, a third procedure may take place. Third treatments are typically done by the request of the client, if they would like to go even darker.

How it Works

When your ink in inserted into the affected area, the color is skillfully matched with your natural hair color with precision. Additionally, this color is a shade darker than your natural colour, which gives the illusion of a shadow and the appearance of three-dimensional, natural hair.

The treatment is administered softly, in a gentle approach, and results look unbelievably natural.

Each client’s needs are unique. During your consultation, we will talk to you about exactly what results you want to get, and ensure a custom procedure, designed to give you the desired effects that you’re looking for.

The Range of Scalp Micropigmentation Options

There are a variety of options/styles available. We have outlined some of the most popular below:

Soft Hairline and Widowed Peak

Many people want their current hairline lowered, replenishing where it has receded over time, and giving the appearance of fuller hair and a clean hairline. We follow the natural hairline by layering the impressions, thus giving the realistic appearance of hair with no hard line. We make sure to match the ink color perfectly to that of the client, resulting in an incredibly effective and strikingly natural result.

Adding Density to Thinning Hair

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Men and women of all ages have found Scalp Micropigmentation as their solution to cover or fill in thinning hair. Thinning can result in a wide, undesirable scalp area showing through the hair. Typically, the person will have an even coverage across the scalp, but the density drops as the hair loss progresses. Scalp Micropigmentation replaces the lost density, resulting in the appearance of an even, full head of hair.

With this focused and specialized approach, we treat the front hairline and let it blur into density with a natural look. The initial treatment is gentle and soft, increasing density throughout the rest of the thinning hair. We also create a three-dimensional effect, giving the appearance of a natural shadow. This technique is a great choice for you if you have had a hair transplant but didn’t end up with the desired density.

Scalp Micropigmentation Treatments for Women

Many women suffer from hair loss and thinning hair. Dealing with thinning hair can be devastating to a woman making this the ideal treatment. Many women need color added to their scalp to cover natural separations made from long hair. If you can see scalp, we cover this up to allow for it to look healthy and full. Scalp Micropigmentation is perfect if you are a woman who is thinning on the top or across the crown section of your head.

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Scalp Micropigmentation for Hair Transplant Patients

If you have had a hair transplant, you may have been left with scars as a result of this procedure. The technique used is a highly advanced style of Scalp Micropigmentation which doesn’t just cover the scars, but also gives the appearance of a fuller head of hair by adding density to existing hair, or creating the look of a shaved head; depending on the client.
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Scalp Micropigmentation is the perfect solution for the effective concealment of FUT strip scars, FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) scars, scalp reduction scars, and Historic Plug or Cobblestone scars from old-fashioned hair restoration procedures.

Most hair transplants are not as effective as Scalp Micropigmentation due to the sheer lack of donor hair. People are often left with only two choices: They can continue having multiple hair restoration treatments that leave patients with more scars and cost even more money, or proceed with Scalp Micropigmentation, which provides guaranteed results and little-to-no ongoing maintenance – Seems like a pretty easy choice, right?

(Clients experience redness immediately following treatment, from anywhere from 30 minutes to 8 hours, depending on their skin type.)

Why People Choose Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp Micropigmentation will give you a look of a full head of hair, just after a fresh – close cut hair style. No one will notice that it is an ink treatment, you can return to work the day after your procedure and people will think you look great, but they will have no idea that you underwent treatment. The look of our Scalp Micropigmentation is so real that no person or camera will ever pick up on your secret.

There are a wide range of reasons you may be looking into Scalp Micropigmentation as your hair loss solution. We have treated thousands of clients, each with differing reasons and causes of hair loss. Whatever the reason, Scalp Micropigmentation is your best option.

Unlimited Density

With regular hair transplant procedures, particularly FUE, most hair-density will be lost within the first few months, so it can often take up to a year to get the best results out of those procedures.

With the Scalp Micropigmentation technique, density will be added, and the desired results start to appear immediately after treatment commences.

Ongoing Maintenance

The length at which your hair can be kept after the completion of both procedures is entirely dependent on your individual hairstyle. With the combined approach, you can have more density and fullness without the need to shave.

Pricing

After reading about everything that goes into micropigmentation, from the different ways treatment can help to the way treatment works, our average client with male pattern baldness falls within a pricing range of $1100 to $2000. (A simple scar cover-up may be less, and severe forms of hair loss may be more.) Of course, pricing for this kind of treatment isn’t going to be a one-size-fits-all kind of deal. Instead, there are a number of factors that will help us determine exactly how much your treatment is going to cost you:

  • Treatment Area: whether you’re facing male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness, alopecia, or complete baldness, the total amount of area we have to cover will be a large factor in your pricing. If the human head has an average of 100,000 hair follicles, how many follicles do we have to replicate?
  • Skin Type: If you have particularly dry or sensitive skin, additional considerations will have to be made by our team in how to treat you without hurting your skin. If you have lots of scar tissue or thick skin, we might need more treatments than someone without those things.
  • Scarring: scar tissue takes a special kind of attention. If you have light scarring, then everything may proceed as normal, but if there is a lot of scarring or they are dark or thick, then there are a number of options to choose from on how to realistically hide that tissue.
  • Hair Density and Style: This will determine many things, from the colors we have to use to the number of follicles we have to replicate to the actual style of micropigmentation treatment you want to go with.

The most reliable way for us to give you a pricing amount is to come in person for a consultation, but if you send us a few pictures of yourself along with a description, we can get back to you in one to two days with a quote. I will travel for SMP clients between BC and AB.

Lindsay

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