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Elos Plus IPL Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Elos Plus IPL Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation

The Elos Plus IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation uses the combined bi-polar radio frequency and light energies to precisely, safely and effectively treat skin conditions, hyperpigmentation caused by the sun, uneven skin tones caused by brown and red spots, skin laxity and smoothness.

 

The Elos Plus IPL Photofacial skin rejuvenation has increased in popularity as it is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in North America.    So what makes IPL/Photofacials so attractive as treatment option? Quick and non-invasive treatment choice for removing ages pots, broken capillaries, reducing pore size and improving tone and texture of skin are among the few. You can see dramatic results in a very short time. IPL treatments are gentle with no down time.   IPLs are treatment of choice for face, neck, décolleté, and hands.

 

On average most people will require 4-6 IPL treatments to achieve the best results spaced every 4 weeks. Each IPL treatment session will take about 20-30 minutes depending on the treatment area.   Since the aging process continues after your treatments, maintenance treatments may prevent the return of your symptoms.

Botox Myths

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Botox Before & After

 

There are advertisements for Botox injections everywhere, and with that comes a few common Botox myths that we will explore. Headlines of Remove unwanted wrinkles, clear away crow’s feet, banish neck bands, to stop excessive sweating are seen frequently. Its claim to fame is that it can iron out wrinkles and lines in aging faces. In fact Botox can do more that. Botox has been useful for treating a variety of medical conditions ranging from eye squints to migraines, excess sweating to leaky bladders. Currently Botox is used to treat over 20 different medical conditions, with more being discovered regularly.

 

What is Botox?
Botox is a brand name, for Botulinum toxin A, which is a protein that is produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It is referred to as a “toxin” because it is a component in food poisoning known as botulism that is derived from improperly handled food products.

 

Botox treatments are affordable, safe, and very popular cosmetic procedure among women and men (yes, men). Botox is possibly the most common treatment in temporary eradication of moderate to severe wrinkles. However, there are lots of myths and misconceptions surrounding Botox. In fact Botox, Botulinum Toxin type A, is very successful treatment, and has been used safely in the medical field for many years to treat a range of medical conditions. Botox is one the most widely researched medicines in the world.

 

In this blog we will explore and dispel myths surrounding Botox.

 

Myth: Botox injections are toxic to the body
Truth: It is true that the name BOTOX comes from its active ingredient – botulinum toxin, but the solution is extremely dilute. With a low concentration of the protein it is incapable of spreading outside of the treated area. For cosmetic procedure 20-70 units are used. A life threatening dose would be about 100 times the average dose.
Botox has a 97% satisfaction rating among users.

 

Myth: Botox injections distort or freeze facial expressions
Truth: Botox treatments allow the muscles to relax for a period of time. It is a highly technique-sensitive procedure. Achieving your desired result, to look natural and refreshed depends on the amount and precise location of the medicament injected.

 

Myth : Botox is just cosmetic – with no genuine therapeutic use
Truth: Botox has many therapeutic uses, among which are treatments for muscle dystonias, such as writer’s cramp, headaches and cerebral palsy. Botox is being studied for its potential to help chronic back and neck pain.

 

A successful Botox treatment is one that no one suspects you had it done.

Sublative Rejuvenation Skin Resurfacing

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Sublative Rejuvenation Skin ResurfacingSublative Rejuvenation Skin Resurfacing

 

The new “it” treatment for skin laser rejuvenation seems to be Sublation.  Studies show that Sublative technology is a safe and effect treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, improving the appearance of acne scars, improving textural irregularities, and tightening skin – even with the darker skinned patients.

 

Sublative rejuvenation skin resurfacing uses an all-natural approach as it works from inside out by stimulating collagen, elastin and cell regrowth, Sublative rejuvenation is a unique treatment modality. You can achieve results that come with aggressive treatments – but with little downtime

 

Sublative Rejuvenation uses radio frequency for a non-invasive treatment and does not require injections. Each pulse delivers an effective ablative and non-ablative fractional treatment for desired results. Treatment stimulates patient’s own collagen to remodel and restructure. Patients can expect a noticeable reduction of fine lines, wrinkles acne and other scarring. In addition, patients will see an improvement in texture and skin laxity.

 

Although some patients notice results immediately, on average most can expects to see results over a period of three to six month. Usually a series of three to five treatments, spaced 4 -6 weeks apart are needed for optimal results.