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IPL for hair removal and photo rejuvenation treating age spots, sun damage, rosacea, facial veins and more

 

IPL

Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL), is a gentle, non-invasive  procedure that can be customized to your skin type—for hair removal and photo rejuvenation treating age spots, sun damage, rosacea, facial veins and more.You are just a phone call away from revealing a new you.

What is IPL?

IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a photorejuvenation treatment that reduces sun damage, brown spots, facial telangiectasias, fine lines and wrinkles.* IPL can address numerous skin conditions, without injuring the skin’s surface.* The procedure offers a gentle, long-lasting solution for the visible signs of aging and sun damage without surgery or downtime. 

Intense pulsed light,   IPL, is a non-invasive technology used to perform various skin treatments including hair removal and photo rejuvenation (photo facial). The technology utilizes a broad spectrum light source as opposed to the single wavelengths produced by lasers. It can be used to treat sun damage, lines and wrinkles,  spider veins, freckles, and age spots and for the reduction of unwanted dark hair.

In our Richmond , BC clinics, the procedure of rejuvenating aged skin is referred to as photo rejuvenation and requires a series of IPL treatments.

How does it work?

IPL systems work on the same principles as lasers in that light energy is absorbed into particular target cells with colour (chromophores) in the skin.  IPL systems are different to lasers in that they deliver many wavelengths (or colours) in each pulse of light instead of just one wavelength. The light energy is converted to heat energy, which causes damage to the specific target area.

IPL therapy is considered a non-ablative resurfacing technique, which means that it targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) without affecting the top layers of skin (epidermis). The results are not as dramatic as ablative resurfacing where both the dermis and epidermis are injured to produce a much more noticeable overall outcome.

The advantage of IPL therapy is its minimal downtime – you can often have the procedure done in your lunch break and return to work or activities immediately afterwards    

Botox

BOTOX R is a purified protein toxin produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria. Although it is a toxin, there have been no serious side effects because it’s used in extremely small amounts and does not spread throughout the body. BOTOX R has been used in the US for over 20 years to restore a normal voice for people with vocal chord spasms (spasmodic dysphonia), uncontrolled eye twitches (blepharospasm), and a muscle-related eye disorder (strabismus).

BOTOX R is an injected solution that is used for the reduction and or removal of:

  • Vertical lines between the eyebrows.
  • Horizontal forehead lines.
  • Crow’s feet.
  • Horizontal lines in the neck.
  • Laugh lines on the nose.
  • Migraine headaches.
  • Reduction in the muscle activity can be noticed within 48 hours and the maximal benefit is attained about one week after treatment.

Dysport

Dysport was just released in the U.S. in 2009, after many proven years of successful usage in Europe and other parts of the world. As the main competitor to Botox, it offers a great alternative for the treatment of facial wrinkles and lines. It works by relaxing muscles in the face to smooth out wrinkles and other facial folds and lines.

Like Botox, Dysport can be used to treat:

  • Vertical and horizontal lines on the forehead and in between the eyebrows.
  • Crow’s feet.
  • Horizontal lines in the neck.
  • Laugh lines on the nose.
  • Migraine headaches.

Reduction in the muscle activity can be noticed within 48 hours and the maximal benefit is attained about one week after treatment.

Fillers

We offer a variety of fillers for filling out wrinkles and giving your skin and lips added fullness bringing you a more refreshed and youthful appearance. Examples include Restylane®,Perlane®, Restylane Fine Lines® and Radiesse®.

Belkyra

Belkyra Injectable Treatment for Double Chins

As of Feb 1 2016, Belkyra (also known as Kybella injectable in the US), has just recently joined the list of treatments available in Canada. This procedure specifically targets the stubborn fat (called submental fat) that rests on the under side of the chin. This quick, non-invasive procedure restores a younger look to your face, and is effective at targeting fat that even diet and exercise cannot eliminate.