Our Treatments

Treatments

Clear Aesthetics in Steinbach offers a number of aesthetic procedures and treatments to smooth and resurface your skin.

We pride ourselves on treating our patients with state-of-the-art products and technology, safely and effectively under the supervision of Dr. Gordon Dyck, MD. Dr. Dyck brings his extensive education and advanced training to our Clinic, leading our team of practitioners with wisdom, guidance, and a gold standard in patient care.

BOTOX

BOTOX

BOTOX Cosmetic© is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet in people from 18 to 65 years of age.

Botox cosmetic is the first FDA approved prescription medication that is injected into muscles to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate and severe frown lines between the brows and crows feet in adults.

A Botox cosmetic procedure is quick, simple, and there is no down time.

A tiny amount of Botox cosmetic is injected very precisely into the muscle being treated. You can expect results within days after your treatment. The effects usually last up to four months. After repeat treatments, the effects may begin to last longer.

BOTOX Q & A
How does Botox work?

Botox is a special drug primarily used for cosmetic treatments to your face and other areas. The drug is made up of bacteria related to botulism but is completely safe for skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction.

Botox continues to be one of the most popular nonsurgical treatments among both doctors and patients because of its dependable results for treating fine lines, excessive sweating, and even migraines.

What are the benefits of using Botox?

Botox can be used in facial wrinkles and is most often used in the following areas:

Horizontal forehead wrinkles: Above the eyebrow lines that stretch across the forehead.

Eye wrinkles: The “crow’s feet” that gather at the corners of the eyes when you smile or laugh.

11 lines: Two vertical lines between your brows

The professionals at Clear Aesthetics will take every care explaining how Botox injections provide you with quick and affordable treatments.

Why do wrinkles develop?

Wrinkles develop for several reasons. They are a result of aging, as the skin becomes less elastic over the years. When skin is less elastic, it is less able to snap back into place after you make expressions like frowns or squints. Sun exposure can also contribute to wrinkles, especially when it comes to fine lines. Botox is especially good at treating wrinkles that occur because of both age and sun exposure.

How much Botox will you need?

This is completely dependent upon the individual and their unique skin. Botox is administered in units. Each area requires a certain amount to properly freeze the muscles being treated. Most patients need around 20 units per treatment area, but this does vary according to the depth of the wrinkles. Whether your wrinkles and lines are just starting to emerge, are quite minor, or deeply ingrained, Botox can help.

How long does Botox last?

Botox lasts for three to four months in most patients. To maximize the lifespan of Botox, avoid sun exposure and use a high-quality skin care lines (available in our clinic or Online).

How does Botox combine with other non-invasive cosmetic treatments and procedures?

Botox combines quite well with other non-invasive cosmetic treatments and procedures. In fact, many patients combine dermal filler treatments like Juvéderm® with Botox treatments. Botox is also frequently combined with facials.

Though Botox is great at erasing wrinkles, it does not do anything to change the texture, the tone, or the overall luminosity of the skin. Fortunately, many of the state-of-the-art treatments at Clear Aesthetics can do exactly that.

*Individual results may vary.

BOTOX Q & A
How does Botox work?

Botox is a special drug primarily used for cosmetic treatments to your face and other areas. The drug is made up of bacteria related to botulism but is completely safe for skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction.

Botox continues to be one of the most popular nonsurgical treatments among both doctors and patients because of its dependable results for treating fine lines, excessive sweating, and even migraines.

What are the benefits of using Botox?

Botox can be used in facial wrinkles and is most often used in the following areas:

Horizontal forehead wrinkles: Above the eyebrow lines that stretch across the forehead.

Eye wrinkles: The “crow’s feet” that gather at the corners of the eyes when you smile or laugh.

11 lines: Two vertical lines between your brows

The professionals at Clear Aesthetics will take every care explaining how Botox injections provide you with quick and affordable treatments.

Why do wrinkles develop?

Wrinkles develop for several reasons. They are a result of aging, as the skin becomes less elastic over the years. When skin is less elastic, it is less able to snap back into place after you make expressions like frowns or squints. Sun exposure can also contribute to wrinkles, especially when it comes to fine lines. Botox is especially good at treating wrinkles that occur because of both age and sun exposure.

How much Botox will you need?

This is completely dependent upon the individual and their unique skin. Botox is administered in units. Each area requires a certain amount to properly freeze the muscles being treated. Most patients need around 20 units per treatment area, but this does vary according to the depth of the wrinkles. Whether your wrinkles and lines are just starting to emerge, are quite minor, or deeply ingrained, Botox can help.

How long does Botox last?

Botox lasts for three to four months in most patients. To maximize the lifespan of Botox, avoid sun exposure and use a high-quality skin care lines (available in our clinic or Online).

How does Botox combine with other non-invasive cosmetic treatments and procedures?

Botox combines quite well with other non-invasive cosmetic treatments and procedures. In fact, many patients combine dermal filler treatments like Juvéderm® with Botox treatments. Botox is also frequently combined with facials.

Though Botox is great at erasing wrinkles, it does not do anything to change the texture, the tone, or the overall luminosity of the skin. Fortunately, many of the state-of-the-art treatments at Clear Aesthetics can do exactly that.

*Individual results may vary.

BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY

 

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BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY

 

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FACIALS

FACIALS

Facial spa treatments are the most relaxing way to care for your skin. Whether you’re prone to breakouts, you have skin conditions you’d like to improve, or you want to treat yourself, a facial will reduce facial lines as well as tones; rejuvenate the skin; cleanse the pores; prevent and reduce hyper pigmentation; reduce dark circles, brown spots, as well as wrinkles.

When you regularly take the time for facial spa treatments, you allow your skin the opportunity to experience deep cleaning and penetrating serums improving overall skin health.

The best way to fight the signs of aging, as well as any skin conditions you may have, is through prevention. By coming in regularly for facials, your aesthetician can help stop skin problems before they start.

FACIALS Q & A

What is a Facial?

A facial is a family of skin treatments for the face that includes steam, exfoliation, extractions, creams, lotions facial masks, peels, and massage. Used for general skin health. Wikipedia

What does a Facial do for my skin?

A facial is designed to cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish to skin to promote a clear, well hydrated skin.

Are there things a Facial cannot do for my skin?

Yes! A facial cannot:

  • Eliminate acne
  • Permanently fade discoloration
  • Treat Rosacea
  • Lift sagging skin
  • Eliminate dark circles and puffy eyes
  • Replace cosmetic corrective procedures such as Botox
Are there different Facials for different skin types?

Yes. Before any facial is performed the aesthetician should have you fill out paperwork. The questionnaire will let the aesthetician know such things as; medications you are taking, the products you use on your skin, recent procedures (e.g. injections, peels, laser) you have had on your face and what your biggest concern is with your skin. The information you provide will be discussed with the aesthetician.

Before the facial begins the aesthetician will perform a skin assessment to determine your skin type. After your skin type (dry, oily, sensitive, mature, dehydrated) has been determined the products used in your facial will be appropriate for your skin type.

How do you choose the right place to do your Facial?
  • When looking for a spa or clinic take to he time do your homework.
  • The person doing the facial must be a qualified aesthetician.
  • The spa or clinic must be clean and professional.
  • Ask your friends and family where they go.
  • You want the aesthetician to be a skin specialist, not a hairdresser.
  • How long has the aesthetician been doing facials?
    Your facial must be tailored to your skin type, not based on price.
Do all spas or clinics offer the same facials?

No, the facials from one spa to another will differ depending on the products used. Every facial, regardless of the product line that is being used will include; a questionnaire, a skin evaluation, cleansing, steam (depending on the skin the skin type), exfoliation, extractions (if necessary), massage (if appropriate), mask, and skin care advice.

How many facials do I need before I see an improvement?

Regardless of the type of facial you do, or the product line being used, a facial will only cleanse, hydrate, purify, promote a clear skin. A facial is a healthy procedure for the skin but will not “cure” a skin condition such as acne or rosacea, etc. If you have one of the conditions you require medical/ advanced treatments.

Can a Facial treat Acne, Acne scars, Rosacea or Hyperpigmentation?

No, when you have these skin conditions a facial will not treat or correct these advanced problems. You will require either medication or medical grade product and services.

FACIALS Q & A

What is a Facial?

A facial is a family of skin treatments for the face that includes steam, exfoliation, extractions, creams, lotions facial masks, peels, and massage. Used for general skin health. Wikipedia

What does a Facial do for my skin?

A facial is designed to cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish to skin to promote a clear, well hydrated skin.

Are there things a Facial cannot do for my skin?

Yes! A facial cannot:

  • Eliminate acne
  • Permanently fade discoloration
  • Treat Rosacea
  • Lift sagging skin
  • Eliminate dark circles and puffy eyes
  • Replace cosmetic corrective procedures such as Botox
Are there different Facials for different skin types?

Yes. Before any facial is performed the aesthetician should have you fill out paperwork. The questionnaire will let the aesthetician know such things as; medications you are taking, the products you use on your skin, recent procedures (e.g. injections, peels, laser) you have had on your face and what your biggest concern is with your skin. The information you provide will be discussed with the aesthetician.

Before the facial begins the aesthetician will perform a skin assessment to determine your skin type. After your skin type (dry, oily, sensitive, mature, dehydrated) has been determined the products used in your facial will be appropriate for your skin type.

How do you choose the right place to do your Facial?
  • When looking for a spa or clinic take to he time do your homework.
  • The person doing the facial must be a qualified aesthetician.
  • The spa or clinic must be clean and professional.
  • Ask your friends and family where they go.
  • You want the aesthetician to be a skin specialist, not a hairdresser.
  • How long has the aesthetician been doing facials?
    Your facial must be tailored to your skin type, not based on price.
Do all spas or clinics offer the same facials?

No, the facials from one spa to another will differ depending on the products used. Every facial, regardless of the product line that is being used will include; a questionnaire, a skin evaluation, cleansing, steam (depending on the skin the skin type), exfoliation, extractions (if necessary), massage (if appropriate), mask, and skin care advice.

How many facials do I need before I see an improvement?

Regardless of the type of facial you do, or the product line being used, a facial will only cleanse, hydrate, purify, promote a clear skin. A facial is a healthy procedure for the skin but will not “cure” a skin condition such as acne or rosacea, etc. If you have one of the conditions you require medical/ advanced treatments.

Can a Facial treat Acne, Acne scars, Rosacea or Hyperpigmentation?

No, when you have these skin conditions a facial will not treat or correct these advanced problems. You will require either medication or medical grade product and services.

OUR FACIAL TREATMENTS

Derma-Acne Facial – Recommended for acne or oily prone skin to lighten complexion, reduce acne outbreaks, inflammation and prevent formulation of blackheads.

Anti-Aging Facial – Increases and stimulates collagen production, helps to reduce facial lines as well as tones, and regenerates the skin.

Deep Cleansing Facial – Includes deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, a signature facial, neck, and shoulder massage, and a customized mask.

Ultra -C- Eye Contour Treatment – Prevents and reduces hyper pigmentation, helps with dark circles, brown spots, and wrinkles.

Glycolic Facial Peel – Safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, bringing fresh new skin to the surface. Glycolic acid can also help lighten discoloration of the skin, such as sunspots or age spots and help with acne-prone and blackhead-prone skin.

OUR FACIAL TREATMENTS

Derma-Acne Facial – Recommended for acne or oily prone skin to lighten complexion, reduce acne outbreaks, inflammation and prevent formulation of blackheads.

Anti-Aging Facial – Increases and stimulates collagen production, helps to reduce facial lines as well as tones, and regenerates the skin.

Deep Cleansing Facial – Includes deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, a signature facial, neck, and shoulder massage, and a customized mask.

Ultra -C- Eye Contour Treatment – Prevents and reduces hyper pigmentation, helps with dark circles, brown spots, and wrinkles.

Glycolic Facial Peel – Safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, bringing fresh new skin to the surface. Glycolic acid can also help lighten discoloration of the skin, such as sunspots or age spots and help with acne-prone and blackhead-prone skin.

FILLERS

FILLERS

Our lips and cheeks lose volume over time. Clear Aesthetics uses Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus to tame the effect of time.

Juvéderm is an easy and instant cosmetic enhancement that gives you a refreshed look. It smoothes wrinkles and restores volume – reversing the signs of aging. Juvéderm can also be used to enhance facial features such as your lips, cheeks, and jaw line for added fullness and definition with a natural look.

Juvéderm has Lidocaine, a local anesthetic included in the formula to make getting your filler as comfortable as possible. Best of all, the result is instant and natural looking and lasts up to a year.

Your facial analysis and our professional medical advice will answer your questions.

FILLER Q & A

What are fillers?

Most dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to hydrate and add volume. We only use Hyaluronic Acid fillers – such as Juvéderm because there is a medication that dissolves Hyaluronic Acid fillers. Therefore, in the rare instances that a patient has lumpiness, asymmetry, or any other outcome that they are not totally happy with, the filler can be dissolved.

What do fillers do?

Fillers can be used to lift wrinkles, furrows and depressions around the nose and mouth. Fillers can also be used to plump the lips and decrease those smokers’ lines that you can get even without smoking. It can reduce the appearance of under-eye bags, and lift the cheekbone, making you look younger and refreshed instantly.

How do fillers differ from Botox?

Fillers act by “filling in” wrinkles or creases in your face. It works best in the lower face where lines tend to be caused by loss of volume under the surface of your skin – especially the lines around your mouth and nose. In contrast, Botox works by relaxing muscles in your face that pull your skin into creases or furrows. It works best on the upper face where the muscles of your forehead cause lines between your brows and across your forehead. For best results, both are used together.

How soon will I see results from my dermal filler treatment?

Results are immediate and natural. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last up between 9 months and 18 months depending on what filler you use (Generally the more “cross-linked” a filler is, the longer it lasts.

Patients will typically be slightly red in the injected areas for 24-48 hours. About 1/3 of patients will have a small bruise at the injection site as well. Filler can typically be felt under the skin for a couple of weeks after the injections are performed.

Are there any potential side effects?

Side effects of Filler injections may include slight bruising, redness or swelling. Most side effects are mild and last only a few days. The most common side effects include temporary injections site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, swelling, lumps/bumps, and bruising. As with any injection there is a small risk of infection.

What should be done before a Filler treatment?

It is recommended to arrive for your dermal filler appointment with a clean, cleansed face without make up. Avoid taking aspirin or ibuprofen before your appointment – as these are both blood thinners which can increase bleeding or bruising at the injection site.

What should I do immediately after Filler treatments?

Refrain from vigorous exercise until the following day. Other than that, you can return to your normal activities. Avoid pressure to the injected areas for about two weeks. Fillers remain mouldable for 1-2 weeks, and pressure can deform your filler. The most common culprits? The face cradle on massage tables, tight ski goggles and swim goggles. Normal activities like washing your face or putting on make-up do not have enough force to mold your filler.

Are Filler injections painful?

Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. Most Fillers have Lidocaine (a painkiller) mixed in with the gel which reduces the discomfort soon after it is injected. You may choose to numb the treatment area with topical numbing cream or ice to reduce discomfort – especially around the lips which are very sensitive. You will be a little sore the day you get your injections, but that resolves in 24 hours or so.

How long does treatment usually take?

The injection process takes only about 15 to 30 minutes. If you choose to do topical numbing, we recommend allotting an additional 30 to 60 minutes for the numbing medications to take effect.

Will I be able to feel bumps under my skin?

You will be able to feel the filler under your skin for a couple of weeks, and these bumps can sometimes be seen as well. However, they are not permanent.

As with the springs inside a mattress – the thicker and harder the support system is – the more you can feel the springs when you lie down on it. This is also true of fillers. When fillers are placed under the skin – especially if it is placed in an area where there skin is very thin, or if it is placed very close to the surface, you will be able to feel it when you press on the area with your fingers. If it is placed well – it should feel like a smooth, rubbery “pad” under the skin – giving support to the skin that was beginning to wrinkle.

These bumps will even out over time as the filler dissolves. Fillers remain mouldable for a out a week after they are placed – so if there is a bump that does not go away on its own, it can be “massaged” out with fingers or a Q-tip in a 15-minutes follow-up appointment.

Once you get filler, do you have to get filler forever?

You may like how your filler looks, but your face itself cannot physically get addicted to fillers. Hyaluronic Acid fillers are intentionally made to be temporary (lasting between six months and two years depending on what is used and where its injected) and are gradually dissolved by the body, leaving nothing behind but new, healthy collagen growth.

However – as with most things which make us look years younger, most patients do make regular appointments to keep looking their best.

When you get injected with filler, will it be totally obvious?

The only fillers that you notice are those that are overdone or misplaced – trust me when I say that you have seen a lot more people with filler than you think you have! Many of the people you think overdid a filler have surgical implants. Getting an ‘overblown’ look with fillers is difficult because of the sheer amount of material it takes to get that look.

I heard there are permanent fillers. Why isn’t everyone using them?

The most important thing to understand with fillers of any kind is that despite having injections, your face will continue to age. Aging is a dynamic process that involves a gradual loss of bone and soft tissue across several areas of the face. As the tissue that supports our skin becomes thinner, and slides down our faces under the influence of gravity, fillers placed in the cheeks and lips that looks good when we are 50 will not look appropriate when we are 60. Permanent filler in the face leads to a face with unnatural proportions that are too big and in the wrong position as the aging process continues. One of the biggest benefits of the Hyaluronic Acid fillers like Juvéderm is that it can be continually adjusted to meet the changing needs of your face.

Can every line and wrinkle be treated with fillers?

There is still a misconception that fillers and Botox are similar. Botox works to relax the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles, giving a more relaxed and smoother look to skin. Fillers are mainly for lifting up and smoothing hollow areas of the face as well as fine, superficial lines that are etched into the surface skin.

Can fillers prevent or pause the aging process like Botox does?

Just because you opt for fillers in your 30s, does not mean you will stop the aging process entirely, but you may delay certain parts of it. In terms of volume, which we all lose as we get older, restoring minimal amounts along the way may help to offset a more dramatic deflated look that can appear with time. In patients who are just starting to see hollowness under their eyes, or fine lines around their lips, filler can correct the flatness and loss of definition due to aging.

FILLER Q & A

What are fillers?

Most dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to hydrate and add volume. We only use Hyaluronic Acid fillers – such as Juvéderm because there is a medication that dissolves Hyaluronic Acid fillers. Therefore, in the rare instances that a patient has lumpiness, asymmetry, or any other outcome that they are not totally happy with, the filler can be dissolved.

What do fillers do?

Fillers can be used to lift wrinkles, furrows and depressions around the nose and mouth. Fillers can also be used to plump the lips and decrease those smokers’ lines that you can get even without smoking. It can reduce the appearance of under-eye bags, and lift the cheekbone, making you look younger and refreshed instantly.

How do fillers differ from Botox?

Fillers act by “filling in” wrinkles or creases in your face. It works best in the lower face where lines tend to be caused by loss of volume under the surface of your skin – especially the lines around your mouth and nose. In contrast, Botox works by relaxing muscles in your face that pull your skin into creases or furrows. It works best on the upper face where the muscles of your forehead cause lines between your brows and across your forehead. For best results, both are used together.

How soon will I see results from my dermal filler treatment?

Results are immediate and natural. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last up between 9 months and 18 months depending on what filler you use (Generally the more “cross-linked” a filler is, the longer it lasts.

Patients will typically be slightly red in the injected areas for 24-48 hours. About 1/3 of patients will have a small bruise at the injection site as well. Filler can typically be felt under the skin for a couple of weeks after the injections are performed.

Are there any potential side effects?

Side effects of Filler injections may include slight bruising, redness or swelling. Most side effects are mild and last only a few days. The most common side effects include temporary injections site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, swelling, lumps/bumps, and bruising. As with any injection there is a small risk of infection.

What should be done before a Filler treatment?

It is recommended to arrive for your dermal filler appointment with a clean, cleansed face without make up. Avoid taking aspirin or ibuprofen before your appointment – as these are both blood thinners which can increase bleeding or bruising at the injection site.

What should I do immediately after Filler treatments?

Refrain from vigorous exercise until the following day. Other than that, you can return to your normal activities. Avoid pressure to the injected areas for about two weeks. Fillers remain mouldable for 1-2 weeks, and pressure can deform your filler. The most common culprits? The face cradle on massage tables, tight ski goggles and swim goggles. Normal activities like washing your face or putting on make-up do not have enough force to mold your filler.

Are Filler injections painful?

Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. Most Fillers have Lidocaine (a painkiller) mixed in with the gel which reduces the discomfort soon after it is injected. You may choose to numb the treatment area with topical numbing cream or ice to reduce discomfort – especially around the lips which are very sensitive. You will be a little sore the day you get your injections, but that resolves in 24 hours or so.

How long does treatment usually take?

The injection process takes only about 15 to 30 minutes. If you choose to do topical numbing, we recommend allotting an additional 30 to 60 minutes for the numbing medications to take effect.

Will I be able to feel bumps under my skin?

You will be able to feel the filler under your skin for a couple of weeks, and these bumps can sometimes be seen as well. However, they are not permanent.

As with the springs inside a mattress – the thicker and harder the support system is – the more you can feel the springs when you lie down on it. This is also true of fillers. When fillers are placed under the skin – especially if it is placed in an area where there skin is very thin, or if it is placed very close to the surface, you will be able to feel it when you press on the area with your fingers. If it is placed well – it should feel like a smooth, rubbery “pad” under the skin – giving support to the skin that was beginning to wrinkle.

These bumps will even out over time as the filler dissolves. Fillers remain mouldable for a out a week after they are placed – so if there is a bump that does not go away on its own, it can be “massaged” out with fingers or a Q-tip in a 15-minutes follow-up appointment.

Once you get filler, do you have to get filler forever?

You may like how your filler looks, but your face itself cannot physically get addicted to fillers. Hyaluronic Acid fillers are intentionally made to be temporary (lasting between six months and two years depending on what is used and where its injected) and are gradually dissolved by the body, leaving nothing behind but new, healthy collagen growth.

However – as with most things which make us look years younger, most patients do make regular appointments to keep looking their best.

When you get injected with filler, will it be totally obvious?

The only fillers that you notice are those that are overdone or misplaced – trust me when I say that you have seen a lot more people with filler than you think you have! Many of the people you think overdid a filler have surgical implants. Getting an ‘overblown’ look with fillers is difficult because of the sheer amount of material it takes to get that look.

I heard there are permanent fillers. Why isn’t everyone using them?

The most important thing to understand with fillers of any kind is that despite having injections, your face will continue to age. Aging is a dynamic process that involves a gradual loss of bone and soft tissue across several areas of the face. As the tissue that supports our skin becomes thinner, and slides down our faces under the influence of gravity, fillers placed in the cheeks and lips that looks good when we are 50 will not look appropriate when we are 60. Permanent filler in the face leads to a face with unnatural proportions that are too big and in the wrong position as the aging process continues. One of the biggest benefits of the Hyaluronic Acid fillers like Juvéderm is that it can be continually adjusted to meet the changing needs of your face.

Can every line and wrinkle be treated with fillers?

There is still a misconception that fillers and Botox are similar. Botox works to relax the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles, giving a more relaxed and smoother look to skin. Fillers are mainly for lifting up and smoothing hollow areas of the face as well as fine, superficial lines that are etched into the surface skin.

Can fillers prevent or pause the aging process like Botox does?

Just because you opt for fillers in your 30s, does not mean you will stop the aging process entirely, but you may delay certain parts of it. In terms of volume, which we all lose as we get older, restoring minimal amounts along the way may help to offset a more dramatic deflated look that can appear with time. In patients who are just starting to see hollowness under their eyes, or fine lines around their lips, filler can correct the flatness and loss of definition due to aging.

BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY

 

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LASER HAIR REMOVAL

LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Never shaving again seems like an impossible dream, doesn’t it? Who would not want to retire the razor for good and still have silky soft legs, a hair-free underarm with no work, or a bare bikini line with zero maintenance?

Laser hair removal makes razor burn and ingrown hair a thing of the past. No more waxing, shaving or painful procedures like electrolysis to get rid of the hair. One of the main benefits of using a laser to remove your unwanted hair is its permanence. Once you have completed your treatment plan, the hair is gone.

Other benefits of laser hair removal include:

  • Precision – the laser can target specific areas and hair types. For example, the laser can target coarse, dark hair and leave the surrounding area untouched.
  • Speed – laser hair removal is efficient because it can target several hair follicles at once. Small areas of hair, like above the lip, can be done in less than a minute while larger areas can take just a few minutes to complete.
  • Minimal Side Effects – unlike shaving or waxing, there are no ingrown hairs or razor burn.
  • Cost Effective – while the upfront costs can be expensive, you will save money in the long-term on replacement razor blades and waxing supplies.
  • Location – laser hair removal can be done just about anywhere on the body including the armpit, legs, bikini area, back, face, stomach etc.

LASER HAIR REMOVAL Q & A

Is it permanent?

Laser hair removal is permanent hair reduction, not permanent hair removal. It is not uncommon for patients to require maintenance treatments once a year, even after the area has been fully treated. The reason: the laser targets and destroys your current hair follicles, but new follicles can develop thanks to hormonal changes or shifts in weight.

What are the risks?

The biggest risk with lasers is eye damage. Both you and the person operating the laser should be wearing goggles specific to the type of laser that is being used. Other risks include blistering, scarring, and burns that can discolor your skin. It is normal for there to be some redness and swelling, but if you are getting burned or blistered, then the technician is using the wrong type of laser for your skin type.

Does it hurt?

The procedure does not hurt a lot, rather it stings. It is often described as a rubber band snapping against your skin. But it only stings for a millisecond-the time it takes for the laser to target your hair follicle and zap it away (of course, this means that it will sting for each hair follicle zapped). While your skin may be a little red and puffy after the procedure, you should not feel any pain in the area by the time you leave the office.

Do I need to go to a doctor or is it OK to visit a spa?

While you do not need to go to a doctor’s office for this procedure, it is recommended that you have this procedure performed at a med-spa or a laser hair removal centre that is run by a doctor.

Will laser hair removal work on my skin type and hair color?

Laser hair removal works on almost every skin type-from very light-skinned people (or what’s known as type I on the Fitzpatrick scale, a skin-typing test) all the way up to type v or even vi (which is dark skin), light-skinned people will usually receive treatment from an Alexandrite or Diode laser, while darker-skinned people will receive treatment from an Nd:YAG laser.

How long does it take?

The actual procedure time depends on the area being treated. Each hair follicle is zapped in a millisecond, so a small area (such as the armpits) will take less than five minutes to complete, while a larger area (such as the legs) might take a half hour.

You will need about 5 or 6 treatments before you are completely hair-free. Most people see drastic reduction after three or four treatments, and six is probably the maximum number of treatments you need on any one area.

Where should I remove hair?

The only places you must avoid are around the eyes/eyebrows (including a unibrow), upper cheeks, and your temples will need to be tweezed or waxed for the rest of your life because of the risk of eye damage from the laser.

LASER HAIR REMOVAL Q & A

Is it permanent?

Laser hair removal is permanent hair reduction, not permanent hair removal. It is not uncommon for patients to require maintenance treatments once a year, even after the area has been fully treated. The reason: the laser targets and destroys your current hair follicles, but new follicles can develop thanks to hormonal changes or shifts in weight.

What are the risks?

The biggest risk with lasers is eye damage. Both you and the person operating the laser should be wearing goggles specific to the type of laser that is being used. Other risks include blistering, scarring, and burns that can discolor your skin. It is normal for there to be some redness and swelling, but if you are getting burned or blistered, then the technician is using the wrong type of laser for your skin type.

Does it hurt?

The procedure does not hurt a lot, rather it stings. It is often described as a rubber band snapping against your skin. But it only stings for a millisecond-the time it takes for the laser to target your hair follicle and zap it away (of course, this means that it will sting for each hair follicle zapped). While your skin may be a little red and puffy after the procedure, you should not feel any pain in the area by the time you leave the office.

Do I need to go to a doctor or is it OK to visit a spa?

While you do not need to go to a doctor’s office for this procedure, it is recommended that you have this procedure performed at a med-spa or a laser hair removal centre that is run by a doctor.

Will laser hair removal work on my skin type and hair color?

Laser hair removal works on almost every skin type-from very light-skinned people (or what’s known as type I on the Fitzpatrick scale, a skin-typing test) all the way up to type v or even vi (which is dark skin), light-skinned people will usually receive treatment from an Alexandrite or Diode laser, while darker-skinned people will receive treatment from an Nd:YAG laser.

How long does it take?

The actual procedure time depends on the area being treated. Each hair follicle is zapped in a millisecond, so a small area (such as the armpits) will take less than five minutes to complete, while a larger area (such as the legs) might take a half hour.

You will need about 5 or 6 treatments before you are completely hair-free. Most people see drastic reduction after three or four treatments, and six is probably the maximum number of treatments you need on any one area.

Where should I remove hair?

The only places you must avoid are around the eyes/eyebrows (including a unibrow), upper cheeks, and your temples will need to be tweezed or waxed for the rest of your life because of the risk of eye damage from the laser.

BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY

 

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LATISSE

LATISSE

Latisse is a prescription eyelash product approved in Canada to grow your natural eyelashes fuller, longer, and darker. Visible results happen as early as eight weeks, with full effects in 12-16 weeks.

Latisse now comes in two different sizes for your convenience. 3 ml box of Latisse (6-week supply) 5 ml box of Latisse (10-week supply)

Latisse is available through Clear Aesthetics following consultation.

LATISSE Q & A
What is Latisse?

Latisse (bimatroprost ophthalmic solution .03% is a prescription strength FDA approved solution used to lengthen and thicken eyelashes. Latisse is a version of a glaucoma drug called Lumigan, in use since 2001. Glaucoma patients who used Lumigan noticed that one of the side effects of the medication was longer, fuller lashes over time. This realization led to the creation of Latisse.

How do I use it?

You apply Latisse by dabbing it on the upper lash line each night with the sterile applicator brushes supplied in the box. The drug spreads to your lower lash line automatically as you blink. According to the manufacturer, you should never apply it in your eye or onto your lower lid. Before you apply, your face must be clean and your makeup and contact lenses removed.

How long does it last?

Latisse is sold in a 5 mL or 3 mL size. The 5 mL is meant to last 20 weeks or 5 months, and the 3 mL is designed to last 12-16 weeks or 3-4 months. The product duration can vary depending on how frequently it’s used and how much product is used for each application. Recommended use is nightly for the first three months and then switching to every other night. One drop is required per use.

How soon will I see results?

Some patients see very marginal results in as soon as 4 weeks, with more significant results at 12-16 weeks reaching full potential at 20 weeks.

How long do results last?

Results will continue to last as long as you use the product. Once you discontinue use, lashes will go back to their baseline length.

What are some of the side effects?

Many patients experience no side effects with Latisse usage. However, some of the side effects associated with the product are:

  • Eye irritation
  • Dry eyes
  • Eyelid skin darkening
Will it change my eye color?

While brown pigmentation of the iris is a potential side effect, this has NEVER been reported among Latisse users. The darkening of the iris is a more likely side effect for glaucoma patients using Lumigan as the application requires them to drop the solution directly into their eye ball.

LATISSE Q & A
What is Latisse?

Latisse (bimatroprost ophthalmic solution .03% is a prescription strength FDA approved solution used to lengthen and thicken eyelashes. Latisse is a version of a glaucoma drug called Lumigan, in use since 2001. Glaucoma patients who used Lumigan noticed that one of the side effects of the medication was longer, fuller lashes over time. This realization led to the creation of Latisse.

How do I use it?

You apply Latisse by dabbing it on the upper lash line each night with the sterile applicator brushes supplied in the box. The drug spreads to your lower lash line automatically as you blink. According to the manufacturer, you should never apply it in your eye or onto your lower lid. Before you apply, your face must be clean and your makeup and contact lenses removed.

How long does it last?

Latisse is sold in a 5 mL or 3 mL size. The 5 mL is meant to last 20 weeks or 5 months, and the 3 mL is designed to last 12-16 weeks or 3-4 months. The product duration can vary depending on how frequently it’s used and how much product is used for each application. Recommended use is nightly for the first three months and then switching to every other night. One drop is required per use.

How soon will I see results?

Some patients see very marginal results in as soon as 4 weeks, with more significant results at 12-16 weeks reaching full potential at 20 weeks.

How long do results last?

Results will continue to last as long as you use the product. Once you discontinue use, lashes will go back to their baseline length.

What are some of the side effects?

Many patients experience no side effects with Latisse usage. However, some of the side effects associated with the product are:

  • Eye irritation
  • Dry eyes
  • Eyelid skin darkening
Will it change my eye color?

While brown pigmentation of the iris is a potential side effect, this has NEVER been reported among Latisse users. The darkening of the iris is a more likely side effect for glaucoma patients using Lumigan as the application requires them to drop the solution directly into their eye ball.

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SKIN TIGHTENING

SKIN TIGHTENING

Loose skin is one of the most frustrating components of aging – and one of the toughest to address. Injectables and superficial treatments like peels and microdermabrasion accomplish incredible changes for patients hoping to smooth lines or improve skin tone, but they cannot affect the deeper structures that cause sagging skin. Fortunately, nonsurgical skin tightening is a booming field with a growing number of effective technologies.

SKIN TIGHTENING Q & A

What is laser skin tightening?

Laser skin tightening is a minimally or non-invasive process that uses an infrared light source (a laser) to tighten skin by heating the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing the skin to contract (tighten).

Skin tightening is a unique option for facial and body rejuvenation that produces dramatic results.

Skin tightening effectively reduces the appearance of loose skin or fine and intermediate wrinkles for a smoother and more youthful appearance.

Who can benefit from skin tightening?

People who start noticing loose skin in their cheeks, neck, chest, abdomen, buttocks, legs, and arms because of aging or weight loss could consider skin tightening treatment.

Laser skin tightening is appropriate for men and women of all skin types and skin tones who wish to achieve dramatic results without painful surgery and lengthy recovery.

What does the treatment feel like?

Many patients experience a heating sensation during treatment, but there are new ways to make patient comfort more manageable. It feels like a warm pulse. The tip of the laser cools the skin. It is not painful, and it is quite fast. It is gentle on the skin and you can go back to your regular activities right away (less sun exposure).

How long until I see results?

Each treatment has a slightly different window for results, but all are gradual. Nonsurgical treatments rely on the body’s production of collagen to create changes within the skin and lead to tightening and lifting. Depending on your body’s response, this time frame will be different. Most patients see results within 2-3 months, with results sometimes continuing to take hold for up to 6 months.

What will I feel like after the treatment/procedure

One of the biggest benefits of nonsurgical skin tightening is that you can return to daily life right away. Compare this to the significant downtime involved with a facelift, and you will understand exactly why so many patients are choosing non-invasive skin tightening instead.

What areas of my body can I treat?

Different technologies have received clearance for treatment of different areas of the face and body. Ultherapy can be used to lift skin on the face, neck, and chest. Thermage can be used on the same areas and can also be used elsewhere on the body. Talk to your provider about your treatment goals before beginning to decide which option is best.

Is it safe for everyone?

Skin tightening is proven for all skin types and colors, because of the technology. It is also FDA-approved.

How many treatments will I need?

The answer depends upon your skin laxity. If your have only a little sagging, one treatment should be adequate. If you have moderate sagging, more treatments may be useful to achieve ideal results. Ask your provider about your treatment plan before you get started. They will estimate the number of treatments that is appropriate, and you can revisit the potential for additional sessions once your results take hold. We recommend 3-6 treatments spaced 3-6 weeks apart for optimal results.

What are the side effects of the laser?

Most patients experience mild redness or slight swelling immediately after treatment and may last up to a week.

SKIN TIGHTENING Q & A

What is laser skin tightening?

Laser skin tightening is a minimally or non-invasive process that uses an infrared light source (a laser) to tighten skin by heating the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing the skin to contract (tighten).

Skin tightening is a unique option for facial and body rejuvenation that produces dramatic results.

Skin tightening effectively reduces the appearance of loose skin or fine and intermediate wrinkles for a smoother and more youthful appearance.

Who can benefit from skin tightening?

People who start noticing loose skin in their cheeks, neck, chest, abdomen, buttocks, legs, and arms because of aging or weight loss could consider skin tightening treatment.

Laser skin tightening is appropriate for men and women of all skin types and skin tones who wish to achieve dramatic results without painful surgery and lengthy recovery.

What does the treatment feel like?

Many patients experience a heating sensation during treatment, but there are new ways to make patient comfort more manageable. It feels like a warm pulse. The tip of the laser cools the skin. It is not painful, and it is quite fast. It is gentle on the skin and you can go back to your regular activities right away (less sun exposure).

How long until I see results?

Each treatment has a slightly different window for results, but all are gradual. Nonsurgical treatments rely on the body’s production of collagen to create changes within the skin and lead to tightening and lifting. Depending on your body’s response, this time frame will be different. Most patients see results within 2-3 months, with results sometimes continuing to take hold for up to 6 months.

What will I feel like after the treatment/procedure

One of the biggest benefits of nonsurgical skin tightening is that you can return to daily life right away. Compare this to the significant downtime involved with a facelift, and you will understand exactly why so many patients are choosing non-invasive skin tightening instead.

What areas of my body can I treat?

Different technologies have received clearance for treatment of different areas of the face and body. Ultherapy can be used to lift skin on the face, neck, and chest. Thermage can be used on the same areas and can also be used elsewhere on the body. Talk to your provider about your treatment goals before beginning to decide which option is best.

Is it safe for everyone?

Skin tightening is proven for all skin types and colors, because of the technology. It is also FDA-approved.

How many treatments will I need?

The answer depends upon your skin laxity. If your have only a little sagging, one treatment should be adequate. If you have moderate sagging, more treatments may be useful to achieve ideal results. Ask your provider about your treatment plan before you get started. They will estimate the number of treatments that is appropriate, and you can revisit the potential for additional sessions once your results take hold. We recommend 3-6 treatments spaced 3-6 weeks apart for optimal results.

What are the side effects of the laser?

Most patients experience mild redness or slight swelling immediately after treatment and may last up to a week.

PHOTOREJUVENATION

PHOTOREJUVENATION

Photorejuvenation is a technical term for the removal of sun damage to the face and body with special laser light treatment. The freckles that turn into patches, the patches that turn into dark spots, and the dark spots that turn rough, are all evidence of sun damage to the skin.

The extra pigment that is stored in the skin cell because of damage to the skin can be targeted with laser technology. The pigment absorbs the heat from the laser light and causes the skin to release that area of damage. As a result, immediately after a treatment, the pigment is more visible, along with mild redness.

Over the next several days, the redness fades, and the color of the retained pigment appears more intense as it is pushed towards the surface of the skin by new skin growing underneath. By seven to ten days the pigment is at the surface of the skin, and begins to shed, leaving a less colorful you.

For those of us with a lot of sun damage several treatments may be necessary over 4-9 months, depending on the degree of Photorejuvenation you are looking to achieve.

PHOTOREJUVENATION Q & A

What conditions does it treat?

It can be used to address a number of skin issues. It can be used to treat sun damage, melasma, brown spots, facial veins, rosacea, acne, mild scarring, fine lines, dull complexion, and radiation damage from the environment.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Preparing for an upcoming appointment is easy. The treatment works best on skin that is not tanned or has been exposed to intense sun for the past 30 days. This means that you may not want to schedule an IPL treatment a few days after you return from a tropical vacation.

How many IPL treatments are needed?

We typically recommend 1 to 3 treatments depending on the location and issues you are looking to address.

How long do IPL treatments take?

The great news is that treatments usually only take around 30 minutes per body area. So, if you are only looking to treat one or two areas you will not have to be here long! If you are doing multiple sessions, you will need to wait 3 to 4 weeks in between for the best results.

How long does it take to see results?

It can take a bit for the full results of to be apparent. On average results can be seen in as little as 7 to 14 days after each treatment.

What areas can be treated using IPL?

Any part of the body with uneven or blemished skin can be treated. The most commonly treated areas are the face, chest, neck, and hands. These areas tend to see more sun and can benefit from treatments.

Is there any IPL aftercare?

There are a few things clients should avoid doing after a treatment. We recommend staying out of the sun for 2 to 4 weeks as this will impact results. It is also best to avoid wearing makeup for around 12 hours after your appointment. Try to avoid excessive heat as well as this may irritate your skin.

PHOTOREJUVENATION Q & A

What conditions does it treat?

It can be used to address a number of skin issues. It can be used to treat sun damage, melasma, brown spots, facial veins, rosacea, acne, mild scarring, fine lines, dull complexion, and radiation damage from the environment.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Preparing for an upcoming appointment is easy. The treatment works best on skin that is not tanned or has been exposed to intense sun for the past 30 days. This means that you may not want to schedule an IPL treatment a few days after you return from a tropical vacation.

How many IPL treatments are needed?

We typically recommend 1 to 3 treatments depending on the location and issues you are looking to address.

How long do IPL treatments take?

The great news is that treatments usually only take around 30 minutes per body area. So, if you are only looking to treat one or two areas you will not have to be here long! If you are doing multiple sessions, you will need to wait 3 to 4 weeks in between for the best results.

How long does it take to see results?

It can take a bit for the full results of to be apparent. On average results can be seen in as little as 7 to 14 days after each treatment.

What areas can be treated using IPL?

Any part of the body with uneven or blemished skin can be treated. The most commonly treated areas are the face, chest, neck, and hands. These areas tend to see more sun and can benefit from treatments.

Is there any IPL aftercare?

There are a few things clients should avoid doing after a treatment. We recommend staying out of the sun for 2 to 4 weeks as this will impact results. It is also best to avoid wearing makeup for around 12 hours after your appointment. Try to avoid excessive heat as well as this may irritate your skin.

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MICRODERMABRASION

MICRODERMABRASION

Are you looking for a risk-free way to revitalize your skin? Microdermabrasion treatments minimize pores, acne scars, and fine lines, eliminate white and black heads, and polish up dry or dull skin. It’s professional-grade skin exfoliation!

Microdermabrasion is a widely performed skin rejuvenation procedure that has proven its effectiveness on all skin types, including oily, dry and uneven. This treatment removes dry, dehydrated skin, retexturizes fine lines, diminishes pore size, and promotes a more youthful appearance through physical exfoliation.

MICRODERMABRASION Q & A

What is Microdermabrasion Skin Renewal?

It is a non-invasive skin exfoliating procedure that gently removes dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. It is usually done with a diamond-tipped hand-held applicator and patented vacuum technology that gently removes impurities and concurrently introduces specialised serums to deeply cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, and rejuvenate the skin. The treatment is performed in a doctor’s clinic and by a qualified professional.

Is Microdermabrasion for me?

This will depend on the type of skin improvements you desire. The treatment is ideal for all skin colors and types, making it one of the most widely accepted facials out there. Benefits include younger, hydrated, and healthier looking skin. However, this all-in-one facial has its limitations. For example, people who wish to target deep expression lines or wrinkles may experience better results with BTX injections. As such, it is important to have the right set of expectations prior to embarking on the Microdermabrasion facial.

Does Microdermabrasion help with Acne?

Microdermabrasion can be used to improve and prevent acne by unclogging blocked pores, removing sebum, impurities and deeply cleansing the skin. It is beneficial for patients with Comedones and mild acne but not ideal for those with large cystic inflammatory acne.

Does Microdermabrasion hurt?

Patients with more sensitive skin may experience something akin to small ant bites. However, for most patients, the procedure is comfortable and not painful at all! There is also zero downtime for the Microdermabrasion facial making it a perfect lunch time procedure.

How long do Microdermabrasion effects last for?

The beneficial effects of the Microdermabrasion Facial last 2 to 4 weeks on average. Regular treatments over the span of a few months will increase the effectiveness and longevity of the results. Most of our patients come once a month for the Microdermabrasion facial to maintain the glowing skin that they have grown to love!

How many Microdermabrasion treatments do I need to see results?

After the first session, you will notice right away that your skin is brighter, more radiant, and well hydrated. To achieve even more outstanding results such as reduction of fine lines and whitening, we recommend committing to a Microdermabrasion facial regime of 6 to 10 sessions done once every 3 to 4 weeks.

What are the benefits of Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion brings plenty of benefits to your skin! Aside from the instant glow, it also helps minimise hyperpigmentation, age spots, and blemishes. It deeply cleanses the skin and removes impurities from clogged pores by vacuum suction. Furthermore, it stimulates collagen which helps to tighten pores and improve fine lines and mild wrinkles.

In addition, the treatment promotes lymphatic drainage, which has an added benefit of reducing dark eye circles and eye bags. The Microdermabrasion facial is ideal for all skin conditions and ages. Everyone can and should enjoy its multiple benefits!

MICRODERMABRASION Q & A

What is Microdermabrasion Skin Renewal?

It is a non-invasive skin exfoliating procedure that gently removes dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. It is usually done with a diamond-tipped hand-held applicator and patented vacuum technology that gently removes impurities and concurrently introduces specialised serums to deeply cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, and rejuvenate the skin. The treatment is performed in a doctor’s clinic and by a qualified professional.

Is Microdermabrasion for me?

This will depend on the type of skin improvements you desire. The treatment is ideal for all skin colors and types, making it one of the most widely accepted facials out there. Benefits include younger, hydrated, and healthier looking skin. However, this all-in-one facial has its limitations. For example, people who wish to target deep expression lines or wrinkles may experience better results with BTX injections. As such, it is important to have the right set of expectations prior to embarking on the Microdermabrasion facial.

Does Microdermabrasion help with Acne?

Microdermabrasion can be used to improve and prevent acne by unclogging blocked pores, removing sebum, impurities and deeply cleansing the skin. It is beneficial for patients with Comedones and mild acne but not ideal for those with large cystic inflammatory acne.

Does Microdermabrasion hurt?

Patients with more sensitive skin may experience something akin to small ant bites. However, for most patients, the procedure is comfortable and not painful at all! There is also zero downtime for the Microdermabrasion facial making it a perfect lunch time procedure.

How long do Microdermabrasion effects last for?

The beneficial effects of the Microdermabrasion Facial last 2 to 4 weeks on average. Regular treatments over the span of a few months will increase the effectiveness and longevity of the results. Most of our patients come once a month for the Microdermabrasion facial to maintain the glowing skin that they have grown to love!

How many Microdermabrasion treatments do I need to see results?

After the first session, you will notice right away that your skin is brighter, more radiant, and well hydrated. To achieve even more outstanding results such as reduction of fine lines and whitening, we recommend committing to a Microdermabrasion facial regime of 6 to 10 sessions done once every 3 to 4 weeks.

What are the benefits of Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion brings plenty of benefits to your skin! Aside from the instant glow, it also helps minimise hyperpigmentation, age spots, and blemishes. It deeply cleanses the skin and removes impurities from clogged pores by vacuum suction. Furthermore, it stimulates collagen which helps to tighten pores and improve fine lines and mild wrinkles.

In addition, the treatment promotes lymphatic drainage, which has an added benefit of reducing dark eye circles and eye bags. The Microdermabrasion facial is ideal for all skin conditions and ages. Everyone can and should enjoy its multiple benefits!

VISIA SKIN ANALYSIS

VISIA SKIN ANALYSIS

With Visia, be prepared for a major paradigm shift towards a personalized skincare regimen that will change your life.

VISIA® skin analysis uses cross-polarization and UV lighting to measure and record the surface and subsurface conditions of your skin via multi-spectral imaging that helps to reveal any signs of damage or aging which could be missed by the human eye.

The technique highlights damage both on the surface of the skin and beneath the surface of the skin. It works by taking images of your face from three different precise angles and could help to show you what is currently happening to your skin, while also being used as a means to measure how your skin treatments progress over time.

This allows our team of experts to analyze your skin condition from the superficial (acne, blemishes) to the deep (pigmentation and ultraviolet damage). In addition to this, VISIA® skin analysis can also be used to assess the presence of wrinkles, static lines, redness, or the build-up of any bacteria (porphyrins) in the skin. With VISIA® skin analysis, we can comprehensively tailor any in-house treatments or skincare products to your skin, which means we can work together to maximize the reparation and correction of skin health.

VISIA® SKIN ANALYSIS Q & A

What does the VISIA® skin analysis involve?

VISIA® digital skin analysis is simple and can be offered as part of your initial consultation. It involves your head being positioned gently into place. You will be asked to close your eyes while our VISIA® technology takes images of your face. These images will reveal any underlying skin conditions or potential areas of improvement.

After your complexion analysis has been completed, our team of beauty experts at Clear Aesthetics will begin building a custom skincare treatment plan to target areas of concern revealed by the skin analysis.

Who is the treatment good for?

Visia Skin Analysis can benefit everyone, from ages 18 to 80. Both men and women can benefit from the treatment; it works for all skin types, colors, and textures. Anyone who cares about the health and longevity of their skin will do well to undergo the procedure. It is an effective assessment of pre-existing damage and future aging allows each patient to receive a customized aesthetic plan, specifically designed for their unique situation.

The Visia Skin Analysis does more than just illustrate the current condition of the skin; it also acts as a baseline for future evaluation. As time goes by, a repeat analysis can be performed to determine if the skincare regime is making appropriate progress and if any new damage has occurred.

Is VISIA® skin analysis painful?

Visia takes only a few minutes in the office. The quick procedure is completely pain-free. Using cutting-edge technology, our expert esthetician will use a computerized camera to obtain a clear ‘picture’ of the skin’s health.

VISIA® SKIN ANALYSIS Q & A

What does the VISIA® skin analysis involve?

VISIA® digital skin analysis is simple and can be offered as part of your initial consultation. It involves your head being positioned gently into place. You will be asked to close your eyes while our VISIA® technology takes images of your face. These images will reveal any underlying skin conditions or potential areas of improvement.

After your complexion analysis has been completed, our team of beauty experts at Clear Aesthetics will begin building a custom skincare treatment plan to target areas of concern revealed by the skin analysis.

Who is the treatment good for?

Visia Skin Analysis can benefit everyone, from ages 18 to 80. Both men and women can benefit from the treatment; it works for all skin types, colors, and textures. Anyone who cares about the health and longevity of their skin will do well to undergo the procedure. It is an effective assessment of pre-existing damage and future aging allows each patient to receive a customized aesthetic plan, specifically designed for their unique situation.

The Visia Skin Analysis does more than just illustrate the current condition of the skin; it also acts as a baseline for future evaluation. As time goes by, a repeat analysis can be performed to determine if the skincare regime is making appropriate progress and if any new damage has occurred.

Is VISIA® skin analysis painful?

Visia takes only a few minutes in the office. The quick procedure is completely pain-free. Using cutting-edge technology, our expert esthetician will use a computerized camera to obtain a clear ‘picture’ of the skin’s health.

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VASCULAR LESIONS

VASCULAR LESIONS

No more Vascular Lesions!

Do you hide your bare legs due to embarrassing spider or varicose veins? Leg veins, facial veins or other vascular lesions can be distracting, hurting your self-confidence. Did you know that nearly 50% of the adult population suffers from undesirable, sometimes painful vascular diseases? The most common forms are spider veins (small blue or red vessels visible within the skin, usually on the leg, face, neck, or chest) and varicose veins (dilated and ropy appearing blue vessels visible under the skin).

There is hope.

Our laser treatments can be effective for removing vascular irregularities like spider/varicose veins, broken facial capillaries or vascular hemangiomas.

Lasers have revolutionized the treatment of vascular lesions. Our ultra-modern practice employs our laser system to gently remove both pigmented and vascular lesions. Optimal skin health measures are necessary to reduce vascular lesions including spider veins and prevent them from re-appearing.

VASCULAR LESIONS Q & A

What are the benefits of using Vascular treatments

Our advanced laser technology offers some advantages over many other laser skin treatments, including:

  • Improved accuracy, due to the advanced hand-held design.
  • Targeted treatment improves safety and comfort for the patient.
  • High light energy targets specific hemoglobin for quicker results.
  • Cooling technology for improved comfort during treatments.
  • Noticeable leg or facial veins and other vascular lesions can cause an undesirable appearance. Laser treatment is a non-invasive, safe, and effective option to remove unsightly veins.
How does laser spider vein removal work?

This laser has a wavelength that targets hemoglobin or blood. Each vessel is traced with a small spot of laser light travels through the skin and is absorbed by the blood within the vein based on its colour. As the energy is absorbed by the blood in the vessel, heat is created, and the vessel wall is destroyed. The resulting heat coagulates or clots the blood and destroys the function of the vein. Over time, the vein will be absorbed by the body and will disappear.

How many treatments will I need?

While many clients may need only one treatment to accomplish their goal, others could expect 2 or more treatments for clearing. Treatments are usually 6 weeks to 6 months apart.

How long will it take for my veins to disappear?

This range from days to weeks and possibly months (for the legs). How quickly veins will be reabsorbed will vary for each client’s; location, size and the colour will also influence the healing time.

Will my treated veins come back?

Once a vein is completely dead and reabsorbed, it should be gone. However, a person who has already made spider veins may have the tendency to make more in the future. Any newly developing vein can be quickly treated.

What is the cost of laser spider vein removal?

Cost will depend on how many veins you have and the time it takes to treat them. Many clients can be treated in as little as 10-15 minutes. An assessment of cost will be determined at your consultation.

Precautions before treatment?

Do not drink alcohol or smoke for 2 day before and after your treatment.
Avoid sun exposure for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment.
Do not take aspirin, Ibuprofen or other arthritis medicine for 2 days before and after you treatment. These medications can increase bruising.
You may take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort.
Do not take ASA or related compounds (aspirin, naproxen, or Ibuprofen) since they may increase bleeding.
Wear loose clothing on the day of your treatment.
Expectations following treatment and what will I see after treatment?
Immediately following treatment, the skin over the treated vessel will appear red and swollen for a few hours after the treatment. The area will be a little red and may show a slight erythema with some swelling.

What are the possible side effects?

While side effects are uncommon, Bruising or darkening of the treated veins may occur. There is a small risk also of a water blister, change in skin pigmentation or scarring. This rarely occurs.

What should I do after a treatment?

After your treatment you may continue your normal daily activities. The application of ice packs is recommended to minimize bruising. Apply ice packs and elevate the legs. 20-30 minute walk is recommended. Avoid sun exposure for one week after treatment. A broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher should be applied whenever exposed to the sun. If swelling and redness develop after few days, you can take Ibuprofen 400 mg 4 x daily and call us at any time for advice.

Are there any restrictions immediately after treatment?

Avoid strenuous exercise for 1 week after treatment. Walking is encouraged. No weightlifting and aerobics. No alcohol. Avoid anti-inflammatories for 48 hours, unless taking ASA for heart condition.
No hot bath/shower and no hot tub soaking for 1 month. Limit your exposure to the sun and protect your skin with SPF 30 +.

Prior to and following any laser vein treatment:

You must limit your exposure to the sun and excessive exercise, weight lifting and aerobics.
No alcohol.
Avoid anti-inflammatories for 48 hours, unless taking ASA for heart condition.
No hot bath/shower and no hot tub soaking for 1 month.
If you seek help for your varicose veins, there are several types of doctors you can see, including:
A phlebologist, which is a vein specialist
A vascular medicine doctor, who focuses on the blood system
A vascular surgeon, who can perform surgery and do other procedures
An interventional radiologist, who specializes in using imaging tools to see inside the body and do treatments with little or no cutting
A dermatologist, who specializes in skin conditions
Each of these specialists do some or all of the procedures for treating varicose veins. You might start out by asking your regular doctor which specialist he or she recommends.

VASCULAR LESIONS Q & A

What are the benefits of using Vascular treatments

Our advanced laser technology offers some advantages over many other laser skin treatments, including:

  • Improved accuracy, due to the advanced hand-held design.
  • Targeted treatment improves safety and comfort for the patient.
  • High light energy targets specific hemoglobin for quicker results.
  • Cooling technology for improved comfort during treatments.
  • Noticeable leg or facial veins and other vascular lesions can cause an undesirable appearance. Laser treatment is a non-invasive, safe, and effective option to remove unsightly veins.
How does laser spider vein removal work?

This laser has a wavelength that targets hemoglobin or blood. Each vessel is traced with a small spot of laser light travels through the skin and is absorbed by the blood within the vein based on its colour. As the energy is absorbed by the blood in the vessel, heat is created, and the vessel wall is destroyed. The resulting heat coagulates or clots the blood and destroys the function of the vein. Over time, the vein will be absorbed by the body and will disappear.

How many treatments will I need?

While many clients may need only one treatment to accomplish their goal, others could expect 2 or more treatments for clearing. Treatments are usually 6 weeks to 6 months apart.

How long will it take for my veins to disappear?

This range from days to weeks and possibly months (for the legs). How quickly veins will be reabsorbed will vary for each client’s; location, size and the colour will also influence the healing time.

Will my treated veins come back?

Once a vein is completely dead and reabsorbed, it should be gone. However, a person who has already made spider veins may have the tendency to make more in the future. Any newly developing vein can be quickly treated.

What is the cost of laser spider vein removal?

Cost will depend on how many veins you have and the time it takes to treat them. Many clients can be treated in as little as 10-15 minutes. An assessment of cost will be determined at your consultation.

Precautions before treatment?

Do not drink alcohol or smoke for 2 day before and after your treatment.
Avoid sun exposure for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment.
Do not take aspirin, Ibuprofen or other arthritis medicine for 2 days before and after you treatment. These medications can increase bruising.
You may take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort.
Do not take ASA or related compounds (aspirin, naproxen, or Ibuprofen) since they may increase bleeding.
Wear loose clothing on the day of your treatment.
Expectations following treatment and what will I see after treatment?
Immediately following treatment, the skin over the treated vessel will appear red and swollen for a few hours after the treatment. The area will be a little red and may show a slight erythema with some swelling.

What are the possible side effects?

While side effects are uncommon, Bruising or darkening of the treated veins may occur. There is a small risk also of a water blister, change in skin pigmentation or scarring. This rarely occurs.

What should I do after a treatment?

After your treatment you may continue your normal daily activities. The application of ice packs is recommended to minimize bruising. Apply ice packs and elevate the legs. 20-30 minute walk is recommended. Avoid sun exposure for one week after treatment. A broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher should be applied whenever exposed to the sun. If swelling and redness develop after few days, you can take Ibuprofen 400 mg 4 x daily and call us at any time for advice.

Are there any restrictions immediately after treatment?

Avoid strenuous exercise for 1 week after treatment. Walking is encouraged. No weightlifting and aerobics. No alcohol. Avoid anti-inflammatories for 48 hours, unless taking ASA for heart condition.
No hot bath/shower and no hot tub soaking for 1 month. Limit your exposure to the sun and protect your skin with SPF 30 +.

Prior to and following any laser vein treatment:

You must limit your exposure to the sun and excessive exercise, weight lifting and aerobics.
No alcohol.
Avoid anti-inflammatories for 48 hours, unless taking ASA for heart condition.
No hot bath/shower and no hot tub soaking for 1 month.
If you seek help for your varicose veins, there are several types of doctors you can see, including:
A phlebologist, which is a vein specialist
A vascular medicine doctor, who focuses on the blood system
A vascular surgeon, who can perform surgery and do other procedures
An interventional radiologist, who specializes in using imaging tools to see inside the body and do treatments with little or no cutting
A dermatologist, who specializes in skin conditions
Each of these specialists do some or all of the procedures for treating varicose veins. You might start out by asking your regular doctor which specialist he or she recommends.

BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY

 

Before Vascular (Port Wine) Treatment After 4 Treatments
Before Vascular Treatment After 4 Treatments
Before Treatment After 1 Treatment

BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY

 

Before Vascular (Port Wine) Treatment After 4 Treatments
Before Vascular Treatment After 4 Treatments
Before Treatment After 1 Treatment