Skin Resurfacing

Skin Resurfacing

Aging is inevitable. The first appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and becomes more prominent with age.

Classification of aging

Intrinsic aging (chronologic aging) – is primarily caused by the natural aging process. The first appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – loss of volume, uneven tone and texture, redness and pigmentation – occurs in the mid- 20s, and becomes more prominent with age due to a natural decline in collagen and elastin synthesis, slower cellular turnover and dehydration, among others. In response, skin becomes thin, fragile and more prone to damage.

Extrinsic aging (photo-aging) – is primarily caused by external factors, which include the environment: chronic exposure to sun and ultra-violet radiation, air pollution, and lifestyle choices such as smoking and alcohol. To prevent premature aging, cleanse, moisturize and protect your skin with SPF, avoid stress, smoking and alcohol, eat a healthy balanced diet and engage in regular physical activity.

Treatment Options:

MICRODERMABRASION, CHEMICAL PEEL, VELASHAPE III, ELOS PLUS, GENTLEMAX PRO

Treatment Options

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a gentle, non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment. Fine mineral crystals are projected against the skin’s surface with Silhouette-Tone’s patented Turbo Flow System, for gentle resurfacing of the epidermal layer with immediate improvement in overall skin appearance.

Microdermabrasion improves the absorption rate of the optical energy and micro-current conductivity by removing up to 30% of the epidermis.

Optical energy and micro-currents stimulate circulation, lymphatic drainage and oxygenation to prepare the target tissues -epidermis, dermis and muscle layer -for transfer of energy.

The repair process is initiated by stimulation of the body’s natural bio–electrical currents, resulting in accelerated cellular renewal, fibroblast activation and dermal remodeling without causing injury to the epidermis. The transdermal delivery system increases penetration of active ingredients deeper into the dermal layers.

Microdermabrasion can be combined with other treatments, including Purelight B, Purelight G, Kinelift, Dermalift and transdermal delivery for optimum penetration of active ingredients.

Treatment Indications:
Fine lines and wrinkles, stretchmarks, skin rejuvenation, skin resurfacing, acne and mild to moderate acne scarring.

Treatment Protocol:
Requires a minimum of 5-6 consecutive treatment sessions, between 7-10 days apart. Monthly maintenance treatments are recommended.

Chemical Peels

The Miracle 10 is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment. Lactic and glycolic acids (AHA) of differing strengths are combined with an enzyme exfoliant for effective treatment of acne, dehydration, discolouration, dullness and signs of aging. Chemical exfoliation initiates cellular renewal, and increases collagen production and epidermal density as a natural response to the healing process.

The Miracle 10 Peel Treatment

Lactic and glycolic acids (AHA) of differing strengths are combined with an enzyme exfoliant for effective treatment of acne, dehydration, discolouration, dullness and signs of aging.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) are light to medium strength chemical exfoliants with a blend of powerful ingredients.

They are applied directly to the skin’s surface to reduce the accumulation of damaged skin cells in the outer layer of the epidermis.

Chemical exfoliation initiates cellular renewal, and increases collagen production and epidermal density as a natural response to the healing process.

Skin type, the severity of the condition, and the desired outcome are considered when selecting the appropriate treatment. Miracle 10 treatments provide immediate improvement in the skin’s appearance.

For additional benefits Miracle 10 can be combined with other treatments.

Treatment Indications:
Acne, dehydration, discolouration, dullness and signs of aging

Treatment Protocol:
Requires a minimum of 5-6 consecutive treatments, between 7-10 days apart.

Monthly maintenance treatments are recommended.

Velashape III

VelaShape III utilizes the Elos technology (electro optical synergy), a combination of bi-polar radiofrequency, optical energy (infrared light) and mechanical manipulation with vacuum to deliver controlled amount of therapeutic energy deep in the dermal layers. Therapeutic massage rollers and gentle vacuum action stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage. The thermal impact in target tissue activates proliferation of fibroblast cells and stimulates them to produce new collagen without epidermal injury.

VelaShape III technology has been established as cutting-edge technology from Syneron-Candela in non-invasive aesthetic procedures. VelaShape III is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA for cellulite and circumferential reduction.

VelaShape III utilizes the Elos technology (electro optical synergy), a combination of bi-polar radiofrequency, optical energy (infrared light), and mechanical manipulation with vacuum to deliver controlled amount of therapeutic energy deep in the dermal layers. Therapeutic massage rollers and gentle vacuum action stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage. The thermal impact in target tissue activates proliferation of fibroblast cells, and stimulates them to produce new collagen without epidermal injury.

VelaShape III has two applicatons: VContour and VSmooth.
VContour -bi-polar radiofrequency and mechanical manipulation with vacuum is used for circumferential reduction in smaller body areas, including arms, middle back, flanks, lower abdomen, knees, inner thighs and other localized fat deposits.

VSmooth–infrared light, bi-polar radiofrequency and mechanical manipulation with vacuum and massage rollers is used for cellulite and circumferential reduction in larger body areas including abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.

Treatment Indications:
Cellulite, skin laxity, circumferential reduction, localized fat deposits and body contouring.

A heathy, balanced diet, weight management and regular physical activity are recommended to ensure long-term results.

Treatment Protocol:
A required minimum of 4-6 consecutive treatments one week apart.
Maintenance treatments are recommended every 1-3 months.

ELOS PLUS

Sublative RF -Skin Resurfacing
Fractional radiofrequency and optical energy are optimally combined in each pulse and delivered to target tissues. Pre-heating the area with optical energy allows bi-polar radiofrequency to penetrate deeper into the skin’s dermal layers without causing injury to the epidermis, ensuring a safe and effective treatment outcome. Thermal impact stimulates proliferation of fibroblasts cells and induces them to produce more collagen. Elos Plus uses an integrated contact cooling system for enhanced patient tolerance.

Elos Plus is a state of the art multi-application platform from Syneron-Candela, a leading manufacturer in noninvasive aesthetic procedures.

ELOS (electro optical synergy) – fractional radiofrequency and optical energy are optimally combined in each pulse and delivered to target tissues. Pre-heating the area with optical energy allows bi-polar radiofrequency to penetrate deeper into the skin’s dermal layers, without causing injury to the epidermis, ensuring a safe and effective treatment outcome.

Optical energy is converted into thermal energy, selectively absorbed by target chromophores – melanin or hemoglobin – for destruction of pigmented and vascular lesions in target tissues.

Thermal impact also stimulates proliferation of fibroblasts cells and induces them to produce more collagen.

Elos Plus uses an integrated contact cooling system for enhanced patient tolerance.

Treatment Indications:
Skin resurfacing, ablation, wrinkles, stretchmarks, moderate to severe acne scarring.

Treatment Protocol:
Requires a minimum of 3-5 consecutive treatment sessions, 4-6 weeks apart. Maximum results are generally noticeable 2-4 months post treatment.
Maintenance treatment every 6 months is recommended.

GentleMax Pro

GentleMax Pro is a dual wavelength laser platform that combines two separate laser sources, a 755 nm Alexandrite laser and a 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser, in a single delivery system.

A controlled amount of therapeutic energy is delivered individually, or optically combined in each pulse and delivered to target tissues.

Thermal energy is also selectively absorbed by target chromophores -melanin or hemoglobin – for destruction of pigmented lesions in target tissues.

The thermal impact in target tissues stimulates proliferation of fibroblasts cells for enhanced collagen production.

A cryogen cooling system is integrated for enhanced patient tolerance.

GentleMax Pro has been established as cutting-edge technology from Syneron-Candela, a leading manufacturer in non-invasive aesthetic procedures.

GentleMax Pro is a dual wavelength laser platform that combines two separate laser sources, a 755 nm Alexandrite laser and a 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser, in a single delivery system.

A controlled amount of therapeutic energy is delivered individually (Alexandrite or Nd:YAG) or optically combined (Alexandrite and Nd:YAG) in each pulse, and delivered to target tissues.

Thermal energy is also selectively absorbed by target chromophores -melanin or hemoglobin – for destruction of pigmented lesions in target tissues.

The thermal impact in target tissues stimulates proliferation of fibroblasts cells for enhanced collagen production.

A ryogen cooling system is integrated for enhanced patient tolerance.

Treatment Protocol:
A minimum of 6 consecutive treatment sessions, 4-6 weeks apart, are required.
Maintenance treatments are recommended.

Treatments may be combined for maximum results.