As the air turns crisp and summer turns to fall, it seems only natural to want to freshen up and make changes to improve your skin or body. While we think any time is a good time for aesthetic improvement, some treatments are especially well-suited for autumn. Here are some of our favourite medspa services for this special time of year.
Skin rejuvenation is an excellent choice to help you look and feel renewed as we head into the holiday season. We like to combine Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments with laser skin resurfacing for our Vancouver patients who need a skin boost after summer. When combined together, these treatments lighten areas of hyperpigmentation, reduce redness, and stimulate the development of new collagen to keep skin firm and soft. Many clients opt to undergo a series of 3 to 5 treatments spaced one month apart, making fall the ideal time to get your skin refreshed and ready for the holidays.
Our skin health program empowers you to get the most from your at-home skincare regimen, whether you want to extend the results of your clinical treatment or protect and enhance your skin on a daily basis. We offer a selection of ZO® products, developed by renowned dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi and AlumierMD, a Canadian made, medical grade skin care line. Medical grade skin care products can treat a variety of skin conditions, such as acne, irregular pigmentation, rosacea, and other signs of aging. Our team of skincare experts will perform an in-depth skin analysis in order to customize a treatment program and help you choose the best products to optimize your skincare routine.
Body contouring options are quite popular for people who want to slim and sculpt their physiques under the cover of a fall wardrobe. We offer both surgical and nonsurgical options to suit the varied needs of our clients.
- Smartlipo™ is a version of traditional liposuction that uses laser energy to emulsify fat cells before removal, making the process less traumatic on surrounding tissues. In addition to liquefying fat, the laser energy emitted by the Smartlipo™ cannula also stimulates collagen remodeling in the treated area, making skin firmer and smoother for enhanced results. The recovery time for Smartlipo™ is minimal, and a fall surgery date ensures you’ll look great in time for special events this holiday season.
- SculpSure® is a wonderful body contouring treatment for those who want a nonsurgical option. SculpSure® uses targeted thermal energy to selectively heat unwanted fat cells. The heat destroys the fat cells and the body eliminates them through its natural metabolic processes. SculpSure® is an innovative fat reduction option best suited to treat small, stubborn pockets of fat on your abdomen, flanks, back or thighs. Results are visible approximately 6 weeks after your first treatment, however, 2 treatments are typically required to achieve your desired results.
- Evolve Body Contouring: is the latest technology approved by both Health Canada and the US FDA for non-invasive body contouring. This versatile and powerful platform has multiple treatment modalities to TRIM excess fat, TITE-n loose skin and TONE your muscles. It combines the power of Radio-frequency energy with light electrical pulses to perforate the outer layers of the fat cells which causes permanent destruction. EVOLVE can also be used to address loose skin as well as tone and build your abdominal and buttocks muscles with no downtime! These treatments are performed weekly for 6 weeks, with final results becoming visible 12 weeks after your last treatment.
Finally, laser hair removal, our favourite service for fall. While it may seem like a surprising addition to this list, starting your laser hair removal treatments now can ensure that you will be smooth and ready for next year’s swimsuit season or winter getaway. Many people don’t realize that our hair follicles grow in phases, all at different times. In order for your laser hair removal treatments to be most effective, each hair follicle needs to be treated in its “actively growing” stage. This means that the best laser hair removal results are achieved after about 6 treatments, spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart. Another reason laser hair removal is most appropriate in autumn is that it’s important to keep skin protected from the sun for a few weeks post treatment. This is much easier to do in the fall when you’re already covering up to stay warm.
Let us help you choose the best treatments to achieve your goals. Dr. Mosher, and our experienced Medspa team, look forward to helping you reveal your new look.
Call us to get started today! (604) 888-9397