Clear and supple skin is the foundation of a healthy and youthful appearance. Our skin is one of the first places to show the effects of aging and wear and tear. We start losing collagen and elastin at a very young age. Maintenance of these qualities in our skin is the best way to maintain a healthy and youthful appearance and attain that oh so wanted “graceful aging”.
When our skin is healthy and clear, it eliminates the need for the use of a lot of make-up to cover up unevenness and skin pigment issues. The avoidance of heavy make-up and the use of unwanted chemicals decreases the amount of impurities that our skin faces every day.
Having a basic skin care regime can help improve and most importantly preserve healthy, clear, and supple skin. Sometimes this can simply begin with appropriate cleansing and daily use of a good sunscreen.
In our experience our patients come to see us with a list of similar skin concerns:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dull complexion
- Large pores
- Dark spots
- Redness and Rosacea
- Acne and old acne scars
- Dark under-eye circles
Everyone aims to have clear skin, that is why at our clinic we offer medical grade skin care products that can help keep your skin looking more youthful. All skin care regimes will be tailored to your skin type and skin concerns and aimed at providing you with reliable and noticeable results. As medical professionals we take prevention very seriously and making sure that we help you do the best you can for your skin now but also for the future of your skin health is our top priority.
Commonly asked questions about skin care:
It is important to have a professional assessment of you skin type and concerns. Not all skin types are equal and not all skin concerns are equal so as you can imagine the same products will not give the same effect for everyone. In fact, medical grade skin care products can produce some unwanted side-effects when used in the wrong skin type. It is important to have a skin care regimen tailored to your skin. Then you will see beautiful results to follow like you’ve never seen before!
I had a laser treatment or a chemical peel and the results were great, but a few months later my skin went back to looking the same. Why didn’t my results last?
As with everything in life, great results require maintenance. You’ll be surprised at how simple and inexpensive a properly tailored skin care regimen can be to maintain healthy glowing skin following laser treatments.
Lasers and Radio Frequency Based Devices
Lasers are an important step in skin maintenance and improvement. Dr. Javidnia carefully selects top grade laser platforms (only available to cosmetic surgeons) with proven results.
Different modalities of lasers can improve a broad range of skin issues such as:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Loose and saggy skin
- large pores
- dark spots
- redness (and Rosacea)
- broken capillaries
Lasers can provide remarkable improvements in the skin but safety is also of utmost importance with their use. Depending on your individual skin needs, Dr. Javidnia may recommend different lasers in order to achieve your skin’s maximum improvement.
Fractora has become a work horse laser in our clinic. Our patients love it and we love it in return. It can tackle the most skin issues all in this one type of treatment! It combines two well researched and long proven anti-ageing technologies of micro needling and radiofrequency.
It is the technology that does it all: tighten skin, decrease wrinkles, improve skin complexion, reduce skin irregularities (including acne and scars) and provide a healthier younger looking you.
We’ve never seen acne scars disappear so effectively with such minimal downtime and no lasting discomfort.
Commonly asked questions about Fractora
Fractora skin treatment is a fractional rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment that helps to resurface the skin while promoting collagen production in the deeper tissues. In this way it reduces wrinkles to slow the effects of aging and restores skin to its youthful appearance.
Fractora’s technology is “colour blind” !! It can be used on all skin types. The unique properties of this device allow even darker skin tones to receive treatment. Most lasers are not amenable to any of the darker skin types!
Fractora can be used on the whole face except directly on the red lips and brows/upper eyelids. The most commonly treated areas include: Smile lines, lower lids, forehead, cheeks, chin and neck.
Fractionated RF energy found in Fractora is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micropins to resurface and restore the skin providing exceptional results. It is a scientifically proven method to reduce wrinkles in a safe and effective manner with minimal downtime and side-effect while providing maximal benefit.
RF energy heats the deep layers of the skin in a controlled way to revitalize and stimulate collagen production. This will improve your skin’s complexion and texture for a more radiant and youthful appearance
Our clinic commonly suggests a minimum of 3 treatments. This would be discussed with you beforehand. Ultimately the number of treatments depend on how advanced your skin concerns area and how much improvement you are looking to see.
Some results can be seen immediately, but typically take about two weeks for the most noticeable results to appear. Improvements continue up to 3 months as your body’s collagen production is stimulated.
Fractora can be combine with multiple other technologies even in the same treatment session. We combine it with our IPL device commonly to assist with improving stubborn pigmented spots and vascularity. It can also be combined with additional energy treatments to synergistically boost maximum tightening and collagen production. Dr. Javidnia and our team will create a customized treatment plan for each patient to get the best and most long-lasting results possible.
With the care of a professional, most patients do not experience any side effects and any skin reaction usually resolves within a few days. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight and tanning and apply daily sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.
We will apply an ointment on all treated areas before our patients leave the clinic and will have instructions when to reapply to keep the skin moisturized. We strongly advise avoiding sun exposure for the first 48hrs and diligence with sunscreen application while the skin is healing.
IPL is a favourite laser in our clinic for redness and age spots/brown spots.
At our clinic we use Lumecca IPL, it is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After just one treatment, patients notice significant improvements in their complexion and clarity of their skin. Lumecca operates using photothermolysis. This is a photo facial therapy through the delivery of comfortable light treatments.
In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca can improve the appearance of: – Age spots (red/brown pigments) – Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasia (spider veins) and poikiloderma – Rosacea (redness) – Freckles – Sun damage
It is very important to avoid direct sun exposure or tanning at least one month prior to treatment. This includes self tanner.
Lumecca IPL can be used to treat all areas of skin on the body. The most common areas of treatment are places that are regularly exposed to the sun. This often includes the face and neck, décolletage, arms and hands, and the legs.
Just one session usually provides improved skin appearance. However, multiple sessions provide even better and longer-lasting results. The severity of the skin damage, skin type, type of treatment (vascular vs sun damage) will determine our energy settings and treatment regimen.
The treatment involves bright flashes of light from the Lumecca that feel like a light elastic sensation. It is common to have redness and a slight warming of the skin after treatment and usually this subsides within an hour. Over the next 24-48hrs there may be darkening of pigmented spots; in the next week the pigmented lesions flake off, and an evening out of the skin tone will occur. With treatment of vascular lesions the vessel may blanch and disappear and a colour change may occur which dissipates within a few days.
Within a few days of treatment sun damage and skin complexion results can be seen. The skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time with most visible results after 1-2 weeks. The final results are improved by having multiple photo facial sessions.
With the care of a professional, most patients do not experience any side effects and any skin reaction usually resolves within a few hours. Patients may find they are sensitive to sunlight immediately after treatment. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight and tanning.
Forma uses surface application of radiofrequency technology to provide skin contraction and collagen production in the deep layers of your skin. The radio-frequency energy is designed to stimulate formation of new collagen and improvement of skin elasticity.
Forma can be used on all skin of the both the face and body. Commonly treated areas on the face include: Forehead, crows feet (smile lines around eyes), under-eyes, nasolabial folds, jowls, smile lines, chin and neck.
The proprietary A.C.E (Acquire, Control, Extend) technology was the basis of the Forma treatment method. Radio-frequency energy is used in A.C.E. technology to target deep layers of the skin, with no area being under or over treated. This ensures maximum and consistent results.
Forma is a great treatment for patient seeking a non-invasive and natural looking approach to improvements in skin tightening and skin tone and texture irregularities. It is suitable for all skin types. The usual noted benefits include skin that feels smoother and more defined, with a reduction in wrinkles.
Most of our patients find Forma a pleasant warm feeling that has been described “like a hot stone massage”. It is essentially a painless procedure with no downtime. Slight redness in the treatment area which subsides within a few hours is common post-procedure.
We often recommend weekly sessions over a six-eight week period. Individuals with mild laxity may be treated in fewer sessions with more weeks between each treatment. But as always, we will taylor the treatment plan to your desired outcome, and skin type.
Forma is commonly used in combination with most other laser treatments, facials, and aesthetic injectables.
Not much! You walk out of our clinic with glowing skin. But as always we want you to love and care fo your skin. So we strongly advise avoiding sun exposure for the first 48hrs and diligence with daily sunscreen application. That’s just good practice for everyone!