Anti-Aging Treatments in Calgary

Aesthetic Treatments in Calgary

Eye and Facial Aesthetic Services

Put your best face forward at our eye spa and explore our eye and facial aesthetics services!! We have technologies such as IPL, radio-frequency skin tightening and an array of medical grade skin care products and non-toxic cosmetics to help you look younger and more vibrant.

Radio-Frequency Therapy

For fine lines and wrinkles

  • Crows’ Feet
  • Fine lines and eye wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of bags under the eyes.

While most skin care professionals understand the basics of facial aesthetics, nobody is better suited to understand the eyelid and surrounding anatomy than your eye doctor. Treatments can range in length from 30-90 minutes depending on how much of the face is being treated. Treatments feel similar to a hot stone massage and are not painful.

How does Radio-Frequency work?

A handpiece is used to deliver focused energy just below the surface of the skin, causing collagen fibers to contract and induce immediate skin tightening. This RF energy also stimulates fibroblasts (our body’s repair system) to regenerate new collagen and elastin over time, resulting in substantial improvement in the appearance of wrinkles. Long term results are generally achieved with 4 sessions about 1 month apart with touch up treatments every few months to maintain results.

A before and after photo of radio frequency to remove crows' feet around the eyes
A before and after photo showing how radio frequency reduces wrinkles on the eyelids

Intense Pulsed Light

For Redness, Pigmented and Vascular Lesions

  • Facial and Ocular Rosacea
  • Uneven skin pigment, stable red or brown spots
  • Improves the evenness of skin color, tone and texture

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is ideal for redness and skin mottling in fair skinned individuals. Treatments range in length from 10-20 minutes depending on how much of the face is being treated. Discomfort is minimal with a snapping sensation similar to a small rubber band.

How does IPL work?

IPL (intense pulsed light) acts similarly to a laser but it contains a range of wavelengths as opposed to only one. This range allows the light to selectively pass through lighter tissue and be absorbed by pigments such as melanin (dark spots) and hemoglobin (blood). By targeting and destroying these pigments, unsightly spots and small blood vessels are reduced in appearance, giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance as seen in this before and after picture. This treatment is excellent for patients with rosacea and significantly reduces the redness and inflammation of the skin. Best results are achieved with 3-4 treatments a few weeks apart and maintenance treatments every few months to maintain results. There are certain precautions that must be taken prior to treatment including using high SPF sunblock and minimizing sun exposure.

 

A before and after photo of IPL (intense pulsed light) used on the face to reduce redness

Skin Care & Anti-Aging

Professional Grade Products

If you want a non-procedural option for younger looking skin, we now carry the Vivier Skin™ and AlumierMD™ line of medical grade skin care. We have options to treat many skin conditions including

  • Redness (often associated with rosacea and aging)
  • Fine lines and thinning skin (see video below)
  • Dark circles under the eyes and/or those that desire a lighter and more vibrant skin tone

These scientifically proven pharmaceutical grade products contain molecules specially formulated to rejuvenate the skin. Ask us which options may be right for you.

Please remember to enter clinic code 4034401299 when setting up your account. This will ensure we can provide service for any product related issues.

How does Vitamin C help your skin?

An image shows how vitamin c serum can revitalize your skin

The main factors contributing to skin aging are free radicals and oxidative stress. This stress can come from the environment, your diet, and your lifestyle. Vitamin C is well known as a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals. When combined with certain polyamines, it creates a synergistic effect that helps increase collagen production resulting in smoother skin and the reduction of fine lines and small wrinkles.

Vitamin C will also work in synergy with our sunscreens to give maximum protection and help to prevent future damage. It is known to also help improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, as well as help fade brown and age spots.

Vivier™ has developed a new anti-aging line with USP grade Vitamin C and a proprietary molecule called Polyamin-DAB™. They work to help repair the cellular DNA, activate collagen, restore antioxidant levels and make growth factors more efficient. The result of all this is increased firmness and hydration with more plump, elastic and youthful skin. With regular application, you will notice that skin texture is smoother and firmer resulting in a more even skin tone with a youthful glow.

An independent study showed that Vivier™ serums delivered 3 to 5 times more Vitamin C into the dermis and epidermis vs the competition. We chose to carry this line of serums because of its pharmaceutical grade purity and efficacy, its proven results, and best of all, it is Canadian!