Elevate Magazine, November/December 2015, LUNCHTIME procedures
In today’s time-crunched world, people are looking to maximize their time with procedures that offer no downtime and little discomfort.
By: Catalina Margulis
FAST FACIALS What if you could get three facials in one and return to work with glowing skin after a simple, pampering one hour treatment? OxyGeneo is a “super facial” that pulls together three different treatments in one to achieve exfoliation, infusion and oxygenation for smoother, brighter, glowing skin. “It is efficient and offers immediate results,” says Dr. Diane Wong, a cosmetic physician and owner of Glow Medi Spa in Toronto. She adds that with repeated treatments, clients can see a reduction in fine lines, pores, acne breakouts and sun spots.
“When your skin is oxygenated, there is increasedcapillary blood flow and increased cell metabolism, so the skin will more readily accept the nutrients that are being infused, such as hyaluronic acid, peptides and retinol,” she explains.
Although there is no downtime, Dr. Wong says there can be minimal redness after the procedure, so she recommends doing it the day before a special event rather than the same day. Sensitive skin types may also want to avoid this procedure as it may aggravate inflammation. Dr. Wong recommends four to six treatments to start for best results, followed by seasonal visits for maintenance.
$145 for a one hour treatment
SMOOTH OPERATOR In fact, combining treatments can be not only time-saving, but also more effective. “One of our most popular treatments is VoluDerm, a new, lunchtime treatment with no pain or downtime,” says Dr. Wong. She explains that it involves a combination of treatments, including microneedling, radio-frequency and galvanic energy. “We combine it with Pollogen skin tightening and Selphyl platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to achieve an overall ‘wow’ result by stimulating hyaluronic acid and collagen production, as well as increasing the body’s own natural growth factors,” she says.
“[It] results in softer, smoother, tighter skin with a volumizing effect overall. It can be used anywhere on the face or body. It can also be used for those harder-to-treat areas, such as under the eyes, and to treat lines and wrinkles, crepey skin, skin irregularities or scars, skin laxity and even stretch marks,” says Dr. Wong.
“Depending on the skin type and the modality used in the treatment, clients will have some mild redness and swelling, usually lasting one to three hours. It is usually easy to cover with makeup. About one to three days later in some clients, there may be mild crusting, but it’s barely visible and also easily covered with makeup. It will slough naturally in a few days.” For best results, she recommends three to five treatments spaced two weeks apart, with maintenance visits once a year.
Approximately $2,100 for four treatments, although the cost of the treatment varies depending on the area(s) being treated
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