Although you will see results in as little as one treatment, to experience the most optimal results over time from the Microneedling process it is best to endure a series of treatments. We recommend three treatments, as that is when you will see the best results.
There are no serious side effects of the Microneedling procedure that you should be concerned about. Typically patients will notice redness of the skin for a few hours after the treatment, and some with sensitive skin might experience minimal bleeding. Both are normal reactions to the skin once the procedure is complete.
Start your Microneedling process with a consultation with one of our experienced aestheticians, depending on your skin type there may be precautions that you should take before coming in for your Microneedling treatment. Here are a few things that you should do to prepare for your consultation and your microneedling appointment:
- Discuss the medications that you are currently taking with your aesthetician to ensure that they won’t interfere with your treatment
- Ensure that you are drinking enough water to stay hydrated during the procedure
- Discuss the ways to eliminate any discomfort that you may experience during the procedure
- Avoid any direct sunlight approximately 24 hours prior to your treatment
There are many benefits of the microneedling procedure, including but not limited to; increasing the production of collagen to strengthen and plump your skin, improving the look of scars, clearing signs of rosacea and eliminating wrinkles or sun damage. Microneedling can also help your at-home skin care treatments, the small punctures in the skin can increase absorption, which helps the products work in a more efficient way.
Each individual’s pain tolerance is different, therefore some might experience discomfort during the invasive procedure, and others may think that this process is painful. To eliminate any discomfort we offer numbing cream that can be applied on the targeted area prior to the treatment.
The duration of the Microneedling procedure will depend on the area that is being treated, but on average the procedure typically takes around 30 minutes to complete.
During the first 12 hours after your spray tan, the bronzer may slightly rub off on lighter clothing and sheets. If it does being a natural sugar based solution it will wash out very easily.
Do not shower for 12 hours after your spray tan! Final results won’t be seen until after you have your first shower.
Your tan can last between 5-10 days, depending on how often you maintain your skin care such as moisturizing. Ask us about our face and body lotion extenders for purchase at your appointment. These extenders will help you extend your tan past 10 days.
Bar soaps, products with Sodium Laureyl Sulfate (SLS) and mineral oil as well as petroleum based product. Will all contribute to your tan fading more rapidly. Avoid long hot baths and exposure to chlorinated water. Any skin care products with Alpha Hydroxy, Glycolic or Salicylic Acid, Retin-A and Retinol will fade your tan more quickly as well.
The FAR Infrared Blanket is not for everyone—always consult your family doctor before trying a new treatment. Individuals with skin disorders, lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Hemophilia, fever and heat sensitivity or women who are pregnant are not recommended to have this treatment. If you are feeling unwell or have recently eaten, you should postpone your session.
We recommend clients limit their FAR Infrared Blanket sessions to three a week. Leaving a full day in between sessions is also recommended so the body can dispose of toxins fully.
One FAR Infrared Blanket session can burn approximately 500-700 calories—this is equivalent to running at 5mph for 60 minutes. To maximize the results from your sauna blanket session, try exercising just prior to to your appointment as your body will already be in calorie burning state thus burning more right off the bat.
The appeal of regular saunas are their ability to cause bodily reactions similar to those of moderate exercise such as increased heart rate and vigorous sweating. Infrared saunas achieve the same results but at a much lower temperature putting the body through less stress.
The Elos Plus is a state of the art Syneron Candela medical grade laser—also known as the complete aesthetic workstation that uses a combination of optical energy with bi-polar radio frequency for safe and effective treatments on all skin types. The Elos Plus has many different applicators that can treat a wide variety of client’s needs. The Motif Vantage applicator is used for laser hair removal and achieves permanent hair reduction of pigmented and minimally pigmented hair on all skin types. Through a combination of (electric) Diode and (RF) radio frequency energy, the Elos Plus Motif is able to treat targets with lower optical absorption ( i.e. light hair & collagen). Unlike other laser hair removal technologies, the Elos Plus Motif targets and destroys the hair follicle without impacting the surrounding skin. An added unique cooling feature within the Motif Vantage applicator also ensures that patients with sensitive skin are comfortable during the treatment.
Besides laser hair removal, Elos Plus treats a variety of skin irregularities such as: acne, acne scars, facial and spider veins, vascular lesions, wrinkles, rosacea, straie (stretch marks), leg veins and beard bumps. With the wide range of treatments, the Elos Plus is completely versatile and well equipped to give you the results that you have only ever dreamed of.
The Elos Plus, as stated above, uses the most advanced technology to ensure amazing results on any treatment and patient. Therefore, all patients will experience safe and effective treatments on all skin types. Your experience will exclude downtime or recovery time after your laser hair removal treatments. Although we suggest that you stay out of the sun for approximately one to two weeks after your treatments, there are no other requirements or side effects of laser hair removal with the Elos Plus laser. The number of treatments vary depending on the area of skin being treated but this will be determined during your first consultation at Elegance Sculpting.
If it’s your first time getting laser hair removal, here are a few pointers before you head to your appointment at Elegance Sculpting. For optimal results and to avoid the possibility of hyperpigmentation it is recommended you keep the area that will be treated out of direct sunlight for one to two weeks before your first treatment. Prior to your appointment, shave the area you desire to treat—this allows the laser to not target the visible hair but the actual hair follicle below the skin. Avoid waxing, tweezing or plucking the hairs prior to your treatment, that way the laser can target the hair follicle and prevent future grow back.
After your Elos Plus laser hair removal treatment, the treated skin may feel sensitive, warm and slightly irritated. These mild side effects quite common and will be gone within 24 hours of your treatment. Ensure the treated skin stays out of direct sunlight and avoid procedures such as microdermabrasion, exfoliating or the use of harsh products that may irritate the area. Clients can expect hair growth will decrease within the four week span of their approximately six treatments. During this time you can shave your hair, but do not pluck, wax or tweeze your hair as the hair follicle is most important part in this clinical procedure.
Elos Plus hair removal is the most comfortable laser hair removal experience on the market. With the Motif applicator’s unique cooling technique, discomfort is very minimal and painful pulses shortened.
Results will start to become noticeable within the two to four weeks after your very first treatment. We recommend that you only shave the area in between sessions, as other methods of hair removal like waxing or plucking will remove the follicle, which is what we want to destroy
A full Elos Plus hair removal treatment takes approximately six to eight sessions to complete, each staggered three to four weeks apart. Depending on the surface area and the amount of hair being removed, the process takes less than a year in total. Multiple sessions are required for a successful laser hair removal treatment as the hair follicle must be targeted during the growth cycle. By the end of your sessions, you are left with only permanently smooth skin.
Results are typically permanent, however after a full treatment has been completed you may want an annual session to maintain the quality of results. This highly depends on your hair colour and density of hair.
Elos Plus laser hair removal can be started at any time of the year as sessions require no downtime; however, it is recommended that you begin sessions approximately ten month prior to your desired “hairless” date. The fall is usually the perfect time to begin laser hair removal with Elos Plus as unwanted hair will be gone before next summer. It is also recommended that your treated skin stays removed from direct sunlight for approximately two to four week prior to your session thus making sweater season the perfect time. As always use SPF 30 or higher sunscreen when sun exposure cannot be avoided.
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We use SunnaSmile, an advanced gel treatment that targets deep stains leaving a fresh white smile. When absorbed by the LED light energy, the SunnaSmile minty-fresh gel photo-chemically “excites” peroxide molecules causing them to break down faster. The activating energy improves the performance of whitening and provides visible results in just 20 minutes!
With only five days of at-home SunnaSmile treatments, you can achieve teeth up to eight shades whiter.
SunnaSmile was designed with sensitive teeth in mind. It is safe on enamel, gums and a registered natural product. The small percentage of people experience slight discomfort after treatments, say it goes away within 10 minutes (this is rare).
SunnaSmile is safe for anyone over the age of 12 and is safe for those with veneers, caps or gingivitis. Although there are no government restrictions on using SunnaSmile during pregnancy, we recommend you contact your physician before booking your appointment.
Let’s put it this way, just one at-home SunnaSmile treatment has the same power as 50 tubes of whitening toothpaste, 25 dental whitening syringes and five packages of whitening strips. Not only is it more cost effective than other leading brands, it is a safe and natural product
If you can book your annual dental cleaning prior to booking your SunnaSmile appointment or using your at-home kit, your teeth will take take to the product more efficiently.
UltraShape is an non-invasive body treatment that targets and destroys fat in stubborn areas reducing circumference in as little as two weeks. Although healthy eating and exercise can significantly reduce fat, UltraShape can reach the stubborn fat that your hard work isn’t reaching. By using an unique pulsed ultrasound technology with a controlled depth, the UltraShape treatment has the ability to selectively destroy fat cells without harming the surrounding tissue.
UltraShape appointments are comfortable and leave no numbness post-appointment. Side effects are extremely rare and patients usually resume their daily activities immediately after their sessions.
Our professionals recommend a series of three treatments each two weeks apart for best results. UltraShape results are permanent and destroyed fat cells will not regrow; however, surrounding fat cells may increase in size so maintaining a healthy lifestyle with good nutrition and exercise is still recommended.
After just two weeks patients can expect visible results. After three treatments, our patients routinely lose two to three inches off their waist and drop up to two dress sizes.
Once the fat cells are destroyed, the liver processes the waste and eliminates naturally through the body.
UltraShape is ideal for people with that struggle with areas stubborn fat but has best results when used in addition to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. UltraShape is not recommended for major weight loss.
VelaShape is the first FDA-approved, non-invasive body contouring treatment to treat cellulite. Over 3.5 million patients worldwide can detest to being satisfied with Syneron Candela’s elōs technology, VelaShape III. Combining IR (infrared), bi-polar RF (radiofrequency) and vacuum technology, the VelaShape III can precisely and effectively heat the tissue and improve overall skin texture and laxity.
Most patients compare the feeling of VelaShape III to the same as a warm, deep-tissue massage. The treatment is non-invasive and appropriate for patients with a very low pain tolerance.
The exact cause of cellulite is unknown, yet it impacts approximately 90% of females at some point in their life. Cellulite is an orange-peel appearance your skin can develop when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin. In women, this connective tissue the fat cells are arranged vertically but in men the tissue structure is criss-crossed. As we age and our skin becomes thinner, cellulite is more likely to be visible
You may notice your skin being firmer and tighter after just one treatment with a gradual improvement in the weeks following. For best results, most professionals recommend a 10-week treatment regime (typically three to six sessions). Along with cellulite reduction, most patients notice a reduction in circumference on treated area.
VelaShape III results can last from six to 12 months. Depending on your grade of cellulite, our professionals can help you determine the best plan to maintain your results with a combination of VelaShape III treatments and an active lifestyle.
Because VelaShape III is extremely safe and non-invasive, most people are good candidates for the treatments. It is safe and effective for all skin colors and skin types to treat the thighs, buttocks, abdomen and love handles. VelaShape III treatments should not be performed on broken skin or on patients with metal implants in the desired treatment area.
UltraShape and Velashape are designed to work hand in hand with another. UltraShape is used to target and destroy fat cells reducing circumference and stubborn fat (think of the pinchable areas such as flanks, lower abdominal, etc). Whereas, VelaShape is designed to release the tension in the internal fibrous bands with its infrared (IR) and bi-polar RF (radiofrequency) technology to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.