Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQ Page 2017-01-25T13:42:57+00:00
How many SilkPeel treatments are needed? 2015-06-25T21:10:03+00:00

A typical treatment regimen consists of 6 treatments spaced 2 weeks apart with monthly maintenace treatments thereafter.  At your consultation your Skin Therapist will advise you as to the exact number of treatments and spacing ideal for your skin.

What are the 4 solutions that can be used with the SilkPeel? 2015-06-25T21:09:33+00:00

SilkPeel utilizes 4 specially formulated solutions to treat various skin conditions: Lumixyl Skin Brightening Solution, Clarifying Solution, Hydrating Solution and Vitamin C Solution.

The Lumixyl Solution employs cutting edge peptide technology to improve the appearance of discolouration and achieve a more even skin tone overall.  Treatment with the Lumixyl solution offers an accelerated approach to brightening that is effective and without the risk or irritation of other brightening agents.

The Clarifying formula provides relief for the most sensitive, acne prone skin.  The Clarifying formula combines Salicylic Acid and Aloe to promote a clear complexion overall and improve the appearance of cystic and pustule acne.

The Hydrating Solution is a nutrient rich moisturizing formula developed to quench the thirstiest skin.  This hydrating solution combines Hyaluornic Acid, Aloe and Chamomile to give you soft, supple, moisturized skin.

Sun, Stress and pollution can take a toll on skin at any age.  If your skin is looking tired and dull the Vitamin C solution is a great option.  The potent antioxidant formula helps to brighten, exfoliate and infuse your skin with an arsenal of targeted antioxidants to protect against free-radical damage.

What is SilkPeel Dermalinfusion? 2015-06-25T21:08:53+00:00

SilkPeel Dermalinfusion is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure.  The only technology to provide simultaneous exfoliation, evacuation and the delivery of condition-specific topical solutions.  SilkPeel Dermalinfusion offeres advanced skin care for almost every skin type and condition.  SilkPeels diamond tip wand exfoliates damaged skin cells, evenly abrading the top layer of the skin in order to deliver targeted formulations to the dermis.

Be it acne, aging, pigmentation or other ailments commonly affecting the skin, the Dermalinfusion process delivers specifically-formulated solutions deep into the skin without damaging its natural structure.  SilkPeel is customizable, effective and offers immediate results with no downtime.

This clinically-proven concept of skin re-surfacing can be used by itself, as a way to optimize your laser treatments or as teh finishing touch to a facial surgery procedure.

What are the advantages of Skin Tyte over other similar procedures? 2015-06-25T21:08:24+00:00

Skin Tyte is a treatment that can produce significant changes in one session, without pain. It allows the patient to return to daily activities almost immediately. Skin Tyte does not harm the epidermis in any way, and it is a procedure with very little risk. Skin Tyte lasers have a larger spot size and pulses faster, which shortens the time of treatment.

How many Skin Tyte treatments are needed? 2015-06-25T21:07:47+00:00

The Skin Tyte procedure is performed in a series of three to six sessions, lasting 45 minutes each, that are usually spaced four weeks apart.  Many patients choose to have treatments performed twice yearly to maintain results.

Who is a candidate for Skin Tyte treatments? 2015-06-25T21:07:17+00:00

Skin Tyte is particularly helpful for those who wish to improve the appearance of wrinkles and loose, sagging skin. It can be performed on all areas of the body and is safe for all skin types.

Skin Tyte is not a recommended treatment option for patients with connective tissue disease, autoimmune disorders or woman who are pregnant.

Is Skin Tyte treatment painful? 2015-06-25T21:06:47+00:00

Due to the epidermal cooling, the Skin Tyte procedure is not painful.  The patient will feel warmth during the treatment but nothing intolerable.

What is Skin Tyte (skin tightening)? 2017-01-25T13:42:58+00:00

Skin Tyte is a non-invasive treatment for skin laxity which is safer and more effective than ever before. Sciton Skin Tyte™ Broad Band Light offers safe infrared light energy and advanced skin cooling technology to comfortably deliver heat below the skin’s surface for increased tissue tightening and reduced skin laxity. This ground-breaking new technology is used to selectively heat the dermal collagen deep in your skin while at the same time cooling the epidermis (outer layer of skin) prior-to, during, and after treatment, reducing pain and minimizing internal thermal injury to adjacent skin structures. The result is partial coagulation and contraction of collagen which tightens the skin.

How many Micro-Dermabrasion treatments will I need? 2015-06-25T21:05:47+00:00

Maximum results can be achieved in anywhere from 4-12 treatments depending on the severity of the condition being treated.  For those people who just love the great exfoliation that they get with micro-dermabrasion there is no set amount of treatments. Some people come in on a regular basis to have treatment done like they would a regular facial treatment.

What can I expect after having a Micro-Dermabrasion Treatment? 2015-06-25T21:04:59+00:00

After your first treatment your skin will already feel softer, smoother and have a light pink glow.  You will find that your make-up will go on smoother and your skin will take your skin care products better.  The skin may feel as though it were sunburned or windburned, but this sensation should subside fairly quickly.  It is important to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized after having a treatment.  Your skin therapist will recommend the proper home skin care regimen to follow to guarantee the best results.

Does Micro-Dermabrasion treatment hurt? 2015-06-25T21:04:33+00:00

No. Microdermabrasion should not be painful or leave the patient with any lingering discomfort. However, microdermabrasion does cause a mild warming or tingling sensation that most patients describe in positive terms.

How is Micro-Dermabrasion treatment performed? 2015-06-25T21:04:07+00:00

Our Registered Nurse will start by cleansing the skin to remove any dirt, oil and make-up from the skin. She will then pass the diamond tip over the surface of your skin, providing gentle abrasion, or “polishing,” to remove the outer layer of old skin cells.  She will perform 3 passes with the hand piece.  Once she has completed she will apply a calming and soothing mist and serum followed by sunscreen.  Each treatment takes about 45 minutes to an hour.

What is Micro-Dermabrasion? 2015-06-25T21:03:38+00:00

Micro-dermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses a small diamond burr like tip to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin. Micro-dermabrasion also encourages the production of a new underlying layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin, which further improves your skin’s appearance. Micro-dermabrasion is much gentler than dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a more intensive procedure used to treat deeper facial lines, extreme sun damage, and scars.

Will my insurance cover the cost of my treatment? 2015-06-25T21:03:10+00:00

Unfortunately these procedures will not be covered by your health care insurance but for those with a “Health Care Spending Account” it is possible that there may be some coverage, so you may want to look into that option.  If not,  you can claim your treatment on your income tax.

How much does the treatment cost? 2015-06-25T21:02:34+00:00

The cost of the treatment depends on what type of treatment you are having done, the size of the area to be treated and the number of treatments you will need.  The cost of treatment including discussion of payment and package options will be given to you at your complementary consultation.  Fees range anywhere from $50-$450.

How many IPL treatments will I need? 2017-01-25T13:42:58+00:00

The number of treatments varies from person to person and depends on a number of factors including skin type, severity of the condition being treated, colour of hair (for hair removal procedures), health conditions, etc.  On average you can expect to be in the area of 6 treatments.

What can I expect after an IPL treatment? 2017-01-25T13:42:58+00:00

Redness and/or swelling and a warm sensation are normal after treatment although most patients experience no side effects.  If redness is present after treatment it usually only lasts for a few hours.  A cooling pack can be applied to the skin to ease these symptoms.

After only one photo-facial treatment, your skin will have a more even tone with a smoother look and feel. Sunspots will fade. Pore sizes will shrink. Fine lines and wrinkles will gradually decrease in size. These improvements will steadily increase with each treatment. Patients with rosacea will see a progressive decrease in redness with every treatment.

Pigmented lesions (sun spots) may crust over and slough off  8-10 days after treatment.   It is very important not to pick at them.  It is very important to use high SPF sunscreens on a daily basis to avoid the harmful effects of UV rays on your skin.

The results of IPL vein treatments may not be immediate.  After the treatment the vessels will gradually change from red to blue or purple in colour.  Then in the following weeks they will disappear.

In the case of hair removal, once the hair follicle has been thermally damaged the hair will remain in the follicle for several days to weeks after the treatment before falling out.  It will appear as though the hair is still growing but the body is actually shedding the hair from the destroyed follicle.

What is the recovery time after having IPL treatment? 2015-06-25T21:00:35+00:00

There is no recovery time associated with IPL treatments.  The IPL thermally destroys its target without any thermal effect to the surrounding tissue.  The surrounding tissue is maintained at a temperature below 50 degrees centigrade.

Unlike deep laser resurfacing which removes the entire epidermis leaving the skin vulnerable to infection and requires 3-4 weeks of patient downtime; IPL treatments can be performed over your lunch break and you can return to work immediately after.

Is IPL treatment painful? 2015-06-25T21:00:03+00:00

IPL treatments are not extremely painful. The IPL hand piece is cooled for optimal patient comfort and there is no need for topical anesthetic.  Some patients liken the feeling to that of an elastic band snapping against the skin.

Who is a candidate for IPL treatments? 2015-06-25T20:58:57+00:00

Almost all skin types can be treated with the IPL with the exception of very dark or tanned skin.  Pregnant women or people taking the acne medication Accutane should not be treated.  Also, those with complicated Diabetes, Pace makers or taking oral blood thinners cannot be treated.  At your complementary consultation your skin expert will assess whether you are an ideal candidate for the treatment based on medical history and skin type.

How is an IPL treatment performed? 2015-06-25T20:58:23+00:00

Our Registered Nurse will begin by first cleansing the skin to ensure there is no dirt, oil, make-up or build up of any other product on the skin that may interact with the IPL and increase your likelihood of complications.  You will then be asked to put on a pair of goggles to protect your eyes from the light.   She will first apply a layer of clear gel to the treatment area. She will then take the IPL hand piece and place it gently on the treatment area and a pulse of light will be released.  This will be continued until the whole treatment area has been covered.  When the treatment is complete, a cold compress will be applied to the treatment area for 10-15 minutes.  The compress will then be removed and a soothing toner and a sunscreen specifically designed for your skin type will be applied to the treatment area.  Treatment time will vary by procedure and size of the treatment area.

How does Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)/BroadBand Light (BBL) work? 2015-06-25T20:57:45+00:00

IPL/BBL transmits a precise beam of light through the skin which is absorbed by either the blood when treating vascular lesions which coagulates and closes the vessel or the melanin when treating pigmented lesions causing damage to the lesion.  The body’s natural processes then remove the injured tissue giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.  IPL also stimulates the fibroblast cells within the skin that produce collagen and elastin.  When performing IPL hair removal the hair follicle is thermally destroyed resulting in the inability to re-grow hair.