Skin Rejuvenation in Burlington

Skin rejuvenation is a process that aims to reserve the visible signs of aging by diminishing wrinkles and lines. It also works to enhance sagging areas of the skin leaving the skin with a youthful appearance. Both surgical and medical procedures make this process successful.

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Skin Rejuvenation

Skin rejuvenation is a process that aims to reserve the visible signs of aging by diminishing wrinkles and lines. It also works to enhance sagging areas of the skin leaving the skin with a youthful appearance. Both surgical and medical procedures make this process successful.

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1 – Microdermabrasion Treatment

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment used to exfoliate the skin. The tool used for this procedure has a diamond-shaped tip that brushes the skin’s surface along with a gentle vacuum. Dead cells are removed through microdermabrasion resulting in soft skin as well as the regeneration of new skin cells. At Chellsey Medi-Spa Clinic, we ensure that our clients are getting the best results where we combine microdermabrasion with a full facial including a mask, creams, high frequency, and extractions!

Our latest technology, Microdermabrasion (Derma Bod) is a non-invasive treatment that gently extracts cells to treat imperfections on the surface of the skin such as acne, scarring, blemishes, sun damage, pores, pigmentation, blackheads, stretch marks, and wrinkles. The procedures are performed by applying aluminum oxide crystals on the surface of the skin for a gentle scrape of damaged skin cells to produce healthier and newer looking skin. Elastin and collagen fibers are also stimulated during the procedure which improves skin texture and elasticity. Blood supply is increased as a result of the vacuum effect which works by stimulating micro-circulation. This in turn provides essential nutrients requires for skin rejuvenation. The treatments include a soft, soothing mark as well as a moisturizer.

Who can benefit?

Microdermabrasion is for everyone! Both men and women of any skin type or color and who are looking for healthier and newer looking skin can benefit from this treatment.

  • Reducing early aging lines
  • Sun-damaged skin / photo damage
  • Melasma (irregular brown patches)
  • Revitalize dull skin
  • Reduction of fine lines
  • Hyper-pigmentation (brown patches and age spots)
  • Improve and control acne
  • Refine enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Surgical scars
  • Pre-Photodynamic Therapy treatment
  • Improving overall skin health
What improvements can I expect?

The results to expect after undergoing microdermabrasion treatment are softer, smoother, brighter-looking skin. You can also expect to see less of color pigmentation, age spots, acne scarring, and large pores. If you had clogged pores due to acne with white and blackheads, you will see an improvement! New collagen is stimulated through this procedure resulting in firmer-looking skin.

What areas can be treated?

Areas that are usually treated include the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, arms and hands.

How long does each treatment take?

The microdermabrasion treatment is generally performed in 15 to 30 minutes depending on the areas being treated.

How many treatments will I need?

It is recommended that a series of about 6 sessions are performed, 2-4 weeks apart.

Can I benefit from just one treatment?

Benefits can be seen from one treatment of microdermabrasion, especially if you have an upcoming special event. You would certainly be left with smoother, glowing skin instantly. Also, because it is a non-invasive procedure (much milder than a light chemical peel), no recovery time is required. You can expect to resume your regular activities immediately post-treatment.

Can I have this treatment in combination with other procedures?

Microdermabrasion can be combined with other anti-aging procedures such as chemical peels, intense pulsed light (IPL or BBL), BOTOX COSMETICS, and injectable fillers (i.e. Juvederm, Restylane, etc). To maintain the effects of the procedures however, it is recommended that sun protection and anti-aging products are used regularly. The dermatologists at Toronto Dermatology Centre and their experienced staff can customize a treatment plan for you.

Microdermabrasion Face & Neck60 minutes$120
Microdermabrasion Treatment Face60 minutes$100
Series of five treatments $499

2 – Chemical peels

Chemical peels are an excellent choice for treating problem areas on the arms, legs, back, chest, hands, and feet, as well as the face. All Care Derma & Aesthetics Clinic, chemical peels are often performed in conjunction with other laser procedures and skincare products to help treat all types of skin conditions including rough, dehydrated, sun-damaged, or acneic skin, as well as keratosis pilaris, pseudofolliculitis barbae (ingrown hairs), eczema and psoriasis.

Chemical Peel FAQ

1. How many types of chemical peels are there?
2. What should I do before the chemical peel?
3. How is a chemical peel performed?
4. What is the recovery time for a chemical?
5. How long does the peel treatment last?
6. How do I know which peel strength to choose?
7. Are there any side effects?
8. How often should I have a peel treatment?
9. Can I do other cosmetic treatments with chemical peels?

1. How many types of chemical peels are there?

There are three types of chemical peels:

Superficial peel – the mildest chemical peel that is safe for use on all skin types. Typically, superficial chemical peel uses mild solutions such as glycolic acid or dry ice. Also known as AHA, glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid derived from sugar cane. Since it only targets the most superficial layers of the skin, glycolic acid peel is ideal to smooth finer lines and improve the skin’s texture and tone.

Medium peel – harsher than superficial peel and causes a second-degree burn of the skin. Known as TCA, trichloroacetic acid is the common peeling agent used in a medium chemical peel. Because it penetrates deeper than the glycolic peel, TCA peel is great to remove wrinkles, pigmentation, and blemishes. However, the treated skin requires protection from sun exposure and may take longer to recover.

Deep peel – the harshest chemical peel that can penetrate through several layers of skin, effectively treat problems such as deeper wrinkles, severe age and sun spots, etc. Phenol is typically used for a deep peel. Deep peels may bleach the skin and should not be used on dark-skinned patients.

2. What should I do before the chemical peel?

A couple of weeks before your chemical peel procedure, it’s helpful to prep your skin by cleansing it two times a day, applying a moisturizer once or twice daily, and applying sunscreen every day. It is important to consult with a qualified cosmetic specialist to determine your precise skincare regimen prior to a chemical peel.

Individuals using Tretinoin (e.g. Retin-A, Vitamin A Acid, etc.), AHA’s (e.g. Glycolic acid), topical acne medications (e.g. Benzamycin, Clindoxyl, BenzaClin, Differin, Stievamycin, etc.) or any product which is drying or irritating must stop the product at least 3 – 5 days before the peel. This will help to avoid excessive peeling, exfoliation and irritation. These products may be resumed as tolerated when there is no irritation, usually approximately 3 – 5 days after the chemical peel treatment.

3. How is a chemical peel performed?

Most chemical peel procedures begin with prepping the skin either with skincare treatments or with microdermabrasion. A licensed professional will scrub your skin and use a mild toner to remove any oils before gently applying layers of an acidic solution to peel away the aged surface of the skin.

Depending on the procedure, the solution is left on your face for a certain period of time before the product is removed. Then your skin will be wiped clean and an antibacterial cream will be applied to help with comfort and healing.

4. What is the recovery time for a chemical peel?

Recovery time after a chemical peel is dependant on the type of peel. After a chemical peel procedure, your skin may feel tight or sunburned. The proper skincare regimen is important to speed up the healing process, enhance results, prevent infections, and skin color changes.

Cleansing, moisturizing, using sunscreen are highly recommended after a chemical peel. Avoid sun exposure during the early healing period. In addition, do not attempt excessive facial expressions for a few days after the procedure, which can lead to tearing and bleeding of the skin. And do NOT peel off any loose skin, as this can result in scarring.

5. How long does the peel treatment last?

The peel solution is applied to the skin for anywhere from 10 – 60 minutes, depending on the skin’s tolerance and the type of peel. As part of your peel service, a complimentary cleansing facial, which usually takes 30 – 60 minutes, is performed prior to the peel at All Care Derma & Aesthetics Clinic.

6. How do I know which peel strength to choose?

At your appointment time, your skin will be assessed by an experienced aesthetician in order to determine the peel strength most suitable for you. In general, the concentration of peel is gradually increased with each treatment in order to maximize results.

7. Are there any side effects?

In the right hands, side effects with chemical peels are rare and mild. Most individuals are able to return to work or regular activities immediately after their mild peeling treatment. At All Care Derma & Aesthetics Clinic, your treatment will be performed by Dermatologist who has performed hundreds of treatments.

After a peel treatment, one may notice slight redness for up to 24 hours. This is a normal and expected occurrence indicating that the peel solution is doing its job. Sensitivity to sunlight may occasionally occur and may be prevented by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Dry, flaky skin or light crusting may last up to 4 or 5 days after peel.

8. How often should I have a chemical peel treatment?

Frequency of chemical peel is dependant on the type of peel. In the case of milder peel, to achieve optimal results, we recommend a series of 4 – 6 peels approximately every 4 weeks. Results are cumulative, so the more peels you have, the better the results. Periodic peels thereafter help to maintain your results. However, repeated peel are not recommended for deep peel.

9. Can I do other cosmetic treatments with a chemical peel?

Botox and fillers (e.g. Restylane) may be done immediately after a peel treatment as long as there is no scabbing in the area to be treated. Facial waxing or other facial treatments should wait at least 5 days after a peel to avoid excessive irritation.