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Slow Your Aging With Fractora

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A summer spent smiling, laughing, and having fun in the sun is a sign of a season well spent. As the warm weather begins to wind down and we slowly begin to spend more time indoors, we can start to notice the effects a long summer has had on us. Once our tans start to fade and we are no longer sporting that summer glow, fine lines, looser skin, and the skin texture that was once more disguised under the hot sun are now becoming more apparent and obvious.

The last thing you want is to look tired, or even worse, aged, after you have just enjoyed your summer outside. Instead of hiding away from the mirrors inside your house, why not slow the harsh effects of aging altogether, and restore your skin so you can look and feel younger for yet another season.

If you have looked into cosmetic procedures before and haven’t found what you are looking for, Fractora Skin Treatment may just be the right fit for you. Let’s take a look at the ins and outs of this treatment, and see if we can get that summer smile back on your face!

What is Fractora Skin Treatment?

Fractora is an innovative, non-invasive, non-surgical fractional skin treatment technology that utilizes radio-frequency energy to tighten, tone, and restore the tautness to skin. This treatment is suitable for the jaw, under the eyes, on the cheeks, and the forehead. Fractora can also be used to improve skin texture, and to treat acne scarring. Similar to a facial, the result of the Fractora skin treatment is a more even skin tone and texture, tighter pores, smoother and firmer skin, and even reduced wrinkles! This is some of the finest in skin rejuvenation available today.

How Does It Work?

As mentioned, the Fractora skin treatment uses radio-frequency to target troubled areas on the face. First, a numbing gel or cream will be applied prior to the treatment, so any discomfort is minimal. During the treatment, energy is directed from a small device to the specific areas of concern, sending concentrated radio frequency. The energy is directed from tiny pins, which send gentle heat just below the dermis, the inner layer of skin, which in turn stimulate new collagen production. At the same time the heat is delivered inside the tissue to stimulate collagen production, the radio frequency energy dissipates or removes the skin on the surface as well.

What Can I Expect?

The Fractora skin treatment will improve the overall skin tone and texture to your targeted area, giving you a more youthful look. This more natural, but definitely noticeable improvement is helped in part by the increase in collagen production as well. Each treatment can be completed within just thirty minutes, and you will be able to see significant improvement within just two weeks after the treatment.

There is little downtime with Fractora, due to the tiny pins, which promote faster healing. Fractora is also safe for all skin tones, without the risk of hyperpigmentation that can result from some laser treatments.

Additionally, Fractora can be tailored for each patient’s needs. Your doctor will be able to choose the depth, energy level, and density for each treatment and each patient in order to obtain the desired results that were previously only possible to achieve through surgery. Depending on the individual, approximately 3 treatments within a four to six week interval will provide the best results. This is due to more collagen developing, and your skin continuing to improve.

Fractora At Clearview MediSpa

The Fractora skin treatment couldn’t be easier. It is a fairly quick treatment, with very little downtime, and will help you get the more youthful appearance you are looking for without an invasive surgical procedure.

While you may experience some tightness, redness, and swelling at the treatment sites, it will fade within a few days. By that time, you will also be able to apply makeup again. This treatment is so innovative, you are able to resume all your normal activities immediately post-treatment. After your treatment, we will be able to send you off smiling with post-treatment recommendations in order to minimize any possible complications.

The Fractora skin treatment can give your skin that rejuvenated, younger appearance that you so need as a refresh to start the next season off right. If you would like to learn more about Fractora skin treatment, book a free consultation with us. We would love to help you get your glow back!

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What You Need to Prepare Before Your Next Procedure

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Whether you are brand new to the world of cosmetic surgery, or even if this isn’t your first time around the block, it can be very easy to get caught up in the excitement of the finished product ahead. Before you can enjoy your results, there are a few things you need to prepare before your next procedure is underway.

While the steps to preparing may differ based on your chosen procedure, generally you want to make sure that you have fully thought through the before, during, and after of your selection prior to actually receiving your treatment.

Here’s your to-do list of what you need to prepare before your next procedure:

  • Research your procedure
    • Based on a number of factors, there may be multiple procedure options for your targeted problem areas. Preliminary research into procedures available for your needs will help to give you an idea of what to plan for. For example, some procedures, by design, are less invasive than others, such as Body TITE versus Liposuction, and will require less healing and recovery time.
  • Schedule a consultation
    • An initial consultation with a specialist cosmetic surgeon will help to set realistic expectations of the procedure you have chosen. This consultation will give you a better idea of whether you are on the right track towards your expected outcome.
  • Get your financing in order
    • Before you commit to any procedure, make sure there is a payment or financing option that suits you.
  • Request the appropriate time off
    • Many cosmetic procedures, but not all, will require time off work. Depending on your chosen procedure, you may need as little as no time off, or as much as six weeks off of work. This also depends on the physical intensity of your job, as less strenuous jobs will allow you to return to work sooner than more laborious jobs.
  • Pack for your overnight stay
    • Sometimes an overnight stay is required post-procedure. Is this is the case, be sure to have everything you need packed in an overnight bag before you head out on the day of your procedure. This should include anything that will make you feel comfortable, relaxed, and able to get a good night’s rest after your procedure. Don’t forget your toothbrush!
  • Arrange post-procedure travel
    • Whether your procedure requires an overnight stay or not, you may be more comfortable having your travel home arranged ahead of time. Driving may be uncomfortable post-procedure, and you always want to make sure you are being safe, and taking the proper precautions when heading home.
  • Prepare your personal after-care plan
    • If you are taking time off work post-procedure, and are advised to be resting to aid in your recovery, make sure you have arranged for all your day-to-day needs to be taken care of. It could be as simple as making sure you have enough food to skip your weekly grocery shop, or dropping the kids off at their grandparents house to give you a night off. Either way, make sure you are prepared so the only thing you have to think about post-procedure, is your recovery.
  • Know what you have to avoid
    • As mentioned before, some procedures require a break from physical activity or time off work. Blepharoplasty, for example, also requires you to keep your eyelid area clean and dry for up to two weeks post surgery. It is very important to have your post-procedure instructions of do’s and do-not’s very clear, so your recovery is smooth sailing.

 

If you have narrowed down your procedure wish list and are ready for a consultation, or if you need help with your procedure research, contact Clearview MediSpa to schedule a personalized consultation today, and get your pre-procedure to-do list started!

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BodyFX: The Finishing Touch You’ve Been Looking For

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Even after committing to years of healthy eating and a vigorous exercise routine, it is entirely possible to still have areas that don’t look exactly the way we want them to. An issue you can face with a proper diet and exercise alone is that, most of the time, we will proportionally shrink all over, making it very difficult to specifically target one area of the body.

BodyFX, also referred to as body contouring, could be the finishing touch to finish your work-in-progress body that you have been looking for. BodyFX allows us to target the areas that concern us the most, allowing us to finally achieve the look you have been working towards.

How Does BodyFX Work?

BodyFX is a safe, non-invasive procedure that combines the technology of radio frequency with a high voltage pulse. Together, the pulse destroys the fat cells in the targeted area, while the radio frequency tightens the skin, creating the overall tightened and contoured look. The combination of these elements, along with the monitored temperature control during the procedure to prevent the risk of thermal injury, permanently kills the fat cells.

Along with reduced fat in the targeted areas, patients can also enjoy the tighter, more contoured look of their skin, as well as an improvement in the lumpy, irregular skin, also called cellulite. Common treatment areas for the BodyFX procedure include: the stomach (upper and lower abdomen), the hips, outer thighs, the buttocks, the bra line, and the upper arms.

Treatment Plan

As is standard with many cosmetic procedures and surgeries, the results and number of treatments will vary from patient to patient. Typically, BodyFX varies between 6 to 8 sessions, with one session per week, before the desired results are achieved.

The final number of sessions will depends both on the advice of the physician, and the look you are hoping to achieve. At the completion of the final treatment, patients are able to immediately return to their full, normal activities and routine, with no down time or discomfort. Due to the speed of the treatment and the recovery time, this procedure is a great option for most patients looking to tighten and contour their body.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most questions and concerns specific to the procedure will be answered in your initial consultation. To be sure this procedure, and the timing, is right for you, be sure to check out the recovery time, financial options, and other frequently asked questions you may wish to discuss further with your cosmetic surgeon during your consultation.

BodyFX at Clearview MediSpa

Clearview MediSpa offers a wide range of procedures and surgeries to accommodate your body goals. If the BodyFX procedure sounds like the right fit for you, now is the time to get that finishing touch on the body you have worked so hard for. During the month of August, Clearview MediSpa is offering a promotion of $250 off of your BodyFX treatment.

Contact us to schedule your personalized consultation today, and be one step closer to your dream body.

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Take Your Pick: Liposuction or Body TITE

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Summer is finally here! Time to shed those layers and soak up some sun at your favourite beach, patio or park. Summer also means short shorts, bathing suits, and nowhere to hide your least favourite body parts. We all have them: problem areas. Those extra inches which keep you from strutting your stuff and feeling flawless.

Don’t spend another summer hiding under beach wraps, and falling asleep wishing for your dream body. There are great cosmetic surgery options that will truly have you saying: I woke up like this!

 

Liposuction

Even if you lead a healthy lifestyle, eating well and exercising regularly, there are areas that simply don’t respond to these traditional body-shaping attempts. Liposuction can be a valuable treatment to target excess body fat in certain areas that make your body look out of proportion. This surgical procedure involves removing the unwanted fat deposits in a process that can be thought of like vacuuming.

The removal of these unwanted, stubborn fat deposits can result in smoother-looking skin, and less dimpling in treated areas. Some of the common areas for Liposuction include, the abdomen, hips and thighs, and the buttocks.

Though Liposuction doesn’t require an overnight stay, you will want to come in for follow-up visits for your recovery to be monitored. It is advised to take about a week off of work to aid in your recovery. After this first week, you should be fine to head back to work, but not to get back to exercising. Two weeks off of light exercise, and strenuous exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks, depending on the person and how the recovery is going. Make sure you plan your procedure accordingly to have the sufficient time to recover properly and safely.

 

Body TITE Body Firming

If you’re looking to take your cosmetic changes to the next level Body TITE Body Firming may be the right fit for you. Similar to Liposuction, Body TITE targets problem areas to remove unwanted fat deposits to result in smoother-looking skin. The procedure uses a patented RFAL technology, which gently melts and removes your unwanted fat. This is done through an incision in an inconspicuous location, which means there is minimal discomfort and bruising post-procedure.

Additionally, the body contouring, skin tightening, and reduction of cellulite available with this procedure may just be what you’re looking for to be the right fit for you. This minimally invasive procedure is a popular option for the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, knees, back, and arms!

Since this procedure is so minimally invasive, not only is there no overnight stay, but you will be able to resume your full, normal routine shortly after. The only small post-procedure catch: you will be required to wear a compression garment to aid your recovery and result. The most exciting part of the BodyTITE procedure, is that you will be able to see the result of your treatment immediately!

 

Picking Your Procedure

You may be nervous to undergo a cosmetic procedure, or need more information on which procedure is best suited for you. With your personalized consultation, you will be able to gain further insight into just what to expect with each procedure. At Clearview MediSpa, our facilities have state-of-the-art equipment, and our staff, with industry leading expertise, is dedicated to giving you the best possible care.

Liposuction and Body TITE are both fantastic options to fulfill your body goals this summer, with long-lasting results you can enjoy for years to come! If you are leaning more towards Liposuction or Body TITE and need more information, we can help! Book your free consultation today.

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Are Wrinkles Aging You?

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For the most part, we all love being mistaken for being younger than our age. The golden question, “Can I see your ID?” – rings as music to our ears. However, what happens when people ask if you are OLDER than you actually are?

We’ve already discussed the bad habits that are causing your wrinkles, including not wearing sunscreen, not getting enough sleep, and smoking. Even if your saintly self avoids all of these wrinkle-inducing habits, you may still have developed wrinkles over the years from smiling or laughing – how unfair!

Wrinkles are a natural part of aging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reduce the look of wrinkles, possibly taking years off your look!

Forma Wrinkle Treatment

Forma technology is a great option for the treatment of wrinkles on the face, neck, and body. Forma uses advanced radio-frequency to stimulate the formation of new collagen, something the skin is lacking where wrinkles exist. By improving the skin’s elasticity, the area will have a rejuvenated, tightened appearance that is long-lasting.

Treatment Areas and Procedure Details

While it can be a sensitive topic to address what you don’t love about your appearance, there is no need to be intimidated about the Forma treatment. Both treatments are non-invasive, with no downtime, and suited for all skin types, making almost anyone a good candidate!

Forma is designed to target the face, neck, and chest, which have more delicate skin than the rest of the body.

Though there will be noticeable results after just one session of Forma, depending on the laxity of the skin and progression of the wrinkles, it is recommended to receive between six to eight sessions for long-lasting results. A maintenance treatment is also recommended every three months.

Benefits of Forma

As we age, our body and skin doesn’t have the natural elasticity it once did. Between the Forma treatment, you will be able to treat your troubled skin basically from head to toe. The main benefits of the Forma treatment include, tighter skin and improved appearance of deep wrinkles. These treatments will also show a reduction of fine lines, and collagen production (which ads to the tighter skin appearance) will be accelerated.

Forma at Clearview MediSpa

To reduce the look of wrinkles and firm up trouble areas, Forma is great options to throwback to your younger-self, everyday! For the month of July, Clearview MediSpa has a special offer on this treatment to help kick-start your rejuvenation. Book a series of six Forma treatments for just $1000 – a savings of $350 off!

If you want to refresh your look and love every inch of your body again, Clearview can help. Contact us to schedule a personalized consultation today.

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The Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures For Men

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Did you know the amount of men opting for cosmetic procedures is on the rise? In the last five years or so, men’s aesthetic surgery has actually been booming. So what are the most common procedures for men? Let’s take a look.

 

Male Breast Reduction/Pectoral Implants

Women aren’t the only ones choosing chest augmentations to enhance their body image and self-esteem. Many men are looking to boost their self-esteem as well with either breast reductions or pectoral implants.

 

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, colloquially known as a nose job, is a procedure that can help redefine the shape of your nose. Many people opt for this cosmetic procedure when they are unsatisfied with the appearance of their nose, whether this is due to a broken nose or proportions they are unhappy with.

 

BOTOX

As a minimally invasive and effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, it’s no surprise that this wrinkle treatment is growing in popularity amongst men.

 

Body Contouring

Fat reduction procedures are growing increasingly common amongst men. Procedures like Body TITE are popular because they reduce excess fat as well as tighten the skin around it with a minimally invasive procedure. Although these procedures aren’t a replacement for a healthy lifestyle, many people struggle with weight loss, cellulite, and problem areas – and yes, that includes men too.

 

Blepharoplasty

Constant under eye circles and puffiness is a universal problem. Men and women alike may have trouble with under eye circles and puffiness, even after a full night’s rest. In fact, a more youthful appearance could be achieved with blepharoplasty, and it’s no surprise that this is something men and women alike would want.

 

Are you ready to improve your self-confidence? Whether you’re excited about your procedure, a little bit nervous, or still unsure, you can contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have!

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How To Get Full Lips

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If you yearn for full, beautiful, luscious lips you should know that they’re within reach. Yes, there are plenty of options to achieve the full, sultry lips you have always wanted. Here are your options for plumping your pout:

 

Beauty Tricks

Some beauty tricks help you achieve full lips. Exfoliating, for example, can give you a rosier looking mouth. Stimulate the tissue with a plumping gloss that contains spices such as black pepper or cinnamon helps plump up your lips by mildly irritating the skin.

 

Lip Treatments

Boost the collagen in your lips with a lip treatment. These treatments work to bind water to your lips to help keep them looking moisturized, healthy and full.

 

Makeup

You can use your makeup bag to make your lips appear fuller. Opting for light coloured lipsticks, for instance, will magnify the appearance of your lips. Topping off your lipstick with gloss will have a similar effect, especially when it’s applied strategically in the centre of your top and bottom lips.

 

Dermal Fillers

Okay, so beauty tricks, lip treatments, and makeup don’t seem to do your lips justice. Dermal fillers are a quick and easy way to plump your pout and rejuvenate your smile by adding volume.

 

These fillers include options like Juvederm, Botox, Restylane and more, but your doctor knows which will work best for you. Make an appointment at Clearview MediSpa for a free consultation to help you determine which treatment option is right for you.

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Why Cosmetic Surgery Should Be On Your Beach Body To-Do List

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Summer is almost here and that means there’s probably just one thing on your mind: the beach. Whether you love catching rays, reading a good book, or taking a dip in the water on a hot day, you’ll want your Instagram selfies to look flawless this summer (even without a filter). So how do you go about doing that?

Well, besides the regular beach body to-do list items like hitting the gym and trying a new diet, you should totally consider cosmetic surgery for that extra little push. After all, there’s no better way to rock a bikini than with the confidence of having the body that you’ve always dreamed of!

Body Tite Body Firming

Want to tighten things up a bit before strutting your stuff in your new bikini? Body Tite Body Firming is right up your alley. By using high frequency electrical energy, Body Tite can help you reduce the fat in your problem areas, smooth out cellulite, and even give your skin a tighter and firmer appearance!

Breast Augmentation/Breast Lift

There are few better ways to boost your confidence than with a Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift procedure. Breast Augmentations are a safe and effective way to up your cup size with saline or silicone breast implants. The results are long-lasting, letting you feel comfortable in your own skin for years and years to come. On the other hand, a Breast Lift can help shape your breasts and give you a more youthful look by reworking your breast tissue.

Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty, also known as a Tummy Tuck, is a fantastic way to get that flat tummy that you’ve been working towards for so long. Ditch the one piece – with an Abdominoplasty, you’ll be a bikini girl for life!

Liposuction

Have you been working hard in the gym, but not seeing the results that you want? Hitting a fitness plateau can be frustrating, but it won’t be an issue for you anymore with Liposuction. Get rid of your problem areas and those stubborn pockets of fat that you just can’t seem to burn off no matter what you try.

Need a hand putting together your perfect beach body to-do list? We can help! Book your consultation today.

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How to Choose Breast Implants

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One of the common questions I see online is “how do I choose from all the breast implants?” What I would say to anyone who asks is this: choose the right plastic surgeon, they will help you sort through the various implants.

Saline or Silicone; round or anatomic; smooth or textured; high, moderate or low profile – these are just some of the decisions that need to be made in choosing the right implant. When you combine these variables there are hundreds of options for breast implants. This is one reason why Plastic Surgery is a 5-year residency and the reason that you as the consumer should not have to choose from all of the breast implants. After having a formal consultation with a plastic surgeon, you should really only have to choose from some of the implants. Three or four at most if your surgeon knows what he or she is doing.

The choice of implants should start with a consultation with the surgeon where a medical history will be taken and a physical exam performed. Your surgeon should have a discussion with you at this point about what your goals for surgery are – what you want to look like afterwards. Women may desire a figure that is slightly enhanced, natural looking, or noticeably augmented. It is good to bring in pictures to help with this point in the process.

Your goals for surgery combined with other factors such as how much breast tissue you currently have, whether it is ptotic (saggy), and where on your chest your nipple sits will help your surgeon decide on the shape, surface texturing and projection of the implant that will be best for you and whether you need a lift in addition to the augmentation. Part of the physical examination involves taking some key breast measurements, the most important of these for determining implants is the base width of the breast which will guide us to a range of implants that are appropriate for you. At this point, the choice should be narrowed down to 3-4 implant sizes within a range, making the choice much less overwhelming.

At my practice, we then give the patient sizers that correspond to these implants. These are essentially nonsterile versions of the actual implants. Patients will then place these sizers into their bra under a tight t-shirt to see how their breasts might look after surgery. Of course, if the patient wants to be a bit bigger or smaller we can move up or down from this initial range, but at least we have a reasonable starting point to work with.

At first glance, choosing breast implants might seem like an overwhelming task but if you work closely with your surgeon and their staff, it can be a straightforward and even enjoyable experience. Book your consultation today.

Welcome to Clearview MediSpa

Welcome to Clearview MediSpa!

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We are proud to announce the launch of Clearview MediSpa, our new cosmetic surgery clinic. With our client-focused approach, personalized care, and state-of-the-art equipment, we are excited to offer the amazing results and fantastic level of service that our clients deserve.

Our beautiful, modern clinic is the perfect place for you to rediscover your confidence and get back to feeling better. From its gorgeous interior design and warm atmosphere to its cutting edge equipment and professional staff, you can feel confident that we have everything you need to get the best results possible.

Our Treatments

With our wide range of procedures, you will definitely be able to find the help you need on your journey to self-improvement. We are happy to offer the following services:

Want to book an appointment? Give us a shout, we’d love to help!

Clearview MediSpa offers convenient and confidential financing for your procedure. Contact the office today for more information, to book a consultation, or if you have any other questions about the treatment. Book an Appointment
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