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What are the options for reducing wrinkles as we age?

Non-Surgical Options for Reducing Wrinkles

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Waking up to see wrinkles popping up in areas that were once smooth and wrinkle-free is both a nightmare and a reality for some. In today’s world, there are a variety of treatments that can smooth the appearance of wrinkles and even prevent more from forming.

For your convenience, Clearview MediSpa offers a wide range of non-surgical wrinkle treatments such as Fractora, Forma, dermal fillers, micro-needling, and microdermabrasion. Read below to discover some of the best and most popular non-surgical options for reducing wrinkles and keeping a youthful complexion as you get older. After all, who says that your face has to give away your age? True wisdom comes from experience, not sagging skin.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Dermal fillers are a great way to restore plumpness into specific areas of the skin with minimal downtime. Dermal fillers can either help the body to produce more collagen or add hyaluronic acid to certain areas for a plump, revitalized look. As we age, our body produces less of both hyaluronic acid and collagen, which causes sagging, ageing skin and wrinkles.

Dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm, which contain hyaluronic acid, are perfect for achieving a smooth complexion and filling in wrinkles or sunken areas of the face. Since hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in our bodies, these fillers break down gradually over time and require top-ups every few months to keep wrinkles away. In addition to easing wrinkles, these fillers can also be used to plump the lips, fill in acne scars, and lift the eyebrow area.

Thermal and Radio Frequency Energy

Similar to laser procedures, IPL (intense pulsed light), heat, and radiofrequency treatments work to ablate the skin tissue and stimulate new collagen production. Though these treatments may take multiple sessions to achieve the desired results, they often last for years and are worth the time it takes. Benefits include not only reduced wrinkles but also smoother and tighter skin altogether. Here at Clearview MediSpa, we offer both Fractora and Forma, which are revolutionary wrinkle treatments that use radiofrequency energy to tighten and lift problem areas of the face.

Fractora

Fractora is a wrinkle and acne treatment that can improve the look of scarring, wrinkles, and skin texture. A small device used on the skin sends gentle radiofrequency energy just below the dermis for increased collagen production and noticeable results within two weeks. The treatment is non-surgical with minimal pain, discomfort, and downtime. Fractora provides better results than traditional laser resurfacing and is safe for all skin tones and types. Most treatments can be completed within thirty minutes to an hour.

Forma

Similarly, using radiofrequency energy, Forma skin tightening treatment is another option offered here at Clearview MediSpa for treating wrinkles. Once again, the use of radiofrequency energy and heat stimulates collagen for a lifted, youthful complexion. Forma is great for sagging skin and loose areas of the face that need to be lifted, such as under-eye bags, crow’s feet, and more. Discomfort is minimal, and there is little downtime as with our other non-surgical wrinkle treatments. Keep in mind that these treatments can be tailored to individual needs for the best results.

Botox

Botox is well known for its ability to decrease wrinkles dramatically and relax the face for a rested, smooth, and youthful look. It is one of the most popular wrinkle treatments out there, and for good reason. Botox works by relaxing muscle movement in certain areas of the face so that wrinkles disappear and become less pronounced. If you are in the market for a quick wrinkle treatment that can be done during your lunch hour, then Botox is the way to go!

Exfoliating Peels and Microdermabrasion

Chemical peels and microdermabrasion can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by removing dead skin cells to reveal smoother skin. You will usually need to repeat these treatments frequently for the best results. Benefits include a brighter complexion with reduced fine lines and pigmentation; however, deep wrinkles and scars may need an alternative treatment, depending on the severity.

Microneedling

Another very popular treatment making headlines in the skincare community is microneedling. Microneedling uses needles to cause microscopic tears in the skin, which stimulate collagen production as a result of the body’s natural healing process. The result is generally clearer skin with a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines, as well as scarring and pigmentation. Essentially, the skin is able to regenerate itself throughout the healing process after the microneedling treatment.

Now that you’ve learned of some of the options out there to treat your wrinkles, there’s no reason to fret if you aren’t happy with what you see in the mirror. Our skincare professionals and qualified technicians at Clearview MediSpa are here to help and answer your questions every step of the way. For more information on non-surgical wrinkle treatments, please contact Clearview MediSpa at 416-445-2639 or contact us here.

6 tips to help prevent and minimize back acne

Back Acne: 6 Tips to Help Prevent and Minimize Appearance

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Warm weather often means beach days, sunshine, patio drinks, and showing some skin. For those that suffer from back acne, the heat and change in clothing can be worrisome. Most people experience some form of acne during puberty and even well into adulthood.

Here at Clearview MediSpa, our Fractora skin treatment uses radiofrequency energy to reduce acne scarring and redness for a clearer complexion. Not only is it safe for all skin tones, but the side effects of recovery are minimal, and there is little to no downtime or discomfort. Take action against your back acne with Fractora acne treatment and our helpful tips below. You deserve to show off your style and your smooth, clear skin.

What is back acne?

Back acne is a common skin condition that shows up as blackheads, pimples, whiteheads, and oily skin. It can appear on the face, chest, and other areas as well. Acne marks and scars are commonly visible and leftover from the pimples and blemishes. The cause of acne can be hormonal and comes from overactive oil glands and sebum, which clog pores with dirt and bacteria. The foods you eat, your lifestyle, and your genetics can contribute to acne as well. Acne can vary in severity from person to person, which is why most treatments are not a one-size-fits-all approach.

Oral Medications

If you suffer from severe acne, you will need to consult your healthcare provider who may prescribe oral medication to regulate your hormones and ease your acne. Some treatments include antibiotics or birth control pills. If you decide to go this route, it’s important to discuss it with your doctor and be aware of any potential side effects of the treatment.

Topical Medications

Some topical medications, such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, have been known to help treat and clear up mild and moderate acne. Within a few weeks of regular use on the affected area, your skin should clear up. If you want to get rid of your back acne, it’s also important to follow some simple rules when showering and taking care of your skin. First of all, cleanse your skin gently in the shower and do not rub or be abrasive when treating the affected areas. Also, stay clear of harsh skin products with fragrances and ingredients that could irritate your acne further.

Wear Sun Protection

It goes without saying that you need to be wearing sunscreen every day to protect your skin from damaging UV rays and skin cancer. Unfortunately, the sun can also darken acne scars and worsen discolouration. So, always remember to put on sunscreen before heading outdoors and properly apply it on your back, even if it means getting someone else to lotion you up.

Wear Cotton for Comfort

If you want to keep back acne away, consider wearing loose-fitting clothes more often, especially when working up a sweat. Tight clothes hug the body and often trap sweat and dirt that can accumulate during a workout session or jog in the park. Sweat and dirt that lingers on the skin for too long can cause breakouts, so remember to take a shower right after any heavy sweating. Wearing cotton is a bonus, as it absorbs excess moisture and helps the skin stay clean and dry.

No Popping or Picking

One of the worst things you can do if you suffer from acne or back acne is to pick at existing pimples and blemishes on the surface of the skin. Even if you feel the temptation, resist it! This is definitely one way to irritate your acne and cause even more breakouts. Dirt and bacteria from your hands and touching your face can cause more problems and leftover scars in the long run.

Fractora Acne Treatment

If you are looking for an acne treatment that actually works and will give you the results you desire, look no further than Fractora, which is a revolutionary treatment using radio-frequency energy to improve skin texture. Fractora can tighten pores, reduce wrinkles, and help improve scarring and active acne. As well as stimulating collagen production with heat directed below the dermis, Fractora can shrink the skin’s oil glands, which decreases troublesome sebum production and results in clearer skin for those with acne. Fractora can also target specific areas such as the back and chest area if those are the main concerns. The treatment is non-invasive with minimal downtime and is safe for all skin tones and types.

Don’t let the dreaded “bacne” get the best of you. Contrary to what you may believe, there are many treatments available to help clear your back acne fast and keep it away. Remember, if acne (and back acne) is left untreated for prolonged periods of time, scars and dark spots can form. For more information on Fractora acne treatment and how to get rid of acne, please call Clearview MediSpa at 416-445-2639 or contact us here. Our team of qualified specialists would be happy to offer a complimentary consultation to help you find the right treatment for your skin concerns.

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