Medical Sapphire Abrasion & Cool Light Therapy
Let’s face it — we all want clear, beautiful, healthy-looking skin. After all, attractive skin is one of the hallmarks of youth and vitality. While many turn to surgery, drugs and painful procedures to achieve their desired look, West Vancouver Wellness Centre takes a more natural approach to turn back the clock on your appearance.
Microdermabrasion and cold laser therapy are safe, relaxing and non-invasive techniques that help you have clear, beautiful skin — all without the side effects or risks! The best part? Our patients experience visible results after one treatment!
What is medical sapphire abrasion?
Using a sapphire-encrusted plate and ultrasonic speed, medical sapphire abrasion works to gently, yet thoroughly remove dead skin cells at the surface of the skin. Unlike many skin removal processes, medical sapphire abrasion does not use any type of suction. This allows a more effective, deeper treatment that doesn’t come with all the pain, bruising or pulling that are so common with suction-type treatments.
Because the skin is the body’s largest detoxification organ, we also include a soothing facial lymphatic drainage massage. This works to help flush away toxins, retained fluid and to reduce facial puffiness (particularly around the eyes). As an added benefit, medical sapphire abrasion naturally improves the efficacy of SkinCeuticals® skin products and cool light therapy by removing the hard, dry cells at the surface of the skin. This allows treatments to penetrate deeper into the skin so they can work more effectively.
Medical sapphire abrasion targets:
Uneven Skin Tone
Dull, Dry, Rough and Lackluster Skin
Acne, Blackheads and Scars
Oily Skin and Large Pores
Cool Light Therapy
Cool light therapy is often referred to as the European women’s best kept anti-aging secret and is one of the best drugless acne treatments available. This safe, effective low-level laser is completely cool and painless to the touch and involves no downtime or unsightly scarring. We are very proud to offer our patients two different types of cool light therapy — red (660nm) and blue (415nm). These can be used separately or in conjunction to maximize your results.
Red Cool Light Therapy
This type of therapy can be used to:
Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Lessen Redness, Pain, Bruising and Irritation
Heal Inflamed Skin (Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis and Rosacea)
Reduce Pain in Arthritis, TMJ Disorders and Injuries
Reduce Hair Regrowth after Waxing
Blue Cool Light Therapy
Blue cool light therapy can be used in the following ways:
Increase Natural Collagen Production
Lift, Firm and Tone Skin
Minimize Sun Damage, Hyperpigmentation and Scarring
Kill Surface Bacteria and P. Acnes (Responsible for Lesions)
Reduce Acne- and Bacteria-Related Inflammation
Increase Blood Flow (Better Oxygenation, Immune Support, Nutrition and Toxin Elimination)
Because our ultimate goal is to create ideal health from the inside out, our medically supervised cosmetic therapies are combined with dietary modifications, supplementation and occasionally even intravenous micronutrient therapy to maximize individual results.
Pure Collagen Therapy
Pure collagen therapy is regularly used in German hospitals to speed healing and minimize scarring in patients with serious burns and other catastrophic skin injuries. In treating these patients, doctors also found pure collagen therapy to have remarkable cosmetic, anti-aging benefits.
This popular treatment increases skin hydration by up to 180%. It also smooths, lifts and firms the face and neck, all while leaving it remarkably soft, hydrated and glowing. Pure collagen therapy is perfect when paired with medical sapphire abrasion and cool light therapy before any special event.
Marine Caviar Therapy
Marine caviar therapy uses all-natural marine extracts, vitamins and minerals to infuse the skin with concentrated nutrition and moisture. These extracts work together to strengthen and revitalize tired, dull, dry or mature skin while reducing the visible signs of aging.
Canadian Glacial Mineral Therapy
Canadian glacial mineral therapy contains more than 30 different minerals and trace elements to deeply nourish the skin. The all-natural clay base is extremely healing and detoxifying, making this an ideal treatment for acne-prone skin and as part of a general detoxification program.
SkinCeuticals® Skin Care Products
SkinCeuticals® was created by renowned American dermatologist Dr. Sheldon Pinnell, MD and the line first hit the US market in 1997 after years of intensive scientific research and published medical studies. Dr. Pinnell was the first scientist to prove the tremendous value of topical vitamin C and other antioxidants in the prevention of free radical damage (resulting in aging and even cancer) from the sun, in addition to developing the most effective and stable topical antioxidants and anti-aging products on the market today.
SkinCeuticals® has three main skin care principles — prevent, protect and correct:
Prevent Future Free Radical Damage with High Potency Antioxidants
Protect Your Skin from Damaging Sun Rays with Broad Spectrum Sun Block
Correct Acne, Rosacea and Previous Sun Damage, along with its Subsequent Signs of Aging with Targeted, Effective Corrective Treatments
SkinCeuticals® offers a wide range of highly effective home professional skin care products designed for the optimal health and beauty of your skin.
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