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The Answers to All Your ProFractional Skin Resurfacing Questions

Do you have fine lines, wrinkles, scars, uneven skin tone or texture? ProFractional Skin Resurfacing may be for you! Here are the answers to some of the most common ProFractional Skin Resurfacing questions. What is ProFractional Skin Resurfacing? ProFractional Skin Resurfacing uses a laser to improve your skin’s overall appearance. It can be used on a variety of areas including your face, neck, chest and hands. The laser creates thousands of tiny pinpoint channels in the skin. This stimulation initiates the skin’s natural healing process to produce skin-renewing collagen so your skin looks visibly tighter and lifted almost immediately. It is a customizable treatment in that it will work for your specific skin conditions. ProFractional means that only a portion of the skin is treated during each session. What can ProFractional Skin Resurfacing treat? Rough or sagging skin Fine lines and wrinkles Acne scares Age spots Sun spots Uneven pigmentation … Continued

Summer 2015: 5 Must-Know Beauty Trends

Who’s excited for summer? We are! Here are 5 must-know summer beauty trends: Cat Eye From subtle to dramatic, there are so many variations of the cat eye to experiment with! The cat eye is a classic go-to look for every woman, but classic doesn’t have to be boring! Go bold this summer – we dare you! Come in to try our Youngblood black eyeliner. It’s easy to use and will help you achieve the perfect cat eye. Pink Lips Pink is the perfect lipstick colour for summer. From fuchsia to soft rose pinks, there’s definitely a shade out there that is perfect for you. Come in to check out our spring colours from Youngblood! Au Naturel If you’re a gal on the go then you’ll embrace this low maintenance look. However, low maintenance doesn’t mean no effort. You want to maintain an overall glow or highlight one feature, such … Continued

CosmoPen – 3 Things You Have to Know

Have you heard of CosmoPen? It is the newest addition to the treatments available at Bense SurgiSpa! What is CosmoPen? CosmoPen is a micro-needling system exclusively offered at Bense SurgiSpa. It is an aesthetic medical procedure that involves creating fine channels in the skin with tiny, sterile needles, also known as micro-needling the skin. This is done in order to induce endogenous production of cutaneous collagen. This increases the formation of new tissue by activating the body’s wound healing cascade, technically known as hemostasis-inflammation-proliferation-tissue remodelling. So what are the three things you have to know about CosmoPen? CosmoPen Micro-Needling successfully addresses a wide range of aesthetic indications CosmoPen is a state of the art micro-needling system designed to stimulate the skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen. Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, the main goal of CosmoPen is to improve the texture and quality of the skin, as well … Continued

What’s Causing Your Excessive Sweating?

Do you suffer from excessive sweating? If so, you’re not alone. You may have a condition known as Hyperhidrosis, which affects over 1 million Canadians. Excessive sweating can be very embarrassing, causing those who have it to be self-conscious. Everyone sweats a little when they’re nervous, anxious or even excited. We sweat for a number of different reasons. It is our body’s natural response to dealing with high-stress situations in addition to regulating our body temperature. However, when you have hyperhidrosis, you sweat a lot more than average. Not only can it affect your confidence, but it can also affect your productivity at work, emotional well-being and the type of clothing you wear. Fortunately, there are a number of effective treatments available today that can help to control excessive sweating so it no longer remains the focus of your days. What is Hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is the term used for excessive … Continued

5 Spring Beauty Trends

Now that winter is finally over and spring arrived, we can look forward to the beauty and fashion trends of the much brighter and warmer season! Get the looks of the season straight off the runway with these 5 beauty trends: Loose Waves Loose waves are this season’s go-to for hair styling. With this low-maintenance look, your mornings will be a breeze. You can get natural looking waves over night by braiding damp hair before you sleep. Wake to ready to go waves. Talk about easy and effortless! Floral Lipsticks Floral lipsticks scream spring is here! Bright oranges and corals are all the rage but so are pastel shades of pinks and purples. Think of a colourful bouquet of spring flowers for inspiration. Drop in to test our spring flowers inspiration colours from Youngblood! Bold Nail Polishes Don’t be afraid to go even bolder with your nails this season. The … Continued

Benefits of the Silhouette Lift – The Revolutionized Facelift

The Silhouette Lift at Bense SurgiSpa is the facelift, revolutionized. This non-invasive procedure uses silhouette lift sutures that lift the brows, cheeks, jowl and neck for a rejuvenated facelift. Below are 5 benefits of the Silhouette Lift: Little Downtime One of the most attractive benefits of this lift is that the downtime for the procedure is little compared to a traditional facelift that can have a downtime of up to 3 weeks! With the Silhouette Lift you can resume normal activity within 2-4 days. This is because the procedure is non-invasive and only requires minimal incisions. Natural Results The Silhouette Lift provides natural, long lasting results. Some patients are hesitant about getting certain procedures because they don’t want to look “done.” We assure you that your results will look natural and your facial expressions will still be visible after the lift. Quick and Easy In less than an hour, you’ll … Continued

The upper-iLidLift Procedure from Start to Finish

This blade-free eyelid procedure reduces loose skin and fatty tissue around the eyes and addresses lower eye bags and hooding of the upper eyelids that commonly develops with age. Droopy eyelids can often result in tired looking eyes that can add years to your age. If you have droopy, sagging eyelids, iLidlift is an effective procedure that will rejuvenate your appearance. Check out Marilyn’s Pre-upper-iLidLift consultation with Dr. Bense. Pre-upper-iLidLift Consultation One of our very own Patient Care Coordinators, Marilyn, shares her day-to-day journey over the course of her upper-iLidLift™ transformation. My journey begins with a consult with Dr. Bense and Kristine R.N. to verify if I was a candidate for the procedure. Great news, I am a candidate! I am now on my way to having my surgery. Now to look through dates to book my big day. December 10th, 2014 is my surgery date. I now have to … Continued

3 Exercises for Eliminating Belly Fat

The stomach seems to be a common problem area for many women. If you want to trim your waistline and are willing to put in the work, here are 3 simple and effective exercises that will tighten and tone your tummy. They are all equipment-free and can be done in the comfort of your home! Standing Side Crunch This exercise is a crunch but without the back and neck strain! This move will get more muscles moving than the standard crunch and targets the obliques and legs. Side Plank  A side plank is a simple exercise that targets the core area. It takes strength, but you can do it! To begin, lie on your right side with your legs extended and feet resting one on top of the other Make sure your right elbow is directly under your shoulder Lift your hips and knees off the floor and hold for … Continued

Body Contouring – Target Areas

Everyone wishes that at least one of their body parts was smaller, tighter, leaner and firmer. For women, common problem areas include arm jiggle, back fat, stomach fat, love handles and inner thighs. Unfortunately for some, extensive diet and exercise isn’t effective as they’d like it to be. Are you tired of putting in the time and energy to get the body you’ve always wanted, but still not seeing the results? If so, Body Contouring may be the solution for you! Body Contouring 101 Below is everything you need to know about Body Contouring including the treatment options available at Bense SurgiSpa: BodyFx and Mesotherapy. Bense SurgiSpa If you have questions about Body Contouring or would like to know the method that would give you the best results, we recommend you come in for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Bense. If excess fat is the only thing holding you back … Continued

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