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The Best Ways to Blast Cellulite

If you have cellulite, you’re not alone. 90% of women have cellulite! No matter how fit or healthy you are, this cosmetic condition can still affect you. Cellulite is usually located in the abdomen, upper legs and buttocks and can make one feel very insecure, especially during bikini season. Cellulite is caused when fat is pushed against the connective tissue beneath your skin, which causes dimples and a lumpy appearance. Cellulite can be very frustrating, but it’s not forever! We put together a list of things you can do to say goodbye to this pesky cosmetic condition. A Healthy Diet A healthy diet plays a big role in maintaining body weight and fat. Implementing a diet that consists of fibre and whole grain foods helps reduce toxins from the body. Drinking a lot of water is also crucial, as this will help your body shed fat and strengthen collagen, which … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About Genesis Treatment

Laser Genesis Skin Therapy is a treatment offered at Bense SurgiSpa that promotes vibrant and healthy looking skin in both women and men. As we age, our skin begins to change and lose its youthful, glowing appearance. The elasticity in our skin begins to decrease, which can lead to dull looking skin, blemishes, and fine lines. With Laser Genesis Skin Therapy we can produce new collagen, and restore your skin’s youthfulness by gently heating the upper dermis, which is well below your skin’s surface. Why Genesis The Laser Genesis treatment is a great way to rejuvenate your appearance without any discomfort! It can correct conditions associated with premature signs of aging and sun damage, such as redness, large pores, uneven textures, and fine wrinkles. Each treatment delivers consistent results without bruising or skin irritation. The procedure is relatively pleasant, as you will experience a gentle warming sensation on the skin’s … Continued

5 Tips to Prevent Dark Spots

As the weather starts to get warmer and we all begin to enjoy some time under the sun, it’s important to remember to take care of your skin. After months of UV exposure and heat, dark spots can appear if you’re not taking the proper precautions. Getting rid of dark spots once they’re on your body can be vey tricky. With these 5 tips, you can prevent dark spots from forming and maintain a bright face all year round. Wear Sunscreen Often If you limit your sun exposure altogether, you won’t have dark spots to begin with. If you’re like most and love the sun, load up on the sunscreen! Applying sunscreen, in at least SPF 30, often and generously will prevent future discolorations on your skin. At Bense SurgiSpa, we offer the Vivier Sunscreen SPF 30 which provides daily UV protection and is suitable for all skin types! Gently … Continued

3 Simple Ways to Refresh Your Look

Facial aging is just a part of life which can start as early as your twenties, and advance progressively due to sun exposure, lifestyle choices and genetics. Aging can be seen around the eyes, cheeks and lips, and can add years to your face. As we age, our skin loses collagen and elasticity which results in lost fullness of the cheeks, fine lines and thin lips. At Bense SurgiSpa we can revitalize and add youthfulness to your appearance with Juvederm! Juvederm is a safe and effective non-surgical optionthat leaves you with smooth, natural and instant results! Juvederm is composed from hyaluronic acid (HA), which is naturally found throughout the body. When injected, (HA) combines with the water in your skin, resulting in a smoother and fuller face. Are you ready to put your best face forward? Here are three ways you can refresh your face quickly and effectively with Juvederm! … Continued

Sun Safety Tips

With the weather warming up and National Sun Awareness Week earlier this month, we want to share some important information on how you and your family can stay protected from the sun. Excessive sun exposure can lead to sunburn, premature skin aging, damage to the eyes and even skin cancer. Protect yourself now to avoid long-term consequences. Here are 5 sun safety tips that will help to keep you protected so you can have fun under the sun all summer long: Cover up by wearing a wide brimmed hat and light colours to keep cool when spending long periods of time outdoors. Don’t forget your shades! Ensure that your sunglasses protect against both UVA an UVB rays. Just like your eyes, it is possible to sunburn your eyes. Ask us how to receive a gift certificate for $50 off your sunglasses at Bense Optical. Limit your time in the sun … Continued

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