Wrinkles are creases, folds or ridges in the skin. Most commonly, wrinkles appear as we get older. The first wrinkles to appear on our face tend to occur as a result of facial expressions. Sun damage, smoking, dehydration, some medications, as well as a number of other factors may also cause wrinkles to develop. Wrinkles are an inevitable part of the natural aging process. As we become older our skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. Our skin’s ability to protect itself from damage is also reduced as we age. Eventually, wrinkles, creases and lines form on our skin.
Apart from the factors mentioned above, a person’s genetic makeup also influences how wrinkly we become, and when and where wrinkles start appearing. The skin is made up of three layers, the epidermis – the outer layer, the dermis – the middle layer, the subcutaneous – the innermost layer. As we age all layers of our skin lose elastin and collagen, which prevents the skin from stretching and holding moisture. Over time, the shrinkage of facial bone structure, loss of collagen, skin elasticity and gravity all contribute to wrinkles.
Bense SurgiSpa offers several different solutions to addressing wrinkles. We offer both surgical and non-surgical procedures. With most patients we would recommend a series of combined treatments, which would give you the best outcome, to restore your skin’s natural rejuvenation. Unfortunately, we cannot stop the natural aging process, so without regular maintenance and follow up appointments wrinkles will return. Your skin care experts will recommend a home skin care regime and follow-up maintenance treatments.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injection is a non-surgical cosmetic prescription medicine that is injected into muscles that greatly improves or reduces upper facial “dynamic” lines and wrinkles in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary). Since 2001 over 11 million women and men have experienced and enjoyed the real, noticeable results of BOTOX® . The main treatment for BOTOX® is facial areas; fine lines and wrinkles that develop over time as a natural part of aging.
Dermal Fillers are skin rejuvenation treatments that are quick, simple, comfortable, and non-surgical. The procedure will have you looking and feeling instantly rehydrated, refreshed and lifted. The treatment administered by some of Canada’s top injectors at Bense SurgiSpa involves subtly and strategically placed facial filler injections under the skin to restore, boost and lift individual facial features.
Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing – ALMA PIXEL CO2
Pixel CO2 Fractionated laser skin resurfacing is an advanced ablative laser skin resurfacing procedure for the treatment of medium to deep wrinkles, fine lines, brown age spots, acne, traumatic scars, and other skin surface irregularities (such as blemishes and growths). The Pixel CO2 has the proven effectiveness of an ablative laser without the extended downtime. It significantly improves the texture and tone of the skin in just one treatment with minimal downtime, quick healing and natural looking results.
Fractora Forma® is unlike any other skin tightening procedure. Fractora Forma TM uses radio-frequency technology to provide optimal skin contraction in the deep layers of the skin.
Radio-frequency energy will stimulate the formation of new collagen and improve skin elasticity for long-lasting improvement of your skin’s appearance. Fractora Forma® is suitable for all skin types and is appropriate for individuals seeking a non-invasive and a natural looking approach to improvements in skin tone and texture irregularities.
Fractional rejuvenation and resurfacing is an effective procedure to slow the effects of aging and restore your skin, so you can look and feel younger. Fractora is the most advanced fractional bipolar radio-frequency treatment providing anti-aging improvements on skin tone and texture for a more radiant appearance through ablation and skin resurfacing.
GENESIS is an innovative laser treatment that treats those conditions that are typically associated with premature signs of aging and sun damage, acne and scarring, excessive redness, large pores, uneven texture, and fine-line wrinkles. This procedure has been scientifically proven to produce new collagen by gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface.
Glycolic Peel is a chemical peel that helps to clear away dead skin cells, whiteheads and blackheads, unclog pores and generate new skin growth.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a photo rejuvenation treatment that can help correct a variety of benign skin conditions, such as facial skin imperfections, the signs of aging, hyper pigmentation (brown spots), birthmarks, unsightly small veins, rosacea and other blemishes.
Laser Skin Resurfacing – Erbium by Sciton & CO2
Laser skin resurfacing is the ideal choice for patients with medium to deep wrinkling, acne scars and other facial scars, and a variety of skin growths and blemishes. The laser removes old damaged skin layer by layer in a controlled manner. The old skin is rejuvenated by new, smoother, more evenly toned skin.
Micro Laser Peel (MLP)
Micro Laser Peel removes a thin layer of damaged skin to improve texture and provide a more youthful appearance. Removing the top layer eliminates some of the damaged cells that can give a tired, aged look. Most skin areas can be treated. As the skin heals, fresh cells grow and resurface the treated area. Conditions that can be treated with MLP include: mild wrinkles, acne, scars, keratosis, sun damage and pigment irregularities.
Microdermabrasion, otherwise known as the Crystal Peel or Diamond Peel, is another alternative to chemical and laser peels, achieving ultimate skin care results quickly. Microdermabrasion is a new “Lunch Time” approach to skin resurfacing that stimulates the production of new skin cells and collagen.
Nano Laser Peel (NLP)
Nano Laser Peel beam is scanned over a treatment area to remove a very thin layer of the skin. Removing the top layer eliminates some of the damaged cells that can give skin a tired, aged look. Plus it activates messenger cells to trigger the body’s natural healing process. As the skin heals, fresh cells grow and resurface the treated area. The result is healthier-looking skin, often with reduced wrinkles and improved color evenness. Patients often say that it looks like their skin went from looking tired to vibrant. This fast and easy treatment enables you to get back to work, play, commitments, and compliments!
ProFractional is a laser skin resurfacing treatment that uses a fractional laser system to stimulate collagen growth and naturally restore your skins health. Creating thousands of pinpoint channels in the skin, it means that only a portion of the skin is treated during each session. ProFractional Laser Resurfacing stimulates the skin’s natural healing process and can be used on a variety of areas including your face, neck, chest and hands.
Selphyl is not a drug but a patented system used to rapidly collect and prepare a sample of your own blood for injection. It does not contain any animal or synethic products. The Selphyl system uses your body’s own ability to address skin defects. The reinjection of one’s own biological cells promotes and stimulates skin health and new collagen formation in the dermis. Virtually any area can be treated with Selphyl, from the face and neck to the hands.
Soft Lift® is a non-surgical cosmetic injectable treatment to give you a natural-looking makeover in only one treatment. Soft Lift® combines an Anti-wrinkle injection and Dermal filler treatment customized to target your individual needs. The Anti-wrinkle injection treats the lines around the eyes and forehead which can make a person appear tired or angry. Dermal Filler treats the lines around the mouth and restores lost fullness in the cheeks, lips, and chin that can occur with aging. Men and women beginning in their 30’s enjoy the many benefits a Soft Lift® can give.