Science + Beauty : : Botox & Fillers Are Not Enough

 

Botox™ and fillers are not enough when it comes to improving the visible signs of skin aging.

 

In simple terms, Botox™ Cosmetic prevents muscle contraction, which leads to visibly smoothed wrinkles, while fillers – like Juvederm™, Sculptra™ and Emervel™ – replenish volume loss and improve facial contours.

 

But these temporary solutions don’t work on the root causes of skin aging. They don’t induce any physiological changes in the epidermis, nor the dermis. They are like band aids for the skin. Don’t get me wrong, I like and use Botox™ and fillers myself – and have for years – but it takes more than that to get younger, brighter, healthier skin.

 

Here is a brief summary of the intrinsic and extrinsic causes of skin aging:

 

As you can imagine, there is a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to skin aging. First of all, everybody ages differently and aging looks different from one person to the next. For example, some people will be prone to brown spots and lack of firmness, while others will show wrinkles and redness as their primary visible signs of aging. Of course, any combination of skin aging manifestation is possible – different DNA, different causes and symptoms of aging.

 

Then, there are the ‘non visible’ causes of aging – the chronic, underlying cellular mechanisms that will contribute to the ‘visible’ signs of aging. Glycation, free radicals, MMPs, mitochondrial burnout, telomere shortening, stem cells dysfunction, … the list goes on and on.

 

Wondering why that ‘miracle product’ your neighbour used with success hasn’t given you any visible results, even after 3 months of use? Guess what – your causes of aging are different from hers, and you need expert scientific advice in order to figure out which are YOUR causes.

 

Tired of spending money on products that don’t work and don’t yield results? Search no more, our 1-hour skin consultation and medical grade skin care products will help you take the guesswork out of skin care. For more information  www.skinscience.md

 

In healthy skin,

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FRACTORA™ Frequently-Asked Questions

 

“Discover a superior solution to decrease wrinkles, improve skin complexion, reduce skin irregularities (including acne/acne scars) and provide a healthier younger-looking you – all in one session.”

~Marie Bertrand, founder + CEO SkinScience Clinic.

 

WHAT IS FRACTORA?

Fractora skin treatment is a fractional rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment that reduces wrinkles to slow the effects of aging and restore skin to its youthful appearance. Fractora lets you look and feel younger.

 

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

Fractora can be used on any areas that can benefit from skin renewal. The most commonly treated areas include: lower eyelid, upper eyelid, smile lines, forehead, cheeks, mouth and neck. Face and body areas that exhibit wrinkles, discoloration or acne scarring are suitable for treatment.

 

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Depending on your Fractora treatment regime you can expect to have between 1-6 sessions.

 

HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?

Visible results can be seen immediately, but typically after two weeks the most noticeable results appear. Improvements continue up to three months after treatment.

 

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF FRACTIONATED ENERGY?
Fractionated RF energy found in Fractora is a scientifically proven method to reduce wrinkles. It is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro-pins to resurface and restore the skin, providing exceptional results with almost no patient downtime.

 

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF RF ENERGY?

RF energy heats the deep layers of the skin in a controlled way to revitalize the collagen. Fractora treatment will improve skin complexion and texture for a more radiant and youthful appearance.

 

CAN THIS BE — USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?

Yes, Fractora can be used in the same treatment session, or a few days after other treatments. Fractora can also be combined with additional energy treatments or injectables to achieve a more extensive full face result, called a FracTotal Facial.

 

WHEN CAN I PUT MAKE-UP ON AFTER TREATMENT?

Since patient downtime is minimal, makeup
can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment. Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness for up to 1 week depending on treatment parameters.

 

WHAT KIND OF POST PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?

Patients should moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended that patients use a good, broad spectrum sunscreen every day. In addition to reducing their future risk of skin cancer, sunscreens also reduce wrinkles and slow the aging process.

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FRACTORA™ Testimonial (The Non Surgical ‘FaceLift’) ~ Sherri

“I had Fractora on my face in mid February and am so pleased with the results. I am seeing an evening out of my skin tone and softening of the deep lines around my lips and marionette lines. I can’t wait to see what the next treatment will do. As for the discomfort, I found it similar to laser and had none following. I was worried about redness as I have sensitive skin but by the next day with light makeup I could go about my regular routines and day.

Thank you Marie for suggesting this treatment! As usual your advice, explanation and caring are exceptional!”

Sherri H., Calgary, Alberta

FRACTORA™ Testimonial (The Non Surgical ‘FaceLift’) ~ Ellen

“I just wanted to let you know how my skin is doing after the Fractora Treatment and to thank you again for treating me, you are such an amazing lady and I appreciate you so much as my skin expert. I am so impressed with what I have seen so far, so much so that I will definitely come in and have it done again. The first couple of days my face and neck was a little tender but wow it was amazing to see the areas that were tightening up right away, this is such an amazing treatment thank you so much for wanting to try it out on me I am so thankful. I will watch out for your Fractora special in April and will book an appointment with you. Thanks again!”

Ellen H., Calgary, Alberta