Category Archives: Skin Tightening

Microneedling: How SkinScience Clinic Takes it to the Next Level

While we recently briefed Calgary on the ins and outs of microneedling, we had to follow up to explain why exactly we here at SkinScience Clinic are so passionate about the treatment.

Here at SkinScience, we don’t believe in cookie-cutter approaches to skin: we throw our weight behind science-backed solutions, education, and personalization for each and every client that walks through our door… and with eight years of microneedling experience, we pride ourselves, in true SkinScience-style, in elevating the microneedling experience to being the most effective it can be.

A Refresher on Microneedling

Used to treat common skin complaints such as age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, discolouration, acne scars, and visible signs of aging, microneedling is a minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment that dates back to the 1990s. By utilizing thin sterilized needles to puncture the surface layer of your skin to cause minor trauma and, consequently, trigger the “derma”—the deeper layer of skin—to rebuild, microneedling triggers collagen and helps to plump skin while reducing scarring, wrinkles, pigmentation, and rosacea.

Painless, safe for all skin types, and requiring zero downtime, it’s no wonder why microneedling has become one of SkinScience’s most popular treatments here in Calgary.

Why is SkinScience’s Microneedling the Best in Calgary?

We’re glad you asked! Throughout SkinScience’s eight years of microneedling experience (and over 50 years in overall combined skincare experience!), we’ve ensured that our clients here in Calgary receive the most thorough treatments possible.

When experiencing microneedling treatments here at SkinScience, you can expect:

  • A total prep and treatment time of 60 – 75 min for a single treated area, and 75 – 90 min for two treated areas
  • The option of upgrading to Fractora— microneedling combined with radiofrequency in order to more effectively reduce the look of stretch marks, deep acne scars, wrinkles on the face, neck and/or chest, and enlarged pores— for $800 – $999, with a discount for the second area if desired
  •  The use of numbing cream for improved comfort if the DermaPen or Fractora is chosen for administration
  •  The option to boost your microneedling treatment by adding: purified cocktail of regenerative growth factors to your treatment for an additional $100 or 15 – 20 min of LED Red Light Therapy to accelerate skin renewal for an additional $95
  • Aftercare that includes Avene thermal spa water and AnteAGE growth factors
  • Education on the 24 hours post-treatment, which includes recommendations on which activities to avoid and which products to opt for while your skin is healing

Immediate benefits include skin tightening, the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, the plumping of skin, an instantaneous glow, and a decrease in visible scars and colouration. While rough texture and redness is common post-treatment, these side-effects should subside within the first 48 hours, and any minor discomfort will fade within seven days (or earlier, depending on the length of the needles used).

Customizing treatments to each client’s skin goals is so important, which is why we take the extra step and offer science-backed add-ons and post-treatment topicals: since microneedling can boost product absorption by up to 1000%, our topicals are carefully chosen in order to help you surpass your skin goals. Both our optional purified growth factors and our post-treatment AnteAGE MD growth factors are specifically engineered to help your skin retain its renewed firmness and elasticity longer.

So What Are You Waiting For?

Winter is the safest month to have microneedling treatments performed on your skin due to the lower risk of sunburn, so don’t wait until Spring to get your glow on! The ideal duration of microneedling sessions is one every 4 – 6 weeks.

Whether you’re already in love with microneedling or still needing to experience the benefits yourself, book your appointment with us today and let us get you the skin of your dreams.

Tried, Tested + True >>>> Growth Factors – The New Skin Care Trend That Really Works!


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Growth factors (GFs) are proteins (picture a pearl necklace of amino acids) naturally made by our skin cells that promote our skin’s natural healing response. We’re all born with GFs in our skin but as we age, those GFs deplete. When we apply skin care with growth factors to the skin, it helps revitalize skin tissues, leading to thicker, bouncier, firmer, more resilient skin. 



The best skin care products contain different kinds of growth factors (EGFs, FGFs, TGF-b, PDGFs, …) to work on multiple aspects of healthy skin. 


After months of in-depth research to find the BEST source of Growth Factors, SkinScience and Marie have narrowed it down to the BEST SKIN CARE products containing GFs.


NeoCutis BioGel Hydrogel (normal to combinations skin)

NeoCutis BioSerum Intensive Treatment (normal to dry skin)

NeoCutis LUMIERE Eye Cream (dry, puffy, thinning skin around the eye area)


Growth Factors Calgary Skin Clinic

Tried, Tested + True >>> Peptides 101 (The Little Molecules That Could)


Peptides – the little molecules that could. 


At SkinScience, we are BIG fans of peptides and we think they are the most important breakthrough in skin care in recent years. Peptides are small chains of amino acids that pack a HUGE punch when it comes to skin health. Depending on their amino acid (?) composition, peptides perform different functions in the skin.

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(with 20 different amino acids to choose from, the combinations are almost endless!!) 


1. ANTI-AGING PEPTIDES // Matrixyl, Argireline help boost skin fibers to smooth fine lines and wrinkles 


2. EXFOLIATING PEPTIDES // Move over St.Ives scrub, there’s a new kid in town – dipeptide 3 norleucine boosts cell exfoliation by competing with the proteins that holds cells together. Sneaky but awesome! 


3. BRIGHTENING PEPTIDES // Bye bye hydroquinone, hello oligopeptide-68! This sophisticated peptides inhibits am important enzyme needed for the production of extra brown pigment – TRP-1 and TRP-2. It’s better at lightening than arbutin and vitaminC combined!!!! 


4. FIRMING PEPTIDES // Hexapeptide-11 is a multitasking peptides that never takes a break! (and works on 5 keys aspects of skin tightening) 


5. HYDRATING PEPTIDES // Acetyl hexapeptide-37 boosts the performance of aquaporin 3 (AQP3) which helps water move through the layers of the epidermis to restore hydration and skin flexibility. 


6. ANTIGLYCATION PEPTIDES // Tetrapeptide-23 reduces advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and is an antioxidant that prevent free radical damage. 


7. STRESS REDUCING PEPTIDES // Acetyl tetrapeptide-22 increases Heat Shock Protein HSP70 levels in the skin, which enhances stress tolerance and prevents cell damage. 


Wow, who knew that such small molecules could do so much!

Here are our most recommended peptide-containing products.


DermaQuest Peptide Line Corrector



DermaQuest SkinBrite Serum

DermaQuest 3D HydraFirm Serum



DermaQuest Peptide Eye Firming Serum


Radio Frequency – Tightens More Than Just Your Face

Everyone has at least one area that they wish was tighter and firmer. Some of us have multiple areas we would like to be tighter and firmer. Radio Frequency is awesome, because it tightens and firms pretty much any area of the body. Yes, we are telling the truth, we wouldn’t joke with you about something as awesome as this!



Radio Frequency targets collagen like a drill sergeant on the first day of basic training.  It encourages collagen to get stronger by adding more fibers to each collagen strand. It organizes it by getting it to wind tighter, and lastly, it causes it to contract.


When, stronger more organized collagen contracts, it pulls all the layers it’s connected to together resulting in tighter, firmer skin.


This tighter, firmer skin now has wrinkles that are now shorter, and less deep than before the treatment and stretchmarks that have become hardly noticeable.


Collagen is not a fast responder – it will be a series of treatments, and a few months before you get to see your amazing final results. But Radio Frequency has shown time and again, that it is a great option for those of us wanting tighter, firmer skin.



We love to treat all areas with Radio Frequency.  Over the years, we have had lots of great results with RF in a lot of areas.  But our favorites are:


Lower Face / Jowls– creates contoured jawlines, that are smooth, even and firm


Tummy/Abdomens– Restores tautness, reduces stretchmarks and makes belly buttons front and center instead of drooping to the side.


Eyes– reduces under eye pouching, shortens crowsfeet, lifts sagging brows.


Other areas we like to treat are knees, bum cheeks and necks.


There are different types of radio frequency treatments.  We perform Fractora RF and Forma RF.  Depending on what we are treating, we may recommend doing one over the other or sometimes (like with stretch marks) we do both! Layering both always gives phenomenal results.


If you are interested in reducing stretchmarks or tightening pretty much any part of you, give us call! We are here to coach you through the process of having tighter, firmer EVERYTHING!


(403) 287-1477





Tame Your Stretch Marks

Growth can leave scars, the physical growth you experience as a teenager growing into your adult self, the growth that is experienced when creating a new life, the emotional growth that happens through hormonal changes and weight gains. Stretch marks are signs that you have grown – in more ways than one.  Stretch marks (like wrinkles) are something to be proud of! They are proof that you can grow, change, evolve and create.


You can love your growth, be proud of the proof, happy with yourself and love the idea of taming you stretch marks all that the same time.  Our new ‘Stretch Mark Tamer’ treatment package is created with you in mind.




Nothing can get rid of a stretch mark. But our newest treatment addition can reduce them, making them less noticeable.


Each treatment cycle consists of three treatments; with one treatment performed each week for three weeks in a row. You receive a Forma Radio Frequency Plus treatment on week one and week two and a Fractora on week three.


You have a treatment cycle per month for 3 months in a row – for a total of 3 treatment cycles.




The Forma Plus Radio Frequency treatment stimulates the production of collagen. It targets your existing collagen, builds and organizes it. Making it stronger and pulling it tighter. The Forma Radio Frequency Plus builds a strong foundation for the Fractora treatment.


The Fractora treatment combines the benefits of micro needling and deep radio frequency.  Allowing for the reduction in the rippling of stretch mark, as well as a decrease in the depth of a stretchmark, which makes stretchmarks less noticeable over time.




Results can start to be seen after your first Fractora and continue building for 12 weeks after the final treatment in your final treatment cycle.




Each treatment cycle is $1299a savings of over $300 vs per treatment cost.

In addition, if you pre-purchase 3 treatment cycles you save an additional 10%!Bringing the total savingsto more than $1200!


BONUS: As a special gift for our launch of this very exciting new treatment!

The first several clients to purchase a treatment cycle or series of cycles, will receive a Neocutis BioSerum! Valued at $235!


This phenomenal serum is the best growth factor product on the market!  Growth factors multiply cells – and that is exactly what we are trying to do to your collagen! Growth factors have been shown to boost results in treatments that are rebuilding components of your skin, and the Neocutis Bio Serum has the highest concentration of growth factors in any product we have found, ever. So we are very excited to be able to offer this gift to our first “Stretch Mark Tamer” clients so they can create even better results with their treatments!


We have limited number available – so don’t delay!



To book your Complimentary“Stretch Mark Tamer” consultation, call now! We would love to start you on your path to increased confidence!