Wrinkles might seem like a fact of life, but they don’t have to be. As we age, the body’s store of collagen naturally depletes which leaves the skin looking thinner and feeling less elastic than it did even a few years ago. In fact, as we lose 1 to 2% of our collagen every year, lines and wrinkles are caused by everything from gravity and the way we sleep to our personal habits, mannerisms and expressions.
At Vitality Medi Spa—Halifax’s only medi spa with a dedicated medical aesthetics team—we offer a range of skin tightening treatments to help you achieve firmer, smoother skin. Let our in-house physician, Dr. Renier van Aardt, MD, (M.B.CH.B), CCFP, create a customized treatment plan that will stimulate your body to produce new collagen, the powerful protein that connects and supports your body’s tissue. As more collagen is produced, you’ll notice your skin becoming tighter for a subtle and natural-looking result. The result is more supple skin and a more youthful appearance.
With skin tightening treatment from the medical aesthetics team at Vitality Medi Spa, you won’t just see improvements on the day of the treatment. Because treatments stimulate collagen production over many months, your treatment will address the root causes of loose skin. Results will improve with time and will be noticeable for much longer than other treatments. Dr. van Aardt is one of the first physicians in Halifax to offer a range of industry-leading Thermage® treatments, including Thermage CPT® procedure, and Skin-Tyte®. Besides being fast and comfortable, these skin tightening treatments don’t require any downtime and can be used on the face and numerous other problem areas of the body.
Body treatments at Vitality Medi Spa are available to minimize the appearance of cellulite and sagging skin on the upper arms, hands, décolleté, abdomen, thighs and buttocks. They do not require medications or downtime, and patients are able to immediately return to their regular activities at the end of their appointment. Both Thermage and SkinTyte stimulate the production of collagen in the body, with full results becoming visible several months after the procedure has been complete.
The Thermage system used by Dr. van Aardt is a technologically advanced procedure that quickly produces results. Thermage works to discreetly and non-surgically to address loose skin and wrinkles around the eyes and lower eyebrows, at the neck or jowls and around the mouth, as well as on the abdominals and upper arms. Many patients compare the results to a non-surgical face lift, and appreciate that they can carry on as normal once the procedure is complete. Thermage can also be beneficial for reducing the appearance of cellulite on the stomach, upper arms and legs.
The Thermage CPT system uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate the production of new collagen on the face and neck, while keeping the skin cool at the surface. A typical procedure lasts between 60 to 90 minutes, and results often last for months and even years. It is virtually painless, and is a cost-effective treatment for many common signs of aging.
We recommend repeating treatments every two to three years, and every year for patients who have more advanced signs of aging. This frequency can help maintain the skin’s elasticity and smoothness, and, when done early enough, can prevent the need for invasive or surgical alternatives.
SkinTyte is a unique procedure that uses infra-red pulsed broadband light to reach the fibres deep between skin’s layers, stimulating collagen production and causing existing collagen to bond, making skin look visibly tighter and smoother. Beyond counteracting common signs of aging, SkinTyte also works to address discolourations of the skin, increases firmness and minimizes the appearance of fine lines.
In addition to facial treatments, SkinTyte’s technology makes it possible to treat large areas at a time, producing results akin to a non-surgical tummy tuck and lending itself easily to address issues with the buttocks, arms, and abdomen. During the treatment, the patient’s skin feels cool to help ensure relaxation and comfort thanks to SkinTyte laser technology.
Typical treatments last approximately 30 minutes, and for best results, patients typically require several treatments scheduled over 2 to 3 week intervals.
For incredible full body results, ask Dr. van Aardt about combining Thermage or SkinTyte treatments with BOTOX®, fillers, intense pulsed light and photodynamic therapy, or Sculptra®. Our medical aesthetics team can design a customized treatment plan to offer a beautiful transformation.
Take the first step toward experiencing the results of customized skin-tightening treatments—book your complimentary consultation today!