Glow for the Holidays!

Start now to prepare your skin for the holiday season. Once the frantic rush starts, most of us don’t find time for ourselves. Some treatments will give an instant glow while others may have a few days’ downtime. Some of our treatments may even take up to two weeks to see the full result, so don’t delay. We all want to look our very best, especially now that we can have gatherings again with family and friends.

Review the following list of common skin concerns and the solutions we can offer such as neuromodulators at our Toronto-based Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa office.

  • Unwanted Lines and Creases

Ban the brow and mouth frown lines that can make you look sad, worried, and stressed. Neuromodulator injections can relax the muscles that cause those unwanted expressions. Fillers can replace lost volume and smooth wrinkles.

  • Jowls and a saggy jawline

Aging causes loose, saggy skin. Radio frequency skin tightening can firm and lift skin, tighten existing collagen, and stimulate the production of new collagen.

  • Rough texture

Our gentle Clear and Bright laser stimulates collagen, exfoliates the skin and results in smooth, fresh, glowing skin. Microdermabrasion removes old surface cells to reveal fresh, new skin cells.

  • Dull Complexion

Medical grade facials combined with light chemical peels give an instant glow without downtime. Our Oxyfacial and dermalinfusion with specialty serums are relaxing treatments that promise radiant skin.

  • Brown Spots

Skin appears older with the presence of brown spots caused by aging and the sun. IPL and fractional laser resurfacing can lighten the brown spots for a clearer, brighter, smoother complexion. Maintain the treatment results with fading serums and creams as well as daily sun protection.

  • Acne

Sleep deprivation, sweet treats, and stress may cause acne breakouts. Start with a gentle cleanser containing salicylic, glycolic, or lactic acid, and then apply a hyaluronic acid serum and an oil-free moisturizer. A benzoyl peroxide gel can be obtained over the counter in pharmacies to help control pimples. If this regimen does not help, schedule an appointment with us to discuss prescription medications and acne treatments such as chemical peels and photopneumatic therapy.

  • Dry Skin

Cold winter weather brings decreased humidity and can cause dry, irritated patches, especially on the cheeks. Products containing hyaluronic acid, ceramides, glycerin, or lactic acid can help retain moisture in the skin and keep it hydrated.

  • Which Skin Care Products Should you use?

A busy schedule may prevent you from following your usual skin care routine. Prepare your skin for the holiday season by applying antioxidant serum and sunscreen every morning to protect against UV damage. Use hyaluronic acid serum and moisturizer at night to prevent dryness and retinol a few times a week to keep skin smooth. Our therapeutic exfoliating masks used once or twice a week will exfoliate old skin and ensure you will glow during the holidays.

Start glowing with a combination of these treatments to ensure you look fantastic for the holidays! Schedule an appointment with us at Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa for cosmetic procedures such as neuromodulators in Toronto and feel confident you will look your best. Call us at 416-483-4541.

Glow for the Holidays!

Written by Dr. Martie Gidon

Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa - Center for Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Skin Tightening and Cellulite Treatment. Cosmetic Dermatology practice of Dr Martie Gidon in Toronto providing a wide range of laser and light based therapies.

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What Are the Benefits of Radio Frequency Skin Tightening?

By age 30, we have already started to lose collagen and elastin in our skin. This loss continues as we age and results in thin, crepey, loose skin with sagging. Non-surgical treatments can help to restore firmer, tighter skin. Radio frequency skin tightening from our Toronto-based team is an aesthetic treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to improve the appearance of the skin. See below for some of the major advantages of this treatment for patients.

  • Triggers Natural Collagen Production

Aging skin is thinner and more fragile because it has less collagen, elastin, natural oils, and moisture that it requires to function normally. The radio frequency delivers heat deeply into the dermis to tighten existing collagen and stimulate the production of new collagen. The skin becomes thicker and firmer for a more youthful appearance.

  • Instantly Enhances the Skin

Although it may take up to several months before the full tightening and lifting results from radiofrequency treatments are noticeable, patients will see visible improvements in their skin quality right away. Skin will continue to look firmer, plumper, and more youthful. The result is gradual, natural and long-lasting.

  • No Recovery Time

Since this is not a laser treatment, it does not affect the surface of the skin and treatments can be performed any time of year, even during the sunny weather. There is no recovery time needed so patients are able to resume their usual activities immediately.

  • Makes Skin Tighter

By stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin, radiofrequency skin tightening makes skin firmer. The placement of the pulses produces a lifting effect and can improve the contours of the jawline, neck, and cheekbones. It also tightens the eyelids, chest, tummy, arms and thighs. Almost any area can be treated without injections or surgery.

  • Creates a Better Overall Skin Tone and Texture

Radiofrequency treatments improve texture, firmness and radiance of the skin.

Interested in tighter, firmer skin this fall with zero downtime? Discover more about radiofrequency skin tightening from Toronto-based Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa. Call us at 416-483-4541 or fill out a contact form to request a consultation.

Skin Tighter

Written by Dr. Martie Gidon

Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa - Center for Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Skin Tightening and Cellulite Treatment. Cosmetic Dermatology practice of Dr Martie Gidon in Toronto providing a wide range of laser and light based therapies.

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How to Care for Your Skin After Laser Skin Resurfacing

Searching for the most effective way to erase summer sun damage such as brown spots, roughness and wrinkles? Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing removes the old sun damaged skin and replaces it with healthy, bright, youthful-looking skin by stimulating the production of your own natural collagen. These treatments do have about one week’s downtime and it is important to follow our instructions carefully to enhance healing and achieve the best possible results. With sun protection and a home maintenance program, the benefits of laser skin resurfacing from our Toronto-based practice are long-lasting. Patients will enjoy a fresher complexion for several years.

Here are our instructions to manage the side effects, avoid complications, and optimize the results of laser resurfacing:

  • Start taking prescribed antiviral pills the day before your treatment and continue for 5 days to prevent a cold sore (herpes simplex) outbreak. If you have discomfort, you may take acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  • Your skin will be red and then brown spots will develop. Expect your skin to feel rough and have some crusting and weeping for an average of 4-5 days.
  • Use ice or cold packs every 2 hours for 10 minutes maximum for swelling and discomfort.
  • Soak treated regions with cold, dilute acetic acid soaks for at least 5 minutes 4 times a day. After soaks, gently dry the treated areas using a gauze pad or clean wash cloth. Do not scrub or pick. Continue soaks until new skin growth occurs (as soon as 5-10 days).
  • After soaking, apply the recommended occlusive ointment to keep the treated area moist and reapply the ointment as often as necessary if you feel dry or itchy.
  • To reduce swelling, keep your head elevated by using 2 or more pillows when lying down.
  • Notify the office if there are concerns about an increase in pain or skin redness.
  • Avoid sun exposure for the first month following the procedure. Sunscreen with SPF 50+ should be used for any transient exposure. If possible, cover treated areas with clothing or use a broad brimmed hat to reduce sun exposure.
  • Normal activities may resume when you are comfortable; however, no swimming or using hot tubs or whirlpools for the first week.
  • Once you feel comfortable, the recommended skin care regimen, including make-up or shaving, can be resumed.
  • Keep all follow-up appointments to assess your treatment progress.

To learn more about laser skin resurfacing, contact Toronto-based Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa. Call us at 416-483-4541 or fill out a contact form to request an appointment.

Written by Dr. Martie Gidon

Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa - Center for Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Skin Tightening and Cellulite Treatment. Cosmetic Dermatology practice of Dr Martie Gidon in Toronto providing a wide range of laser and light based therapies.

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