How Does Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Work?

Our skin naturally loses some elasticity due to aging and sun damage. Radiofrequency skin tightening, which our Toronto area Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa practice offers, is thought to be one of the best ways of improving saggy and wrinkled skin. But how exactly does this aesthetic treatment work? Here’s a basic explanation of the science behind radiofrequency for cosmetic applications.

Radiofrequency (RF) energy is a form of electromagnetic radiation. It consists of waves of combined electric and magnetic energy radiation. Microwaves, radio waves, broadcast antennas, and radars emit this kind of energy and it’s often used in telecommunications. Forms of radiofrequency have been used in the medical field for therapeutic purposes since the 1930s and are still being used today for electrosurgery and radiofrequency ablation.

It has also become a useful tool for the beauty world because it can heat the skin from the inside out and reach its deepest layers with low frequency to refine contours, such as those of the cheeks, neck, and jawline for a more sculpted appearance. This will be a highly beneficial, non-surgical alternative for a patient whose primary concerns are skin laxity and sagging. The energy given off from the machine produces heat that helps to lift and tighten skin. Radio frequency skin tightening can be performed any time of year since it is not affected by sun exposure.

It stimulates production of the patient’s own collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid and speeds up skin cell turnover without harming the skin’s outer layer. This method is non-invasive and completely safe. It’s a quick, lunchtime procedure that won’t leave behind scars or discoloration, and requires no downtime.

As a result, the skin instantly becomes firmer and tighter. Wrinkles on the face such as smile lines are softened and continue to improve gradually during the following months. Another advantage of radiofrequency is its ability to tighten loose stretch marks and minimize cellulite on other areas of the body. This is effective for tightening of the abs, thighs, and upper arms. Usually only one treatment is necessary and can be repeated in six to 24 months.

Interested in firmer, more youthful skin? We’re here to guide you through it. Talk to the team at Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa for more advice on skin tightening with radiofrequency treatments in the Toronto area. To find out more, call us at 416-483-4541 or submit your info to request a consultation.

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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5 Benefits of Lip Fillers

Fillers are made of soft, gel-like substances and are commonly used for reducing wrinkles or restoring volume of the face. They are a highly popular, non-surgical method of enhancing the lips, especially amongst younger people. Thinking of having this aesthetic treatment? Here are five reasons why our Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa team in Toronto recommends lip fillers.

1. Enlarge Naturally Small Lips

If you’ve always had small lips, genetics are the most likely cause. Fillers increase their volume for a more supple, luscious appearance. Despite the common misconception, lip fillers aren’t likely to cause a disproportionate, bee stung-like appearance that many patients are afraid of. In most cases, skilled injectors are able to add a subtle enhancement of the lips that is barely noticeable.

2. Make Asymmetrical Lips More Even

Some people are born with lips that are naturally uneven with a larger top or bottom lip, or alternatively, this asymmetry may occur as a result of weakened facial muscles or disease. Hyaluronic acid fillers do more than simply augment lips; they can also make lips look more balanced by altering their shape and structure.

3. Reduce Effects of Aging

Lip fillers are also useful for tackling fine lipstick lines and wrinkles on or around the lips. It’s common for the lips to become flattened, thin, and deflated as hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin are depleted from skin due to natural aging. Sun exposure can also contribute to the formation of wrinkles around the mouth.

4. Make Lips Glossier

It’s common for people to have dry or dull lips especially if they live in colder climates. Another advantage of using lip fillers is that they can make dry, chapped or cracked lips appear glossy smoother and shinier. The fillers used by Dr. Gidon contain a moisture-preserving ingredient known as hyaluronic acid.

5. Convenience

Lip injections are completed in quick, in-office treatments. They are low-maintenance, and it is easy for the injector to control how much filler is placed. It’s also possible to reverse the effects of the filler with an enzyme if you’re unhappy with the results.

Find out about our lip filler options by talking to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Martie Gidon and our staff at the Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa office in Toronto. Give us a call at 416-483- 4541 or message us online.

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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The Importance of Self-Care

Self-care involves regular practices to reduce stress and maintain good health and well-being. It is not selfish nor an indulgence but a necessity, especially in difficult times. It is a state of mind that you need to work at and nurture to be successful. If you do not take care of yourself, how will you be able to effectively look after others? If you do not respect yourself, how can you expect others to respect you?

Ask yourself, “how am I doing?” and answer honestly. Some days will be better than others so decide to spend some time every day doing something you enjoy. Remember to appreciate what you do have. Learn to identify practices that give you energy, manage stress and support your well-being. If you are feeling overwhelmed, please have a discussion with a friend, physician or counsellor.

Here are some ideas for self-care during quarantine:

  • Talk to people you love
  • Take on-line exercise classes
  • Listen to your favourite music and dance
  • Pick up some new hobbies or interests
  • Be creative – look for new ideas and resources online
  • Boost your immune system with a healthy diet and get enough sleep
  • Continue with your usual skin care routine
  • Take a bath and give yourself a manicure and pedicure
  • Keep hydrated
  • Eat limited amounts of comfort foods such as chocolate, ice cream or carbs
  • Try some new recipes
  • Clean and declutter
  • Read a book, watch old favourite movies, watch new movies
  • Meditate, practice yoga

Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa specializes in Cosmetic Dermatology in the Greater Toronto area. Dr. MartieGidon’s extensive training with the most advanced techniques ensures beautiful, natural results. Please contact us at 416-483-4541 to schedule a consultation.

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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