Loose Skin

There are few positive connotation to the word, loose, and your skin is no exception. Fortunately, here at ArtMed in Guelph, there are advanced, non-surgical procedures available that work uniquely with your skin’s structure that encourage a natural stimulation and tightening response by your body.


Loose Skin Treatment Options

JUVÉDERM® Dermal Fillers

logo_juvederm_gelThis procedure provides a face lift by restoring volume in the face. JUVÉDERM® Dermal Fillers are used to plump the areas of the face that have lost volume over time.

As we age, our skin begins to lose collagen, which causes deflation. The face begins to lose elasticity causing deep wrinkles and the loss of volume and shape. We use three to ten syringes of fillers to put volume back into your face and restore your youthful look.

This non-surgical procedure provides instant facial rejuvenation with limited pain and downtime, allowing you to replace that always-tired look for a rested look. VolumeLiftTM  produces a beautiful, fully contoured, instantaneous face lift without the surgery.

The treatment is comfortable thanks to the patented formulation of JUVÉDERM® XC (extra comfort) that includes lidocaine – a localized pain reliever. After the treatment, the appearance of lines on your face will be reduced and your cheeks plump. You will leave looking naturally refreshed.


Thermage® CPT Skin Tightening

ThermageLogoThermage® is a non-invasive radio-frequency therapy that can address the look and feel of aging skin on many areas of your body. Thermage® treatments are customized to your needs, and typically require minimal recovery time. It’s a great solution if you want your skin to look sleeker, smoother and younger, but can’t afford a lot of time away from work or your social life. Thermage works in just one treatment with little down time and delivers a natural looking result. It’s you… just younger looking and more confident!

How does Thermage work?

Thermage® treatments are all about energy – focusing radio-frequency energy to kick start the body’s own natural renewal process. Like most smart technologies, the process is relatively simple – it’s a combination of heat energy to treat deep tissue, and cooling effects, to protect the skin surface and deliver better patient comfort. And our latest evolution of Thermage® includes patented Comfort Pulse Technology – gentle vibrations and interspersed cooling that make your Thermage® treatment even more comfortable.

How long does a treatment last?

Thermage®treatments are typically 45 minutes for eyes or face and up to 90 minutes for larger body areas.

Will the treatment hurt?

At ArtMed we have the latest Thermage® CPT technology – it adds a gentle vibration sensation and interspersed cooling bursts that give you even more comfort during treatment. You will feel cooling and heating sensations during each pulse. Throughout the procedure, your physician will ask for feedback on the level of heat sensation to help balance your comfort with maximum results. After treatment, your skin may be slightly red, but most people resume regular activities immediately after treatment. There’s typically no recovery time or special follow-up care.

How many treatments will I need?

One treatment is all you will need to see and feel real results.

What kind of results can I expect?

Most patients can see and feel Thermage®results very soon after treatment – in as little as one day.  Continued improvements and contouring can happen for up to six months as your body regenerates collagen. Your body actually produces new collagen which is how the collagen matrix thickens and creates a smoothing effect. Even better, results can last years.

Some impressive numbers:
  • Thermage is available in more than 80 countries worldwide
  • Over 2,500 physicians offer the treatment
  • Over 1 million treatments performed
  • Over 35 issued patents on radiofrequency technology
  • Over 50 clinical studies, demonstrating results
  • The longest history of safe and effective radiofrequency treatments
  • The first and only FDA clearance for non-invasive, energy-based eyelid treatments
  • Thermage received aesthetic clearance in 2002
  • Over 10 years of experience delivering safe and effective patient results

RegenPlasma Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections (P.R.P)

RegenLabPlasmaThe use of PRP is not new, and has long been recognized for its accelerated wound healing properties in surgical applications as well as sports injuries.These days, this technology is being used for cosmetic enhancement with outstanding results.

Many people, including movie stars as well as celebrities, are having this treatment to utilize their body’s own healing potential and to stimulate natural skin rejuvenation.

Who should have Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?

PRP is ideal for people who want to improve the texture of their skin, add volume to their face and reduce fine lines without undergoing plastic surgery. PRP has a thickening and tightening effect on the skin, leaving you with a youthful glow.

What areas can be treated with Regen Plasma™?

  • crepey neck
  • around the eyes
  • back of the hands
  • décolletage

How many treatments will I need?

The number of PRP treatments you will need is dependent upon factors such as your age and the condition of your skin. It is recommended that you have two to three treatments at intervals of four weeks. You may need to have maintenance treatments every six to twelve months depending upon your personal needs.

How long will the results last?

PRP Treatment results vary from person to person, although in most patients the results last between 18 to 24 months. The use of cosmeceuticals (a cosmetic that has medicinal properties, glo makeup) and pharmaceutical grade skin care (Vivier Skin Care) would aid prolonged results.

What results can I expect from PRP Therapy?

PRP Therapy results become visible after about three weeks as the platelet stimulated growth increases more collagen growth leading an improvement in the skin’s texture and tone.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Men

Cosmetic treatments are not limited to women only! An increasing number of men are also choosing this type of procedure in order to enhance their looks and give them a competitive edge.


SkinTyte II™

skin tyteSkinTyte II™ utilizes a range of infrared energy to deeply heat dermal collagen while protecting the entire treated area with sapphire contact cooling. This process promotes contraction of the collagen, initiating the body’s natural healing process. Following treatment, a new foundation of collagen is created leading to increased skin firmness. SkinTyte II delivers uniform, targeted and deep heating to effectively coagulate soft tissue. Since there is no downtime, patients may resume their regular activities immediately following treatment. In addition, SkinTyte II offers fast, safe and effective treatments tailored for all skin types, making it the most cost-effective tissue heating device on the market.

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