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Tightening & Lifting

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Look Years Younger by Tightening and Lifting Skin Laxity

As we age, the cumulative effects of sun damage, weight fluctuations and genetics can all have a profound effect on the elasticity of our skin. Elastin fibres within our skin are similar to miniature rubber bands contained within our connective tissue throughout the body. While collagen is an important part of the building blocks for our skin structure, elastin is also an important protein, produced by fibroblasts, that allows our skin to return to its original shape after stretching or contracting.

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Skin Laxity Concerns

Whatever the cause, lax and sagging facial or body skin is a cosmetic concern for many men and women.

As we age, we lose collagen and elastin which results in deflation and descent, especially in the face. Cheeks and jowls begin that subtle pull down resulting in an undefined jawline giving us a look that is less than youthful. Fortunately, with some of the industry’s best in class technologies we can improve some of the most stubborn areas of the face with long lasting results.

Skin laxity of the neck- so it hangs, is a result of ageing, weight loss or, in some cases simply genetic. The culprit is loss of elasticity and thinning of the skin, as well as the emergence of platysmal or ‘necklace’ bands- thin bands of muscle in your neck which become more prominent as skin thins.

The eyes are an individual’s most striking feature and usually the first thing everyone notices. As we age the area around our eyes is often the first part of our body that begins to show our age. The skin begins to lose its elasticity- ‘crow’s feet’ and ‘eye hollows’ develop- and the pull of gravity causes the lower eyelids to appear baggy, the upper eyelids to sag, and the eyebrows to droop. This is particularly prevalent among smokers and those who have had excessive sun exposure.

Sometimes when you lose weight you also gain loose skin that’s preventing you from achieving the look you ultimately desire. Or sometimes it’s just part of the ageing process or genetics that causes sagging body skin. Sagging skin can happen in a variety of anatomical areas- abdomen, the décolleté and breast area, upper arms and knee areas.

Skin Laxity Treatment Options

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to tightening and lifting lax skin- the most appropriate treatment will depend on several factors including the particular area on the face or body, quality of the skin and age.

For the most part, the science behind skin tightening is the same amongst technologies, only the delivery systems to heat the dermis to stimulate the body’s own natural healing process to differ. Old, lax collagen and elastic fibers are replaced with fresh, young and better-organized fibers over a period of time, typically three to six months.

After a thorough examination and consultation, Sante Medical will create a customized treatment plan to promote the body’s natural tightening response.

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Ultherapy

The gold-standard alternative to a surgical facelift- uses focused ultrasound energy to tighten and lift.

Ultherapy is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift. A highly effective treatment, it uses focused ultrasound energy to tighten the underlying deep muscle fascia providing an overall lift while stimulating collagen growth to tighten skin.

Unlike lasers and other technologies, Ultherapy avoids the surface area of the skin, delivering the right energy at the right depths and temperature for collagen reproduction. It is the only procedure to use ultrasound imageing, which allows us actually to see the layers of tissue we target during the treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most effective.

Concern: Skin that has begun to deflate and descend

Areas: Face, neck and décolleté

60-90 minutes, once.

Minimal to none

Fotona SP Dynamis Laser

One of the world’s most advanced laser systems featuring multiple treatment modalities including skin tightening. Minimally invasive, highly effective, and having a high patient satisfaction rating.

The Fotona SP Dynamis Laser approach stimulates the new formation of collagen and elastin. Your skin will not only look rejuvenated but also younger, tighter and more vibrant.

Fotona Piano mode provides for the deep homogeneous bulk heating of the dermis, useful to provide a lifting and tightening effect with minimal discomfort and shortened recovery times.

Tightening for all skin types.

Concern: Facial and body skin laxity

Areas: Face, neck, décolleté and some areas of the body

Approximately 60 minutes

Will depend on the method chosen to tighten certain areas of the face or body but downtime is minimal either way.

SmartXide CO2 Laser

An assertive tightening and lifting treatment providing dramatic results, particularly around the eye area. Treated areas also benefit from the rejuvenation of skin tone and texture.

A fractional ablative procedure for the skin.

Thousands of tiny columns of laser energy vaporize the skin tissue in the epidermis/dermis and stimulate the growth of fresh new collagen and elastin. Since only a fraction of the skin is treated, the non-treated adjacent skin promotes fast healing. New collagen production provides a lifting and tightening effect. Particularly effective for treating lax skin around the eye area.

It’s more than skin resurfacing, it is deep skin rejuvenation, tightening and lifting results that are more dramatic than with a non-ablative laser

Concern: Deflation and descent (while improving tone and texture).

Areas: Full or partial face, neck, décolleté, around the eye area and select areas of the body

60-90 minutes, once.

Dependant on the depth of treatment, up to a week in some cases

EndyMed Intensif

Gold standard radio-frequency technology- provides superior skin tightening by taking micro-needling technology to the next level.

EndyMed Intensif features an array of insulated, gold plated needles that are used to safely and effectively deliver focused energy deep into the dermis, triggering the skin’s natural healing process.

Rejuvenates and refreshes the skin while reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles and traumatic scars in all skin types.

Concern: Lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, tone, textural irregularities, some forms of scarring and mild stretch marks.

Areas: Face, neck, décolleté and body

45-60 minutes, three treatments in 4-week intervals

None to 24 hours

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Meeting All Your Cosmetic & Wellness Needs in One Location

The Location

Our Beltline location is easily accessible on the corner of 15th Avenue and 14th Street SW, just minutes away from downtown.

Where to Park?

Complimentary parking is available on the side of the building (enter the alley between 14th and 15th Avenue off 14th Street). Free two-hour parking is also available along 15th Avenue SW.

Address

1451 14 St. SW
Calgary, AB T3C 1C8

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Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

In regards to Alberta's latest COVID-19 restrictions, Sante Medical will be closing for the next three weeks for personal health and wellness services, with our last open day being this Friday, May 7. We will remain closed until May 31, 2020, barring any extensions to the restrictions.

If you currently have an appointment booked between May 10 and May 31, you have been contacted by one of our staff members. Our phone lines remain open Mon-Fri 9-5pm for any booking changes or concerns.

While we are not offering any services during this time, we are available for virtual consultations and pick up for skincare products. To book one of these options, visit our website through the link in our bio or call us at (403) 245-8008. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we hope to see you soon. Stay safe!

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When it comes to resurfacing treatments, not all are created equal. Some provide a quick refresh, while others require more downtime. Some are meant to alleviate minor texture issues, and some go deeper into the dermis to tackle significant damage. Some target beautiful, youthful skin, and others target equally beautiful aging skin. Whatever option it may be, resurfacing treatment work to remove dead skin cells and layers of damage, leaving the skin sensitive to harmful UV rays, which makes the months before summer heat the best time to have resurfacing treatment done. Our team of specialists have years of experience that allow them to help patients understand what treatment their skin needs as well as the best way to take care of it post-treatment. Interested in learning more about our resurfacing options? Visit the link in our bio to book a consultation today!

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