Skin Brightening Treatments

Skin Brightening Treatments

Skin Brightening treatments are designed to remove the dull complexion and hyperpigmentation to increase skin radiance.

Environmental factors such as sun exposure, air pollutants, low humidity and harsh winds can all contribute to your dull complexion, especially if sunscreen use is neglected.

How to Treat – Alone or in Combination

IPL PhotoFacial

IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a popular and versatile treatment that can improve a range of issues on the face, hands, neck, and chest, including brown spots, broken capillaries, and rosacea. The energy also stimulates collagen and elastin production, which helps improve the appearance of fine line and enlarged pores.

IPL technology is Health Canada approved and it works by delivering a scattered ray of light that allows it to penetrate all levels of the skin, without harming the surface. There is very little to no downtime. A series of treatments are required to see the best overall results. They are performed three to four weeks apart.

  • Procedure time: depending on the treatment area
  • Anesthesia: none
  • Pain level: mild
  • Recovery time: minimal
  • Results: within days to 1 week
  • Treatment effects: Indefinitely with regular maintenance treatments.

Microneedling

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT) and skin needling, is a noninvasive procedure that stimulates new collagen production. Using microneedles, tiny punctures induce collagen and elastin production, resulting in more youthful appearing skin. The release of these properties aid in repairing the texture and resiliency of the skin. Microneedling addresses minor skin concerns such as skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, stretch marks, and skin discolorations.

  • Procedure time: 30 minutes
  • Anesthesia: topical numbing cream
  • Pain level: Mild
  • Recovery time: 1 day
  • Results: 7-10 days
  • Treatment effects: best seen with multiple treatments and maintenance over 3-6 months.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been shown to have numerous growth factors that enhance the body's own response in collagen production. PRP therapy involves collecting a patient's own blood and spinning it down into a concentrate of plasma that has a high platelet concentration. This is then injected back into the candidate's skin. Given that the material that is injected into skin is obtained from the patient, the risk of reaction is close to none.

  • Procedure time: 45-60 minutes
  • Anesthesia: topical numbing cream
  • Pain level: none to mild
  • Recovery time: less than 1 day
  • Results: within 3-4 weeks
  • Treatment effects: best seen with multiple treatments and maintenance over 6-9 months.

Chemical Peel Facials

A chemical peel is a skin resurfacing technique to improve the appearance of the skin. A solution is applied to the skin which causes it to exfoliate and "peel off". There are many chemical peels available that range from superficial to deep. The choice depends on the desired depth of penetration, treatment effect, and recovery time. Typically, the deeper the peel, the greater the results, but they are also associated with greater recovery period and adverse effects.

  • Procedure time: 15 minutes
  • Anesthesia: not required
  • Pain level: none
  • Recovery time: none
  • Results: within 3-4 days
  • Treatment effects: best seen with multiple treatments and maintenance over 3-6 months.

Skin Care

Having a proper skin care regimen will not only improve and maintain your skin health, it will also contribute to the result from your in-office skin treatments and prolong it. Medical-grade skin care products are scientifically proven to deliver results with the formulation of active ingredients that is stable and right pH balance. We carry a wide range of skin care lines to accommodate all skin types and concerns.

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Speak with one of our skin care specialists at Nexx and find a regimen that is right for your concerns. Enjoy a complimentary skin care consultation with our expertly trained skin care specialists.

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