:Our mission is to have you looking and feeling your best and we do this with skill, precision and comfort. Here is a list of our services that we suggest for your skin inquiries.
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), is a must have treatment that heats the tissues below the deeper layers of the skin, causing it to contract and tighten. This enables the health and vitality of the skin to improve and become uplifted noticable!
The benefits of this astonishing SF HIFU Med treatment include:
Improve Sag skin under the chin
Reduces open pores
Improve Turkey neck
Dropping side of the mouth
Reduces smoker’s lines
Mid Face Lifting
Nasolabial Fold Reduction
Neck Lifting Tightening Decollete
Overall Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation, areas on the body where there is Flaccid Skin
Full Body Lifting
What can I expect post treatment?
Your skin may feel tender immediately after treatment which can last up a few weeks
No sun exposure for 24-48 hours after the treatment. If you need to be in the sun then a mineral SPF must be applied.
The treated area may be flush, red and feel tingly
Bruising and numbness in the treated area may occur which will subside in the next following days or weeks
No strenuous activity for 48 hours
Avoid alcohol for 48 hours
How many sessions will I need?
HIFU is a great treatment and delivers dramatic results as little as one – three sessions. Please give yourself 4 to 5 week break in between HIFU sessions.
Results will vary between each individual and can last 1-3 years without maintenance.
Everything About IPL
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a device that penetrates skin and targets collagen, vascular disorders, acne and sun spots and pigmentation. By aging, we loose collagen and this issue causes aging and sagging. IPL stimulates the collagen production and causes skin to look younger. It has the ability to destroy melanin pigments, spider veins and bacterias producing acne.
IPL is vastly used for pigmentation treatment, Rosacea and spider vein removal, acne treatment, nailfungus treatment, tatoo removal, rejuvenation and laser hair removal.
Risks: In the majority of the cases it is just a slight redness or bumps that will fade within a few hours or days. Rarely clients may experience short effects of scabbing, blistering, bruising or temporary discoloration. These side effects will clear by time and the skin turnover helps in this issue. Some medications may be applied to heal the area fast.
To avoid risks we assess your past medical history, your current health condition and we will do a “patch test” first to adjust the heat power with your skin tolorance.
It’s important to advise the technician on finding the heat intensity that is not painful but effective.
IPL is not a treatment of choice for dark skin.
Precautions Before Your IPL Treatment: We recommend for you to come to your appointment without any make up. Otherwise, we will have to remove it with a soft cleanser. It is recommended to avoid using AHA, BHA, Lactic, Citric, Glycolc Acids and Retin-A two weeks before the treatment. Accutane should be stopped 6 months before getting an IPL treatment as well. Tanning should be stopped 4 weeks before IPL.
Precautions After Your IPL Treatment: Hard exercise and hot tubs should be avoided for a week. Please see “Temporary Contra-Indications”
Sun screen with SPF of at least 30 should be used twice a day. In summer, if you are outside the whole day, you need to re-apply your sun screen every 2 hours.
How Long do You Have to Wait Between Your IPL Treatments?
If you are ligth skinned and not tanned you can have treatments every 3-4 weeks.
Generally, we recommend a package of 3 sessions for pigmentation or spider veins or acne removal. Rejuvenation and laser hair removal needs a package of at least 6 sessions with 2 to 4 sessions of touch up every 3 to 6 months.
You Are Not a Good Candidate For IPL if You Are Experiencing Permanent Contraindications, Such as:
Dark Skin, Sun burned skin,Contagous skin disease,Herpes Simplex,Epilepsy or seizures caused by flash ligths, Pregnancy / Breast Feeding,Visible skin trauma,Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome,Keloid,post surgical scars,open wounds,Vitiligo, Diabetes,Cancers, Porphyria, Hemophilia, Lupus disease, Gold injections, Xeroderma, use of anti coagulants, liver or kidney disease, heart diseases or pacemakers, autoimmune diseases such as SLE or arthritis rheumatoid, AIDS, thyroid disease, severe blood pressure, deep vein thrombosis.
Your course will be delayed if you are:
Pregnant or breastfeeding, have tanned skin, used waxing, threading: wait at least 4 weeks after your last treatment.
IPL Nail Fungus Removal
If you suffer from a nail fungus infection, you are not alone. An estimated 35 million people have cracked and discolored nails as a result of this embarrassing and sometimes painful condition.
IPL fungus treatments are an effective, pain-free alternative to drugs and surgery, and can cure nail fungus effectively. The most important advantage of laser in comparison to medical treatment is that its safer for the body and does not have any side effects, such as causing liver disorders. On the other hand it’s fast and effective so there is not a tiresoming procedure.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses small needles that prick the skin. These procedures stimulate the development of natural collagen in your skin. As we age our skin produces less and less collagen, and our skin begins to wrinkle, sag, and lose volume. However, micro-needling procedures cause the skin to produce more collagen, making the skin appear smoother and tighter. For this reason, micro-needling is also called collagen induction therapy. Microneedling does more than just improve collagen production. It also increases the body’s natural production of elastin and hyaluronic acid.
Benefits of Microneedling:
Enhances texture of skin
Stimulates collagen production
Can help reduce acne scars and hyperpigmentation
Can reduce the appearance of wrinkles
Can reduce the appearance of stretch marks in chest or legs
Can reduce the appearance of Rosacea and shrinks open pores
Microneedling is a quick and low pain procedure that it results in silky and soft skin
Acne does not discriminate. It is an embarrassing and sometimes painful condition that affects men,
women and teens, triggered by multiple factors, such as bacteria and hormones or diet and genetics. We offer IPL Acne Treatment, using it on clients who are looking for a safe and effective alternative to the radiational, topical and oral therapies. IPL Acne Treatments provide relief from active Acne, help to prevent future breakouts and promote healthy skin.
IPL fires an intense burst of light to target the pigmented lesions, leaving normal surrounding skin unaffected. The laser light converts to heat to destroy the damaged pigmentation cells which turn darker over following days and fall off. You may need to repeat the treatment because the pigments are located in different levels of the epidermis and by time they move to the top.
Spider Vein Removal
IPL is one of the best methods to eliminate superficial spider veins that look unpleasant.
IPL precisely releases strong controlled photon energy that is absorbed by spider veins and heats them up to a point where they collapse, being destroyed , fragmented and eventually cleared by the body immune system.
Note:Each session equals palm of hand.
“Syneron” Skin Tightening
Leave the house without concealer.Many of us wouldn’t dream of it, but it is possible. If your daily routine includes covering up dark spots and hyper-pigmentation, or if sun damage, acne or Rosacea have left your complexion uneven and blotchy, IPL Photofacial is your answer to achieve clear, luminous skin. This skin rejuvenation technology is used to treat both, women and men, across a wide range of ages and skin conditions. Treatment can be applied to anywhere, where your skin shows signs of sun or age damage.
Powered by the revolutionary Refrime™syneron technology, it delivers the most comprehensive range of aesthetic applications to successfully treat skin tones. empowers you to meet patient demand for non-invasive aesthetic improvements with minimal downtime.This wonderful service acts strongly on sagging, droopy skin that is an inevitable sign of aging due to the degradation of the elasticity and collagen that provides structural support. The solution to this aging sign, is the skin tightening technology Refrime™.
Refrime™syneron skin tightening is an FDA cleared, non-invasive non-surgical method that promotes collagen growth to remodel the skin’s dermal layer.
It enhances elasticity, lifts much more faster than other cosmetic devices.The results usually shows up immediately and in following days you will be amazed of having skin much more younger and more fresh than before.
RF Skin Tightening
An effective non-invasive non-surgical tightening and firming of the face, neck, and body.RF energy safely bypasses the skin surface, turning into heat to gently warm underlying tissue in a controlled fashion. This focused heat causes collagen fibers to constrict, resulting in tighter skin and improved contours of the face and body.
Skin Tightening gives you all natural option to actively turn back the clock on aging skin.
RF Skin tightening treatment strengthens collagen fibers that we loose as a result of aging. So it causes improvement in the skin laxity, sagginess and texture. As we age, we lose volume in our face primarily fat. As a result skin can hang down as gravity acts on it, creating droopiness, wrinkles and bands. This can be thought of as excess skin and is a similar concept as a dress that becomes too large as its owner loses weight. Sag skin may also happen after heavy diet or after pregnancy.
The result following an RF treatment is noticeable but maximum results shows up after 3-4 weeks and there is no downtime after the treatment.
Loose skin doesn’t stand a chance when it comes in contact with the deep dermal heating by this method.
Lipo Laser Treatment
Lipo laser is an alternative non-invasive solution for liposuction. It designed to target inch loss, body contouring and spot fat reduction. They address problematic fatty tissue in larger body areas such as the abdomen, back (flanks), and thighs and small areas such as chin.
Dual wavelength LipoLaser is innovative invention. Wave 650nm accelerates blood circulation, and wave 980nm goes deep into the skin tissues. This two wavelengths strengthen the fat burning effects, you can easily get rid of them with the help of LipoLaser slimming treatment.
We recommended a package of 8 sessions over 4 weeks with 2 treatments per week. Start today!
Treatment areas suitable for lipolaser:
- Upper legs
- Upper Arms
- Lower legs
Cellulite is a condition in which the skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled, lumpy appearance. It is most noticeable on the buttocks and thighs, and usually occurs after puberty. Approximately 90% of women start to develop cellulite. Causes include: Hereditary, hormonal disorders, sedentary lifestyle, high fat diet, tight elastic clothing.
What is Ultrasonic Cavitation?
Ultrasonc Cavitation is one of the latest effective treatments that, once the waves hit the body, create micro bubbles in fat cells that are comprised of vapor. These bubbles occur within the fat tissue and among interstitial liquid. Called the cavitation effect, this technique causes the interstitial liquid to transition between several phases. It starts to expand and contract. Before long, fat cells implode and the water and fat within them is released into the bod
y’s tissue. This liquid and fat is then absorbed and processed out of the body by the liver. Essentially, it causes fat to be consumed and removed by the body. Areas of treatment consist of stomach,arms and legs.To get the best result we recommend drinking water,a healthy diet and exercise regularly between sessions.Drinking at least 1.5 liters of water before and after the treatment helps body to expel fatty acids easier.
Is the treatment painful?
Ultrasonc Cavitation is painless. A tingling sensation maybe felt during the procedure.Sometimes heat sensation may also be felt during the treatment.
How long does it last the results?
Most cases the result is Long Lasting.However keeping healthy diet and regular exercise will help to keep fat off.Sedentary lifestyle and over eating especially oily food and alcohol can rebuild the cellulite again.
Am I a good candidate?
This method is safe and healthy peolple will be the best candidates.Patients with pace maker, cardiac or vascular disease or any other serious conditions maybe restricted from this treatment.Diabetic patients should avoid from this treatment.
We recommend to book appointments with a week interval.A combination therapy of Rf and Ultrasonic Cavitation helps to get rid of lumpy skin and creates much tighter skin.
At Vancouver Star Laser Centre you will experience best services effective in removing unwanted cellulite and fat tissue.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a safe, effective alternative to the time consuming and often painful process of removing unwanted hair. Our exceptional staff are professionally-trained Medical Estheticians and Technicians, certified in the use of all our medical-grade laser hair removal equipment.
While methods such as waxing, plucking and shaving offer only temporary solutions, laser hair removal will help you achieve more permanent results, without the discomfort of side effects, like ingrown hairs and skin irritation.
Microdermaberasion is one of the gentlest, non-invasive anti-aging skin treatments. It removes the top layer of the dead skin cells and exposes new skin cells underneath.
It reduces appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and smoothes out rough dry skin. It aids in clearing mild acne scars. Microdermaberasion works on all skin types and colors. It is not effective for deeper problems such as scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, or deep acne.
To achieve the maximum results from microdermabrasion treatment we recommend you to ask us for “Ozone Steaming Hydration ” on the treatment area before starting microdermaberasion.
using a facial ozone steamer loosens dirt particles in your skin and unclogs pores. Ozone also helps remove excess oils from your skin produced by the sebaceous glands located inside the skin. Using ozone therapy improves cell oxygenation and acts as antioxidants.
Hydration helps to remove more died epithelial cells and black heads. It improves open pores and refreshes your skin.You will enjoy of having softer and brighter skin.
“Our clients love to get microdermabrasion after facial hydration ozone steaming that makes them feel GOOD and Refreshed”
Unwanted tattoos do not have to be a permanent reminder of things you would rather forget.
Laser tattoo removal is a non-invasive way to safely and effectively remove unwanted tattoos. This treatment is for full or partial removal to allow for a new tattoo to be applied. All laser tattoo removal treatments are administered by our certified laser technician.