As we get older, our skin loses its ability to replenish and repair itself. The production of collagen and elastin protein slows down, and our firm, radiant skin becomes compromised over time. More severe cases of loose, sagging skin around the face can contribute to the wrinkling process. In addition, rapid weight loss can exasperate issues with sagging skin all over the body.
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The many treatment options we offer are all Health Canada approved. They have been proven to be safe and effective by countless medical studies. But that’s not all — we’ve tested out each treatment we offer on ourselves to make sure they all work and do what they promise!
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As our patient, you receive excellent aesthetic care in a relaxed and supportive setting. Walk through the doors of our medical spa, and you become part of a family—one that’s committed to achieving your personal goals. We’re frequently complimented on how friendly our whole team is!
As a board certified physician-led practice, we have been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2009 and have an A+ rating. You’ll receive high-quality care at every step of you experience with us, from consultation to recovery.
Sublime skin tightening treatment is a quick and convenient option to treat loose, sagging skin. Sublime yields immediate results and causes no pain or discomfort to the patient. In addition, the procedure is good for all skin types.
This non-invasive treatment works by reversing the signs of aging using a proven combination of infrared light and bipolar radiofrequency energy to remodel the deep dermal layer of the skin. The process stimulates new collagen growth, which helps to maintain healthier, tighter skin.
Sublime is most commonly used in areas where skin aging and sagging are very prevalent, such as the eyes, cheeks, and neck. Patients will notice an immediate difference when their treatment is complete: smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin.
VelaShape™ II is another non-surgical skin-tightening option we offer. Like Sublime, VelaShape™ II uses multiple techniques such as bipolar radiofrequency energy and infrared light to improve aging skin. Where this product differs from Sublime is that it is primarily used on the body rather than the face. It also incorporates mechanical massage.
The tissue manipulation provided by the massage, in conjunction with the heat applied, helps to smooth out the skin by reducing cellulite while also tightening up laxity. This treatment is great for use on the abdomen, hips, and thighs.
VelaShape™ II is effective as a stand-alone treatment but can also be used in tandem with other treatments. There is no pain or discomfort for patients, and a series of about 5 treatments is recommended for maximum results.
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Sunken, Hollow Cheeks
With loose, sagging skin comes a common issue affecting the face: saggy and hollowing cheeks.
When you look in the mirror, are you concerned about the sunken, hollow appearance of your cheeks? Fallen cheeks are a common issue with aging and can be problematic for your appearance, adding years to the way you look regardless of how young you may feel.
Fallen cheeks and a gaunt appearance can affect patients as they age. They can also develop as result of poor lifestyle choices and disease. Technically speaking, the shape and prominence of your cheeks are impacted by the gradual decline in collagen production and a gradual loss of tissue from the underlying facial fat layer — most notably the fat in the cheeks, known as the buccal fat pads. As we age, the body produces less subcutaneous fat. This fat, located just below the skin (as opposed to visceral fat, which is located around your internal organs), deteriorates and begins to shift downward with the force of gravity.
With age collagen production also reduces. Having less collagen protein in your skin tissues means that your skin’s elasticity is reduced. Its ability to resist the effects of gravity is diminished, and combined with deteriorating fat pads, these effects create the drooping, sunken, aged appearance of fallen cheeks. When there is less support from underlying facial fat, the cheeks fall even farther.
It’s important to note that weakening bone structure may also contribute to a hollowing appearance.
Treatments for Saggy Cheeks
If you are interested in combating the loss of elasticity and volume that comes with the aging process, we offer two effective treatment methods: hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvéderm and Belotero) and Sublime.
Juvéderm and Belotero are injectable dermal-filler treatments that can take as little as half an hour to perform. The results are immediately visible, and there is no downtime!
This elegant and versatile treatment has an active ingredient called hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in humans and is incredibly effective at holding moisture. Hyaluronic acid bonds well with skin structures to create a fuller, perkier, more youthful appearance.
To tighten and lift the skin of the cheeks and make them smoother, we provide Sublime skin tightening treatment. Sublime employs bi-polar radiofrequency energy and infrared light to stimulate collagen production in the skin tissues. This restores skin elasticity, tightening loose skin and lifting the cheeks.