With aging, the skin on your face and neck weakens and loosens. Wrinkles and sagging develop. While you can’t stop time, you can fight back. For a painless, comfortable skin tightening procedure with no downtime, Sublime or VelaShape II may be the choice for you.
Experience The Heights Laser Centre Difference
Advanced Skin Tightening Technology
For every single one of our patients, we tailor each treatment plan based on their personal desires, medical history, and skin type in order to reach their goals. Because your satisfaction is our priority, we are always transparent and only recommend treatments that are best suited for you.
As a board certified physician-led practice, we have been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2009 and have an A+ rating. As our patient, you’ll receive high-quality care at every step of your experience with us, from consultation to recovery.
Minimal to No Discomfort
Unlike surgery, our patients describe this skin tightening treatment as relaxing. Imagine getting a warm, deep tissue massage. That’s what it feels like! Plus, you won’t experience any of the downtime associated with surgery, which means you can get back to regular activites immediately after your treatment session.
When you visit us for your initial consultation, you will have ample time to explain your concerns , ask all the questions you have about the procedure you’re considering, and hear all about what you can expect from your treatment and results. A one-size-fits-all solution is out of the question. We create an individualized treatment plan for each of our patients based on their specific needs and body characteristics.
During your examination, we will examine your problem areas to determine whether or not skin tightening treatments will help you get the results you want:
The skin around your eyes
These are the areas of the body most commonly treated through skin tightening procedures. If we determine you have too much loose or sagging skin to benefit from skin tightening, we will recommend an alternative procedure or plan. Ultimately, your satisfaction is our priority, and we will only recommend the best course of action to give you the results you want.
Before receiving your skin tightening treatments, a member of our team will take “before” photos of your problem areas. This is the best way to help patients (and us) see the reality of their results. You can review them as you progress with your transformation.
We will then make sure you are comfortably reclined and that your treatment area has been prepared.
Both of our skin tightening treatment options are pain-free, and most patients find it to be a pleasant experience.
During your treatment, you will enjoy a private room. You will also be able to enjoy time reading or checking your phone while your procedure is being performed. You may even choose to take a nap – the procedure is that easy!
For more than 10 years, we have been providing Vancouver residents with non-surgical solutions to all of their anti-aging needs. Our entire practice is developed around the comfort of our patients by providing them with exceptional patient-care and an enjoyable, relaxing office environment.
Your Skin Tightening Treatment Options
As we age, our skin can’t replenish and repair itself like it did when we were younger. Combine that with excessive weight gain, and weight loss, pregnancy, or genetics and many people end up dissatisfied with their lumpy, bumpy figure. Thankfully, we offer non-surgical solutions to get the tight skin you’ve been wanting.
Sublime Skin Tightening
Sublime skin tightening technology is used to tighten skin on the face. It is Health Canada and FDA approved to tighten the jaw line and reduce your smile lines (nasolabial folds). Sublime is not meant to replace a facelift, but this non-invasive procedure is ideal for people who do not want surgery and have minor to moderate sagging facial tissues. For men and women who have started to notice those typical signs of aging around the eyes, and cheeks, Sublime is the skin tightening system for the job. This procedure is effective on all skin types and is pain-free. Our patients even have the added benefit of seeing immediate results after their first treatment!
Sublime skin tightening is the perfect option to treat loose and sagging skin on the face over your lunch break, as it requires no downtime. The magic behind Sublime comes from the use of a combination of infrared light and bipolar radiofrequency energy to stimulate the growth of new collagen – the backbone to tight, rejuvenated skin.
Infrared light is delivered to the deeper layers of the skin while bipolar radiofrequency energy works at the same time to create heat at a low threshold, gently warming the skin without causing discomfort or unnecessary damage. The fibroblasts in the skin, cells that are responsible for synthesizing collagen and connective tissue, are triggered as they are exposed to this combination of energy. The fibroblasts then create fresh new collagen to support a stronger and healthier structural framework for the skin. And that’s how fine lines, wrinkles and sagging contours are made smoother, firmer and tighter!
Sublime can be used on any skin type, from normal to problematic. We usually recommend a series of 5 treatments for optimal results. Unlike Thermage, there is virtually no pain and treatments are completed in about an hour. A yearly maintenance treatment is recommended to further stimulate the skin to remodel collagen.
VelaShape II uses a combination of infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy, and vacuum. This combined treatment causes fat cells to become deeply heated, which results in new growth of collagen and elastin. It also means that the treated skin will have improved skin laxity, volume, and appearance.
VelaShape II is used on the body, rather than the face, and can be used independently, or in conjunction with another treatment for optimal results. For the best outcome, we usually recommend 5 treatments to get optimal results.
Most patients report that they experience no pain with VelaShape II skin tightening treatments, but some noticed a slight redness to the treated area. This resolves within a few hours after treatment.