Every April we are excited to profile our Medi Spa services. You know our luxury so now you can see our results! Please join us on April 16 - 18 for our Virtual Medi Spa Event. This year our event will be streaming with live demonstrations of our most popular services. You may sign up just like a yoga class, with the links outlined below. Our technicians will be answering questions in real time while they perform their treatments.
There will also be discounts on all laser and facial services that are demonstrated plus Galderma coupons for injectables.
Friday, April 16
Merges three of the most effective skin renewal technologies into one single treatment to improve uneven skin tone and texture, as well as treat fine lines and wrinkles in as little as one session. Click here for more info on Triniti
Simulates the release of growth factors resulting in the synthesis of collagen and elastin, leaving your skin younger, tighter, firmer and healthier.
Saturday, April 17
Cosmetic injectables are a safe, easy and effective way to give yourself a more youthful and natural appearance using neuromodulators and filler.
Non-invasive body contouring treatments to safely target and destroy stubborn fat, and reduce cellulite.
Target unwanted pigment while enhancing the production of collagen, helping to soften the appearance of aging and sun damaged skin.
Offers firmer, smoother skin on the face, chest, arms and stomach
Rids unwanted facial and body hair effectively and safely, for all skin types
Sunday, April 18
Vitamin A&C (powerful antioxidants) are infused into the skin giving a healthy glow.
Manual resurfacing treatment on the skin to exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin, skin cells and vellus hair ( commonly known as peach fuzz)
Overall rejuvenation of skin. Corrects a variety of skin issues including fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, texture and promotes overall youthfulness
Just like our streaming yoga classes, you will use the Virtual MediSpa Event tab in Mindbody or the App and click on the date of the session you want to watch (if you haven’t done yoga, just log into mindbody here and set up your account). To get to the Sunday you need to click to the next week.
Triniti Plus is an effective skin renewal treatment, offering up a trifecta of skin-perfecting power. The Triniti Plus series merges three of the most effective skin renewal technologies into one single treatment to improve uneven skin tone and texture, as well as treat fine lines and wrinkles in as little as three sessions.
Triniti Plus offers a complete skin program for immediate, visible and long-lasting results in three steps:
- First, a Photofacial to improve uneven skin tone, sun damaged skin, spider veins, and brown spots.
- Next, Sublime to contour your skin to treat fine lines and wrinkles for the appearance of smoother skin.
- Then, Sublative to resurface and treat a variety of skin conditions including acne scarring, skin texture and tautness, fine lines and moderate wrinkles, and pigmentation issues.
There may be some minor discomfort during treatment with the third and final Sublative procedure causing a hot pinching sensation. Most clients easily undergo this treatment with minimal discomfort. In addition, topical anesthetic cream and external cooling can be used to increase your comfort level.
How Many Treatments will I need? Compared to other treatment programs, Triniti Plus saves time, as all three treatments are completed in just one session. Depending on each individual’s skin type and concern, an average of three sessions spaced 4 weeks apart is usually required to achieve optimal results. In order to keep the results going, a maintenance session may be required 6 months afterward.
Should I expect any downtime? Most clients feel a warm, prickly sensation and have a pink or “sunburnt” appearance, with some having mild swelling after treatment. Pinpoint or Micro crusting/scabbing will usually form 24-72 hours post treatment and may remain for several days. Do not touch, pick, or scratch as they should be allowed to shed off naturally. Make-up can be applied after the first 24 hours. We recommend Jane Iredale mineral makeup.
When will I see results? You will see a gradual and continual improvement over the course of your treatments, with optimal results showing approximately 4 weeks post-treatment.
What is my aftercare? Try and avoid applying anything to your skin for 12 hours after treatment. If there is discomfort you may apply cool water or an ice pack. After 12 hours use your recommended home care as prescribed. Your home care products are integral to the healing process and to provide optimal results. APPLY SUNSCREEN (very important). Your skin will be sensitive to the sun.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT) is a treatment designed to promote skin rejuvenation. We use the Innopen, which houses tiny needles to create very fine micro tunnels in the skin, creating new collagen and elastin. The depth can be adjusted for different areas of the face and neck. We are basically tricking your skin into thinking it has been wounded, but as a result, we’re thickening the dermis (skin) and improving the texture with this procedure.
Helps to improve the appearance of scarring, texture, pore size, sun damage including melasma, fine lines and wrinkles and even stretch marks. It also helps to shrink pores and tightens the skin. It’s practically like reverse aging. Everything simply looks smoother, firmer and younger afterwards.
Microneedling is especially successful when used on the face, neck, and décolleté. Results are cumulative, but you should start to see results after your very first treatment session. Microneedling helps increase product absorbency up to 85%! Using the recommended home care is essential in achieving long lasting results. After your treatment we will send you home with a sample pack of Environ to help care for your skin as well as product recommendations.
What should I expect during treatment? During your treatment we will thouroughly cleanse the area and apply numbing cream. Once the numbing cream takes effect we will use a stamping motion with the microneedling device along your skin. As it makes contact, 13 tiny needles penetrate the layers of the epidermis (skin) closest to the surface.
Does it hurt? If the idea of tiny needles piercing your skin sounds like it would bring with a serious ouch factor, you don’t need to worry. We use a medical grade numbing cream to help minimize discomfort.
How often should I get it done? Overall, the number of treatments you will need depends on how you respond to your treatments and the extent of the damage at the start of your treatment.This treatment is safe enough to repeat every 4 to 6 weeks until you achieve your desired results. We recommend that you undergo at least three treatments to start with, with about 4 to 6 weeks time in between each treatment.
Is there any downtime?
While you may be a little red after treatment, no downtime is required and the redness usually subsides within a couple of hours, making your results hassle-free to maintain! We recommend waiting 24 hours before applying make up and strongly recommend using a mineral foundation.
Neuromodulators such as Dysport® and Botox® are injectable drugs that relax and soften the skin by restricting facial muscles from contracting. The effects of this can be reduced or erased wrinkles, decreased oil production and facial contouring to provide a younger, refreshed appearance.
Botox® and Dysport® are the most popular cosmetic neuromodulators which act as a muscle relaxant. This procedure involves injections small doses of a neurotoxin solution. These differ from dermal fillers such as Restylane® and Revanesse® that are injected into certain areas of the face to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, fine lines, and folds in the skin by restoring volume.
Dermal Fillers can smooth out and plump the skin around the mouth, nose and eyes. They also provide volume, symmetry and definition to cheeks, chin, temples, jawline and fill out lips.
Neuromodulator’s are used to improve the appearance of many common expression lines, such as crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines.They can also help the appearance of drooping eyebrows and gummy smiles.
When will I see results?
The effects of Dermal Fillers are usually noticeable almost immediately, but it can take a few days to “settle into” it’s final shape. Full results tend to be visible within a week.
Neuromodulator results are noticeable between 3 to 7 days, it can take a few weeks to see maximum results.
How long will it last? Due to the natural nature of Dermal Fillers they will last from 4 - 24 months depending on area being treated, with lips being 2 - 6 months.
Neuromodulator’s last an average of 3-4 months. It is also common for first-timers to notice that it may not last as long initially but may last longer after the second treatment. Those with very active lifestyles or high metabolisms may see the effects soften faster.
Will injectables make me look "frozen"? “Frozen” or expressionless looks are usually the result off too much Botox® or Dysport® being injected. Carly, R.N. works with you to ensure you look natural while slightly minimizing the muscle activity.
Is there any downtime?
One reason Dermal Fillers are so popular is that the related side effects are minimal. Swelling, redness, tenderness or bruising are quite common near the injection site. All of these issues tend to resolve in less than a week.
Neuromodulator treatment takes very little time, and after your appointment, you can return to your daily routine right away.
What is a cannula?
Traditionally fillers have been injected with the use of sharp tip needles, but cannulas have revolutionized the way these fillers can be injected.
Cannulas work similarly to needles but have a rounded blunt end. A sharp tip needle is used to puncture the skin and the cannula enters through this puncture, following the natural planes of the tissue and allowing access to larger areas with more precise filler placement. Due to the blunt tip of cannulas veins are not disturbed, which minimizes the chances of swelling and bruising.
Although cannulas are a great choice for filling larger areas, sharp tip needles may be the better choice depending on area.
At Bliss YogaSpa we have two body contouring devices to help manage those stubborn areas we want to work on.
UltraShape Power is the first and only Health Canada cleared, non-invasive body-shaping procedure to use focused, pulsed ultrasound energy to selectively and safely destroy fat cells.
VelaShape III is a non-invasive body contouring treatment using a complex of four energies; light, radio frequency, vacuum and massage mechanism to target and smooth cellulite, increase circulation and reduce body circumference.
Since most clients are looking for fat reduction as well as skin tightening, combining UltraShape Power® and VelaShape III®, is the best way to achieve maximal total body goals.
What Areas can be Treated?
UltraShape Power is an alternative for women and men who want an effective removal of excess fat cells without surgery, and focuses on the abdomen, bra line, inner and outer thighs (saddle bags) and flanks (love handles).
VelaShape III is designed to address both large and small areas on the body so can be a fantastic solution for cellulite and fat deposits found on the thighs, buttocks, love handles, abdomen, flanks, back and arms.
How many treatments do I need?
Typically, three to four UltraShape Power treatments are recommended, spaced two weeks apart for an optimal outcome.
For best VelaShape III results we recommend three to six sessions spaced 1 to 2 weeks apart.
For both procedures the number of sessions will vary based on desired result and treatment area.
Is there any downtime?
Unlike other fat-reduction procedures that use heat or freeze fat, UltraShape Power offers a pleasant, even relaxing experience. It is virtually painless and does not harm surrounding tissue, nerves, or muscle.
VelaShape III is a relatively comfortable treatment, with some comparing it to a hot stone massage. There can be some heat that causes mild discomfort but it is short lived and we touch in with you during treatment to ensure the heat is comfortable.
Both procedures leave no unwanted signs of treatment so you can resume normal activities immediately after!
When will I see results?
UltraShape Power patients reported seeing results as early as two weeks after their first treatment, but you should expect to see the best results after your recommended series of treatments is finished. UltraShape Power offers selective permanent fat-cell destruction, meaning the treated fat cells are permanently destroyed and cannot re-grow.However, other neighboring fat cells can increase in size, so for best results it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Some VelaShape III clients may see results after their first session with most seeing results after their third. Results are gradual and cumulative and will continue to improve, with the best results being most apparent two to three months after your final treatment. This is when the circumference and cellulite reduction will be at its most significant. A series of VelaShape III treatments are not permanent. However, following your treatment regimen and receiving maintenance treatments periodically will help to maintain ongoing results.
Following a balanced diet and exercising regularly will help prolong results from both UltraShape Power and VelaShape III
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, an IPL Photofacial is your answer to clear, luminous skin. This skin rejuvenation technology is used to treat both women and men, across a wide range of ages, skin types and skin conditions. Treatment can be applied to anywhere your skin shows signs of sun or age damage.
A photofacial works deep within the layers of your skin to treat many skin concerns, including sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), flushing, freckles, age and sun spots, spider veins, and slight loss of elasticity. Treatment can be very effective and produce amazing results. By stimulating the natural regeneration process you should see a boost in collagen production and a healthier skin layer with a more even tone, added firmness, and decreased spots of pigmentation.
You may experience some redness after the treatment which subsides within a day, with some clients experiencing mild swelling. Age spots and freckles will look darker for the first 3 – 7 days, and pulled pigmentation will become crusty or flaky, lasting up to 10 days.Do not touch, pick, or scratch as crusting should be allowed to shed off naturally.
Expect to resume normal activities immediately after treatment, including applying facial creams and makeup.
Is it painful?
For the most part, the IPL treatment can be completed with very minimal discomfort, with most people comparing it to a rubber band snap, similar to laser hair removal.
If necessary, settings can be adjusted on the laser device to ensure a comfortable treatment experience.
How many treatments will I need? We recommend getting a series of 3-5 sessions to produce natural-looking improvements to the appearance of your skin. However, the number of treatments depends on the severity of your problem area and its location.
Candela’s GentleMax laser is the gold standard when it comes to fewer wrinkles, younger looking, tighter skin. Clients who have been treated with the GentleMax are overwhelmingly happy with the results because it is a quick effective procedure. It is not sun sensitive like many other ablative treatments. You can receive a skin tightening treatment during your lunch break, it is that quick and comfortable!
Laser Skin Tightening is a series of laser treatments, using the Candela GentleYAG laser, designed to stimulate dermal collagen production and regeneration of damaged skin cells. The single-wavelength light energy produced by the GentleYAG targets fibroblasts in the dermis, which produce new collagen in response to laser energy. Increased turnover of skin cells is also stimulated, helping to regenerate and replace damaged cells. The GentleYAG can provide tightening on the face, neck, chest, upper arms, legs and other body areas that may benefit from softer, smoother skin quality, less sagging and wrinkle reduction.
In most cases 4 - 6 treatments spaced two to four weeks apart will produce a significant increase in collagen, remodelling of dermal matrix components, and a resulting improvement in overall skin tone and vitality.
When will I see results? The new collagen that is produced becomes part of the structure of the treated skin, and thus Laser Skin Tightening can produce improvements in skin which lasts for years. GentleYAG skin tightening is so powerful that new collagen production can continue several months after the treatment. Most people report improvement immediately, with even more dramatic results weeks later.
Using SPF, and maintaining the recommended skin care regimen will help to maintain results.
We use the gold standard, award winning Candela GentleMax system for hair removal.
The GentleMax laser targets and destroys the hair follicle at the root, delivering a burst of gentle energy and therapeutic heat to provide permanent hair reduction over the course of a few treatments. In additional super-fast treatment times, Gentle Hair Removal ensures additional comfort through its patented Dynamic Cooling Device™, which uses cooling bursts of liquid cryogen for the most gentle laser hair removal treatment available today!
Pain is always a concern with any type of hair removal. The GentleMax system has a Dynamic Cooling Device™, which instantly freezes the very top layer of skin. Within a couple milliseconds, the laser hits the same spot. This one-two punch of cold and heat that takes less than a second means most people will remain comfortable throughout the treatment.
It’s been compared to the feeling of snapping yourself with a rubber band. Yes, you feel it for an instant. Then it’s gone!
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on the area being treated, it can take two to three sessions to start seeing results. But keep in mind that everyone is different and that timing can vary.
On average permanent reduction is seen in 4 - 8 sessions, spaced about 4 - 6 weeks apart. However, you can expect a minimum of six sessions with some areas taking up to 12 sessions. It important to follow the recommended timing of laser hair removal, as we are trying to target new hair growth which grows in cycles.
We always recommend a complimentary consultation before any of our medi spa treatments.
The Do’s & Don’ts for Laser Hair Removal:
Do: Shave! We recommend shaving 1 or 2 days before your laser hair removal treatment. Shaving will leave the hair follicles healthy and more responsive to the laser.
Do: Exfoliate! We recommend exfoliating 3-4 days after treatment to avoid ingrown hairs forming under the skin. Exfoliating will also help remove any damaged hair follicles that will eventually fall out after treatments.
Don’t: Sun! It is very important to keep the area being treated out of the sun for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment 2 weeks post treatment. Lasers and the sun do NOT mix, so it is very important to not have any sun exposure to avoid burning the treated area.
Don’t: This is a biggie. You can shave in between sessions but don’t wax or tweeze! Laser Hair Removal targets the hair follicle, meaning tweezing or waxing, which pulls the hair out by the base, is a no-go.
Environ skin care delivers scientifically-proven results by combining vitamins, antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid at effective doses. Having the correct essential nutrients in your skin care is step one, having a system for the micro-delivery of these vital nutrients deep into the skin is the key to a beautiful and healthy appearance.
The Cosmetic CIT Roller has a smooth action roller head embedded with durable 0.1mm stainless stell micro needles for use on the face and neck. Together with topical Environ products this instrument assists in enhancing the effectiveness of ingredients in skin care products, restores the look fo skin tightness, speeds up the reduction of uneven skin tone, refines skin texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines and scars.
This is the perfect introductory treatment for those who are considering microneedling.
CIT Vitamin Infusion Facial Including CIT Roller- $299
This treatment includes the use of a gel micro-exfoliation followed by professional cosmetic needling with a CIT roller combined with an effective Vitamin A serum and finished with a moisturizing and calming rubberized alginate masque. Clients are given the CIT roller used in the treatment (a $160 retail value) as a home-care tool following the treatment.
Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently "shave" the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (aka peach fuzz).
What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning provides an effective and safe exfoliation treatment that promotes deeper product penetration, boosting the effects of skin care products while making the skin look and feel smoother and also reducing the appearance of acne scars. The treatment also works to remove facial hair that can trap dirt and oils.
How long does it take to recover from Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a quick, effective procedure that normally takes 45 minutes to complete. It is recommended that patients space treatments approximately two to four weeks apart for the best results. No, there is absolutely no recovery or down time with this treatment
Is Dermaplaning safe for sensitive skin?
Dermaplaning, or blading, is an exfoliating treatment that provides an alternative to chemical peels or microdermabrasion and is a good choice for anyone who has fine facial hair (peach fuzz), extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, or visible facial veins.
How do I take care of my skin after Dermaplaning?
The skin may feel a little tender after your initial treatment and may need some additional pampering. Use a gentle cleanser to avoid causing irritation. As mentioned previously, the outermost layer of cells have been removed and the cells remaining must be treated with care
What should I avoid after Dermaplaning?
Avoid heat, saunas, hot tubs and sweaty activity for 24 hours; this includes exercise of any kind. Avoid products containing any exfoliating agents (retinoic acid, retinol, tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, astringents, etc.)
Sublative Rejuvenation™ uses fractional bi-polar radio frequency to penetrate through the skin, causing only mild ablation on the surface of the skin, while the majority of energy is focused deep into the dermis. This allows more energy beneath the surface of the skin, to maximize collagen production, while keeping the top layer of the skin intact. As a result, fine lines, wrinkles and superficial skin discolorations are reduced, while the texture of your skin improves becoming smoother and more elastic. In 3-5 customized treatments, Sublative Rejuvenation can provide an effective acne scar treatment, anti-wrinkle treatment and overall rejuvenation and toning of the skin. This rejuvenating technology significantly reduces wrinkles, all types of skin imperfections, texture irregularities, and more. Proven in clinical trials, Sublative Rejuvenation provides deep dermal heating through RF energy. Clinical trials revealed that 83% of patients experienced significant improvements in skin brightness and 90% had significant improvements in skin smoothness and wrinkle reduction. Check out www.sublative.com for more information.