The skin is the largest living and changing organ of the body. Cells and intracellular substances undergo numerous changes including constant degeneration and renewal. When this natural cellular cycle is not working adequately, the alterations in the dermal structure lead to changes in the resilience and strength of aging skin.
The clinical manifestations of unhealthy skin are:
- Aging results in wrinkles and fine lines, laxity, dryness, loss of collagen and longer healing time.
- Photodamages from UV exposure result in loss of elasticity, hyperpigmentation, wrinkling, and precancerous and cancerous lesions.
- Melasma caused by hormonal changes during menstruations, pregnancy or while taking oral contraceptives.
- Acne: Scars and uneven tone and surface.
Dr Mario F. Bernier, board certified plastic surgeon, knows about the importance of skin restauration before starting a resurfacing treatment plan. We can achieve superior results and maximize outcome with simple but yet effective pre-treatment sessions. Our specialized procedures are performed only by qualified aestheticians. All of which are members of the association of: Society Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS).
Skin preparation: Process and purposes
Peelings, an exfoliation process
Different kinds of chemical peeling exist, such as: TCA, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, are among many. The results and downtimes will vary from one a procedure to another. The exfoliative procedures we prefer at the clinic, remove parts of the epidermis above the basal layer. They are beneficial for temporary correction of epidermal problems by breaking of intercellular bridges to enhance effects of keratolytic agents. This safe technic, will allow the skin to produce new cells while the dead cells are removed. We offer two types of chemical resurfacing techniques: Skin Tx®RESTORE rejuvenating treatment and the Vivier Peel ™ facials. They don’t replace the action of fractional laser treatment, but can be good alternative for texture, smoothness and healthy-looking skin improvement.
Tx Jessner PLUS™ Skin Tx®
Tx Jessner PLUS™ Skin Tx®, is produced by combining 14% of Resorcinol (USP), 14% Lactic acid (USP), 14% Salicylic acid (USP) and patented anti-aging ingredients. The application of Jessner’s solution will “open” the epidermis to activate the ingredients penetration and maximise their effects. The treatment protocol recommends 2 treatments applied over 2 months combined with a personalized at home medical grade treatment. Patients may experience a slight tingling sensation as the treatment acts on the skin. There are fewer side effects associated with the treatment; 48 hours after the procedure, the skin may peel, be show redness and dryness. The amount of sloughing experienced will vary depending on the patient’s skin condition and is not an indication of effectiveness. Peeling and redness, if any, may last for three to five days. For best results, patients must use the medical grade anti-aging daily system at home.
This non-invasive treatment will help to reduce: acne, enlarged pores, age spots, fine lines & dull complexion.
Vivier Peel™ is a facial treatment that generate a micro-exfoliation of the skin. The treatment will leave the skin: radiant, luminous and clear. With no down-time, this 15 minutes peel will give your skin a healthy look and it’s so gentle it can be given, up to once a month.
When the skin is dehydrated and shows a rough, flaky or dull appearance, we can upgrade the Vivier Peel™ treatment with the Vivier Peel™ Brillance facial. In addition to the Vivier Peel™, we integrate a pharmaceutical grade topical agent with hydration and calming benefits. By removing dead cells, the skin is prepared for subsequent stimulation. This rehydrating treatment will supply intense moisture to dehydrated skin. It nourishes and softens the skin to revive and restore radiance. The complexion appears fresher looking and facial features look plumper in only 45 minutes.
For the ultimate experience, we offer the treatment in its luxurious version: Vivier Peel™ Brillance Platinum. This superluxirious treatment with highly concentrated medical grade agents, such as advanced peptide technology, vitamin C L-ascorbic acid (USP) and retinol, will boost skin’s vital functions. It delivers exceptional skin toning and firming benefits to help diminish the visible appearance of lines. The skin looks “lifted” in only one hour.
Usually, specialized treatments combine in-office procedures and corresponding premium home care kits.
Hydrafacial Essential treatment
This ultimate treatment to immediately reduce the look of fine lines, acne, hyperpigmentation, congestion, and uneven skin tone. With this 4 steps process you will enjoy: Cleansing and exfoliation: dead skin cells are removed to reveal healthy new skin. Acid peel: this gentle peel helps loosen dirt and debris from pores without irritation. Extraction: Painless, automated extractions use Vortez suction to clean out pores. Hydration: Antioxidants ans hyaluronic acid are Vortex-fused to nourish and protect. 20 minutes
Hydrafacial Skin Brightening treatment
This treatment includes the same steps as the Essentiel Hydrafacial treatment, which we add the BRITENOL serum and a luminotherapy session of 12 minutes to maximize the effectiveness of treatment. The treatment ends with the ZO brightening mask. This treatment is ideal for all skin type and for patients concerned by their brown spots. 60 minutes
Hydrafacial Purifying (Acne)
This 45 minutes treatment will make you glow! The skin regains its vitality and imperfections are minimized. This treatment includes the same steps as the Essential treatment, which we add a blue light therapy.
Hydrafacial the LUXE Purifying treatment
Upgrade your Purifying Hydrafacial treatment, this one includes a lymphatic drainage to the face, the Hydrafacial Essential basic 4 steps with double extraction, and a blue led therapy session. This 1 hour treatment will reveal healthy new skin.
Hydrafacial Anti-Aging treatment
This rejuvenating treatment is specially designed for all skin types. This effective treatment offers a combination of the Essential Hydrafacial’s4 steps treatment, a DERMABUILDER serum application and a red light therapy to improuve the benefits of the serum. It will leave your skin with a vibrant glow. A 45 minutes treatment of pure pleasure and relaxing.
Hydrafacial Mature Skin treatment
Re-awaken the skins youthfulness and capture its vitality with this truly radiant treatment. Indulge
in the benefits of the 4 steps Essential Hydrafacial treatment, GROWFACTOR serum application (from stemcells) and a session of red light therapy. The treatment ends by the mask application of your choice. Designed to refresh, brighten, tighten and illuminate the appearance of the skin for a complexion that is youthful and radiant. A luxury that you will enjoyed for 45 minutes. Ideal for all types and aging skin (fine lines, wrinkles, laxity), and/or dull lackluster complexion.
Hydrafacial de LUXE Mature Skin treatment
Have the ultimate luxurious experience: Lymphatic drainage of the face, the Essential Hydrafacial’s 4 steps treatment of the face, neck, neckline and hands, GROWFACTOR from stemcells serum or BRIGHTALIVE serum application and a red light therapy. You’ll enjoy this exquise delight during 1h30. Ideal for mature skin, and patient concerned by aging-skin (Lines, fine-lines, skin laxity)
Hydrafacial Essential 3 treatments Passeport
Hydrafacial Essential 6 treatments Passeport
Lymphatic drainage treatment of the face
A natural detox treatment! In 15 minutes only, we help the skin to eliminate the toxins to reveal a healthy skin tone. To enjoy by itself or combined with a skin treatment.
LED therapy (Blue or red)
The red light therapy will help to fight the aging skin, post-procedure redness and rosacea.
The blue light therapy is ideal to treat elarged pores and to control sebum production for oily skin.
Hydrafacial hands treatment
To enjoy by itself or combined with your favorite Hydrafacial treatment. You’ll be please with this little extra that will leave your hands soft and younger looking.
Neckline Hydrafacial treatment
Extend your Hydrafacial treatment to the neckline!
Dermabuilder or Britenol Booster Serum
Add a complex to your Essential Hydrafacial treatment; the Dermabuilder complex will help to produce collagen and the Britenol serum will help to diminish the appearance of pigmentation spots. (brown spots)