Looking good and feeling good are undeniably connected.
Both are important to quality of life. Dr. van Aardt and his associates offer a variety of medical aesthetics procedures and packages to help you look and feel your best — from improving your complexion to anti-aging treatments to addressing acne.
All recommended non-surgical medical procedures are based on your individual needs and are aimed at highlighting your natural beauty. They’re also a great complement to the spa services and clinical skin care our estheticians provide.
Botox® Cosmetic, Nuceiva, and Xeomin are neuromodulators that address “dynamic wrinkles” caused by facial expressions, including frown lines, crows’ feet, lines around the mouth, and forehead wrinkles. These products selectively relax facial muscles so the skin can repair itself and look more vibrant and rested. For over 20 years, doctors have used Botox® to treat various medical conditions, including excessive sweating and migraines. Because they treat the underlying cause of wrinkles, neuromodulators are also a great complement to other treatments, such as dermal fillers and skin tightening treatment. With regular treatments, the effects last longer and wrinkles may completely disappear. This is particularly effective for newer wrinkles and can prevent them from becoming permanent.
Juvederm®, Belotero®, and Teosyal® are bio-identical to naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in human tissue. As we age, the fat that gives our faces its youthful contours shrinks and slides, leading to drooping skin and wrinkles. Dermal fillers integrate easily to restore lost volume, support skin tightening, and smooth individual lines, leading to a more youthful appearance. These products also stimulate collagen production, help with skin remodeling and smoothing, and are virtually pain-free. Dr. van Aardt offers a range of dermal fillers that can be used for everything from a small area — such as the eyes or lips — to a full-face non-surgical facelift.
Juvederm® is a soft, pliable, and durable hyaluronic acid filler that provides natural and long-lasting results. Through years of experience and thousands of treatments, he has developed unique approaches to improve results and minimize side effects.
- Juvederm Ultra is our best-selling dermal fill and can be used to smooth wrinkles and lines, restore volume to your cheeks, and plump up your lips.
- Juvederm Voluma is used for deeper volume correction and is particularly effective as an anti-aging treatment to smooth out jowls, firm jawlines, and recreate the appearance of high, youthful cheekbones.
- Juvederm Volbella is the latest breakthrough in fillers, with amazing results that last up to one year, twice as long as traditional fillers. It also involves less swelling and lower risk of bruising after your treatment. It gently restores lip volume, defines lip borders, and helps smooth lines and wrinkles around the lips and chin.
Belotero® is a line of soft, pure and long-lasting hyaluronic acid filler used worldwide and very popular in Canada and Europe. It’s an excellent option for facial volume restoration, contouring, smoothing, and sculpting.
Sculptra® is an innovative injectable collagen stimulant that diminishes lines, wrinkles, and folds to restore a more youthful appearance. Derived from fruit acid, safe and biodegradable Sculptra naturally stimulates your skin and underlying tissues to produce collagen. Results are gradual and natural and can be enhanced by combining Sculptra with Botox and IPL laser, as well as appropriate skin care.
Radiesse® fills and simultaneously stimulates your body to increase collagen production. It offers immediately smoother skin and reduced wrinkles, results that last a year or longer, and ongoing improvements in the skin. It is especially effective for cheekbones for reversing the signs of aging in your hands.
Teosyal® is a top selling Hyaluronic Acid filler brand available world-wide and offers a range from soft to very elastic hyaluronic acid fillers for a wide range of indications. It is an excellent choice for skin boosting, but also for volumizing and other anti-aging purposes.
VolumaLift™ was developed by renowned Toronto-based plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Mulholland, who personally trained Dr. van Aardt in this treatment approach. This anti-aging treatment uses a dermal filler to return volume to seven critical areas of the face and produce results that can last up to a year or longer. Deflation in the face is treated with holistic volume restoration performed with a micro-cannula technique for minimal risk, bruising, and downtime. VolumaLift is one of the most cost-effective ways to benefit from dermal fillers, and is often combined with skin tightening, PRP, skin boosters, Botox and IPL photo rejuvenation for the ultimate results. Package pricing is determined to meet your individual needs.
Soft-Lift and Rejuva-Lift each combine treatments to create a personalized procedure that brings out your natural beauty and gives you plumper, smoother, firmer skin; youthful contours; and a lifted mid-face and brow with more rested looking eyes.
Soft-Lift combines dermal fillers to restore volume in synergy with Botox to relax the muscles that create wrinkles.
Rejuva-Lift was created by Dr. van Aardt. ThermiSmooth® 250 skin tightening is added to increase skin elasticity and firmness by restoring collagen in the deeper layers. This unique combination approach gives you a more youthful and revitalized appearance without invasive surgery. In addition to results that are better than any individual treatment, this approach also significantly reduces the risk of bruising.
Designed by Dr. van Aardt, this quick lip plumping treatment is subtle, gradual, and beautiful. This procedure differs from traditional lip fillers and lip augmentation. By being virtually painless, Lunchtime Lips lip injections take about ten minutes, result in little to no downtime, and last six to twelve months. Lunchtime Lips can be repeated as needed every two to three months to achieve desired fullness with a natural-looking result.
LASER REJUVENATION CLINIC
Laser skin treatments are a non-surgical solution that helps even out skin tone, improve skin texture, remove spots, get rid of unwanted tattoos, and achieve clearer skin.
Photo rejuvenation is safe and comfortable. It uses IPL laser (intense pulse light) to revive the skin and can give you improved texture and complexion and a smoother and younger appearance. Dr. van Aardt might also prescribe topical treatments for specific conditions, including acne.
Photo dynamic therapy is a new skin rejuvenation procedure that treats mottled pigmentation, uneven complexion and tone, large pores, uneven texture, and acne. In combination with microdermabrasion and micro-needling, Levulan (aminolevulanic acid) is applied to the skin and activated by a light source. It treats rosacea and acne, and is Health Canada-indicated for the treatment of precancerous lesions (actinic keratoses) to reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Pixel® laser therapy offers a gentler, more gradual approach that leaves you with younger looking skin, better elasticity, and a smoother texture. Laser skin tightening can also improve skin damaged by sun exposure and acne scarring. It’s ideal for those who want a faster recovery time with minimal risk, and don’t mind waiting a bit longer to see final results.
ACNE TREATMENT CLINIC
Acne is a difficult and frustrating disease. It affects confidence and self-esteem, is often difficult to treat, and can strike at any age. Effective acne treatment requires proper diagnosis, appropriate step-by-step care, and regular follow-up. Combining prescription medication and acne laser treatments with appropriate skin care leads to better, more permanent results — including acne scar treatment — in less time. We recommend the following light and laser treatments:
Blue Light Therapy for Acne — BLU-U Blue Light Illuminator is used in conjunction with other treatments for acne. It kills acne bacteria, and can control or clear up acne for long periods of time when combined with appropriate recommended skin care.
Photo Rejuvenation and Photo Dynamic Therapy are also used extensively to treat acne.
CoolSculpting® is the most innovative non-surgical way to minimize annoying bumps, bulges, muffin tops, and love handles. It targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges — no needles, surgery, or downtime. Patients can relax during the procedure, and often return to work after the session is over. Safe, FDA-cleared, and effective, CoolSculpting results can be seen as early as three weeks following treatment and with the proper diet and exercise can be maintained indefinitely. This service is offered exclusively at our Bedford location, Vibe MediSpa.
Eclipse PRP (platelet rich plasma) uses the power of your own body’s wound healing response to repair and reverse aging skin or stimulate hair regrowth. This simple and virtually painless procedure involves taking a sample of your blood and extracting the platelets, which release growth factors that stimulate the healing of soft tissue. The process is simple and virtually painless. PRP is applied to clean, sterile skin via micro-needling and/or tiny injections, and is often combined with skin boosters for maximum effect.
Medical microneedling improves skin texture and tone and can minimize minor scars and fine lines by stimulating collagen growth. We use electric microneedling pens instead of traditional needle rollers for comfort and precision. A pre-treatment numbing cream makes this a near-painless experience, and improvement can continue for months following treatment. PRP is often combined with microneedling for best results.
SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENTS
Skin tightening treatments get to the root of loose, droopy, and wrinkled skin and stimulate your body to repair itself by producing more collagen. The day of treatment is just the beginning: once your body starts to produce more collagen, results improve with time and last longer than with many other treatments.
Dr. van Aardt offers the industry-leading ThermiSmooth 250® procedure (also known as NuEra®), which addresses the fundamental cause of loose skin, requires no downtime, and can be used on the face and other areas of the body, including cellulite and sagging on the upper arms, hands, décolleté, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.
ThermiTight is the first aesthetic procedure to deliver controlled but optimal thermal energy under the skin to reverse the effects of aging. Ideal for patients who want more results than non-invasive procedures can deliver and DO NOT want surgery, ThermiTight is great for the face, neck, tummy, and thighs.
ThermiSmooth® 250’s non-invasive skin smoothing delivers precise heating through the skin’s surface and aimed at the deeper skin layers. Treatments are gentle and patients often say it feels like receiving a warm massage. Larger body applicators heat as deep as the fat layer to promote slimming by eliminating fat cells, in addition to tightening the skin and tissues in three dimensions.
V2 SKIN BOOSTERS
V2 Skin Boosters improve fine lines, dull skin, small scars, and skin dehydration. Multiple tiny injections deliver water-rich natural hyaluronic acid and vitamins to hydrate, plump, and beautify the skin. A pre-treatment numbing cream makes this a near-painless procedure with effects that improve with each subsequent treatment. Long term, the skin repairs and improves. This is the perfect “quick fix” skin treatment for fresh, instant results.
ThermiVA is an innovative breakthrough in vaginal rejuvenation and functional restoration for women. Many women silently suffer from symptoms related to pelvic floor and vaginal wall laxity that can come with pregnancy or aging, including stress incontinence, vaginal dryness, and sexual and orgasmic dysfunction. ThermiVA treatments help you reclaim, restore, and revive your most intimate area. Three comfortable, painless, and non-invasive treatments four weeks apart give substantial results that can last a year or more. Other treatments can be inconvenient and uncomfortable and require downtime. ThermiVA patients can return to normal activities directly after treatment.