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May 23rd, 2013
What is the Liposonix treatment?
The Liposonix treatment uses non-invasive, high-intensity focused ultrasound to get rid of fat around your waistline (abdomen and love handles) without surgery. Results are typically seen in 8 to 12 weeks.
How does the Liposonix treatment work?
High-intensity ultrasound energy is focused on the targeted fat. Skin is not damaged as targeted fat beneath the skin is destroyed by the ultrasound energy. The body naturally removes the destroyed fat from the treatment area, which may leave you with a thinner, more contoured waistline.
How is the Liposonix treatment different from other fat reduction products/procedures?
Unlike some other fat reduction procedures that often require multiple treatments to see results, with the Liposonix treatment, you can reduce your waistline by an average of 1 inch (2.5 cm), or about one dress or pant size, with a single one-hour treatment. Office visit time and individual results may vary. Results are typically seen in 8 to 12 weeks.
How long does a treatment take?
A Liposonix treatment of the abdomen and love handles is completed in about one hour. Office visit time may vary. Your healthcare professional can give you a better estimate after evaluating you.
How will Dr. Lupin know if the Liposonix treatment is right for me?
Dr. Lupin will decide if the Liposonix treatment is right for you based on an evaluation of a number of factors, including the amount of fat in the area to be treated and your overall health.
April 18th, 2013
Liposonix is buzzing in the media! Recently featured on celebrity TV shows including The Doctors, Dr. Oz, The View and Good Morning America, Liposonix is making waves for its ability to effectively reduce unwanted fat without surgery. Liposonix patients can lose 1 inch in less than 1 hour. Here’s how:
What is Liposonix?
Liposonix for fat reduction is a targetted method for body sculpting. Utilizing high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology, Liposonix selectively and permanently removes unwanted fat cells without harm to surrounding tissues for safe non-invasive fat removal. Ultrasound fat reduction by Liposonix is a leading recommendation for those seeking alternatives to surgical liposuction, tummy tucks, Cool Sculpt and laser lipo. Click here for a quick video tutorial.
Is Liposonix safe?
Liposonix employs a well-understood ultrasound fat reduction technology. Over 8-12 weeks, your treated fat cells are gradually and safely removed by the body’s natural clearing mechanisms.
Is Liposonix right for me?
Liposonix is ideal for someone close to their ideal body weight with a BMI < 30. It is most effective on pockets of stubborn fat including the abdomen, flanks or love handles, saddlebags or outer thighs and buttocks.
UltraShape is another leading focused ultrasound fat reduction device. In a similar fashion to Liposonix, UltraShape reduces fat over a series of easy treatments. Learn more with this video.
Liposonix vs. UltraShape
In our experience, these are relatively equal in amount of fat reduction. Choose Liposonix if you also want some skin tightening but don’t mind temporary bruising and discomfort at time of procedure. Choose UltraShape if you wish quicker results, no bruising and minimal discomfort at time of procedure. One treatment works for both but 2-3 treatments will take results further.
To find out if Liposonix or UltraShape is right for you, contact us today - we offer complimentary consultations to assess your stubborn area(s) of fat and provide you with best treatment options for your lifestyle. Schedule treatment through April and May for reduced fat by Summer!
October 25th, 2012
Dr Lupin has uniquely developed a 4D concept for facial rejuvenation which he calls, “The 4 Pillars,” and these four treatment approaches apply to most patients seeking best results for facial contouring and skin improvement.
Pillar #2: Skin Support – Dermal fillers are used in a global, comprehensive approach to restore lost volume, lift the cheeks, fill in hollows around the eyes, and restore support to the underlying skin structures.
Pillar #3: Relaxation – BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin are used to relax areas such as the frown lines and crows feet to treat and prevent deep furrows and present a more relaxed look.
With time and environmental exposure come expected changes in skin - beneath the surface, skin structures lose integrity while, on the surface, spots, wrinkles and laxity prevail, not to mention other dangerous skin mutations. Starting with the foundation, collagen and elastin are repaired and stimulated with Thermage® skin tightening treatments. Applications of heat revise existing structures and promote the formation of new, healthy collagen.
Fraxel® laser resurfacing works through skin layers to repair sun damage, lines & wrinkles, irregular pigment and scarring to boot! Skin health is improved and skin beauty is maximized. Combined with Thermage®, Fraxel® can also augment skin tightening by compounding applications of heat for optimal collagen stimulation. Patients are also pleased by the efficiency of both procedures in a single treatment session.
At on the source of superficial lines, neuromodulators like BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin Cosmetic soften wrinkles by reducing dynamic movement. Frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines are smoothed away. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin Cosmetic can also help turn up the corners of the mouth and level a dimpled chin.
For deeper folds and volume loss, dermal fillers like Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Teosyal®, Voluma®, Perlane®, Sculptra® and Radiesse® are employed to restore natural and more youthful volume. Products are appropriately selected for best results in the location of treatment. Dermal fillers can be used to enhance fallen or sunken cheeks, raise the brows, improve under-eye hollows, softly enhance lips and more. Dermal filler treatments at the time of Thermage®, instantly refresh and lift while combining BOTOX® Cosmetic or Xeomin Cosmetic can help prolong treatment outcomes.
To learn how the pillars of cosmetic rejuvenation can be tailored for your, contact us today.
October 22nd, 2012
Introduced this year to the Canadian market, Xeomin Cosmetic represents a new generation of neuromodulator with similar efficacy to BOTOX® Cosmetic. Ask your doctor which one is right for you.
Victoria, BC patients choose BOTOX® Cosmetic or Xeomin Cosmetic to smooth dynamic lines and wrinkles; when lines and creases are formed from repeated expression, BOTOX® Cosmetic or Xeomin Cosmetic helps to soften those movements. The result: a rested and more youthful appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin Cosmetic are often preferred to surgical interventions for their high safety profiles and proven clinical history. Patients normally request to maintain treatments two to three times per year.
October 5th, 2012
SkinCeuticals’ serum lovers will rejoice to know the best can still get better! Studies have shown the penetration of award winning SkinCeuticals Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic acid) serums can be improved by 61% through recommended use of the Clarisonic skin cleansing system.
Clarisonic employs a unique, patented oscillating technology to deeply yet gently cleanse skin of debris, makeup and sloughing skin cells, clarifying the platform to which skincare creams are applied for optimal absorption. Skin will never feel smoother. Incorporate Clarisonic to maximize the benefits of SkinCeuticals Vitamin C and all medical-grade skincare products.
October 5th, 2012
Patients of Cosmedica are well aware of Dr. Lupin’s ABCs of skincare but did you know, these same fundamentals are highly recommended for early prevention? The ABCs represent Vitamin A (Retinol), sun Block (daily sunscreen) and Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic acid) or suitable alternatives for your unique skin type. Incorporating the ABCs into your daily skincare program through your 20s and 30s will not only maximize the health, resilience and radiance of your skin but ensure a more youthful complexion through your 40s, 50s and beyond.
Commonly, Dr. Lupin’s recommendations for skin savvy young adults include 3-4 drops of SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF followed by SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50 (tinted, chemical-free sunscreen) every morning. This pair works together to even the complexion, prevent irregular pigmentation and provide optimal sun protection. A pea-sized amount of SkinCeuticals Retinol can be applied every-other evening, avoiding the eyes, nostrils and lips.
As part of every new skincare program introduced at Cosmedica, proper usage is reviewed with each patient to ensure maximum efficacy. For best results, SkinCeuticals C serums should be patted about the face with the palms of the hands. Retinol should be used progressively, to build tolerance, beginning with 2-3 applications per week. Please reach Cosmedica’s skincare consultants if you have any questions on skincare usage.
October 5th, 2012
Great question. From a dermatologist’s perspective, it is understood skin processes begin to slow around 20 years of age which means our natural abilities for exfoliation and collagen synthesis reduce. Patients in their 20s and 30s will begin to notice the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead and mouth and pore size may also appear larger. Those lines and wrinkles are the result of a combination of repeated, dynamic movements (like smiling and squinting) and the slowing of regenerative cell turnover.
Proactive patients will consult their dermatologist for recommended anti-aging creams and begin regular preventive treatments - like Clear + Brilliant. This unique fractionated laser treatment incurs just 12 hours of pinkness and gently promotes natural exfoliation and stimulation of collagen and elastin. Early intervention will help promote and maintain youthful, radiant skin and stave off significant sun and age-related skin damage.
October 2nd, 2012
Vol. 2 No. 1 - Summer 2012 of the Chronicle of Cosmetic Medicine + Surgery: Cosmedica's Dr. Mark Lupin joins a meeting of experts on the role and place for use of Sculptra in cosmetic medicine.
Isolaz® acne treatment is offered in Victoria, BC to care for acne-prone skin and minimize acne scarring
July 20th, 2012
Cosmedica provides Isolaz® for optimal acne treatment in Victoria, BC to manage active acne and minimize scarring. Vacuum suction unclogs congested pores and broad-band light helps target acne-causing bacteria.
Popular media have picked up on the benefits of Isolaz® as a remedy to picking and scrubbing - Isolaz® ensures skin is decongested and clean, maximizing the benefits of acne-fighting skincare products and prescription creams and making it far less tempting to squeeze. In fact, real Isolaz® patients are openly sharing their success. To learn more about Isolaz®, a popular acne treatment, available exclusively at Cosmedica in Victoria, BC, contact us today or schedule a consultation online.
July 12th, 2012
Victoria, BC acne treatment for adults involves comprehensive planning at Cosmedica. Our dermatologist, Dr. Mark Lupin, and specially trained medical staff, including nurses and health care attendants, review active acne and scarring to formulate an ideal program for each patient's unique lifestyle. Programs may include advanced skin care and treatment options, optimized by topical and/systemic prescription therapies.
Acne can occur when hormone levels rise and resulting sebum production is secreted into the follicular canal. Simultaneously, keratonized cells in the follicle obstruct the excretion of sebum and clog pores. When acne-bacteria is also present in the follicle, inflammatory blemishes and pimples form. For adults, our decreasing ability for cell renewal compounds this effect - making acne possible at any age.
Adult acne patients in Victoria may benefit from the therapeutic concentrations of salicylic acid, LHA and dioic acid in SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense. This unique product efficiently reduces active acne while simultaneously treating signs of aging like texture changes and irregular pigment. The unique, patented compound of clinical ingredients encourages exfoliation and decongests pores, controls sebum production and fights acne-causing bacteria. For treatment of active acne in Victoria, BC, consider SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense and a consultation with the skin experts at Cosmedica. Contact us today.
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