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Hair Removal      NEW Vaginal Rejuvenation 

OUR LATEST TREATMENT Geneveve™ Vaginal Rejuvenation 

Geneveve is a clinically proven single-session treatment that safely and comfortably renews vaginal tissue and responsiveness.

What Is Geneveve Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Geneveve is a non-surgical treatment option for vaginal issues such as stress-urinary incontinence, dryness, loss of sensation and vaginal laxity. Dr. Leeuwner is the first to offer this non-surgical treatment in Fort St. John or in Victoria. 

How Does Geneveve Vaginal Rejuvenation Work?

The Geneveve treatment works by triggering collagen production in the body that strengthen and thicken the walls of the vagina, leaving them tighter and stronger. Radio-frequency technology delivers energy into targeted areas. The treatment also includes a cooling component that ensures the procedure is comfortable.

Is Geneveve Vaginal Rejuvenation Safe?

Yes. Geneveve is a surgery-free treatment that uses laser technology, therefore it is very safe and comfortable.

What Are the Benefits of Vaginal Rejuvenation with Geneveve?

The Geneveve™ is non-surgical, there is no downtime and it is only one 30-minute session. The treatment tightens the vagina, thereby improving urinary control and increasing sensation. You’ll experience the benefits of this procedure in your everyday life and in the bedroom.*

What Can I Expect during the Treatment?

The majority of women describe the treatment as painless or slightly uncomfortable. You’ll likely experience a heating or cooling sensation during treatment, which lasts approximately 30 minutes and requires no downtime. In most cases, there are no side effects and women find that they can return to work and other normal activities immediately after treatment.*

 

When Will I Feel Results?

The majority of women begin to notice results within the first few weeks of treatment. You will continue noticing changes as the collagen production in your body continues to improve over time. Geneveve treatments have shown improved sensitivity, tightness and incontinence within 6 to 9 weeks.

 

Want to Try Geneveve? 

If you have more questions about Geneveve or would like to schedule a consultation, please e-mail us at info@mediskin.ca or contact one of our offices. We are proud to be one of the first Medical Aesthetic Clinics to offer Geneveve for urinary incontinence and other conditions.

*This information is for education only, courtesy of www.viveve.com, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.

 

 

Limelight ipl facial

What is the LimeLight Facial?

The LimeLight Facial is a new, non-invasive approach to skin revitalization using Cutera’s LimeLight. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.

 

What areas can be treated?

The LimeLight Facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment.

 

What does the treatment do?

By selecting Program A, B or C, your practitioner can customize your LimeLight Facial to your skin type and selectively treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect.

 

What do treatments feel like?

When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.

 

How long will the treatments take?

Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour. How many treatments will I need? One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun-damaged skin.

 

What happens after the treatment?

Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness.

 

When will I see results?

Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness or telangiectasia will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve.

 

Will the spots and redness reappear over time?

New brown spots, telangiectasia and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage; however they too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and diffuse redness. Rosacea is chronic and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source, however its appearance can be improved.

Laser Hair Removal 

The Cutera CoolGlide Difference

The Cutera CoolGlide is the best laser hair removal system on the market for all skin types and tones, from light to dark, including tanned patients. Its unique design, longer wavelength, and innovative cooling design, allow extremely effective, safe and permanent results.

 

What areas can be treated with the CoolGlide?

The CoolGlide can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back. It can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, and bikini line.

 

What do CoolGlide treatments feel like?

As the name implies, the CoolGlide handpiece cools and soothes as it glides along your skin. When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however, some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.

 

How many treatments will I need?

Most areas require 3-6 treatments. However, the number of CoolGlide treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors – hair thickness, the area treated and your hair’s growth cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time and actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. CoolGlide treatments work by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.

 

What happens after the treatment?

Immediately following your CoolGlide treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment and are not regrowing. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.

Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?

Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away, but some redness may occur. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. In addition, your physician may recommend that you use a specially formulated skin care product line or prescribe a skin care regimen especially formulated for your skin type.

 

What are the possible side effects?

Although patients experience few side effects, the most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn. These effects typically last for several hours or less. In rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.

 

How does the CoolGlide compare with other hair removal methods?

Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis. The CoolGlide offers permanent hair reduction for lasting results.

Why choose CoolGlide over other laser hair removal systems?

Using the latest technology in laser hair removal, the CoolGlide can rapidly treat large areas without the limitations of older technologies. The CoolGlide longer wavelength allows it to be used safely and effectively on patients with light or dark skin as well as tanned skin. Unlike other systems, the CoolGlide can treat the fine hair on a woman’s upper lip just as easily and effectively as the coarse hair on a man’s back. The cooled handpiece increases patient comfort and minimizes the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other lasers.

Laser Genesis 

What is laser genesis?

Laser Genesis is a breakthrough laser treatment that stimulates the skin’s natural processes to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage and promote a vibrant, healthy looking complexion.

 

How does it work?

Micro-pulses of laser energy activate collagen remodeling to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and target unwanted brown spots and facial redness. Although the individual treatment results are subtle, the overall effect of a treatment series can be quite dramatic.

 

What are the benefits of laser genesis?

Laser Genesis helps restore your skin’s youthful glow and appearance by improving common concerns like facial redness, brown spots, and fine lines and wrinkles. With quick treatments and no downtime, Laser Genesis can fit into your busy schedule and is considered the perfect lunchtime procedure by many patients.

 

What areas can be treated?

Laser Genesis is an ideal treatment for the face and neck, and other areas of the body with noticeable signs of aging, sun damage or scarring.

How many treatments are required?

A series of four to six Laser Genesis treatments are recommended to achieve an optimal outcome, and ongoing maintenance treatments are encouraged to sustain results over time. Your Laser Genesis provider will discuss a treatment plan during your consultation.

 

What does it feel like?

You will experience a gentle warming of your skin’s surface during the procedure. Patients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic.

 

What are the side effects?

You may notice a slight redness which will resolve within a few hours. Apply sunscreen and makeup, and return to your normal daily activities immediately

Is laser genesis for me?

AIf you have been seeking a quick, no-downtime procedure to gently improve your overall complexion that gives you that #cameraready appearance, Laser Genesis is the treatment for you

Vein Treatment

The Cutera Laser difference.

The Cutera Laser combines the ideal laser wavelength with the most flexible parameters to deliver a superior vascular laser system. It treats a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely, and effectively. Patients with dark, light or tanned skin can experience outstanding results.

How does Cutera Laser Vein Therapy work?

The Cutera Laser delivers pulses of light energy which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface, where it should be.

 

Who can be treated with the Cutera Laser?

The Cutera Laser features a unique design and long wavelength that allows treatment of patients of all skin tones. Your physician will advise you if Cutera Laser Vein Therapy is right for you.

 

What types of veins can be treated?

The Cutera Laser can remove unsightly veins from all parts of the body. Small, facial veins (or “telangiectasia”) can be treated quickly without bruising or complication. Spider veins and large blue leg veins can also be treated with excellent results. Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. A careful evaluation with your physician will help you determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment.

 

What about blood blisters and port wine stains?

Blood blisters or “hemangiomas” respond very well to Cutera Laser treatment, usually with just one session. Patients with port wine stains and other vascular lesions who had given up on finding a solution have been overwhelmed by the success of their Cutera Laser vascular treatments. Consult your physician for a thorough evaluation.

How many treatments will I need?

Often, patients find that one or two treatments are sufficient. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated. Since individual results vary, ask your medical professional about your specific condition.

 

Do the treatments hurt?

Most patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. Although no local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required, many patients opt to use a topical anesthetic prior to treatment. Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.

 

What happens after the treatment?

Following your treatment, some redness or bruising may occur. When larger veins are treated, a tan or brownish pigment may persist for a few weeks or months following treatment. Patients who have leg vein treatments may be advised to wear support hose for a short period of time.

 

What are the possible side effects?

Although many patients report few if any side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin. These effects typically last for less than 24 hours. Some patients may experience bruising and, in rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult with your medical professional for complete information about the benefits and risks of treatment.

 

Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?

Patients generally resume most normal activities immediately. However, it is recommended that you avoid vigorous activities such as strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours after treatment. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure.

 

When will I see results?

Most patients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown significant improvement within two to six weeks of treatment. However, your final results may not be apparent for several months. Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear, but these too can be removed with the Cutera Laser.

Testimonial

"I struggled with severe foliculitus on my bikini line for over a year, I saw numerous doctors and tried tons of anitbiotics. Nothing worked, in fact it worsened.When I went to Mediskin, Sonya suggested laser hair removal, I was skeptical but after only one treatment it started to clear up! And is continuing to heal as with more treatments! I am over the moon with my results, I love the women at Mediskin, they always have a solution for any of my skin concerns! Thank you Sonya and Dr. Leeunwer"

Rose