Facial Rejuvenation: The Difference Between Devices​

29 Jan

Guelph Facial Plastics offers several advanced facial rejuvenation treatments, each with their own unique benefits.

Skin Rejuvenation Treatments at Guelph Facial Plastics

At Guelph Facial Plastics, we pride ourselves on providing patients with the right solution customized to their needs. We provide skin rejuvenation treatments that give great results and use advanced technology.

Confused about what laser does what?? Dr. Brace offers skin rejuvenation treatments with the following devices:

  • CO2RE
  • Profound® RF
  • VBeam Perfecta
  • eTwo

CO2RE

Laser Skin Resurfacing

cor2e skin resurfacing before and after guelph facial plastics

This versatile laser offers what is considered to be the gold standard of skin rejuvenation. Using fractional CO2 laser resurfacing for complete facial rejuvenation in one treatment, it allows for the simultaneous treatment of both superficial and deep skin layers with precise, fractionated beam patterns. The treatment is lighter, faster and offers more versatility for skin resurfacing when compared to traditional ablation, as the CO2RE creates areas of both superficial and deep remodeling of bodily tissue.

 

What does the C02RE provide?

  • Reduction of acne scars
  • Textural resurfacing
  • Tighter, brighter appearance
  • Wrinkle and pigment reduction/elimination
  • Keloid scar treatments
  • Mole removal

Number of treatments required: 1

Approx. Downtime: 1 Week (Redness for approximately 1-3 months)

Approx. Time to see results: 2-4 weeks


Profound® RF

The Non-Surgical Facelift

The Profound® RF is often referred to as the non-surgical facelift, providing results comparable to up to 37 percent of a surgical facelift. Optimal results can be achieved in a single treatment.

 

Profound treatments can be for the lower face, upper face or for dramatic results, full face. By utilizing the power of radiofrequency (RF) energy, the targeted tissue is heated which induces collagen and elastin production. The Profound® RF system is the first device clinically proven to encourage the production of the skin’s three building blocks: elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid.

 

What does Profound® RF offer?

 

  • Minimizing of wrinkles, particularly naso-labial folds
  • Reduction of fat at jawline/neck
  • Lifting or tightening of the face
  • Smoothing of the skin surface

 

Number of treatments required: 1

Approx. Downtime: 7-10 Days

Approx. Time to see results: 4-6 months


VBeam Perfecta

The Pulsed-Dye Laser

port wine stain removal vbeam perfecta before and after

This laser technology is being considered the world’s best-selling device to correct skin concerns on a vascular level. By delivering a concentrated beam of light energy into the treatment area, the VBeam has the versatility to target and treat both blood vessels and pigmented areas.

 

What can the VBeam treat?

  • Acne Scars
  • Facial and spider veins
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Rosacea
  • Scars
  • Vascular Lesions (port wine stain, venous lake)

Number of treatments required: 3-5

Approx. Downtime: 12-24 Hours

Approx. Time to see results: 3-7 days


eTwo

Sublative Skin Rejuvenation and Sublime Skin Tightening  

The eTwo device uses radiofrequency to power Skin Rejuvenation and Skin Tightening treatments. Although this device uses two different application heads, Sublative and Sublime are similar in that they use the same technology, both have low downtime, quickly visible results, quick treatment times (typically 20 to 40 minutes) and are safe and effective on all skin types and tones.

 

This non-invasive treatment encourages the production of healthy new skin cells and collagen to help speed the skin’s healing process. By delivering bi-polar radiofrequency in a series of square patterns, precise wounds are created to help stimulate healing. Improvements visible from this treatment include diminishing of fine lines and wrinkles, improvement in active acne and acne scarring, refined pores, and a smoother, more youthful overall complexion.

 

For those concerned with sagging skin around the chin (often referred to as a double chin), Sublime Skin Tightening can help tighten and smooth this area. Similar to Sublative treatments, the treatment involves precise wounding that puts the skin’s healing tendencies into overdrive, but at a deeper level in the skin. By stimulating the collagen and elastin production, the skin’s appearance becomes smoother and tighter.

 

Sublime and Sublative treatments can treat:

  • Acne scars
  • Active Acne
  • Superficial skin rejuvenation
  • Large pores
  • Double chin and sagging skin

Number of treatments required: 3-6

Approx. Downtime: 1-5 days

Approx. Time to see results: 1-3 months


Ultherapy

This is not a technology that we use at Guelph Facial Plastics; however, it is often compared to our Profound® RF technology. The Ultherapy device uses high-intensity ultrasound (instead of radio-frequencies) to penetrate the areas of concern deep below the skin’s surface. Ultherapy isn’t as precise as the Profound® RF and only treats the deeper layers of the skin. Approximately 67 percent of Ultherapy patients are satisfied with with results 60 days post-treatment, whereas a single Profound® RF treatment commanded a 100 percent response rate from patients.

 

When comparing Ultherapy with the Profound® RF, clinical research shows the Profound® RF increases volume as well as tightens the skin, whereas Ultherapy only tightens.

 

Approx. Downtime: 12 Hours


Choosing your treatment.

All of our technologies at Guelph Facial Plastics are extremely sophisticated. Each technology has its own specific wavelengths and degrees of pulsation, which provide different benefits to your skincare concerns. To learn even more about the best facial rejuvenation treatment for your skincare concerns, book your consultation with Dr. Brace and our team of experts at Guelph Facial Plastics.