Facial fillers are gels made of hyaluronic acid. Unlike neuromodulators, they do not have a physiological effect on muscles and wrinkles, but instead are used to add volume to areas of deflation or hollowing and to provide a lifting force to soften lines in the face.
Botox and Dysport
Botox, Dysport, Xeomen, and Jeveau are all different brands of a class of medication known as neuromodulators. These medications are injected in microdoses into muscles to cause relaxation. This results in softening of wrinkles in the.
Profound is one of Dr. Brace’s favourite technologies. The engineering of this device is a marvelous addition to Dr. Brace’s minimally invasive tools. Profound combines the benefits of radiofrequency tissue heating with the benefits of microneedling to produce consistent, reliable and beautiful results.
CO2 LASER RESURFACING
By far the most powerful and aggressive laser available on the market is a CO2 laser. Dr. Brace uses the CO2RE CO2 laser. This new generation of CO2 laser utilizes a fully customizable interface and provides the option of varying levels of fractionation to prevent some of the problems with scarring that early CO2 lasers would create.
VBEAM PERFECTA FOR SKIN REDNESS
Dr. Brace uses his VBEAM Perfecta pulse dye laser to primarily treat red lesions. The power of this laser lies in its high absorption by the red pigment hemoglobin. The laser can be set to also target and clear brown spots from sun exposure and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Dr. Brace uses the VBEAM on nearly every cosmetic scar with excessive redness to hasten the resolution and fading of surgical incisions.
eTwo Skin Rejuvenation
Radiofrequency energy has been used for decades in medicine to create heat-induced partial injury to the skin to stimulate a healing response that will induce new collagen production and tighten skin. This technology has many applications for skin tightening in the face to reduce wrinkles, improve the appearance of the jawline and neck and improve the appearance of acne scars.
Investing in quality skin care products is an important investment in your face. At Guelph Facial Plastics, Dr. Brace and his staff can counsel you regarding the appropriate medical-grade skin care products that can help you rejuvenate your face or retain your results. Dr. Brace carries SkinMedica and Vivier products. Skin packages for specific skin concerns are available.