SERVICES

Body Contouring

  • Body Fx
    -what a great way to get rid of that stubborn fat AND tighten skin.  This is the ONLY treatment that does both.  It can be done in most body areas, no down time, and minimal side effects.  It is permanent, as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Belkyra
    -the only approved fat dissolver for that "turkey neck".  This is an injection that is great for people looking for a better neck profile.  Weight loss does not always change this area.
    2-4 treatments are usually needed.
  • Sculptra
    -this has been used to lift buttocks; improve cellulite lift and tighten skin above the knees; lift and tighten skin in the face.  It stimulates your own body's collagen and can last 12-18 months before a touch up is needed

Cellulite Treatment

Cellulite is present in 98% of ALL women - but it can be more severe depending on several factors: age of your skin; sun damage; scarring; extra fat deposits; and genetics.  To combat these issues, we offer several treatment options - you  may need 1 or several of these treatments to manage the cellulite.  We will advise you on the best treatment options to give you your best results!

  •  Home care - we have a special serum with enzymes that improve skin texture, that you can use at home, every day.  It is best to start these treatments 2 weeks prior to a special event or vacation.
  • Serum infusion treatments - this is an in-clinic treatment that puts the serum deeper into your skin, to tighten your skin up to make it tighter and healthier. This is a great addition to your home treatments.
  • Sculptra or Radiesse injections - these are "fillers" that can smooth out individual cellulite pockets as well as improving the skin tightness and texture.  Allow 4 weeks (minimum) for results to show.  This is best for people with only small areas of cellulite.
  • Body Fx - this is the ultimate treatment - to permanently reduce unwanted areas of body fat AND tighten the skin - the only machine out there that is proven to do both.

Collagen Stimulation

This is one of my favourite things to talk about, and to do for our patients. Really. "Whether you need improvement in skin texture, skin color, fine lines, scars, hair growth, cellulite, or volume loss, collagen stimulation treatments may be the best option for you."Luckily, there are so many ways to "tell" your body to start making more and healthier collagen, so you have options that will work the best for you, with your goals in mind, and that fit into your lifestyle. If you need a little bit of improvement, or a lot...we have it!

Sculptra - this is a carbohydrate molecule, when it injected into the desired area, will increase collagen, smooth out wrinkles, and even provide some contouring.  We can inject this almost anywhere, but most commonly we inject it into the face, buttocks, cellulite, and above the knees.

"Dilute" Radiesse - you may be familiar with Radiesse as a favorite way to contour the cheek, jawline, and hands.  But, we have always known it is the ONLY filler known to be a collagen stimulator as well.  Similar to Sculptra, we can use it areas that are sagging, such as the skin of the cheeks, buttocks, thighs and above the knees.

Medical CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy) - this has been around for years, and the first collagen treatment I introduced to my practice.  It is still one of my favorite treatments to improve the overall texture and coloring of our skin.  We can use this to improve surgical or acne scars; stretch marks; lines from aging. Because we are stimulating your collagen, it can take 6-12 weeks before we see the final improvement.  We use topical freezing for your comfort, and there really is no downtime, but this depends on the treatment area and the depth of the needles.

PRP Treatments - once again, we are using your own growth factors, and applying them in the areas that need improvement in texture, color, hair growth or just overall skin rejuvenation.  We remove a tube of your blood (1-4 tubes, depending on the area we are treating), we spin down the blood to separate out the growth factors, and then we apply your growth factors to the desired area.  This is sometimes called the "vampire facelift".

SkinTyte/Forma - we have 2 different technologies that create heat, that causes stimulation of collagen.  What is great about these treatments, one treatment is great for a special event, but 3-6 treatments will give you longer-lasting results.  Many times we use the SkinTyte as an add-on to a BBL treatment, but it can be used on its own.  Ask us which option is best for you.

Fractora - this is a treatment using a combination of medical needling and radiofrequency stimulation.  It is safe to use on almost all skin types, in any area of the body.  It has great results for acne scars, active acne, loose skin, aged skin changes, sun damage, stretch marks, and overall improvement in any area of the body.

 

Female Wellness / Health

Female Health and Wellness may seem like a new "catch phrase", but the reason why we are talking about this more is because there are more options available to help women feel more confident.  The treatments we have available are able to improve: urinary incontinence, vaginal lubrication, external appearance, and overall sexual health.

We are fortunate to be able to work with a physiotherapist that has specialized in pelvic floor therapy.  She is available in our clinic, as well as an external clinic.

We also have a medical-grade treatment, VOTIVA, that uses radio-frequency to improve collagen growth, and therefore improve female health.  It usual requires a series of 3 treatments, with yearly touch ups.

We suggest that you come in for a full evaluation at no cost, so we can help and guide you to achieve the best possible results.

If these treatments are not helpful, then surgery is always an option.  But, for us, it is exciting to know there are more and more options available before these invasive treatments.

Hair Restoration Treatment

It is just in recent years that we have been able to do a minimally invasive treatment to prevent hair loss, and even rejuvenate dying hair follicles.  By using PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) from your body, we can apply this in the area of hair thinning.  We do this for both men and women.  Certainly, surgery would be suggested for people that have more extensive hair loss and scarring.  To start the process, we suggest a series of 4 treatments, spaced every 3-6 weeks. Results are seen over 3-6 months and maintenance treatments are needed every 6-12 months.

Hyperhydrosis

There are at least 2 ways to manage hyperhydrosis (sweating is not a very nice word, but that’s what it is).

1. botulinum toxin injections- using Botox. Or Xeomin injections. This can be used in the underarms, palms of the hands or soles of the feet    This treatment is temporary, usually lasting 6 months and eliminates a minimum 50% of sweating.   For an extra fee, we can use topical numbing cream prior to the treatment. Some insurance companies will cover this treatment.

2.  Miradry is a permanent way to eliminate at least 82% sweating and order in the underarm area. It can also eliminate 72% if underarm hair as well.

I have another treatment that is in the preliminary stages of research, that we can use to permanently treat other areas of excessive sweating - hands,  feet, chest, or groin areas. Stay posted for updates on this!

Injectables

Injectables are products that get injected into different layers of skin or muscles.  Although it is assumed that you can inject one product and get the desired results - this is not true.  It is very important to:

  1. Know the desired results - lifting, contouring, wrinkle reduction, etc
  2. Have a practitioner with proper facial anatomy knowledge-the product needs to be put into the proper layer of the skin or muscle
  3. Choose the proper products for the individual-a younger man needs a different product vs a younger woman

At our clinic we are up to date on the safe and best options for you.  When you come in for treatment, we can pick from a variety of products.

Here are the options for injectables:

  1.  Botulinum Toxin - when injected, this product will stop muscle contraction, to prevent wrinkles from forming and smooth out wrinkles that have already started.  It can also be used to treat hyperhydrosis or migraine headaches (please see the other sections regarding these topics).  Currently, there are 3 Health Canada approved botulinum products, with all 3 being equal in benefit, although some people find one specific product works better for them.  We will use the best product for you.  In most areas, you can expect it to last 3-4 months.
  2. Hyaluronic Acid Fillers - this product is the most common injectable filler used to plump up the lips, cheeks, fill in the hollows of the eyes.  We can also use it for a non-surgical "nose job" and chin contouring.  Hyaluronic Acid is naturally found in our bodies, and it is at highest concentrations at birth (those babies with plump, smooth and soft skin!).  Many companies make a hyaluronic acid filler.  Dr Leaf uses many different types of this product, and will choose the product that will work best for you.  This product is also dissolvable, if there ever was a nodule or improper placement of product.
  3. Radiesse - this is a filler that has calcium-hydroxyapatite and a gel to improve volume loss in the cheeks, temples, chin and jawline.  It can also be placed in the hands to give volume to aging hands and make them look less bony.  Hydroxyapatite is also found in our bodies, naturally, so it is "recognized" by the body and easily incorporated into the skin.  It is the only filler product that has been proven to stimulate natural and healthy collagen - an added bonus!  We can also "dilute" Radiesse and inject it subdermally to improve wrinkling in the cheeks, abdomen, buttocks and knees. This technique smooths out wrinkles and cellulite and gives a "lift" to our aged, sagging skin.  This product can last approximately 12 months.
  4. Sculptra - this injection is not a filler, but a collagen stimulator, poly-L-Lactic Acid.  It stimulates your body to make its own collagen, and can last up to 18 months! We place it in the face to lift the cheeks and contour the jawline. This is perfect for people who have time to achieve results (it can take 3 months for your body to make the collagen) and want a more natural approach to a youthful look.  It requires a series of 3 treatments, with a single maintenance treatment every 12-18 months.  It has also been used in cellulite, sagging skin of the arms, abdomen and thighs, as well as the non-surgical "Brazilian Butt Lift".
  5. PRP treatments - this is a treatment that can do many things. PRP - platelet-rich protein - is a blood product, from your own body, that has a high concentration of growth factors.  Depending on how we use it and where we inject it, it can: stimulate hair growth in men and women; smooth fine lines; brighten and even out the skin tone.  The number of tubes we use will depend on the treatment area.  Retreatment can be every 6-12 months, depending on the treatment area.
  6. Belkyra - this is the only Health Canada approved, non-surgical fat dissolver, made of a stable and sterilized deoxycholic acid (we have this in our own gallbladders to dissolve the fat we eat!).  It has been approved in Canada to dissolve the extra fat under our chins.  In the rest of the world, it is being used to dissolve fat in many other places.  Usually 2-4 treatments are required, to dissolve the fat, with about 3-7 days of noticeable swelling.  The best part - this is permanent!  Once the fat is dissolved, it is gone forever!

Medical Facial Treatments

Specific treatments to improve texture, evenness, youthfulness in a complete treatment package for you customized by a medical esthetician and Dr. Leaf.

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical Peel
  • Laser Rejuvenation
  • Micro-needling
  • Customized Facials - assessed for what treatment is best for you

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Medical Grade Skin Care Products

Epionce - a more natural way to keep skin young, healthy and beautiful.

ELTA MD Sunscreen - to protect and prevent against sun damage with a pure UVA and UVB Protection.

Environ - Medical grade vitamin A, C, E skin care products to better improve your skin quality and texture.

Medical Grade Serums - collagen production, anti-aging, skin repair, brighten dull skin, and topical vitamins.

Latisse - Grow longer, darker, fuller lashes.

And more! Ask for a free consultation with one of our medical aestheticians to learn which products are right for you.
You will also receive 10% OFF all products purchased the day of your consultation!

Permanent Laser Hair Removal

This is the most common cosmetic treatment, that is so practical for every person, men and women.  We have 3 laser options to permanently remove unwanted facial and body hair-the highest and most effective medical grade lasers that exist.  These lasers can safely and comfortably treat every skin type (whether you have lightly pigmented or darkly pigmented skin).  Depending on which laser we use, and how darkly pigmented your skin is, you can see 80-95% permanent hair removal after 6-8 treatments.  Talk with our staff to find out which options are best for you!

Scar Treatments

Scars can be quite frustrating. The best time to treat a scar is when it is a new scar.  Treatments for scars are best done before the scar becomes "permanent".

But, whether the scar is a newer or older scar, most scars will need more than one type of treatment.  Which treatment depends on several factors:  the age of the scar, does it have a colour (pigmented) or no colour (hypo-pigmented), does it have a cavity or does it "pop out" of the "normal" skin. We have several options to manage all of these concerns, but not one treatment will take care of all problems.

*Microdermabrasion - this would take off extra layers of skin, over the scar, to give a short-lived improvement to the look of the scar.

*Chemical Peels - will improve the texture and colour of a scar.  Sometimes we can do a chemical peel and another treatment on the same day.

*Medical CIT - depending on the serum that we apply after the treatment, it will improve the texture, colour and fine lines within the scar.

*BBL - this is a great way to improve the colour of the scar as well as the overall brightness the skin.  This is a great option in combination with other treatments, as it has been shown, over a 10 year period, to maintain the youthfulness of your skin.

*Fractora - this option works on the pigment, texture and depth of the scar. By using micro-needling along with radio-frequency stimulation, we can create new and healthier collagen.

Touch ups may be needed, for all of these treatments, and the initial treatment plan may change, as your scar heals.  This will be reassessed throughout the treatment.

Skin Tightening

Skin tightening can sometimes be the hardest to treat.  There are so many reasons why are skin starts to appear "loose" - certainly gravity is a factor, but we are loosing healthy collagen and elasticity of the skin. And we are also slowly losing bone structure, muscle tone and the "natural" fat pads that give our face structure.  So, to "tighten" the skin may mean looking at more than one treatment.

But if we need to simply improve collagen and elasticity, then these treatments are a great option!

We have 2 options, both of them use radiofrequency-heat energy, to stimulate healthy collagen.  These treatments will need a total of  3-6 treatments to achieve the best results, and touch ups (1 treatment) will need to be done 1-3 times yearly, depending on the severity of the skin "looseness".  Depending on the treatment, there is minimal downtime.  Because these treatments stimulate YOUR body to make healthy collagen and elastin, it can take 2-3 months before we see the full results.

One of these treatments (Forma) can even be done the day of or the day before a special event - we see the lifting immediately after treatment!

We love these treatments for our patients and are excited to offer them to you.

Skin Tone + Colour

 

A lot of times we have color changes to our skin, and there can be many reasons for that.  Some people get red/pink color changes and some people get brown color changes.  Depending on the cause, we have different services to manage this.

Chemical Peels - we have a variety of chemical peels that we can use to manage the your skin color concerns.  Most of the peels we perform are mild enough, so most people will only have mild scaling and pinkness.  We will chose the peel that is right for your skin.

Vitamin Infusion Facials - these are amazing facials that can help penetrate vitamins and serums up to 40 times more than just placing these serums topically.  We choose the serums that are perfect for you, and these can also help with hydration and fine lines, and in general, help to brighten the skin.

BBL Light Therapy - this is a light therapy that can be used for acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, sun damage and aging changes.  A series of treatments is needed to get the best results.  After this, maintenance treatments can be done 2-3 times (or more) per year

"Specific Skin Concerns"

Some of our patients have concerns about specific skin conditions, such as acne, rosacea, melasma and other issues.  Some of these treatments will require prescriptions, as well as treatments we offer in our clinic.  We tailor these treatments to each person, offering individualized treatments.  Not every skin condition is the same, and we want to provide the best treatment options for you.  We ask that you come in for a consultation, and we will create a plan to manage your concerns.