519.542.0079 1098 London Rd, Sarnia

microblading!

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

I have been waiting to find time for the amazing Alycia Grohs to do microblading on my brows so that I could report back to all of you about my experience. Today was the big day!

I had seen both pictures of Alycia’s work and the product of her efforts on actual clients that were impressive and she did not disappoint today! Alycia has had many years of experience as a practicing esthetician and has recently trained in microblading, which is a a form of semi-permanent makeup that partially or fully fills in eyebrow hairs using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. She is quickly gaining a very satisfied clientele who now have fantastic brows!

For myself, as I am maturing, I have lost some of the fullness in my brows and I fill them in every day with a brow gel and brush when I do my makeup application. This is fine but time consuming and when I am not wearing makeup, I have noticed that the brows are becoming less noticeable and that makes my face a little washed out. Also, when I was younger the trend was to have very thin eyebrows and I am sure that this has contributed to my not being able to grow nice, luscious brows back! This is me early this morning with my makeup on! (yes I am in the car at the drive through!)

IMG_2668

After Alycia took my makeup brows off and had a look at my natural brows, we discussed what shape, size and colour I was looking for. I had some photos that I took from the internet to show her that I liked and I think that was helpful. She took her time measuring and marking out the new brow shape for me and gave me control over the the final decision, which I really liked. She applied a numbing cream to my eyebrow area prior to the measuring so I would be ready to start the treatment.

IMG_2687

 

Alycia mixed and tested a few colours on me to determine which one was best for my colouring while the numbing cream sat on my brows under the plastic wrap! We went with the middle one. The treatment involves using a sterile blade dipped in the pigment to create small incisions that mimic brow hairs and Alycia uses a system that has one time use tools and disposables. I was really impressed with the highest levels of sanitation and infection control. It was fairly comfortable and I was relaxed throughout the procedure.

IMG_2721

I am very happy with my final results. My forehead is a little blotchy from the pigments but that will go away quickly! I have some video of the procedure that you can check out on our Facebook page and Instagram @aboutfacesarnia if that interests you! The results should last about a year which is great. If you might be interested in speaking to Alycia, she will be at our Open House on Saturday, March 24 from 10-4. She will also be offering 10% off her already low price for clients that book and pay on the day of the Open House. She can do a quick consultation with you that day as well.

Thank you Alycia!

Carolyn Vandersluis, owner of About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic

Sarnia’s Original Laser Clinic!

 

 

 

4D non surgical facelift

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  2 Comments

For the month of February, 2018, About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic is offering the Fotona 4D facial on sale for $250!

This non-invasive facelift includes laser treatments to both the interior of the oral cavity and the exterior of the face, enabling full-thickness collagen contraction for persistent tightening and volumization (wrinkle reduction) without surgery or injectables!

4D logo

The four dimensions of the Fotona 4D treatment are as follows:

Smoothliftin – A pain free treatment done intraorally which targets volume through a process called collagen induction. The effects are an over all improvement of tightness and elasticity along with a plumping effect, much like a filler!
FRAC-3 – The second step involves the targeted treatment of specific, deeper imperfections in the skin such as spots and vascular components using a fractional laser application. This effective step restores a youthful texture to the skin.
PIANO – The third step heats the skin safely and rapidly from the outside in by concentrating energy delivery subcutaneously (under the skin). This provides an outstanding tightening effect!
SupErficial – The final step polishes the skin by removing dead skin cells to reveal the brighter, healthier tissues underneath.4D before and after
You can expect minimal or no discomfort during the treatment. Immediately following the treatment, you may experience redness or mild swelling that will diminish. Most clients can resume activities after having the 4D facial!

4D before and after

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book your free consultation today by calling 519-542-0079

We are proud to offer such advanced and effective treatments for your skin and have many options for your skincare and anti-aging needs! Our trained and knowledgeable staff are ready to serve you with the best in treatments and products available on the market today!

Always with you in mind and very sincerely, Carolyn Vandersluis

owner and operator of About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic, Sarnia, Ontario

TightSculpting on sale in January

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

The Fotona SP Dynamis laser is capable of a multitude of treatment options! About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic is pleased to offer you TightSculpting on sale for the whole month of January !

TightSculptingTM Is a laser body sculpting and skin tightening procedure that combines unique laser modalities of  PIANO® and SMOOTH® technologies for deep as well as superficial skin tightening and fat reduction.

5EC90C19-858B-40CD-AFA7-41D3E0342748

1st step: Deep skin tightening and fat reduction with PIANO® pulse.
The unique, super long Nd:YAG pulse mode is designed for homogenous tissue heating comfortably, safely and rapidly, by concentrating energy delivery to subcutaneously stimulate metabolism of fat cells, leaving the epidermis intact. The PIANO® mode extends the pulse duration to the seconds regime, resulting in full-thickness bulk heating with an overall synergistic tightening effect!

B05A1E8F-B224-4CD2-A98D-415C4B8C72B8

2nd step: Improvement of skin surface laxity with SMOOTH® pulse
The second stage consists of a revolutionary non-ablative Er:YAG SMOOTH® mode, ideal for skin tightening. The intense, controlled surface tissue heating stimulates collagen remodeling and initiates neocollagenesis. The effects result in an overall improvement of laxity and elasticity in the treatment areas.

DDB2B5E1-AC9A-49CE-B8D7-7B4277C0A0FD

TightSculpting is a non-invasive and comfortable procedure with no downtime and it is safe and effective for most body parts! Our regular price per area for TightSculpting is $195. For the month of January purchase a package of 12 for only $995 (that’s only$82.92 each!) or buy single areas for $109!

Our talented and experienced staff will meet with you for a FREE consultation before starting treatments to discuss the procedure and your goals. A test patch will be done at this initial appointment. Call 519-542-0079 to book your consultation.

To view the brochure for TightSculpting please follow this link: https://www.fotona.com/media/documents/97405_v3_leaflet_dynamis_tightsculpting_0816.pdf

It’s a new year! Be a new you!

All the best to you, Carolyn

owner and operator, About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic

Sarnia, Ontario

 

 

A QUICK THANK YOU (and some quick suggestions)

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

I just wanted to take a moment to quickly thank everyone that came to take advantage of the Open House deals and awesome pricing. It is obvious by the number of clients, both old and new, that we have great support and confidence from the community. We really appreciate the trust that our clients have in us to care for their skincare and anti-ageing goals.

CRX_Kit_StarterDry_ProductBox_0

2crmplus_small

We work hard to serve you with top quality, affordable treatment options using medical grade equipment and products. Our ongoing commitment to our own education and providing knowledge and guidance to our clients ensures that we are delivering the best and most current treatment available while developing solid client relationships. We truly care about you.

The Open House was busy and, again, thank you for your patience while we answered questions, made appointments and wrote up your invoices. We drew the winners for our door prizes and contacted them personally after the event. Join us for our next Open House in the new year. Keep posted here on our website or via Facebook or Instagram @aboutfacesarnia

Tizo3FacialMineralSunscreen-185x300

As the winter approaches, take care to continue with sunscreen (may we suggest tinted TIZO mineral sunscreen for your face?), a barrier moisturizer to combat dryness and treat the skin (Obaji-C Rx System day and night Therapies) and some antioxidants to keep the skin bright and healthy (2CRM+ by Rejudicare is my fave). We can help with personalized skincare suggestions at your free consultation. Call 519-542-0079

May your holiday season be merry and bright. And, thanks again!

Cheers, Carolyn Vandersluis

owner, About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic, Sarnia, Ontario

OPEN HOUSE

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

Twice a year we have an Open House at About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic. It’s an opportunity for us to offer you incredible deals on our services while you take a tour, talk to us or have discounted injection services (Botox, fillers and sclerotherapy).

When I first started writing this blog, I spoke about why it’s important to us to have fair and reasonable prices. I feel strongly about making our prices afforable for most people while maintaining excellence in our services and product offerings. The Open Houses make affordability even easier and many clients enjoy taking advantage of these semi-annual offerings to stock up on their favourite services or those services that they have always wanted to try!

4CA81CA9-321C-4DCE-B47D-2D8ED41B995E

Our visiting doctor Maytham will be in the clinic offering Botox and fillers at 15% off. Our nurse Sandra Morley is performing sclerotherapy for varicose and spider veins on Saturday for 20% off! Appointments are recommended as these discounted services are popular and spaces fill up quickly!

Products will be on sale for 10% off. Most of our products are medical grade and highly effective at treating your skin and meeting your skin care goals. Combining services and the correct products chose especially for you by our very experienced skin care technicians for your home care is essential in gaining results and maintaining them for the long term.

Laser Hair Removal will be selling for up to 50% off! IPL photo facials are an amazing $89! Laser peels, skin tightening, Tightsculpting, 4D non-surgical facelifts and many other treatments are ON SALE!!

Join us on Saturday, November 11th from 10-4 for our Open House! We will look forward to seeing you!

Yours truly, Carolyn Vandersluis

owner, About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic

1098 London Road, Sarnia. 519-542-0079

IPL photo facials

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  2 Comments

One of the more popular treatments that we have offered our clients since 2001 (time flies!) is the Intense Pulsed Light photo facial. This treatment uses the power of light to reduce or eliminate redness (broken capillaries) and brown spots (hyperpigmentation) from the surface of the skin.

Photo facials are effective and can produce remarkable results! Our Palomar Medilux IPL has a variety of hand pieces and settings to target a wide variety of skin conditions so that we can achieve the best results. Our technicians have decades of experience using this technology and our clients enjoy high quality service combined with expertise and knowledge.

At About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic, we believe in high quality service at an affordable price. We have been offering our photo facials for the low price of $100 for two years (previously $160) so that many clients can enjoy this service at a modest price. The service has not been cut even with the discounted price. Our full face IPL photo facial includes the entire face and jawline, with a cleansing before the treatment and application of high quality CU3 post laser lotion and Tizo sunscreen post-treatment.

The photos that we have posted in our ‘before and after’ section of the website are typical of the type of result that can be reached using IPL technology and high quality products that are chosen for your specific skin condition. We invite you to come and have a FREE consultation and enjoy the low price of this simple yet amazing service all this month! Call 519-542-0079 to arrange your appointment!

Very sincerely, Carolyn Vandersluis

owner, About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic

Sarnia, Ontario

 

 

skin tightening

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

The Fotona SP Dynamis is truly a laser that delivers! We have seen such amazing results in  so many clients and are proud to offer the variety of options for your skin and body.

The settings for skin tightening have proven to be excellent and the outcomes speak for themselves. Our clients have seen improvements in the flexibility and tightness of their skin on the face, neck, arms and abdomen, to name a few areas.

This two step procedure is painless and effective! The first step uses non ablative FRAC3 Nd:Yag technology to stimulate the superficial layers of the skin to restore the tissues and provide a youthful texture. The second step is deep, full thickness bulk heating of the dermal layer using a unique ultra-long Nd:Yag pulse mode to build collagen and gain a synergistic tightening effect. Both steps are delivered one after the other with no down time.

IMG_1383

The consequence of the tightening treatment is smoother, tighter skin and a more youthful appearance! We have had best results with a well-timed series of treatments and these photos of one of our satisfied clients speak volumes about the results that were achieved!

For the entire month of September, we have our face and neck tightening treatments on sale for you. Buy one or as many as you like at the same price and save now! The best savings are on the purchase of both face and neck tightening if you have the treatments done at the same time. Or, purchase just the face or just the neck and save!

Our technicians have a great deal of experience and knowledge. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and the ability to educate our clients. Come in for  free consultation and ask questions! We will be happy to answer them and give you as much information as we can to ensure your comfort and trust. It is important to us that you have a firm understanding of how our treatments work and why they are a good choice for you.

Call 519-542-0079 today to book an appointment.

Sincerely, Carolyn Vandersluis

owner and operator, About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic

1098 London Road, Sarnia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laser peels are a benefit to your skin!

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

Laser peeling of the epidermal tissue can be a benefit to your skin in a variety of ways depending on the condition of your skin and the type of skin that you have. The important first step to take is always a professional consultation and skin analysis to determine the state of the skin and underlying causes of any disorders that may be present. Analyzing the skin allows the technician to treat the skin safely and effectively to gain results.

The number one cause of skin disorders and ageing is exposure to UV radiation. In other words, the rays of the sun damage the skin over time and cause conditions such as premature ageing, dark spots (hyperpigmentation) and scaly patches (keratoses).  Laser peels can help to smoothe the skin, reduce the appearance of dark spots and create new collagen to help the skin stay younger looking for longer. Restoring the natural beauty of the skin can be possible!

The Fotona SP Dynamis laser is a precise instrument that will peel an exact and consistent layer of skin from the treatment area. The Fotona SP Dynamis is the most advanced multi-application aesthetic laser system and About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic is proud to offer this treatment option to you. Unlike traditional treatments such as dermabrasion and chemical peels, the unique characteristics of laser skin resurfacing allow more accurate and precise control over the treatment process.

The epidermis is approximately 100 microns thick. A micro peel will remove the uppermost 5 microns, smoothing the skin with minimal downtime, if any. The light laser peel using the Fotona will remove 19 microns safely without anaesthetic and very minimal downtime. The light laser peel is an excellent option for rejuvenating the skin, minimizing scarring, reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and building strength in the skin. It is an effective treatment for the majority of clients looking to improve the condition of their skin.

For the month of June, About Face and Body is pleased to offer these already affordable treatments at a further discount of 30% off the regular price. Please call to book your FREE consultation. You may purchase as many peels as you wish at this reduced price and save them for later on file. Call 519-542-0079 or visit us at 1098 London Road, Sarnia for more information.

Sincerely, Carolyn Vandersluis

Owner and operator of About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic.

 

 

BONUS eye tightening!

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  2 Comments

Our 4D facial is a non-sugical facelift using 4 different laser treatments in one setting, providing volumization (wrinkle reduction) and tightening of the skin. A perfect complement to this treatment is to add eye tightening. This gives the entire face the rejuvenating effects of laser therapy.

4D logo

Eye tightening using Fotona’s Smooth Mode is cutting edge technology for the tightening and rejuvenation of the skin. It is absolutely safe for use around the eyes and on the eyelids, making this treatment a perfect strategy for loose skin in the eye area.

Results vary from person to person and may be dependent on many internal and external factors. However, we have been performing these eye tightening treatments for two years and have experienced excellent results with the majority of our clients! Our expert laser technicians and skin care specialists will help you to get the best results!

For the month of May, if you purchase a 4D facial laser treatment you will receive a BONUS eye tightening treatment that will be performed on the day of your 4D facial! That is a $195 value FREE!

Call us for a free consultation. 519-542-0079

We look forward to serving your skincare and anti-aging needs!

Sincerely, Carolyn Vandersluis, owner and operator of About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic, Sarnia, Ontario

intense pulsed light photo facials

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

I have blogged about the photo facial before but, as we have them on sale until the end of April, it is a great time to re-visit them and tell you about how they can benefit your skin!

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) lasers use a flash of light to incite certain reactions in the skin that will target different depths to treat distinct skin conditions. Our photo-facial is one of the most popular services that we offer. Using the IPL laser, we treat the skin to remove or reduce brown spots and redness.

UV radiation is the number one cause of skin damage. Brown spots and redness caused by broken capillaries and vascular damage are common, especially amongst the maturing population and those persons who are exposed to the sun frequently without adequate protection. Using the laser, we can target these spots and conditions to help eliminate or reduce them, giving the skin a more consistent and beautiful appearance.

Basically, the laser will heat up the hyperpigmentation (brown spots) and these spots will then darken and come to the surface of the skin where they will slough off. Redness and small broken capillaries called couperose will be broken up and absorbed by the body.

IPL b4 and after

Along with post-treatment products, most cases can be resolved with the IPL laser. At About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic, we have the best prices on this staple treatment in the area. Reduced from $170 to $100 for our regular price and then on sale at 10% 0ff for the amazing deal of $90 per treatment, the photo-facial becomes affordable to many people seeking a more healthy and vibrant skin.

To book a free consultation and test patch please call our clinic at 519-542-0079. Our fantastic and experienced staff will help you to choose the best strategy for you and your skin. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely, Carolyn Vandersluis, owner and operator

About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic, Sarnia, Ontario’s original laser clinic

intimilase and incontilase treatments

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

IntimiLase and IncontiLase treatments, using the Fotona SP Dynamis laser, are effective for tightening the vagina and supporting the bladder. Ageing and childbirth contribute greatly to incontinence and it is very common. If you suffer with laxity of the vaginal walls or from mild incontinence, these treatments will help to tighten the area and alleviate symptoms.

images

IntimaLase does not require surgery or incisions, it represents a safer and faster solution that avoids the complications present with other vaginal tightening methods.

Clinical results show a tightened vaginal canal, greater sexual satisfaction and significant improvement in a patient’s quality of life. 97% of patients during the clinical study reported a high level of satisfaction with the results from the IntimaLase procedure.

There are no special pre-op preparation or post-op precautions necessary for Intimilase Vaginal Tightening. You can immediately return to your normal everyday activities.

IncontiLase is an efficient, easy-to-perform and safe procedure for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. Clinical studies show excellent improvement for mild and moderate stress urinary incontinence. 90% of patients with mild SUI and 76% of patients with moderate SUI needed just a single IncontiLase treatment. In total, 95% of all patients were incontinence free 12 months after the treatment, while 5% still had mild stress incontinence.

For a large majority of patients, a single session is sufficient to alleviate mild or even moderate stress urinary incontinence. If needed, the treatment may be repeated after one month. No special pre-op preparations or post-op precautions are necessary. After treatment, you may immediately return to your normal everyday activities. The procedure is incisionless and virtually painless. Recovery is extremely quick without need for the use of analgesics or antibiotics.

All IncontiLase and IntimiLase procedure are performed by Dr. Melanie Crozier at our beautiful clinic at 1098 London Road, Sarnia. . Please contact the office at 519-542-0079 to schedule an appointment and find out if these treatments are right for you. For more information, visit the Fotona website http://www.fotona.com/en/#gynecology and/or http://www.aboutfacesarnia.com/display/incontinence-treatment-with-incontilase/ and http://www.aboutfacesarnia.com/display/vaginal-rejuvenation/

Sincerely, Carolyn Vandersluis, owner and operator,

About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic, Sarnia, Ontario 519-542-0079

Like us on Facebook and Instagram @aboutfacesarnia

 

 

tight, firm, smooth skin with the Fotona laser

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

Simply put, everyone wants tight, firm and smooth skin! As time passes, many intrinsic and extrinsic factors contribute to the breakdown of the skin’s health and overall condition, leading to laxity, wrinkles and sagging. We have found that the Fotona SP Dynamis laser can provide significant improvement in the skin, using Piano (TM) mode and Frac3 technologies combined.

resurfacing-example

 

Piano mode is an advanced method of delivering laser energy. Piano works from the outside in. It provides an outstanding tightening effect on areas experiencing skin laxity. It heats the skin safely and rapidly, building the heat gradually to stimulate collagen synthesis and cause an overall synergistic tightening effect. It is suitable for all skin types, even very dark skin.

Piano causes bulk tissue heating by concentrating the energy delivery subcutaneously, bypassing the outer layers of the skin and delivering bulk heating to the dermis while eliminating thermal damage to the epidermis. Since Piano mode does not cause high initial temperature peaks in the epidermis it is the safest mode for reaching deeper lying skin tissues. It is also indicated for promotion of wound healing and scar prevention.

While this treatment is extremely effective, it is very pleasant, with a warm and comfortable feeling. It is not necessary to undergo aggressive and uncomfortable treatments to gain results!

The second step of the skin tightening process using the Fotona system is to apply Frac3 settings to the area being treated. This is a unique treatment that improves wrinkles, texture and tone while tightening the skin.

Frac3 is a unique breakthrough treatment because it creates an effective 3D fractional effect that selectively treats skin damage. As the laser beam proceeds towards the subcutaneous layer of the skin, through the epidermis and dermis, it targets the damaged tissues, thereby treating only where required. You will feel a snapping sensation during this phase of the tightening treatment which is very tolerable.

A series of six treatments, two weeks apart may provide excellent results for your skin. Additional home care and the application of medical grade skin care products prescribed by your experienced and knowledgeable technician will enhance the treatments. As well, it is important to note that well-hydrated skin performs more effectively, accepting products and treatments to a greater degree. It may be indicated to improve the hydration levels in the skin prior to starting treatments by improving water intake, receiving hydrating facial treatments and starting the application of products beforehand. Our skillful and well-informed aestheticians can help you to develop the best strategy for your particular skin. Call 519-542-0079 to book a FREE consultation.

Always seeking out the best for you,

Carolyn Vandersluis, owner of About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic

1098 London Road Sarnia, Ontario

 

 

detox, slimming and toning!

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

BODY TREATMENTS FOR DETOXIFICATION, SLIMMING AND TONING

Treating your body with products, heat and specialized techniques is an effective strategy for detoxifying, slimming and toning the body, ultimately improving your overall health and wellness while creating balance and making you feel beautiful!
About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic is pleased to introduce a new treatment for you! This body treatment consists of the relaxing application of a gel-based product with active minerals followed by a steam tent treatment that will warm the tissues and aid in the drawing out of toxins and in the increase of circulation. The seaweed based gel will tighten and refine the skin while you are cleansing the body with steam and heat.

IMG_0725

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The overall result of this pleasant treatment is firmer, smoother skin and a more well body with less toxic debris. The New Year deserves a new you! A series of three treatments, two weeks apart will kickstart your body into action! Our package of three one hour treatments is now ON SALE for the incredible price of $399!! (regular price is $585). This super sale is on until the end of January!

Ask us about how to maintain the results of this fantastic treatment with good nutritional advice from our Certified Holistic Nutritionist and home care products such as the Circadia Professional Firming Gel!maxresdefault

This service is also very effective in conjunction with Vela Smooth body contouring, infra-red saunas and Hot Sculpting /Tight Sculpting laser treatments. Call to book your free consultation today! 519-542-0079

We pride ourselves on our choice of services and products for your health and beauty needs! Always seeking out the best for you, Carolyn Vandersluis
owner and operator of About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic, Sarnia, Ontario

rosacea treatments

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  2 Comments

Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder characterized by facial flushing, persistent erythema (redness), telangiectasia (visible broken capillaries), and inflammatory papules (bumps) and pustules (blemishes) affecting the central face. It is a chronic condition which can relapse and also spontaneously clear so it requires long term treatment.

rosacea-before-and-after

Rosacea tends to be genetic and is more common in women than men. However, males may have more severe symptoms of the disorder, such as large bulbous noses with extreme redness and bumps. Rosacea is categorized into four stages, with the first stage being skin flushing and the final stage being a condition that is similar to severe acne; swelling, redness, infected areas, bumps and broken blood vessels.

Persons with rosacea have an increased amount of the demodex mite in their follicles and are sensitive to the waste that the mite produces. This is one cause of the disorder. Other factors that irritate the condition may include spicy foods, abuse of alcohol, certain trigger foods and over exposure to UV radiation (sun).

There is no cure at this time for rosacea. However, there are strategies for alleviating the symptoms and reversing some of the damage caused by it. The regular use of professional products such as the Hexacleanse cleanser with hexadamine from Rejudicare will reduce redness, help to control mites and soothe the skin. In addition, using a high quality mineral sunblock such as Tizo will help to avoid further damage from the sun and protect the skin. Using Jane Iredale mineral makeup is another good strategy for protection of the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun.blaha_rosacea_treatment

There are also laser treatments available for rosacea. Recently, we have discovered highly effective treatments using the Fotona SP Dynamis to treat the redness and vascular damage clients with rosacea endure. We have tested the settings and are ready to offer this treatment to you. For the remainder of the month of November, this treatment will be on sale for $99! Take advantage of the sale and purchase multiple treatments for future use!

For an excellent clinical study on this treatment please visit this link .

All clients require a consultation and a test patch before starting treatments. Call 519-542-0079 to book your free consult and we will answer any questions and explain the treatment to you more fully!

Sincerely, Carolyn Vandersluis

owner and operator of About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic

1098 London Road, Sarnia, ON

Photos are actual patients who have undergone treatments using the Fotona SP Dynamis. Courtesy of Fotona.

the Fotona 4D facial

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  4 Comments

For the month of October, About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic is offering the Fotona 4D facial for only $299! This is a savings of over $150!!

This non-invasive facelift includes laser treatments to both the interior of the oral cavity and the exterior of the face, enabling full-thickness collagen contraction for persistent tightening and volumization (wrinkle reduction) without surgery or injectables!

4D logo

The four dimensions of the Fotona 4D treatment are as follows:

  1. Smoothliftin – A pain free treatment done intraorally which targets volume through a process called collagen induction. The effects are an over all improvement of tightness and elasticity along with a plumping effect, much like a filler!
  2. FRAC-3 – The second step involves the targeted treatment of specific, deeper imperfections in the skin such as spots and vascular components using a fractional laser application. This effective step restores a youthful texture to the skin.
  3. PIANO – The third step heats the skin safely and rapidly from the outside in by concentrating energy delivery subcutaneously (under the skin). This provides an outstanding tightening effect!
  4. SupErficial – The final step polishes the skin by removing dead skin cells to reveal the brighter, healthier tissues underneath.4D before and after

You can expect minimal or no discomfort during the treatment. Immediately following the treatment, you may experience redness or mild swelling that will diminish. Most clients can resume activities after having the 4D facial!

Book your free consultation today by calling 519-542-0079

We are proud to offer such advanced and effective treatments for your skin and have many options for your skincare and anti-aging needs! Our trained and knowledgeable staff are ready to serve you with the best in treatments and products available on the market today!

As we prepare to celebrate our one year anniversary in the new location, we continue to seek out the best for you. Please join us next month on Saturday, November 5th from 10 – 4 for our semi-annual Open House!

Always with you in mind and very sincerely, Carolyn Vandersluis

owner and operator of About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic, Sarnia, Ontario

true value and excellent service

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

Price perception can be a funny thing. Quality and value are not always defined by the price of a good or service. Of course, we can all agree that value is something we seek when we are spending our hard earned dollars, but how can we know true value when we are offered a great deal?

section1Every month, About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic offers our clients a special price on a service that we offer. And, we offer occasional amazing deals at events such as our semi-annual Open House. Pricing these special offers can be challenging, since the cost of operating gold standard lasers and using medical grade products is high. However, we want our clients to be able to afford the services and products that will help them to resolve their health and beauty issues. We also want clients to have the opportunity to be introduced to new services that we have to offer.

When I became the owner of About Face and Body in March of 2015, I reviewed the menu of services and the pricing and I made the decision to lower the price of certain popular services substantially. As an example, our IPL photo facials used to be priced at $170 (the average price in the area). I reduced this price to $100. Not because I felt that the service wasn’t worth more, but because the service is so effective and is so good for so many of our clients. I wanted to make this service available to more people who would benefit from it.
Lowering prices and offering amazing discounts on services is important to me. Without compromising our business, I want to be reasonable while offering the very best in service and expertise. Our team of experienced and talented laser and skin care specialists have a lot to offer you. Our equipment is state of the art and we choose our products carefully with results in mind.

 
When we provide specials, we never cut back and the services or the products that we choose for you. Our deals are truly good value and we are proud of our work. Being reasonable about pricing, offering real discounts and striving for excellent results are conscious choices that benefit you and us. We thank all of you who have continued to support us as we grow and expand our menu. And, we welcome all of you who have never been to the FAB (Face and Body) or who might not have seen us in while to visit us. We are always available to answer questions, show you around and introduce you to our clinic!
Consultations for most services are always free and we are open later into the evening three days a week! Our September special is the IPL photo facial and is an unbelievable $85! True value. It will always remain an important part of who we are and what we do. See you soon.

Most sincerely, Carolyn Vandersluis,
owner and operator of About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic
1098 London Road, Sarnia
519-542-0079
www.aboutfacesarnia.com
Like us on Facebook and Instagram @aboutfacesarnia

has your skin care stopped working?

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

It can be frustrating when you find that your skin care is not working like it used to. Even the very best products can fail to perform continually year after year! It may be time to change your skin care routine and/or products to give your skin a fresh start.

There are numerous reasons why skin care stops being effective. The condition of the skin changes with the seasons, ageing and from many internal and external factors. As the skin changes, tweaks are required in your routine to maintain the best care for your skin. Having a trained and experienced professional examine your skin and provide you with a thorough analysis routinely is an excellent strategy for maintaining great skin. Qualified aestheticians will keep you on the right track, meeting your particular needs with the right products to care for it! Choosing skin care involves consideration of many factors and it pays to have trained professionals help you to make the decisions for taking the very best care of your individual skin type and condition!

The changing of the seasons pays a large part in how our skin performs throughout the years. What we do for our skin in the summer will not do the same for us in the winter months. Having a facial at the change of seasons is a great strategy for maintaining your skin and knowing what is going on with it at the moment!

The efficacy of products will wane over time. The skin gets used to the same treatment and the same products. Surprising the skin with something new will kickstart the many processes that keep the skin in great condition, including increased cell turnover and the production of new collagen and elastin. It is not always a matter of completing overhauling your routine. It may be a simple matter of adding in a new and effective product strategy, such as a serum that contains a high level of active ingredients for your skin. Or, it may be time to wake your skin up with a beneficial service such as a specialized facial or a light laser peel

logo-2obagi

logo-entete-NEW_GOLD

BRrejudicareAt About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic, we carry a number of amazing skincare lines, including Rejudicare, Clayton Shagal, Obaji and Biologique Recherche. Our skin care specialists have a wealth of knowledge and many years of practical experience with skin analysis and treatments. Our equipment and treatment options are up to date and effective. Book a facial with one of our technicians and ask about how we can help you with your skin, to make it more beautiful and healthy! Or, book a free consultation to see what types of treatments are best for you and your skin and body!

Call us today at 519-542-0079 or stop in at 1098 London Road, Sarnia to ask questions and book your treatment.

With best regards, Carolyn Vandersluis, owner and operator of About FAB

 

skin tightening

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

One of the more sought after treatments for anti-aging is skin tightening. As we age, our skin loses it’s elasticity and firmness, causing wrinkling and sagging of the skin’s tissues. There are many factors that play a role in the aging of the skin. However, the main issues are a slower rate of cell turnover and the reduction of collagen production in the dermal layer.

Strategies for maintaining and improving the texture and firmness of the skin range from topical solutions to surgical interventions. I believe that a combination of strategies provides the best outcomes for individuals seeking younger looking skin. Surgery aside, About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic has several options to consider. In this blog, I will discuss one of our amazing strategies for you!

4D before and after

Skin tightening using the revolutionary Fotona SP Dynamis laser in PIANO mode heats the dermal layer of the skin, leaving the epidermal layer intact, resulting in a tightening effect for the skin. Stimulating collagen to remodel creates new protein bonds that hold the skin cells together, thereby allowing for firmer and more youthful skin. Following this part of the treatment with a more superficial laser setting using Er:Yag SMOOTH mode and controlled heating of the epidermis initiates further the collagen neogenesis (birth of new collagen) and improves overall laxity and elasticity.

We have found that combining skin tightening treatments with a light laser peel increases the efficacy of the treatments and results in a more positive outcome. Treating the skin with a peel in advance of the skin tightening treatments starts the process of micro-controlled damage to the skin that instigates the healing response and stimulates the skin to fix itself. A substantial increase in cell turnover further improves the collagen levels of the skin!

Keep posted for our upcoming August special; a package deal including a laser peel and skin tightening treatments. Call us for more information 519-542-0079 and visit the homepage on our website for our current special www.aboutfacesarnia.com  All aesthetics consultations are free of charge and we are always happy to explain our treatments and products and answer any questions that you may have!

As Sarnia’s original laser clinic, we take pride in continuing to offer you new and innovative laser treatments and skincare services to meet your needs!

Very sincerely, Carolyn Vandersluis, owner and operator

About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic, Sarnia, Ontario

 

 

laser peels and other treatments!

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

Having professional skin care treatments can improve the skin and skin conditions, providing you with a healthier, more youthful and vibrant skin. Specialized facials, laser treatments and professional skin care products are some of the keys to having the best skin possible. Combining treatments and products increases the positive results that are possible for your particular concerns!

perioral_resurfacing_dr_paciolla

We are always looking for advancements in our protocols for our services and products. Lately, we have seen amazing results from combining laser peels with other treatments. Peeling away the upper layer of the epidermis allows the skin to accept products more readily, increases cell turnover and brings hyperpigmentation (brown spots) closer to the surface of the skin, making them easier to target with Intense Pulsed Light lasers. As well, tightening treatments, treatments for acneic skin and fat loss treatments are intensified after peeling the skin.

Laser peels (skin resurfacing) using the Fotona Erbium Yag laser can be tailored to remove a specific amount of epidermal tissue, from a minimal microdermabasion-like exfoliation to deeper peels that will remove the entire upper layer of the epidermis. Your technician will determine the best strategy for your skin, your skin condition and the results you are seeking.
For more information on skin resurfacing with the Fotona SP Dynamis see the link http://www.fotona.com/en/treatments/1080/skin-resurfacing/

resurfacing_sult_rn

For the entire month of July, About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic offers you the opportunity to purchase laser peels for the low price of $199! The regular price for a laser peel is $300! Thats a savings of over $100!! For the duration of the sale, you may purchase as many peels as you wish at the sale price and save them for future use!

Book a free consultation to speak to one of our talented, experienced and qualified technicians about your skin and what we can do for you! Call 519-542-0079

Yours very truly, Carolyn Vandersluis
Owner and operator, About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic @aboutfacesarnia

incontinence? we can help.

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

Women who experience light bladder leakage (LBL) from Mild Stress Incontinence have the option of tightening procedures using the Fotona SP Dynamis laser to decrease or eliminate symptoms. About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic has been successfully treating clients with the Incontilase laser therapy since 2013.

Results are achieved by targeting the vaginal walls with a specific laser setting which will aid in the building of one’s own collagen in the dermal layer of the skin, resulting in rejuvenation and remodelling of the treatment area.

No adverse effects have been recorded from the Fotona Incontilase treatment and the majority of women treated have reported positive outcomes and dryness after treatment. The protocol is two treatments 6-8 weeks apart and the actual treatment take less than a half hour to perform! No anaesthesia or sedation is required and there is no continuing pain or discomfort after treatment. No special care or medications are needed. For more information about this amazing treatment please visit the Fotona website
http://www.fotona.com/en/treatments/1309/incontilase/

IncontiLase

Visiting doctor, Dr. Melanie Crozier, has extensive training and many years of experience performing this effective treatment. We welcome her back to About Face and Body as she has settled into her general practice here in Sarnia, Ontario.
Treatments for vaginal tightening, the Intimilase procedure, are also available with Dr. Crozier
Consultations and treatments are held with Dr. Crozier and are available upon request. Call 519-542-0079 to book your consultation today. Consultation fees are applied to treatment and the procedure is available immediately after consultation. Visit our website for fee details. www.aboutfacesarnia.com

We are proud to offer solutions for this embarrassing and inconvenient condition and continue to seek out new treatments for your aesthetic and medical needs. As the very first clinic in Canada to have the Fotona SP Dynamis, we are the leading clinic in the country to offer a diverse and effective array of laser options. Our technicians and doctors are highly trained and experienced in laser theory and practice.

We look forward to helping you with your personal concerns.
Sincerely, Carolyn Vandersluis, owner and operator,
About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic