Let’s face it – excess body hair can be unsightly and embarrassing. Shaving, plucking, waxing, and depilatory creams provide temporary fixes, but beyond being inconvenient, messy, and having the potential to cause irritation, they’re only temporary. Unwanted hair is a problem shared by both men and women. The condition can be caused by genetics, race, puberty, and old age. Some women experience additional hair growth during pregnancy or menopause.
Hair does not come in any one size or type. Follicles in different parts of the body produce various types of hair. Hair can grow in thick, bushy patches or in long thin strands. In addition, hair is produced in follicles that can be found at different depths and densities: as close to the skin’s surface as one millimeter or as deep as five millimeters. Until recently, this great variety in hair types and body locations made long-lasting hair removal a significant challenge.
At Silhouette, we are pleased to offer laser hair removal treatment with the latest LightSheer® DUET laser. The LightSheer® DUET laser is FDA approved for permanent reduction of unwanted hair. This technology can be used to treat unwanted hair on all skin types, including dark-skinned individuals such as those of African, Hispanic or Asian descent.
LightSheer® DUET systems treat the hair by directing precise laser energy into the base of the follicle. A thin layer of cool, transparent gel may be applied to the treatment area to better focus the energy. The energy heats the hair and damages the hair follicle, causing the hair to fall out and prevent re-growth for lengthy periods of time, often permanently!
Unlike other lasers, the LightSheer® DUET gives the option of two hand-pieces. The HS hand-piece treats large areas very quickly, reducing treatment time by up to 75% and with little physical discomfort. The ET hand-piece incorporates ChillTip™ technology, which continuously cools the skin to relieve discomfort. This is a much smaller tip and is used for precision areas like chin and upper lip.
We charge per treatment, as you receive it. Other places offer price packages, where you pay for several treatments ahead of time in one bundle, then use them over the course of a year or so. However, we find that some people show amazing results with only a few treatments, while others may take more. Paying per treatment as you receive it ensures you pay for exactly what you need.
The cost per treatment varies widely, depending on the areas being treated and how many areas you get done at a time. The more areas you get done at once, the lower the cost per treatment, because our technician can use the same materials during one visit versus having to use new materials over the course of several visits.
Yes. The number of treatments you receive will depend on your body’s response to the treatment. Generally speaking, facial areas require 6-8 treatments in 1-2 month intervals, and body areas require 4-6 treatments in 2-4 month intervals to achieve total hair loss. After a treatment, the hair will fall out naturally over the course of 1-4 weeks.
Spacing the treatments at these intervals ensures new follicles will have a chance to grow before your next session, killing hair in all phases of growth. After near or total hair loss is achieved, maintenance programs are put in place at reduced costs, usually at the interval of once every year or two. This is to ensure hair does not grow back; if you don’t notice any new hair growth however, no need to return for maintenance!
During your free no-obligation consultation, we will design you a customized treatment program, and give you an estimate in terms of how many sessions may be needed in order to meet your expectations.
The treatment is done by our Laser Hair Technician specialist.
The length of an individual treatment may last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending upon the size of the area being treated.
The appearance of the treated area immediately following a session will vary from person to person, though side effects are rare. Any swelling or redness at the treatment site typically goes away within 24 hours, and most people are able to return to normal activity immediately.
During your treatment you may experience slight discomfort; it is often described as a pinch or the sting of a snapped rubber band. Older machines may use a topical numbing cream like EMLA, but the LightSheer® DUET is so fast and virtually painless that this anesthetic is no longer needed.
Ultra-Lift is a non-surgical skin-tightening procedure that uses ultrasound technology to restore volume loss and enhance skin tone in the face, brow area, and neck.
Ultra-Lift is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment for skin sculpting. It uses trusted ultrasound technology to view soft tissue well beneath the top layer of skin, then deliver high energy waves to targeted areas. These waves work to selectively heat the targeted tissues and stimulate your body’s natural collagen production. Over a period of time these areas will look visibly lifted. It can restore volume loss and diminish the look of fine lines, giving you a younger appearance.
Ultra-Lift is done on a one treatment per year cycle for best results.
The treatment is performed by one of our professionally trained Medical Estheticians.
The procedure can last anywhere from 1-3 hours, depending on the areas being treated.
There is little to no downtime associated with Ultra-Lift. There may be slight redness in the treated areas for a few hours post treatment, but you can return to normal activities right away.
There may be slight discomfort during the treatment, but it is unlikely you will need any pain medication during the procedure. Discomfort is usually described as momentary prickling or heat beneath the skin as the ultrasound energy is delivered into the tissue.
SilkPeel Dermalinfusion® is the latest technology in topical skin care, and the next step in microdermabrasion. A diamond tip is used to precisely remove a specific amount of the top dead layer of skin, then special infusions, tailored to treat a patient’s given skin problem(s), are applied during the same treatment.
Whether you are having problems with acne or desire a deep hydration treatment, our topical cosmeceutical preparations (applied during the treatment) can help resolve skin issues and stimulate the growth of new healthy cells.
The other amazing benefit of this new technology is that persons of colour, including those of Indian, Asian, and African descent, can all benefit. Previously, concerns about post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (skin changing colour as an undesired effect of treatment) meant that microdermabrasion use was limited. Now, even patients with a history of pigment change problems can safely be treated with this technique.
Typically, topical solutions are blocked from entering the skin by the top layer of tissue, preventing full effectiveness. By first removing this barrier layer, the infusion of collagen-stimulating preparations can directly enter the tissues. SilkPeel treatments work to exfoliate and hydrate your skin at the same time. You will see immediate results in skin texture and clarity.
SilkPeel Dermalinfusion® will leave your skin visibly smoother. It works to diminish little bumps on the skin from blocked pores by removing the plug and allowing the normal sebum to escape. Your overall colour will also improve; healthy skin has colour variation with smooth transitions between hues. Blotchy or dark areas are unappealing and can be difficult to hide with cosmetics. SilkPeel works to bleach out these areas faster and more effectively than topical bleaching creams alone. SilkPeel also leaves your skin radiant and luminescent. By removing the top dead layer of skin, the healthier skin underneath is revealed, giving you a youthful glow.
Treatments start at $99.00.
Your results will last several months, but depending on your skin type, exercise regime, lifestyle, diet and smoking history, you may require ongoing maintenance. If necessary, an ongoing maintenance program, tailored to suit your specific skin condition(s), will be discussed with you during your consultation. Some patients desire treatments on a regular basis (every three months) while others want more frequent treatments in conjunction with periods of increased sun exposure, hormone-related breakouts, or high stress periods at work.
The treatment is performed by one of our professionally trained Medical Estheticians.
Treatments last less than 30 minutes, on average.
There is virtually no downtime at all with a SilkPeel treatment. You may be slightly red for the first few hours post treatment, but this will transform into a healthy, radiant glow, making it a great treatment before a special event such as a birthday party or wedding. If you have significant acne scars, we may have to treat your skin more aggressively; this may result in some temporary crusting and/or peeling.
The treatment feels like a typical exfoliation treatment, meaning your skin may feel tight and slightly irritated, but will be smooth and silky to the touch.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that you tell us if you have a history of cold sores! These viral infections can spread to the treated skin areas and in some cases (though rare) result in permanent scarring.
Laser resurfacing, also known as laser peeling, is an effective facial rejuvenation technique that can produce long-lasting results. Over time, factors such as sun damage, heredity, diet and repetitive muscle movement contribute to the formation of lines and wrinkles on the face. Additionally, the development of pigmentation anomalies, such as “age spots” or acne scars can cause skin to lose its smooth, youthful appearance.
Broadband Light (BBL) uses trusted dual-lamp technology, creating new standards for skin treatments related to aging and sun damage. BBL is a non-surgical, affordable, safe treatment with little downtime, discomfort and proven results. Our clinic has been offering BBL treatments for over ten years. It is one of our most popular, affordable treatments and it works. Each treatment is unique to match the personal goals and skin condition of each patient. BBL is used to accurately treat aging, sunspots, facial veins, wrinkles and skin imperfections. Scientific evidence established that regular treatments of BBL would revitalize the appearance of skin and continue to reduce the signs of aging. BBL pulses light over selected areas rejuvenating and softening the appearance of skin.
After choosing the most suitable wavelength or filter for your skin type, the broadband light gently heats the top layers of your skin. Naturally absorbing the heat, skin cells will be revived and begin to produce new collagen. BBL treatment blends the skins natural colours, eliminating any redness, vessels or pigment distortions. BBL is used most commonly to treat areas with a higher exposure to sun; however, Broadband Light can treat the face, neck, back, chest, and hands.
Costs of treatments vary per patient depending on targeted areas and individual goals.
For desired results, it is recommended to receive three ( two) to five treatments from four to eight week intervals. Studies have shown that having three treatments per year actually slows down the aging process of skin.
The treatment is performed by one of our professionally trained Medical Estheticians.
Depending on the treated areas, BBL procedures can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour.
Broadband Light is a non-invasive procedure with virtually no downtime and little discomfort. Topical anesthetic is not required and most patients find the treatments tolerable. In most cases, you are able to return to work, apply makeup and resume normal activities the following day. Some patients experience minor swelling and redness after the treatment, but this usually subsides in a couple of hours. For pigmented lesions you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking. This process generally takes 5 to 7 days. Avoid any exposure to sun until skin is fully recovered and always wear a high SPF sunscreen when outdoors. For ultimate results, we will recommend some after-care skin care products customized to your skin type.
Aging is a natural process and every stage of life has its rewards, so why not make the most of whatever age you’re at? Dr. DeLorenzi can help you look your best with a personalized Filler-Lift™ makeover. The Filler-Lift™ procedure combines the use of Juvéderm™ dermal filler with a botulinum injection to instantly refresh your look in a single treatment.
As you age, your body’s rate of cell renewal slows down. With less collagen and elastin to support it, the skin thins out, wrinkles form, and volume is lost. The Filler-Lift™ procedure works to restore these losses by using a combination of dermal fillers with a cosmetic injectable such as Botox®. The treatment is custom tailored to your personal needs, ensuring a complete facial rejuvenation that’s best for you.
Juvéderm™ is a dermal filler that uses hyaluronic acid, a sugar that occurs naturally in the body, to smooth wrinkles and bring back lost fullness in cheeks, neck, and lips. Botulinum injections soften and relax lines such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines between the brows. The overall result is a much younger-looking appearance, with softer lines, minimized wrinkles, and fuller volume.
Prices for your customized Filler-Lift™ will vary based on your personal needs and desires. Visit our clinic for a free, no-obligation consultation to get specific pricing for this treatment.
The effects of dermal fillers begin to wear off after eight months, and the effects of injectables such as Botox® begin to wear off after three months. However, the combination of the two will give you a more dramatic change in appearance than either injectable on their own, meaning you may be satisfied with your results for well over a year before deciding to return for more.
Injections are done by Dr. Claudio DeLorenzi, esteemed plastic surgeon and the head medical director of Silhouette Cosmetic Laser Clinics and our nurse injectors who are Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialists.
The procedure usually takes 1.5-2 hours to complete.
The down-time associated with a Filler-Lift™ is akin to the downtime of botulinum injections and dermal fillers combined. The initial discomfort of injection during the procedure will diminish quite quickly, but swelling, redness, and bruising may last from 3-5 days. We’ll send you home with an ice pack to reduce any initial swelling and relieve discomfort.
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in your skin and other tissues and plays an important role in giving volume to the skin, shape to the eyes and elasticity to the joints. The resilience and youthful contours of your skin owe much to hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid has a chemical structure similar in some ways to sugar, and is identical in all species and in all tissue types.
Dermal Fillers can be used to smooth wrinkles and folds and give lips a fuller look.
The benefits of Dermal Filler treatments are typically noticeable for four-eight months. More frequently used areas, such as lips, tend to require touch-up treatments after about four months. Areas that are less frequently used may only require additional treatments after eight months to maintain the effects. Usually additional treatments require smaller amounts of product than used during your first treatment.
Common Uses for Dermal Fillers include:
One treatment session takes approximately 30-45 minutes. The needles used for Dermal Fillers are very fine. To make treatments easier occasionally people use a topical or local anesthetic to decrease the sensation felt during the treatment. The results can be seen immediately and no scars or other marks are left on the face. Redness may last one-two days following the treatment, occasionally longer in some patients. Swelling in the lips can last for up to one week.
Prices for Dermal Fillers range from $440.00 – $600.00.
The brand new CoolSculpting® procedure will change the way you think about weight loss! CoolSculpting® has proven to visibly reduce fat deposits without surgery or downtime. It uses the process of cryolipolysis, which cools (cryo) tissue in order to break down fat cells (lipolysis). The procedure is completely non-invasive and does not affect any other tissues.
During the procedure, an applicator is attached to the treatment area, cooling it to a certain temperature. In these extremely low temperatures, fat cells slowly begin to die. The skin, muscle, nerves and other tissues remain unaffected during this process. When the fat cells die, cytokines (inflammatory mediators) are released from the body, which slowly digest the dead fat cells. This natural metabolic function is similar to how we extract energy from food. Over the course of several months, the fat layer is significantly reduced.
The results are comparable with invasive surgical treatments, such as liposuction. The only difference? The price tag! While CoolSculpting® prices vary on areas treated and the number of desired sessions, the total is a fraction of the cost of invasive surgery. For estimate prices please contact the clinic.
The results of CoolSculpting® can be seen in 1 month but you will see your full result in 3 months. Multiple sessions can be done if you desire more improvement after the full effects from the first session have time to be realized.
Each session lasts about 1 hour in length, making this a perfect treatment for someone with a busy schedule. You can even read, watch TV, or do work on your laptop during the treatment.
There is no associated downtime with CoolSculpting®. You can return to normal activities such as work or exercise immediately following your session. The treated area may be red for several hours post treatment, and some patients experience bruising and swelling at the site that may last several weeks. Temporary numbness may occur in the treated area, but sensation will return within 1-8 weeks.
Our clinic is also happy to introduce the new CoolMini! With the new CoolMini applicator we can now address small volume areas such as the double chin, bra bulges, armpit fat and knees. Ask us about our introductory pricing for our CoolMini treatments.
For more information or to book a consultation, please contact our clinic at 519-570-2811, or toll free at 800-765-2171.
“As a woman of advancing years I felt cool sculpting may be just a ridiculous attempt to hang on to vanishing youth. Then I thought about my son’s upcoming wedding and how uncomfortable I felt about the appearance of my arms ( even though they would be modestly sheathed in a 3/4 length sleeve). I went for it, frankly not expecting much. The staff were – as always – courteous and attentive. I’m glad I saw the “after” photos rather than the ” before” first. That truly demonstrated to me that this stuff works. Many thanks to Hailey and all the staff at Silhouette for their support.” — Patti
Botox® (a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria) has been in medical use for many years. It was originally used to treat children who had crossed eyes and muscle spasms.
Botox® has been used for wrinkle therapy since the early 1990′s with no serious side effects documented. Botox® Cosmetic has been approved in Canada for treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows since April 2001. It is also commonly used in several other areas of the face. Botox® injections relax the muscles that create wrinkles thereby lessening the appearance of frown lines, laugh lines and crow’s feet. The muscles of facial expression will typically cause the overlying skin to wrinkle in an accordion-like fashion. Botox® therapy involves targeting the muscles that are causing the undesirable wrinkles.
Botox® eliminates the facial wrinkles that occur with habitual overuse of specific facial muscles. It prevents the muscle from contracting, so the skin crease gradually decreases in depth and severity. A small amount of Botox® is injected right into the muscles that are responsible for creating wrinkles. Botox® effectively inactivates the muscles that produce wrinkles, thereby causing lines to disappear or diminish dramatically. It usually takes several days to notice the wrinkle smoothing effect after receiving Botox® injections.
Some of the common areas treated include crow’s feet, frown lines, laugh lines, and forehead wrinkles. It is most effective in the areas of the face which rely on a single set of muscles for movement. For example, the area between the eyebrows is very responsive to treatment, but the surrounding muscles may sometimes be ‘recruited’ by the body to create movement in the area, even though the muscles directly below the area are completely relaxed. It is more difficult to achieve complete smoothness of the crow’s feet than the brow area for the same reason.
A Botox® treatment is quick and results usually lasts three months. After that you may return for a follow-up injection. Some doctors report that after several treatments, the effect of Botox® appears to last longer, often up to several months.
The most common complication is a slight, temporary drooping of the eyelid. Botox® is used in extremely small amounts and does not spread throughout the body so you can return to full activity immediately. Up to 10% of patients also experience headache following this type of treatment.
Botox® can be used by almost anyone, but patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or who have a neurological disease should not use Botox®. Other uses for Botox® include reduction of excess sweating of hands and armpits (hyperhidrosis) and relief of tension headaches.