NEW! Glow Peels

What do you get when you cross a brilliant doctor who has invented several dozens of patents and has introduced peptides to the cosmetic world, with a credited doc who has written numerous publications, been awarded many patents and is known for developing encapsulation and controlled release in cosmetics?  

You get an incredible start to a new product line - AlumierMD.  Dr. Lintner  and Dr. Goldstein are two of the key members of the AlumierMD Scientific Committee.  AlumierMD differentiates itself from the pack because it is a very clean line - Paraben Free - Sulfate Free - Dye and Colorant Free - Fragrance Free.  It is also very focused on the bioavailability of each molecule in the ingredients they use - in English? - it means that cleanser, serum or cream your using is working at its optimum level (not just sitting on the skin).  
 
What is an AlumierMD Glow Peel?
It is a light to medium chemical peel which works to deeply exfoliate the surface layers of the skin, forcing your body to quickly replenish it with new cells. When peels are performed regularly, the skin gets used to this process and begins to rejuvenate itself like younger skin.  
 
The Glow Peel combines 3 different acids (lactic, salicylic and resorcinol) which exfoliate the dead skin and stimulate the skin renewal process. It effectively minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation (ie. discoloration, sun damage, age spots and uneven skin tone).   
 

 

With holiday parties popping up, you don't want to risk any downtime, but want to look FAB - ASAP!  What to do?

Here is a quick checklist of fast pick me ups that will have you looking rejuvenated and simply fantastic - without anyone being able to quite put their finger on why.
 
Tip 1 - Book an appointment for a Green Peel Fresh Up Facial or a Microdermabrasion treatment (1 - 4 days prior to any party/event).
Why?  Because you will get rid of that top layer of dead skin, your skin care products will absorb and work much better, and you will have a fantastic glow! 
 
Tip 2 - Start using a serum
We recommend either the PCA Retinol Intensive Age Refining Treatment or the ever loved C-Quench Vitamin-C serum.  These are two big time fan faves!   
Consult with us to help you choose what is best for you.

Tip 3 - Book an Eye-Ron (Iron) Treatment
Tighten up that area that seems to be loosening up way too quickly, around the eyes.  Book it 1 day prior to needing those dancing shoes.  Check out our video of the treatment below. 

Tip 4 - Sneak in a little Botox treatment.
I know some of you are anti-Botox and others say "bring it on"!  I will say, it easily sheds the years - practically instantly!  It takes 3-5 days to relax the muscles, so aim to treat them 5 (or more) days prior to any function.  *Dr. Bocknek will be in on Tuesday Dec 15th.  

 Before and After Botox treatment.

Before and After Botox treatment.

Tip #5 Dermal Pure Masks
These masks are loaded with anti-oxidants that are broken down into nano-particles which make them super easy to absorb into the skin.  They also use plant placenta protein which has shown to increase skin oxygenation by 70% and help with cell repair,  leaving an awesome radiant glow.  Over prolonged use, you will notice improvements in collagen and skin elasticity.   Which is all blah, blah, blah for they are AWESOME and you need to try them!  Perfect to use prior to any party.  

Bonus Tips - You Know These….
Be really well rested.  Get to bed early and get that 8 hours in - it will make a difference!  
Drink water - LOTS!  1 litre/day minimum.  
Exercise - go for a quick 15-20 minute jog or power walk the day of any event.  It will give you a glow and your endorphins will give you a confidence booster too!  

The best tip - SMILE!  That is the #1 Beauty Quick Fix.  Now go enjoy the holidays!

Vanessa's Day At The Med Spa

Clients often ask me, "do you and Daniela do treatments on each other"? The answer is yes!  We know how important it is to take care of our skin and bodies and to keep ourselves looking and feeling youthful, refreshed and beautiful - the recipe for CONFIDENCE!
 
I choose to have an IPL Photo Facial. I had some hyperpigmentation spots (sun damage) under my eyes/upper cheek area.  Did you know sun damage doesn't appear on the surface of the skin until five or more years after the dermal layer of the skin has been damaged by UV rays?  My pigment spots are likely there from my teenage years - when I didn't understand the importance of wearing SPF - EVERYDAY.  After the Photo Facial the pigment spots became darker right away (which is what we want to see happen). Over the course of a week the dark spots shed leaving the area much lighter - yay!   

Also a glutton for beauty and pain - I had my laser hair removal touch ups done to get Summer ready!  Although it is so great to not have to worry about the bikini line and underarms - I must say, the legs are the most satisfying area to have treated!  Smooth legs without black dots or stubble - there are no words.  

Sun spots? Sun damage? Age spots? Broken capillaries? Spider veins?...

Have you been pretending not to notice some sun damage, or putting off doing anything about that spotty chest area, or layering cover up on a brown patch - just stop!  It's time you learn more about IPL/Photo Facials (also used on body areas for pigmentation and sun/age spots) and what your options are.   If you still aren't sure - remember all of our consultations are FREE.  Come and see us and meet our babies (our different technologies - that we love).  Generally sun damage and pigmentation are relatively easy to treat.  Even with only one treatment….you will see a notable difference in the evenness of your skin tone.  Many clients have told us they no longer need to wear foundation.   Let's walk you through a treatment….  After cleansing the skin well (or arriving with a freshly cleansed face), ultrasound clear gel is applied to the skin, we do a quick test patch to ensure a desired skin reaction, then after waiting a few minutes we begin treatment.  The treatment is fairly comfortable - it is more painful when we are treating a more prominent dark spot.  The tip provides chilling for comfort and reduced skin reaction.  The goal is to cause the pigment to darken. In doing so, we are lifting that unwanted tissue (hopefully entirely - most often up to 95% of it), causing it to scab (it feels like a rough patch - it is not one big scab….in other words - it is not obvious), and will slough off within 2-3 weeks.  

Some pre and post instructions to note:

Pre Care

  • You CAN NOT have a tan.  You must be your natural skin colour.
  • Do not use anything aggressive ie Retinol or AHA creams 1-2 days prior to treatment. (We do not want the skin to be irritated)
  • Must be at least 1 week since having a regular peel treatment - 2 weeks from a deeper peel.

Post Care

  • We recommend a post care kit to use for the next 5 - 14 days post treatment (this is optional but available at 25% off as we really encourage it).
  • No exfoliating until after any darker areas have sloughed off and the skin has returned to its normal colour.
  • Pat dry and treat with care.  Any scabbing should remain as long as possible so the skin beneath is completely ready to face the world! ;)
  • No aggressive treatments for 3 weeks post treatment.

Check out our Before & After pics here.  These are ALL our own clients and the pics are untouched….and we have more, but are way behind on posting them. :( ….it's on my list.

A Great Evening With a Great Group!

On Nov 12th we hosted a "Munch & Learn", where we performed an INTRAcel Skin Tightening demo and an IPL Photo Facial treatment.  Vanessa and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with our awesome guests. I think everyone learned a lot and had their questions answered - while sharing more than a few laughs! 

Thank you to Frank Gianforcaro, our awesome photographer for the pictures and putting together this awesome video.

Hope to see you at the next one!

Daniela

NEW Cell Regeneration Facials

Ok - Who is done with the midnight darkness at 6:00pm, scraping frost off the windshield in the morning and just this cold crummy weather in general? I know it’s not just me. And it’s not even winter yet.  We all get the winter blues – it’s natural.  That’s why it’s important to find ways to keep our spirits up to make these cool months pass quickly.  Some take the “if you can’t beat it, join it” route and take up skiing, snowboarding or something involving the snow and cold. Another more relaxing and warm option is coming in for facial treatments. Doesn’t that sound better?  It is also beneficial to have a great skin care routine to keep your skin healthy throughout all the seasonal changes. The coldness of winter brings a natural rosy glow to the cheeks – but unfortunately it also brings extremely dry skin.

Daniela and I went to a workshop held by Jasmine, the Dr. Schrammek educator from Germany, for a new product launch - very exciting! Dr. Schrammek recently came out with TIME CONTROL, an anti-aging skin care line for mature skins. TIME CONTROL consists of a Day, Night and Eye Cream, Mask and an awesome Serum. These products will help reverse (diminish) any signs of aging, and also provide the skin with antioxidants to ensure healthy cells, so the skin looks and feels younger longer. Three TIME CONTROL facials have also been designed around these products.

Daniela was the unwilling participant for the facial demo. Not because she didn’t want a facial. You know how it is – places to go, people to see. She cleared her morning and she was happy she did. The TIME CONTROL Lift Treatment was the facial Jasmine choose for her. This new facial uses the exclusive ingredients contained in TIME CONTROL in conjunction with a dry massage that provides stimulation to the connective tissue. Products we know and love were also used in this facial such as Super Enzyme Peeling, Algo Vital-Mask, and the Blemish Balm. After the facial Daniela's skin looked great. We went over the other two TIME CONTROL facials - the Balance Treatment and the Quick Lift Treatment and we loved them as well. We have decided to bring in all three new facials to FMS!!

All three of these NEW facials are on PROMO this month!! Now is the perfect time to try them out. You can read about these facials in a little more detail under November PROMOs.

Please feel free to call, email or even come on by if you have any questions. We can help choose a facial program that is best suited to you!

Vanessa :)

Daniela's Green Peel Experience

Like Vanessa, I recently had a Green Peel treatment.  Check out this video to see my experience.

I kept a journal of my treatment and have am sharing it with you here.  Take a look at how things went for me:

Wed Oct 10

I am SO EXCITED!!!!!  I had my Green Peel Classic (that is the BIG one), done today.  I am anxious to see the results.  So far, my skin feels a bit annoying - tingling, a little itchy, really warm, and very taught.  It feels weird to not splash water on my face.  You are not to use water on your skin until your follow up facial which is 5-7 days later.  I am having mine done on Tuesday.  To cleanse you need to soak a cotton ball with the toner you are given (Herbal Care Lotion), then pat dry and apply the Special Care Cream and Blemish Balm (which has SPF 30 and hides redness and helps to heal the skin and work on impurities at the same time - the Miracle Cream!).  Well, now I am going to put a towel on my pillow (because you need to sleep with the blemish balm on).  Night, night!

Thurs Oct 11

So still feeling itchy - really itchy on my jawbone.  You are not supposed to scratch, but I can't help it!  I am sneaking some little scratches - but I do want to rip it off!  Lol!  Thank goodness I am working today and very busy, so I can't stop to think about it!  It still looks totally fine though.

Ha, it's peeling already!  I went to the bathroom to "cleanse" my face (with the toner and cotton ball) and I can see my chin is peeling off already!  Usually the peeling starts on day 3 or 4!  Exciting!  The toner did help remove most of it.  Who knows what I will awaken to tomorrow??  

Fri Oct 12

Yikes!  My chin is REALLY peeling!  The nasal labial folds are starting to peel too.  YAY!  Madeline came into the bathroom and said "Mommy, you have some stuff on your chin".  LOL!  I told her that the facial I had would make my skin peel.  I wonder what she must think of that?  She just looked at me funny and continued on.  Again the toner took most of it off and my chin is looking great! (Thank goodness as I have to walk the kids to school!)   

By noon my chin, jaw line, nasal labial folds felt quite tight and prickly/itchy.  And boy were they flaky!  I had to go to my daughter's school mass, where she was doing a reading.  Prior to the mass I had texted a mommy friend who was also going, to ask her if she would mind going to the mass with a "Leper" as my skin was peeling off!  At the mass, the priest began to speak about a Leper!  Well, it was all we could do to not laugh out loud!  What a strange yet hilarious coincidence!  

Bedtime routine - when "washing" with my toner and cottonball, most of my face started to accumulate in the sink!  Oh my!  Lots of old skin simply fell off with my gentle  motion.  Cool.

Sat Oct 13

When "washing" once again, more skin started to peel off - now all over my entire face.  My forehead is completely peeling off, cheeks, still on the jawline  - my whole face!  Poor sink!  Yuck!  My skin looks awesome - except for the parts that have not peeled yet.  Thanks to the Special Care cream and the Blemish Balm - I look great! LOL!  

My face hasn't felt as itchy and tight as it was yesterday and Thursday.  As the skin peels off the skin feels better.  Can't wait for  my follow up facial on Tuesday!

Evening cleanse - WOW - my face came off!  LOL!  Well my whole face has officially peeled off.  It felt good to put the Special Care cream/Blemish Balm on.  Very soothing and now it feels very smooth.

Sun Oct 14  

This morning my face looks good.  It feels AMAZING!  So soft and smooth.  Very little peeling going on.  I think I am done peeling….we'll see!  

Wed Oct 17

Had my follow up facial done.  Ahhhh, nice to be pampered.  It felt wonderful - I even had a wonderful hand massage - thank you Vanessa!  Afterwards my skin felt so nice, soft, smooth and balanced.  It looks glowing!  Love that healthy, glowing look.  I don't know if I am imagining it, however, I do see a softness to my lines.  Yay!  I feel younger already!  I may have to do another one soon.  I think I am officially addicted.  I will let you know when I decide to do the next one.

Oct 30

Still LOVING my results!  So happy!  Thinking I may do another at the beginning of December.  I know that each time you have the Green Peel's done, you strengthen the collagen and elastin in the skin.  I like that idea!

Vanessa’s Green Peel Experience

Although Green Peel treatments can be performed at any time of the year, I generally feel my skin needs a little extra boost after the summer. I usually get my annual Green Peel facial right around this time. I have had the Green Peel - Classic treatment previously, this year I decided to try the Green Peel - Energy.

The main issue I have with my skin is pigmentation. I have post inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by acne, as well as pigment from sun damage. I do not tan any longer. The sun damage is from my teen years when being tanned all year around was the thing to do. Now I have embraced my paleness :)! The Green Peel - Energy is an awesome treatment for those with hyperpigmentation of any kind.

Immediately after the Green Peel - Energy treatment my skin felt warm, prickly, tight, a little bit sensitive almost like I had a sunburn and very smooth to the touch. After this treatment, the skin does not typically peel. However, I have had some clients who tend to peel anyway - I apparently fall under this category. My skin lightly peeled evenly over my entire face. The peeling started two days after the treatment and continued to peel for about 3 days. However, it wasn't obvious to anyone else but myself.  Keeping my skin hydrated with the Special Care cream, really helped prevent any flaking.  My skin is looking and feeling great. I love the Green Peel treatments :)!

Check out the video of my experience!

Vanessa :)

Green Peel Launch Night

On November 9th, we had a great event launching our new Green Peel Service.

Thank you everyone for coming by.

Below are a number of pictures from the event.  Please let us know if you'd like any information on the service.

Daniela's Green Peel experience

I had heard a few people complain that the peel itself was a bit painful.  I found the treatment quite relaxing (and I am a big suck!).  I looked red after the treatment, however one of the homecare products is the Blemish Balm (an AMAZING product, which has 20 SPF, calms redness and blemishes/impurities and acts as a foundation), which completely toned the redness down.  In fact, I really didn't look as though I had had anything done.  I didn't actually peel very much - that is likely due to the fact that I use the ageLOC serum daily and that is constantly exfoliating the skin.  At day 5, I thought my skin actually didn't look very good at all.  I had little breakouts on my cheeks and the tone didn't seem all that nice either (felt super soft though).  I had my follow up facial at day 7, and after that I felt my skin looked much better.  The next day, the blemishes had almost all disappeared and my skin was REALLY glowing.  People began commenting on how good it looked.  Now at the 2 week mark, I can say I am now beginning to notice differences in lines, and my skin continues to look great (better each day).  Due to the deep penetration of the herbs, the skin continues to improve and should up until the 3-4 week mark.

My younger friends will be envious!  I am turning back that clock girls!!!

Vanessa's Green Peel experience

I was extremely excited about getting the Green Peel treatment.  I found the treatment relaxing and was surprised with the steps involved in the treatment process.  I think it should be called a Green Peel Facial!  The first 3 days following the peel I could actually feel the herbs working.  When I touched my face I could feel a prickling sensation within my skin.  It was reassuring to know the herbs were working.  By day 4 my skin started to lightly peel and continued to peel until my follow-up facial on Day 7.  The blemish balm with SPF 20 helped cover and hide the peeling (which I think is very important).  I felt totally comfortable going to work and being in public.  On day 7 I had my follow-up facial, which helped slough off any remaining peeling skin and really helped kick start the improvements.  My skin feels very smooth and light and I notice a difference in the tone of my skin, it's just glowing!!!  My main concern was post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (scaring) caused by acne, and I DO notice a difference -- which is huge for me.

Benefits of the Green Peel

 The GREEN PEEL is not just for damaged, impure or flawed skin, it is a treatment for every skin type, every lifestyle and every age. Though this treatment has many beneficial properties to help greatly improve the skins condition, it is also the answer to ensure normal healthy skins stay at its normal pure state. Depending on the individual’s treatment goal, a suitable method is selected in the right intensity for the concerning skin issues.

This treatment would be great for you if you have any of the following:

  • dull skin
  • oil skin with poor circulation
  • skin with the tendencies to have impurities, blemishes
  • acne
  • scars (caused by acne, accidents, burns etc.)
  • coarse complexion
  • enlarged pores
  • sun damaged skin
  • aged skin (lines, wrinkles, sagging facial contours)
  • hyperpigmentation
  • stretch marks
  • sluggish looking skin
  • skins that need a refresher/glow

Herbal Ingredients in the Green Peel

The GREEN PEEL herbal peeling treatments consists of many different herbal compounds which includes phytohormones, mucilages and tannins, vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins, enzymes, mineral salts and trace elements. This organic treatment contains some well know herbs among other elements which work in harmony to provide beneficial and effective results.

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Horsetail – Waterhorsetail

strengthens the connective tissue and elasticity in the skin

improves structure of the skin

anti-inflammatory 

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Aloe Vera

very healing on the skin

lends and binds moisture

firms skin  

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Camomile

anti-inflammatory

antibacterial and has wound healing properties

also known as the plant Doctor

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Marigold

activates cell division

anti-inflammatory

wound healing properties

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Algea – Spirulina Platensis

contains over 259 active ingredients

rich in minerals, proteins, essential amino acids, beta- carotene and provitamin A

helps regulate sebum (oil) production

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Ulva Lactuca

very calming and soothing on the skin

purifying effect

particularly rich in vitamin C, A B12, and minerals

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Fucus Vesiculosus

has antiseptic properties

particularly rich in vitamin C

stimulates fibroblast activity (collagen production)

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Pansy

very beneficial for impure and inflamed skin

rich in carotenoids and salicylic acid derivates

wound healing properties  

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Lungwort

regenerated cells

rich in minerals

keratolytic effect (causes the outer layer of the skin to loosen and shed – great for skin with lesions or impurities)

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Ribwort

regenerates cells

antibacterial effects, soothes irritations

reepithelialising effect (restoration of the epidermis)

Green Peel

The GREEN PEEL peeling facial is an organic, herbal blend which gently but effectively resurfaces the skin. This medically-developed method has been successfully proven worldwide with its exclusive and pure natural plant ingredients. This treatment is effective as it diminishes/eliminates skin problems and concerns such as acne, sun damage/pigmentation, lines/wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores, blackheads/milia/impure skin, and prematurely aged skin.  This unique peeling method can be prepared based on each individual’s skin type, skin condition and age.  During the peeling process a blend of dried and crushed herbs are mixed into a paste and massaged into the skin. The individual compounds are activated and work together to achieve desired results.  After the peeling treatment the skin will appear flushed and may feel warm. Over the next 2 -3 days the herbs are releasing vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements into the skin.  On day 3-4 the skin will start to peel.  On day 5-7 you will receive a follow up facial which will remove any remaining dead skin and leave the skin visibly improved, clearer and younger.  Home care products, which are included in the treatment price, will cover any redness and most of the peeling effect as well.

The great thing about the GREEN PEEL is... it’s like a chemical peel without the chemicals!!!

Laser Facials - Non-invasive Anti-Aging Facial

This is a very comfortable treatment.  This treatment uses bulk heating to slowly heat the epidermis, causing the skin to believe there is trauma.  This in turn forces the skin to produce more collagen to repair the area.  The skin will continue to repair the area for quite some time post treatment.  The area will become smoother in texture; clearer, softer, easing of fine lines and wrinkles, and most will see a radiant glow. 

There is no downtime whatsoever with the Laser Facial.  You may even book this treatment on a lunch hour.  You may find you are a little pink post treatment; however, this tends to fade within the hour. 

It is recommended you purchase a package of 6 facials - where you will receive the 7th complimentary.  The first 6 facials are generally booked at 2 week intervals, then the 7th and on ward should be booked at 3-4 week intervals.  Most stick with a 4-6 wk maintenance plan.