July 2014

Introducing THE ACNE CLINIC

Posted on July 25, 2014 in Community

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We are thrilled to announce the opening of our third location, THE Acne Clinic, dedicated to the management and treatment of Acne.

“THE Acne Clinic offers a variety of acne treatments, including the LumiCleanse technology, which is exclusive to THE Acne clinic in Western Canada. They believe in a multi-step approach, customizing treatment plans to the individual.”

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Rosacea Rescue

Posted on March 15, 2009 in Facial Skincare

ProductsIf you suffer from rosacea (persistent rosiness of the face), you will know how frustrating this condition can be. To end the annoyance and embarrassment , Afterglow has put together a simple, effective treatment plan for this common skin disorder.

Symptoms of rosacea are ongoing redness, flushing, breakouts that resemble mild acne, and the development of small red facial veins known as telangiectasias. Fortunately, modern treatments and the new, effective ingredients found in Afterglow’s cosmeceuticals for rosacea, will target these conditions and, over time, return the skin to a more “normal” colour.

One of the most effective treatments for rosacea is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy. IPL addresses the skin’s redness by specifically targeting the superficial capillaries that contribute to the rosy appearance. A series of gentle treatments using state-of-the-art Sciton BBL Broadband Light will result in a marked improvement in appearance, while occasional maintenance treatments can ensure this improvement persists.

The Afterglow cosmeceutical line for sensitive, rosacea prone skin comprises a choice of cleansers (Afterglow RosaCleanse Foamy and RosaCleanse Creamy). These can be used on either dry or oily skin and are 100% soap-free. They effectively remove dirt and sebum (oil) without stripping or drying the skin.

Afterglow RosaGel emollient anti-redness gel contains a number of ingredients helpful for sensitive, rosy skin. Vitamin K helps minimize the appearance of small capillaries, Green Tea exerts a healing, antioxidant effect, and 4-ethoxybenzaldehyde reduces the redness associated with rosacea, and is particularly beneficial following a treatment such as IPL.

Afterglow RetiSilc retinol emollient gel is a low-dose retinoid for sensitive acne-prone skin. It is fragrance-free and silicon-based, which helps improve the skin’s tolerance to retinoids. (Retinoids are helpful for acne-prone skin and also help increase the production of collagen, thereby exerting an anti-aging effect.)

If you have rosacea, a course of IPL treatment combined with Afterglow’s targeted cosmeceuticals will help improve your skin colouration, soothe associated inflammation, and allow you to look and feel your very best!

The ProFractional Laser

Posted on January 13, 2009 in Body Skincare, Facial Skincare, Hand/Foot Rejuvenation

ProFractionalWomanDo you suffer from any of the following skin conditions?

If so, you may be interested in treatment with our new ProFractional laser—the newest technology for skin resurfacing. Skin resurfacing with the ProFractional laser benefits all skin types and provides long-lasting results. ProFractional uses a laser microbeam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas of your skin. Since only a fraction of the skin is directly treated with the laser, healing time is quick and downtime is short.

How does the ProFractional laser benefit your skin? By deliberately inducing micro-channels of controlled damage, the laser “tells” the skin to repair itself by building new collagen. This new collagen smoothes out wrinkles, tautens crepiness and fills in the pits and scars associated with acne. The treatment also breaks down the pigmentation that gives rise to melasma, sunspots and freckles.
If you are looking for younger looking skin, or to improve scars, wrinkles, or sun damage in a comfortable treatment with a fast recovery, then you may be an ideal candidate for ProFractional treatment.

How many ProFractional treatments will you need?

ProFractional is a fast, comfortable procedure that normally takes 15-30 minutes depending on the condition and the size of the area treated. A numbing cream may be applied in advance to aid in comfort during the procedure. ProFractional is typically done in a series of 1-4 treatments, spaced 3-6 weeks apart, depending on your needs. Afterglow will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement desired and may recommend that you combine ProFractional with a MicroLaser Peel or other effective aesthetic procedures to further enhance your treatment results.

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