A more youthful appearance has become a reality for many Prince Albert residents in recent months. Their secret? A new facial treatment now offered at North Country Massage and Medi Spa.
“We offer an alternative to plastic surgery, with instant results,” explains spa co-owner Lindsey Rask, R.N., a facial aesthetics specialist trained at the Canadian Laser and Medical Aesthetic Centre. She is referring to procedures that uses JUVÉDERM®, an injectable gel filler used to refresh your appearance.
JUVÉDERM® can be used to lift cheeks back up to their original state, bringing weight off nasolabial folds and jowl area, add volume and fullness to lips, and can correct a multitude of under eye issues such as bags and dark circles.
“It acts like a tent pole that lifts the cheeks back,” says Rask. “Filler adds volume where volume has been lost due to the aging process. The results mimic a facelift.”
According to Rask, “Clients see instant results that continue to plump and add volume over the next four weeks. That is because this is a water-loving product that attracts water to surrounding cells and becomes part of the tissue. Depending on the person and procedure, results can last up to 18 months.”
Using hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in your body, JUVÉDERM® combines with the water in your skin to gently restore lost fullness, smooth out lines and wrinkles, and subtly enhance lips, so you can look as young as you feel. The smooth formulation of JUVÉDERM® provides results that look and feel very natural.
It is an alternative to more invasive procedures with astounding results.
Rask is extensively trained in administering the treatments, noting that techniques continue to be refined. The emphasis is on natural results and can be accomplished in a single appointment or over a succession of treatments. The results look so natural, “Everyone will notice, but no one will know.”
North Country Massage and Medi Spa partners with Master Level Injector Amber Cameron, who is an educator for Allergan the pharmaceutical company that created JUVÉDERM®. Cameron, a mentor to Rask, attends the clinic in Prince Albert about once per month to offer advanced services.
Treatments can generally be performed in as little as 15 to 60 minutes (depending on the areas treated) with minimal recovery or downtime. Most patients require only one treatment to achieve optimal results.
The treatments do not create undesirable effects after the treatment has worn off. The tissue simply goes back to its original state. Rask consults with clients to create a plan so that results are maintained over the long-term.
For those fearful of the injection process, pain-reducing lidocaine is used, so you can also enjoy greater comfort during treatment. “Every one of my patients has been surprised at how painless, easy and quick the procedures are,” says Rask.
The risk of side effects is minimal with the product used, and a consultation is done with each client before treatment. JUVÉDERM® is the #1 recommended product for these facial treatments in Canada and worldwide.
Costs depend on the type of treatment requested and the individual person.
“Our services are a fraction of the cost compared to traditional plastic surgery,” says Rask. “Plus, you save the cost of recovery downtime because there is no downtime after a treatment.”
Co-owned by Rask and Bernadette Lavoie, North Country Massage and Medi Spa is a leading provider for laser, skin, and spa treatments in the Prince Albert Saskatchewan area. Further information on this treatment and the many others offered at the clinic may be obtained by visiting http://www.northcountrymedispa.com or call 306-922-2255. Online bookings are available.
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