MCSC February 2023 Newsletter image of woman with glowing skin smiling

MCSC Newsletter February 2023

Happy New Year everyone!!  Hoping you all had wonderful holidays with friends and family! At MCSC we’ve been working tirelessly to bring you the best in cosmetic medical procedures for 2023!! If you haven’t already checked it out, don’t forget to visit our new online skincare store at Shop.MississaugaCosmeticSurgeryClinic.com. Now you can explore and shop all our new and exciting skincare offerings, and easily replenish all your favorite products from the convenience of home. Orders over $250 will be delivered with FREE shipping.

Clinic News

In Clinic news, Dr. Schiffer has once again been invited to speak at two additional meetings on migraine care this past month. Dr. Weinberg has also been active teaching surgical residents and has organized and taught at cosmetic injection sessions with the help of our industry partners. He’s also added several new Before & After Photos to our MCSC photo gallery – check them out here.

Clinic Specials

See the ad below detailing our two awesome February sales! Save huge on our IPL/Glow Peel package, or our Microneedling/Mesotherapy package!! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to view Last Minute deals. And, if you are new to cosmetic injections with BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM®, BELKYRA™ or Belotero® at MCSC, call us at (905) 273-3045 to hear about our Welcome Special!!

Topics in Cosmetic Medicine

10 Common Questions About IPL Photofacial

1. What is IPL?

Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL) is a light based therapy that involves exposing the skin to a narrow range of wavelengths of light in order to target areas of pigment and skin irregularity. The irregular, aged and pigmented skin absorbs this light, and cells in these areas are therefore subjected to targeted heat, resulting in the damaged cells sloughing off, causing the irregularity to fade away.

2. Can IPL Really Make Your Skin Look Younger?

Yes! Because IPL targets multiple skin concerns, many of which increasingly appear as we age, IPL does result in younger looking skin, and patients will often note a “ glow” from IPL. Scientific studies in which patients complexions were evaluated by medical personnel prior to IPL and after several treatments, have shown improvement on objective scores of skin age including evaluation of fine lines, tone and texture. While a single treatment with IPL can improve skin appearance with long lasting results, studies show that having 1-3 IPL treatments per year can help maintain more youthful looking skin. IPL is now thought to slow, and potentially reverse signs of skin aging!

3. What Skin Problems Can IPL Improve?

Photofacials primarily target photoaging that has caused red, brown or splotchy, uneven areas of complexion. Skin is smoother and has better tone and texture after IPL. Specific conditions that can be improved by IPL include:

  • Discolored skin
  • Fine lines
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Liver or age spots
  • Stretch marks
  • Red or discolored scars
  • Melasma
  • Some birth marks
  • Fine lines and wrinkles, including peri-oral lines ( “smokers” lines)
  • Redness and Rosacea
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Spider veins
  • Freckles

4. How Effective is IPL?

For broken blood vessels studies show patients get 50-75% improvement in broken blood vessels after one treatment.

For redness associated with flushing in Rosacea, IPL may be more effective that laser and other treatments in many patients. Specifically, patients under 40 years of age, and those with moderate to severe flushing do better with IPL.

For brown spots from photoaging, patients can expect improvements of around 70%.

For acne and acne scarring, patients can also obtain significant improvements, but it often takes several treatments.

5. Why Choose IPL Over Other Facial Treatments, Such As Microdermabrasion, Microneedling, or Ultherapy?

There are many effective facial treatments available that ideally can compliment each other, and act synergistically to improve our appearance, so its often not a case of either/or, but rather of combination therapy to achieve best results. IPL differs from treatments like microdermabrasion because it targets deeper layers of the skin, allowing it to specifically address concerns around pigment and blood vessels, because it reaches those areas where broken vessels and stubborn pigment “lives,” so to speak. It can also quell and quiet inflammation, as in conditions like acne, and can therefore be used in irritated and inflamed skin where microneedling would be avoided. Ultherapy also acts on deep tissues, often those beneath the actual skin, targeting the connective tissue that supports the skin, and thus its good for skin tightening.

Microneedling is good for stimulating collagen deposition, and is great for improving pore size and more superficial pigment and lines, and is an excellent way to introduce other healing and antiaging compounds into the skin, as when combined with PRP or mesotherapy.

Microdermabrasion is a great “ refresh” to deeply cleanse and brighten the complexion, ideal for a short-term “pick-me-up” at changes in season. Thus, each of these treatments can play a unique role in your skincare regimen.

6. What Areas of the Body Can IPL Treat?

IPL is usually done on the face, chest, hands and arms, though almost any area can be treated.

7. Who Shouldn’t Get IPL?

Patients with very dark skin are not candidates for IPL. Those who are sun tanned or have been using retinol or Retina A in the last two weeks should postpone IPL.

8. Is IPL Painful?

 IPL feels a bit like a rubber band being snapped against the skin. It is minorly uncomfortable, and most patients tolerate it without any numbing agent. If you are especially sensitive, ask our aesthetician about the option of applying numbing cream to the skin prior to treatment.

9. Are There Side Effects Caused By IPL?

Patients can expect some redness or darkening of brown spots immediately after treatment. Within a few days brown spots may crust before sloughing or peeling off. IPL done by inexperienced technicians could cause burns, so it is important to have IPL carried about by  experienced and well trained medical personnel.

10. Is There Downtime After an IPL Treatment?

 While there can be some redness or slight swelling immediately after treatment , it usually dissipates quickly, so for most patients there is no downtime. The darkened or flaking spots that can become apparent within a day to a few days later can usually be covered by make up. It is recommended to have treatment at east a couple of weeks prior to a major event like a wedding.

If you are interested in more information or would like to book an IPL treatment, contact us online or call (905) 273-3045 to book your IPL consultation


New Year, New You! Don’t Wait!

MCSC February 2023 Special - 3 IPL treatments, 1 glow peel for $750 + FREE post-peel skincare kit

2 Great Promos to Crush Your Beauty Goals for 2023!

3 IPL Treatments + 1 Glow Peel All for $750!

Includes FREE post-peel skincare kit (over $500 in savings!).

Request a consultation or call (905) 273-3045 to purchase!


3 Advanced Mesotherapy & Microneedling & Skinboosters All for $1100!

Together with 1 vial customized skincare, 3 exceptional hand-picked actives chosen specifically to address your complexion ($450 savings!).

Request a consultation or call (905) 273-3045 to purchase!

*Offers valid until February 14, 2023

*Treatment must be performed by April 30, 2023

 


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41 Responses to Current Newsletter

    • Blog Admin says:

      Hi Elaine,

      Thank you for your interest- we will be in touch to arrange an appointment.

      Best,
      Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

    • Sandy says:

      Hi Elaine Just checking in to make sure you obtained an appointment regarding IPL? Just wanted to let you known we don’t usually look after appointment scheduling through the newsletter, so that’s why things might have slipped through the cracks- We will honour the Dec deal for you if you are still interested!

    • Sandy says:

      Hello Carsta Thanks so much for your interest in Chin Liposuction at our clinic. The cost is typically $2250, though it can vary somewhat if someone has either a very small or very large amount of fat. Belkyra is also an option for treatment of fat under the chin. If you are interested in coming on for a consultation to discuss options and assess whether liposuction is the right choice for you, please contact us at 905-273-3045. We do not schedule appointments through the newsletter reply area

  • Rama bawa says:

    Hi I would like to come for my jawline, neck consultation.
    Early Next week would work for me . Please let me know . Thx

    • Sandy, patient coordinator says:

      Hello Rama Thanks so much for your interest in Jawline contouring at our clinic. We would be delighted to book an appointment for you. However, we do not schedule appointments via the response filed for the newsletter. To book an appointment please call us at 905-273-3045, or you can email me at sandy@mcsconline.com. Look forward to hearing from you!

    • Sandy, patient coordinator says:

      Hello G Thanks for your interest in injections at our clinic.
      Unfortunately we will not be able to contact you to update you about specials based on a reply to the newsletter alone. We do not have a mechanism to store your information via this field. If you sign up to receive our newsletters, you will receive them monthly, along with our specials! Hope that helps!

  • Nellie says:

    About your promotion above….how can the three IPL treatments be used by Feb 28 if they must be spaced apart at least 2 weeks to a month? Do you mean the first of 3 must be used by Feb 28?

    • Sandy, patient coordinator says:

      Hello Nellie Thanks for your question regarding IPL. Treatments every two weeks would allow 3 treatments over this time period. Having said that, we are usually somewhat flexible about scheduling for our specials, so if there was a good reason to stretch out the treatment dates, we try to accommodate. Due to Holiday closures, and a lot of belated interest in the IPL special, we are extending this promotion throughout January. If you are interested in IPL, by all means book a consultation appointment by calling us at 905-273-3045, or you can contact me at sandy@mcsconline.com. Please be aware we can’t schedule appointments through this newsletter reply field. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

    • Blog Admin says:

      Hi Annmarie,

      Please contact our practice at (905) 273-3045 to schedule a consultation for fillers. Our staff will be happy to help.

  • Flora Marcu says:

    I had a procedure done a long time ago at your clinic.
    I had a filler around the mouth, it was done with Juvederm.
    How much those it cost now for a syringe if juvederm.
    I may need 2 of them and would like to have it done in mid March.
    Thanks
    Flora

    • Blog Admin says:

      Hi Flora,
      Thank you for reaching out. We’d be happy to schedule a consultation with you to have fillers around the mouth. We can provide pricing info during your consultation. Please contact the practice at (905) 273-3045 to schedule an appointment.

    • Blog Admin says:

      Hello,
      We’d be happy to schedule a consultation to assess your skin and determine the most appropriate peel for your needs. We can provide pricing at that time. Please contact our practice at (905) 273-3045 to schedule an appointment.

  • Harry Rodgers says:

    Hi am looking for an estimate on what liposuction would cost on the stomach and sides. I am 5’6” and about 10-15 pounds overweight and I carry it in my mid section. I can send photos if you like.

    • Blog Admin says:

      Hello Harry,
      In order to provide you with an accurate estimate for liposuction, you will need to be assessed by Dr. Weinberg. Please contact the practice at (905) 273-3045 to schedule a consultation. Thank you!

  • Sumintra says:

    Would like to know if there are any special offer. Also to make appointments with Susan if possible

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