Sculpt, Tone and Build Muscle with the new and improved Neo.
Our new EMSCULPT NEO by BTL Aesthetics is exactly what you need if you want to build, sculpt and tone your abs, buttocks, arms and calves without so much as lifting a finger! A 30 minute treatment is equivalent to doing 20,000 sit ups!
The Dream Treatment
EMSCULPT NEO is the first device that eliminates fat while also building muscle.
It is Health Canada and FDA cleared. Typically you’d have to combine multiple different procedures in order to reduce fat AND build muscle, but the EMSCULPT NEO does it all in one! It’s the first technology of this kind to deliver both radiofrequency to destroy fat and a HIFEM® energy to stimulate muscles.
The RF technology works by increasing the temperature of subcutaneous fat. In less than 4 minutes, the fat layer reaches a temperature that causes fat cells to undergo apoptosis or cell death and these cells are then eliminated from the body. At the same time HIFEM+ energy works by causing powerful contractions to the muscles improving muscle tone, strength and growth.
In 30 Minutes Or Less
Clinical studies show that on average, there is a reduction of 30% in the fat layer, and a25% increase in muscle volume.
In the video below, Nurse Kennie takes us through a typical core EMSCULPT NEO treatment. She shares what to expect, what the procedure feels like and what each step of the procedure treats.
Each treatment is completely non-invasive, there is no downtime and most people are happy with their results after only 4 treatments!
Whoever said “No Pain, No Gain” has Never Worked Out With an EMSCULPT NEO
Toronto, ON, June 01, 2021: Q Esthetics is excited to announce that they have acquired the new EMSCULPT NEO by BTL Aesthetics, the only non-invasive technology in the world that builds more muscle by 25% and reduces fat by 30% on average. It’s a phenomenal new system that sculpts and tones, simultaneously burning fat and contracting the muscle in short 30 minute treatment sessions without you having to lift a finger! The EMSCULPT NEO is a true game changer. This FDA approved body shaping treatment has shown incredible results in multiple clinical studies targeting the abdomen, buttocks, inner thighs, arms and legs. Just 4 treatments can change the shape of your body dramatically.
Typical fat reduction procedures would require you to combine multiple different treatments in order to also achieve the effect of muscle building, but EMSCULPT NEO, does it all in one! It’s the first technology of this kind to deliver both radiofrequency to destroy fat and a HIFEM® energy to stimulate muscles, plus it’s completely painless. Just 4 treatments can change the shape of your body dramatically. Clinical trial participants have been shown to retain or have even greater results 3 to 6 months after their treatments.
Even just one treatment has numerous benefits, not only to the area you are targeting but the surrounding muscle groups as well.
“It’s incredible that you can achieve up to 20,000 contractions in 30 minutes. You could never manage that in a regular workout.” says Nurse Kelly, RN, Clinic Manager at Q Esthetics
Features and benefits of EMSCULPT NEO include:
It is completely non-invasive and there’s no downtime,
Each treatment is only 30 minutes,
Painless plus no needles or anesthesia required,
Results in 25% more muscle and 30% less fat, on average,
It is industry approved and backed by 30+ peer reviewed publications,
The average patient sees results in less than 3 months,
It’s FDA approved to treat the abdomen, buttocks, inner thighs, arms, and legs.
Q Esthetics is the leading comprehensive skincare & laser practice in Ontario. They are one of the first and only local clinics treating with the EMSCULPT NEO. Since 2002 Q esthetics has been offering a wide variety of body and skin services from our two locations, Yorkville and Richmond Hill. Our team has some of the most highly trained and experienced medical clinicians and nurses in the industry. For press information, call 905-761-5156 email [email protected] or visit: https://qesthetics.com
This technique involves the use of a pen shaped tool that has multiple needles with different depths from 0.5 mm to 2.5 mm to puncture the skin and cause physical trauma. By doing so, we promote body’s natural healing process to create Collagen.
As Dr. Macrene Alexiades mentions in Elle magazine: “From microneedling alone, you will look plump, pink, and luminous for a couple of weeks. On a short term basis, it plumps the skin and makes the skin look more radiant”.
Here at Q Esthetics, we combine Microneedling with other laser therapies for more severe skin problems to achieve greater outcomes.
What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy comes from the Greek word mesos meaning “middle”, and therapy from the Greek word therapeia which means” to treat medically”. French doctor, Michel Pistor, is considered the father of modern mesotherapy, which initially was used for the treatment of medical conditions, starting in the 1950’s.
Laser could damage or thin the skin. With technological advancements and procedures, the possibility of permanent damage has been reduced substantially. However, it is really important to be treated by an experienced laser technician for the best outcome.
One or two treatments is all you need to remove body hair. Hair grows in different stages. To remove body hair permanently, we need multiple treatments to catch the hair in the right growing stage, that is why by every treatment we destroy a certain percentage of hair roots.
Dark skin can not be treated by laser. This was true many years ago when laser technology was different. Nowadays, we can treat all skin types for all different reasons with great results. At Q Esthetics laser clinic we have done a great job treating all skin types with superb outcomes.
Laser resurfacing is all the same. Laser resurfacing technology and techniques vary. We could either do an ablative resurfacing like CO2 laser or target skin from inside and do a non-ablative resurfacing which works great without much reaction. We could do a non-ablative resurfacing on scars from acne, surgery, cut, etc…
In 2009 I was seen by a dermatologist for a mole on my chest that I felt was changing in shape, diameter, and colour. Before this, I had learned the ABCDE’s of mole assessment and therefore, I was alarmed to notice that a lesion on my body was changing in various categories. The ABCDE’s of mole assessment are: Asymmetry (if you were to divide the lesion in half, would it look the same on either side?); Border (is the border of the lesion clean?); Colour (is it one solid colour or is the mole a mix of dark and light pigmentation?); Diameter (is it growing in size?); Elevation (is it elevated from the surrounding skin at all?). Since my mole ticked a number of these categories, I book an appointment to have it removed by a dermatologist.
With the mole being quite small, I was confident that there should not be a scar or if there was, I assumed that it would be quite small and therefore, not too noticeable. The dermatologist explained to me that he would only be taking a small ‘punch biopsy’ which would not leave a scar. This was done quite quickly, however, I was shocked to see that procedure left me with three sutures. In ten days these were removed and I was glad to receive the news that my mole was benign – meaning that it was nothing harmful to my health. Over the series of the next few months, I was noticing the area was very noticeable and was developing into a 1-2 inch hypertrophic scar. A hypertrophic scar is when the scar tissue becomes elevated.
I was always self conscious of this scar, but it was not until I began working at Q Esthetics that I found out that something could be done to fix it. I had the scar flatted with Kenalog, which is a corticosteroid injection that flattens the tissue and after this I had it resurfaced with a nonablative fractional laser. I did three of these treatments and I am so happy to say that my scar is no longer noticeable! I am so happy and much more confident wearing tops that show this area.
What is fractional laser resurfacing?
A laser that penetrates the dermal layer of the skin, heating up the targeted tissue cause microtrauma. The cells respond to this by stimulating the production of collagen (a protein that is found in the skin’s connective tissue) and this rejuvenates and renews the skin. In time, this fresh skin surfaces to the visible layers (hence the name ‘resurfacing’). This helps with fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring.
What is the downtime?
Q Esthetics uses a non-ablative fractional laser, meaning that it works internally leaving the outer layers of the skin unharmed. Some methods of resurfacing (such as C02 and Erbium) are ablative which means they are more invasive because they vaporize the outer layers of the skin and resurface it this way. The only downtime that I experienced was slight tingly/burning sensation for about 30 minutes and the scar became slightly more red for about 2 weeks.
How long does it take to see results?
Results will usually start to be seen within approximately 1 month, but full results are not seen until 3 months post treatment
Does the treatment take long to perform and is it safe?
The time of treatment is depended on how much space is being covered. Many clients come and have their whole face resurfaced for example, and this takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. The treatment for my small scar took less then 2 minutes to perform. The treatment is safe for all skin types!
How is mole removal done at Q Esthetics?
The health and safety of our clients is a number one priority at Q Esthetics and therefore, if a client feels their mole is of concern in any way (ABCDE), we encourage it to be looked at first by a dermatologist. If the mole is safe to remove, we use a method called Electrocautery. Electrocautery is an easy, efficient, virtually painless way of removing skin lesions. It is safe to use on all skin types, there is little downtime and best of all it leaves a little to no scar.
Skincare Survival – At Home Tips To Get You Through the Quarantine
As we all navigate through these uncertain times, we want to let you know that we are still (virtually) here for you. Now, more than ever is a time for all of us to take extra care of ourselves. We have put together some tips on how you can keep your skin healthy and glowing while you’re stuck at home:
A dry or mature skin type will benefit more from moisture-boosting ingredients like hydrating oils or aloe vera. We like: Alumier MD Hydraboost
2. Stay hydrated
Water helps to remove toxins from the body, so drinking more of it could help prevent toxins from building up and having a negative impact on your immune system. A lack of water also causes your skin to lose it’s radiance and elasticity – leading to dryness, fine lines, and sag. It can also reduce acne and other skin conditions by flushing harmful toxins from the body.
Choose skin care products – cleansers, moisturizers and anti-aging serums with hydrating formulas and ingredients and drink about 8 – 8 ounce glasses of water a day.
Sipping water in the form of hot tea is also a great option – you can also add lemon, turmeric, ginger or apple cider vinegar for an extra immune boost.
3. Don’t just eat your vitamins
We know that a balanced diet with foods rich, vibrant colors often contain the most antioxidants, but there’s more than one way to give your skin those important vitamins and minerals.
Topical antioxidants also protect the skin by limiting free radicals, reducing sun damage, calming inflammation and increasing hydration and moisture retention.
TIP: The best time to apply them is right after cleansing, layered under your sunscreen for added protection.
We like: EverActive C&E™ + Peptide. It stays active longer because you only mix the vitamin C into the serum when you’re ready to use it.
Now that we have it, spend a little extra time on your skin care routine. We lose millions of skin cells day to day, but without proper exfoliation, dead skin cells can hang on making your complexion lacklustre. Exfoliate 2 – 3 times a week to unclog pores and reveal a fresh complexion. If you’re prone to redness or irritation, you should only exfoliate once or twice a week.
After exfoliating, it’s essential to hydrate your skin properly. You should apply a moisturizer or, even better, use a mask. Along with hydrating your skin, this will protect it from external aggressors by tightening the pores. A weekly mask is a great routine to shoot for!
Take some time for yourself to relax and refresh your mind. Commit to a few minutes each day to eliminate distractions and thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. Focus your mind, breathe deeply and slowly, and practise being aware of the present moment. Meditation can help increase happiness, sleep, reduce aging, boost your immune system and add incredible value to your overall well-being.
You can still order your favourite products online – contact us for your exclusive order code!
You’ve probably already heard about retinol. It’s one of the most recommended skin care products on the market and for good reason. It works! Countless studies demonstrate the super ingredients ability to slow the signs of aging, reverse sun damage, even out skin tone and prevent breakouts.
Here are 5 fast facts about retinol and why it’s the ultimate add in to your daily regimen:
FACT ONE – Retinol is highly recommended by dermatologists for its ability to clear acne.
Retinol helps to reduce acne breakouts by speeding up cell turnover to help unblock pores. By keeping skin clear and reducing active blemishes, it can also help to reduce the formation of acne scars. “Retinol and vitamin A derivatives are dermatologys’ best-kept secrets,” says Dr. Samir Gupta, board-certified Cosmetic Dermatologist. “The effects on the skin can be profound not only for acne but also for aging and photodamage, including fine lines, creases, and uneven skin colour.”
FACT TWO – All retinol are not created equal.
Firstly, there is a big difference between the retinol products found over the counter and their prescription counterparts. While prescriptions have a much higher concentration of the active ingredient, retinol products have the added benefit of being combined with other ingredients which usually makes it easier to tolerate.
When choosing a retinol, you also want to find out if it is medical grade or from a mainstream skin care brand. Medical grade products will generally use higher quality or more stabilized ingredients. Medical Grade Retinol also has a better delivery system, meaning they can penetrate deeper into the skin so that you actually benefit from the powerful active ingredients.
FACT THREE – Retinol and Vitamin A are one in the same.
True. Retinol is a natural form of Vitamin A. This powerhouse ingredient is used in many skin care and beauty products because it can address such a wide-range of concerns including skin renewal and collagen production. Dermatologists have been using it for decades and it continues to grow in popularity because of it’s amazing multitasking properties.
FACT FOUR – Retinol should be used at night as part of your evening skin care regime.
Vitamin A derivatives, such as retinol will break down when exposed to UV light. This can affect their efficacy and make the products less active. It’s why they’re also usually in opaque packaging and dispensed in pumps or tubes with tight-fitting caps.
FACT FIVE – If you’re using retinol it’s important to also incorporate SPF into your skin care regimen.
While sun protection should be a part of your daily regimen regardless to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. It’s also recommended when using retinol, in order to protect your investment. Retinol accelerates the formation of new healthy skin cells to replace the old, damaged ones. Obviously we want to protect those healthy skin cells from the elements that cause that damage in the first place.
Combined with a high SPF and vitamin C in the morning, you are setting yourself up for great skin for life. “When we combine retinol with vitamin C,” explains Dr. Gupta, “we are essentially delivering ‘laser in a bottle.’ Here at Q Esthetics, we only use the purest, safest, and most effective forms of these ingredients to achieve radiant skin.”
Microneedling or (collagen induction therapy) is a minimally-invasive procedure with two major beauty benefits: 1) it stimulates epidermal growth factors to boost collagen and elastin production which means it helps minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scarring and firms the skin. 2) It boosts product absorption a whopping 90 % so you can get the most out of all the active ingredients in your skin care regimen.
Professional microneedling treatments have become quite popular with clinicians and patients because they are a safe and effective way to stimulate the production of collagen and other healing factors by causing trauma to the skin. It can also be used to deposit corrective serums such as Vitamin C, deeper into the skin. You can read more about mesotherapy here.
While professional treatments penetrate deeper to stimulate repair, there are also many benefits of using an at home CIT roller:
Convenient and easy to use
Use in the comfort of your own home
See results within 10 sessions
Consulting a dermatologist or medical skin care professional who is experienced in these types of procedures can help you determine whether this treatment is right for you.
We’ve got gifts for just about everyone on your list. Whether you’re looking for a loved one (or for yourself) we’ve got just the thing to keep you looking and feeling your best this holiday season.
20 units only $99
If you’re between the ages of 18 and 70, chances are you can benefit from Botox! Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for the quickest results with the least amount of downtime and works to smooth crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines and wrinkles. The treatment is known as a lunchtime procedure taking only 10 to 15 minutes for the actual procedure. Your skin will look noticeably smoother in as little as a week, with optimal results after a month.
DEEP EXFOLIATING PHOTO FACIAL
Now just $360, reg. $460
Our Deep Exfoliating Photo Facial pairs all the glory of microdermabrasion with the big-time benefits of the intense pulsed light (or IPL) photo facial. It covers most categories of cosmetic dermatology making it one of our most requested treatments. Patients can expect to see and feel smoother skin after just one treatment. The treatment unblocks pores, removes impurities and polishes the skin to improve the absorption of products while also addressing sun damage, wrinkles, redness, and broken capillaries for a more even tone and camera-ready complexion.
ALUMIER MD BRIGHT EYES HOLIDAY SET
Get the set $160, reg $188
Eye cream should be a crucial part of your skin care regimen. This must-have product duo from Alumier MD checks all the boxes! Use AluminEye® during the day to brighten and moisturize. The hydrating formula sits well under makeup making it the perfect canvas for your morning routine. The hard-working Retinol Eye Gel can be used at night to ﬁrm, rejuvenate and reﬁne the delicate eye area. To use gently pat under the eyes, along the brow bone and over crow’s feet. Paired together this set is the perfect stocking stuffer!
ULTHERAPY FACIAL TREATMENT
BEST VALUE – now only $2800, reg. $3500
Ultherapy is the skin tightening treatment that celebrities swear by. It’s the treatment of choice for Hollywood names like Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, & Christie Brinkley and for good reason. Ultherapy uses ultrasound to tighten and lift, with very little to no downtime. Plus results are gradual, making those improvements look so natural. If you’ve noticed a loss of elasticity or just want to prevent it you are likely a candidate for this treatment.
Gift Cards are always a solid choice letting those you love get exactly what they need! This year we’ve sweetened the deal to include a free luxury skin care product with the purchase of a $100 Gift Card. They get a gift card, and a little something extra for under the Christmas tree, or better yet you get to keep a little gift for yourself. The choice is yours.
Skin Survival with Star Foodie host, Christina-Laia
From airplanes, to trains, buses, and underground metros – I do it all – literally, all the time. Not to mention walk to and from, an inordinate amount of destinations in an array of climates – from hot sun to snowflakes, and rainstorms in between. Sure filming, on either side of the Atlantic has its own gargantuan benefits, but like you guessed, there’s a but coming. The body, face, hair and skin; yup they get a pretty good beating. So I dedicated a great part of my spare time chatting with the experts, and figuring out how to maintain a healthy lifestyle in and outside of my anatomy. After I got the body, eating, and hair routine down pact, I dove into my arch nemesis. My problematic, nagging, always thirsty, rarely cooperative… nope not my boyfriend, my skin.
I’m sure we’ve all heard it by now, the epidermis is the body’s largest organ. Yes, I’m throwing “epidermis” in this blog for good measure because of course, its origin is Greek. In case you’re wondering, the word epidermis comes from the Greek roots epi meaning “upon” and derma, which means “skin.”
Taking over a total area of about 20 square feet on our bodies, it’s no wonder, that when my skin breaks out, feels dry, itchy or even on fire (yes it happens to me often) I feel like utter yuk! Adversely when its behaving perfectly, I couldn’t feel more instagram ready.
So let’s dive right into my current do’s and don’ts! (Most of which I learned, the hard, harder, and hardest way!)
I discovered early on in filming, that wearing any type of makeup on aircrafts was not good – for anything! We’re talking drying up, burning and even flaking from wearing layers of makeup on long flights 30,000 feet high. My trick for travel – all travel by the way, became tinted moisturiser. Stick to moisturiser (& sunglasses if you’re paranoid of photos) and your skin will feel smooth and moist after excursions.
I also adapted the tinted moisturiser method for the long hot days in Athens. A combination of heat, sun, sweat and acne prone skin had me break out time and time again while filming last summer. I stuck to a good quality, oil free, tinted sunscreen for days, and shifted to Matte Finishing loose powder for evenings on the Athens Riviera.
Ok back to the arctic. Since my skin reacts so differently during the different seasons throughout the year, I change up my routine according to the sun dial. Currently, it’s more like the snow dial, which I gotta say, seems to make my skin much happier.
After several beauty counter visits, in literally dozens of cities in 2 different continents, I finally discovered the truth. No one knew what worked for me. So like any self-reliant girl, I adopted a skin regiment that battles blemishes, drying and keeps me moist.
Watch my recent Star Foodies episode where I checked in at Q Esthetics to talk skin care with their Skin Care Specialist Toya!
AM – Good quality cleanser, Natural Toner DayTime– Light Acne fighting Gel, Oil Free Liquid Makeup (moist with sunscreen) & Matte Finishing loose powder PM – Good quality cleanser, Natural Toner BedTime – Light Acne fighting Gel and Light Moisturiser, Eye Cream
Try: Alumier MD Spot Clearing Lotion $36 & Alumier MD AluminEye $94
3-4x a week I use an all natural face mask for 15 minutes, and use the same contents for spot treatment on persistent blemishes. My favourites are Clay masks.
When I remember, I add truffle based eye cream to my AM & PM regiment. I did however, regain milia in the area – so be careful with the richness of the cream!
Remember everyone’s skin is different, so trying out different products throughout the year, and adapting to climates is key!