As aesthetic technologies for skincare continue to advance, remarkable new treatments have become accessible to everyone. These treatments can repair and rejuvenate the results of age, sun damage, and scarring without invasive surgery and with minimal downtime. At the forefront of these dramatic innovations is the EndyMed system. Life Stiles Spa, in Edmonton, AB is pleased to offer these state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments.
What Is EndyMed?
EndyMed is a suite of technologies for skin aesthetics and body contouring. What distinguishes it from other invasive or laser-based systems is its use of RF technology. RF stands for radio frequency, which is a harmless radio wave of energy that bounces off your body all day — Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, among others, are both RF technologies. The system uses RF waves deep under the skin to activate natural collagen production and restoration. The process is safer and easier than other methods and achieves impressive results.
The suite is dedicated to merging the medical and beauty worlds into a new consumer category called “beauty tech.” The treatments, which run the gamut from wrinkle removal to the treatment of stretch marks, acne, cellulite, and sun damage to name just a few applications, are FDA approved and perfectly safe for patients. Unlike other types of medical aesthetic treatments, the system can be used with all skin types and colors.
How Does It Help My Skin?
While we rarely think of it in that way, our skin is an organ of the body. In fact, it is the body’s largest organ. On the average person, the skin alone weighs some six pounds!
Over the course of our lives, our skin is continually impacted by environmental factors, like sun exposure and air quality, and by intrinsic factors such as our diet and activity level. Add to that the effects of aging and it’s no wonder that our skin’s appearance is constantly changing itself. To combat these changes, our skin actually regenerates itself about once a month.
Our skin is made up of a series of layers, each performing a different function. While doctors technically identify no less than 10 layers to this major organ, it’s simplest to understand your skin as having the following components:
Stratum Corneum: The Unwanted Layer
It’s easy to forget about this layer because your body no longer needs it. It is made up of dead skin cells that were once part of the epidermis, which is the true outermost visible layer. When you use scrubs and skin products, you’re removing this now-redundant skin layer.
Epidermis: The Outer Layer
The epidermis is the thinnest layer in your skin, but it’s the most visible and arguably the most important. This is the skin that the world sees. Cells in the epidermis give us our skin color, known as melanin. The epidermis is also responsible for keeping foreign substances from reaching the body.
Dermis: The Middle Layer
This lower layer is where a lot of your skin’s “performance” takes place. It is the layer responsible for wrinkles. and also includes hair follicles, blood vessels and oil glands that keep the skin supple. Most importantly, this layer is where collagen and elastin are produced naturally by the body. These two proteins provide elasticity and support for the skin. The deepest level of the dermis is called the “hypodermis.”
Subcutis: The Deep Layer
Deep into the dermis is where sagging skin and wrinkles are born. Over the course of time and age, your skin is no longer able to produce adequate amounts of natural restoration to the tissue in this layer. The result is seen further outside the skin, in the visible epidermis.
How Does It Work?
This technique introduces RF energy into the dermis and hypodermis. This thermal disruption by the RF energy stimulates the skin’s natural collagen production. Our bodies are remarkably good at repairing themselves. When it sees damage anywhere, the body rushes restorative agents to the scene. This is why a cut on your arm quickly develops a scab. It is also why damage to the skin layers are fed with collagen, which is designed to repair and restore it.
Over the course of time and age, our bodies are not able to produce adequate collagen and other restorative agents to combat aesthetic “damage.” In addition to diminished collagen production due to aging, the body doesn’t necessarily regard wrinkles or blemishes as damage. Therefore, it doesn’t send enough restoring agents to those areas. This treatment causes controlled, focused disruptions deep in the skin, which reactivates the body’s natural restorative collagen renewal.
Over the course of time, the collagen tightens the skin, repairs the wrinkles and provides the aesthetic enhancements that everyone’s looking for. Because its RF technology is safe and operates with lower temperatures than other skin rejuvenation techniques, the system is able to penetrate deep into the skin without damage or discomfort. Unlike other skin-restoring technologies that are based on thermal (heat) techniques, the system is highly controlled and focused, with no cooling required and less potential for damage to either outer or inner skin layers.
What Are the Advantages?
Because the RF technology is so low-impact, the system is able to utilize its energy in highly controlled ways. This allows the aesthetic technician to work in a 3-dimensional pattern, which results in a precision application to exactly the target skin areas that require aesthetic enhancement.
Because the system uses several electrodes controlled by a sophisticated and well-tested computer algorithm, the amount of energy focused on the problem area is always exactly the right amount needed, in exactly the right places.
As a result of the unique energy delivery mode utilized by the system, there’s minimal risk to the skin surface and surrounding tissues. Only the area needed for treatment is affected. The RF system’s thermal reaction to the skin’s collagen fibers produces immediate skin tightening. This is then followed by the second stage of collagen remodeling, which ultimately produces the anti-wrinkle effect.
How Is It Different?
RF technology represents the state-of-the-art in aesthetic treatments for skin and body contouring. The technology is FDA-approved and has been proven safe and effective through over 40 clinical peer-reviewed published studies. The treatments involve no downtime and produce immediate results that improve over time, with regeneration that goes on for months after the completion of the treatments.
There are many treatments out there for aesthetic rejuvenation. Some are time-tested; others are trendy and of the moment. Some are invasive and require serious downtime for recovery, while others can be performed over a lunch break. The key to patient satisfaction is effective, consistent visual results, delivered with convenience and minimal hassle. In this respect, EndyMed stands alone, with extensive clinical validation and testimonials from doctors and patients to back it up.
What Kind of Treatments Are Available?
This system is able to perform a variety of aesthetic enhancements to any patient. Again, unlike other treatments, it works for any skin color and any skin type. Some of the most popular treatments include:
The natural effects of aging are most visible on our skin, which is the cornerstone of our outward appearance. When wrinkling and sagging skin or cellulite become demoralizing, an EndyMed treatment can fix the problem. The quick, non-invasive RF therapy remodels the skin by spurring the production of new collagen and elastin fibers. The treatment is effective throughout the typical problem areas, such as the face, neck, and jawline. Treatments on other body areas are also available.
Scar and Spot Removal
Our skin goes through a lot in the course of a lifetime. Acne, scarring, sun damage, age spots: all of them can have a detrimental effect on our looks and self-image. There are numerous solutions to these aesthetic problems, but perhaps none so effective and convenient as EndyMed’s INTENSIF treatment. This therapy can work wonders for acne scars, oversized pores, stretch marks, scars from injuries, and deep, hard-to-treat wrinkles. Your skin can have better, more even tone and look years younger.
Fractional skin resurfacing (FSR) treats skin with sun damage, discolorations, deep acne scars or unwanted changes in texture. There are a variety of repairing techniques available, including plastic surgery and lasers, but none is as safe and painless as RF therapy. In this microneedling technique, each stylus is safely heated from top to bottom, penetrating deep into the dermis.
There is no downtime associated with the FSR treatment process, and patients can return to their daily activities immediately. There is minimal discomfort associated with the process itself, though some patients may experience some warmth during the procedure.
Results achieved with FSR treatments will vary for each person and their concerns. Although patients may experience some initial results immediately after treatment, results gradually improve as the skin produces new collagen. For the best results, a series of treatments may be recommended.
What to Expect During Treatment
These are outpatient treatment sessions, and there is no downtime with this process. Patients are able to go home or back to work immediately upon leaving the session. Thanks to the nature of the treatment, there may be some minimal discomfort during the procedure itself. This is gone as soon as the treatment is over, and because the therapy is so pinpoint accurate, there’s no trauma to other areas of the skin, such as the outer epidermis, that people can see.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
These advanced RF skin treatments are safe and effective for most adults who are in generally good health. Every individual’s particular needs will be different in terms of work that needs to be done and whether multiple sessions will be needed to achieve the desired results.
Prospective patients should discuss goals in consultation with our professionals, and together, you will formulate a treatment plan that can deliver the wanted results within time and at a budget for every individual need.
How Can I Get Started?
With the explosion of new technologies on the market for aesthetic medicine, it’s often hard to make informed decisions about which treatment to use and where to get it done. The EndyMed system has an extensive track record of patient satisfaction with its proven results and convenience.
If you’ve been wanting to do something about skin that makes you look older than you want to, or about scars or cosmetic imperfections that have either bothered you forever or have just begun to appear, you owe it to yourself to look into this revolutionary skin treatment. Schedule a consultation today with the aesthetic experts at Life Stiles Spa, in Edmonton, AB. You’ll be glad you did, and you’ll be quickly on your way to the look you want.