It’s no secret that the beauty industry is thriving because, even through pandemics and economic downturns, people still want to look and feel their best. In a world where there is little control over external factors, the things we can control to make ourselves feel good become even more amplified. Whether it’s fashion, hair, make-up or aesthetic treatments, there is no shortage of ways to help you achieve your goals, and no shortage of advice and beauty clinics eager to help you. Now more than ever, it’s so important to do your research and make sure your investment is going to meet your expectations.
That is why we turned to Dr. Allison Sutton, a dermatologist and owner of West Dermatology, a leading medical aesthetic clinic in Vancouver, to give us the goods and a crash course when it comes to what anti-aging treatments are most worth it.
According to Dr. Sutton, there are three stand-out non-surgical treatments that you can do right now to help you look and feel your best.
West DermatologyFull Face Rejuvenation Treatment
As we age, our skin loses volume, deep wrinkles start to form, and our skin starts to sag. Years of sun and environmental damage is evident, and our complexion is not what it once was. The reduction of collagen (the most abundant protein in the human body that gives strength and elasticity to the skin) coupled with years of wear and tear on our skin start to exponentially show the signs of aging. The number one thing we can do is use a combination of injectable treatments, such as Botox and Dermal fillers, as an effective, long-lasting way to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and restore lost volume to areas, such as the under eyes, cheeks, lips and jawline.
At West Dermatology they call this the “Westoration™”. Dr. Sutton explains, “As collagen production slows down, we may begin to notice wrinkles, creases and folds on our face, which make us look older or more tired.”
Dr. Sutton’s experience and knowledge of the skin and the skin’s structure allow her to precisely deliver the Botox and fillers where needed, in her trademark, Westoration™, to rejuvenate an aging appearance.
As we mentioned above, it’s the loss of collagen that creates the hollowness of a face over time. Collagen is the scaffolding that provides strength, elasticity and structure to our skin, and as we get older, our collagen levels fall, creating that sunken appearance.
At West Dermatology there is a treatment called Ultherapy, which uses ultrasound technology to non-surgically lift skin on the neck, brow and jawline and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Ultherapy is the only Health Canada and FDA-approved treatment that slowly rebuilds your collagen over time. Ultherapy can be done once a year as a preventive measure to rebuild collagen and slow down the aging process.
West DermatologyBBL (BroadBand Light Laser)
As a dermatologist, Dr. Sutton and her team are the highest authority when it comes to your skin, and they will be the first to tell you anti-aging isn’t just about looking younger. When it comes to skin health, anti-aging can mean a variety of things, including prevention and correcting your skin from redness and pigmentation, but also correcting sun damage.
BBL treatments employ BroadBand Light and have been scientifically proven to reduce a variety of the skin issues that can cause your skin to become damaged and look aged. This non-invasive laser technology effectively treats sunspots, skin discolouration, pigmentation, redness, broken blood vessels from rosacea, reduces sun damage, and smooths fine lines and wrinkles.
West DermatologySo, whether it’s Dermal fillers and Botox to reduce wrinkles and replenish lost volume, Ultherapy to lift sagging skin, or a BBL to even skin tone and skin health, they are all effective and long-lasting ways to achieve a natural, refreshed appearance. At West Dermatology, Dr. Sutton will personally do a thorough assessment on each patient and recommend treatments to balance and harmonize your facial proportions and address your unique concerns.
To learn more about Dr. Allison Sutton and West Dermatology visit westdermatology.ca.