Dr. Gaston Dumais, M.D. Dermatologist - a.b.l.s., l.m.c.c., c.r.s.c., c.s.p.q., f.r.c.p. (c) - Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery (1986)
  • Facial Rejuvenation

Facial Rejuvenation and body reshaping

Endymed PRO 3 Deep® - FSR and Intensif, Thermage CPT™, Portrait,
ProFractional - Fraxel and AcuPulse Fractional lasers, IPL, BBL,
Fillers and Cosmetic Botox

These Lasers and Devices are presented here to familiarize you with the different possibilities to improve your facial and bodily appearance .

Endymed PRO 3 Deep

ENDYMED PRO 3 DEEP is a radiofrequency (RF) system for face and body tightening. It corrects contour cutaneous problems without thermal ablative damage to the epidermis and dermis. It is available with multiple Handpieces customized to different applications and treatment areas.

  1. A facial tightening Handpiece designed for the treatment of lax skin and wrinkles of the face, neck and submental areas.
  2. A body contouring Handpiece for body reshaping, abdomen, buttocks and thighs with an anti-cellulite effect.
  3. A second body tightening Handpiece to treat smaller body areas such as peri-ombilical and periocular areas, arms and knees.

A series of 6 sessions of treatment are to be expected, the first 4 spaced 1 week and the last two spaced 2 weeks. Minimal inconvenience and no downtime. Maximum benefit will be seen 3 months after the last session of treatment. This system is compatible with all skin types.

ENDYMED PRO 3 DEEP FSR, specially designed for fractional skin resurfacing for the treatment of skin roughness as well as to reduce hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and scars on both facial and body areas. This handpiece treats different superficial problems of the skin: wrinkles, enlarged pores, superficial acne scars, peri-orbicular, hand and cleavage lines. At the same time it can procure a facial cutaneous tightening. A series of 2 to 5 sessions of treatment are to be expected, spaced 4 weeks. Fractional ablation accomplishes this effectively with minimal downtime and rapid recovery.

ENDYMED PRO 3 DEEP INTENSIF is a fractional microneedle FR handpiece which promotes a fractional skin resurfacing via an array of 25 micro-diameter needles. This handpiece works by delivering short pulses of RF energy that heats the papillary and reticular dermis, and accomplishes a simultaneous micro-fractional ablation of the epidermal layer and a deep dermal volumetric heating. It provides the following benefits: Improves the deep wrinkles of aging, corrects the deeper lines of neck, cleavage, arms and hands, diminishes the deeper acne scars, improves stretch marks, and can give at the same time a cutaneous tightening with minimal discomfort and downtime. According to the importance of the problem, from 5 to 6 sessions of treatment are to be expected at a 4 week interval.

By combining the new INTENSIF handpiece option with FSR-fractional skin resurfacing handpiece and the innovative existing range of ENDYMED PRO 3 DEEP CONTOUR, this system is now the most sophisticated and flexible skin rejuvenating system available today.

Facial Photo rejuvenation by IPL and BBL

  • Improves aged skin: fine wrinkling, actinic brown spots and irregular pigmentation of the face, as well as of neck, chest, hands and forearms.
  • Improves facial redness, red streak and blotches (broken veins and capillaries).
  • Reduces the overall symptoms of Rosacea: Episodes of flushing and capillary facial dilatation (telangiectasia).
  • Because changes are progressive and cumulative, five sessions of treatment are usually required. Procedures are repeated at three week intervals.
  • The light energy does not affect the superficial epidermis. It penetrates down to the upper part of the skin, creating a slight inflammation of the papillary dermis, thus stimulating tissue growth by production of new collagen. As a sub-epidermal procedure the IPL treatment produces minimal side effects and little to no recuperation time. 
  • Please take note that Microdermabrasion and the Tightening non-laser devices: Thermage CPT and EndyMed PRO 3 DEEP, FSR and INTENSIF are also a natural complement to PhotoFacial IPL and BBL rejuvenation.

Fillers and Cosmetic Botox

Information available in section other treatments.

PROFRACTIONAL to improve superficial sun damaged skin and superficial scars with a very short period of downtime

PROFRACTIONAL LASER is a lightly ablative laser mainly used for acne and post-traumatic scars, aging and sun-damaged skin. A laser beam creates thousands of micro channels surrounded by untreated normal skin to accelerate the healing process. The face, neck, chest and back of hands may be treated. A series 4 sessions spaced 3 to 6 weeks depending will be necessary. Minimal inconvenience: mild redness resembling a sunburn. Downtime from one to three days depending on the depth of the treated lesion. Makeup may be applied two days after each session of treatment. This treatment is often combined with a MicroLaserPeel.

FRAXEL re:repair to improve deeper scars, wrinkles and to soften forehead lines with a longer period of downtime

FRAXEL re:repair is an ablative fractional laser, that uses a high-intensity carbon dioxide laser (CO2) to improve scars and wrinkles, to soften deep frown lines, to improve age spots, sunspots and sun-induced redness while tightening saggy skin and smoothing skin tone and texture. A laser beam creates thousands of microscopic columns surrounded by untreated normal skin that accelerates the healing process. This fractional treatment allows your body to heal the skin much faster by stimulating one's natural healing process. Maximum results may be obtained in one or two sessions of treatment at a six month interval. It is done under mild sedation in addition to a local anesthetic. Since it targets deeper dermal tissues, patients can expect a downtime of 7 to 14 days depending on the intensity of the treatment. Soon after treatment, the surface layer shall be improved and better results will be obtained after 3 to 6 months as the deeper layers of skin will continue to heal. Results can last for years depending on your age and skin condition.

AcuPulse, a multimode fractional laser

AcuPulse is a CO2 ablative fractional laser system with a combo delivery system, superficiel and deeper.

The concept of fractional lasers is fairly straightforward: they create areas of treated tissue surrounded by untreated healthy tissue by forming small columnar “holes” on fractional components of the skin in order to utilize the normal surrounding skin to help “heal” the fractional columns by the treatment.

After an Acupulse superficial, deep fractional or combined treatments, a downtime from 3 to 7 days respectively is well within the expected downtime parameters for ablative fractional resurfacing. It is the ability to perform deep as well as superficial fractional ablation that truly helps to treat deeper acne scars and photo-damaged facial skin.

Portrait Plasma

PORTRAIT PLASMA is a unique and efficient treatment that promotes a non-ablative Skin Regeneration through a plasma energy technology. This thermal energy-based treatment does not use light, radiofrequencies or lasers. It is an entirely different category of cosmetic treatment that reduces fine lines and middle-size wrinkles. It is a procedure to treat the entire face, or localized areas like perioral and periorbital. It tightens the skin, improves skin tone, skin texture and dyschromia (pigmentation irregularities) at the same time. According to the energy level used at the time of treatment, time of recuperation varies from 0 to 10 days and the number of sessions from one to eight. Reproduction of elastin and collagen will continue for as long as a year after the end of the procedure.

Thermage CPT™

ANOTHER NON INVASIVE METHOD FOR FACIAL TIGHTENING AND BODY RESHAPING

The Thermage CPT™ is a well-known device that uses radiofrequency technology (RF) to allow tightening of the skin without cutting, stitching, bruising in one session of treatment. The RF energy uniformly heats the dermis (deeper skin layer), that which allows a gradual skin tightening to lift sagging eyebrows, jaw lines, cheeks and neck. The Thermage CPT (Compulse Pulse Technology) treatment stimulates new collagen production that  improves skin tone and texture over a 4 to 6 month period. No downtime This procedure will not replace the results of a surgical face-lift.

During a session of treatment, each time a pulse is delivered, there is an immediate cool sensation, followed by a brief hot sensation which is followed by another cool sensation. Thermal collagen changes can last several years, depending on the rate of the aging process of every individual. One other method of non-invasive facial skin tightening is available in our office: EndyMed PRO 3 Deep Contour is often used as a maintenance treatment after a Thermage CPT.