Skin is a highly complex organ. It is made up of three layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and subcutaneous tissue, subject to cellular damage both from internal and external factors. Unfortunately, skin cannot be toned or tightened through exercise in the same way that muscles can. If you add muscle to your body, healthy, resilient, well-nourished skin will form a tight layer shaped by the muscle underneath. However, if years of yo-yo dieting, carrying more than 50 pounds of excess weight, or unhealthy lifestyle choices have caused a loss of skin elasticity, no amount of exercise will eliminate the sagginess.
Sagging skin on the face and neck can be even more noticeable than on other areas of the body. The breakdown of fat pads, collagen, and elastin under certain areas of the face, most visibly under the eyes, brows, and cheeks, means that the skin on these areas is no longer inflated with natural tissue and begins to sag.
Signs of aging skin are:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Thin and transparent skin
Volume and fat loss leading to hollowed cheeks and eye sockets as well as noticeable loss of firmness on the face, hands, neck and chest
Dry and Dull skin that may itch
Hyperpigmentation (sun and age spots)
Redness and Rudiness
Fortunately, Doctors Studio can offer an array of non-surgical treatment solutions and customized skin care products that will achieve the natural results we’re all looking for!
EndyMed Pro 3DEEP® Technology
EndyMed Pro 3DEEP® Technology is a leader in Radio Frequency Technology (RF). RF has been available for many years, made popular by the brand Thermage. Old RF technology was painful and very operator dependent. Today’s EndyMed Pro 3DEEP Technology is light years ahead not only in comfort but also in effectiveness and predictability. Radio Frequency is a technology that is being used for facial skin tightening, body contouring to vaginal rejuvenation. RF is safe, effective and requires no downtime, thus making it the perfect technology.
3DEEP® Technology is Based on Science
EndyMed's proprietary 3DEEP technology is a multi-source, phase-controlled radio frequency energy that is innovative, safe and effective. 3DEEP uses an array of multiple electrodes and sophisticated algorithms to manage and control tissue heating depth and temperature. Heating tissue to various temperatures and following specific protocols can lead to tightening of the skin, melting small areas of fat, and improving the appearance of cellulite affecting both men and women.
EndyMed Pro FSR
Fractional Skin Resurfacing (FSR) is specifically designed to treat roughness, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, scars and stretch marks on the face and body.
The FSR handpiece contains a matrix of 112 tiny electrodes, allowing for the first time simultaneous fractional micro-ablation of the epidermis (surface), together with volumetric heating of 100% of the dermis (deeper). This technology provides the capability to use both micro-ablation and dermal heating which is the optimal multi-layer treatment to affect aging skin and atrophic acne scars.
Non-ablative fractional lasers do not treat the epidermis (surface)
Ablative fractional lasers have longer downtime
Bi-polar fractional RF does not penetrate deeply (too superficial)
3DEEP FSR technology treats the epidermis (surface), has minimal downtime and penetrates deeply for effective treatment of the dermis (deep).
EndyMed Pro Intensif
Introducing the Intensif, the most technologically advanced RF treatment therapy available today. The Intensif treatment provides the most effective dermal skin remodeling, deep within the skin to revive and rejuvenate the natural production of new collagen and elastin. Treatment with the Intensif triggers the skin's natural healing process, rejuvenating and refreshing the skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles, acne and traumatic scars in all skin types.
And the benefits are long lasting – with the Intensif, your skin will continue to improve up to a year after your last treatment session!
The Intensif Advantage:
The perfect minimally invasive option for the treatment of acne scars, deep wrinkles, stretch marks and dilated pores. The Intensif offers consistent results with minimal pain and downtime.
The Intensif's sterile, high-quality Gold Plated Microneedles are tiny (300 microns thin) and tapered to ensure a high level of efficacy and safety with minimal discomfort.
The Intensif's shock-free motion needle insertion mechanism allows for minimal discomfort for effective and consistent treatments every time.
The Intensif's proprietary Fractionated Pulse Mode (FPM) provides enhanced heating volume for optimal collagen remodeling.
The Intensif is FDA and CE cleared, and Health Canada approved.
EndyMed Pro Shaper
The Shaper is uniquely engineered to maximize the efficiency and efficacy of delivered RF power, tightening lax skin, improving the appearance of cellulite and reducing body circumference. This major innovation is the ideal solution for the treatment of larger body areas.
Smoother, tighter skin around the waist, abdomen, buttocks and thighs
Reduction in the appearance of cellulite
Reduction in body circumference
Shorter treatment times (20-minute abdomen treatments, 30-minute cellulite treatments for the thighs and buttocks)
Micro Dermal Needling
Skin needling can treat any skin type – and an array of skin issues
“Dermal Needling effectively treats multiple skin conditions including -- ageing, wrinkles, various types of scars, acne, dilated pores, stretch-marks, hyper and hypo pigmentation, rosacea, telangiectasia, milia, keratosis pilaris and alopecia,” says Dr. Roy. “It also stimulates angiogenesis which is the formation of new blood vessels.
The needle depth and oscillation speed are adjustable, allowing the treatment to be customized to provide the best solution to the problem being treated. The surgical needles are delivered consistently to the depth desired by the practitioner.
Serums such as Vitamin C and Platelet Rich Plasma are applied topically and allowed to penetrate to desired treatment depth through the very tiny pores created by the surgical needles. Delivery of powerful serums to the appropriate skin level is the optimal treatment modality. The micro injury from the needle initiates a regeneration and rejuvenation cascade that is further fueled by the selected serum and growth factors.
Treatment can be done monthly to achieve the desired skin changes, then quarterly or even annually to maintain and create further improvement. You skin can actually get better as you age with very little ongoing targeted intervention.
Medical Grade Chemical Peels
At Doctors Studio, we offer a variety of medical grade chemical peels. Medical peels will help restore the skin to optimal function. Peels are most effective when treating UV damage, uneven texture, skin nutrition, hydration, excessive oiliness, acne, and skin rejuvenation.
It is very important to choose the appropriate type of peel, depending on skin type, aesthetic concern, lifestyle and overall health of your skin.
Dr. Roy can help you sort through the numerous treatment options, including a simple but effective home skin care regimen. During a consultation, Dr. Roy will examine your skin, discuss your expectations, and recommend suitable product and treatments to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Types of Peels We Offer
Medical Grade Glycolic (30 / 40 / 50%) – part of a comprehensive skin rejuvenation protocol (little to no down time)
Poly Organic Brightening Peel – skin lightening and texture (no down time)
ds Performance peel – once or twice a year peel to improve pigmentation and stimulate collagen (7 days of light down time)
ds MINI PEEL – once a quarter peel to improve pigmentation and stimulate collagen (3 days of light down time)
DS Glow Peel – rejuvenates and refreshes skin (no down time)
What is the ds PERFORMANCE PEEL System?
The ds PERFORMANCE PEEL System is a superficial chemical peel designed to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. It entails application of a cream masque and an at-home regimen. There is no pain and little-to-no irritation during the application of the masque. Typically, the irritation level on the following 3-4 days is more like a sunburn.
How does it work?
The perfect GEL MASQUE is applied during an office visit where it is compounded freshly to ensure its potency and reliability. The masque is removed by the patient after a required length of time depending on skin type. Patients leave the office with this masque on their face. Patients are responsible for adhering to an easy-to-follow, but strict, at-home regimen involving the application of several products following masque removal.
What results can I expect?
Results will vary but generally patients will see improvement in skin texture and appearance. Although most patients experience superficial peeling of the skin, not every patient will notice this. If you do not notice actual peeling, please know that you are still receiving all the benefits of the ds PERFORMANCE PEEL System. Proper skin evaluation by your doctor prior to your peel is important and will help predict the outcome.
What is the ds MINI PEEL System?
ds MINI PEEL System represents a new generation of chemical peels. It uses weak acids, combined with potent non-acidic ingredients that do not burn, wound or injure the skin. For this reason, ds MINI PEEL can be used to treat patients with darker complexions. While some patients may feel a mild tingling sensation from the peeling solution, the treatment is virtually painless.
How does it work?
ds MINI PEEL is applied during an in-office visit. The solution is removed by the patient after a required length of time depending on his or her skin type. Patients leave the office with this solution on their face. Patients are responsible for adhering to an easy-to-follow, but strict, at-home regimen involving the application of several products following removal of the ds MINI PEEL.
What results can I expect?
Results will vary but generally patients will see an improvement in the appearance of their skin. Although most patients experience peeling, not every patient will notice this. If you do not see actual peeling, please know that you are still receiving all the benefits of the ds MINI PEEL System. Proper skin evaluation by your doctor prior to your peel is important and will help predict the outcome of your peel.
How does the ds MINI PEEL compare to the standard ds PERFORMANCE PEEL System?
There is considerably less redness and peeling than the standard ds PERFORMANCE PEEL System. The ds MINI PEEL System is designed to be administered in a series of 4-6 in-office treatments, every 2-3 weeks, for enhanced skin brightening.
Introducing ds Glow Peel System
A mainstay of aesthetic medicine, chemical peels can greatly improve the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. But as all practitioners know, peels aren’t always pretty. Discomfort caused by application of the peel solution, significant peeling, erythema, discoloration and the possibility of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation are but a few of its draw backs.
What is the ds Glow Peel System?
ds GLOW PEEL System is a precise combination of Azeloyl trichloroacetamide and Salicylic acid in a phenol-free, anhydrous gel vehicle that limits ionization of the free acids. Limiting ion creation means limiting the pain and cellular injury associated with conventional aqueous acid solutions. It also allows a longer contact time of the peel solution with the skin, thus enhancing efficacy.
How does it work?
After a 10-minute contact period, the peel solution is wiped from the skin using a solvent containing a high potency Retinol. The remaining residue is left on the skin an additional period of time before wash-off, adding retinoid benefits to the re-texturizing of the peel solution. Patient compliance is assured with a take home kit consisting of a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser, emollient physical sunscreen, additional retinoid treatment pads and hypoallergenic moisturizer.
With improved patient care, comfort and less downtime, the ds GLOW PEEL System represents a new generation of multi-functional non-wounding chemical peels. Schedule a demonstration today!
Studio Skin Products
Based on Dr. Roy’s extensive skincare research and innovative office procedures, she has created an advanced skincare line to repair and prevent damage to the skin, while making it healthy and beautiful. Her products are formulated under dermatologic control for maximum safety and efficacy, offering the highest performance available without a doctor’s prescription.
Dr. Roy knows that cleansing is among the most important skin care processes. Proper cleansing will remove debris and dead skin while hydrating and calming while preparing the skin for an intervention.
In order for a product to be considered a “rescue”, it must have qualified active ingredients that lead to performance and cellular change. A rescue product is an actual intervention that is targeted and designed to change your skin.
Products that strengthen are important to the continued regenerative changes that occur when you are on the right skin care regime. These ingredients will take your skin to a new level of wellness; brightening, clearing and rejuvenating week after week.
The Studio Skin protection products are actual physical UVA and UVB sun block. The silky feel of the Mineral Shield line is a joy to wear. They are preservative free and fragrance free for comfort and protection. They look and feel as good as they protect.
With the exception of the face, the hands are the most expressive part of the body. We use our hands to greet one another, to enhance verbal communication through gestures, and to offer comfort. As such, aesthetically pleasing hands are a desirable asset. As hands age they can signal declining health and vitality.
The hands are subject to accelerated aging due to exposure to the elements, frequent washing and use, as well as intrinsic elements such as nutrient deficiencies, hormone imbalance, etc. As the hands are constantly exposed to the elements, both photo-aging and intrinsic aging play a role. Changes related to photo-aging include epidermal atrophy, solar elastosis, pigmentary irregularities, and the development of actinic keratoses.
Intrinsic aging results in loss of collagen and subcutaneous fat as well as decreased barrier function of the stratum corneum. The net effects of these processes result in hands that may appear thin and bony with clearly visible veins and tendons. The overlying skin can show wrinkling, uneven pigmentation, and a dry and dull surface appearance.
Fortunately, there are several tools available to restore and rejuvenate aging hands. Dr. Roy and the team at Doctors Studio know how to help restore a more youthful looking you by restoring volume to your thin, boney hands and by improving skin integrity, and quality, reducing the effects of sun damage and aging.
Fractional CO2 Laser
Advanced RS uses the CO2 Fractional Laser to deliver a superior solution for rejuvenating and resurfacing the skin combined with the regenerating power of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). CO2 fractional laser is at the core of the Advanced RS treatment. It is used to effectively treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne and surgical scars, skin pigmentation and discoloration, sun damage, pre-cancerous and benign lesions and uneven skin texture. This laser effectively delivers dramatic, visible improvement in a single 30-minute treatment session.
The PRP is the icing on the cake. Combine the well known benefits of CO2 resurfacing with the regenerating power of PRP and there isn’t a better treatment out there for tightening and improving aging skin. The PRP provides the patient a much better result, and decreased healing time since PRP actually stimulates collagen and elastin to grow as well as an increase in blood vessels.
This advanced, customizable skin tightening and wrinkle reducing procedure – effective on most areas of skin from head to toe. This cutting-edge procedure combines the latest technology of radio frequency and advanced micro-needling with a specially-formulated topical collagen and elastin regenerating solutions. This is a very effective treatment to help firm and refine the delicate skin of the neck and décolleté.
The décolleté, or decollage is that area beneath the neck and on the chest known as a woman’s cleavage. For most women, the décolleté is an unprotected part of our bodies. Women’s fashions in general are designed to show off cleavage. By the time we hit our 40s, the decollete is definitely starting to show a little wear and tear from years of exposure to the sun. This procedure can firm and refine the damaged décolleté.
How Does Advanced RS Work?
CO2 Fractional Laser offers optimal delivery of thermal energy to the epidermis and upper dermis with a pattern of laser light causing minute perforations (microscopic holes) in the epidermis while leaving the surrounding skin intact. The PRP containing growth factors and healing elements, is applied to the laser’d skin. The result is quicker healing and less patient discomfort as the patient’s own collagen works synergistically with the PRP to rebuild collagen which effectively tightens loose skin and large pores, giving a more youthful appearance within weeks and continued improvement over time as collagen continues rebuilding.
What Will Advanced RS Do For You?
The Advanced RS treatment can resurface compromised or damaged skin in order to provide rejuvenation with excellent improvement of fine lines and wrinkles, acne, surgical scars, skin pigmentation or discoloration, sun damage, pre-cancerous and benign lesions. Benefits include:
Customized treatments to suit your treatment and downtime needs
Dramatic improvement in a single 30-minute treatment session
Reduced healing and recovery than traditional lasers
Less patient discomfort during and following the procedure
Performed with topical anesthesia
Proper patient skin care regime and sun protection preserves results for many years
Regeneration of collagen and improved blood flow for a youthful “glow”
How Do You Know Advanced RS Is For You?
The Fractional Laser, used for the Advanced RS treatment, is the top of the line, most advanced and effective laser for addressing your skin concerns throughout the body. Combined with Dr. Roy’s skills as an aesthetic artist and the regenerating powers of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Advanced RS can repair damaged skin for smoother, younger-looking skin.
Dr. Roy specializes in designing a treatment plan that delivers results and lasting benefits. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Roy to find the right plan for you.