FACIAL TREATMENTS

We, at Vita Felice, believe in facials and skin care services, like facials, that are specifically catered to your skin. We approach your skin issues individually and work with you to understand your needs so you can look and feel your absolute, glowing best! We offer an amazing selection of skin care facial treatments that specifically target anti-aging, acne, scars, melasma, Rosacea, and sensitive skin, and more as you name it.

We have the following facial treatments available:
* Custom Facial
* Chemical Peels
* Dermaplaning
* LED Light Therapy
* Microchanneling
* Microneedling
* Sugaring (coming soon)

Please book an initial Advanced Facial, which includes a free consultation. We will discuss your concerns and goals, answer any questions you have, and customize your treatment plan.

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WE CARE ABOUT WHAT WE USE

We choose products that are Health Canada approved, where applicable, and safe and effective.
They are paraben-, sulfate-, pathlate-, mineral oil-, synthetic dye-, synthetic fragrance-, cruelty-, and thioglycolic acid-free.

At Vita Felice, we carry PCA, AnteAGE, and GlyMed Plus products for your skin care. They are not sold at department stores or drugstores. Our skin care products are pharmaceutical and are only available to licensed professionals and physicians. These products are regulated by the Health Canada, can contain highest % of active ingredients, have been backed by clinical studies and demonstrate a beneficial effect on the skin’s structure and function. In other words, these products are proven to get the job done when it comes to clearing acne, reducing pigmentation issues, reducing wrinkles and providing true hydration to the skin. Buying from a licensed and certified professional means all of the guessing work is taken out and done for you, so you’re only purchasing what is truly needed for your concerns.

PCA: At PCA SKIN we use rigorous research and science to develop safe, highly effective products that deliver healthy, beautiful skin. We accomplish this while maintaining a deep respect for human health and the environment. All finished products are tested in clinical trials with patients in our medical practice. We do not perform or condone animal testing. We formulate with ingredients found naturally in the skin and body for maximum biocompatibility. These ingredients are used in conjunction with best-in-class support and delivery vehicles to ensure optimum results.

AnteAGE: is the result of recent advances in regenerative medicine science. It is now known that one specialized population of unique cells is commander in chief of all tissue repair. These cells originate in the bone marrow and patrol the body via vasculature. AnteAGE team has decoded the biosignal language these cells use to manage skin health. The right mix of biosignals, called Growth Factors & Cytokines, can create a natural, youthful healing response at the deepest level of your skin.

Are skin care services right for me?

If you wish to improve any skin condition, our skin care services are a great option for you! Since we offer a variety of products and modalities to make a difference, we’ll find the best-suited methods to achieve your goals! We choose the products, that give us the results effectively with safe ingredients.

A doctor’s note is required if:

– You take blood thinners as per doctor: Your note must have the doctor’s approval for the procedure.
– You had surgery of any kind over the past six months or will have surgery within the next six months.
– You are on diabetic medication.
– You are on autoimmune medication.
– You have taken chemotherapy in the last 12 months.
– You have cancer.

This service is NOT recommended for those with:

– Blood disorders
– Autoimmune diseases
– Diabetes
– Viral infections
– Epilepsy
– Pacemakers or major heart problems
– An organ transplant
– A tendency towards keloid scars (Microneedling)
– Seborrheic dermatitis
– Skin conditions such as psoriasis
– Have used a prescribed acne medication in the last 12 months
– Allergies to anaesthetics (Lidocaine) or nickel (Microneedling)
– Allergies to any ingredients in the products
– Allergies to aspirin (for salicylic acid treatments)
– Blood thinning medication and/or supplements
– Photo sensitive medication (LED)
– Steroid injections (LED)
– Pregnant or nursing

*If any of these apply, you must contact us before scheduling an appointment.

You cannot receive treatment if you are:

– Are under the age of 16 (parental consent is required for clients under 19 years of age).
– Under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
– With active MRSA.
– Have active tuberculosis.
– Have a viral infection.

Pre-Care

– Avoid alcohol 12 hours before your appointment.
– Do not wax or have electrolysis for 3 days before your appointment.
– Do not shave for 24 hours before your appointment.
– Avoid tanning or direct sun exposure 14 days prior and after your appointment.
– Discontinue Retinol or other anti-ageing creams or serums containing acids 3 days prior to your appointment.
– Consult with us if you book any chemical peels, microneedling, laser treatments, any fillers and injections with another clinic 2-4 weeks prior and after your appointment.
– Consult with us if you have used prescribed oral acne medication in the last 6 months prior to your appointment. microneedling (in addition to the above)
– Discontinue retinoid products 2 weeks prior to your appointment.
– Avoid any anticoagulants and blood thinning medications or supplements for at least 1 week prior to your appointment unless it is per doctor’s instruction. If it is, doctor’s note is required.
– Do not schedule your appointment until 6 months after the last intake of prescribed acne oral medication.
– Do not schedule your appointment until one week after the steroid injection for the treatment area.

If you would like a patch test prior to your service, please book a consultation first. We will provide you with the products; you’ll then have to arrange a test with a dermatologist or allergist.

Failure to follow the pre-care instructions may cause increased sensitivity, discomfort, bleeding, scarring or infection.

Post-Care & What to Expect

24 hours following procedure: Stay cool, avoid sauna and exercises.
– Always apply sunscreen under the sun (unless UV index is 2 or below).
Microneedling:
– Clean your mobile phone, eyeglasses, sunglasses, bed linens or anything that touches your treated area.
– Always wash your hands before touching the treated area.
First 6 hours: Apply hyaluronic Acid (HA) serum in the after-care kit provided a couple of times.
At 6 hours after procedure: You may wash the treated area with very mild cleanser followed by HA serum and 100% squalane oil provided in the after-care kit. Continue applying HA serum and squalane oil periodically.
– Use clean towel or tissue and pat dry after washing.
After 24 hours: Use AnteAGE serum and accelerator system provided twice a day.
– Apply a sunscreen of broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher, free of dye, fragrance, paraben, whenever you are under the sun (unless UV indicator is 2 or lower).
– You can wear makeup after 24 hours. Please be sure to use new applicators or clean fingers, and use a mineral based makeup, one that does not contain any oils.
– Avoid applying any skincare products containing active ingredients such as retinols (vitamin A’s), glycolic acid, salicylic acid for 72 hours.

What to expect in the healing process (Microneedling)

– You may experience redness and swelling between one to three days.
– You may experience itching, burning and possible breakouts.
– You may experience flakiness of the skin.
– You may start seeing results within days and your skin continues to improve up to 12 months with series of treatments.

Failure to follow the post-care instructions may cause increased sensitivity, discomfort or infection.

MICRONEEDLING & SKIN CARE FAQ

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is an innovative way to treat many skin issues, including: fine lines and wrinkles; stretch marks; large pores; hyper- and hypo-pigmentation; age spots; dark under-eye circles; scars from acne, surgery, burns, tattoos (body, face, scalp), or other traumas.

How does it work?

Microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) gently induces controlled micro-injuries to the skin, which triggers the skin’s natural repair process, resulting in production of collagen and elastin.

What device do you use at Vita Felice?

Vita Felice proudly uses the Eclipse MicroPen because it offers a very safe and effective way to improved skin quality without the use of lasers or heat. This top-tier device is one of the very few products of its kind approved by Health Canada.

What areas of my body can Microneedling be performed on?

We can use the Eclipse MicroPen to treat all parts of your body including scalp, not just your face and neck. We can restore youthful beauty to your décolleté, hands, arms, legs, back, abdomen, and scalp.

What can I expect during my microneedling treatment?

We use a sterile single-use applicator attached to the Eclipse MicroPen. After numbing your skin, a technician applies a thin layer of microneedling solution, hyaluronic acid (HA) serum or saline solution to your skin and selects a personalized pen setting to match the specific needs of your skin and condition. The pen glides across your skin in a gentle motion to treat the area of your choosing.

Does it hurt?

Since we use a numbing agent, you shouldn’t feel pain. However, pain tolerance varies from one individual to another. You may still experience some discomfort; some people describe it as a lightly abrasive feeling like that of sandpaper, while others feel nothing. The layer of HA serum or saline solution helps the Eclipse MicroPen glide smoothly and makes the treatment efficient and less irritating.

How long does it take?

Depending on the size of the area you’re having treated, it can take as little as 15 minutes and up to 30 minutes after numbing. Numbing can take up to 30 minutes.

Is there any downtime?

Right after the treatment, your skin will be bright red, but it will go away fairly quickly. The redness usually lasts 1-3 days. Some clients heal completely within 24 hours. Other than redness, you might experience swelling and flakiness before getting smooth and soft skin. You can speed things along by using the skincare products recommended by your technician. We recommend for our clients to go home and relax after the procedure, and avoid sweating for 3 days.

Can I wear makeup after the service?

Please avoid make-up for the 24 hours post procedure. After that, you can wear make- up but we recommend mineral based products and use of clean applicators.

When will the results be visible?

Once the redness fades, you’ll see a difference as the skin begins to adopt a glow. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Skin can continue to improve up to 12 months after a series of treatments.

How many treatments will I need?

It truly depends on your skin’s condition and treatment needs. Some people will only need one treatment, but for most, 3-6 treatments with 4-6 week breaks in between each, provides the best results. For clients with more significant skin-care concerns, such as burn scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions. In many cases, we recommend other services to combine for the best results. After the consultation, we will create your custom plans.

Is there anything I need to prepare?

Please come to the service without make-up. For body treatment, please wear something
loose and clean. For facial treatments, please change your pillowcase before going to bed.

Is consultation necessary?

Yes, microneedling is advanced treatment even though less invasive when compared to a few other advanced treatments in the market. In order to achieve the best results, we require consultation before booking microneedling session. This ensures that your skin is prepared to take this service. The first Advanced Facial treatment comes with free consultation, where we can discuss the plan.

Are AnteAGE bone marrow derived growth factors and cytokines safe?

Yes, absolutely! The growth factors and cytokines (proteins) are derived from the bone marrow and cultured in the lab. The AnteAGE products are cell-free, there is no DNAs in them.

How do AnteAGE growth factors work?

Bone Marrow derived Growth Factors, the language of your cells, effectively coordinates a symphony of communication within your skin that, essentially, instructs them to look and behave like they did when we were young. This is anti-aging at its finest.

Where does bone marrow come from?

Bone Marrows are collected from the voluntary donors. They are screened and only the very healthy young (age between 18 – 24 years old) are chosen as donors.

How is PRP compared to AnteAGE microneedling solution?

AnteAGE microneedling solution contains high doze of human bone marrow derived growth factors and cytokines, which is anti inflammatory and releases regenerative molecules whereas PRP is pro inflammatory. Once the microinjuries are created, you need to reduce inflammation as soon as and as much as possible. AnteAGE products reduce inflammation and so does LED light therapy. This is why at Vita Felice LED light therapy is included in the microneedling session.
You can also read more about PRP vs bone marrow from here.