519.542.0079 1098 London Rd, Sarnia

Virtual Open House on now Aug. 6 -13

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

Call or email for great savings!  519-542-0079 or email aboutfacesarnia@cogeco.net we are trying to keep as many people safe as possible at this time.  If you require a Facetime consult also on your purchases just ask and we can book you in.

Staycation Packages this summer

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

Our goal this summer is to help you feel your best after such a stressful spring.  Come in and try our Pamper packages such as the Post Pandemic Pamper package – includes cleansing facial, hand massage and a relaxing body scrub for only $200 regularly $260.

We also have the Lazy summer package – includes a mini facial and a hand massage for only $55 regularly $75.

We want to help you get back to a somewhat new normal and enjoy today!

Best,

Karen

Now Open and Welcome Back

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us through this difficult journey.  We are grateful to be able to open up again and we are fully prepared with PPE equipment.  We take everything very seriously so if you aren’t feeling well please let us know ahead of time.  Please wear a mask when entering our building.  Everything is by appointment and we will still continue with curbside pickup and delivery if you need that service.

Best,

Karen

Reopening Soon but we are available for Curbside Pickup

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

We promise to keep you posted regarding the reopening date.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.  Also if you would like to be added to our email list for our upcoming specials call us 519-542-0079

Remember shop local and get the customer service you need and expect!

Mother’s Day Ideas

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

If you are wanting something special for Mother’s day we have an idea for you.  It’s a buy one get one free $25 or $50 gift certificate.  We can do a curbside pickup for you.

How to feel like you haven’t let yourself go during the COVID-19 crisis

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

This truly is a very strange time we are experiencing right now.  Most of us are working from home and may feel like we are letting ourselves go a little bit, I know I haven’t been wearing very much makeup at all these days.  I do however, always keep up my skin routine because I feel that’s so important and it does make you feel good as well.  I exercise everyday and always wear my TIZO sunscreen even indoors.  When we all get back to our normal lives it will be so much easier getting back to our routines if we’ve kept up the basics.    Your skin will thank you for it.

It’s always good to have something to look forward to everyday at this time.  I enjoy movies so I’ve been indulging in a lot of Netflix.  It’s my escape and we all need that right now.

We are delivering product to your homes right now if you need us.  We will abide by the proper protocol of distancing.

Be safe everyone,

Karen

Did you know?

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

Hyaluronic Acid, also known as Hyaluron, is a clear gel like substance that your body naturally produces.  Most hyaluron is found amid the collagen and elastin proteins in your skin.  It’s main function is to retain water and keep your skins supportive tissues lubricated….the secret to younger looking skin.

How to get healthier skin in 2020

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

Top 10 Foods to eat for better skin

Salmon

Pumpkin seeds

Lemon

Green Tea

Honey

Almonds

Olive oil

Broccoli

Apple cider vinegar

Yogurt

 

This year we will be promoting more education, we aim to walk the walk!

 

Like us on Facebook and Instagram

 

Winter skin care with About Face

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

Whether you are going south or staying in the cold it’s a good idea to keep your skin moisturized and use sunscreen.  All of us at About Face use sunscreen all year round you don’t realize how harsh the sun can be even in the winter and especially when you are driving in the car.  If you have extra dry skin facials are a good idea to have done often.  We have many different kinds of facials here to choose from.

All the best,

Karen

What’s new with us?

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

There is lots happening at About Face.   We are happy to let you know that we have new treatments available as Incontinence and new kinds of Jet M Facials.  We also have some new staff here to help you with all of your needs.  Stop by or make a complimentary consultation any time.  Our staff are very happy to make you feel so comfortable and there is no judgement whatsoever.

Thanks,

Karen

What makes you age?

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in Blog   |  No Comments

Did you know that blue light from your cellphone and computer can make your skin age?  I didn’t until I studied this….there is so much to learn and help you stay younger at About Face.  Pollution and toxins in our food are just some of the other things that contribute to the aging process.

We are happy for you stop by anytime and speak with a professional about ways to make you younger and healthier.

Best,

Karen

To tan or not to tan?

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

At About Face we don’t judge if you enjoy the sun however, as a medical spa we want to let you know that the more research we do about the sun it’s showing that the risks of skin cancer are very high.  Also there are more instances of getting other forms of cancers after having skin cancer as well.  Tanning is addictive exposure to the UV releases feel-good chemicals in the brain, making tan people want more and more……it’s fine if you really enjoy that but just be aware of the risks associated with it.  These days its fairly vogue to have no tan that’s a good thing.  Happy Summer everyone!

A Visit to About Face and Body in Sarnia Ontario

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in Blog   |  No Comments

What is new at About Face?

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

Recently we went to the Toronto Spa Show and learned so much about up and coming new trends in our industry.  We will be adding a few new treatments to our menu.  Incontinence for one, we are bringing back and also infused facials.  Most of our treatments can be done during the summer months but ask us which ones.  The summer sun is great but some of our services we do not recommend.  The pigment from a tan won’t work well but just ask.

Call us anytime for any questions.

Sincerely,

Karen

Owner

 

Talking about my generation…..

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

 

I thought a note about aging is always appropriate for the baby boomers and generation X’s which are all ready for changes in their lives.  We all know we don’t want to get older but there are some easy steps we can make for better living and not just for looking your best but feeling your best as well.

  • Avoid smoking cigarettes
  • Have no more than one alcoholic beverage in a 24 hour period
  • Exercise regularly with weight-bearing, maintaining the triad of weight-bearing, aerobic and balance activities
  • Maintain a comfortable weight
  • Get regular medical checkups
  • Avoid falls, head injuries, and medications that cause confusion (either over-the-counter or prescription)
  • Keep yourself stimulated with hobbies, etc.

 

Best,

Karen

Owner

Business of the Month! (Video)

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

Thank you to CHOK radio for selecting us as Business of the Month!

What is Microneedling?

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

Microneedling is a relatively new process which dates back to about 1995 but we are offering it new here with an FDA approved device. In layman’s terms it’s the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin for the purposes of rejuvenation.  It offers low down time which is key in today’s busy society.

From Elle magazine – according to a 2008 study , skin treated with four microneedling sessions spaced one month apart produced up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after completing the treatment.

If you would like any questions answered call today to book a free consultation 519-542-0079 or email aboutfacesarnia@cogeco.net.

Posted by Karen Callies, owner About Face

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

Uneven pigmentation of the skin can be triggered by a wide variety of causes including (but not limited to!) the sun, hormonal changes, medication, trauma to the skin and blue light from our devices. Hyperpigmentations of all types are caused by an increase in melanin, the pigment that creates colour for our skin. Melanin is created by the melanocyte cell, which gets it’s signal from the enzyme tyrosinase. Hyperpigmentation can be found in either the deeper dermal layer of the skin or the more superficial epidermal tissues. Some hyperpigmentation can show up quickly, like sunspots and freckles after UV exposure. Others can take much longer to appear, such as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and age spots which can come to the surface of the skin over the course of many years.

All pigmentation problems are not the same and there is no “one size fits all” approach to reducing or eliminating unwanted pigment on the skin. The four main types of hyperpigmentation are melasma, sunspots from aging, freckles and PIH. Although these types of hyperpigmentation all require somewhat different approaches to treatment, all pigmentation can be helped with the following interventions.

The most important step is to block tyrosinase production. This can be done with products but must be done regularly and diligently to work effectively. Ingredients such as licorice root, arbutin, hydroquinone and Vitamin C will reduce the tyrosinase response, thereby reducing the amount of pigment that the body would be able to produce. Exfoliators can help to reduce the appearance of dark spots and patches by keeping the epidermis free of excess build up of pigmented cells. Retinols, acids and enzymes are all effective but beware that over-exfoliating can cause inflammation of the skin and potentially PIH. The epidermis should always be respected.

Treatments can include Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photo Facials and Laser Peels. IPL is best for brown spots and freckles, using the intense light to break up the pigmented spots and bring them to the surface. Erbium Yag Fractional Laser is best for heavy sun damage. In some cases, a combination of both approaches is indicated for best results. No matter what your case is, we always consult with our clients before taking any action. A comprehensive home care routine using the correct products and the correct treatment approach using IPL or laser go hand in hand for long term gains. 

Dark spots are common. Living in a climate where the sun is often sneaky (think high UV on a cold or dark day) can wreak havoc on unprotected skin. UV exposure is the number one cause of skin damage. And, as we use our devices frequently, blue light is a major concern for our skin. Hormonal changes and aging are also big contributors. What to do? Book an appointment for a FREE consultation at About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic to speak to one of our experienced and knowedgeable technicians. We have the affordable technology and products to help you with your particular type of pigmentation issues and will ghuide you through the process of treatment and home care interventions. 

We look forward to helping you achieve you goals! 

The team at About FAB – Sarnia’s original laser clinic

what we do / open house

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

At About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic, we provide a wide range of services. As a leader in the local beauty industry, About Face has brought many new and effective treatments for you to help you achieve your goals. We pride ourselves on continually seek out the best for our clients as we continually educate ourselves on new technologies, product knowledge and ongoing new scientific discoveries regarding our industry. We always wish to provide our clients with the most current information and the best treatments possible for each individual case.

What we are able to offer you with the state of the art Fotona SP Dynamis exceeds the average aesthetics machinery. The medical aesthetics industry is constantly developing new and flashy machinery and creating new products to market to a hungry public that is consumed with looking and feeling younger. It’s hard to keep up with what is being offered and equally difficult to sort out what is effective and what is simply not going to work. As an aesthetician and the owner of the original laser and medical aesthetics clinic in the Sarnia-Lambton area, it makes me proud to be able to tell you that our equipment protocols and product offerings are all aligned with science and results. Its always interesting to see that what is being marketed as new is what we have been offering you for years!

What we do not offer is a one size fits all approach. Every client is offered a free consultation where we address individual concerns and provide guidance and suggestions for treatments that are tailored to each particular and specific condition. Our staff of excellent and very experienced aestheticians and technicians are able to honestly and knowledgeably educate you on what will work and how to achieve the gains that you are looking for. We are committed to providing you with the best that we have to offer.

When I started writing this blog years ago, I wrote encouraging you to ask questions and to expect intelligent answers that make sense for you when seeking treatments and products for your skin and body. I continue to encourage you to continue to ask the questions that will help you to understand what you require and why you need it so that you are an educated and empowered consumer! I assure you that we will continually do our best to be the best and provide the best for you. You are the reason that we exist and have for so many years! You are the reason that we strive for continued excellence! You are the reason that we love our work so much! Thank you for making us the longest running medical aesthetics clinic in the area. We appreciate you.

Twice a year, we show our appreciation by offering an Open House where we slash our prices on many of our most popular services. We also offer a discount on products and have thousands of dollars in door prizes to give away! Our doctor and nurse are in the house doing Botox, fillers and injections for leg veins at discounted rates that day as well! Call to book an appointment to see Dr. Maytham or Nurse Sandra Morley and drop in to take advantage of our super saver specials!

This fall’s Open House takes place on Saturday, November 10th from 10-4 at 1098 London Road in Sarnia. Give us a call at 519-542-0079 to book an appointment for injections that day! We look forward to seeing you there!
With best regards, Carolyn

laser peels on sale!

by About Face Laser Clinic, posted in News   |  No Comments

Laser peels are one of our most popular services! Using the Fotona SP Dynamis Erbium Yag Laser to peel the upper layers of the epidermis has a variety of benefits, including increased cell turnover, smoother and softer skin, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and pigmentation caused by sun damage. Laser peels can also help to correct scarring and the pigmentation caused by scarring and inflammation of the skin.

The epidermis is approximately 100 microns thick. A light laser peel removes the top 20 microns and stimulates cellular turnover. This increases the natural collagen production in your skin, making it more flexible and firm! Removing this tissue also aids in the reduction of unwanted pigment found in the non-living upper layers of the skin. This increases the brightness of the skin! Those fine lines and wrinkles will be less deep and the skin will be smoother overall.
How can you lose? Laser peels are a winner!

Every month, About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic has a sale that lasts the entire month. Clients appreciate this as they can stock up on their favourite services and use the services when it is appropriate and convenient. For the entire month of October, our special is on the light laser peel for only $189 (regular price is $300!).

Come in and take advantage of this terrific sale. As usual, all of our consultations are free and without obligation. Speak to one of our experienced and knowledgeable technicians about how we can help you!
Call 519-542-0079 today to book your complementary consultation!