Not Ready for a Facelift? Try These 5 Non-surgical Procedures for Skin Rejuvenation

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From visible sun damage to skin laxity to enlarged pores, fine lines, and wrinkles, it seems like you see another sign of age on your face every day. At MedicSPA Gatineau, we understand that while you may want to refresh your appearance, you may not be ready for a surgical facelift. That’s why we offer a wide range of facial treatments to address nearly any facial woe you’re experiencing.

Below, we review a few of the non-invasive options we offer to restore a youthful glow to your skin.

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy or Vampire Facelift

You may have heard of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), an increasingly popular treatment for everything from sports injuries to osteoarthritis. However, PRP is also an innovative way to rejuvenate your skin and hair.

Platelets in your blood release proteins and growth factors that stimulate collagen and elastin production. A “vampire facelift” involves collecting blood from you and placing it into a centrifuge, separating the platelets from the red and white blood cells. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into strategic locations in your face.

The process typically takes under two hours and requires no downtime for healing. Because PRP works with your body’s natural healing response, you will gradually notice smoother, tighter skin around the injection areas; however, it may take three to six months to see your full results.

Chemical Peels

Your skin is constantly regenerating via a process called “cell turnover.” The faster your cells turn over, the better your skin looks. However, like many things, cell turnover slows down as you age. Besides the slower turnover rate, the dry, dead skin cells often stay on the surface of your face, dulling your once-bright complexion.  

Enter chemical peels. Designed to gently remove the topmost layer of skin, a chemical peel helps speed up cell turnover and rids the skin’s surface of any debris that may clog your pores.

At MedicSPA Gatineau, one of our skilled medical aestheticians will evaluate your skin, discuss your desired results, and perform your chemical peel using glycolic or salicylic acid. Once the treatment is complete, a light hydrating moisturizer is applied, and you can return to your day.

While no downtime is required for a chemical peel, you will experience temporary redness, and your skin may flake and peel as it heals. You will see your results in a few days, and regular chemical peels can keep your skin looking smoother for longer.


Hydrafacial treatments utilize the power of water to bring back a youthful glow and minimize the appearance of skin imperfections like acne and sun damage. Safe for nearly every type of skin, the Hydrafacial is a six-step process that improves the quality of your skin in as little as 45 minutes.

The first three steps cleanse your skin, exfoliate away impurities, and extract debris and dead skin from deep in your pores. The last three steps hydrate and nourish your skin, infuse it with anti-aging serums, and protect it for longer-lasting results.

With a Hydrafacial treatment, you will see an immediate improvement in the look and feel of your skin with no side effects and no downtime. To maintain your results, you can undergo a Hydrafacial treatment every four to six weeks or more or less often as needed.


Morpheus8™ combines the benefits of radiofrequency (RF) energy and microneedling to boost collagen and elastin production. Both RF energy and microneedling work to address a number of skin issues, but the combination of these two treatments offers the best of both worlds.

Morpheus8™ uses a device with ultrafine needles to penetrate your skin. The needles emit RF energy, gently heating the treatment area. Your skin responds to the perceived “injuries” by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin, which repairs your skin. Some of the benefits of Morpheus8™ include:

  • Smoother, fresher-looking skin
  • Smaller pores
  • Less noticeable fine lines or wrinkles 
  • Reduced appearance of acne scars 
  • Firmer, tighter skin

The entire process takes about 15 minutes, and while you’ll see some immediate improvement, some of the effects won’t be fully visible for about six weeks after your treatment.

Your results should last up to a year, and the treatment can be performed independently or as part of a more extensive facial rejuvenation plan.

Lumecca IPL

If your skin has sun damage, uneven pigmentation, or dark spots, Lumecca IPL may be the treatment you’ve been looking for. Lumecca IPL utilizes intense pulsed light (IPL) energy focused on specific trouble areas of your skin. The wavelengths of focused light energy work to destroy pigmented or vascular lesions, tighten pores, and even lessen redness from rosacea.

This safe, effective, and virtually painless procedure takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and requires zero downtime. Depending on the severity of your skin issues, you may need more than one treatment, but you’ll begin to see results about three weeks after your initial treatment.

Learn More About Non-surgical Facial Procedures in Gatineau

If you’re ready to look younger but not ready for a surgical facelift, look no further than the non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures at MedicSPA Gatineau.

We will work with you to create a completely customized facial treatment plan to provide you with the gorgeous, youthful results you desire. Remember that some treatments require more than one session to achieve optimal results, and many rely on your skin’s natural processes.

Call us now at 819-414-2260 or fill out our online contact form for more information or to schedule a consultation.