What is Photo Rejuvenation at The Gilded Pear?

Photo Rejuvenation or photorejuvenation (also known as photofacials) effectively treats red and brown dyschromia/hyperpigmentation and facial telangiectasia while improving the skin’s texture and tone. Our process allows us to accurately target your skin concern revealing visible results in as little as 1-3 treatments spaced at 4 weeks apart. Photorejuvenation is used for a variety of skin concerns and used not only to correct skin imperfections such as freckles and sun spots, but to improve the overall skin complexion.

Photo Rejuvenation effectively treats:

• Facial Telangiectasia
• Rosacea
• Hyperpigmentation
• Age spots/sun spots
• Diffused redness and small facial capillaries
• Uneven skins and dull complexions
• Fine lines and mild scarring
• Overall skin appearance

Immediately following your photofacial, photorejuvenation or photo rejuvenation treatment, brown spots/discolourations will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly pink. This typically lasts a few hours to possibly a few days. During a time span of one to three weeks post your photofacial treatment, the darkened spots will flake off and/or fade and facial capillaries or diffused redness will decrease.

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Before beginning photo rejuvenation treatments at The Gilded Pear, we encourage all clients to visit us for a complimentary photo rejuvenation skin consultation. At this time we will analyze your skin and provide recommendations for which treatments are best for you based on your skin’s needs and your personal goals for your skin.

When you come in for your first photo rejuvenation or photorejuvenation treatment, we will begin by cleansing the skin. The face is mapped out or divided in small sections to ensure even coverage. Goggles are placed over the client’s eyes for safety. A thin layer of gel is applied to the skin. The photo rejuvenation hand piece is applied to the skin one pulse at a time. You will feel a sharp pinch with every photorejuvenation pulse.

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Cellulite Elimination and Body Contouring at The Gilded Pear

Body contouring and cellulite elimination are now a possibility with treatments at The Gilded Pear. We use the Lumicell Wave 6 machine to create amazing results in a relatively short period of time.

Cellulite is a common skin condition experienced by most post-pubertal women, as a result of imbalance between the formation and elimination of fat in the body, most commonly in the thigh and buttock areas. Much gender specific fat deposition is based upon hormonal receptor site density and sensitivity in different body regions. Unfortunately, good diet and physical exercise conditioning do not effectively prevent the development of cellulite.

The Gilded Pear is proud to introduce the revolutionary technology in cellulite treatment with Lumicell Wave 6, the next generation of Lumicell Touch, which provides a complete epidermic, dermic, and hypodermic solution to eliminate cellulite. The Lumicell Wave 6 offers superior cellulite treatments through a method that not only addresses beauty, but also well-being and complete body relaxation. It is inspired by energy treatments that eliminate muscular and vascular tension and release vital energies.

What causes cellulite?

Cellulite develops in different stages, each increasingly influenced by estrogen hormones, poor circulation, water retention, increased fat cells, and loss of skin elasticity.

Can diet and exercise get rid of this unsightly problem?

Although diet and exercise are useful in reducing body weight, they have very little impact on cellulite. Since cellulite develops in different layers of skin, a combination of approaches is required to successfully reach and address cellulite at each specific layer.

lumicell 2What are the different stages and how can I recognize them?

Cellulite is classified into four categories

  • Stage 1: “Orange Peel” appearance visible only when pinching the skin
  • Stage 2: “Orange Peel” appearance visible without pinching the skin
  • Stage 3: ”Mattress-like” or “Dimpling” appearance, impaired circulation
  • Stage 4: All of the above in addition to A loss of skin elasticity causing fat clusters, rippling effect, and vascular problems such as spider veins and bruising

The Lumicell Wave 6 is the only cellulite management system that combines the finest technologies to successfully target all cellulite-related problems:

  • Heavy legs
  • Orange peel appearance
  • Dimpling of the skin
  • Rippling of the inner thighs
  • Localized fat deposits
  • Skin contour irregularities

Lumicell Wave 6 combines 4 non-invasive technologies, working together in synergy to target all cellulite related problems, body remodelling and drainage needs.

  • Photo-Pneumatic Massage: Pneumatic Massage
  • Infrared light 900nm
  • 1 MHz Ultrasound
  • Bipolar Radiofrequency
  • Needle Free Mesotherapy (optional)

Pneumatic Massage:

  • The skin is suctioned, lifted and rolled between two rollers;
  • Increases blood and lymphatic circulation;
  • Breaks down water pockets responsible for the skin’s dimpled appearance;
  • Softens the fibrous adhesions responsible for the skin’s pitted appearance.

Infrared light 900 nanometers:

  • Generates thermal action superior to 40 degrees Celsius on adipocytes;
  • Increases lipolytic activity by stimulating beta receptors;
  • Increases cellular energy as well as the skin’s repair and regeneration mechanisms;
  • Warms subcutaneous tissue, preparing them for Ultrasound and bipolar RF treatments.

The Photo-Pneumatic massage heads warm the subcutaneous tissues, making them more malleable. They stimulate local blood circulation and increase lipolysis. The photo-pneumatic function considerably improves the appearance of cellulite.

1 MHz Ultrasound:

  • This specific frequency is the only one that delivers dual action: it inhibits the Alpha receptors, responsible for storing fat (lipogenesis), while stimulating the Beta receptors, to induces lipolysis by increasing norepinephrine secretion which stimulate the natural elimination of fat.
  • High speed vibrations (1 million vibrations per second);
  • Generates thermal action superior to 50 degrees Celsius on adipocytes;
  • Reduces the amount of localized and hard to eliminate fat deposits, skin dimpling as well as the circumference of treated areas;
  • Improves silhouette and skin texture.

Bipolar Radiofrequency:

  • A technology that is exclusive to Silhouet-Tone. Safe and painless, this technology only delivers thermal energy to the deep sub-cutaneous tissue, with no risk of burning or discomfort.
  • Electromagnetic energy;
  • Significantly firms the dermis and deep subcutaneous tissue in a gradual and controlled manner;
  • Reshapes the silhouette by improving the skin’s firmness and regularize the skin’s superficial and deep relief;
  • Reduces fat deposits through successive thermolipolysis.

The fat cells are subjected to an assault from three types of heat inducing technologies, dramatically increasing the elimination of fat. The compounded thermal action is much greater than each one on its own.

Needle Free Mesotherapy:

  • Electroporation is used to help powerful lipolytic products that have a greater molecular weight penetrate through the cell membrane;
  • The percentage of product penetration is 65-95% vs. traditional galvanic current which is limited to 3-10%;
  • Significantly improves results of other treatments.

The Lumicell Wave 6 system consecutively treats both the subcutaneous and adipose layers in one session.


FAQs of Cellulite Removal with Lumicell Wave 6

Which parts of the body can be treated?

Lumicell Wave 6 may be used to remove cellulite in arms, thighs, hips, and buttocks.

How long does the cellulite removal procedure take?

With Lumicell Wave 6, each cullulite treatment takes 30 to 60 minutes, which depends on the condition of your cellulite.

When can one expect to see visible results?

Age and severity of conditions determine the number of treatments required to achieve optimal results. 8-12 treatments is typically required. It is recommended that treatments are booked about twice a week. A regularly scheduled series of treatments will result in a dramatic reduction of cellulite and firmer, more beautiful, smoother-looking skin.

Eminence Organic Skin Care ‘Forests for the Future’ Initiative & The Gilded Pear

Eminence Organic Skin Care has initiated a green factor project called Forests for the Future where every single retail purchase leads to the planting of new trees. As of March 31, 2016, Eminence has planted 5,000,000 as a result of the project and 1,978 of those trees were planted because of The Gilded Pear and our amazing customers. Your purchases of Eminence’s exceptional skincare products mean that we get to help give back to the environment which gives so freely to us.


Read more about the Forests for the Future initiative below:

Through our ongoing partnership with award-winning global tree planting organization Trees for the Future, we are planting trees in developing countries throughout the world including Burundi, Uganda, Ghana and Tanzania. In Africa, agroforestry provides families with the education and tools to create their own tree nurseries. The profits allow them to support their basic needs, while also benefitting the environment and fighting deforestation.

In Kokerie, Tanzania, the agroforestry education allowed one family to start their own tree nursery, generating enough profit to maintain their daily needs and keep their two girls, Rosemary and Heavenlight, in school.

Because we plant a tree every time you purchase one of our retail products, Éminence has planted 5 million trees so far!  As the first and only skin care brand ever to plant 5 million trees and to celebrate this amazing achievement – as well as bring awareness to why planting trees is such an important cause – both our company and Trees For The Future recently released inspiring videos. Watch below:

Eliza Jane Luxury Soaps with The Gilded Pear Logo

The Gilded Pear is excited to be offering a soap and bath product that is so beautiful, we had to put our name on it! Eliza Jane Soap Company’s passion begins with their luxury soap bars. It’s safe to say they have become a little obsessed with designing and creating unique and lovely consumable art that you can slather all over yourself. Fall in love with those big luscious bubbles time and time again.

Eliza Jane Soap Company was founded in the heart of central Alberta with a foundation based on passion, hard work, family and the love of the art of soap-making. They personally select the best natural vegetable -based oils, butters, clays, essential oils, fragrance oils, botanicals and colours to lovingly handcraft beautiful soaps and bath products just for you.

Buying local is important for Eliza Jane Soap Company so they search out as many local ingredients as possible such as fresh goat milk, honey and Canadian glacial clay. They purchase their exotic ingredients from reputable Canadian and Alberta based businesses.

Eliza Jane Soap Company takes pride in knowing that their high standards are passed on to their customers with every product sold.