Advanced Esthetic Treatments at Reasonable Prices
We offer a full menu of advanced esthetic treatments that make you look as good as you feel and have the added benefit of having others notice how vibrant you look. We’re unique in the Ottawa market because of our:
- European roots and belief that advanced esthetic services are not just for the rich and famous
- Co-founder, Miriam's, experience providing non-surgical esthetic services to men and women in Europe and Canada
- Commitment to deliver treatments with advanced technologies at affordable prices
Using the Most Advanced Medical Class Esthetic Technologies
After intensive research and analyses we determined that the most advanced and proven line of Health Canada approved Class II and III medical esthetic technologies are from Iskra Medical.
Iskra has decades of experience developing non-invasive technology and protocols that consistently resolve common problems related to aging, gravity, pollution, stress, poor lifestyle choices and hormone imbalances (that affect the skin and hair). In fact, we were so impressed we became the Canadian distributors of Iksra Medical's line of revolutionary esthetic machines.
We’re the Canadian distributors of Iskra Medical’s line of revolutionary esthetic and physiotherapy machines. These technologically advanced Health Canada class II and III medical devices are purchased by estheticians, physiotherapists, spas, health clinics and individuals who want machines at home for personal use.
We’re passionate about helping people help their clients and grow their business with the right equipment choices. The line of non invasive esthetic machines offer advanced technologies for rejuvenating skin and body (review our technology and services pages to learn more about what’s available). The physiotherapy machines are used for injury prevention, rehabilitation and general well being.
Contact us for more information about the range of machines and how they can help you.
Technologies We Use
Here's an overview of the core Health Canada medical Class II and III approved esthetic machines we use and what they offer. Please note, we use these machines in combination so that you get the best results. See Services.
Body Contouring & Cellulite Treatments
Skin Rejuvenation & Resurfacing
- Photo Facial (IPL Photo Rejuvenation)
- IPL - Vascular & Pigmented Lesions
- Facial Cryoderm 4 in 1
- Diamond Micro Dermabrasion
- Active Acne Treatment - 2 Step Micro & IPL
Body Sculpting & Cellulite Treatments
Even with a healthy diet and active lifestyle you can find yourself with unattractive localized pockets of cellulite or fat pads. Here's an overview of our treatments that help you look and feel your best.
Non-surgical Liposuction: Body Contouring with Ultrasound Cavitation
Body sculpting with no anesthesia, no scars, no discomfort, no down-time and is the risk-free alternative to liposuction.
At Slim n' Go your leading edge ultrasound cavitation with vacuum treatments are followed by either a lymph drainage or muscle toning treatment (see published clinical study, "Reduction of Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Using a Novel Vacuum-Cavitation Technology). These precision cavitation treatments are used for body massage and targeting localized fat on body (upper arms, love handles, abdomen, buttocks, inner knees, thigs, saddlebags and chest on men). The sensation is of having the skin "vacuumed" in the area that's being treated that's accompanied by the low hum of ultrasound.
Targeted cellulite treatments for this unsightly condition that can be soft, hard or endematous Learn more about cellulite.
Our full cellulite treatments are tailored 3 Step process that uses these advanced technologies and techniques.
Step1: Radial Endodermo Therapy, RDT®, uses targeted suction with rotating balls to create a radial skin fold. The intermittent suction action on the skin fold unblocks the bloodand oxygen flow in tissues and increases the lymph circulation to help:
- eliminate the excess fluid and metabolites
- stretch the connective tissue
- facilitate fat metabolism
- rehabilitate the collagen fibres for better tone
Step2: IRF Radio Frequency uses the revolutionary CPTechnology™ that applies capacitive deep heating to help your body remove the uneven deposits of water and waste that's trapped in the connective tissues. What's IRF
Step3: Depends on your particular needs. It will mostly likely be either a body detox lymph drainage or muscle toning treatment.
Body Detox Support - Pressure Therapy for Lymphatic Drainage
This relaxing 45 minute treatment is highly effective for reducing edema and the prevention of varicose veins.
You lie down and are zipped into specially designed lymph drainage pants. The release and compression of the different vascular and lymphatic structures during the treatment result in the influx of blood along with nourishing elements, and the elimination of fluids and metabolic waste products. Clients often fall asleep during this relaxing treatment.
This lymphatic drainage treatment is often Step 3 of our cellulite treatment
Skin Rejuvenation and Resurfacing
Healthy, clear, firm and glowing skin is attainable. We offer a range of treatments that help balance your skin and turn back the clock. To maintain the benefits of these treatments your at home care should include getting enough sleep, moderate excercise, and a healthy diet.
Photo Facial (IPL Photo Rejuvenation Facial)
Age spots, sun damage, wrinkles, red blotches and thin broken veins aren't usually a sign of health problems but they can certainly make you look older than you feel.
This IPL facial uses a precise beam of laser energy to remove those ugly brown spots and sun damage for a brighter more even complexion. Photo Facials also stimulate collagen for general improvement of the skin texture and the reduction of the appearance of lines and wrinkles. As a bonus, our Photo Facials include treatment of the neck and back of hands which is rare because most spas surcharge to include the neck and hands.
IPL - Vascular and Pigmented Lesions
Traditional treatments for removing or reducing the appearance of vascular and pigmented lesions are often uncomfortable. Frequently administered corticosteroid medication can have undesirable side effects and invasive cryosurgery cannot be used in many cases.
At Slim ‘n Go we offer the non invasive no down time IPL treatment that’s rapidly becoming the treatment of choice for people suffering from lesions, telangiectasia, erythema, rosacea and broken capillaries.
IPL treatments efficiently coagulate and eliminate small blood vessels and the improvement is visible after a single treatment, but up to a 6 treatments can be required at one week intervals, depending on the lesion. IPL is also proven as an effective, safe, reliable and fast treatment for a range of superficial pigmented lesions such as dyschromia, solar lentigo, mottled pigmentation and melasma (see Photo Facial).
Facial Cryo Derm 4 in 1 (4 advanced treatments in 1 facial)
Tired of traditional facials that only leave skin cleansed but not revitalized? Skin looking dull? Do you feel that gravity has made your face look droopy and tired? Fine lines seem to be increasing? Want to preserve what you have? This facial rejuvenates the skin with leading edge oxygenating and brightening techniques that diminish fine lines and improve overall tone and sculpting. Here’s the description of the 4 synergistic treatments that are in this 1 facial:1. Diamond Micro Dermabrasion to stimulate collaqen fibres and new cell growth in the deeper layers of epidermis while removing dead skin cells.
2. Radial endodermo therapy (RDT®), the vacuum technology, that stimulates the skin’s natural nourishing substances including oxygen, ologo-elements and enzymes
3. CPTechnology™ that uses radiofrequency to activate fibroblasts and the formation of new collagen for muscle toning
4. Cryo therapy, deep cooling, that speeds up biochemical and physiochemical processes by causing vasoconstriction for fine line removal and skin tone improvement
What's Cryo Therapy
Diamond Micro Dermabrasion
is a non-invasive method of rejuvenation. Diamond Micro Dermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliation without the use of crystals, chemicals or laser.
Our Cryoderm System ensures the safe and controlled removal of the surface skin because it’s much less aggressive than crystal based treatments. By gently working away tired aged surface skin layers you are: enabling new skin cell regeneration which can dramatically improve surface skin texture and appearance; enjoying rejuvenated and radiant skin and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Active Acne Treatment - 2 Step Micro Dermabrasion & IPL
Acne can bother us at any age. We use a 2 step process of Diamond Micro Dermabrasion followed by IPL.
Step 1: Diamond Micro Dermabrasion works to first clean the skin surface by sloughing off dead skin cell layers (clearing out blocked pores that cause acne).
Step 2: IPL treatment with different wavelengths of light to destroy the bacteria that live in the skin and cause acne, while at the same time directly targeting the over-active sebaceous glands that cause outbreaks of pustules. This targeted heating deep in the skin causes shrinkage of the inflamed sebaceous glands and helps to prevent over-production of excess sebum.
On average, active acne treatment requires 5-8 sessions. The treatments are performed once a week for thin and sensitive skin or twice a week for thick skin.
Permanent Hair Removal
Not all lasers are equal. For example, some lasers are designed for temporary hair removal, some will provide long term hair removal, and still others, more advanced technologies, like we use at Slim ‘n Go can provide permanent hair removal with the completion of a series of treatments.
In other words, our newest and most advanced technology allows us to safely, effectively, and permanently remove hair from virtually any skin type and hair color in fewer treatments than ever before. Please read Preparing for Permanent Hair Removal
Nail Fungus Elimination
New laser cure for discolored toe nails. Now you can cure embarrassing toe nail fungus, onychomycosis, that can be yellow, green, brown or black. You can also avoid Doctor prescribed oral antifungal medications that have a risk of side effects and stop wasting money on over-the-counter creams and ointments that are simply not effective in the vast majority of cases.
At Slim ‘n Go we treat this problem with the toenail fungus targeted laser that penetrates the affected toenail(s) and vaporizes fungus embedded in the nail bed and nail plate where toenail fungus exists. FAQ Toe Nail fungus
Hand & Foot Care
An essential sign of elegance is well kept fingernails. Hands are one of the most important parts of communication for everyone. Nail care has evolved into an art form where not only you extend the shape of nails but they also can be painted & decorated into elaborate designs.
P-Shine manicure is a purely natural nail care technique. Nails are treated with a special paste which polishes and nourishes at the same time. Small abrasive particles smoothen the unevenness of your nails' surface. Nails are protected against exterior influences such as water, detergents, and other abrasives.
At Slim N' Go we offer DRY pedicures. What is a DRY pedicure? It works on the principle of BUFFING dry (i.e., not wet) hardened skin. Work is performed on washed and disinfected feet, filing in troubled parts using abrasive adapters. The foot treatment is entirely pain-free & even those suffering from diabetes, for whom a classic pedicure is not recommended, can treat themselves to it.
iComfort® Infrared Carbon Film Sauna
Basically, if you have health issues, or if you are on the path of striving to have excellent health, a regular, a sauna is one of the best tools to have in your health arsenal.
Too often, we place demands on our body too fast and too furiously for the body to compensate and rejuvenate. Consistent use of sauna can help you maintain that balance.
What happens inside...
The heat penetrates your body tissues to a depth of about an inch and a half or 3.81cm inducing a natural fever situation without an illness. This induced fever causes your body to sweat and remove toxins that have built up in your body due to environmental, medicinal, or stress related situations. During this process, your heart rate speeds to rates similar to those of gentle exercise, thus helping your body to increase circulation and function more efficiently. Some of the benefits that result with this removal of toxins from our bodies include: softer and clearer skin tone; reduced muscle and joint tenderness and soreness; faster healing of cuts, bruises, and acne; increased weight loss with a proper nutritional programme; the ability to have a deeper, more relaxing sleep; and, reduced stress.
9 Health Reasons To Love Our Infrared Sauna
|Reduce Stress||Improve Your Skin||Reduce, Improve Acne|
|Detoxify Your Body||Augment Weight Loss||Natural Pain Relief|
|Purify Your Body||Minimize Injection Marks||Natural Body Healing|
...the technology that you have brought to Ottawa-when combined with nutrition and other aspects of a healthy lifestyle - is groundbreaking. As a sufferer of PCOS, tipping the scales back towards health is so vital. Thank you for everything in this first round with me as a returning client. I'll be back in the winter sometime … to continue towards the path to balance...
Lines-fine & deeper? Get the 4 in 1 facial. Oh my godness! 1st treatment showed a difference....treatments after that show more and more results. Hard to believe but I and others really notice the results. Try it.
I am new one of Miriam's "POSTER CASES" Amazing transformation to my problematic thighs - I should have done this when I was...well let's just say 20 yrs ago. Where were you Miriam? So glad, I found you, your great staff + amazing technology.
How can we do this? Simple. We made the commitment to be offering:
• Promotions for client’s first treatment so that if you need a series you’ve tried before you buy
• Packages for treatment series so that clients achieve tangible results and refer other clients to us
• A private S & G Members Club for regular clients that gives you even more bonuses and discounts
While the recommended frequency of treatments is universal the number of treatments for desired results depends on your current condition, how your body reacts to treatments and your personal goals. Some people only need to complete 1 or 2 treatments while others need to complete series to achieve their desired dramatic results. As would be expected, achieving and maintaining results is easier with living a healthy lifestyle with enough sleep, balanced food choices and moderate exercise.
Fat Reduction - Body Contouring with Ultrasound Cavitation - $140 details
Fat Reduction - Body Contouring with Ultrasound Cavitation and Muscle Toning - $190 details
Cellulite Reduction – 3 Step Treatment - $140 details
Body Detox - Lymph Drainage - $55 details
Facial CryoDerm 4 IN 1 - 4 Advanced Treatments in 1 Facial - $120 details
Photo Facial (IPL Photo Rejuvenation) - $120 details
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) - Active Acne $40 details
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) - Permanent Hair Removal price list
Hand and Foot Care price list
We offer affordable packages so that you may get your desired results.
|Fat Reduction - Ultrasound Cavitation|
|5 treatments - $399|
|Cellulite Reduction - 3 step process|
|5 treatments - $350|
|Body detox - Lymph drainage|
|5 treatments - $119|
|Facial Cryoderm 4 IN 1 (4 advanced treatmenmts in 1 facial)|
|5 treatments - $300|
|Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Vascular and Pigmented Lesions|
|6 treatments - $240|
|Intense Pulse Light (IPL) - Photofacial|
|6 treatments - $230|
Techniques & Technology
We offer a full menu of advanced esthetic treatments that make you look as good as you feel and have the added benefit of having others notice how vibrant you look. We're unique in the Ottawa market because of our:
- Co-founder, Miriam's, experience providing non-surgical esthetic services to men and women in Europe and Canada
- Commitment to deliver treatments with advances technologies at affordable prices
Perhaps more importantly, we offer packages of treatments at prices that make it possible for you to get results. Price List
We require 24 hour cancellation notice or you will be charged a $25 no-show fee.
Body contouring and sculpting, cavitation, non-surgical liposuction
What's non-surgical liposaction with vacuum cavitation treatmemnts?
Even with a healthy diet and active lifestyle you can find yourself with unattractive localized pockets of cellulite or fat pads. Body sculpting with no anesthesia, no scars, no discomfort, no down-time and is the risk-free alternative to liposuction. At Slim ’n Go your leading edge ultrasound cavitation with vacuum treatments are followed by either a lymph drainage or muscle toning treatment (see published clinical study, "Reduction of Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue using a Novel Vacuum-Cavitation Technology"
These precision cavitation treatments are used for body massage and targeting localized fat on the body (upper arms, love handles, abdomen, buttocks, inner knees, thighs, saddlebags and chest on men). The sensation is of having the skin “vacuumed” in the area that’s being treated that’s accompanied by a low hum of the ultrasound.
What's ultrasound cavitation with vacuum?
This technology was discovered in the 1960s and it’s been used extensively in Italy for esthetic treatments since 2005. The cavitation with vacuum technology is the most advanced painless non-surgical liposuction option.
This non-invasive technique reduces localized fat (adiposity) by disrupting adipose cells (fat cells). The ultrasound cavitation emulsifies the fat into the form of triglycerides. The triglycerides are released into the interstitial fluid where it’s enzymatically metabolized to glycerol and free fatty acids that your body eliminates through the lymphatic and urinary systems.
Is cavitation with vacuum a safe treatment?
Yes. It's a non-surgical, non-wounding procedure without anesthesia. It's non-invasive meaning there are no cuts, scars, or post-operation down time or protocol. You’re able to have a treatment and return to your regular schedule.
Please note: abdomen treatment during menstruation should be avoided.
Which are the areas where treatment is more effective?
Areas with localized fat: thighs, flanks (love handles), abdomen, knees, saddle bags, buttocks and chest on men are the most commonly treated problem areas.
Is it possible to lose weight with ultrasonic vacuum cavitation?
Ultrasonic cavitation is not a method to lose weight but to shape the body. It is particularly indicated to reduce adipose panniculopathy, the so-called "fat cushions", that won't go away with diets and exercise.
Anything I can do to help the treatments work better and/or last?
A healthy life style that includes a balanced diet and exercise is key to maintain the results. It’s strongly recommended that you drink at least 1.5 liters of water before and after each session to help with elimination.
How much time should pass between sessions?
The body eliminates fat in approximately 72 hours. However, there needs to be at least 7 days between cavitation sessions.
How many sessions of ultrasonic cavitation are needed?
This depends on how your body reacts to treatment, your goals, the location, the thickness of the fat and if the treatment area also has cellulite. Typically people require between 6 and 10 cavitation treatments to have truly noticeable results (please note petite people with very small pockets of fat may need as little as 2 to 3 treatments).
It is uneven deposits of water and waste that have become trapped in connective tissues of the body, just below the skin's surface. It is also toxic accumulation, fluid retention, poor circulation & lymphatic flow, lack of excercise, nutrient deficiency, and more...
Cellulite is not fat, but rather a toxic body condition combined with edema and lack of circulation. Cellulite does not respond to normal weight loss and excercise programs. 8 out of 10 women have cellulite, as well as many men.
How many treatments do I need to get rid of the cellulite?
It depends on your goals, the type of cellulite you have, the thickness of fat pads (if any) you have in the area that has cellulite, how your body reacts to treatment and your lifestyle (eating a balanced diet and exercise is key for results). We offer affordable packages so that people are able to get results from this unsightly problem that’s typically plagued clients for years.
Radial Endodermo Therapy RDT®
What’s Radial Endodermo Therapy RDT®?
RDT® is a key component to our 3 step cellulite treatments and of the Facial Cryoderm 4 in 1 facial. The specially designed applicators combine suction with rotating balls to create a radial skin fold. The intermittent suction action: unblocks the blood and oxygen flow in tissues; increases the lymph circulation (eliminating the excess fluid and metabolites); stretches the connective tissue; facilitates fat metabolism; and, remodels the collagen fibers.
Photo Facial (IPL Photorejuvenation)
What’s a Photo Facial (IPL Photorejuventation)
This IPL facial uses a precise beam of laser energy to remove those ugly brown spots and sun damage for a brighter more even complexion. Photo Facials also stimulate collagen for general improvement of the skin texture and the reduction of the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
How does Intense Pulse Light (IPL) work in the Photo Facial?
The IPL hand piece delivers high intensity pulses of broadband light that is different from the narrow band light of lasers. The intense light is delivered to the deeper parts of the skin (dermis) and leaves the superficial aspect of the skin (epidermis) untouched.
What are the advantages?
IPL does not damage the skin surface, unlike derma brasion and laser resurfacing that cause redness etc. Therefore, there is virtually no recovery time. If they choose, clients can apply makeup before leaving the spa and return to work the same day.
We use the Iskra Pulse Light that has the advanced Pulse-Train feature. This Pulse-Train feature greatly enhances both safety and efficacy of the treatments by providing options for a single, double or triple pulse with varying pause durations between pulses.
Recommended treatment protocol for results?
You’ll notice improvements within a week of your first treatment. Like other spas, we underline that for best results it’s recommended you complete a series of 5-8 treatments that are 2-3 weeks apart. After the series is complete you may choose to have bi-monthly Photo Facials to maintain the results.
What’s Cryo and CPTechnology™
Also refer to Facial Cryoderm 4 in 1 (4 advanced treatments in 1 facial).
Cryo therapy works by lowering the tissue temperature to cause vasoconstriction that relieves pain and reduces blood circulation. The veins and tissues expand again once the cooling ceases. This increases circulation and speeds up the recovery of injured muscles and connective tissue. Cryo therapy is used in cosmetics for wrinkle removal, skin tone improvement, fat reduction and body shaping.
The novel IRF radiofrequency systems we use are powered by advanced capacitive (CP™) technology that’s used for non-surgical skin tightening of body and face. In other words, CPTechnology™ uses radiofrequency to activate fibroblasts and the formation of new collagen for muscle toning and skin rejuvenation.
IPL Toenail Fungus Treatment
How Does Laser/IPL Toenail Fungus Treatment Work?
The IPL toenail fungus treatment uses the Intense Pulse Light (IPL) laser with a special prism therapeutic head. The laser penetrates the toenail and vaporizes fungus embedded in the nail bed and nail plate (where toenail fungus exists).
Are There Any Restrictions On Laser/IPL Toenail Fungus Treatment?
Generally there’s no health or age restrictions with IPL toenail fungus treatments. In most clinical studies there were no bad reactions, contraindications or side effects involving laser IPL toenail fungus treatment.
Is Laser/IPL Toenail Fungus Treatment Painful? How long does it take?
During the procedure the technician will ask you to indicate any discomfort, and if it is felt will adjust the IPL treatment accordingly. During the treatment some people say it feels hot, some experience slight warmth and others an occasional snapping sensation.
The laser treatment of one toe takes about 15 minutes. It will take longer if you have more than one toe affected or, if you require the technician to clean and remove dead cells in the toe area.
How soon after the treatment will I see improvement?
Clinical studies reveal that over 90% of IPL laser treated toes show significant improvements. However, you must keep in mind that toe nail fungus can be of varying severity and may be yellow, green, brown or black.
On average, a toenail will replace itself through natural growth every 6 to 9 months. Healthy new growth will be visible within 4 months as the new nail replaces the old. However, some studies have shown that follow up home care with an anti-fungal cream with L-arginine has shown an increase of up to 100% in the speed of healthy nail replacement.
Will The Toenail Fungus Come Back?
Since the fungus is present everywhere in the environment, re-infection can occur.
Is The Laser/IPL Toenail Fungus Treatment Safe?
There have been no adverse reactions, injuries, disabilities or known side effects from use of IPL to treat toenail fungus infection. As you may know, the use of oral nail fungus medication carries with it possible systemic involvement (commonly the liver and/or kidney) and an IPL toenail treatment does not.
Will I Be Able To Walk After the IPL Toenail Fungus Treatment?
You will be able to walk out of the spa just as well as you walked in. The IPL toenail fungus treatment will not harm you in any way. Toenails are dead cells, the IPL targets living fungus inside the nail.
Does My Insurance Pay For This?
Currently the IPL toenail fungus procedure is not included as a health insurance benefit on any plans we’re aware of. Insurance plans consider the IPL toenail fungus treatment a cosmetic/aesthetic procedure and therefore does not provide coverage.
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169 Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: +1 613-799-9701
Friday 10 - 6
Saturday 10 - 4
All services by appointment only