From time to time, a new fad becomes the rage, and – without thinking – everyone wants a part of it. This is especially true in the field of medical aesthetics, because many clinics would go to great length to achieve some sort of beauty goal. But we’d like to caution our patients against the risks of medical devices and equipment that are not regulated by Health Canada (sometimes used in other clinics).
As the federal regulator for therapeutic products, Health Canada provides an active licence listing here: MDALL – for the devices clinics may use. Using unlisted devices is illegal. However, due to the cost and cumbersome process of having devices approved by Health Canada, some manufacturers focus on other geographical markets. Yet, some clinics buy the devices from overseas and bring them into the country illegally.
While unapproved devices give patients access to treatments that may not otherwise be available in Canada, the repercussions may not be worth your while. Spas or clinics that use unapproved devices are not covered by insurance if they hurt a patient using the unapproved device.
Bradford Skin Clinic Has Your Back
Here at Bradford Skin Clinic, we go to great lengths (and expense!) to ensure the safety of our patients. That’s why we use only approved equipment and devices, operated in a safe, clean environment by qualified therapists who have manufacturer training on the devices we offer.
Some of our approved devices include:
- Energist IPL – The most powerful pulsed light system on the market today, for use on skin types I to V for acne treatments, skin rejuvenation and tailored hair removal.
- Pollogen Trifractional Technology – Three pulses offer deeper penetration to provide effective fractional skin resurfacing.
- TriPollar Non-Invasive Body Contouring System – Visible skin transformation is within your reach, whether you need to reduce stubborn fat pockets, firm skin around your belly or to get rid of a double chin.
- MeDioStar Hair Removal – The next generation laser hair removal system from Germany offers effective and pain free hair removal.
Our devices are all Health Canada approved to deliver optimal results and ensure your safety. Speak to one of our therapists today about your goals.