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Time passes by really fast and just like that, it’s warmer out. But not only that, you’re also just a few weeks away from the bikini season! If at this point you feel that time has sneaked up on you, no need to panic–it isn’t too late to get that bikini-ready body this summer and get rid of those stretch marks that make you cringe!

Now you’ve probably already tried creams and other over-the-counter stretch mark treatments without any luck. And while these at-home remedies rarely work, the good news is that right here in Ottawa, we offer a highly effective new, state-of-the-art stretch mark reduction treatment that works!

It’s common for men and woman to experience stretch marks across many areas of the body. Unfortunately stretch marks occur because the middle layer of skin has poor elasticity, which some individuals are more prone to experience. Once the skin in stretched during pregnancy, or after a large amount of weight is lost quickly, the skin can’t regain its normal shape and a stretch mark is created. The breakdown of dermal collagen creates a mark that is shiny with silver streaks over time. However, stretch marks can also be reddish or purplish toned, depending on the person’s skin color.

Our patented micro-needling system is a non-surgical skin tightening treatment used for a number of common skin ailments, such as pigmentation issues, fine lines, cellulite, acne scars, sagging skin, and yes…even those pesky stretch marks!

Considered a newer treatment option, micro-needling is an innovative approach that is very effective in reducing stretch marks. And while individual results will vary, we have seen dramatic improvements.

Using a micro-needling process, we creates micro-injuries in the skin which allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process. Scar tissue, including stretch marks, are healed and repaired by the body’s own collagen that is automatically triggered as a result of the micro-needling process.

Depending on the area treated, micro-needling takes under an hour and the patient experiences no down time. Over the next few days, the treatment area may experience some redness while the healing process begins. The full benefits of the treatment are seen within four to six weeks as collagen production increases, but some patients report seeing immediate results after treatment.

Micro-needling is appropriate for most all skin types. Even patients with darker skin tones or sensitive skin tolerate the micro-needling treatment well.

At Nakota Spa, we help you look and feel great! We are fully-equipped with the latest tools and technology to perform non-surgical cosmetic treatments, restorative and rejuvenating skin care regimes to improve the health and vitality of your skin.

Contact us today for a free consultation – 613-761-8704!

Mesotherapy and Microneedling Ottawa

It’s normal to lose hair. We can lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, often without noticing.

Hair loss isn’t usually anything to be worried about, but occasionally it can be a sign of a medical condition.

Some types of hair loss are permanent, like male and female pattern baldness. This type of hair loss usually runs in the family.

Losing hair can be upsetting. For many people, hair is an important part of who they are.

Thanks to the innovative discoveries on hair restoration, treatments like Mesotherapy and Microneedling are now effective treatment to regrow hair and prevent hair loss.

So, what exactly is Mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is a non-invasive and non-surgical cosmetic hair restoration procedure which has been steadily gaining in popularity. Mesotherapy boosts cell metabolism, which helps to stimulate the circulation of blood around the affected areas. During Mesotherapy several micro-injections are injected into the middle layer of the affected area. The injections consist of collagen, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and acids.

The technology at the root of the treatment is based on the understanding that most hair loss problems are a result of lack of proper nutrients, reduced blood circulation to the scalp, and hormone imbalances around the hair follicle, in particular an excess production of the hair loss androgen DHT.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a cosmetic treatment, used primarily for treating wrinkles. It is also used to treat acne, scarring, and other skin issues.

So how does Microneedling treat Hair Loss?

The treatment works by creating small pin-pricked incisions in areas experiencing hair loss. These “wounds,” begins a three-healing phase which the skin normally undergoes after an injury. The process stimulates the production of collagen and new skin cells, hence, covering up thin or bald areas.

Microneedling Ottawa treatment has recorded notable improvements for people with alopecia and male pattern baldness.

Both Mesotherapy and Microneedling works for both men and women experiencing hair loss or thinning hair. However, people with early thinning hair responds best.

Other candidates for this type of hair loss treatment include:

– People experiencing hair loss as a result of anemia

– Women with extensive hair loss.

– People with hair loss due to change in seasons

What makes you a candidate for hair loss treatment?

Mesotherapy and Microneedling are an effective and safe treatment for hair loss.

For maximum results, consistency is very important. The treatment is usually carried out once in each month for 3 to 4 months, and every 3 to 6 months afterward, which depends on how the patients react or respond to the treatment. If this protocol is followed accordingly, the patient will notice visible results within 2 to 3 months.

The initial result shows that patients no longer experience hair shedding, followed by an increase in hair length. The overall is that receiving hair loss treatments every 3 to 6 months for an extended period are best for stimulating the stem cells and growth factors that are related to regrowth.

At Nakota Day Spa, we help bring your confidence back. We are fully-equipped with the latest tools and technology to perform non-surgical cosmetic treatments, restorative and rejuvenating skin care regimes to improve the health and vitality of your skin and hair.

If you’re looking for hair loss treatment in Ottawa, contact us today for a free consultation – 613-761-8704!

Ottawa Micro-Needling

As someone planning to have micro-needling done, what questions do you ask about the equipment used? Do you know if they are using a licensed medical device? Are the needles sterile? What product is used while micro-needling, is it a sealed package or is it mixed by the practitioner? What is the aftercare protocol? Be informed, as it is your face after all.

What should you look for in a Ottawa micro-needling equipment to ensure that it does the job it is designed to do, i.e. skin repair. plump the skin, wrinkles, fine lines, minimize scars ( such as acne), correct hyper-pigmentation, sun damage and most importantly build collagen!

Don’t be misled by imitation rollers and professional equipment that boast “the most needles”. Although we want to maximize the number of perforations, too many needles compromise the safety and comfort of the treatment. Imagine a bed of nails: while a bed of nails can easily support your body weight without a nail perforating your skin, a single nail would easily penetrate your skin under the same pressure.

Similarly, a roller with too many needles will require dangerous and uncomfortable amounts of pressure in order to penetrate the skin to the appropriate depth.

The eDermaStamp® by Dermaroller® employs the optimal number of needles to maximize effectiveness, safety and comfort. The professional equipment is optimally designed to make 150 punctures per second. The sterile needles used during the treatments are trackable and are QR coded. Sterile prepackaged medical grade hyaluronic acid is used during the treatment to be absorbed by your skin. In addition, a medical grade Hyaluronic mask is applied at the end of the treatment to help close the micro-punctures. All products used during the treatments with eDermaStampDermaroller are Health Canada licensed to ensure the best of quality and results.

Your skin care treatment equipment, home care and/or professional,should be Health Canada approved and licensed to ensure quality, safety and results!

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Often our favorite foods can cause the onset of acne. Studies based on what happens to our food after consumption have shown that eating acidic foods create the perfect environment for breeding ground of bacteria under our skin. Most meats, breads, cheeses, processed foods or foods high in sugars are considered acidic. Most vegetables are considered alkaline such as kale, lemon, all bean sprouts etc. Regardless of the season, meats, breads and baking are our favorite ‘go to’ foods. If one is prone to acne, it is very important to watch and balance your diet with foods that are considered to be alkaline to maintain our body’s Ph level so as to discourage infections under our skin.

While we take control of what we eat, we can also control our acne with the help of Ottawa facials which has ingredients that will be an effective acne treatment. There is always the option to go to the dermatologist, but that is generally a last resort after you have tried everything.

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The OxyGeneo 3 in 1 Super Facial NeoBright formula has an active ingredient known as azelaic acid, to control acne breakouts and reduce infections. During the facial azelaic acid, one of the many active ingredients used in the facial, is absorbed by the skin and helps to fight the acne bacteria.

The OxyGeneo facial technology exfoliates infuses and oxygenates all in one treatment and is ideal as an acne treatment in Ottawa. The facial helps by exfoliating the dead skin layers whereby allowing your skin to breath. The infusion via absorption of the NeoBright formula and the resulting oxygenation from within makes the skin an unfriendly place for the acne bacteria. In addition, the Oxygeneo facial does not involve extraction, suction or the vacuuming of skin and as a result it does not leave open pores. Open pores are generally a contributing factor for breakouts after a facial. Getting an Enhanced Ultrasound treatment and a NeoMassage after the OxyGeneo Facial will target the existing acne and/or ones that are not at the surface as yet and close enlarged pores to help with the healing process. The OxyGeneo facial not only helps to correct the acne issues, it also helps to reduce acne scars while helping to renew, revive and rejuvenate your skin at the same time to give it a healthy radiant glow. Multiple treatments maybe required to bring the acne under control.

Why is acne formed?

There are many factors that contribute to acne, such as genetics, hormone imbalance, eating acidic foods, dry skin, picking on acne, facial products that dry out the skin, transfer of hair oils to your face, hair products, touching your face, overcleaning the infected area, overuse of harsh spot treatments and acne products, to name a few. Acne is formed when clogged pores are not able to excrete excess oils causing it to be the perfect place for bacteria to grow, causing an infection. Acne does not discriminate based on age, it is can start during puberty and continue into menopause and beyond!

For some, acne can also leave deep acne scars on the face if treated improperly or if they are ‘picked.’ To avoid acne and/or acne scar, consult a certified OxyGeneo specialist who can provides acne facial treatment that will not dry out your skin, use products that cause acne or leaves open pores through extraction, suction, vacuum or by forcing products into your pores.

Is OxyGeneo the right treatment for acne?

As per experts, OxyGeneo 3 in 1 Super Facial NeoBright treatment is an excellent non-invasive treatment to help manage acne. The NeoBright treatment is high in antioxidants, Vitamin C and hydrating products that are vegan, gluten free and animal cruelty free. The science behind the facial ensures that with each treatment the skin is delivered the optimal premium products to address concerns with acne along with other issues such as melesma, photoaging, hyperpigmentation, etc.. The various steps of the full facial; OxyGeneo 3 in 1 Super Facial, Enhanced Ultrasound and NeoMassage help to increase oxygen and blood flow to the face whereby improving the body’s ability to fight acne while giving visible results after the first treatment.

The OxyGeneo treatment is performed by a certified skin specialist who is apt in using this latest skin rejuvenation technology and its products that are Health Canada licensed .

Some benefits of an OxyGeneo treatment are:
• Immediate visible results
• Control and treat acne
• Revitalize dull dry skin
• Decrease the appearance of sun damage
• Reduce the damage due to photoaging
• Natural skin oxygenation
• Brightened skin tone
• Lighten skin tone
• Nourishes and hydrates skin
• Reduce wrinkles & fine lines
• Skin firming

Who can undergo the OxyGeneo 3 in 1 Super Facial?

The OxyGeneo 3 in 1 Super Facial is safe for all skin types. It is a non- invasive treatment and clients experience positive changes after their first treatment. The best part of the facial is that there is no recovery or downtime required and the facial can be done just before a special event to achieve a fresh, bright and youthful appearance.

In conclusion, OxyGeneo 3 in 1 Super Facial treatment comes with multiple benefits related to the skin rejuvenation process and correct many skin conditions. Remember, to consult an certified OxyGeneo expert before choosing the service.

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Taking care and maintaining the benefits of your eDermastamp professional micro-needling session, it is important to continue stimulating your skin so that the maximum benefits are achieved and retained. This can be done using a personal Health Canada licensed Dermaroller. Or if you are just using looking to get deep exfoliation at home, the information below is also valuable to you.

With many options of home roller systems in the market, choosing the best roller system can be a challenge and a daunting task. The intent when getting a roller system is to enhance your skin and not damage it. With that goal in mind, I have shared my knowledge about the various dermarollers and hope that the information will help you make the right decisions when selecting one.

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The most common
What are the differences between the various dermarollers for home care in the market besides the price? How do I make an informed decision on which dermaroller one is actually good for my skin?

How the home care dermaroller should work.

* Stimulates the regeneration of skin cells through light puncturing of the skin
* Old skin cells should be removed
* Skin should become more radiant, complexion more refined, and blackheads, spots and enlarged pores should be reduce and help to reduce acne.

What to look for in a dermaroller?


The needles should have a pointed tip at the end under a microscope versus a flat edge. Imagine getting a needle prick, you get pin point bleeding and it heals without a scar versus a prick with the tip of a knife edge, there is more bleeding and the recovery time is longer and multiple flat edge pricks can leave your skin scared. Take a picture of the dermaroller with your phone, expand it and see the edge. Please make sure that you do your research so that you are not creating scars under your skin.


Studies have shown that too many needles in a roller require more pressure to make the required punctures. Imagine someone lying on a bed or nails. They will need a lot of pressure to have the nails go through their body as their weight is distributed over all the nail versus try to lie down on a nail, it will go right through you. Too many needles in a roller may not be good for you as you will be stretching your skin and applying a lot of pressure to make the required pinpoint punctures.

How did I select my Dermaroller.

I use and recommend a Health Canada licensed Dermaroller® Home Care System. It is tested and the manufacturer studied and results are reviewed by an independent body to ensure that it is safe for our skin. The most common push back when iI mention that the technology is Health Canada licensed is that “if you pay health canada anything will be approved.” My response is “Not all manufacturers believe in their product and submit controlled studies to back up their benefits and why should they not pay for the licence if the manufacturers are going to sell it, we pay for our car licences.” I want to ensure that I have a product that will be safe for me. I want the manufacturer onto show me that they believe in their product.

* The Dermaroller® is designed by the original developers of the procedure
* It has Medical grade needles with a pointed tip
* Has an optimal number needle count (162).
* Made in Germany 🇩🇪
* Treats wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks
* Stimulates new collagen
* See brighter, fresher, younger-looking skin
* Get the most out of your moisturizers!
* Works to control acne when used in conjunction with the OxyGeneo Facials

For additional information, or to buy one, please contact Nakota Spa at