frequently asked questions
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Injectable fillers are very effective in smoothing out and filling in bothersome wrinkles and lines, particularly in the lower part of the face. It is easy to administer (injected through a small needle), and once its effectiveness has diminished six months to a year later, the body safely absorbs it. Cosmetic dermal Fillers and Botox® /Dysport® (botulinum toxin) often are used in a complementary fashion. While Fillers are the best for the lower face, botulinum toxins are great for wrinkles that occur in the upper face – crow’s feet or the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows – because it paralyzes muscle and nerve endings, stopping the skin from wrinkling.
No, we do not charge a consultation fee. Consultations are free.
In general, non-smokers who are in good overall health are good candidates for cosmetic procedures. Those who suffer from serious health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, a bleeding disorder, heart disease or depression should consult with their family doctor before treatment. It’s also very important for prospective patients to have realistic expectations for their results. Honesty about your medical history, treatment goals and any concerns you have is crucial so we can make an informed and realistic assessment about what procedures may be best for you.
Preparing both mentally and physically for cosmetic procedures is necessary for a successful outcome. The process begins with a consultation, during which our staff will have an in-person meeting with you to thoroughly discuss every aspect of the procedure and your ideal results. During this time, you should ask all your questions. We will also review your health history and give you additional instructions for pre- and post-procedure. What should I do to achieve the best results from my treatment? There are several steps you can take to get the best possible results, including the following: Stop taking any over-the-counter supplements, such as vitamins, minerals and herbal products, seven days prior to your appointment. Tell us if you are taking aspirin or drugs with anticoagulation properties, as they can cause unnecessary bleeding during injection. You should not discontinue your treatment without consultation with your family doctor. You want to be in the best of health before coming in for cosmetic procedures. For this reason, if you come down with a cold or fever, or experience an infection or injury, contact our office immediately to reschedule your appointment and minimize the risk of complications.
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Yes. All injectable treatments are assessed by Doctors or Nurses only. The other treatments like laser, peeling, and microdermabrasion may be done by our aestheticians.
Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled consultation or treatment time. Your initial consultation will involve a questionnaire. Subsequent treatments will involve consent forms and aftercare review. As a medical facility, we will require your OHIP number and the name of your family physician.
Most cosmetic procedures are considered elective. Therefore, treatment costs are a personal expense. However, some services such as Botox® /Dysport® injection for hyperhidrosis may be covered. Come in for a consultation.
Dermal fillers are substances/gels injected beneath the skin’s surface to smooth wrinkles and add volume and contour. The products are composed of stabilized hyaluronic acid (HA) which occurs naturally in the cells of the skin. It works by drawing in water and therefore augmenting the skin, thus reducing the wrinkle treated. It is by no means permanent and is totally biodegradable. Depending on what type of dermal fillers, results can last between six to 12 months. Dermal fillers are very safe and have been used for over a decade.
Best Dermal Filler Areas The face loses volume and contour when we age, the bones and the soft tissue dissolve and contribute to the appearance of sagging. Dermal fillers may be used to replace this volume loss and restore the structural support, giving the patient a more youthful appearance. The aim is to make the face more harmonious and rejuvenated. For instance, the lips may be injected to improve their shape, size, symmetry, and proportion. The cheeks may be injected to make a face more defined and attractive. An underdeveloped chin may be injected to make it appear more projected and proportionate. The nose may be injected to improve the shape and its contour.
We usually inject the lip filler with cannula and penetration points are out of the lip’s margin. Therefore, you can apply lipstick immediately after injection.
Most patients typically start using Botox® /Dysport® at age 30, some even in their mid-20s. It’s possible to benefit from preventative Botox® /Dysport® treatments starting as early as 25, but before that, the odds are low that you could have built up enough lines to worry about.”
When done properly, laser hair removal produces permanent results in about 80-90% of patients. This means that hair will never grow back. In addition, some patients with difficult-to-treat hair find that they can achieve excellent results by receiving follow-up treatments once or twice a year.
No. Laser hair removal does not harm the skin, and it does not cause pain. Machines delivers highly targeted energy only to the hair follicles while simultaneously cooling the surrounding skin. To further improve patient comfort, we apply an anesthetic gel to the treatment area. As a result, most of our laser hair removal patients experience only mild pressure during treatment.
Yes. You do not have to let your hair grow in between treatments unless your laser hair removal technician recommends otherwise.
Yes, laser hair removal is generally safe for the face because it does not damage skin cells. Many of our female patients have successfully got rid of embarrassing hair on the chin and upper lip, and many male patients have successfully removed excessive hair growth from the upper face.
Some of the microdermabrasion contraindications, or things that will most likely prevent you from having microdermabrasion done.
- You’re Using Isotretinoin (AKA Accutane)
- You Have Moderate to Severe Inflammatory Acne
- You Have Rosacea
- You’re in the midst of a Cold Sore Breakout
You can use makeup as soon as the skin is healed. After microdermabrasion, your skin will be pink and feel dry and tight (like sunburn or windburn) for about 24 hours. Use moisturizer. Some types of makeup including sunscreen higher than SPF 30 should not be applied for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
After dermabrasion, your new skin will be sensitive and red. Swelling will begin to decrease within a few days to a week but can last for weeks or even months. The pinkness of your skin will likely take about three months to fade. Once the treated area begins to heal, you’ll notice that your skin looks smoother.
It can help brighten your skin temporarily. It may also improve dark spots and fine lines. Any skin type can benefit from Microdermabrasion. For people who are acne-prone, Microdermabrasion can be used in combination with peels and medical extractions.