Facial filler injections
Facial fillers compliment Botox. These injectable gel implants are used to fill out lips, facial wrinkles and folds to create a more youthful, healthy appearance. A number of facial fillers currently on the market contain hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance found in the body that creates skin volume, lubricates joints and helps determine the shape of the eyes. These HA facial fillers include, Restylane, Juviderm, Perlane and Teosyal and are biodegradable, dissolving naturally over time. Used less frequently, but lasting longer are collagen-based facial fillers such as Evolence and Artesense. Unlike HA facial fillers, these require pretreatment and allergy testing. For cases of significant volume loss, facial fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra are also used
Botox is a purified protein that has been in use for more than two decades reducing the appearance of facial expression lines and wrinkles. Botox is a non-invasive, nonsurgical procedure that relaxes the facial muscles responsible for lines and wrinkles. The result is a younger looking you.
Botox injections are safe, quick and virtually painless. All you need is a 15 minute appointment in our clinic. No pretreatment is necessary and side effects, if any, are minimal and transient. You can return to work or other daily activities immediately following the procedure. The full effects of Botox injections become obvious within a couple of days. You’ll see a softening of horizontal lines on the forehead, vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, smokers’ lines around the lips, and diminished crow’s feet resulting in a dramatically more youthful, healthy, and less tired or angry appearance. Botox may also be used to treat droopy eyebrows and neck banding
Hair removal with IPL
Intense pulsed light hair removal is faster, more efficient and more comfortable than laser hair removal. The pulsed light hair removal treatment was designed to remove unwanted hair with a light pulse that destroys the hair germ cell. The treatment is virtually painless thanks to the efficiency of the skin’s own cooling system. The pulsed light hair removal is accomplished more quickly than laser treatments because it is applied to a larger epidermal surface resulting in faster treatment. It is possible to treat several areas in one session.
Several regions of the body can benefit from permanent hair removal such as legs, arms, underarms, bikini, face, back, buttocks, abdomen, chest, etc. The treated hair will remain visible between 7 and 30 days after treatment. This is not re-growth, but the expulsion of hair through the skin. Generally, the maximum elimination of hair requires multiple treatments, between 6 and 8. The cost of hair removal is determined by the area to be treated. This treatment is done without a contract, so you pay for each visit.
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Breast Cancer & Plastic SurgeryNancy Van Laeken MD, FRCSC, discusses breast cancer and plastic surgery.
Nancy Van Laeken MD, FRCSC, discusses breast cancer and plastic surgery.