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Botox

Over the past 10 years, a treatment for wrinkles that has joined the fast-growing cosmetics market, gaining much popularity is BOTOX COSMETICS. The success of the treatment has proven that it does indeed deliver effective and phenomenal results. Join the millions of others who have had discussions with experienced plastic surgeons who perform BOTOX COSMETICS and find out if it is something for you!

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How does BOTOX COSMETIC works?

Botox Cosmetic treatment works by injecting a purified protein that will relax the face muscles, giving you a refreshed and unblemished appearance. This quick, easy, and effective treatment aims to target dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive muscular contractions.

Where can BOTOX COSMETICS be used?

The areas that are most popular and suitable for Botox treatment include; the frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines that run across the forehead, and crow’s feet around the outer eyes.

Botox FAQ

Will my face still have expression?
The essence of Botox is to give your face a flawless appearance, not change it. The treatment is intended to relax the muscles underneath the lines at the point of injections, meaning that your facial expressions will remain unchanged and both the treated and untreated areas should feel normal and look natural.
Are BOTOX COSMETICS treatments safe?
Because the treatment utilizes a very fine needle to inject a small quantity of liquid into the muscles being treated, the pain associated with the injection is quite minimal.
What is the duration of the treatment?
The procedure is quite simple, performed in a matter of 10 to 15 minutes, thus no downtime is needed during the treatment.
How soon will I see a difference and how long does the treatment last?
Results can be expected to appear within days post-treatment. The visibility of wrinkles and lines will continue to diminish for up to one week. With regards to the effects of the treatment, it usually last up to four months.
What are some side effects caused by the treatment?
With any treatment, there are potential risks that may arise depending on individual cases. Some of the side effects include discomfort, tenderness and/or bruising at the site of injection that may last up to six weeks post-treatment.
Dermal fillers

A dermal filler is a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment that aims to enhance skin creases, wrinkles and folds caused by aging. Soft tissue fillers, dermal fillers and injectable fillers are names that can be used interchangeably in the cosmetic industry. This medical product works by adding volume and definition, altering contours and achieving a youthful appearance.

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Dermal fillers can be used to:
  • Boost thin lips
  • Improve shallow contours
  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles
  • Enhance the appearance of deep scars

Who needs dermal fillers?

Suitable individuals for soft tissue and dermal fillers are those who suffer from lines, wrinkles, creases or they simply lack volume. With this treatment, the improvements that can be made are quite visible and effective. Dermal fillers should not be performed on any woman who may be pregnant at the time of the procedure, patients who have experienced previous reactions to soft tissue filler agents or any evidence of inflammatory, ineffective, or cancerous lesions in the area of injection.

What areas can be treated by dermal fillers?

Cheeks, Jawline and Chin Area: as a result of aging, pockets of fat disintegrate and the skin droops past the jawline, losing its elasticity. Dermal fillers help to distribute these fat pockets more evenly to create a smooth facial contour. They can also be used to correct lines (creases that begin at the corners of the mouth, and extend down to the chin area). Forehead Wrinkles: the permanent horizontal creases on the forehead and permanent vertical frown lines can be injected and filled so that the forehead obtains its smoother and natural appearance. Nasolabial Folds: creases that form at the corners of the mouth upward toward the edges of the nose are referred to as nasolabial folds. These creases tend to be deep and can be quite noticeable. Lips: the lips are also popular when it comes to injectable fillers because they boost the volume of the lips. Non-surgical lip augmentation can reclaim volume lost due to aging, fill out vertical lines that run upwards toward the nose (aka smoker's wrinkles) and achieve a more aesthetically pleasing lip contour. Nose: though dermal fillers do not decrease the size of the nose, they camouflage unevenness and blemishes on the nose allowing for a more projection on the bridge of the nose. Scars including Acne Scarring: acne scarring sufferers can use the injectable fillers to fill in depressions, smoothing out the texture of the skin. Dermal fillers can also be used for surgical scars that are sunken and need volume to enhance the skin. Under Eyes:If you suffer from bags under your eyes due to lack of sleep and tiredness, dermal fillers are a great treatment as they camouflage dark under circles which can be created by fat loss in the under-eye area.

When do I see the results?

You can expect to see results right away! The volume in the treated area is quite noticeable post treatment. Do expect to see some swelling which is may last up to 2 weeks before you see flawless results. Generally, within 3 days, you will have a more realistic image when the majority of the swelling diminishes.

Swelling? How much will I have?

The two main causes of swelling are 1) the trauma from the needle and 2) the high affinity that hyaluronic acid fillers have for water. Although swelling is a common side effect, it does depend on the patient as well as the areas of the face being injected. For instance, the lips tend to swell the most – icing the area and keeping your head elevated will help reduce the swelling.

What is the recovery time?

Recovering is quick and you may continue your regular activities right after the procedure is complete.

When is the best time to inject a filler?

It is not recommended to have the treatment done when you have a special event close to the procedure date. Since there may be swelling and possible bruising associated with the procedure, it is best to wait after the event, or have the injection several days before.

Will I look like I "had work done"?

The main purpose of dermal fillers is to subtly enhance your beauty as well as reduce the signs of aging. The best results are those that harmonize your facial features and balance out volume (some patients may want more volume than others). It is key that you describe to the surgeon, in detail, the look and cosmetic result that you are looking for.

What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers, compared to permanent fillers?

Since hyaluronic acid fillers consist of a natural substance that is found in the human body, there is a very low chance of having an adverse or allergic reaction to the product. Permanent fillers are often completely man-made products that are unsmooth and rather lumpy, which in turn causes lumpy and bumpy results over a long period of time.

What are some side effects to injectable fillers?

Potential side effects include: mild bruising, redness, swelling, tenderness and itching. There may also be some mild discomfort surrounding the treated area (keep in mind that it varies from patient to patient).
 
Cosmetic Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is an innovative treatment utilized for certain conditions such as orthopedics. PRP is a concentration of platelet cells extracted from your blood. These concentrated platelets contain growth factors which are chemicals that signal the body to begin the healing process of chronic injuries. When PRP is injected into the skin in the areas affected, it stimulates your body’s ability to heal the chronic conditions.

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What is PRP

Platelet rich plasma is a natural product found in human blood. Once a blood sample is drawn, it is placed in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood. Your blood’s red and white cells are extracted from the platelets and the plasma. The plasma now contains a higher than normal number of platelets and is referred to as platelet rich plasma, also known as PRP.

Why Platelets Rejuvenate Skin?

When PRP is injected into the skin, it promotes the growth and regeneration of collagen which works by naturally smoothing and tightening the skin. Thus, PRP softens wrinkles and creates smoother skin texture and tone.

How PRP Is Injected:

Immediately after the blood has been spun and the platelets have been separated, PRP injections are given. While the platelets can be injected solely, some physicians choose to also add either thrombin or calcium chloride which act as an activating agent to PRP. In terms of the number of injections needed, there is no scientific evidence to justify a particular quantity of PRP. The majority of physicians perform one, although sometimes, a series of injections can be given over several weeks.

What can be expected during and after the procedure?

The procedure is fairly quick (approximately 15 minutes in total) and relatively painless with a chance of very mild discomfort during the injection. The first step is for the blood to be drawn from you, and while the PRP is being prepared, your skin will be cleaned and prepared for the treatment. No post procedure care is required nor will you need any time off from your daily activities. There is a chance of some mild swelling, redness, or bruising up to 3 days post treatment. Since the PRP is extracted from your own blood cells, the possibility of negative side effects is quite minimal.
Results
Results will begin to appear 3-4 weeks after the treatment and they continue to progress with time with maintenance PRP treatments (usually given over time). The skin tone and texture will improve, the skin will feel tighter and the lines and pores will appear softer and smoother. Generally, three treatment sessions (1-2 months apart) are recommended to achieve the best results. For an advanced appearance, PRP may be paired with laser treatments, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, Restylane, Juvederm, BOTOX Cosmetics, and/or Dysport. Combining one or more methods will help in achieving younger looking skin.

Is Cosmetic PRP Right for You?

Every individual is unique and their wants and needs are personal. Cosmetics are a great option for those who are looking for a refreshed and rejuvenated look without having to go under the knife. Surgical procedures tend to be invasive, toxic, and might give you results that look unnatural. In addition to the needs being personalized, the response to treatments might also be individualized. Some can respond to one procedure better than another. Cosmetic PRP is an option, but so are hyaluronic acid fillers, peels or laser resurfacing techniques, BOTOX and so on. The effects of all the treatments are enhanced when used collaboratively and when maintained with regular skincare regimes. Both women and men can benefit from Cosmetic PRP.

Is there a difference between PRP therapy and other skin injections?

There certainly is a huge difference between PRP therapy and other skin injections. PRP is a natural treatment that stimulates the growth of collagen which acts as an absolute facial rejuvenation. Meanwhile, fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane consist of solid material which fills skin lines and folds temporarily. Though they provide individual wrinkle enhancement, repeated treatments and maintenance are required in order to seal the area again. PRP therapy is recommended to soften below eye puffiness, to enhance the overall skin tone, and to seal skin areas where fillers are unable to reach. PRP and fillers can be applied together provided that the two forms of skin treatment serve different purposes. While fillers mainly fill the wrinkles to provide a temporary treatment, PRP works by enhancing the overall wrinkles and appearance.

Are there any side effects of vampire facelift?

There are no major side effects since this filler is composed of the patient’s blood cells. There are no risks for infection, rejection or allergic reactions. The effects may include the skin appearing slightly sunburnt for up to 48 hours with little or no associated discomfort. Uncommon side effects include mild swelling which may last up to 7 days, redness or bruising which would diminish within 1-3 days. If they do occur, then apply cold compresses and elevate your head to minimize these effects. Better results can be seen if patients decide to receive more treatments. To avoid any problems, it is best to keep the skin hydrated and to apply 30 SPF (or greater) sunscreen several times a day after the treatment.

Who should get the treatment?

Individuals who are suitable for this treatment are those who are looking to improve their skin tone, texture, color and overall appearance. This treatment is ideal for all skin types and it works by eliminating skin wrinkles, rejuvenating the skin, diminishing acne scarring, and hastening the healing process following a facial peel. Since PRP is considered a more natural therapy, then those who are looking for that natural look will find this therapy to be appropriate for them. The most popular areas where it is applied include sun-damaged and prematurely aged skin on cheeks and mid-face, jaw line, sagging skin on the neck, back of the hands and décolletage.

PRP therapy for Hair Restoration

PRP therapy can also be used as a natural approach to hair restoration through the injection of your platelet rich plasma into your scalp. Once injected, the growth factors in the blood cells fuel the growth of hair naturally. Since both men and women experience hair thinning and hair loss with aging, it is ideal for both genders. PRP is also being used in combination with hair transplant treatments however, as of now there are is no clinical proof that it works, but the results seem to be very promising. With PRP, the end result is a healthier scalp and fuller head.
What are the risks?
Because the plasma is extracted from a patient’s own blood, there seems to be no risk of allergic reactions with PRP treatment. PRP is composed of a concentrated amount of white blood cells which are the body’s natural defenders against infections, therefore, they are extremely rare.

How long does PRP treatment take?

The procedure normally takes between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on the area’s being treated.

Does this treatment need to be repeated?

Since there are minimal side effects and risks to PRP therapy, it can be repeated several times until the desired outcome is achieved. Generally, regular PRP treatments every 3 to 6 months have proven to be effective.

Is the treatment painful?

Previously, patients experienced discomfort during the PRP hair loss therapy, especially when only under topical anesthetic. The option of intravenous sleep sedation or general anesthetic is available and recommended for those who have a low pain threshold.

Expected results

Within the fourth session, patients should expect to notice a fuzz of hair. The beauty of PRP therapy is that it not only stimulates hair growth, but also, works to strengthen hair follicles. Besides the discomfort from the needle pricks when drawing blood, the procedure is quite safe and relatively painless. A numbing cream is used prior to the procedure to minimize the distress.

Who can't opt for PRP?

It is important to note that PRP is not for everyone! For those who have undergone complete hair loss, this treatment does not promote growth of new hair on a bald patch. It works only by thickening existing hair strands and strengthening hair follicles.
Skin Rejuvenation

Skin rejuvenation is a process that aims to reserve the visible signs of aging by diminishing wrinkles and lines. It also works to enhance sagging areas of the skin leaving the skin with a youthful appearance. Both surgical and medical procedures make this process successful.

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1 - Microdermabrasion Treatment

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment used to exfoliate the skin. The tool used for this procedure has a diamond shaped tip that brushes the skin’s surface along with a gentle vacuum. Dead cells are removed through microdermabrasion resulting in soft skin as well as the regeneration of new skin cells. At Chellsey Medi-Spa Clinic, we ensure that our clients are getting the best results where we combine microdermabrasion with a full facial including a mask, creams, high frequency and extractions! Our latest technology, Microdermabrasion (Drma Bod) is a non-invasive treatment which gently extracts cells to treat imperfections on surface of the skin such as acne, scarring, blemishes, sun damage, pores, pigmentation, blackheads, stretch marks, and wrinkles. The procedures is performed by applying aluminum oxide crystals on the surface of the skin for a gentle scrape of damaged skin cells to produce healthier and newer looking skin. Elastin and collagen fibers are also stimulated during the procedure which improves skin texture and elasticity. Blood supply is increased as a result of the vacuum effect which works by stimulating micro-circulation. This in turn provides essential nutrients requires for skin rejuvenation. The treatments include a soft, soothing mark as well as a moisturizer.
Who can benefit?
Microdermabrasion is for everyone! Both men and women of any skin type or colour and who are looking for healthier and newer looking skin can benefit from this treatment.
  • Reducing early aging lines
  • Sun-damaged skin / photo damage
  • Melasma (irregular brown patches)
  • Revitalize dull skin
  • Reduction of fine lines
  • Hyper-pigmentation (brown patches and age spots)
  • Improve and control acne
  • Refine enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Surgical scars
  • Pre-Photodynamic Therapy treatment
  • Improving overall skin health
What improvements can I expect?
The results to expect after undergoing microdermabrasion treatment are softer, smoother, brighter looking skin. You can also expect to see less of color pigmentation, age spots, acne scarring and large pores. If you had clogged pores due to acne with white and blackheads, you will see an improvement! New collagen is stimulated through this procedure resulting in firmer looking skin.
What areas can be treated?
Areas that are usually treated include the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, arms and hands.
How long does each treatment take?
The microdermabrasion treatment is generally performed in 15 to 30 minutes depending on the areas being treated.
How many treatments will I need?
It is recommended that a series of about 6 sessions are performed, 2-4 weeks apart.
Can I benefit from just one treatment?
Benefits can be seen from one treatment of microdermabrasion, especially if you have an upcoming special event. You would certainly be left with smoother, glowing skin instantly. Also, because it is a non-invasive procedure (much milder than a light chemical peel), no recovery time is required. You can expect to presume your regular activities immediately post-treatment.
Can I have this treatment in combination with other procedures?
Microdermabrasion can be combined with other anti-aging procedures such as chemical peels, intense pulsed light (IPL or BBL), BOTOX COSMETICS and injectable fillers (i.e. Juvederm, Restylane, etc). To maintain the effects of the procedures however, it is recommended that sun protection and anti-aging products are used regularly. The dermatologists at Toronto Dermatology Centre and their experienced staff can customize a treatment plan for you.
Treatment Duration Price
Microdermabrasion Face & Neck 60 minutes $120
Microdermabrasion Treatment Face 60 minutes $100
Series of five treatments $499

2 - Chemical peels

Chemical peels are an excellent choice for treating problem areas on the arms, legs, back, chest, hands and feet, as well as the face. All Care Derma & Aesthetics Clinic, chemical peels are often performed in conjunction with other laser procedures and skin care products to help treat all types of skin conditions including rough, dehydrated, sun-damaged, or acneic skin, as well as keratosis pilaris, pseudofolliculitis barbae (ingrown hairs), eczema and psoriasis.

Chemical Peel FAQ

1. How many types of chemical peels are there? 2. What should I do before the chemical peel? 3. How is a chemical peel performed? 4. What is the recovery time for a chemical? 5. How long does the peel treatment last? 6. How do I know which peel strength to choose? 7. Are there any side effects? 8. How often should I have a peel treatment? 9. Can I do other cosmetic treatments with chemical peels?
1. How many types of chemical peels are there?
There are three types of chemical peels: Superficial peel - the mildest chemical peel that is safe for use on all skin types. Typically, superficial chemical peel uses mild solutions such as glycolic acid or dry ice. Also known as AHA, glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid derived from sugar cane. Since it only targets the most superficial layers of the skin, glycolic acid peel is ideal to smooth finer lines and improve the skin's texture and tone. Medium peel - harsher than superficial peel and causes a second-degree burn of the skin. Known as TCA, trichloroacetic acid is the common peeling agent used in medium chemical peel. Because it penetrates deeper than the glycolic peel, TCA peel is great to remove wrinkles, pigmentation and blemishes. However, the treated skin requires protection from sun exposure and may take longer to recover. Deep peel - the harshest chemical peel that can penetrate through several layers of skin, effectively treat problems such as deeper wrinkles, severe age and sun spots, etc. Phenol is typically used for a deep peel. Deep peels may bleach the skin and should not be used on dark-skinned patients.
2. What should I do before the chemical peel?
A couple of weeks before your chemical peel procedure, it's helpful to prep your skin by cleansing it two times a day, applying a moisturizer once or twice daily, and applying sunscreen everyday. It is important to consult with a qualified cosmetic specialist to determine your precise skin care regiment prior to a chemical peel. Individuals using Tretinoin (e.g. Retin-A, Vitamin A Acid, etc.), AHA's (e.g. Glycolic acid), topical acne medications (e.g. Benzamycin, Clindoxyl, BenzaClin, Differin, Stievamycin, etc.) or any product which is drying or irritating must stop the product at least 3 - 5 days before the peel. This will help to avoid excessive peeling, exfoliation and irritation. These products may be resumed as tolerated when there is no irritation, usually approximately 3 - 5 days after the chemical peel treatment.
3. How is a chemical peel performed?
Most chemical peel procedures begin with prepping the skin either with skin care treatments or with microdermabrasion. A licensed professional will scrub your skin and use a mild toner to remove any oils before gently applying layers of an acidic solution to peel away the aged surface of the skin. Depending on the procedure, the solution is left on your face for a certain period of time before the product is removed. Then your skin will be wiped clean and an antibacterial cream will be applied to help with comfort and healing.
4. What is the recovery time for a chemical peel?
Recovery time after a chemical peel is dependant on the type of peel. After a chemical peel procedure, your skin may feel tight or sunburned. The proper skin care regimen is important to speed up the healing process, enhance results, prevent infections, and skin color changes. Cleansing, moisturizing, using sunscreen are highly recommended after a chemical peel. Avoid sun exposure during the early healing period. In addition, do not attempt excessive facial expressions for a few days after the procedure, which can lead to tearing and bleeding of the skin. And do NOT peel off any loose skin, as this can result in scarring.
5. How long does the peel treatment last?
The peel solution is applied to the skin for anywhere from 10 - 60 minutes, depending on the skin's tolerance and the type of peel. As part of your peel service, a complimentary cleansing facial, which usually takes 30 - 60 minutes, is performed prior to the peel at All Care Derma & Aesthetics Clinic.
6. How do I know which peel strength to choose?
At your appointment time, your skin will be assessed by an experienced aesthetician in order to determine the peel strength most suitable for you. In general, the concentration of peel is gradually increased with each treatment in order to maximize results.
7. Are there any side effects?
In the right hands, side effects with chemical peels are rare and mild. Most individuals are able to return to work or regular activities immediately after their mild peeling treatment. At All Care Derma & Aesthetics Clinic, your treatment will be performed by Dermatologist who has performed hundreds of treatments. After a peel treatment, one may notice slight redness for up to 24 hours. This is a normal and expected occurrence indicating that the peel solution is doing its job. Sensitivity to sunlight may occasionally occur and may be prevented by using a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Dry, flaky skin or light crusting may last up to 4 or 5 days after peel.
8. How often should I have a chemical peel treatment?
Frequency of chemical peel is dependant on the type of peel. In the case of milder peel, to achieve optimal results, we recommend a series of 4 - 6 peels approximately every 4 weeks. Results are cumulative, so the more peels you have, the better the results. Periodic peels thereafter help to maintain your results. However, repeated peel are not recommended for deep peel.
9. Can I do other cosmetic treatments with chemical peel?
Botox and fillers (e.g. Restylane) may be done immediately after a peel treatment as long as there is no scabbing in the area to be treated. Facial waxing or other facial treatments should wait at least 5 days after a peel to avoid excessive irritation.


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