Botulinum neurotoxins come from various strains of the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. In cosmetic medicine, we most commonly use Type-A. There are a few different brands of botulinum toxin type A (Botox, Nuceva, Xeomin, Dysport) and they are used to block the junction between the nerve and the muscle. The amount of block varies from person to person and the amount used but overall there is a decrease in the strength of the muscle and therefore the wrinkles it can make in the skin.
The effects of botulinum toxin type A last anywhere from 11-16 weeks on average, with some brands may last slightly longer than others. The toxin will be broken down by the body and the muscle will gradually return back to its activity. In general, it is best to consider retreating the muscle around 11-12 weeks from the previous injection or before the return of full muscle activity.
The product effects will start working around day 3-5 and reach its peak effect around day 14.
Dermal fillers have played a significant role in facial rejuvenation for many years. Dermal fillers can be biodegradable (Hyaluronic acid, Radiesse, Sulptra) and nonbiodegradable (Bellafill or Aquamid)
Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in many tissues of the body (joints, connective tissues, neural tissues). Hyaluronic fillers are synthetic products where the hyaluronic acid is cross-linked in order to provide stability when injected into the facial tissues. The goal of dermal fillers is to restore the volume loss that has occurred with the aging process. There are many different products with different properties to help address different tissues from your lips to your temples. In general HA dermal fillers will last approximately one year and will be naturally broken down over time in by our body. This product has an agent for reversal which can be helpful to address any complications if they should arise.
Sculptra is a gradually developing and long-lasting dermal filler option that can help improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and facial sagging for up to 3 years.
Its benefits include:
Stimulating collagen production, which can lead to longer-lasting results compared to other fillers
Providing a more natural-looking result
Improving skin texture and thickness
Sculptra creates volume by stimulating the reparative healing functions in the skin; patients notice subtle natural improvements over the course of 2-3 treatments spread six weeks apart.
Hyper Dilute Radiesse
If you're looking to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles on your face without undergoing surgery, Radiesse might be just what you need!
Radiesse stimulates collagen production in your skin, which helps to firm and plump up your skin. It's popular because it's a safe and effective option for anyone wanting a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. You can use it on a range of areas, like your cheeks, chin, or jawline, and the results can last for up to a year or more, depending on the person.
PRP is the first generation of concentrated platelets aimed at improving/healing tissues. PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) is the newer generation platelet concentrate with a slower spin speed and higher cellular content in the isolate. There is more fibrin present which forms a mesh to help retain the platelets at the injection site. The platelets being those cells that have the growth factors to be released.
For those looking for a more natural alternative to cosmetic injections, PRP is a wonderful choice. As this treatment uses only your own blood, the procedure is very safe and eliminates the risk of reaction to the product.
Aside from minor side effects like bruising, mild redness post-procedure and possible pain during the injection; this is a biologic treatment option for clients.
PRF/PRP is used to treat aesthetic concerns (like dark circles under the eyes, hair loss, skin texture/pigment issues, facial volume loss and superficial fine lines) and many orthopedic concerns like musculoskeletal pain.
Filler: $600/syringe for 1st syringe, $500/syringe for subsequent syringes in the same session.
PRF treatment for tear trough, microneedling or hair regeneration:
Packages of 3 for $1499 Single session/$600
PRF treatment for facial rejuvenation/volume loss: Packages of 3 for $1499
** Note that each treatment will involve two blood draw tubes; if higher volumes are required, pricing will vary.
Single session for $650
Sculptra & Radiesse: $800/syringe (larger volume syringe 1.5ml, collagen biostimulator), subsequent syringe in the same session $600)
*note: a minumum of two treatment sessions are suggested to achieve results
25% off for three months - July, August & September
Consultation Fee: $150, credited back upon service booking and waived if done at the time of treatment
*All service is subject to HST
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