BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers

Smooth July 10, 2015

Restore your youth

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Exude confidence with physician-directed services designed to help you look the age you feel. Dermal Laser treats all areas of the face to redefine, restore and rejuvenate your look. Our highly trained on-site Medical Team will oversee all of your cosmetic skin needs in a safe, sterile and professional environment.

Our BOTOX® and dermal filler treatments include:

BOTOX®

DERMAL FILLERS

logo-botox1BOTOX®

Instill new confidence

First discovered in the 1980s, BOTOX® is now one of the world’s most commonly performed cosmetic procedures. It is a purified protein that relaxes muscles and can be used for cosmetic refreshment, pain alleviation, or treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). The process is virtually painless; most BOTOX® clients return to their regular schedules the same day. At Dermal Laser, your BOTOX® treatment is performed by our Medical Team who provide personalized care with visible results.*

BOTOX Cosmetic® (by Allergan Inc.)

Our Medical Team uses an ultra-fine needle to inject a few drops of BOTOX Cosmetic® in the muscle in the treatment area. This blocks the nerve impulse, allowing the muscles to relax and wrinkles to gradually soften, fade, and even disappear to give your face a more refreshed and relaxed look. BOTOX Cosmetic® treatments usually last up to three or four months and are used to:

  • Reduce forehead and nose lines
  • Lessen crows-feet (small lines around the eyes)
  • Lift the eyebrow
  • Reduce tiny wrinkles around the lip
  • Redefine jawline
  • Narrow the lower face (masseter reduction)
  • Eliminate or lessen chin dimples
  • Soften neck lines

BOTOX Cosmetic® takes approximately 2-4 days to take effect. The treatment itself lasts 10 to 15 minutes depending on the area being treated.*                                                                                                                                                                                                              .

BOTOX Therapeutic®

Most people don’t know that BOTOX® is more than a cosmetic treatment; it has been approved and administered for medical purposes—including pain relief and excessive sweating—for more than 20 years.

Migraines and Tension Headaches

When used as a pain alleviate, BOTOX® is injected symmetrically in the facial areas. It has been extremely effective in treating migraines when many other treatments have failed. Migraines and Tension Headaches are medical conditions that may be covered under your extended benefits plan.**

Hyperhidrosis

For those who suffer from excessive sweating in the armpits and/or on the face and head, BOTOX® may be the right solution. It helps to alleviate excessive sweating by interrupting the signal from the nerve to the sweat gland. Usually within one to two weeks, depending on the amount of BOTOX® injected, hyperhidrosis clients see their amount of sweating reduce to normal or sub-normal levels.* Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that may be covered under your extended health benefits plan.

DERMAL FILLERS

Refine your beauty

Dermal Laser provides a wide variety of fillers to help you restore volume, enhance beauty, and achieve your skin care goals. All of our filler products have proven results and are recognized globally as successful solutions for achieving long-lasting, natural-looking results. Our Medical Team will explain the unique benefits of each product and will help you choose the right filler for you and your treatment. After your treatment, you will be able to resume normal daily activities. The site may swell and occasional bruising that lasts anywhere from 3 to 10 days may occur, but down time will be minimal. How long the treatment lasts depends upon individual metabolism rates and the area injected. Our Medical Team will ensure your confidentiality and safety at all times during your treatment and provide personalized care to ensure your desired results are achieved.*

logo-juvederm2Juvéderm® (by Allergan Inc.)

Juvéderm® is made with hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring human compound that helps skin retain its elasticity and plumpness. It is a major component of skin tissue responsible for maintaining local moisture content and stimulating collagen production.

VycrossA_IdentityJuvéderm ®VOLUMA® (by Allergan Inc.)

Juvederm® VOLUMA® uses hyaluronic acid – a sugar that occurs naturally in your skin – to instantly restore lost facial volume in the cheeks and contour the chin and jawline area.  Juvederm® VOLUMA® when combined with your skin’s collagen improves skin structure and elasticity, and creates a smooth look.  Juvederm® VOLUMA® lasts up to 18 months, depending on individuals’ metabolism.  It is best used to:*

  • restore deep volume loss and smooth the mid face
  • rejuvenate sunken areas around the cheeks and cheekbones
  • create volume and youthful contour in the chin

Juvederm_Volift_logo_ENJuvéderm® VOLIFT® (by Allergan Inc.)

Allergan Inc. has announced the launch of Juvéderm® VOLIFT® with Lidocaine, the latest addition to the Juvéderm® range of hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers. Designed for facial contouring and the treatment of deep skin depressions such as nasolabial folds, Juvéderm® VOLIFT® with Lidocaine provides a new treatment option estimated to deliver smooth, long-lasting results for up to 15 months. It is often used to:*

  • Treat moderate to deep wrinkles around the mouth
  • Treat facial lines
  • Add volume to lips, cheeks, jawline, chin, and temple
  • Re-contour the chin and lower face
  • Treat frown lines and eye wrinkles
  • Increase lip volume

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Juvéderm® VOLBELLA® (by Allergan Inc.)

JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® is specially designed using VYCROSS® technology to gently restore fullness and shape to your lips. Whether your lips were naturally thin or full, JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® can be used to enhance lip shape or restore lost fullness. It’s also the only facial filler clinically proven to last up to 12 months in the lips with a single treatment.

logoRADIESSE® (by Merz Aesthetics, Inc.)

RADIESSE® is a calcium hydroxylapatatic substance with particles suspended in a hyaluronic acid gel. It works with tiny calcium-based microspheres with your body to support and stimulate new collagen growth. Over time, the calcium microspheres break down and are slowly and naturally absorbed by the body. RADIESSE® lasts 6 to 12 months depending on the patient’s metabolism and area being treated. It is best used to:

  • soften deeper wrinkles (smile lines, tear troughs, and marionette lines)
  • augument the cheek and chin area
  • restore volume in the back of the hands

Combination Treatment

Softlift logoSOFT LIFT®

Soft Lift® is a customized treatment that combines BOTOX Cosmetic® and Juvéderm® dermal fillers to provide instant facial refreshment with just one treatment. With the benefits of both, Soft Lift® is able to combat several signs of aging at the same time. Clients can expect Soft Lift® to:*

  • smooth deep wrinkles and fine lines
  • restore plumpness
  • enhance facial contours

Come in for a consultation with one of our injectors to see if BOTOX Cosmetic® and DERMAL FILLERS are right for you. Call us at 604.638.SKIN (7546) or Book Your Consultation here for more information, pricing and prescription requirements.

FAQ

BOTOX®

How does BOTOX Cosmetic® work?

Every time you contract your muscles, they squeeze together to create a crease. Over time, that crease forms a wrinkle. BOTOX Cosmetic® is a purified protein that is injected into the muscle and interrupts the signal that causes the muscle to contract. This relaxes the area and prevents the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles.

Is BOTOX Cosmetic® safe?

Yes, BOTOX Cosmetic® is extremely safe it has been used therapeutically since 1990 and was approved for cosmetic use by Health Canada in 2001. It is currently the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure. Like any other injectable, BOTOX Cosmetic® may cause some minor side effects, including occasional bruising and slight headaches. However most side effects are rare.

How much does BOTOX Cosmetic® cost and how long does it last?

The costs associated with BOTOX® treatments are dependant on the amount of product needed for each treatment and the areas of the face being treated. For instance, treating frown lines between the eyebrows typically costs $300 – $600 depending on the size of the area and the depth of the lines. Treatments generally last up to four months.

How long does BOTOX Cosmetic® treatment take?

BOTOX® treatments usually take between 10 and 15 minutes depending on the area(s) being treated. There is very little, if any, downtime after treatment. In fact, many clients return to work or other obligations immediately after treatment.

Who performs BOTOX Cosmetic® injections?

All of our injections are performed by our Medical Team, which includes our Medical Director, Associate Doctors and Nurses.

DERMAL FILLERS

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers add volume and fullness to skin as it ages. They are used to reverse wrinkles and eliminate deep folds. They can even enhance features like lips and cheekbones to create the look you want. Dermal fillers can also be used for a non-surgical facelift, or nose bridge augmentation.

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers bind water in the skin to give your skin a natural, supple look. They are injected into the treatment area using fine needles. To minimize discomfort, topical freezing, dental blocks, and fillers with lidocaine are used.

What is the difference between Juvéderm®, and RADIESSE®? And how do I know which to use?

Juvéderm® is a non-animal derived hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acids are used to add volume to the skin (“plumping and contouring” it) and to fill  facial folds and wrinkles. We use only the most advanced Juvederm® products, VOLUMA®, VOLIFT®, and VOLBELLA®, which  can last up to 18 months depending on the region injected. RADIESSE® is a calcium hydroxylapatite particle suspended in hyaluronic acid. It is similar in structure to 
dental enamel and bone. Because of its thick nature, RADIESSE® is placed into the deep dermal layer of the skin and can last up to 18 months depending on the injection site and the client’s metabolism. An experienced member of our Medical Team can determine which filler to use based on your unique skin anatomy and the specific results you are hoping to achieve.

Are dermal fillers safe?

Yes, dermal fillers are extremely safe. Minor side effects may include bruising and swelling at the injection site(s). There are no animal by-products in dermal fillers so there is no need for allergy testing.

How much do dermal fillers cost?

Dermal fillers start as low as $700/syringe. The price varies depending on the area being injected, the filler being used, and the expected results.

*Individual downtime, results and treatment times may vary. 
**Contact your extended health care provider for more information.