Once eased into targeted muscles, the neuromodulator BOTOX® slowly calms unwanted muscle movements. The artistic sensibilities and experience of Dr. Peirson at ArtMed will ensure a natural result and care for normal facial animations.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections relax the muscles that create wrinkles thereby lessening the appearance of frown lines, laugh lines and crow’s feet. The muscles of facial expression will typically cause the overlying skin to wrinkle in an accordion-like fashion. Botox® eliminates these facial wrinkles that occur with habitual overuse of specific muscles. It prevents the muscle from contracting, so the skin crease gradually decreases in depth and severity. A small amount of Botox® is injected right into the muscles that are responsible for creating wrinkles. Botox® effectively inactivates the muscles that produce wrinkles, thereby causing lines to disappear or diminish dramatically.
How long does it take to work?
It usually takes several days to notice the wrinkle smoothing effect after receiving Botox® injections.
Where does one typically use BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Some of the common areas treated include crow’s feet, frown lines, laugh lines, and forehead wrinkles. It is most effective in the areas of the face which rely on a single set of muscles for movement. For example, the area between the eyebrows is very responsive to treatment, but the surrounding muscles may sometimes be ‘recruited’ by the body to create movement in the area, even though the muscles directly below the area are completely relaxed. It is more difficult to achieve complete smoothness of the crow’s feet than the brow area for the same reason.
How long does a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment last?
A Botox® treatment is quick and results usually last three to six months. After that you may return for a follow-up injection. Some doctors report that after several treatments, the effect of Botox® appears to last longer, often up to several months.
Am I a good candidate?
The best candidates for the procedure are those between ages of 25 and 65. In many cases, wrinkles in people over 65 are “static” and do not change when relaxing the face. Other procedures would work better for these patients. Each person is different however, and should undergo a consultation determine the most effective treatment plan.
How is BOTOX® Cosmetic administered?
A very small amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into each or the target areas using a very small needle. Because the needle is fine, only a small amount of the liquid is injected and the associated discomfort is minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to light pinch. No sedation or local anaesthetic is necessary and you can resume normal activities immediately afterwards.
Are the injections painful?
The injections are very small and done with a tiny needle that usually does not cause discomfort. The pressure sensation associated with the injection goes away very quickly and patients can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure.
What happens as treatment begins to wear off?
As the BOTOX® Cosmetic wears off the wrinkles will begin to reappear but frequently they are not as deep or noticeable. To maintain the smooth, youthful appearance year round, it requires three to four injections. With repeat treatments, the effects tend to last longer thus requiring fewer injections.
Is there any downtime?
No. Most people return to work or normally activities immediately following treatment. It is recommended however, that you avoid exercise, heavy lifting and massaging the injected area injected for one day.
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
What’s the difference between BOTOX® and dermal fillers such as Juvederm?
BOTOX® targets and relaxes your facial muscles to keep them from creating wrinkles. Fillers smooth and fill in existing wrinkles, restoring skin fullness and volume. Think of BOTOX® as both a corrective and preventive measure against future facial lines and Filler as a way to deal with existing lines – restoring the volume that has been lost.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic affordable?
When considering your facial aesthetic options, BOTOX® Cosmetic is quite affordable. Like other appearance-related investments, such as hair coloring and cuts, teeth whitening, and chemical peels, the cost must be weighed relative to your expectations. All of our consultations are complimentary so if you have a budget, our friendly consultants will be able to advise how you can get the best results based on your budget.
BOTOX Therapeutic® for Excessive Sweating
Hyperhidrosis, a disorder of excessive or uncontrolled sweating, is caused when the central nervous system over-stimulates the endocrine glands (sweat glands) and causes them to produce more sweat than necessary to cool the body. Thankfully, it can be successfully treated by the team at ArtMed with injections of neuromodulators, like BOTOX Therapeutic®.
How does the Hyperhidrosis treatment work?
The BOTOX THERAPEUTIC® injections work by blocking the chemical signal from the nerve to the sweat gland, stopping that area from sweating.
Will it be uncomfortable?
There is little to no discomfort, however this varies from patient to patient. There is a topical numbing cream applied to the area the doctor and nurse will discuss your options to properly manage any discomfort from the treatment. There will be no post-treatment discomfort.
What will happen during the procedure?
The treatment involves injections of Botox® with very fine needles in the area; results are noticeable in one to two weeks.
What should I expect after treatment?
Results are noticeable in one to two weeks and can last up to six months or more.
How much can I expect it to cost?
Treatment cost varies patient to patient depending on the size of the area being treated, and the degree of patient relief being sought. Treatments are often covered by third party insurance companies.If you wish to learn more about Hyperhidrosis Treatments, please visit www.sweatmanagement.ca
JUVÉDERM® Dermal Fillers
JUVÉDERM® Dermal Fillers are used to plump the areas of the face that have lost fullness over time. JUVÉDERM® will add volume and definition to facial features while keeping your appearance looking natural, symmetrical, and well-balanced. Whether you are interested in enhancing facial features or refreshing and rejuvenating your appearance,
What areas can I treat with JUVÉDERM® ?
JUVÉDERM® can be used to:
• Soften smile lines
• Restore lost fullness in your cheeks
• Enhance lips
• Contour your jaw line
The treatment is comfortable thanks to the patented formulation of JUVÉDERM® XC (extra comfort) that includes lidocaine – a localized pain reliever. After the treatment, the appearance of lines on your face will be reduced, your lips will appear fuller and more defined, and your cheeks plump. You will leave looking naturally refreshed.
What will a treatment with JUVÉDERM® accomplish?
JUVÉDERM® smoothes away unwanted lines, restores natural contours and enhances lips to give you a smooth, natural and refreshed appearance. Most patients need only one JUVÉDERM® treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing or volume enhancement with results that last up to one year. Actual treatment results may vary from one person to another.
How long does the treatment usually take?
The injection process is quick and easy and takes only about 15-60 minutes, depending on the areas treated. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your cosmetic doctor prior to treatment.
Is it painful?
JUVÉDERM® is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Because JUVÉDERM® is also available with pain-reducing lidocaine, the whole injection process is a more comfortable experience.
How is JUVÉDERM® used in treatment?
Dr. Peirson will inject JUVÉDERM® under your skin using a fine needle. The smooth gel flows easily into the skin, providing a soft, natural look and feel. You will see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas.
How long does JUVÉDERM® last?
The unique formulation of JUVÉDERM® is clinically proven to last up to one year3 with one treatment.
What is the recovery time following a treatment?
Treatment requires minimal downtime and most people return to their normal routine immediately.
Can people with different skin tones/colours be treated with JUVÉDERM®?
Yes. In fact, JUVÉDERM® is the first hyaluronic acid facial filler with proven effectiveness in persons of colour. Studies with JUVÉDERM® showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of colour.
Call us to book for free consultation to see what a JUVÉDERM® treatment can do for you!
Fraxel® Laser Resurfacing
Whether your skin concern is superficial or deep acne scars, surgical scars on the face or body, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation or photodamage, fine lines or deep set wrinkles, there finally exists a treatment which actually works.
Most of us wish we could slow down the effects aging has on our looks – and maybe even get a few years back in the process. Fraxel® is proven laser technology that can help reverse the visible effects of aging, naturally helping you look as young as you feel. With Fraxel, change isn’t drastic or scary – it’s you, just younger.
Fraxel® is effective on:
- Fine lines and wrinkles – like crow’s feet and brow lines
- Surface scarring – erasing effects of acne and other scarring
- Pigmentation – minimizing the appearance of age spots
- Sun damage – helping heal dangerous skin damage
How does a Fraxel® treatment work?
Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 laser treatment targets aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen. And since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes very rapid healing. Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.
How are Fraxel® treatments performed?
First, your skin will be cleansed. Then, about 60 minutes prior to treatment, a topical anesthetic ointment will be applied to the treatment area. The Fraxel® procedure takes 20 to 30 minutes for a full face.
What are the benefits of Fraxel® treatments?
- Smoother, fresher, younger-looking looking skin
- Improved tone and texture
- Erasing of unwanted brown spots
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
- Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
Does a Fraxel® treatment hurt?
Most patients describe an increased sensation of heat during the treatment. To minimize discomfort, topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure. After the treatment, most patients feel like they have a sunburn, which usually diminishes in 1 to 3 hours.
What precautions should I take after a Fraxel® treatment?
Wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sun exposure for at least 3 months after your last treatment, and wear a wide-brimmed hat when you’re in the sun.
What should I expect after a Fraxel® treatment?
During the first 24 hours after a treatment, your skin may feel as though it is sunburned, and it will appear pink or red and you may possibly have some swelling. You can wear make-up to reduce the sunburned appearance. Your skin will naturally bronze over the next week or two, and as you continue treatment, the sunburned-to-bronzed appearance will repeat. As with a sunburn, your skin will flake and exfoliate normally. Use a moisturizer to reduce the appearance of dry flakes.
How many Fraxel® treatments will I need, and how will they be spaced?
Clinical studies suggest that on average, an effective treatment regimen is 2 to 6 sessions spaced about 5 to 6 weeks apart. Depending on your condition and schedule, you and the physician and laser technician may choose to space treatment sessions further apart. Results are immediate and progressive, with optimal improvement usually visible in 2 to 3 months. This time frame and treatment structure allow for complete healing and the production of new collagen and elastin to replace damaged tissue.
Laser Hair Removal with Broad Band Light (BBL™)
Sciton Broad Band Light (BBL™) – Laser Hair Removal at the Speed of Light
Sciton Broad Band Light (BBL™) is the gold-standard in laser technology. BBL™ technology has provided permanent hair reduction for thousands of patients worldwide, safely and successfully. The gentle treatment is non-invasive, comfortable, efficacious, and tailored to our patients.
ArtMed certified and experienced medical estheticians deliver safe, fast, efficient hair removal treatments achieving 85%-95% clearance of hair within eight treatment sessions.
What are the advantages of Sciton’s BBL hair removal device?
- Complete coverage, no missed spots
- No downtime, you can resume regular activities immediately afterwards
- It is virtually pain-free
- It is safe on all skin types
- It is placed directly on the skin, allowing for quicker and safer treatments
- There is low risk for side effects
- You can stop wasting time, money and energy on less efficient forms of hair removal
- You can schedule less time for an appointment and spend your precious time elsewhere
BBL is Sciton’s trademarked name for their IPL (Intensed Pulsed Light) machine which is far more powerful and controllable than previous generations of IPL devices. Many of our patients report that it delivers the most effective hair reduction treatments; it can also improve many skin imperfections, with little to no downtime.
What is Broad Band Light (BBL™)?
BBL and IPL and photofacial are three terms for a class of device that uses a flash lamp to produce light energy of many wavelengths at the same time. Just like lasers, different devices offer a wide range of power outputs. High-energy treatments create laser-like effects. BBL is Sciton’s trademarked name for their IPL machine which is far more powerful and controllable than previous generation IPL devices.
Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin type and your desired results. Any area of your body can be treated. At ArtMed, we offer laser hair removal packages for men including the following areas: upper and full back, upper and full chest, upper back and shoulders, sideburns, cheekbones and more.
How does BBL work?
The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen foundation, leading to increased skin firmness. This process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition, the photothermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions.
How many treatments will I need?
Best results usually require a series of 6-8 treatments, depending on the hair being treated.
How long will it take to recover?
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are immediately able to return to work and resume most activities.
Clear + Brilliant
If you’re battling the effects aging can have on your skin, or trying to address it before the battle even starts, Clear + BrilliantTM can help. With simple, gentle laser treatments provided by our licensed medical esthetician at ArtMed, you can help prevent the visible signs of aging and the overall dulling effects time and the environment can have on your skin. Clear + BrilliantTM can leave your skin feeling smoother, younger and give you that glow that comes from healthy skin. Routine treatments deliver lasting results that can keep you looking younger for years to come.
How does Clear + BrilliantTM work?
Clear + BrilliantTM is a gentle laser that refreshes your skin from the inside out. The laser energy creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger looking tissue.
Who can benefit from Clear + BrilliantTM treatments?
Clear + BrilliantTM is a beneficial treatment for Guelph’s men of all ages and skin types, who want to be proactive in their skin care, addressing the early signs of aging or maintaining the look of their skin.
How long is the treatment?
Clear + BrilliantTM treatments take about 45 minutes or less. Total appointment time will vary.
What kind of results can one expect?
The skin will feel softer and have improved tone, texture and radiance. Other benefits of the treatment may include:
• Naturally radiant and glowing skin
• Visibly illuminated skin tone
• Renewed, ultra-soft and smoother texture
• Skin that looks clear and brilliant!
RegenPlasma Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections (P.R.P)
Cosmetic treatments are not limited to women only! An increasing number of men are also choosing this type of procedure in order to enhance their looks and give them a competitive edge.
The use of PRP is not new, and has long been recognized for its accelerated wound healing properties in surgical applications as well as sports injuries.These days, this technology is being used for cosmetic enhancement with outstanding results.
Many people, including movie stars as well as celebrities, are having this treatment to utilize their body’s own healing potential and to stimulate natural skin rejuvenation.
Who should have Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
PRP is ideal for people who want to improve the texture of their skin, add volume to their face and reduce fine lines without undergoing plastic surgery. PRP has a thickening and tightening effect on the skin, leaving you with a youthful glow.
What areas can be treated with Regen Plasma™?
- crepey neck
- around the eyes
- back of the hands
How many treatments will I need?
The number of PRP treatments you will need is dependent upon factors such as your age and the condition of your skin. It is recommended that you have two to three treatments at intervals of four weeks. You may need to have maintenance treatments every six to twelve months depending upon your personal needs.
How long will the results last?
PRP Treatment results vary from person to person, although in most patients the results last between 18 to 24 months. The use of cosmeceuticals (a cosmetic that has medicinal properties, glo makeup) and pharmaceutical grade skin care (Vivier Skin Care) would aid prolonged results.
What results can I expect from PRP Therapy?
PRP Therapy results become visible after about three weeks as the platelet stimulated growth increases more collagen growth leading an improvement in the skin’s texture and tone.