Frequently asked questions
Our treatments and interventions
- Botox Cosmetic®
- TruSculpt 3D
- Laser Hair Removal
- Varicose Veins
It’s possible to treat acne with medical peels specifically adapted to skin type, plus topical, prescription creams.
It is possible to make your acne scars disappear with laser but, if these are very deep, it might be necessary to fill these depressions with filler that will diminish them permanently. What’s more, this technique will lower the inherent risks of laser since it will demand that the laser be kept more superficial thus increasing safety.
Non-animal dermal filler that is made from hyaluronic acid — a naturally occurring substance that plays a vital role in hydrating your skin and replenishing its natural volume. No allergy testing is required prior to receiving treatment.
The Botox Cosmetic® anti wrinkle therapy is an injectable treatment that will diminish the apparent expression lines of the face. Botox Cosmetic® is the commercial name of the purified botulic neurotoxin complex. The Botox Cosmetic® anti wrinkle therapy is an aesthetic treatment currently used all over the world.
The anti-wrinkle therapy consists of injections of low doses of Botox Cosmetic® in certain muscles of the face to weaken them and to reduce the wrinkles and folds associated with the movement of these muscles. This product has been used for many years and in much stronger doses (to treat certain well known medical diseases) without any known side effects.
The Botox Cosmetic® anti-wrinkle therapy is most effective on deep expression lines, meaning those directly associated with the movements of the muscles of the face. But this treatment is less effective in modifying the fine texture on the surface of the skin and the permanent lines of the face.
The Botox Cosmetic® anti-wrinkle therapy is a temporary treatment, meaning that it must be repeated regularly to maintain its effect. The duration of each treatment depends on multiple factors such as the degree of epidermal skin damage from sun exposure, the depth of the wrinkles, the strength of the targeted muscles, the quantity and concentration of Botox Cosmetic® used, the frequency of follow-up treatments, and the recovery speed of the muscular nerve endings. Muscular contractions are usually reduced for an average of three to six months but results usually last 3 to 6 months with each patient reacting differently based on the factors described earlier.
Trusculpt 3D is innovative, safe technology that allows us to burn fat cells painlessly. With no surgical intervention involved, this device uses an electrode that releases 45 degree therapeutic heat on areas that require treatment. Each session last between 30 and 60 minutes and final results appear after 6 to 8 weeks.
A revolutionary new treatment, Velashape II, has recently appeared to deal with cellulite. This condition affects a significant percentage of the population and was, until now, difficult to treat.
This machine, that combines the benefits of radiofrequency with infra-red rays, will reduce the appearance of cellulite as well as try to solve the skin tone problem. A few visits are required to improve your silhouette and minimize the appearance of your cellulite. The sensation experienced during the treatment is the impression of heat coupled with a deep massage. This is followed by the sensation of warmth along with a slight pink hue that will last a few minutes.
The results appear shortly after beginning the treatments but six sessions will be required to achieve the benefits that result from a whole series. Following that, results continue to improve for a few weeks then stabilize. Clinical studies have reported that reduction of waist and hip circumference of close to 6 cm and of thigh circumference of more than 4 cm is attainable.
Laser Hair Removal
New techniques are currently available for the removal of undesired hair of all colours and types, whether on the face or body. This technique is accessible to all types of skin, even tanned.
The FEATHERLIFT technique is fairly simple. It involves the insertion of special surgical threads that hold the skin. These permanent threads support skin that has lost its tone. Side effects are minimal and the results are prolonged. The threads, of a non-restorable material, remain permanently in the skin.
Following the treatment, skin tone is noticeably improved and this effect will progress up to three months post treatment before stabilizing. Side effects are minimal and no scars will be visible.
All patients are not candidates for the FEATHERLIFT technique therefore we highly recommend booking an initial consultation to evaluate your skin’s elasticity, discuss possible side effects and explain post-treatment follow-up.
Treating profuse perspiration, or hyperhydrosis, can be accomplished in many ways. Assuming that you have tried the common antiperspirants available on the market, you are aware that stronger solutions are available but they are more irritating to the skin.
More aggressive treatment is required if the results are disappointing. This is when Botox injections are an option. Recognized and used safely for more than 20 years, Botox blocks the nerve signals causing glands to secrete (perspire). When the glands are not stimulated, they stop producing perspiration.
All zones can be treated effectively but the most common are the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, armpits, groin and forehead. A pre-treatment test will identify the areas containing the glands requiring treatment and the amount of product needed for the procedure.
The cost of the treatment varies according to the quantity of product required and the patient’s response to treatment. As such, if the perspiration does not stop after the treatment, additional product may be required to achieve the desired results. Costs are now covered by public health insurance and reimbursed by private insurance plans. Follow-up treatments are only necessary every six to eight months in order to enjoy a life without excessive perspiration.
There exists a life without fear of a clammy handshake, wet rings on shirts or watching shoes deteriorate from perspiration.
What you are describing is called photoaging or ageing due to sun exposure. All spots, dilated pores and visible vessels are the result of sun exposure.
Treatment helps to reduce the appearance of photoaging while diminishing secondary fine lines. What’s more, acne scarring should also be reduced. Treatment should also halt the progress of lesions but good preventive care (sun screen, hat, and so forth) are advised.
Treatment can also help to prevent latent spots that could appear in the future. All areas of the body can be treated, whether or not exposed, such as the neck, shoulders and arms.
Treatment costs depend on the area to treat and the amount of damage caused by the sun (more damage means more treatments). Price varies according to the area to cover. Depending on the damage, three to five sessions may be necessary to obtain the desired results.
Treatment may cause some redness that can last for a few minutes to a few hours following treatment, and may occasionally cause minor scabbing.
The length and cost of treatment depends on the venous pathology that needs to be treated, the type of treatment and the quantity of product used. Public health insurance in Quebec will not cover these costs but most private insurers will reimburse the fees in part.