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Cosmetic Procedures

LipsAging is a natural process in which cells begin to renew themselves more slowly. For your skin, this means less collagen and hyaluronic acid to support and fill out layers of skin. Environmental effects, pollution, sun exposure, stress and smoking can all increase this effect. Over time, this combination of factors contributes to the three D’s of aging:

  • Deterioration - fine lines, wrinkles, texture change
  • Descent - droopiness or sagging skin
  • Deflation - loss of fullness or volume

30s

  • beginning of crow’s feet around eyes
  • fine lines appear on forehead
  • smile lines appear

40s

  • wrinkles/lines deepen
  • corners of mouth turn down
  • lip volume starts to decrease

50s/60s

  • pronounced lines and wrinkles
  • thinner skin on cheeks, midface
  • skin along jawline sags, lip volume decreases

At Dr. O.K. Medical Center our approach to solve and combat aging is a technique termed the “Soft Lift” Approach. Soft lift is a combination treatment that your doctor can customize to precisely target your individual needs. Botox is used to treat the lines around the eyes and forehead which can make a person look tired or angry. Facial fillers like Juvederm®, Teosayl® or Ovita® are used to smooth away lines around the mouth and to restore the loss of fullness that can occur with aging in the cheeks, lips, and jawline. When used together the effect is a balanced, subtle, naturally younger looking you.

BotoxBotox Cosmetic® is a safe, non-surgical procedure that eliminates the lines that make you look angry, stressed and tired. It is an injectable treatment derived from a purified protein, and works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles caused by repeated muscular contractions, such as frowning and squinting, and disappear when your face relaxes. Regular Botox® use aids in softening expression lines and slows down the development of deep static (permanent) wrinkles, allowing a rejuvenated appearance to the skin.

If you are interested in more information on Botox and what it can do for you, please book a consultation with our clinic, and we will be happy to give you all the information you need at that time. 

TeosyalFillers help to smooth out superficial and moderate wrinkles, give lips a more sensual appearance, and add volume to the cheeks. The treatments are suitable for patients of all ages, and are ideal for preventing wrinkles in young people or for smoothing out imperfections such as scars.

The most common type of filler is a hyaluronic acid filler, a natural substance which is abundant throughout the human body. Juvederm®, Teosayl® and Ovita® are three of the hyaluronic acid fillers that we use at Dr. O.K. Medical Center because of their natural properties and longevity. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is already present in the skin, naturally working to retain moisture, and to support elastin and collagen. As we age, our bodies reabsorb the hyaluronic acid in the skin, causing skin deflation, descention, and deterioration. Hyaluronic acid restores volume in the cheeks and lips that has been lost. Juvederm®, Teosayl® and Ovita® are the newest, purest and longest lasting hyaluronic acids.

SelphylSelphyl® is not a drug or implant, it is a patented procedure. It is the only system that allows truly natural tissue regeneration using your body’s own ability to rejuvenate, and improve skin texture and thickness. Selphyl® allows physicians to isolate some of your own platelets and fibrin from your blood and reinject them at a particular site to correct a targeted skin imperfection. Once administered into your skin, growth factors are released to trigger the production of new cells and collagen. Collagen is a key structure that helps in providing texture and thickness, giving shape to your face. The breakdown of collagen is responsible for the gradual appearance of wrinkles.

This product will help to repair and reverse some of the imperfections resulting from the natural ageing process.

Selphyl® is an effective and hypoallergenic treatment used to fill in skin depressions, acne scars, wrinkles and folds, and is proven to correct the signs of skin aging. Usually it takes 3-8 weeks to see gradual and sustained volume gain, and patients have reported significant improvement to last one to two years. For best results the procedure includes injections 3 times every 8 weeks, with a follow-up treatment in 2 years.

LatisseLatisse® is a prescription eyelash product approved in Canada to grow and improve natural eyelashes to be fuller, longer, and darker. Visible results happen as early as eight weeks, with full effects in 12-16 weeks. Unlike over-the-counter eyelash products that condition and moisturize lashes, or mascara products that make your eyelashes look longer than they are, Latisse® has been clinically proven to actually grow noticeably fuller, longer, and darker lashes.

As a Chronic Migraine sufferer you likely experience headaches a number of days each month, and these headaches likely last for hours at a time.What is Chronic Migraine?
Chronic Migraine is defined as a migraine with 15 or more headache days per month over the past 3 months, of which at least 8 headache days meet criteria for migraine without aura.

To meet the criteria for migraine without aura the migraine sufferer will be experiencing two of the following symptoms:

  • The headache is on one side of the head only
  • The headache has a throbbing or pulsing quality to it
  • The headache is moderate to severe in pain intensity
  • The headache is aggravated by or causes avoidance of physical activity and is accompanied by one of the following: nausea and/or vomiting or sensitivity to light and sound
  • The migraine sufferer will have treated or relieved their headache with migraine medication prior to the expected development of the symptoms listed above

BOTOX can be used to prevent headaches in adults with Chronic Migraine who have 15 or more days each month with the headache lasting 4 or more hours each day.

Headache Diary

What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that makes you sweat more than you to need to. In primary hyperhidrosis, the cause is unknown and can affect specific areas, such as the armpits, hands, feet and/or face. Other factors such as diabetes, menopause, nerve damage and some medications can also cause excessive sweating, called secondary hyperhidrosis. Your doctor will need to do a full exam to arrive at a diagnosis.

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that is highly treatable. BOTOX focal injections are an effective way to treat excessive sweating. In one study of excessive underarm sweating, 95% of patients experienced an average reduction in sweating of 83% in one week. The effect lasts up to seven months on average. BOTOX is the only prescription medication approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis.

Photo rejuvenation is a minimally invasive procedure that treats broken capillaries, sun damage, rosacea, facial vascular disorders, and photo-aged skin by significantly reducing spots, redness, flushing, and blushing.

The treatment delivers pulses of intense calibrated light to the skin. The energy level is customized to everyone individually to deliver the best results. The targeted tissues absorb the light energy in a pre-selected wavelength, stimulating the production of collagen. With new collagen forming, the aging skin begins to soften and rejuvenate, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Photo rejuvenation can also help to reduce any redness caused by rosacea. The number of treatments may vary depending on the area treated and the skin's condition. The usual procedure is a series of six treatments, one approximately every three to four weeks. Improvements become more evident with every treatment.

MDA is a skin rejuvenation technique that helps repair facial skin that has been damaged from sun, aging, and smoking. This technique helps to reduce and remove fine wrinkles and unwanted skin pigmentation. This device helps to remove dead and excessive skin by using microscopic abrasion and a vacuum. The number of treatments may vary depending on the area treated and the skin's condition.

This treatment is often preferred for removing melasma (Mask of Pregnancy), freckles and blemishes, and can be used to maintain good skin quality after acne.

Laser/IPL Hair Reduction is often referred to as "Permanent Hair Removal". Though the alternative name is misleading since not all hair can be removed 100%. Fine, colourless hairs remain unaffected by any treatment. However most individuals do experience 70-90% hair reduction. On average a total of 6 treatments are needed at 4-week intervals, after which only occasional touch-ups may be needed. Typically, hair reduction is performed on the face (beard, upper lip and chin), legs, armpits (axillae), arms, back and bikini area.

Chemical peels are used to remove the dead cells and outer layer of the skin to improve the texture of the skin, as well as to re-open clogged pores that are part of white heads (milia) and acne. Peels also reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as unwanted pigmented lesions of the skin.   A chemical peel in combination with MDA is a successful and safe method to reduce the blemish of melasma (Mask of Pregnancy). Peels can be used on any skin type. Depending on your skin type and the skin's condition, chemical peels can be tailored to achieve the best effect.

Every problem solution has three components: Prevention, Correction, and Rehabilitation. As the techniques above represent Prevention in some instances but mostly Correction, after-procedure products (Rehabilitation) are equally important.  We have spent a lot of time and research before we made the final choice of the products we carry. Our suppliers are world-class, carefully selected and researched, to deliver only the best products to our patients and clients.

CELLULITE TREATMENTS

Shape your body into a smoother, slimmer, healthier figure with the revolutionary technology. These techniques are non-invasive body contouring procedure to effectively remove excess fat without the negative side effects associated with surgical methods. They work by combining laser with vacuum and tissue manipulation, cold laser technology, or by emitting acoustic waves of ultrasonic energy that converge into a confined focal volume targeting only subcutaneous fat at a controlled depth, causing the volume and appearance of fat cells are greatly reduced. In as few as four treatments you can experience an improvement in cellulite, and have skin that feels smoother, firmer and tighter. Especially effective at treating problem areas like thighs, love handles, lower abdomen, tricep area and cellulite.