Botox & dermal fillers
Most commonly used to replace "volume lost" / "volume lifting" due to aging on the next areas:
- Lips and Chin
- Smoker's, marionette and nasolabialinesl lines
- Cheeks and jaw
BOTOX treatments are customized for each patient, and there is no single method that fits all facial types. There are a lot of elements that need to be taken into account, such as whether the face is male or female, eyebrow shape, facial structure, dimension and length of forehead. The talented medical injectors at LuxBright Medica have experience in treating hundreds of thousands of patients with different backgrounds using specific techniques that result in a natural result.
BOTOX works best for certain individuals in facial rejuvenation. It's been designed, mainly, for people that do not have any history of neuromuscular disease (like multiple sclerosis and others) and are consenting adults. Candidates that can benefit most from BOTOX treatment are physically and mentally healthy and willing to deal with the side effects that can arise following their procedure (like temporary swelling or drooping at the injection site). Patients should also be able to comfortably spend the money that undergoing a properly-administered BOTOX treatment requires.
The ideal candidate also understands the limitations of the treatment and can go into their procedure without harbouring unrealistic expectations. For example, it may not be effective in areas where a permanent crease has already formed, such as a nasolabial fold, or if added volume is desired, as is the case of lip augmentation.BOTOX effects can vary from person to person and patients that expect a sudden, drastic resolution to their skin problems may be disappointed if their treatment's results don't live up to expectations. An ideal BOTOX candidate should be patient and willing to undergo follow-up sessions that allow them to enjoy the results they desire.
Botulinum toxin should not be used in pregnant or lactating women, as well as people who have had a previous allergic reaction to the drug or any of its ingredients. If you were allergic to Dysport, then there is a high chance of being allergic to BOTOX as well because of how similar these drugs are with each other.
Check with your doctor regarding the medications you're currently taking as well. Certain products may interfere with BOTOX results and, if these medications can't be temporarily halted, the procedure may not be right for you.
Most of us want to be as prepared as possible for any type of procedure — even one as routine and speedy as a BOTOX injection. Learning about the subject beforehand makes it easier to dismiss fears and ensure that you're moving forward with the best plan of action for your situation.
There are a few physical attributes that can make for a non-ideal BOTOX candidate. Treatment isn't recommended for people with thick facial skin, drooping eyelids and eyelid droop (a condition called ptosis), weakness in the muscles to be injected, extremely deep scars on the face, facial asymmetry and the presence of skin disorders or conditions in the areas where BOTOX is to be targeted. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, like Lambert-Eaton syndrome, BOTOX may not be suitable for you.
Patients that choose to undergo a BOTOX treatment must also be prepared to experience a few side effects. If the idea of mild to moderate inflammation, swelling or minor procedural pain cause you to doubt your plans for treatment then it may be worthwhile to consider whether these temporary, negative aspects of BOTOX outweigh the benefits it can have for your appearance.
BOTOX treatment varies in length depending on how many areas you'd like to target and how much correction is desired. On average, one treatment takes approximately 15-25 minutes. The injection is performed by a medical professional who is licensed and authorized to administer BOTOX, with extensive hands-on experience. With the experienced medical aestheticians at LuxBright Medica, and with the help of latest techniques and methods, we can ensure that your treatment will be performed in a safe and meticulous manner.
Since there is no downtime – you can do it during your lunch break – and no one would know you have had it done!
No – BOTOX Cosmetic is not permanent. Within two or three days after your injections, the muscles that produce frown lines lose their ability to contract. For the next three months or so after you're treated, you can't frown even if you try. After that, the effect gradually decreases until muscles return to normal about six months after the treatment, which can then be repeated. If you follow the directions given to you and book your first 3 appointments promptly every 3 months (without waiting in between!) you can eventually increase the duration results of each treatment. There are no long term effects.
With any cosmetic medical treatment, there are risks that are associated with BOTOX that you should know about. While the occurrences of these risks are rare, it's important that you're aware of them. Medical attention should be sought immediately if any of the following are experienced:
• swallowing difficulties (especially if the platysma muscle has been targeted)
• feeling faint
• speaking difficulties
Some people believe that Botox is a poison, but it is not. In small doses, it is therapeutic.
Patients often get Botox before an important occasion, so they can look their best. If you are planning to do the same, you should consider getting the treatment done a couple of weeks before the date. For example, you can get Botox 3 weeks before a wedding. That would give you enough time for any swelling and bruising to subside, if they happen to occur. About 5 days after your treatment, you should see some improvement, since it can take this long for the Botox to start to work.
Chiropody foot care
Your first appointment is a combination of a consultation and treatment. A medical history and consent form is completed by the patient and reviewed with the Chiropodist. A complete examination and assessment of your feet is conducted, looking for and checking:
• lesions – corns, calluses, warts, moles, wounds, ulcers
• range of motion/gait analysis (foot function), circulation, sensation, colour
• ditigal photos of both your feet are taken
Treatment options are then presented and discussed, along with your questions answered and next steps decided.
Naturopaths help with a wide array of health concerns, including:
• Allergies & Environmental Sensitivities
• Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), High Cholesterol, Atherosclerosis
• Heart Problems
• Digestive Disorders, Constipation, IBS
• Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Cystitis, Prostatitis, Impotence
• Colds and Flu
• Ear and Throat Infections
• Intestinal Upset
Women’s Health Issues
• Menopausal Problems
• PMS, Menstrual Disorders
• Fibrocystic Breast Disease
• Enhancing Health in Pregnancy
• Endometrioses, Uterine Fibroids
• Weigh management
• Mental or Emotional Stress
• Anxiety, Depression
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Depending on the techniques used during the session, it is common to feel the following sensations in the days following a treatment:
Symptoms are usually strongest after the first session, as the body needs time to adjust to a new experience. Symptoms typically result from the release of toxins and metabolic by-products that have accumulated within stressed parts of the body. It can take up to 48 hours to eliminate these toxins and to fully incorporate the beneficial changes from treatment.
Some of the common problems a physiotherapist helps with are the treatments of:
• Injuries such as strains and sprains which require immediate care for swelling, tenderness and pain.
• Rehabilitation of muscles after injuries, fractures or surgery
• Neurological problems such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, or head injuries.
• Jaw problems.
• Headaches or any chronic pain symptoms
• Post motor vehicle injuries
• Post work (WCB) injuries
Various questions about your condition and how it occurred are asked. Your health history helps the physiotherapist understand your current condition. They may ask you for information about:
• The nature of the pain, such as location and intensity you are currently experiencing or have had in the past.
• Your personal and family history.
• Medications you are taking.
• Treatments you have had recently or in the past.
• The physical requirements of your job, lifestyle or leisure activities that may affect your condition or treatment.
Using insulin syringe and dermaroller, platelet rich plasma is injected into the dermis of skin which starts a natural healing process by stimulating new collagen formation, revascularization and repair. That’s how PRP therapy gradually improves the skin texture and vitality by reducing the wrinkles and fine lines from the face and neck.
You can expect more youthful look in terms of skin tightening effect and glow on your skin while wrinkles and under eye circles will be taken care of to a great extent.
The pain is subjective and patient specific. PRP is injected using insulin syringe which is generally well tolerated. For sensitive individuals, we suggest numbing gel or topical anesthesia one hour prior to procedure which reduces the pain sensation considerably. Alternately, nerve blocks can be given for better pain control.
PRP therapy is safe and natural because the procedure concentrates the cells from your own blood directly back into the area where it is needed. Hence is not rejected by your immune system and there are absolutely no chance of getting any infection, allergy or hypersensitivity. However, one can get mild redness, bruising or headache which is usually self-limiting and responds very well to routine analgesics.
PRP therapy is a lunch-time procedure and it takes around half an hour for the procedure and you can go back to your work place immediately after it.
PRP therapy can be repeated every 1-2 months and usually 3 sittings are sufficient, though some patients may require maintenance therapy once a year or more frequently depending upon the care and condition of their skin. After approximately 3 weeks, you will start noticing the improvement in texture and complexion of your skin; wrinkles start disappearing, scars and pores are tightened and dark under eye circles are brightened.
RF body contouring
RF cellulite improvement
Your suitability for body sculpting will be determined during your consultation with LuxBright Medica's specialists. Patients that cannot undergo a body contouring procedure include:
- Those who are pregnant
- Those with cardiac pacemakers or internal defibrillators
- Those with malignant or benign tumors in the target area
- Those with metallic implants in the target area of any kind including joint replacements.
Treatment time depends on the area(s) treated, but typically a treatment takes between 15 minutes and an hour per area treated.
The energy delivered by body contouring triggers the body's immune system to break down fat cells in treated areas. This process takes anywhere from 4 weeks to 3 months. You may begin to see results anytime during that period, or even later.
The RF energy will heat deep layers of the skin, but most patients find the resulting discomfort easily tolerable. Our medical aesthetician can adjust the temperature depending upon your comfort level. Typically no pain medication, topical anesthetics, gels, or active cooling will be needed.
Yes, the procedure is non-invasive, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Patients frequently return to work right after the session.
RF skin lifting
Radiofrequency is all about stimulating your own collagen production. During a treatment a machine is used to heat the skin to between 38-40 degrees with radiofrequency, which feels like a hot stone face massage - you do feel heat in the skin but it's comfortable.
It takes approximately 30 minutes to treat a whole face and the only discomfort is some feeling of heat in the skin (which not everyone gets). There is no downtime – you could easily have a treatment at lunchtime and go out that evening looking amazing!
You get an immediate tightening of the collagen fibres, so it's great to do before an event, but it also gives a long-lasting lift and increased volume. It also continues to promote collagen production over the four-six weeks following a treatment.
It's great for softening fine lines - especially the nose to mouth lines - as well as lifting the cheeks and tightening the jawline, so it's great for age prevention.
Most progressive extended health benefit plans do cover massage therapy treatments when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist and most do not require a physician's order to do so, although some do have that requirement. Contact our clinic for more information.
Spider vein removal
Although there is no way to tell for sure which veins will respond, a full medical history prior to the treatment will help determine what you should expect. Prior surgery or treatment on your veins could affect the treatment outcome. In some cases, further testing may be recommended to determine if there are underlying venous problems.
Long-term success varies from patient to patient, vessel to vessel. Many of the vessels treated require only one or two treatments. Multiple treatments are usually required for optimum results.
Laser Vein Removal is not recommended for those patients who:
• Are pregnant.
• Use medication for which 1064 nm light exposure is contraindicated.
• Have diabetes.
• Have a history of clotting disorders or take anticoagulants.
• Have a history of skin keloids as they may be prone to scarring after any skin trauma including laser treatment.
• Have an active infection or history of herpes simplex in the area to be treated.
• Have a history of personal or familial skin cancer.
Over time it is possible for new veins to appear, but these too can be erased. Optimal results can be maintained only if you apply sunscreen and avoid exposure to the sun.