Aesthetic Medicine

Aesthetic Medicine

Part of your overall health status includes being content and happy with your physical appearance. At Helix, we treat not only on an internal level with our other treatments, but also at an outer level with aesthetic medicine. This includes botulinum A toxin injections (also known as Botox, Nuceiva, Xeomin, or Dysport) for helping relax muscles allowing to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It also includes dermal fillers to help contour desired areas of the face, or enhance lips.

What Is Botox®?

Anobotulinum toxin is one of the most popular aesthetic or anti-ageing treatments world wide. It was even first discovered as a therapeutic treatment by a Canadian physician. Not long after treatments were begun, an anti-wrinkle effect was seen which soon became an internationally desired treatment.

Neuromodulators work by taking action on muscle receptors. It is different from injectable dermal fillers in that it doesn’t provide lost volume but stops muscles from creating or worsening fine lines and wrinkles. The effects of this treatment typically last 3-4 months. Some people will get better results with one brand of neuromodulator over another so it is best to find out which brand works best for your body.

Collagen Induction Treatments

There are many different treatment options that can help promote collagen production in the skin to helps reduce the signs of wrinkles as well as nourish the skin. Microneedling using hyaluronic acid or PRP (Vampire facial). Another treatment option is radiofrequency. It works in a similar fashion to microneedling but it uses energy to promote collagen production in the skin.

At our Kelowna medispa, we use health Canada approved devices such as the Eclipse microneedling pen and the BTL Vanquish and Exilis Ultra Radiofrequency technology. The Eclipse microneedling pen is a pain free treatment that achieve collagen induction through multiple small injections to the skin with the use of hyaluronic acid or PRP (platelet-rich plasma). This technique uses rapid injections that are perpendicular to the skin protect skin quality without any micro tears. Hyaluronic acid is a great choice to help the skin achieve a healthy glow and look its best. PRP for acne scars and for deep healing is a better choice for more chronic skin conditions.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

For those looking to restore lost volume or enhance features such as lips or cheeks, dermal fillers are an amazing treatment that can have a long lasting and beneficial result. The two most common forms of dermal fillers are non-permanent and permanent. Hyaluronic acid fillers, non-permanent, are commonly used in medispa facilities to achieve volume restoration and anti-ageing goals. Calcium fillers are considered permanent because they do not naturally dissolve over time. They remain within the body unlike hyaluronic acid based fillers.

One of the most commonly treated areas with dermal fillers are the lips. Lip filler can help to shape the border and provide volume. An area that becomingly increasingly popular is the under eye. Dark circles, hallows, and wrinkles under the eye can be effectively treated with under eye filler.

  • Common reasons for facial dermal filler:
  • Lip filler enhancement
  • Under eye darkness/hollow rejuvenation to reduce tired eyes
  • Cheek filler for volume or cheek definition
  • Jawline filler for jowl reduction and jawline sharpening
  • Non surgical or liquid nose job to help shape the nose
  • Hollowing temples

PDO Thread Lift

Have you ever wanted to get a face lift, but don’t like the idea of having to do a major surgery to get the results? Well a new treatment option has become available and it is the PDO Thread Lift. It uses the same material that you would find in a suture thread to help provide a lifting effect to the body. Naturally dissolving within 6-8 months, the threads are absorbed by the skin but the collagen boosting effects that are let behind will last for up to two years with proper skin care and maintenance.

It has been deemed the lunch time face lift because there is zero down time. There are some restrictions in activity following the treatment but you can go about your day or go back to work right after the PDO threading. Click Here to learn more.

Aesthetic Medicine at Helix:

  • Anobotulinum A Toxin (Botox®)
  • Dermal Filler (Juvederm, Teoxane, Revanesse)
  • Collagen Induction Therapy (Vampire Facial)
  • Hyperhydrosis Treatment (Excessive sweating therapy)
  • PDO Thread Lift
  • Body Contouring (Deoxycholic acid and Belkyra)
  • Hyaluronic Acid Facial
  • Radiofrequency Skin Tightening and Fat Dissolving

If you are interested in aesthetic or anti-ageing treatments, book a complimentary meeting with any of the aesthetic doctors at our Kelowna medispa clinic. This gives you an opportunity to review your anti-ageing goals and to ask our aesthetic doctors about any questions you may have about the treatment options.

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