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Chemical Peels

What are medical grade chemical peels?

Medical grade chemical peels can be used to treat a wide variety of skin concerns, including acne, melasma, pigmentation and discolorations, congested skin, sun damage, uneven texture and tone, oily skin, enlarged pores and dehydrated skin.
Peels gently soften the bonds between the skin cells to allow your skin to exfoliate revealing the fresh, healthy skin underneath. They also help stimulate your skin’s natural renewal processes, including collagen and elastin production, to help keep your skin looking clear.

FAQs:

Is it safe?

The medical grade peels used by The Beauty Clinic are approved by Health Canada.
The term ‘chemical’ can be a bit confusing. It refers to the way the peel solution softens the bonds between the skin cells which allows your skin to exfoliate.

How can I decide if treatment is right for me?

At The Beauty Clinic, all clients are offered a complimentary initial consultation which is always confidential. During this session, one of our Nurse Practitioners will review your concerns and goals so that together you can develop your own personalized treatment plan. Treatment options will be explained, and you’ll be shown ways to combine treatments to achieve your best results.

Can I be treated right after my initial consultation?

Treatments can often be done immediately after your consultation if you have taken the proper steps to prepare your skin.
At least one week before your peel, cleanse and moisturize twice a day and refrain from using products with glycolic, AHA, BHA or retinoids. It is essential that you avoid sunbathing, tanning beds, self-tanners, and wear a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30.
Your practitioner will share additional specific instructions during your consultation.

What happens during a treatment?

Appointments usually last 45 minutes to an hour. Prior to beginning your first treatment, your nurse practitioner will review your plan with you, explain the treatment including associated risks and answer any questions you may have.
Depending on the peel you choose, you may have one application, or the solution may be layered. It may feel warm, tingly or prickly; your peel is working! This only lasts for a few minutes before the peel is neutralized and is no longer active.

When will I notice results and how long will they last? 

Although results may vary, you can expect to see results soon after your first treatment and notice continued improvement with each session. An initial series of treatments is recommended for best results.

Because your skin is always regenerating, it is best to have an occasional maintenance treatment, which we recommend at least once annually to help keep your results at their best.

You can also help protect your results by maintaining a proper skin care routine that includes sun protection and minimizing UV exposure.

What kind of medical expert will I have?

At The Beauty Clinic, chemical peels are performed by our fully trained Medical Estheticians and Nurse Practitioners.

Does it hurt? What are the most common side effects? 

Your skin may appear a little red or shiny and may feel a little tight or “puffy” immediately after treatment. Your skin may also feel a little dry and experience some flaking, depending on the type and depth of your peel.
A complete list of side effects and possible adverse reactions for this service will be discussed during your consultation.

What if I am already doing other treatments?

Some treatments should not be performed within a short time period of one another.  Please discuss all treatment plans with your practitioner prior to undergoing any treatment.

Is there any reason I cannot undergo treatment?

Before completing a chemical peel, your practitioner will discuss with you reasons you cannot undergo treatment. Some examples include being pregnant, breastfeeding, having had a cold sore in the last two weeks, or taking certain medications. Additionally, darker skin types cannot have some types of peels.
It is important that you share your complete health history, and any medications and supplements with your practitioner.

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Fillers

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable products used to help eliminate the lines, wrinkles and folds caused by facial volume loss that occurs as part of the natural aging process.

FAQs:

What Dermal Filler brands do you offer?

The Beauty Clinic offers Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Princess® branded fillers.

Is it safe?

All dermal fillers used by The Beauty Clinic are approved by Health Canada.

How can I decide if treatment is right for me?

At The Beauty Clinic, all clients are offered a complimentary initial consultation which is always confidential. During this session, one of our Nurse Practitioners will review your concerns and goals so that together you can develop your own personalized treatment plan. Treatment options will be explained, and you’ll be shown ways to combine treatments to achieve your best results.

Can I be treated right after my initial consultation?

If you are feeling ready and decide to go ahead, treatments can usually be completed the same day as your consultation.

How does my practitioner know how much to use and where?

The amount of filler required depends on the individual patient and the results they are seeking to achieve. Your practitioner will be happy to explain exactly what will be used and where, so you are fully informed and comfortable with the proposed treatment.

What happens during a treatment?

Appointments usually last 30 minutes. Prior to beginning your first treatment, your Nurse Practitioner will review your plan with you, explain the treatment including associated risks and answer any questions you may have.
The injections are short, lasting a few seconds. After each injection, your practitioner will massage the area to smooth and place your filler properly in the skin.
Your practitioner may want to schedule a follow-up appointment in a few weeks just to make sure you are completely satisfied with your results. This is a great opportunity to discuss treatment outcomes and connect around maintaining your results.

When will I notice results and how long will they last? 

You will be able to see results immediately. Dermal fillers last between 6 and 12 months on average. Some may last as long as 18 months depending on the area, amount injected, and your individual metabolism. While there is no method to predict exactly how long fillers will last, you can always check in with your practitioner to discuss outcomes.

Where does it go in my body?

Dermal fillers work like an implant and remain where they are injected. Over time, the filler is metabolized.

What if I stop treatment?

Most Dermal fillers do not last forever. If you stop your injection appointments, you will eventually return to where you started.

How much does it cost?

Every patient is truly different, with a different skin type, facial structure and aesthetic treatment goals. A personal, complimentary consultation will allow your practitioner to provide you with a treatment recommendation and its associated cost abased on the number of syringes required.

Why is it sold by the syringe?

To ensure the highest quality and safety standards, all Health Canada approved dermal fillers are packaged as sterile, pre-loaded syringes.

How will I look?

During your consultation your practitioner will watch your face carefully to understand your expression and how you move, as well as how you look at rest. At The Beauty Clinic, your practitioner tailors your treatment by choosing the right products for your skin type, face shape and expressions from a range of Health Canada approved dermal filers. The result is the natural, refreshed and relaxed ‘look’ you want.

What kind of medical expert is doing my injections?

At the Beauty Clinic, injections are performed by our fully trained Nurse Practitioners.

Does it hurt? What are the most common side effects?

The injections do not hurt but may be uncomfortable for some patients. Before beginning treatment, your practitioner will cleanse your skin, and may apply a numbing cream. Ice can also be used post treatment. Our dermal fillers contain lidocaine, which is used as a local anesthetic, for additional comfort.
The most common side effects are a slight redness, swelling, tenderness, minor bruising and itching sensation in the treated area. This is normal and generally disappears within a few days. Minor bruising or redness can usually be covered up with makeup.
The risk of bleeding and bruising at the injection site is increased if you are using substances such as Aspirin® (acetylsalicylic acid), ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®), prescription blood thinners, some herbal supplements such as fish oils and omegas, green tea or alcohol.
A complete list of side effects and possible adverse reactions for this service will be discussed during your consultation.

What if I am already doing other treatments?

Some treatments should not be performed within a short time period of one another.  Please discuss all treatment plans with your practitioner prior to undergoing any treatment.

Is there any reason I cannot undergo treatment?

Before completing treatment, your practitioner will discuss all reasons you cannot undergo a dermal filler injection. Some examples include being pregnant, breastfeeding, having an allergy to hyaluronic acid products, or taking certain medication.
Additionally, if you have recently had a cold or flu-like symptoms, have had dental work in the past two weeks or are planning dental work in the next month, you should postpone your dermal filler treatment. Your practitioner will advise you when you can go ahead.
It is important that you share your complete health history, and any medications and supplements with your practitioner.

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(IPL) Photo Rejuvenation

What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photo-rejuvenation?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photo-rejuvenation is a full facial treatment used to address a wide variety of skin concerns including pigmentation, discolorations, facial veins, sun damage, uneven skin texture and tone, flushing and rosacea.
By stimulating collagen, IPL may also help your skin to take on a smoother, more even appearance, resulting in an overall improvement.

FAQs:

Is it safe?

IPL treatments have been available and performed safely in Canada for over 20 years. The Beauty Clinic uses only Health Canada, CSA approved equipment operated by trained and qualified practitioners.

How can I decide if this treatment is right for me?

At The Beauty Clinic, all clients are offered a complimentary initial consultation which is always confidential. During this session, one of our Nurse Practitioners will review your concerns and goals so that together you can develop your own personalized treatment plan. Treatment options will be explained, and you’ll be shown ways to combine treatments to achieve your best results.

Can I be treated right after my initial consultation?

Treatments can often be done immediately after your consultation if you have taken the proper steps to prepare your skin.
At least one week before your treatment, cleanse and moisturize twice a day and refrain from using products with glycolic, AHA, BHA or retinoids. Please ask your practitioner if you are unsure what your products contain.
It is essential that you avoid sunbathing, tanning beds, self-tanners, and wear a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30+ for a month prior to treatment.
Your practitioner will share additional specific instructions during your consultation.

What happens during a treatment?

Appointments usually last 45 minutes to an hour. Prior to beginning your first treatment, your Nurse Practitioner will review your plan with you, explain the treatment including associated risks and answer any questions you may have.
IPL is delivered in a series of pulses against your skin. Most people say it feels like a light snap from a rubber band. It may also feel a little warm.

When will I notice results and how long will they last? 

Although results may vary, you can expect to see results soon after your first treatment and notice continued improvement with each session. An initial series of three treatments is recommended for best results.

Because your skin is always regenerating, it is best to have an occasional maintenance treatment, which we recommend at least once annually to help keep your results at their best.

You can protect your results by maintaining a proper skin care routine that includes sun protection and minimizing UV exposure.

What kind of medical expert will I have?

At the Beauty Clinic, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photo-rejuvenation is performed by our fully trained Medical Estheticians and Nurse Practitioners.

Does it hurt? What are the most common side effects?

Your skin may feel a little warm or tight immediately after your treatment. A mild pink tone is possible for a day or two. Some clients may experience some dryness as well.
A complete list of side effects and possible adverse reactions for this service will be discussed during your consultation.

What if I am already doing other treatments?

Some treatments should not be performed within a short time period of one another.  Please discuss all treatment plans with your practitioner prior to undergoing any treatment.

Is there any reason I cannot undergo treatment?

Before completing IPL, your practitioner will discuss with you all reasons you cannot undergo treatment. Some examples include being pregnant, breastfeeding, having a cold sore in the last two weeks or being on certain medications. Additionally, darker skin types cannot have IPL treatments. If you have been exposed to the sun, you must wait at least a month before having IPL.
It is important that you share your complete health history, and any medications and supplements with your practitioner.

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Laser Skin Renewal

What is Laser Skin Renewal?

Laser Skin Renewal uses non-invasive laser technology to stimulate your body’s own collagen, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin texture, diffuse redness and even some types of scarring.

FAQs:

Is it safe?

Lasers have been used in cosmetic treatments for many years and continue to grow in popularity. The Beauty Clinic uses only Health Canada, CSA approved equipment operated by trained and qualified practitioners.

How can I decide if this treatment is right for me?

At The Beauty Clinic, all clients are offered a complimentary initial consultation which is always confidential. During this session, one of our Nurse Practitioners will review your concerns and goals so that together you can develop your own personalized treatment plan. Treatment options will be explained, and you’ll be shown ways to combine treatments to achieve your best results.

Can I be treated right after my initial consultation?

Treatments can often be done immediately after your consultation if you have taken the proper steps to prepare your skin.
For at least a week prior to treatment, you must cleanse and moisturize twice a day and refrain from using products with glycolic, AHA, BHA or retinoids. Please ask your practitioner if you are unsure what your products contain.
It is essential that you avoid sunbathing, tanning beds, self-tanners, and wear a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 for a month prior to treatment.
Your practitioner will share additional instructions specific to this procedure during your consultation.

What happens during a treatment?

Appointments usually last between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on how large an area you are treating. Prior to beginning your first treatment, your Nurse Practitioner will review your plan with you, explain the treatment including associated risks and answer any questions you may have.
You will feel a “zap” when the laser touches your skin. Topical numbing agents can be applied before your treatment will minimize any discomfort.

When will I notice results and how long will they last? 

You will see results soon after your first treatment and will notice continued improvement with each session. Initial series of three treatments are typically recommended for most clients. However, treatments may vary based on skin type.

Because your skin is always regenerating, it is best to have an occasional maintenance treatment, at least annually, to keep your results at their best.

You can protect your results by maintaining a proper skin care routine that includes sun protection and minimizing UV exposure.

What kind of medical expert will I have?

At The Beauty Clinic, laser treatments are performed by our fully trained Medical Estheticians and Nurse Practitioners.

Does it hurt? What are the most common side effects?

During treatment, you may feel some warmth in your skin. After treatment, it may appear a little red or shiny, and may feel a little tight or “puffy”.
A complete list of side effects and possible adverse reactions for this service will be discussed during your consultation.

What if I am already doing other treatments?

Some treatments should not be performed within a short time period of one another. Please discuss all treatment plans with your practitioner prior to undergoing any treatment.

Is there any reason I cannot undergo treatment?

Before completing a session, your practitioner will discuss all reasons you cannot undergo treatment. Some examples include being pregnant, breastfeeding, having a cold sore in the last two weeks or being on certain medications. There may be other considerations, depending on the treatment plan you and your practitioner choose. If you have been exposed to the sun, you must wait at least a month before having laser treatments.
It is important that you share your complete health history, and any medications and supplements with your practitioner.

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Lash Enhancement

What is Lash Enhancement?

The Beauty Clinic offers Latisse®, a Health Canada approved product, for Lash Enhancement. Clinical studies show Latisse® can be used to grow longer, fuller and darker eyelashes.
The treatment helps lengthen the active growth cycle of the eyelashes, allowing more lashes to grow for a longer time period.

FAQs:

Is it safe?

Latisse is a product that has been approved by Health Canada.

How can I decide if Latisse® is right for me?

At The Beauty Clinic, all clients are offered a complimentary initial consultation which is always confidential. During this session, one of our Nurse Practitioners will review your eye health and determine if treatment is right for you.

How do I apply treatment?

Latisse® is applied nightly to clean, dry lashes at the upper lash line using the sterile brushes provided. It is very important that your lashes are clean and free of make-up and oily cleansers.
A little goes a long way! Just a thin line along the lashes does the trick.

When will I notice results and how long will they last? 

Results can usually be seen after four weeks as your new lashes grow in. If you stop treatment, your lashes will eventually return to their original length.

What are the most common side effects?

The most frequently reported side effects are itching, redness, irritation, dry eye symptoms and skin hyperpigmentation.
A complete list of side effects and possible adverse reactions for this service will be discussed during your consultation.

Is there any reason I cannot use Latisse®?

Before using Latisse, your practitioner will discuss with you, reasons you cannot undergo treatment. Some examples include having hypersensitivity to bimatoprost or Lumigan®, being pregnant or breastfeeding, or having certain eye diseases or conditions.
It is important that you share your complete health history, and any medications and supplements with your practitioner.

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Microdermabrasion

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion helps to stimulate your skin’s natural exfoliating process. It removes dull skin cells resulting in clearer, smoother, softer and a more even appearance to the skin.
Treatment is most often completed on the face, neck, hands and arms, but can be done on other areas of the body as well.

FAQs:

Is it safe?

Microdermabrasion works on the uppermost skin layer and can be used on any skin type or colour.

How can I decide if this treatment is right for me?

At The Beauty Clinic, all clients are offered a complimentary initial consultation which is always confidential. During this session, one of our Nurse Practitioners will review your concerns and goals so that together you can develop your own personalized treatment plan. Treatment options will be explained, and you’ll be shown ways to combine treatments to achieve your best results.

Can I be treated right after my initial consultation?

Treatments can often be done immediately after your consultation if you have taken the proper steps to prepare your skin.
At least one week before treatment, cleanse and moisturize twice a day. You should avoid products containing glycolic, AHAs, BHAs or retinoids and tanning for at least three days prior to your treatment. Ask your practitioner to be sure about what you are using.
Your practitioner will share additional specific instructions during your consultation.

What happens during a treatment?

Appointments usually last 45 minutes to an hour. Prior to beginning your first treatment, your nurse practitioner will review your plan with you, explain the treatment including associated risks and answer any questions you may have.
Many people describe Microdermabrasion as feeling slightly “gritty” or having a slight tugging sensation as the technician moves the wand over their skin. After your treatment, your skin may feel a little warm or dry, and have a slight pink tone that usually fades within a few hours and can be concealed with mineral make-up.

When will I notice results and how long will they last? 

Although results may vary, you can expect to see results soon after your first treatment and notice continued improvement with each session. An initial series of treatments is recommended for best results.

Because your skin is always regenerating, it is best to have an occasional maintenance treatment, which we recommend at least annually or when you notice build-up on your skin, to help keep your results at their best.

You can also protect your results by maintaining a proper skincare routine that includes sun protection and minimizing UV exposure.

What kind of medical expert will I have?

At The Beauty Clinic, Microdermabrasion is performed by our fully trained Medical Estheticians and Nurse Practitioners.

Does it hurt? What are the most common side effects?

The treatment is painless. Your skin many appear a little red, may feel a little tight or dry immediately after your treatment.
A complete list of side effects and possible adverse reactions for this service will be discussed during your consultation.

What if I am already doing other treatments?

Some treatments should not be performed within a short time period of one another.  Please discuss all treatment plans with your practitioner prior to undergoing any treatment.

Is there any reason I cannot undergo treatment?

Before completing Microdermabrasion, your practitioner will discuss with you reasons you cannot undergo treatment. Some examples include having allergies to the crystal or surgical steel, having rosacea, dermatitis, open sores, or a skin infection. Additionally, clients taking blood thinners, Accutane or related medications are not able to undergo treatment.
It is important that you share your complete health history, and any medications and supplements with your practitioner.

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Microneedling

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is used to treat skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, broken capillaries, and acne symptoms.
Microneedling uses a series of tiny punctures into your skin to stimulate your own collagen and elastin. The result is a tightening effect can smooth texture, tone, and reduce a wide variety of skin concerns.
As an added benefit, special topicals can be used to help boost your skin’s hydration and provide other beneficial nutrients as the micro-tunnels created by the tiny needles allow products to reach the deeper layers of the skin.

FAQs:

Is it safe?

Microneedling devices are approved by Health Canada.

How can I decide if this treatment is right for me?

At The Beauty Clinic, all clients are offered a complimentary initial consultation which is always confidential. During this session, one of our Nurse Practitioners will review your concerns and goals so that together you can develop your own personalized treatment plan. Treatment options will be explained, and you’ll be shown ways to combine treatments to achieve your best results.

Can I be treated right after my initial consultation?

Treatments can often be done immediately after your consultation if you have taken the proper steps to prepare your skin.
At least one week before treatment, cleanse and moisturize twice a day, refrain from using products with glycolic, AHA, BHA or retinoids, and avoid sun exposure and chlorinated pools. Additionally, you cannot undergo treatment if you are sunburned or have had any other cosmetic procedures in the treatment area.
Your practitioner will share additional specific instructions during your consultation.

What happens during a treatment?

Appointments usually last 30 minutes to an hour prior to beginning your first treatment, your nurse practitioner will review your plan with you, explain the treatment including associated risks and answer any questions you may have.
Microneedling is a non-invasive procedure that uses a small pen with tiny needles to create fine punctures in your skin. These tiny punctures stimulate your collagen to repair and regrow.

When will I notice results and how long will they last? 

It can take up to six months with multiple treatments for full results to be observed. Microneedling does its best work when a series of treatments are completed about a month apart. An initial series of three treatments are typically recommended for most clients. However, treatments may vary based on skin type.

Because your skin is always regenerating, it is best to have an occasional maintenance treatment, at least annually, to help keep your results at their best.

You can protect your results by maintaining a proper skin care routine that includes sun protection and minimizing UV exposure.

What kind of medical expert will I have?

At The Beauty Clinic, Microneedling is performed by our fully trained Medical Estheticians and Nurse Practitioners.

Does it hurt? What are the most common side effects?

Contrary to how it sounds, Microneedling is virtually painless. Due to their non-invasive nature, Microneedling sessions usually require little to no downtime.
After your treatment, you will have some redness and may have some spotting that should resolve within 24 hours. You may also have an occasional, tiny bruise that can be hidden with mineral make-up.
A complete list of side effects and possible adverse reactions will be shared during your consultation.

What if I am already doing other treatments?

Some treatments should not be performed within a short time period of one another.  Please discuss all treatment plans with your practitioner prior to undergoing any treatment.

Is there any reason I cannot undergo treatment?

Before completing Microneedling your practitioner will discuss with you reasons you cannot undergo treatment. Some examples include being pregnant, breastfeeding, having open lesions, excessive scarring, or undiagnosed skin conditions. Additionally, clients taking blood thinners, or anti-inflammatories are not able to undergo Microneedling.
It is important that you share your complete health history, and any medications and supplements with your practitioner.

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Picosure® Laser Treatment

What is Picosure® Laser Treatment?

Picosure® Laser Treatment is similar to Laser Skin Renewal in that it improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin texture, diffuses redness and even some types of scarring. Picosure® has additional benefits in that it requires fewer sessions to achieve results, less downtime post-treatment, and the ability to treat darker skin tones.

FAQs:

Is it safe?

Lasers have been used in cosmetic treatments for many years and continue to grow in popularity. The Beauty Clinic uses only Health Canada, CSA approved equipment operated by trained and qualified technicians. As the first picosecond skin revitalization device cleared by the FDA, you can be confident in efficacy, technology, and results.

How can I decide if Picosure® is right for me?

At The Beauty Clinic, all clients are offered a complimentary and confidential initial consultation. During this session, one of our practitioners will review your concerns and goals to develop your own personalized treatment plan. All treatment options will be explained, and you’ll be shown ways to combine treatments to achieve your best results.

Can I be treated right after my initial consultation?

Treatments can often be done immediately after your consultation if you have taken the proper steps to prepare your skin.
For at least a week prior to treatment, you must cleanse and moisturize twice a day and refrain from using products with glycolic, AHA, BHA or retinoids. Please ask your practitioner if you are unsure what your products contain.
It is essential that you avoid sunbathing, tanning beds, self-tanners, and wear a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 for a month prior to treatment.
Your practitioner will share additional specific instructions during your consultation.

What happens during a treatment?

Appointments usually last between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on how large an area you are treating. Prior to beginning, your practitioner will review your plan and answer any questions you may have.
You will feel a gentle tap when the laser touches your skin. Patients report Picosure® is very comfortable with no downtime, other than looking a little pink for a few hours immediately after treatment.

When will I notice results and how long will they last?

Picosure® treats a wide variety of skin concerns, from rejuvenation to melasma to scar reduction, so timing for improvements will vary. Your practitioner will explain anticipated timing for recovery and anticipated outcomes for your specific concerns. Picosure® treatments do their best work in a series of three treatments, spaced evenly apart and must be consistent to produce their best results.

Because your skin is always regenerating, it is best to have an occasional maintenance treatment, at least annually, to keep your results at their best.

You can protect your results by taking care of your skin with a good skin care routine that includes sun protection and minimizing sun exposure wherever possible. Use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 and wear protective clothing to protect your skin from UV exposure.

What kind of medical expert will I have?

At The Beauty Clinic, laser treatments are performed by our fully trained Medical Estheticians and Nurse Practitioners.

Does it hurt? What are the most common side effects?

During treatment, you may feel some warmth in your skin. After treatment, it may appear a little pink for a few hours. Picosure® is fast becoming known not only for results, but for its lack of downtime.
A complete list of side effects and possible adverse reactions will be shared during your consultation.

What if I am already doing other treatments?

Some treatments should not be performed within a short time period of one another.  Please discuss all treatment plans with your practitioner prior to undergoing any treatment.

Is there any reason I cannot undergo treatment?

Before completing a session, your practitioner will discuss all reasons you cannot undergo treatment. Some examples include being pregnant, breastfeeding, having a cold sore in the last two weeks or being on certain medications. There may be other considerations, depending on the treatment plan you and your practitioner choose. If you have been exposed to the sun, you must wait at least a month before having laser treatments.
It is important that you share your complete health history, and any medications and supplements with your practitioner.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment involves separating platelets from your blood and injecting them into targeted areas of your body.
To obtain these platelets, a small amount of your blood is drawn, similar to a blood test and spun in a centrifuge. The platelets contain powerful proteins and growth factors. When injected into your skin, the platelets stimulate collagen. When injected into the scalp, the platelets can stimulate thinned hairs to grow thicker.

FAQs:

Is it safe?

The PRP device used at The Beauty Clinic is Health Canada approved.

How can I decide if this treatment is right for me?

At The Beauty Clinic, all clients are offered a complimentary initial consultation which is always confidential. During this session, one of our Nurse Practitioners will review your concerns and goals so that together you can develop your own personalized treatment plan. Treatment options will be explained, and you’ll be shown ways to combine treatments to achieve your best results.

Can I be treated right after my initial consultation?

Treatments can often be done immediately after your consultation if you have taken the proper steps to prepare your skin.
For at least 3 days prior to treatment, ensure you have not been sunbathing or tanning. You may have to delay treatment if you have had any other cosmetic procedures in the area you will be treating.
Your practitioner will share additional specific instructions during your consultation.

What happens during a treatment?

Appointments usually last an hour. Prior to beginning your first treatment, your Nurse Practitioner will review your plan with you, explain the treatment including associated risks and answer any questions you may have.
A small amount of blood will be drawn and spun in a centrifuge to separate your platelets. Your practitioner will then transfer the platelets into a syringe and inject small amounts over your treatment area.

When will I notice results and how long will they last? 

Hair loss

At first you will notice that your hair loss is slowing; you will have less shedding. As early as two weeks, you may notice an improvement in the texture and thickness of the hair itself and an improvement in fullness from growth of new hairs in the treated area. Hair growth responds best to an initial series of three (3) treatments, two weeks apart. Depending on your response, your practitioner may recommend additional sessions. It typically takes three to six months from your initial treatment to see full results.
Because your hair is always growing, you will need additional treatments on an ongoing basis to maintain your results The number of treatments will depend on your hair type.
You can help protect your results by taking care of your hair and scalp with a shampoo and conditioning routine that is free from additives.

Skin Rejuvenation

Results can begin to show as early as three weeks after your initial treatment and will continue to improve with time. For best results, a series of three treatment sessions is generally recommended, about 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Because your skin is always regenerating, after you have completed your initial treatments, additional treatments on an ongoing basis will be required to maintain your results, The number of initial treatments as well as those required for maintenance treatments will depend on your skin type.

You can protect your results by maintaining a proper skincare routine that includes sun protection and minimizing UV exposure.

What kind of medical expert will I have?

At The Beauty Clinic, chemical peels are performed by our fully trained Nurse Practitioners.

Does it hurt? What are the most common side effects?

Most patients report little to no discomfort with PRP. There is no downtime with PRP; no need to take time off. As with any injection, you may have some warmth, redness, tenderness, minor swelling, bruising or itching that will go away in few days.
A complete list of side effects and possible adverse reactions will be shared during your consultation.

What if I am already doing other treatments?

Some treatments should not be performed within a short time period of one another. Please discuss all treatment plans with your provider prior to undergoing any treatment.

Is there any reason I cannot undergo treatment?

Before completing PRP, your practitioner will discuss all reasons you cannot undergo treatment. Some examples include being pregnant, breastfeeding, having open lesions, excessive scarring, undiagnosed skin conditions, taking blood thinners, anti-inflammatories, or oral corticosteroids.
It is important that you share your complete health history, and any medications and supplements with your practitioner.

Wrinkle Reducers

What are Wrinkle Reducers?

Wrinkle Reducers are injectable products used to treat ‘dynamic wrinkles’; the wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements that over time, leave an impression, or wrinkle, in the skin. They effectively reduce the activity of the muscles underneath the skin to create a smooth and refreshed appearance.

FAQs:

What Wrinkle Reducer brands do you offer?

The Beauty Clinic carries Botox Cosmetic ® and Dysport®.

Is it safe?

All products used by The Beauty Clinic are approved by Health Canada.

How can I decide if this treatment is right for me?

At The Beauty Clinic, all clients are offered a complimentary initial consultation which is always confidential. During this session, one of our Nurse Practitioners will review your concerns and goals so that together you can develop your own personalized treatment plan. Treatment options will be explained, and you’ll be shown ways to combine treatments to achieve your best results.

Can I be treated right after my initial consultation?

If you are feeling ready and decide to go ahead, treatments can usually be completed the same day as your consultation.

How does my practitioner know how much to use and where?

The amount of product required depends on the individual patient and what the results they are seeking to achieve. Your practitioner will be happy to explain exactly what will be used and where, so you are fully informed and comfortable proceeding with the treatment.

What happens during a treatment?

Treatment sessions usually last 15 – 20 minutes. Prior to beginning your first treatment, your Nurse Practitioner will review your plan with you and answer any questions you may have.
The injections themselves are short, lasting a few seconds. Everyone is different, but the injections are commonly described as a ‘little pinch’.
Your practitioner may want to schedule a follow-up appointment in a few weeks just to make sure you are completely satisfied with your results. This is a great opportunity to discuss your treatment outcomes and connect around maintaining your results.

When will I notice results and how long will they last? 

Although results may vary, it usually takes up to 14 days for full results to occur. Results last between 3-4 months on average but everyone is different. For best results, follow the directions given to you by your practitioner.

Where does it go in my body?

Wrinkle Reducers are initially injected into the muscle and then are metabolized by your body over time.

What if I stop treatment?

If you stop treatment your face will return to where you started over time.

How much does it cost?

Every patient is truly different, with a different skin type, facial structure and aesthetic goals. A personal, complimentary consultation will let us provide an estimated cost based on the number of units required to achieve your desired effects.

What is a unit?

A unit is simply the way the injectable product is measured so your treatment is always consistent. The exact number of units you will need to achieve the look you want will be determined in your private consultation.   

How will I look?

During your consultation your practitioner will watch your face carefully to understand your expression and how you move, as well as how you look at rest. At The Beauty Clinic, your practitioner tailors your treatment by choosing the right products for your skin type, face shape and expressions. The result is the natural, refreshed and relaxed “look” you want. Whether you’re smiling, laughing or frowning, you can still look like yourself.

What kind of medical expert is doing my injections?

At The Beauty Clinic, Wrinkle Reducers are performed by our fully trained Nurse Practitioners.

Does it hurt? What are the most common side effects?

It is not common, but some patients may experience minor bruising (easily covered up with makeup) or a slight short-term headache. Most patients do not experience any side effects at all.
A complete list of side effects and possible adverse reactions for this service will be discussed during your consultation.

I have heard that you can get a drooping eyelid.  Is this true?

The incidence of a drooping eyelid is less than 1% and will go away on its own after a few weeks.

What if I am already doing other treatments?

Some treatments should not be performed within a short time period of one another. Please discuss all treatment plans with your practitioner prior to undergoing any treatment.

Is there any reason I cannot undergo treatment?

Before treatment, your practitioner will discuss all reasons you cannot undergo an injection. Some examples include being pregnant, breastfeeding, having an allergy to botulinum toxin, having an infection in area to be injected, certain muscle or nerve disorders or taking certain antibiotics.
It is important that you share your complete health history, and any medications and supplements with your practitioner.

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Spot and Facial Vein Removal

What is Spot & Facial Vein Removal?

Spot & Facial Vein removal uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology on small areas of the face. The goal is to reduce the red and brown pigmentation from occasional broken capillaries (small facial veins) in addition to isolated sun spots, age spots and other facial discolourations.

IPL uses light energy to break up and reduce the pigments that underlie skin discolourations.

FAQs:

Is it safe?

IPL has been used for spot & facial vein treatments in Canada for over 20 years. In providing its services, The Beauty Clinic uses only Health Canada, CSA approved equipment operated by trained and qualified practitioners.

How can I decide if this treatment is right for me?

At The Beauty Clinic, all clients are offered a complimentary initial consultation which is always confidential. During this session, one of our Nurse Practitioners will review your concerns and goals so that together you can develop your own personalized treatment plan. Treatment options will be explained, and you’ll be shown ways to combine treatments to achieve your best results.

Can I be treated right after my initial consultation?

Treatments can often be done immediately after your consultation if you have taken the proper steps to prepare your skin.

For at least a week prior to treatment, you must cleanse and moisturize twice a day and refrain from using products with glycolic, AHA, BHA or retinoids. Please ask your practitioner if you are unsure what your products contain.

It is essential that you avoid sunbathing, tanning beds, self-tanners, and wear a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 for a month prior to treatment.

Your practitioner will share additional specific instructions during your consultation.

What happens during a treatment?

Appointments usually last 45 minutes to an hour. Prior to beginning your first treatment, your nurse practitioner will review your plan with you, explain the treatment including associated risks and answer any questions you may have.

IPL is delivered in a series of pulses against your skin. Most people say it feels like a light snap from a rubber band. It may also feel a little warm.

When will I notice results and how long will they last?

Although results may vary, you can expect to see results soon after your first treatment and notice continued improvement with each session. An initial series of treatments is recommended for best results.

Because your skin is always regenerating, it is best to have an occasional maintenance treatment, at least annually, to keep your results at their best.

You can protect your results by taking care of your skin with a good skin care routine that includes sun protection and minimizing sun exposure wherever possible. Using a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 and wearing protective clothing can help to protect your skin from UV exposure.

What kind of medical expert will I have?

At The Beauty Clinic, chemical peels are performed by our fully trained Medical Estheticians and Nurse Practitioners.

Does it hurt? What are the most common side effects?

After your treatment, your skin may feel a little warm or tight. A mild pink tone is possible for a day or two. Some may experience some dryness as well.

A complete list of side effects and possible adverse reactions will be shared during your consultation.

What if I am already doing other treatments?

Some treatments should not be performed within a short time period of one another. Please discuss all treatment plans with your practitioner prior to undergoing any treatment.

Is there any reason I cannot undergo treatment?

Before completing IPL, your practitioner will discuss all reasons you cannot undergo treatment. Some examples include being pregnant, breastfeeding, having a cold sore in the last two weeks or being on certain medications. Darker skin types cannot have IPL treatments. If you have been exposed to the sun, you must wait at least a month before having IPL.

It is important that you share your complete health history, and any medications and supplements with your practitioner.
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