Botox Injections, Anti-Aging Treatments and Other Non-Surgical Cosmetic Solutions
The world of non-invasive cosmetic solutions is constantly evolving. New and exciting treatments and procedures are emerging every day. Results that would have been considered impossible ten years ago are now deemed commonplace. This section is designed to provide a primer on the current state of the field.
Of course, no frequently asked questions section is a substitute for a one-on-one consultation with an expert. That’s why Dr. Weber takes the time to meet with all potential clients free of charge. That face-to-face conversation will allow the doctor to address your concerns and outline the many options that suit your goals, facial characteristics and budget.
Call to schedule your no-obligation cosmetic consultation today – and bring a list of follow-up questions.
Cosmetic Procedure FAQs:
What is the downtime for Botox®/filler?
Botox®: We ask that for four hours you do not rub, touch or scratch your face, lie down, sleep or workout. After that period, you may go about your day as usual.
Fillers: Avoid exercise or extremes of heat or cold, such as a hot tub or skiing, for up to two weeks. These precautions will vary based on the amount of inflammation you experience.
How long does Botox®/filler last?
Botox®: The protein runs its course within three to four months. However, the effects of a treatment can last longer (up to six months), because once you stop frowning, you forget how.
Filler: The product’s effects last six months to a year, depending on the location of the injection. Lip enhancements tend to need retreatment at six months, whereas cheek volume effects last longer. This will vary according to certain mechanical factors and your body’s metabolization of the product.
Is Dr. Weber a dermatologist?
No, please see About Us page.
Are there any side effects to Botox®/filler?
An appropriate medical history review and adherence to post-treatment instructions will minimize any potential side effects. At your consultation, Dr. Weber will discuss these possibilities with you, as side effects can vary with the individual.
Does Dr. Weber do the injections herself?
Yes, all injections are done by Dr. Weber.
Are the injections painful?
Dr. Weber does everything to minimize any discomfort with injections – various levels of local anaesthesia can be used. Some people will describe a pinching or pressure sensation. We have never had a client refuse to repeat a treatment based on complaints about pain.
Is there a cost for consultation?
Consultations are currently complimentary and there is no obligation to book your procedure during or after your consult.
Are laser hair removal results permanent?
80% hair free is considered permanent. From time to time, a new hair growth cycle might emerge.
Are there any side effects to laser hair removal?
There may be some redness which typically will last less than an hour. In rare cases, there may be some blistering.
Can I be treated with laser hair removal while taking medications?
Yes, the only contraindicated medications are Accutane and Retin-A. Our laser technician will review all of the precautions prior to any treatment.
Do I have to stop tweezing/waxing/bleaching before laser hair removal?
We do recommend that you stop all other treatments. However, you will experience less hair growth in the treated areas and will probably find the other treatments unnecessary. There is nothing to prevent you from doing a little strategic tweezing though, if the need arises.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
With any hair removal service, there is always a factor of discomfort. We do use a cooling hand piece and ice. We can also write a prescription for a local anesthetic to minimize this discomfort.
Does laser hair removal work on grey or blonde hair?
The laser is drawn to the colour (melanin) in your hair. Grey, white and light blonde hair contains little to no melanin and therefore does not respond to laser hair removal treatments.
Still have questions?
Call today and schedule your no-obligation cosmetic consultation – and bring a list of follow-up questions.
Filler reduces nasolabial folds