Aesthetic Procedures

We offer the following Aesthetic Procedures at our clinic:

Learn more about Dr. Navjot Chaudhary, a Canadian trained Board Certified Neurosurgeon who performs these procedures.


Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical option to restore or augment facial volume, thereby enhancing one’s natural beauty through facial profile balancing. This can result in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. As we age, we lose volume secondary to bone, muscle, and fat loss; and collagen and hyaluronic acid production also slows.

Mechanism: Hyaluronic acid fillers are a gel-like substance which add volume giving a more hydrated and plump appearance.

Procedure Time: 15-30 min per area

Technique: Both needle and cannula techniques

Onset of Action: Immediate

Duration: Months to years, depending on the specific filler and mobility of injected area

Indications:

  • Tear troughs (under the eyes)
  • Temples
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lips
  • Marionette lines
  • Jawline
  • Chin
  • Hands


Actual patient, before and after Filler for Nasolabial Folds. Image credit Allergan.

  
Actual patient, before and after Lip Filler. Image credit Restylane.

 

Belkyra

Belkyra (also known as Kybella in the United States) is a revolutionary non-surgical injectable option to treat submental (under the chin) fat, effectively eliminating a double chin. It is the first and only non-surgical FDA and Health Canada approved treatment to address submental fat.

Mechanism: Deoxycholic acid injections (a substance our bodies produce naturally) focally dissolve fat cells

Procedure Time: 15-30 minutes

Number of Treatments: 1-4 treatments one month apart, depending on the volume of the submental fat

Onset of Action: Results are typically seen within 2-3 months

Duration: Results are expected to be long-term

Cosmetic Indications:

 

  • Double chin
  • Bra fat
  • Abdomen fat
  • Knee fat

  
Actual patients, before and after Belkyra. Image credit Allergan.

  
Actual patients, before and after Belkyra. Image credit Allergan.

 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has gained popularity over recent years, given its regenerative and healing properties, making it ideal for facial rejuvenation and hair restoration.

 

Mechanism: The patient’s own blood is withdrawn and centrifuged to extract platelet rich plasma. The activated platelets are then injected into the desired target area, releasing growth factors that recruit and increase the proliferation of reparative cells. The risk of immune rejection is eliminated given that the product is one’s own natural cells.

 

Procedure Time: 45 minutes – 1 hour

Technique: Micro-droplet injections

Number of Treatments: 1-3 sessions recommended initially, with yearly maintenance injections

Onset of Action: Within 2-3 months

Duration: Results are expected to be long-term, with yearly maintenance

Cosmetic Indications:

  • Facial aesthetics
    • Fine lines
    • Wrinkles
    • Acne scars
    • Collagen loss
    • Under eye hallowing and dark circles
    • Neck lines
    • Decollete (chest)
  • Hair restoration

Therapeutic Indications:

  • Pain relief in specific joints

Latisse

Latisse is an FDA-approved treatment to grow eyelashes, resulting in longer and more luscious eyelashes.

Mechanism: Latisse increases the growth phase of eyelashes.

Procedure Time: Less than 30 seconds

Onset of Action: Within 12-16 weeks.

Duration: Long lasting with continuous use


Actual patient, before and after Latisse. Image credit Allergan.


Botox

Botox (Onobotulinumtoxin A) has emerged as one of the most commonly sought after procedures in the cosmetic industry. Botox can be used as both a corrective and preventative treatment. In addition to softening fine lines, wrinkles, and minimizing strong facial expressions, Botox can be used to lift, slim, or reshape the face. Strategic placement of Botox in carefully selected muscle groups can give a happier, well rested and rejuvenated appearance. Botox also has therapeutic uses including treatment of migraines and hyperhidrosis (excessive perspiration).

Mechanism: Botox is a neuromodulator that temporarily blocks nerves impulses and thereby relaxes the injected muscles, effectively eliminating or reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and strong facial expressions. In addition to the cosmetic effects, Botox can disrupt nerve impulses that result in headaches, jaw clenching, and excessive sweating.

Procedure Time: 5-10min

Onset of Action: Results can be seen as early as 2 days, and at reach maximal effect by 2 weeks.

Duration: 3-4 months

Cosmetic Indications:

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s Feet (lateral to the eyes)
  • Nasal bunny lines
  • Nasal flare
  • Gummy smile (to decrease exposures of gums while smiling)
  • Smokers lines (fine lines above or below the lips)
  • Downturned smile (sad face)
  • Facial slimming (thinning of the masseter muscles)
  • Platysmal bands (vertical neck bands)
  • Neck lines (horizontal neck lines)

Therapeutic Indications:

  • Migraines
  • Bruxism (jaw clenching)
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm and hand perspiration)






Actual patients, before and after Botox. Image credit Allergan.