Who hasn’t looked in the mirror and wished they could turn back the clock? Most of us develop wrinkles and lines in the face as we age. Some of us develop these lines earlier than others. Many factors can determine how our skin changes over time including sun damage, smoking, weight changes, and genetics. Many people feel that these outer changes do not reflect how young and energetic they feel on the inside. Now is an exciting time in the world of facial rejuvenation, as we develop better and better tools to help turn back the signs of aging.
Botox Cosmetic injection is one of these tools. Botox is a medication made of a purified protein that can be injected into the small muscles of the face to weaken them. Many of the lines on our face, including lines around the brow, forehead and crow’s feet, are caused by over activity of these muscles. When they are weakened, the muscles no longer create these folds in the skin. When done properly, this can create a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance without causing an unnatural appearance. Botox is injected in an office setting, with tiny needles, and takes just a few minutes. At our Botox clinic Toronto, the procedure is best used to treat dynamic wrinkles – these are wrinkles that appear when muscles are activated but disappear with rest. Once a line in the face becomes a permanent crease, soft tissue fillers are used in addition to the Botox to get the best aesthetic result. It is important to note that the effects of Botox are temporary, and gradually wears off, therefore maintenance injections are required to maintain the results. Areas that Botox injections are used to soften wrinkles and for rejuvenations:
- Frown lines or the elevens.
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Neck bands
- Chin dimpling
- Corner of the mouth
- Smoker lines
- Brow arching
Soft tissue fillers or dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Teosyal and Restylane are one of these tools. These products are made of a gel-like substance called hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in our own bodies. By injecting these fillers with a small needle into the lines of the face, the lines can be made less visible creating a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance. In addition, as we age, we tend to lose volume in the face. This is caused by a loss of fat and downward movement of fat in the face. Hyaluronic acid can be used to replace this lost volume, and reverse the signs of aging. It is important to note that gradually over time, our body naturally dissolves these fillers. Maintenance injections are therefore required to maintain the results. Area of that can be treated with Juvederm or soft tissue fillers are:
- Deep frown lines
- Deep forehead wrinkles
- Lip enhance
- Tear trough
- Smoker lines
- Cheek enhancement
- Nose, non-surgical rhinoplasty
- Chin augmentation
Often Botox and dermal fillers such and Juvederm are used as combination treatments call a Softlift to achieve a more rejuvenated look.
For more information on how Botox and Juvederm can help you look your best call Dr. Beber for a complimentary consultation.
Dr. Brett Beber Plastic, Cosmetic, and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Beber is a highly trained Plastic Surgeon, specializing in breast surgery, body contouring, and facial aesthetics. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Beber lectures at University of Toronto’s Division of Plastic Surgery, where he has earned professional respect and recognition.
Dr. Beber graduated with honours from the Faculty of Medicine (University of Toronto). In 2004, he completed the prestigious five-year Plastic Surgery Training Program, while receiving a number of awards for patient care, research, and teaching. After training, Dr. Beber was asked to join Women’s College Hospital and Toronto East General Hospital, where he continues today.
Over the years, Dr. Beber has received the Sopman Humanitarian Award; A. W. Harrison Award for Excellence; and the Tau Omiron Phi Chi Award (Clinical Research). He is the Co-Chairman of the Toronto Breast Symposium, which is the largest conference of its kind in Canada, dedicated to aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. TBS remains at the forefront of innovation in the field.
At his midtown Toronto clinic, Dr. Beber provides full service cosmetic plastic surgery, with a focus on breast enhancement, facial aesthetics, non-surgical injectables, and body contouring. The patient roster is diverse, primarily from personal recommendations and physician referrals. It’s simply a reflection of Dr. Beber’s respected position, experience and patient dedication.
Dr. Beber’s clinic staff is dedicated to exceptional service – from the first phone call, to the initial visit, to every post-operative follow-up. The ultimate objective is to foster an empowering patient experience for one of the most personal and emboldened decisions a person can make. Best of all, the team is there every step of the way, from decision making, to surgery, to recovery.
A decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is both personal and exciting. For Dr. Beber, step one is always patient education – a personal consultation in a comfortable, unhurried environment. Dr. Beber listens attentively to patient concerns, identifies personal goals, and thoroughly reviews the pros and cons of cosmetic surgery techniques. He explains the procedure that will be used, the recovery aspects, and the potential risks of surgery.
Dr. Beber is known for his warm and thoughtful approach, as he encourages patients to present questions, and be better informed. This is the best way to make health decisions. From breast surgery, to body contouring, to facial aesthetics, Dr. Beber offers a highly professional approach, using the latest in state-of-the-art techniques. Every procedure is customized, and all personal aesthetic concerns addressed.