BOTOX & FILLERS
TWEAK MEDICAL COSMETICS

Nurse Practitioner, Ann V, at Tweak Medical Cosmetics uses a subtle approach to facial rejuvenation and endorses that “less is more” so you will not have a “frozen” face. Ann says…”at Tweak we won’t change the character of your look but we will change how rested you look”

Botox and Dysport (Neuromodulators)

Over time our skin undergoes changes that cause increased lines and wrinkles as part of the natural ageing process. 

Botox and Dysport are FDA approved injections help to reduce facial lines and wrinkles by blocking the signal from the nerves to the muscles where it is injected.   This stops the contraction of the muscle and results in smoother facial profile by reducing and relaxing wrinkles.  Botox and Dysport can also be used for prevention of wrinkles. 

The treatment is quick with no downtime, many people have it done on their lunch break!   You will not see the full outcome of the treatment until two weeks after the injections.  Results will last anywhere from 3-4 months on average.

Dermal Fillers

The combination of ageing, gravity, and genetics results in facial volume loss.  Dermal fillers are an excellent option to restore volume, enhance facial contours, and smooth lines and soften creases. 

Many areas of the face can be treated with dermal fillers, some of the common areas include:  cheeks, jawline, and lips. 

Dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to two years depending on the area of the face where they are placed.

THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT OPTIONS

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating.  Nerves that control sweat glands can become overactive, causing excessive sweating.  Botox can block the signal between the nerves and sweat glands and is FDA approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis.  It is normal for the body to produce sweat to regulate body temperature.  However, excessive sweating can have a significant impact on self-confidence and can affect quality of life.  If you have been diagnosed with hyperhidrosis by your doctor, you may qualify for coverage under certain insurance plans.  Please note that you will be responsible to pay an injection fee for this treatment.

Chronic Migraine

The use of Botox for migraine came from random observations of improvement of migraine in women receiving Botox for cosmetic purposes in the 80’s. Chronic migraine is common in women in their 40-50s. The benefit was reported to the company, and clinical trials were designed to see if Botox could really treat migraine. 

Health Canada has approved the use of Botox for the treatment of chronic migraine in 2011. The clinical trials proved its efficacy and safety for the treatment of chronic migraine. Botox should be offered as a treatment to people who live with chronic migraine. Chronic migraine is the most severe form of migraine. 1 to 2% of the population suffers from chronic migraine.  These people have more than 15 days of headaches a month for at least three months, 8 or more of which are migraines. 

If your doctor has diagnosed you with Chronic migraine and you have failed other treatment modalities, you may be a candidate for Botox to treat your chronic migraine headaches.

Most insurance companies will cover the cost of the medication, however an injection fee will be charged for this treatment. 

For more information visit: https://migrainecanada.org/

Call for a free consultation (780) 983-8948

or email: ann@tweakmedical.ca

 

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