Want to feel and look your best? At Cleveland Clinic Canada, we believe in a personalized and holistic approach to anti-aging and rejuvenation. From preventive strategies to corrective treatments, our board-certified dermatologists offer a broad range of cosmetic solutions and dermatology services. Book a consultation and let our experts help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Non-invasive injectable treatments can help you address the signs of aging without the need for invasive surgical procedures.
Neuromodulators are non-invasive injections that are used to soften or reduce lines and wrinkles by temporarily relaxing facial muscles. Common areas of treatment include horizontal forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
Neuromodulator treatment can provide a natural refreshed appearance and smooth away unwanted facial lines with virtually no downtime. It can also be used to lift the brows and slim the face.
Dermal Fillers (Belotero/Radiesse)
Dermal fillers are a non-surgical option ideal for restoring lost facial volume and softening deep facial lines. Also known as soft tissue augmentation, dermal fillers can plump and reshape thin lips, lift and enhance facial contours, reduce undereye bags, and improve the appearance of depressed scars.
Through skilled injection techniques, dermal fillers can create a youthful appearance and provide natural long-lasting results.
Platelet rich plasma
PRP (platelet rich plasma) is a non-surgical procedure which harnesses the body’s own healing and regenerative processes. Initially used in orthopaedics to treat muscle and tendon injuries, PRP in aesthetic medicine can be used for facial rejuvenation as well as restore thinning hair. This is an in-office procedure that starts with a simple blood-draw, processing whole blood in a centrifuge to extract platelets which are rich in growth factors, and injecting the purified PRP into the skin or scalp.
PRP is an ideal choice for facial rejuvenation in patients who are looking for a natural result with a natural product (your own platelets). PRP is injected intradermally into the skin, which leads to increased collagen production and improved skin elasticity. PRP can soften fine lines, volumize facial contours, improve skin texture and decrease hyperpigmentation. PRP can be combined with microneedling and applied topically following laser treatment.
When injected into the scalp, PRP stimulates the proliferation and differentiation of stem cells in hair follicles as well as increase blood supply to the follicles. Clinically, this translates to stronger and thicker hair. PRP is ideal for the treatment androgenetic alopecia (male and female pattern hair loss). Three to five consecutive treatments are recommended to optimize results.
These procedures can improve the texture of the facial skin, improve acne scars, decrease pores, and brighten the skin.
Microneedling is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive procedure that helps to improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of acne scars and rejuvenate the skin. By creating thousands of micro-punctures in the skin, microneedling stimulates the skin’s natural healing process and induces collagen production. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin. The ideal candidate for microneedling is anyone looking for a quick, painless, and effective way to improve the texture, tone, and overall skin complexion. At Cleveland Clinic Canada, we use SkinPen®, a device that is Health Canada approved and the first microneedling device to be approved by the FDA.
A chemical peel is a safe, simple, and effective treatment to restore your skin’s healthy glow. Peels involve the topical application of a chemical solution to exfoliate the top layers of the skin in a controlled fashion. The depth and intensity of chemical peels can vary based on desired results. Chemical peels can help with a range of skin concerns, including acne, acne scarring, facial hyperpigmentation, skin dullness, and fine lines. Gentle peels require virtually no downtime and can be a great refresher for dull skin.
A consistent and effective skin care regimen is essential to healthy glowing skin. We are proud to recommend skincare products that are backed by science and proven to demonstrate clinical results. Our experts are happy to help you create an individualized skincare plan. Browse and purchase skincare products on our e-store.
Are You Covered?
Cosmetic dermatology procedures are not covered by OHIP and do not require a physician referral. Please book a consultation to determine the best treatment for you.
Why Choose Cleveland Clinic Canada
With countless options for aesthetic treatments, why choose us? Dermatologists are specialized physicians who treat more than 3000 conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. A Board-Certified Dermatologist has a minimum of 8 years of medical training, including dedicated training in aesthetic medicine. We are the experts to help optimize your skin health, create an individualized approach and achieve the best results from any cosmetic procedure. At Cleveland Clinic Canada, you will receive the highest quality care from a world-class organization.
Frequently Asked Quesitons
What is Botox and Xeomin?
Botox and Xeomin are neuromodulators that work by preventing transmission of nerve signals to targeted muscles, thereby reducing wrinkles formed from facial expression (dynamic wrinkles). Botox and Xeomin are safe and effective treatments for common concerns such as frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and neck lines. These injectables can also be used for slimming the face and legs by decreasing muscle bulk.
What is the difference between Botox and Xeomin?
Botox and Xeomin are both incobotulinumtoxin A. Xeomin, sometimes considered the “naked toxin,” does not contain the inactive proteins that are present in Botox. The lack of these proteins is helpful to reduce the formation of neutralizing antibodies, which render the neuromodulator less effective in some patients.
What is filler and how is it different from Botox/Xeomin?
Filler is a substance that is injected into the skin to help volumize and contour the face. The most common fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally found in our skin and broken down by our body. In contrast to neuromodulators like Botox and Xeomin, which improve dynamic wrinkles such as frown lines, fillers are used to lift and contour the face in areas like the cheeks, undereye, jawline and chin. A combination approach with both neuromodulator and filler treatment is often helpful to address the signs of aging.
When is the right time to start getting Botox/Xeomin?
Each person is unique and the “right time” to start injectable treatments will differ for each person. In general, if you are starting to notice fine lines when your face is at rest, it is a good time to consider neuromodulator treatment to help reduce existing lines and prevent deeper wrinkles.
How often do I have to repeat my treatments to maintain the results?
The frequency of each injectable depends on the type of treatment. Neuromodulators such as Botox and Xeomin are usually done every 3-4 months to ensure consistent results. Filler treatment frequency can vary based on the type of product and area treated. Areas such as the lips may need treatment every 4-6 months, whereas the cheeks and undereye area may last up to 18 months.
Will I look frozen or fake with cosmetic injectable treatments?
Absolutely not! Our goal is to achieve natural results that enhance your own features. With neuromodulator treatment, we aim to smooth out unwanted lines but still allow you to be expressive. With fillers, our approach is to restore lost facial volume as well as lift and rejuvenate your skin. Our experts strive to ensure that the end result will imperceptible in terms of what was specifically done, but that you are looking and feeling like your best self.
Are these treatments painful?
Both neuromodulator and filler treatments are delivered with needles. Most patients tolerate these injections very well with no significant discomfort. For Botox and Xeomin, expect a series of quick injections that many patients describe as a “pin prick” or “mosquito bite.” For fillers, injections can be deeper but discomfort is minimized with topical anesthetic cream prior to the procedure. There can be some mild tenderness in the areas injected with filler for a few days after.
How much downtime should I expect?
There is minimal downtime with injectable treatments. Patients often get Botox or Xeomin treatments over their break and can return to work immediately. You may notice small red bumps at the injection site that resolve in about 30 minutes. With dermal fillers, it is common to see minor bruising and swelling for a few days after the procedure, which can be easily camouflaged with makeup.
Do men gets cosmetic injectable treatments?
Yes! A growing number of men are seeking minimally invasive cosmetic injectable treatments. Our approach to all patients is the same – a tailored, customized plan to help enhance your best features. Since men and women differ in facial anatomy, skin quality, and aesthetic goals, our experts are here to help achieve the specific results you want.
How do I get started?
We recommend that you start by booking a comprehensive consultation. This is an opportunity to meet our expert team, discuss your concerns, and work together to create a customized treatment plan. During the consultation, we will be able to address any additional questions and ensure that you are confident in the treatment approach.