Botox® injections are very effective at reducing and eliminating fine lines and wrinkles from the forehead, around the eyes and less frequently other areas of the face too. The muscles in the face are connected to the skin, and years of movement can create permanent lines and creases. Targeted Botox® injections can successfully relax these muscles, which relaxes and softens the skin above it. Botox® can lessen already existing creases but can also be very effective at preventing new lines and wrinkles from forming. Some people are hesitant to have Botox® injections because of fears they may look ‘frozen’. This can be avoided by deliberately and accurately focusing on specific muscles while also using the minimum amount of Botox® necessary to be effective. The effect will typically last from 3 to 6 months. Dr Tregaskiss will discuss with you the areas that bother you the most and devise a treatment plan that will meet your needs. All Botox® injections will be performed by Dr. Tregaskiss who is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a trained specialist Plastic Surgeon.
With the natural aging process there is a progressive decrease in the amount of natural hyaluronic acid that is found in our skin; this reduction results in the reduction of volume between the skin cells, which leads to sagging, wrinkles and deep creases. Juvederm dermal filler contains hyaluronic acid and when injected into the skin can help to smooth wrinkles, plump up skin or lips giving a rejuvenated appearance. Many people choose Juvederm dermal fillers as an effective way of reinvigorating their appearance without undergoing facial surgery. The effects last around 9 to 12 months and are most effective on moderate to severe wrinkles, folds or creases. Similar to Botox®, some people may be hesitant to have dermal fillers for fear of ‘not looking normal.’ Ensuring a trained Plastic Surgeon, such as Dr. Tregaskiss, performs such procedures will ensure you are in the most capable hands. With years of experience in facial surgical procedures Dr. Tregaskiss can sensitively and modestly use fillers to achieve natural looking beautiful results that meet your needs.