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Frequently Asked Questions About Anti Aging Treatments

PRP Therapy

1. Does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment hurt?

The PRP treatment, also known as the “PRP Facelift” is a popular skin rejuvenation method that is virtually painless. In order to help trigger the natural process of collagen production, your skin will be painlessly treated with an advanced medical micro-needling gun to inject platelet-rich plasma and rejuvenate the skin.

2. How much downtime is required for a PRP procedure?

PRP treatment has become largely popularized for two significant reasons: natural results and minimal downtime compared to other procedures. The entire procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. And although there is minimal downtime with this treatment, you will be asked to stay out of the heat for 24-48 hours following the procedure and to avoid washing the treated area with water until the next day. Some minor bruising and swelling might occur.

3. Can the treatment be repeated?

As far as PRP is concerned, some people are likely to achieve the best results from just one treatment. Others may require more treatments to achieve the same results. Furthermore , some doctors may recommend a combination treatment like PRP+Laser Genesis Rejuvenation/Laser Spectra Peel for optimum results.

4. Are there any side effects?

In exception for light swelling (which will go away a few days after the procedure), there are no side- effects. PRP treatment uses your own body’s physiological factors that are responsible for growth to treat aging problems. Therefore, there is very little chance of your body rejecting the treatment. The “PRP Facelift” can be applied all over the body, including your limbs and stomach—not just on your face.

5. How many PRP treatments are necessary?

You will notice improvement in skin tone and texture within three weeks. It is recommended that you receive three PRP treatments performed four to six weeks apart to get the desired results. We also recommend a yearly follow-up treatment to maintain the youthfulness of your treated skin.

6. How does PRP therapy differ from other injections or fillers?

During PRP therapy, the centrifuged platelet-rich plasma is injected into your skin for total rejuvenation, via collagen growth, as opposed to individual fine line or wrinkle improvement using hyaluronic acid fillers. PRP therapy helps to fill areas which otherwise cannot be reached or aren’t safe to fill using other fillers or injections.

7. What’s the difference between applying PRP with needle injections and with micro-needling?

The results of PRP with micro-needling are better than those achieved using needle injections. Micro-needling is less painful and requires comparatively less down time. Moreover, it allows for complete PRP penetration into more planes of the skin as opposed to other injections where it’s isolated to one area.

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PRP Therapy for Hair Loss

1. How does platelet-rich plasma treat hair loss?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy helps treat hair loss using a mesogun to create microscopic holes in the scalp. Then, platelet-rich plasma is injected into the deeper layers of the scalp. This stimulates the existing hair follicles to promote new hair growth once again.

2. Is the PRP therapy procedure painful?

The level of pain all depends on each patient’s tolerance level. Some people say it feels like a hot massage, while others find it very painful. If you have sensitive skin, it is recommended to use a numbing gel or topical anaesthesia one hour before the procedure. This will help reduce the pain considerably. As an alternative, you can request nerve blocks for better pain control.

3. How safe is this procedure?

PRP therapy does not pose any risk of allergies, hypersensitivity, or foreign-body reactions because it uses a patient’s own concentrated platelets. It is a safe choice to treat hair loss for many patients.

4. How long does one session take?

One session can be performed in about half an hour, so you can have the treatment done on your lunch break and go right back to work immediately afterwards.

5. Is this hair loss treatment in Toronto approved by the FDA?

Although PRP therapy is not approved by the FDA, it is still commonly used as a safe and effective treatment for many patients.

6. PRP therapy for men or PRP therapy for women? Who is a better candidate?

Thanks to the nature of PRP therapy, it is equally effective in both male and female patients. However, it does work best with patients who have diffuse thinning and miniaturized hair.

7. How long will PRP for hair loss take to generate results?

The response time for each patient varies. It can generally take three to four appointments before patients see results. Treatment is repeated every one or two months. Some patients may need extra maintenance appointments once a year or so, depending on the severity of their hair loss. On average, patients notice the first sign of results after three months of treatment.

8. Is there any follow-up care during PRP therapy treatment?

There is no downtime after your half-hour PRP therapy treatment, but it is strongly recommended that you not use any irritating substances like shampoo 12 hours before and after the procedure. It is also recommended to avoid using aspirin-type products for pain relief. Other than that, there are no additional follow-up care recommendations.

9. Are there any long-term side effects of this procedure for hair regrowth in Toronto?

PRP therapy for hair restoration is safe and natural because the procedure uses concentrated particles of your own blood and distributes them back to the areas where they are needed. This means the particles will not be rejected by your immune system. The technicians at our anti-aging hair rejuvenation clinic in Toronto use sterile tools for each patient, so there is no possibility of an infection, allergy, or hypersensitivity. That said, many patients do experience some redness, bruising, or headaches, which can be relieved with routine analgesics.

Hollywood Spectra Peel

1. How long will the results of a Hollywood Spectra Peel last?

Although the Hollywood Spectra Peel is known to have lasting results, they aren’t permanent. To maintain results, it is recommended that you avoid prolonged sun exposure and abide by the recommended post-care instructions.

2. What kinds of risks are involved in a Spectra Peel laser treatment?

The Spectra Peel laser treatment is a safe procedure that involves exfoliation of the outermost skin layer followed by gentle heating to stimulate collagen production and skin regeneration. Having said that, there is nothing to worry about. Many patients have little downtime and may only experience an initial feeling of tightness on the treated area, which should go away after a day or two. In the end, your skin will be healthier, tighter and smoother—even according to Hollywood standards.

3. What are the benefits of Spectra Peel?

The Spectra Peel laser treatment will leave you with smooth, even-toned skin. It can also provide advantageous anti-aging and anti-acne benefits, including:

  • Reduce large pores
  • Better skin tone and texture
  • Shrink scars
  • Reduce acne nodules and papules
  • Control sebum production
  • Effective management of skin cell layering

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Genesis Laser/IPL

1. How will my skin look immediately after a treatment?

Genesis laser facials involve the use of lasers (not light) as opposed to radiation, to eradicate fine-line wrinkles, scars and other similar skin problems. There may be slight redness on the treated skin, but it should disappear after a few hours, leaving you your skin tight, warm and rejuvenated.

2. Are laser facials effective for darker skin types?

No wonder it’s called Genesis! Yes, people with darker complexions can enjoy the peerless benefits of this skin rejuvenation treatment which differs from other laser skin treatments. It can also be used as an alternative treatment for those who have had Intense pulse light (IPL) or Fraxel lasers as a means to address sun spots and broken blood vessels.

3. How long does the photorejuvenation treatment take?

Treatments generally last 30 minutes or less even without the need of anesthesia. This is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment because it requires “little” to “no” after-care, has no downtime and is extremely safe

4. What does photorejuvenation feel like?

After a three to six treatments that take place one to two months apart, you will feel your sun-damaged, ageing skin will appear noticeably smoother and more youthful. While the results of an individual treatment could take time to reveal, multiple treatments produce impressive results.

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Non-Surgical Facelift and Crow’s Feet Eye Wrinkle Reduction

1. Who is a candidate for a non-surgical facelift?

Anyone who displays signs of aging typically opt for non-surgical facelifts. Nonetheless, more young men and women are having non-surgical facelifts, hoping to remove signs of aging before they begin to appear. Other candidates include people with sun damaged skin or regular smokers.

2. What is the recuperation period for a non-surgical facelift?

After three monthly sessions of receiving non-surgical facelifts or double chin treatments (15 minutes each or 25 minutes combined) there is two to three days of downtime with Infini. Be consistent and faithful to your weekly sessions.

3. Will a radio frequency treatment reduce under-eye wrinkles and crow’s feet?

Yes. Our risk-free radio frequency (RF) treatment has minimal recovery time and is a sure way toward eliminating your aging signs, such as under-eye wrinkles and crow’s feet. This treatment can complement your non-surgical facelift or double chin reduction treatment. Again, consistency is key.

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Skin Tag Removal

1. Will skin tags grow back?

Not necessarily. The skin tag removal procedure involves the use of a laser that is targeted at the area to be treated. Within two days or so, your skin tag will simply fall off after being lightened and shrunk by the laser treatment. This is a completely safe procedure which requires no excision or cutting, and can be performed even during your lunch time.

2. Will skin tag removal leave any scarring?

This simple, fast and effective laser treatment has been successful for years—you will have very little chance of scarring. The treated area will be slightly darker, but it won’t take long to fade as your skin tag begins to loosen up and shrink in size.

3. Is there anything special I have to do after the procedure?

This “lunch time” laser treatment is so effective and risk-free that there is little to no downtime. As a common precaution, you will need to wear a sunscreen for at least six weeks post-procedure.

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Laser Hair Removal

1. How should I prepare for the procedure?

Be aware of non-medical laser hair removal practices in spas and salons. Choose only an industry certified institution for your laser hair removal. You should have an initial consultation with the doctor as they review your medical history and discuss the procedure. While preparing for the treatment, stay out of the sun and avoid common hair removal methods, such as shaving, waxing, plucking and electrolysis.

2. What can I expect after the procedure for laser hair removal?

Each laser hair removal session lasts about 10 to 20 minutes. You might feel your skin heat up during the procedure due to the “laser killing” of your hair roots. However, it does not last long. The doctor might apply a gel to the treated area to keep your skin cool after the treatment. Expect to leave the clinic with smooth, gorgeous and hair-free skin.

3. Are the results permanent?

The results will vary according to the treated area of your body. For best results, four to 10 treatments taken four to six weeks apart are recommended. Although some professionals believe the possibility of hair regrowth, our powerful industry lasers—220v—almost nullify that possibility.

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Spider Veins Removal

1. What can I expect after a laser vein removal treatment?

In most cases, one to two sessions are all that is required to remove the spider veins. You can return to your regular routine following the simple laser treatments and the recuperation time is very short. When treating larger varicose veins in the legs, however, you may be asked to wear compression stockings. In this case, a duplex ultrasound may be used during a follow-up visit to assess the success of the treatment.

2. What type of laser is used to eliminate spider veins?

Our clinic uses the FDA approved Cynosure Apogee Elite laser, which has brought about some amazing results. The laser targets the spider vein, causing it to collapse and forcing the body to repair the area.

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1. Which areas can be treated with microdermabrasion?

Almost every area of your body can be rejuvenated, including the face, neck, shoulders, chest, back and limbs. Our microdermabrasion systems have the polishing action of diamond chips and the cleaning action of a vacuum.

2. What sort of follow-up care is needed after microdermabrasion?

Since your skin is sensitive after the procedure, it is important to avoid the sun, swimming pools and substantial exercising for the first few days and apply sunscreen for the first 48 hours after treatment. You may be required to follow-up after the treatment based on the doctor’s preference and most importantly, the depth of your skin’s peel.

Chemical Peel

1. What are the pre-treatment protocols of a chemical peel?

Make sure to cleanse and moisturizing your skin twice a day and apply sunscreen to your skin before heading outside. Many doctors recommend using ProDerm products as pre-treatment to chemical peels. They are said to help reduce the negative effects of skin aging and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin.

Acne Treatment

1. What type of acne do you treat?

There are many different types of acne including blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts. During your consultation we will help you understand the type of acne you have and provide appropriate treatment solutions. At our clinic for acne treatment in Toronto, we can treat all types of acne.

2. What can I expect during my acne treatment consultation?

During your complimentary consultation with our specialists, you will be evaluated and the right treatment plan for you will be provided. Our acne specialists will give you a comprehensive overview of factors that may be contributing to your acne flareups, and will discuss how genetics, stress, diet, and use of over-the-counter products can irritate your skin.

3. How fast can I expect to see results?

With any skin condition, it takes time to heal and recover. Even with the strongest and most effective acne treatments, healing can still take months. With that said, in as little as three sessions, you will notice significant improvements in your skin, depending on the severity of your acne. Mild to moderate acne cases have experienced impressive results with just three sessions, and more severe cases needed about 6 sessions. At our clinic, we can combine our laser treatment with microdermabrasion to remove dead skin cells faster and kill bacteria that may be causing your acne. The improvements are highly effective.

4. Is acne treatment permanent?

Acne is caused by many different factors. Excess oil production, bacteria, clogged pores and hair follicles, genetics, stress, and hormones can all cause acne. Depending on the cause of your acne, a few sessions may be enough to treat your skin long-term. However, if the reason for your acne involves hormones, stress, and genetics, it may return after treatment. To maintain clear, healthy skin it is recommended for you to follow a specific home care routine, and to have regular acne treatments every 6 months.

5. How do you treat the acne?

While the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic offers a variety of skincare treatments, our most common and effective solution for acne is the Carbon Laser Spectra Peel. It works by attacking acne deep in the skin to stimulate cell regeneration and reduce inflammation. Then, it treats acne at the surface by gently removing the top layer of dead skin cells, shrinks pores, and stimulates the growth of new skin.

6. Are acne treatments painful?

The reason why so many of our clients enjoy our Hollywood Carbon Spectra Peel treatment is because they do not require anesthesia. During the sessions patients have experienced mild tingling and a warm sensation. There is no downtime, no medication required, and you will have long-term results with this treatment. The treatments are mild yet effective enough that you can return to your work day after this short procedure.

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