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Eyebrow lift

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Eyebrow lift in Edmonton

Eyebrow lift in Edmonton have increased in popularity and can be achieved with Botox, Fillers, Laser or Plasma pen treatment. Eyebrows are one of the most noticeable facial traits. They help accent the shape of your face and eyes and play a key role in communication. side Aside from the size of eyebrows, the shape also matters. A perfectly shaped and groomed brows can transform a person's face.

 

non-surgical eyebrow lift in Edmonton
non-surgical eyebrow lift in Edmonton

 

Botox for eyebrow lift in Edmonton

Injecting Botox in the brow area helps smooth and lift the surrounding skin and can help fix droopy or uneven brows. This treatment gives an illusion of a youthful look by opening up the brow area slightly. Many people have testified that Botox has made their brows look symmetrical. Botox can also transform how the brow sits, without undergoing cosmetic surgery. Botox will help brows sit uniformly along the brow bone and can help define and lift the shape of brows.

Dermal fillers

Placing dermal fillers beneath your eyebrow can support and elevate them. Typically, only half to one syringe of dermal fillers is needed in this area. Fillers also soften your eyebrow’s skeletal orbital rim to give a more youthful and soft look. Normally, upper eyelids droop from the exterior half first, making the middle half appear hollow. By using fillers to fill the mid half of your brow, this evens out the look of your upper eyelid and lessens droopy eyelids. The recovery time from dermal fillers depends on the degree of correction. For some, recovery takes a few days, with no downtime required.

Lasers for eyebrow lift in Edmonton

A laser can help rid skin of wrinkles and lift eyebrows. Also, the use of lasers is an excellent way to achieve great results without the dangers that come with eyelid surgery. The use of lasers can be an excellent alternative if you don’t want to go under the knife.

What are the pros and cons of getting an eyebrow lift in Edmontonthrough laser?

Using laser has several advantages. First, there are no adverse skin reactions and no large or small incisions made to the skin. This, in turn, means no swelling or bruising. Laser does have less side effects, than plasma pen) including scarring and pain during treatment. It may be expensive.

 

Plasma pen for eyebrow lift in Edmonton

The Plasma Pen procedure is an advanced and non-invasive lift treatment. It firms

and lifts the skin with fast results that will improve within eight weeks. In essence, the plasma pen functions by using the voltage in the atmosphere between its tip and the normal gasses released from our skin to build a plasma charge. This then creates a little electrical arc and immediately contracts the eyebrow area. The tissues pull in and tighten, giving you a youthful and elevated eyebrow. As collagen starts to form, crusts develop and peel off. The result is tighter and smoother skin – which occurs within days. However, do not confuse plasma pen with blood plasma, the plasma pen procedure does not involve blood.

 

If you would like to schedule a free consultation to find out how Dr. Alhallak, Ph.D., can help you achieve your desired eyebrows, click here to book a free consultation.

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BellaFill in Edmonton

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BELLAFILL: USES, EFFECTIVENESS AND SIDE EFFECTS

Bellafill is a long-lasting filler for wrinkles, skin folds, acne, and facial scars in both women and men. It uses a natural method to stimulate collagen, thus giving people a more youthful appearance. Bellafill is approved by the FDA and is usually injected by a licensed practitioner. Bellafill unique is that it is a long term filler and can last five to nine years, unlike many temporary dermal fillers.

What does Bellafill contain?

Bellafill is a combination of microsphere enhanced bovine collagen and local anesthetic lidocaine. These microspheres are produced from polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) by both FDA and USDA guidelines. It is very different from the common Botox injections and other HA dermal fillers. Bellafill is the most studied dermal filler on the market. Also, it has proven itself to be safe and effective.

How does Bellafill work?

Dr. Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D., injects Bellafil deep into the skin where the body's collagen surrounds the microspheres. About a month before undergoing this treatment, you will need to undergo an allergy skin test, this test will help confirm how you react to collagen.

 

What are the benefits of Bellafill?

Bellafill is a special permanent dermal filler, which offers a long-lasting solution to wrinkles and lasts up to five years. Unlike other products made from natural or synthetic materials, the body doesn't absorb Bellafill. This is because it’s made from a collagen microsphere. The benefits of Bellafill include:

  • Corrects nasolabial folds, facial scars, acne, wrinkles, smile lines, and so on.
  • It offers immediate results.
  • Results can last up to five years
  • Encourages the renewal of the body’s collagen

Is Bellafill for you?

While this dermal filler helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, it might not be the best treatment for you. Do not use Bellafill if you:

  • Test positive to the Bellafill allergy skin test
  • Have a history of severe allergies and hypersensitivity
  • Have an allergy to the previous bovine collagen product
  • Have excessive or thick scars
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding (although studies have not been done on nursing mothers and pregnant women).

 

Are there any side effects?

Like other injectables, you may feel mild swelling and redness at the injection site. Other side effects include swelling, itching, and pain, redness after 48 hours and rare side effects include lumps and granulomas. We do not inject Bellafill in sites with sores, pimples, cysts, or infection. In a situation like this, you should postpone the injection until you heal completely.

The allergy test

Since Bellafill has bovine collagen, we test every potential Bellafill clients for allergies. This test is performed by injecting a small amount of collagen into the dermal level of the skin. We will watch for the skin reactions to know if a patient is a candidate for the fillers or not.

Is Bellafill the same as the Sculptra?

No, please read more about Sculptra here

 

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Vampire Breast Lift

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Vampire Breast Lift

If you are looking to have an enhance your breast volume without going through surgery and incisions, then you should consider Vampire Breast lift in Edmonton. For Best results, we mix the Platelet-rich Plasma, PRP, with hyaluronic acid fillers to give you fullers and firmer chest.

 

Vampire Breast Lift

 

Who benefits from this Breast Lift?

This is a perfect procedure for ladies looking for a slight lift in their bust. Moreover, it helps with the breast skin tone and stretch marks. In other words, the effect will not be as significant as the actual surgical augmentation. However, it is significant enough to be better than the push-up bra effect.

The expected result of Vampire Breast Augmentation

Therefore, if you are looking to increase your cup size, or have a significant change in your breast shape, then this is not for you. It is more for ladies looking to have a firmer looking breast, reduce the stretch marks and wrinkles after breastfeeding. Moreover, it helps in restoring the sensation in the areola (nipples).

How Much VBL would Cost?

The volume of fillers and PRP starts at 1500. This would include about 50 MLS increase in your breast volume. This procedure is cosmetic in nature and it would not be covered by the insurance. However, we offer a six-month interest-free financing program. The price will increase if you wish to have more volume. Please note that you will need to come for multiple sessions

What Clinic should I choose?

First of all, you need to find a certified Vampire Breast Lift Provider. Moreover, it is important to read the provider portfolio and inquire about his/her training. At Albany Cosmetic and Laser center in Edmonton, we are an official provider. Dr. Kamal Alhallak has Ph.D. in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and have one of the best training and client satisfaction rate in Alberta.

VBL Procedure and preparation

It is important to know that you need to see your family doctor do a mammogram before we can proceed with the procedure. We cannot order one here at our center. Once the Mamogram is cleared by your family doctor, then we will be able to proceed. This procedure is not suitable for patients with a high risk of breast cancer. Make sure not to take medications that increase the bruising such as aspirin and ibuprofen, some OTC products and alcoholic drinks

One the day of the procedure

Make sure you are dressed in comfortable and loose clothes. We advise all our clients to bring a chaperone with them. The procedure will take about 1 hour as we need to prepare the Plasma. As the Plasma is getting ready, you will change to a gown and take off your bra. The assistant will apply some numbing crease to make the whole procedure more tolerable. It takes about 15-20 min for the numbing cream to give maximum efficacy. Dr. Kamal (PhD in Pharmacy) will apply PRP-filler mixture with a blunt cannula to minimize the bruizing and improve the results.

Recovery time

The Vampire Breast Lift is a clean and non-invasive procedure. All patient walk out directly after the procedure and carry on their regular life activity. Patients may experience will swelling and bruising that resolve after a couple of days.

Expected results

Patients see some results immediately, such as an increase in breast volume. Other results such as skin tone and firmness might take up to three months for maximum effect. Results last between 1-2 years.

 

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The most successful cases with this lift are in the cleavage area. Dr. Kamal Alhallak (Pharmacist with Ph.D.) is a certified provider for the Vampire Breast Lift

 

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Vampire Facelift

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Vampire Facelift in Edmonton

Vampire facelift combines the best of the two cosmetic fields, the PRP and HA Fillers. Therefore, it provides an excellent treatment for people who looks to improve skin texture and improve sagging skin.

 

Vampire Facelift before and after

Are vampire facelift and facial the same?

No, The vampire facelift is a more advanced technique that aims to restore a youthful look in the face through the injection of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) with fillers such as Juvederm. A vampire facial, however, injects the PRP by itself through a procedure known as Micro needling without and fillers. The vampire facial is the one that Kim Kardashian made popularly, and as noted above, this non-surgical procedure skips the dermal filler part. The facelift helps deeper layers of the skin.

How does the facelift work?

It works by using a portion of your blood, rich in growth factors to regenerate and rejuvenate the skin naturally. This will increase elasticity and collagen production. The skin is re-plumped and rejuvenated; fine lines and wrinkles are reduced to create a youthful, radiant glow.

What is the procedure of vampire facelift?

The term itself sounds scary and perhaps even painful, but it's a relatively simple procedure. Many people have questions about what this procedure entails. This facelift is a non-invasive procedure which involves using the patient's blood. Thereafter, we separate the platelet-rich plasma with a high concentration of growth factors.

 

 

The next step is to mix the natural part of the treatment, the PRP, with HA fillers, we prefer Juvederm Voluma. We use special numbing cream and leave it for about one hour in case we choose to do microneedling. The mixture is then ready to be injected with a sharp needle with a blunt cannula. This treatment leaves the patient with softer, lighter skin color than before the procedure. We use the needle to correct the fine lines and the cannula for the deep wrinkles.

Advantages of vampire facelift

Develops an improved skin quality

Promotes skin clarity

Battles with the factors of aging

Improvement in the blood flow

A painless process

It stimulates collagen production

Lessens the skin folds

Skin becomes soft

The sagging skin becomes normal

Complete removal of scars and spots

After the treatment, the HA fillers give the jump-start and the growth factors begin to speed up the skin rejuvenation. The skin becomes tight and it improves the tone and texture. We also can use this treatment to correct stretch marks and acne scars

What are the Areas treated by the Vampire Facelift?

Lines at corners of the mouth

"Bunny lines" or "bunny nose" — dynamic wrinkles on the nose

Crow's feet (lines in corners of the eyes)

Forehead wrinkles

Frown lines

Smile lines

Plumping of the cheeks

Who can have a vampire facelift?

Everyone can benefit from this treatment. Patients with problems such as fine lines and wrinkles can benefit from the vampire facelift.  Moreover, this treatment improves sagging skin due to skin aging and loss of collagen. It also helps people with a tired face and hollow under-eye areas.

Patients whose skin looks tired, gray and opaque may also benefit from a vampire facelift. In the end, the treated facial area continues to show improvement while achieving the platelet-rich fibrin matrix.

How long does the vampire facelift last?

The renewal effects of the procedure continue for the first few months. Depending on the individual's response, the results can last for over a year.

How quickly can I get back to my daily activities?

Most clients feel comfortable going back to their normal activities immediately and back to work the following day.

How long does the vampire facelift take?

The consultation takes 10 minutes, while the actual treatment, will take 90 minutes.

Does the vampire facelift hurt?

The procedure is a near painless series of injections it to areas of the face to reduce wrinkles, add youthful volume, and improve the quality of your skin.

What are the possible side effects of the vampire facelift?

The procedure usually calls "lunchtime lift" because recovery is usually minimal. You can expect redness and sometimes bruising.

Can Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment be used in combination with other skin treatments?

Yes, the vampire facelift used in combination with Dermapen Microneedling and Dermal Fillers has shown amazing results.

Is everyone a candidate?

There some people who cannot do the procedure such as people with auto-immune diseases, or have an active infection. The consultation is an essential part of the treatment

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If you are not aware of face lifting process, it is necessary for you to consult Dr. Kamal (PhD in Pharmacy) and seek his advice on the same before undergoing the treatment. Also, the vampire facelift is not only an effective method but also affordable.

 

 

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Non-Surgical Nose Job

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Non-Surgical Nose Job In Edmonton

Non-Surgical Nose Job In Edmonton

Can you have a non-surgical nose job? Of course, you can! The nose and its symmetry with your face are an essential element of your person. Many people have felt looked down upon because of the shape of their nose.

Non-surgical nose Job in Edmonton

Right from when we are teenagers to when we become working adults, the first thing people notice about our face is the shape of our nose. And that is why many people what their nose to be at its best. For many years, reshaping the nose required rhinoplasty surgery. However, thanks to innovations in cosmetic surgery, you can now shape your nose using fillers.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty with fillers
Non-surgical rhinoplasty with fillers

You might ask; how can you get a nose job without surgery? Don’t worry. In this article, we talk about non-surgical rhinoplasty, what the procedure involves and who can use it.

What Does a Non-surgical Nose Job Involve?

A non-surgical nose job, also known as a non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure is a cosmetic surgery that shapes the nose using dermal fillers. The procedure is growing in popularity because it is relatively painless, produces instant results and is affordable.

Regardless of the shape of your nasal bridge or nasal tip, a non-surgical nose job can give you a nasal profile that will accentuate your facial features with perfection. However, unlike cosmetic surgeries where you endure broken bones and lengthy recovery periods, a nonsurgical rhinoplasty requires injecting hyaluronic acid dermal fillers at the target areas. And the results are not only astounding but instant!

rhinoplasty with fillers by Dr. Kamal Alhallak (Ph.D.)
rhinoplasty with fillers by Dr. Kamal Alhallak (Ph.D.)

The dermal fillers work by adding volume to areas of the nose that are sagging or drooping, helping to improve the shape and contour for enhanced aesthetics. Whether you want to remove a visible bump on your nose, enhance your nose bridge, or make the nose tip more streamlined, a non-surgical nose job offers convenience and exceptional results without the pain and discomfort that comes with classic rhinoplasty.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty is a safe and affordable procedure for people who want to boost the appearance of their nasal features. Now, you can correct even a small imperfection on your nose with this procedure with no expensive and time-consuming surgical procedures. Also, you won’t suffer surgery-related side effects such as loose nasal cartilage or scar formation.

How Long Does Non-surgical Nose Job Take?

Depending on the amount of filter injected in the area you want to improve, non-surgical rhinoplasty can take up to 20-40 minutes. The best part is that despite the simplicity of the procedure, results are instant and precise.

Below is the procedure for performing a non-surgical nose job.

Dr. Alhallak, Ph.D., marks the shape you desire on your nose.

You will receive a local anesthetic in the nose to numb the area (sometime this may not be necessary)

He injects the dermal filler (hyaluronic acid) into the marked areas of your nose.

Next is the molding of the filler to create the ideal nose shape that meets your requirements.

And that is all.

Is a Nonsurgical Nose Job Permanent?

No, a non-surgical nose job is a temporary procedure. The results can last for six months to two years or more. However, maintenance injections can increase results and enhance the overall shape and look of the nose. The longevity of the results depends on the rate at which the patient’s body absorbs the fillers, and this varies across the individual.

When Will You See Results?

A non-surgical nose job provides instant results. You will notice visible changes right from the moment the dermal fillers are in your face. The best part is that you can resume normal activities after the procedure.

What Are the Side Effects of a Non-surgical Rhinoplasty?

The most common side effect of the procedure is swelling, needle mark, and injection-induced bruising. The swelling will subside within two days, and other complications can take up to a week to clear completely. Some people can be allergic to HA fillers, but this is uncommon. In rare cases, there may be an infection, node formation and other complications that require immediate medical attention. However, most complications are treatable with minimal downtime when noticed early. The best part is that you do not need to stop your regular activities after a non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure. If the effects of the procedure are visible, you can use makeup to cover up.

What Are the Benefits of a Non-surgical Nose Job over Traditional Surgical Rhinoplasty?

The nonsurgical nose job offers several advantages over surgical rhinoplasty procedure. These benefits include:

  • Faster, with most treatments taking less than 20 minutes.
  • It is relatively painless and does not require weeks of recovery.
  • More affordable than the surgical option
  • The results are instant.
  • Non-surgical nose jobs offer more flexibility and almost no downtime

What are the most expected outcomes?

The non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure is a perfect way to achieve correct symmetry. Further, the procedure is ideal for the following outcomes:

  • Reducing roundness in the nasal profile by sculpting the area after injecting fillers
  • Pointing or raising the nasal tip
  • Removing or smoothing nose bumps
  • Correcting the nose shape after an injury

Who Can Benefit from a Non-Surgical Nose Job?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty can help improve your facial beauty and correct injury-related physical deformities. The following individuals can use this procedure:

  • People who want an instant improvement of their nasal profile
  • Clients who don’t want to go under the knife for a classic rhinoplasty.
  • Patients whose medical or health condition prevent from performing a surgical rhinoplasty

Who Cannot Use the Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

This procedure is not suitable for people who have nose deformities, however, it does not correct other issues such as nasal prolapse. Non-surgical nose jobs are not ideal for people who need corrective surgery for respiratory issues. If you want a large-scale reduction or need to change your nose structure permanently, you require a traditional rhinoplasty. Also, people who have had major surgeries on their nose may not be a candidate for this procedure as it increases the chances of complications.

Wrap Up

A nonsurgical nose job offers flexibility, safety, and convenience. If you need a minor nose reshaping, non-surgical rhinoplasty is fast, affordable and provides spectacular results.

The side effects of the procedure are minimal, and it is affordable and almost painless. The best part is that the results are instant and can last up to two years.4

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Dr. Kamal Alhallak (Ph.D.) is the only injector in Edmonton that has the experience to combine both fillers and threads to fix complex deformities. Fillers alone results provide suboptimal results especially in cases that required lifting of the nose tip and narrowing of the nostrils.

Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre in Edmonton provides all non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Lip fillers, Botox, Fat Freezing, Cheek fillers, Body shapingFace SlimmingLaser skin tighteningBrazilain Butt lift, Laser hair removal, Jawline definingJawline contouringskin tighteningchemical peelsNatural filler, Sculptra, plasmaSculpt, and microdermabrasion

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Jawlines contouring

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Jawlines Contouring in Edmonton

Jawline Contouring in Edmonton

Jawlines Contouring in Edmonton

Jawline contouring is a procedure to reshape and define the jawline. In the past, people who wanted to change their jawline and facial contouring used surgery. Surgery is often expensive, invasive procedure, painful and comes with a lengthy recovery period. The good news is there are non-invasive jawline contouring procedures that also provide satisfactory results without the pain and long recovery time. These contouring methods include:

  • BOTOX® Injection
  • Injectable Fillers
  • Ultherapy and Fotona 4D lift
  • PDO threads

The BOTOX® Injection for jawline contouring:

BOTOX®, from Botulinum toxin A, has been a superstar of the aesthetic surgery industry for many years for lines and wrinkles correction. The toxin works by relaxing the masseter muscle, which is the jaw muscle responsible for chewing. This simple procedure is almost painless and has a minimal recovery period. The results are almost instantaneous and improve within a few weeks after the procedure.

 

When will results be seen?

Results will take about one week to start showing and get better over time. You will see the best results four to six weeks after treatment. While the results are not permanent, jawline contouring with Botox can last up to six months. The treatment depends on the relaxation of the masseter muscle and any activity that can work the muscle can reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. Chewing for long hours and anything other activity that involves moving the lower jaw continuously can reduce the results. It is best to come for touch-up injections at least twice a year to maintain optimal results.

 

 

What are the side effects?

Botox for jawline contouring has the same side effects as other Botox procedures. Common side effects include

  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising

 

 

Jawline contouring before and after in Edmonton

 

 

Fillers for jaw contouring:

Injectable dermal fillers are effective for jawline contouring. Unlike Botox which relaxes the jaw muscles, fillers work by adding volume to parts of the jawline and the face that are saggy or drooping.

How does filler work for jaw contouring?

Dermal fillers fill the void in the face and jawline, making you appear fuller and more beautiful. This noninvasive procedure can be a standalone solution or combined with Botox for more satisfactory and longer-lasting results.

What Is in a filler injection?

There are different types of fillers, some Dermal filler injections are comprised of hyaluronic acid gel such as Juvederm and Restylane. Some fillers act as collagen-stimulators including Sculptra and Radiesse.

Who should use filler injection?

Dermal fillers are perfect for people with an age-induced or genetically weak or receding jawline. It is also ideal for patients with dimpling, sagging jawline, creases, wrinkles, and lines.

 

 

When Will I See Results?

The results of dermal filling injections for jawline contouring are instant. You start seeing the results immediately after the procedure, which takes less than 45 minutes. However, the results are not permanent and are usually effective for 6-24 months.

before and after jawlines contouring

 

 

Is the procedure painful?

You may feel a slight discomfort as the needle enters your skin, but the procedure is largely painless. This is because the area around the jaw is less sensitive and most dermal fillers have an anesthetic effect.

 

Ultherapy and Fotona

Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure that tightens the skin using ultrasound technology. This non-invasive treatment is effective for contouring the jawline by tightening the skin around the area. It can also revitalize skin on the chest, face, sternum and more. Read more about Fotona here

How Ultherapy works:

Ultherapy is short for ultrasound therapy. It works by concentrating ultrasound energy on the skin to stimulate the natural production of collagen in the body. Collagen is the substance that gives the skin its firmness and supple texture. Aging reduces the body’s ability to produce collagen, leading to saggy skin, wrinkles, and lines.

When will I see results

Ultherapy requires time to work because it stimulates the body to produce collagen. You can start seeing results three months after the treatment because the body requires time to produce significant amounts of collagen.

Is It painful?

Ultherapy is not painful, however, you might feel tingling during treatment and a slight puffiness after your session. Possible side effects include numbness, swelling, and inflammation. Ultherapy helps tighten the skin around the jawline, resulting in firmer skin. It offers excellent results for sagging, drooping and other age-induced facial problems. Two to three sessions are enough for optimal performance. However, maintenance sessions may be required to sustain improved collagen production in your skin.

PDO threads

Another non-surgical jawline contouring technique is a minimal-invasive procedure that uses PDO or polydioxanone threads. The PDO thread procedure is a skin lift treatment that helps correct saggy skin for a firmer and sharper jawline.

What does the PDO thread procedure involve?

The PDO thread lift procedure involves inserting small threads into the skin with extremely fine needles or cannulas at strategic spots to deliver an instant lift. Based on the size of the area and the number of threads the procedure requires, a session can take up to 30 minutes to one hour or more. PDO thread lifting is minimally-invasive and a local anesthetic is applied to the target areas for a mild numbing effect. You may feel slight discomfort during the session, but improved techniques continue to lower the pain patients experience during the procedure.

The PDO thread is a collagen-stimulator and over time will promote the body’s natural ability to produce the substance. Within 12 months of the procedure, the body will absorb the threads and the collagen production will continue to keep the skin firm and supple.

 

Effects of PDO thread lift

This procedure has three main effects on the body including:

  • Mechanical skin lifting which provides instant results
  • Collagen stimulation which promotes cellular rejuvenation
  • Neovascularization for improved skin texture, elasticity, and fine lines.

Side effects of PDO thread

PDO thread lifting has some side effects including:

  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Soreness
  • Swelling
  • A sensation of mild tightness up to two weeks after the procedure

In rare cases, the PDO procedure may cause infection, salivary duct damage, nerve damage, and nodules formation. Apart from jawline contouring, the PDO thread lift is also effective for crow’s feet, jowls, and wrinkles.

Albany Laser and Cosmetic Center in Edmonton is an award-winning medical spa and cosmetic clinic. We offer many aesthetic procedures such as non-surgical nose jobBotox for smile lines,  non-surgical butt lift,  acne treatmentpeelingskin tighteningbody slimming

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Natural Fillers

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Natural Fillers

Natural Fillers

First of all, we need to define natural fillers. Usually, we use the word  "natural" to describe something that is extracted from nature, in other words it is not synthetic. In this sense, all hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero are considered natural. However, if we want to be more specific, the most natural fillers are from our bodies, including fat. 

Fat grafting

Due to the extended downtime, and the complexity of the procedure, we usually use this procedure as a last resort, and mainly for areas that general filling is required rather than precise filler placement. The Brazilian Butt lift is an excellent example of fat grafting. We more commonly offer three types of injectable cosmetic treatments fillers:

  1. Hyaluronic acid fillers (HA Fillers)
  2. Collagen inducing fillers
  3. Platelet-rich Plasma and Platelet-rich Fibrin (PRP and PRF)

Hyaluronic Acid fillers

Hyaluronic acid is one of the naturally occurring fillers in our body.When we are young, our body has an ample supply of HA in our skin. Hyaluronic acid loves water, keeps our skin hydrated and gives us volume. Hyaluronic acid  is not permanent and as we age our body is not able to generate the HA we lose, hence signs of age such as lines and wrinkles. Therefore, we need to supply our body with an external source of HA fillers in the form in dermal fillers. 

What is the origin of HA dermal fillers?

Pharmaceutical companies used to extract HA from animal sources. However, with  advanced technology, all HA dermal fillers are produced by bacteria.

What is best HA dermal filler?

We use mainly two brands that produce the best results-Juvederm and Restylane. Both brands come in a different consistency and thickness for different areas of the face.

 

Collagen inducing fillers

Fillers such as Sculptra and Radiesse have minimal effect as fillers themselves. However, they induce the gradual production of natural fillers in our body such as collagen. Does that mean that Sculptra and Radiesse are more natural than Juvederm and Restylane? The simple answer is no. Sculptra, for example, are microsphere of Poly L lactic acid, which is a synthetic polymer, while Radiesse is synthetic Calcium microsphere gel that works similarly to Sculptra. Our body will eventually dissolve Sculptra and Radiesse microsphere over time.

PRP and PRF

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)  is a 100% natural product of our blood. We prepare the plasma in the clinic by centrifuging the blood, to produce the best plasma filled with growth factors. PRP does not add volume at all and instead helps with skin texture, glow and fine lines especially if used with microneedling. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a way to ensure the plasma stays in place longer and does not work as fillers. PRF works perfectly for hair loss treatment

So what exactly are natural fillers?

The term natural fillers have been introduced in the field of cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery to refer to mixing any fillers with PRP. So basically, combining Voluma with PRP or Sculptra with PRP will produce “natural fillers”.

We have a protocol that we have developed over the years for the best mixture, and it varies from one filler to another and according to the site of injection. Each clinic has its own way of preparing their own natural filler.

How long does it last?

We noticed that natural fillers last longer than original fillers. It also makes other fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra work faster. This will help it to give a better immediate and long-term results.

 

natural fillers

 

Is it for everyone?

The simple answer is no. Dr. Alhallak Ph.D, uses natural fillers for clients who would like to fill large areas of the face. His long experience using dermal fillers along with his advanced knowledge of the chemical structure of different fillers has allowed him to create innovative fillers and treatments to fit most of our client cosmetic needs.Other areas that we use natural fillers are the chest and neck though we still prefer using HA fillers to correct isolated issues such as lip contouring, lip fillers, cheek augmentation, under eye fillers and  jawline contouring

 

 

 

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PlasmaSculpt

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PlasmaSculpt in Edmonton

This treatment meets the needs of patients wishing to look rejuvenated and rested while using the power of their own body to stimulate the process.

Anything done would be unknown to patients, and the results are gradual, so there is no dramatic instant result. As a bonus, the youthful look is long-lasting, natural-looking and can be progressed with further sessions if one wishes. It is a full-face treatment, so we are not filling specific folds or creating one rejuvenated area while neglecting other areas. Thus, the appearance looks congruent and not disjointed. The endpoint is a refreshed glow, smooth skin, fewer lines and folds, and better skin quality.

The primary principle behind this exciting new procedure is that it harnesses the power of your collagen supply and natural healing capabilities to create a new, improved, and naturally youthful looking you.

How does it work?

PlasmaSculpt works with your body’s natural process to rebuild your collagen over a four to six-month period of time. It gradually creates a more natural look without leaving any visible lines where the filler resides. Since fillers are instant, they are usually visible, leaving many looking too ‘filled’ and overdone.

PLLA uses one's body to stimulate collagen and increase skin glow and thickness. Combining concentrations and injection locations in different concentrations creates a safe and pleasing look that develops over time, so no one notices but the client.

How long does the treatment last?

You can expect PlasmaSculpt results are subtle but long-lasting, whereas traditional fillers typically only last three to six months. Most important is the mixing concentrations, depths and strategic placement for a safe and effective outcome. The visible effects may begin subtly as early as 2 weeks but more reliably at 2 months.

Benefits of PlasmaSculpt

 

is Dr. Anil Rajani's combination of Sculptra (PLLA) and PRF (Platelet Rich Fibers). The treatments stimulate collagen and elastin, as well as your body's natural support structure to reconstruct more youthful-looking skin and volume.

How many sessions do you need?

Several people may be happy with one session, but we recommend three treatment sessions, in the space of 1-2 months, to achieve the best outcome. The treatment depends on the quality of the actual skin, tissue laxity, and surrounding bone loss.

When will you see desirable results?

Plasmasculpt is a procedure that addresses most of these characteristics in a single treatment over several sessions for a natural-looking result using one's body to stimulate collagen. Final results take 6 months, but the look is very natural and pleasing.

Conclusion

PlasmaSculpt is using one's blood products to stimulate youth using one's growth factors. PlasmaScult by Dr. Rajani can improve existing youthful fat, reduce the appearance of dark circles and stimulate hair follicles where present. PlasmaSculpt treatments to help patients attain the results they have been looking for.

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Lip Fillers Edmonton

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Lip treatment fillers In Edmonton

The lips are the most visible facial feature. Along with the eyes, they reflect the first impression of mood and attitude.

such as Juvederm and Restylane are very popular cosmetic procedures that are used to enhance the appearance of your lips. Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center has one of the highest satisfaction rates with cosmetic lip fillers. We provide the best long-lasting results to restore lip volume and erase fine lines.

 

 

 

Lip fillers process summary

The infographic below will show you what you can expect at your next lip filler appointment. It explains the process from a free consultation to what to expect for downtime.

 

 

The following video shows Dr. Kamal, Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical sciences, performing a lip filler injection at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre in Edmonton. He uses a blunt cannula for less pain and less bruising. His top choices for lip fillers are Juvederm Ultra Xc, Juvederm Volift and Restalyne Kysse

 

 

The video above shows Dr. Kamal Alhallak (Ph.D. in Pharmacy) using a cannula for lip fillers and lip augmentation

This picture shows the difference between before and after lip augmentation and filler treatments with Juvederm XC.

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You are not Alone

Back in the days, it was only popular between movie stars and public figures, but not anymore. New statistics showed that in the last five years, its procedure showed over 500% increase to be the third in the cosmetic field after Botox and Laser Hair Removal.

 

Lip Filler artist

A lip injections artist must have a deep understanding of the facial features in general, and the interaction of various mediums such as eyes, nose, and lips to achieve best oral-facial augmentation using dermal fillers. Here is another video here showing Dr. Kamal injecting client lips with HA fillers. Our clients sign a consent releasing the recorded procedures and before and after pictures.

Dr. Kamal has mastered the art of lip fillers and anatomical planes of the lips as you can see in the video below

 

Watch This Video With Dr. Kamal Performing Lip Fillers

Dr. Kamal is our medical director, he specialized in nanotechnology for drug targeting and advanced skin delivery. He has the Best client satisfaction rate and reviews, especially after Juvederm lip fillers and under-eye fillers.

The planes of lips, what makes our lips look as they are?

The lips have upper and lower parts. The upper part has three planes form the upper lip, and the lower one has two planes. Understanding these planes gives the injector insight into important factors such as the location of injection, direction lip fillers placement, and the number of fillers for lip injections (Juvederm, Restylane) in each place. The two upper lateral planes are cone-shaped, with the apex at the corners of the mouth and the base bordering the middle plane.

How to choose the best fillers

The filler of choice must be resilient enough for areas that experience persistent kinetic movement. The lips, in contrast, are in constant motion. It is paramount to inject the filler of choice in the natural planes that constitute the lips. Proper plane placement will stabilize and ensure the duration of the implanted filler and sculpted shape. Placing different types of fillers in the thin lips will result in different cosmetic results.

 

A prime example is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA placed in the lips will keep its injected shape, dependent on the plane placement and flow of the material. The properties of HA will tend to displace tissue around the injected site. This effect can be exploited. Our fillers of Choice for lips fillers are Juvederm Volift from Allergan and Restylane Kysse from Galderma.

There is a wide array of fillers now available for cosmetic lip and facial fillers in selecting the proper filler, the injector must select which filler to use in the same manner an artist chooses his or her material of expression on a canvas.

 

Cost of fillers

The cost of lip augmentation in Edmonton depends mainly on the number of syringes that we need to inject. During the consultation, Dr. Kamal will assess the desired shape and the volume, then he will come up with an estimate for the number of syringes and costs.

The cost of one Juvederm syringe is 600, but we offer special pricing after participating in some research. Our favorite fillers for the lips are Juvederm ultra plus, Juvederm Volift, Restylane kysse.

It is important to note that there are no good or bad materials, just different fillers that are intended for various applications and effects around the face. The nasolabial fold, for example, has remarkable features. The fold is deep and the malar fat and associated anatomy are lateral to the fold. This contrasts the medial aspect of the fold significantly, where this area has less bulk and is more tightly laid around the orbicularis oris and levitator muscles.

How much are lip injections?

The price of one syringe of Juvederm or Restylane in Edmonton is about $600. At Albany cosmetic and laser center we offer incentives, bundles, and coupons to bring the price down to make the lip injection cost more affordable. We partnered with Health Smart to provide easy, interest-free, monthly payments.

How to avoid bruising?

Bruising is fairly common after lip fillers. However, we can help you minimize the risk of bruising by following the information in the chart below

 

 

"Click here to see a gallery of some of before and after pictures of our work and how much do lip fillers cost

 

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Under-eye Fillers

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Under-eye Fillers in Edmonton

Let's talk about under-eye fillers in Edmonton. Under-Eye Dark Circles and eye bags (Festoon) are inevitable. But there are some percussions and care that can be taken to slow them down and make you look in your early 30s while in your late 50s. Tear trough fillers, which is another name for under eye fillers, are specially designed and placed in areas to compensate for lost fat. Moreover, it helps to erase the under eyes circles and shadows.

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The following video feature Dr. Kamal, Ph.D., providing more information to help you understand these aging processes and the best treatments available to correct this aesthetic issue. it is important to understand that this treatment is cosmetic and therefore would not be covered by provincial or federal plans

Results for Tear Trough treatment

Before And After Picture of Eye Bags Correction With Juvederm Volift Filler Injection. As you can see, the treatment reduces puffiness under the eyes and reduces eye puffiness and fat pad's appearance under the eyes. We use only thin hyaluronic acid filler to compensate for the volume loss in eye orbital and add volume to make the skin surface more even and fix the light reflection.

What are under-eye wrinkles?

Under-eye wrinkles are fine or deep lines that appear due to aging. However, other factors may make them appear faster as a lack of skincare or sleep. They can also appear earlier in that area due to tugging, rubbing and stretching when putting on, or removing makeup. Genetics play an important role in developing bugs or shadow in the tear trough area

 

How many syringes of fillers do I need

The number of syringes needed varies with different clients. On average we use between on to three syringes of fillers. The slider here shows before And After Picture of Eye Bags Correction With one Syringe Of Juvederm Volift Filler Injection.

How could under-eye fillers help?

The wrinkles are formed due to the loss of fat in the peri-orbital area. Fillers such as Juvederm, when applied correctly fill the hollow area and replace the lost volume.

 

Causes of eye wrinkles?

The primary cause of under-eye wrinkles is aging. However, other factors like squinting, frowning, and even laughing might contribute to the formation of eye wrinkles.

hat are Under-Eye Dark Circles?

Periorbital area (tear trough and under the eye) is fragile and sensitive. Once we start losing fat in the area, the skin tends to be uneven. The uneven surface will reflect the light is a wrong angle casting a dark show under the eye. [expand title="Read more here"] Dark eyes circles also occur when the thin layer of skin below your eyes starts showing the blood vessels and the blood they contain more clearly than anywhere else on your body, leaving you looking pale, ill and old.[/expand]

What are eye Bags?

As we age, tissue structures surrounding the eyes, including some of the muscles supporting the eyelids, weaken. Applying Fat helps support the eyes to move into the lower eyelids, causing the lids to appear puffy. The fat may be targeted by fluid which then accumulates in the space below the eyes, adding to the swelling. Note that aging tends to make the skin more translucent, therefore, under-eye bags tend to be more visible than they would have otherwise been.

 

What Causes Dark Circles Under the Eye?

Stress; lack of sleep, hormonal changes, allergies, a disturbed lifestyle, extra melanin (periorbital hyperpigmentation) in the skin around the eyes, aging, and it can be hereditary, among many other factors that cause dark circles under the eyes.

How Soon Do They Appear?

Like every other part of the body, lack of care makes things break down. Those who do not take care of their skin might notice signs of under-eye wrinkles as early as their early twenties, but those who take good care of their skin might experience under eye wrinkles much later.

Should I be worried?

No, you shouldn’t be worried. There are many treatments available for lightening under dark eye circles. In addition to that, getting under eye fillers is a safe procedure.

 

under-eye filler under-eye bags Dr. Kamal Alhallak (Ph.D.)
under-eye filler under-eye bags Dr. Kamal Alhallak (Ph.D.)

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