Facial rejuvenation by injections...
Restoring a youthful expression
On average the human body stops growing by the age of 25. Once full maturity is achieved, a downhill journey known as ageing begins. A small wrinkle here, a small crease there, thinning lips and sunken cheeks ... No need for cosmetic surgery at this stage, but there are easy interventions that succeed very well in hiding initial signs of ageing. These minor "youthful corrections" can erase and soften wrinkles or flesh up and tone certain parts of the face in a subtle and natural way.
Dr. Bernier offers a range of injections to augment lips, correct the nasolabial folds, horizontal forehead wrinkles, glabellar folds, lip juncture folds, crow's feet, acne scars, local depressions, sunken lower eyelids, etc.
Injection of hyaluronic acid...
New wave in anti-wrinkle results
The injection of hyaluronic acid is an immediate and effective solution to erase wrinkles and fine lines, or to increase the volume of the lips.
Just like collagen, hyaluronic acid is one of the components of our skin which gives it its young and healthy appearance. The hyaluronic acid is injected under the skin in the form of clear gel; the treatment takes on average 30 minutes.
Contrary to bovine collagen injections or other type of injections, the hyaluronic acid used at Dr. Bernier's clinic is not extracted from animal tissue. This eliminates the need for an allergy test beforehand. The results of a hyaluronic acid injection will last 6 to 12 months, on average, before another injection is needed. The actual duration is dependent on many factors: the patient's age, lifestyle and skin structure.
Latest line in wrinkle disappearance
Botulinum toxin makes it possible to decrease the contraction activity of the muscle involved in the formation of wrinkles, and slow down the process by which permanent wrinkles are formed. This treatment is effective for glabellar or frown lines, forehead wrinkles (browlift), crow's feet and nasal crease wrinkles.
For treating forehead wrinkles ... The forehead muscles are injected
For treating crow's feet... The Occular muscles are injected
For treating wrinkles between eyebrows... The corrugator and procerus muscles are injected
Botulinum toxin, BOTOMTM is a synthetic substance originating with a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum and purified under strictly controlled conditions.
The botulinum toxin injection blocks neuromuscular conduction and causes a flaccid paralysis by attaching itself to the receptor sites in motor nerve endings, penetrating the nerve ending and inhibiting the release of acetylcholine.
The intramuscular injection of botulinum toxin in therapeutic dosages produces a localised muscular paralysis.
The intervention takes only 15 minutes and the effects of the botulinum toxin are normally visible within 72 hours. The maximum result is generally achieved in 7 to 14 days. The effectiveness of an injection is estimated to be between 4 and 6 months. Two annual BOTOXTM injections are usually recommended to keep the muscles dormant.