What is Restylane?
Restylane is a medical gel (hyaluronic acid) which adds volume and definition to the face for a refreshed, feminine look -- especially in the under-eye area and the lips. These gels do not affect the way the facial muscles move and as a consequence, they create an amazingly natural, refreshed look for the face. Waterloo Medical Cosmetics is one of the leading providers of Restylane in the Kitchener/Waterloo region. If you are looking for a team of professionals that you can trust, contact us today!
What To Expect From Treatment
After booking an appointment with us, you’ll receive an email that will provide you with the basic details (such as our address and parking information), along with a list of to-do’s and don’ts to ensure your session goes smoothly. An hour or so before your appointment, we’ll send you a text message to remind you. Upon arrival, you’ll meet our reception staff who will direct you to the treatment room. You’ll meet our Cosmetic Nurses Anndrea or Kelly, who will discuss your goals, the risks and benefits of our treatments and make some suggestions. Our staff are never commissioned, so the advice they give is truly what they think is best for you! This will be followed by a consultation with our physician, Dr. Michalski, MD, either in person or through tele-medicine. Assuming that you are medically appropriate for our care, our treatments can generally be carried out in the same day. Afterwards, you’ll receive information on booking after your face post-treatment. After this, you’ll be good to go!
Did you know? Many of our clients are extremely private and prefer their customized care at home. We can bring the same level of care and safety you would receive in our clinic to your home for you, alone or with friends. Both Dysport and Restylane skin fillers can be provided in-home. A $200 fee applies for home services -- however, this can be waived if 4 or more friends choose this service together.
For every client, we want to make sure your face is picture-perfect -- which is why we try to follow-up in person with every client around the two week mark. Of course, if you have concerns you can contact us sooner to be seen earlier. If you have any questions at any time, please don’t hesitate to ask! Improvements are typically seen in approximately 2-3 days. Clients can usually expect some mild redness and occasional bruising that is amenable to makeup.
Does it hurt?
We have never had anyone refuse to return for Botox or Skin Fillers because of discomfort. This is largely due to the expert training our nurses receive, the numbing creams we use and the specialized equipment we use. Our needles are the smallest available (they are the same type used to inject insulin in diabetic children).
Will I look “done” or not authentic?
We focus on making you look like a better version of yourself. We know if your friends think you’re back from vacation or that you just look really good today, then we’ve done our job perfectly.
An important part of our business is unusual for a med-spa: our staff are never on commission. As such, they can focus on refreshing your face -- not on pushing as much product as possible!
Isn’t it expensive?
It is true that Juvederm is a larger up-front expense — however, because it lasts so long, it becomes more affordable.
Fillers typically last 6-12 months and cost as little as $350 for a mini-lip. Compare this to monthly expenditures on hair, skin creams or gym memberships!
Do only younger people get Restylane (Juvederm)?
While it is true Restylane is most popular for younger clients getting lip treatments, we love the defining and volumizing effect it can have on all of our clients. In particular, treating under-eye hollows adds a refreshed appearance -- while cheek fillers lift the entire face. We know we’ve done our job well if your friends think you’re just back from vacation!
What is the difference between Botox (Dysport) and Fillers
Botox (Dysport) is a medicine that is injected in tiny quantities into muscles to help them relax. This makes it ideal to reduce fine lines caused by muscles wrinkling the skin (in particular, the “11-lines” between the eyebrows or the horizontal forehead lines). Dermal Fillers are hyaluronic acid-based medical gels that physically lift up the skin to add definition and volume. These are used more commonly in lip treatments and to smooth our under-eye hollows; however, our Cosmetic Nurses are skilled in a number of facial contouring techniques!
What is the difference between Restylane and Juvederm?
Restylane and Juvederm are both hyaluronic acid-based medical gels used for the same purpose but made by different manufacturers. Both are excellent.
Is it safe?
Restylane (Juvederm) is extremely safe and has been used safely for decades. The only people who absolutely cannot receive Restylane are pregnant or breastfeeding women. There is no down-time; however, you can expect some mild redness and bruising that is generally amenable to makeup. Lips tend to swell after treatments for 24-48 hours. In the unlikely event of a vascular injury or occlusion, we always maintain emergency medications on hand. Our Nurses come from hospital-based medicine and maintain emergency equipment including epinephrine, vital sign monitoring equipment and dissolving medication on hand at all times. Finally, our medical director is an active ER physician and is available in the unlikely event of an emergency.
Do our Nurses receive specialized training?
Our Cosmetic Nurses are trained in advanced techniques, including advanced Botox treatments at Dr. Martin’s in Barrie, a leading Medical Cosmetics Training Centre. All clients are screened by our Medical Director, Dr. W. Michalski, MD, for safety and to ensure medical suitability for any treatment. All procedures are conducted with strict attention to safety. Our Nurses not only undergo specialized training; they also study ongoing continuing medical education in the field of cosmetic injectables. Read our Google Reviews for an idea of other clients’ experiences!
Contact Us: 226-476-4367
Waterloo Medical Cosmetics is a leading provider of Dysport injections in Kitchener-Waterloo. We provide complimentary consultations for dysport injections in both Waterloo and Kitchener.
If you have any questions about Dysport versus Botox and the differences between each treatment or want to learn more about our services, contact us today!
Looking to pay for treatments in installments? We’ve partnered with Medicard to make that possible. Apply online here