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Frequently Asked Questions

Neuromodulators help the muscles relax by breaking up the communication between a motor neuron and a muscle; this can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You will often hear about neuromodulators as a treatment for concerns in the face, such as the crow’s feet around the eyes, which are the laugh/smile lines; lines across the forehead, eyebrows, usually referred to as the frown lines. People often attribute these types of lines to someone constantly looking angry when the person isn’t actually angry. 

Dermal fillers often comprise a naturally occurring substance in our skin called Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is what keeps our skin hydrated, and it’s said to be able to attract and hold up to a thousand times its weight in water! Dermal fillers differ from neuromodulators in that they are designed to replace lost volume to areas on the face, helping to make someone look more youthful and attractive.

Every patient’s medical aesthetics beauty goals are unique in what they need and want. Some may only need a neuromodulator or a dermal filler, and some may need both to achieve their desires. While a neuromodulator and a dermal filler work in different ways, you can use them to complement each other. As stated above, a neuromodulator affects the muscle it is injected into, while a dermal filler works to replace the volume lost underneath the skin. Depending on the structure and anatomy of your face, the cause of the problem areas can be a range of issues, and some people may need one, or the other, or a combination of both. For example, a patient may have crow’s feet that they want to be addressed, which a Doctor might initially treat with a neuromodulator. However, the lines causing the crow’s feet might also be related to a volume loss in the face at a certain point. At this point, the treatment will be most effective with a combination of dermal fillers and neuromodulators. 

At Human Medical Aesthetics, there is no one-size-fits-all, and this is why we encourage you to contact us to discuss your concerns. Our licensed and expert professionals can discuss what can be done to achieve your goals.

It’s important to remember that medical aesthetic treatments are still medical treatments. Therefore it is crucial to ensure the person who is providing the treatments is appropriately trained, licensed, and performed in a clinic environment where they can handle any adverse situations, should they occur. Many risk factors depend on a person’s health and medical history, anatomy, and genetics. Our doctor is a trained medical professional who understands the implications of any risks involved in your treatment. As a result, we have an in-depth consultation with each patient, which we revisit throughout the treatment journey. We then ensure that you are made fully aware of any risks that might be involved in your specific treatment recommendation so that you can make an informed and educated decision on whether to proceed or not.

All the treatments we offer have different lengths of longevity.

Your face is constantly changing as you age. However, permanent treatments don’t change over time since they are permanent. Because your face is continually evolving, a permanent treatment might look good initially, but as time goes on and an individual’s face changes, these permanent treatments start to look strange.

At Human Medical Aesthetics, the products we use for your treatment will break down over different durations of time. For example, while a neuromodulator treatment can last between three to six months, a dermal filler treatment might last anywhere between nine months and two years, depending on the product.

Commonly, the age restrictions for medical aesthetic treatments are between 18 and 65. The lower age limit may not apply if the patient needs the procedure for specific medical conditions instead of aesthetic reasons. However, the treatment must be performed under the supervision of a licensed physician. The upper age limit of 65 years and older is due to the lack of research data available.

Human Medical Aesthetics can help you address all areas of concern on your face. What is essential to understand is that an area that might bother you may involve a treatment somewhere else on your face; sometimes, something we see that concerns us is being caused by something elsewhere. So, we might correct that specific issue by treating the area directly, but it may not provide a natural-looking result. Whereas, if we fix the area that is the root cause of the problem, we can address the issue in a way that provides incredibly natural-looking results. 

For example, many patients are concerned about their nasolabial fold. By placing the product directly into the nasolabial fold, we could address the prominence of the line, but it tends to make the person look strange. Instead, by understanding that the nasolabial fold is caused by a loss of volume in the upper face and correcting that volume loss, the prominent nasolabial fold line disappears or diminishes, and the results look completely natural. 

As mentioned, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for everyone. During your in-depth consultation, we will explore what you are looking to achieve and how we can help you achieve those goals. We will explain how we will provide you with incredible natural-looking results and ensure you have a trusted professional aesthetic clinic experience.

While there are minimal risks in receiving medical aesthetics treatments, they are still medical procedures administered by a trained healthcare professional. Some side effects as a result of the treatments are:

  • Discomfort, pain, stinging or aching at the treatment site.
  • Redness, swelling, bruising, and skin sensitivity.
  • Bleeding, headache, nausea.
  • Hives, rashes, or itching.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Flu-like symptoms.

Some specific treatments will have additional risks, such as:

DERMAL FILLERS:

  • Reactions for patients with known/unknown immunological issues/conditions
  • Vascular occlusions

NEUROMODULATORS:

  • Dropping of the eyelid or brow (ptosis)
  • Weakness or paralysis of nearby muscles

We grew up in South Africa and were very fortunate to emigrate to Canada. Over the years, we have seen how challenging life can be for many people, so we do our best to try and make sure everyone feels heard, valued, and appreciated.

Medical aesthetics is still medicine, but it doesn’t mean the experience has to be stuffy and uncomfortable; this is one of the reasons our patients love to see us. 

To be completely honest, for us, having so many amazing and wonderful patients is one of the reasons we are always enjoying ourselves!