Toronto injectables and Botox treatments — Is it right for me?
When one hears the word “Botox,” there’s often a stigma attached to the word. But as facial injectables are finding its way into the wellness conversation, it’s time to ditch the stigma and take a closer look at the many different uses of Botox — from its therapeutic effects (treatment for TMJ, or temporo-mandibular joint disorders associated with jaw tension and pain, teeth grinding, etc.) and treating hyperhidrosis/excessive sweating to Botox for “tweak-ments” to enhance your own natural beauty.
First things first — you have to ask yourself the right questions to determine the right treatment for YOU. As a multidisciplinary wellness clinic in Toronto founded on naturopathic principles, we’re in the business of helping you discover what makes you feel good — inside and out. Studies have shown that results from cosmetic procedures have shown “a dramatic increase in self-perception, self-confidence and sexual wellbeing.” But overall self-care and self-improvement comes in many different forms and the decision to have non-invasive cosmetic procedures, like Botox or dermal fillers, is a personal choice based solely on an individual and their needs.
If you’re thinking about it or simply curious, the key is finding the best trained healthcare professional to help you through this new journey. That’s where Nitha Sangaralingam comes in — our new in-house Toronto injection specialist.
Having been a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) for over five years, mainly in a hospital setting in Toronto, Nitha’s interest in beauty and aesthetics led her to school for cosmetic nursing, where she obtained her certificate through the Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine. She continued to educate herself on the various treatments, techniques and trends to better support her clients. As the newest member of the Rose Health Clinic team, Nitha provides a variety of cosmetic and therapeutic services, each customized to her client’s needs.
In a survey from Allergan, 55 percent of participants said they were concerned that injectables would look unnatural. What we love about Nitha’s cosmetic procedure services is that she has a “less is more” approach, a.k.a “tweak-ments,” as she focuses on achieving the best natural-looking results to her client’s satisfaction.
By getting that natural outcome, it reduces the stigma, but best of all, you won’t get that plastic, overly done look many people fear when they hear the word “Botox.” So it’s important to meet with our practitioner, ask questions and be open to speaking up about what you want and don’t want from the experience. To Nitha, her patient relationship is the most important part of the equation.
Toronto Cosmetic Injections We Offer
Take a look at the cosmetic procedures and services nurse injector, Nitha, offers at the Rose Health Clinic in Toronto.
Lip enhancement is a cosmetic procedure for fuller, plumper and defined lips using hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the body. These hyaluronic acid lip fillers are injected into the upper and lower lips, and the fillers last approximately 6-12 months.
Injectable dermal fillers are gel-like substances, in this case we use hyaluronic acid dermal filler, that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours, for example jawline contour, Marionette lines (facial wrinkles or lines that run vertically between the mouth and chin) and Nasolabial folds (the deep wrinkles or lines that form from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth). Of course, during your consultation, Nitha will help you assess your overall facial balance and address your personal needs. And since the fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, it can also be dissolved if you aren’t happy with its effects.
Mini Non-Surgical Facelift
What exactly is a non-surgical facelift? Exactly how it sounds — a non-surgical facelift is a minimally invasive and non-surgical cosmetic procedure, designed to rejuvenate and refresh your appearance. There are no incisions, anesthesia or overnight hospitalization with these procedures. This non-invasive cosmetic procedure uses Botox treatments, targeting the lower face including Marionette lines, Nasolabial folds and a Smile lift, which actually lifts the corners of the mouth to change the appearance of looking disgruntled or unhappy.
Full Non-Surgical Facelift
The full non-surgical face lift is the upgrade from the mini — it’s a cosmetic procedure targeting the lower and midface as well as the cheeks and jaw contour. This is the perfect treatment for individuals who want a full facelift without surgical intervention. This package includes cheeks, jawline, Marionette lines and Nasolabial folds and utilizes as well as 50 units of Botox. What are the benefits of a non-surgical facelift you may ask? For starters, it’s more affordable in comparison to surgical facelifts. It also takes less than an hour to complete plus it requires less recovery time and minimal aftercare. It’s the best approach to more natural-looking (but still significant) results — a more minimal and softer approach to cosmetic enhancement.
Upper Face Botox
Upper Face Botox focuses on, well, the upper face. Botox is used to relax your facial muscles that cause the appearance of wrinkles, including Bunny Lines (wrinkles and fine lines that appear diagonally on both sides of your nose), forehead lines and Crow’s Feet.
Non-Cosmetic Procedures and Injection Therapy We Offer
Botox and other injectables have been growing increasingly popular over the years, with studies showing that confidence levels are one of the key reasons individuals book a cosmetic appointment. It becomes less about enhancing one’s overall appearance and more about what tweaks can be made to make someone feel better about themselves. But one of the biggest misconceptions about Botox that contributes directly to the stigma against it is the idea that it is purely cosmetic.
Nitha offers two special non-cosmetic injection therapy services in Toronto: TMJ Relief and Hyperhidrosis Treatment.
TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint — it’s the hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. The TMJ allows you to move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew and yawn. What causes TMJ to flare up? One of the main causes is stress, which can lead to jaw clenching or bruxism (teeth grinding) and even headaches. There are many natural ways to help you calm TMJ, such as applying an ice pack to your jaw, taking ibuprofen (Advil) or aspirin, even wearing a night guard or splint as you sleep. But in many cases when the pain is just too much, you can consider TMJ treatment using Botox injection, which can help bring pain relief and decrease TMJ symptoms for a few months.
We’re in the business of making you feel your best — and sometimes excessive sweating can be a hindrance to your overall self-esteem. When the prescription-strength antiperspirants aren’t cutting it, consider using Botox for hyperhidrosis, which is injected in the underarm area, temporarily blocking the nerves that can cause sweating. Allow us to help you regain your confidence back.
Want to know more about our Toronto injectables and cosmetic services? Nitha is available for a free 15-minute consultation/discovery meeting, where you can ask questions about the types of treatments offered and see if it’s a good fit.