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Fotona 4D facelift

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Fotona Laser 4D facelift in Edmonton

Fotona Laser 4D Facelift-Stop Aging And Rewind Time

Aging. We can’t stop it. We can’t turn back the clock. However, we can do something to slow it down with the Fotona Laser. As we mature, our skin loses elasticity and we begin to notice our skin becomes loose and droopy. Our jawline sags and we develop wrinkles and fine lines.

What can we do?

Surgical facelifts are a thing of the past. These days, no one wants to experience the trauma of going under the knife. The alternative? Needle and knife-free laser treatments. Lasers stimulate collagen production to improve the texture, laxity, and appearance of skin. The best thing is that you still look like you, just a smoother, more youthful photoshopped version.

The Fotona Laser 4D facelift

This facelift is a world-class treatment for skin rejuvenation and resurfacing. It addresses the signs of aging and targets imperfections painlessly and quickly. It used different Yag Laser wavelength (Erbium and ND-Yag) with different pulse width, pulse duration, and modes to treat and heal multiple layers of skin. This laser system provides effective treatment to different skin issues such as skin fine lines, deep wrinkles, and pigmentation.

BEFORE & AFTER PICTURES

Steps of a Fotona Laser 4D facelift:

  • Smooth® Mode

Targeting the nasolabial folds, this oral treatment consists of gentle “bulk-heating” to stimulate collagen. This collagen stimulation results in a subtle plumping effect, much like a filler.

  • FRAC3® Laser Rejuvenation

A fractionated laser targets deeper imperfections in the skin. It focuses on age spots, sun spots, and veins. This process restores a youthful texture to the skin.

  • PIANO®

The third step involves bulk tissue heating to promote skin elasticity and tightening.

  • SupErficial® Mode

Lastly, a controlled light skin peel with the cold laser removes dead skin cells. This process reduces imperfections revealing brighter, healthier tissue. We refer to this model as a cold ablation laser.

The benefits

The Fotona Laser 4D laser treatment is quick and convenient and people can receive treatment during their lunch hour. There are no injections or anesthesia and the procedure is painless, non-invasive with no downtime.

Who is a good candidate for Fotona Laser 4D Laser treatment?

The Fotona Laser 4D laser treatment is suitable for all men and women of all skin types.

Aftercare

The aftercare for this procedure is minimal and straightforward. Keep your skin clean and hydrated with moisture-rich creams. Always protect your skin with hypoallergenic sun protection.

Are there any possible side effects?

People can expect a little redness, swelling and slight irritation. These effects will disappear after an hour or two.

What are the expected results?

People can expect to see immediate results after just one treatment. The treatment will result in tighter skin, increased plumping, and elasticity. For best results, treatments should be performed every four to six weeks. Once a series of treatments is completed, the results can last for up to one to two years.

What does the Fotona Laser 4D Laser treatment cost? Visit us at Albany Cosmetic and Laser surgery for a free consultation.

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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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Erectile Dysfunction

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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment in Edmonton

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) penile injection is one of the most effective treatments available for ED (erectile dysfunction) in Edmonton. Safe, simple, and effective, PRP penile injection, as provided by Dr. Kamal Alhallak (PhD in Pharmacy), known as “Dr. Kamal” to his patients, is a procedure that can be done right in his offices at Albany Laser and Cosmetic Center in Edmonton.

 

Erectile dysfunction infographics

What is PRP Penile Injection?

PRP penile injection uses your body’s own platelet-rich plasma to help heal penile tissue for men with ED. The process involves a simple blood draw. A technician then centrifuges the blood to produce the PRP. A certified medical staff then injection the PRP to the base of the penis

While most men will cringe at this idea, it’s not painful and it can resolve one of life’s most embarrassing and difficult problems: ED. The typical solution for ED doesn’t heal the body; it’s usually medications that change the body temporarily. PRP penile injection is an actual cure, not a cover-up.

The benefit of Penile Injection

Erectile dysfunction injection is applied to the penis-base in men. It helps with blood vessels flow, maintaining an erection and increase the blood flow to the penis. The increased blood flow treats sexual function dysfunction including increases with age, heart disease, and performance anxiety. The growth factors might help in increasing the size as well. Dietary supplements and vacuum devices would also help.

How does Plasma Penis Injections Work?

Your body has everything it needs to heal itself. The platelets in your blood are full of growth and healing cells. By removing the blood from the body and separating the platelets out, we’re able to apply them to the place where your body needs them most.

“Platelets are one of nature’s miracles,” said Dr. Kamal (Pharmacist with Doctorate) of the Albany Laser and Cosmetic Center in Edmonton. “No matter what your age is, the platelets in your body contain an immense amount of growth factors and substances that have restorative and healing properties.”

Does a Penile Injection Hurt?

No. Not only do we apply a numbing cream, but we also apply a pain blocker.

“As a man, I understand!” Dr. Kamal (Pharmacist with Doctorate) said, laughing. “I will make sure I take care of you the way I would take care of myself. No pain, I promise.”

What is the Recovery Time?

 The patient is in the office for an hour. After that, he can drive himself home without any concerns.

He can have sex after 4 hours. There are some additional steps to do after the procedure, but it’s perfectly safe to have sex the same day. The injections are done on the base of the penis

What else does the patient need to do?

In order to facilitate the healing process and to correct parts of the penis that need it, the patient needs to use a vacuum erection device (VED) twice a day. It only takes a couple of minutes each time. This helps to direct to blood to the entire penis, including those areas that have poor circulation.

One of the powers of PRP penis injections is that the growth factors can actually help to build new blood vessels where old ones have been damaged. This allows for fuller, larger erections that are easier and faster.

Is PRP Penis Injections Safe?

Yes, very. At Albany Laser and Cosmetic Center, they use the same sterilization procedures as any medical facility. The centrifuge that separates the platelets from the rest of your blood is a closed system that’s completely safe and sterile.

Dr. Kamal’s (Pharmacist with Doctorate) team places your health and wellbeing above everything else, so every step they take is designed to keep you healthy.

This is a procedure to avoid if one is not under the direction of a licensed physician, as it does involve blood draws and injections.

Dr. Kamal (Pharmacist with Ph.D.) and plasma penis injections

“I’m excited about this therapy,” he said. “This is a chance for men suffering from erectile dysfunction to actually cure their condition. It’s not a pharmaceutical that masks the causes.

“Moreover, this procedure uses your body’s own natural healing powers to repair any damage caused by age or injury. We’re able to actually correct the problem permanently.”

Dr. Kamal (Pharmacist with Doctorate) emphasizes how easy the recovery is and how permanent the effects are. “In an hour, you’re on your way home. After 4 hours, you can be having sex again. And the effects are permanent. If you follow the instructions and do what needs to be done, you can have a long, healthy sex life without needing to take medications every time you want to be intimate.”

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Snoring Treatment

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Laser Snoring Treatment in Edmonton

Snoring is caused when the muscles of the neck and throat relax during sleep. Throat structures, like the jaw and the back of the throat tend to get in the way during sleep. Things like alcohol and drugs can cause these muscles to relax even further. Obesity is an increasingly common cause, as fat is deposited in the neck and throat. Sleep deprivation can cause one to “sleep hard” and cause an over-relaxation of the throat.

 

 

 

 

Apnea happens when breathing stops during sleep. Many of the same symptoms that cause snoring can be responsible for sleep apnea. The Mayo Clinic lists three primary causes of sleep apnea:

  1. Obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax
  2. Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn't send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing
  3. Complex sleep apnea syndrome, also known as treatment-emergent central sleep apnea, which occurs when someone has both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea” (1)

This can cause high blood pressure, daytime sleepiness, type 2 diabetes, liver problems, and much more.  In short, restful sleep is important for your overall health.

 

snoring causes

The typical solution to sleep apnea and snoring is a CPAP machine. This is a machine that gently forces air into the nostrils to prevent snoring and sleep apnea. Most are machines that sit on a tabletop with a couple of hoses running to a mask that the wearer puts over his or her nose and/or mouth. In fact, they look a bit like a home-use scuba machine.  The problem that many snorers have is that the CPAP machine is restrictive, bulky, and unattractive. There is a consistent need for other solutions.  A new solution in Edmonton that can keep one from needing a CPAP machine is laser snoring treatment.

 

Laser Snoring Treatment

This laser snoring treatment, called NightLase, uses a safe medical-grade laser to heat the collagen in the throat gently. After three treatments over 6 weeks, the tissue in the throat tightens.

 

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This helps to eliminate snoring and sleep apnea. Getting a good night’s sleep is about not being interrupted by apnea. Apnea causes the sleeper to startle awake since they suddenly can’t breathe.  This new snoring treatment, laser snoring treatment, provides patients with a comfortable, simple, non-surgical procedure. The effect lasts for up to a full year.

The laser first warms the tissue. Then the laser light strengthens the tissues. This causes the tissue to tighten up out of the way of the breathing passage. Snoring is reduced, as well as sleep apnea. Because the process is pre-programmed into the laser, there’s no chance of overuse or damage.

Safe, Effective Snoring and Apnea Treatment in Edmonton

As mentioned above, CPAP machines are effective but unwieldy. Other often involve medicines or chemicals that can have side effects. Sometimes, surgical removal of the obstructive flesh causes infection and has long recovery times.

Using this laser snoring treatment, one is able to be free of snoring and most causes of sleep apnea without side effects, illness from the CPAP machine, or the risks of surgery.

Comfortable Snoring Treatment

This treatment is simple for the technician or doctor to do and takes only a few minutes. The success rate with this treatment is extremely high. There is virtually no pain and there is little to no recovery time.

The NightLase laser snoring treatment has been tested for years and is based on sound medical practices that have been proven to relieve snoring and all the associated effects. The technicians at Albany Laser and Cosmetic Center are trained by the manufacturer, NightLase, to use this piece of high-tech equipment. Again, because the device is programmed for use, there is no possibility for error. Also, everyone at Albany Laser and Cosmetic is a trained professional, skilled with the use of lasers to treat many complaints and disorders.

Attainable medical help for snoring

Where things like surgery and medicines can come with a hefty price tag, and at times is not covered by insurance, NightLase is an affordable solution to snoring and sleep apnea.  This new technology is the latest in snoring and sleep attenuation technology. It’s one of the most promising, simple, and safe treatments to be developed in years.

Cost of snoring treatment

One session of laser treatment is $500 and three sessions are $1200. The consultation is always free

 

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Microdermabrasion

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Microdermabrasion Edmonton

Silk Peel Microdermabrasion in Edmonton removes dead cells, fine lines, sun spots, sun damage, fine wrinkles with Its diamond tip and strong suction. Moreover, dermal infusion makes you feel fresh, with younger-looking skin, right after the treatment.

Mirror, Mirror at the wall, who is the fairest of them all? With Silk Peel Microdermabrasion that answer is always (You).

What are Microdermabrasion and its benefit?

Silk Peel combines the mechanical resurfacing benefits traditional Microdermabrasion, however, it is unique as it infuses the skin with some specific serum. This treatment is different from a chemical peel or the laser peel. So the medical-grade, diamond tip removes layers of dead skin cells and the handpiece push in the serum deep into the skin. The vacuum machine sucks the air, creating a gentle vacuum, to remove the dead layer of the skin. To make it simple, The infographic picture above gives you all the information about microdermabrasion treatments

Is silk peel dermal infusion is only facial?

We can use a silk peel system on any body area such as legs, arms, hands back and neck with no restrictions

Why Silk Peel is a Unique form of Microdermabrasion?

Dermal Infusion is a patented, non-invasive, three in one skin resurfacing treatment. It simultaneous exfoliates, extracts and infusions the skin with condition-specific serum. therefore it is an all-inclusive treatment for immediate and long-lasting results. A variety of 7 unique diamond tips offer a variety of customization to meet each patient-specific concerns.

Why do we need skin resurfacing?

Over tіmе, thе роrеѕ оf уоur ѕkіn become clogged with oil and dіrt which рrеvеntѕ уоur skin frоm rеnеwіng itself. Microdermabrasion removes thе оutеr lауеr оf thе ѕkіn or dermis, wіth lіttlе trauma аnd hіgh еffесtіvеnеѕѕ. Thе dermis holds аll оf the роrе-сlоggіng thе оіl аnd dіrt. During thе procedure, nаturаl, mineral сrуѕtаlѕ аrе bruѕhеd onto thе ѕkіn еxfоlіаtіng іt by rеmоvіng thе dead ѕkіn cell tіѕѕuе and the oil аnd dіrt go with it

Lunch Time facelift

Also known as “Dermal Infusion” or “lunchtime facelift”, Microdermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliation procedure for superficial skin resurfacing. It utilizes a refined abrasive element, such as a diamond-tipped pad, to gently remove the outermost skin layers.

Results

This controlled micro-wounding process stimulates cell renewal, resulting in the generation of healthier skin. It is a safe, non-chemical, non-invasive procedure and one of the most effective anti-aging treatments. Along with other skin tightening and rejuvenation techniques in our center, microdermabrasion can give nice results. Therefore, the treatment reduces age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, removes the top layer of the dull skin and improves skin tone.

 

 

What does Microdermabrasion treat?

Microdermabrasion is a gentle treatment for most of the skin problem including acne, pigmentation, skin dullness, oily skin, enlarged pores. Therefore, it can be used by itself if mild cases, when we need less than 1 mm resurfacing. However, Silk Peel is a more advanced system where a specific serum is infused into the skin, as the epidermis is gentles peeled. The skin cleansing properties of Skin Peel is significant due to the strong suction. However, the treatment is not a good choice for severe cases of acne scars, pigmentation nor deep wrinkles

 

Serum Types

microdermabrasion serum
microdermabrasion serum

Three different types of serums are available: salicylic acid for acne, hyaluronic acid for skin rejuvenation and Hydroquinone for pigmentation. The Silk Peel treatment as a stand-alone system is used only for mild issues.

 

It is a cornerstone in every skincare protocol for all types of skin treatment such as melasma, pigmentation, acne, enlarged pores, oily skin, and skin rejuvenation? It can be used in all types of skin even, even the dark African American, therefore, there is no risk of having hyperpigmentation and it is considered one of the safest skin treatments.

Safety and side effects

The procedure is very safe. Tурісаllу, some redness, tіghtnеѕѕ аnd vеrу lіght bruising will оссur аlоng wіth possible sensitivity. Thіѕ is nоrmаl аnd wіll оnlу last ѕеvеrаl hours. Othеr side еffесtѕ can bе tіnу skin аbrаѕіоnѕ аnd small blееdіng spots. Moreover, we can use Silk Peel treatment regardless of the Fitzpatrick skin type

Price and time!

The process takes about 45 min and you will feel that difference in your skin right away after the treatment. The cost of one Silk Peel session is $250. Microdermabrasion is a cornerstone of pigmentation and melasma treatment as it helps to reduce the paradoxical activity of melanocytes after laser treatment.

 

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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

Other cosmetic services

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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Sexual Dysfunction

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Sexual Dysfunction in Women

Sexual Dysfunction in Women

Sexual dysfunction may affect self-esteem and confidence. Sexual dysfunction is usually an awkward topic to discuss with your partner and often people struggle alone. 

What is sexual dysfunction in women?

Sexual dysfunction is a complex disorder that prevents a woman from feeling satisfied after sexual activities; it affects many women. Also, it includes experiencing difficulty during four phases of the sexual response cycle including excitement, plateau, orgasm and resolution.

Sexual dysfunction prevents partners from enjoying the satisfaction from their sexual intercourse. During a phase, any difficulty experienced may hinder fulfillment. As a result, it leaves partners dissatisfied and tensed.

 

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Research

A large number of females experience sexual dysfunction, research suggests 43% of women have a form of sexual difficulty. It is often a difficult topic to discuss with their partners, so many women just endure. The first step to solving the problem is talking about it with your partner and doctor.

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Causes

There are two causes of sexual dysfunction in women. It is either psychological or health-related/physical.

  • Psychological causes-stress and anxiety trigger a lot of mental conditions, including sexual dysfunction. It could be due to work-related pressure, past sexual trauma or family-related problems. Worrying about sexual performance can contribute. Others causes include guilt, lack of confidence, depression and other issues.
  • Health-related and physical causes-apart from stress, some health condition causes women to have difficulties during sex. Conditions include:
  • Chronic liver failure or kidney disease
  • Neurological disease
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Menopause
  • Drug abuse and excessive use of alcohol

The side effects of some antidepressants can also affect sexual function and desire.

What are the forms of sexual dysfunction in women?

This infographic will help you to get a better understanding of types of sexual dysfunction in women. Women experience sexual problems in different ways. Also, they experience it at different stages of the sexual response cycle. There different  forms of sexual dysfunction in females:

  • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD)- HSDD is the absence (whether persistent or recurrent) of sexual desire. Many factors cause HSDD including hormone-related changes, medical conditions, and treatments. Patients who are undergoing chemotherapy have higher tendencies of HSDD. 
  • Dyspareunia is when women experience pain during intercourse. Most of the classic dyspareunia cases are reported either after giving birth or per-menopause period. However, some females report the pain from early stages in their sexual life. 
  • Vaginismus is  a recurrent or persistent spasm of the muscles surrounding the vagina.

Many underlying conditions may cause these disorders including:

    • Sexual health problems like poor vaginal lubrication or vaginal dryness
    • Sexually transmitted infections
    • Endometriosis
    • Ovarian cyst
    • Vaginitis and the presence of scar from surgery may be other factors
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Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (FASD)

Female sexual arousal disorder prevents females from attaining orgasm. It is the inability to either reach arousal or maintain arousal until completion of sexual activity.

Anorgasmia or orgasmic disorder

This disorder is the inability of a woman to reach climax during sexual activities. Many times, this may result from inexperience. Other factors may include:

  • Guilt
  • Anxiety
  • Past sexual trauma or sexual abuse

How is sexual dysfunction in women diagnosed?

First, your doctor will examine and check symptoms and may perform a pelvic exam to check reproductive organs. A pap smear may also be conducted to determine if there are changes in the cells of the cervix. A pap smear will help rule out cancer.

Treatment options

It is possible to treat female sexual dysfunction. It involves openness and teamwork between you, your partner, doctor and therapist. Most times, treating the underlying health-related problems will treat the dysfunction. Other strategies may include:

  • O'shot or the Orgasm Shot-Orgasm injection or O'shot is a life changer for millions of ladies around the globe. Read more about is amazing technique here
  • Votiva and Fotona Vaginal treatment-The scientific research breakthrough made vaginal rejuvenation a possibility. Votiva uses safe radio frequency to revive the vaginal tissue and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles for better sexual life and improved bladder control
  • Education-Most women experience sexual problems because of misconceptions. Knowing your body and how your sexual organs function helps abate fears.
  • Enhance stimulation-A simple change in sexual routine can help. 

Lifestyle changes that help

In most cases, a little lifestyle change may be what you need. It can help boost your sexual response. Women have a lot to enjoy from living a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy sex life. Some of the recommended lifestyle changes including exercise (regular aerobic exercise and kegel exercises), communication, time for intimacy, spicing things up and giving up bad habits. 

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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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O’shot for Better Orgasm

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O'shot for Sexual Dysfunction in Edmonton

Orgasm Shot for Women

Orgasm Shot for Women

Sexual dysfunction can take different forms in women, but the Orgasm Shot or O'shot, if combined with other treatment such as Votiva has amazing results. These miracle treatments improve pain during intercourse, reducing sex drive, and lowering the ability to orgasm. 

What Is the Orgasim Shot?

The Orgasm Shot or O-shot is a non-surgical procedure that promises improved sexual function by rejuvenating the vagina. Reports show the O-shot can increase and improve vaginal lubrication. It can also boost the frequency and intensity of orgasms and enhance arousal in women who use the treatment.

The Orgasm Shot uses high-quality platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the patients’ blood sample. The physician draws about a spoonful of blood from the patient’s arm and places it into a special centrifuge. Then the centrifuge spins the blood to form high-quality PRP. A physician injects the PRP into pre-marked areas in the vaginal wall in a procedure that lasts only about 40 minutes. One shot suffices to see results, but a patient can have multiple shots at intervals for better and longer lasting effects. It also helps in bladder issues, in skin tightening and the  urinary incontinence 

How PRP for orgasm in women works

The Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP regenerate the blood vessels of the vagina. The rejuvenated blood vessels increase and improve blood circulation, healthy tissue growth and vascularization of the erogenous region. One reason women do not achieve orgasm is that of lower blood flow to the clitoral and vaginal regions and without adequate blood flow, there is no arousal. And it is difficult to achieve lubrication without increased blood flow. Whether your orgasm dysfunction is primary or secondary, PRP injections such as the O-shot have shown a high level of effectiveness in boosting blood circulation which engorges the clitoris and promotes orgasm.

Other applications of the Orgasm Shot

The O-shot has other applications essential to the wellbeing and confidence of many women. PRP has seen extensive use in other areas of medicine such as treatment of diabetes, arthritis, scar tissue, skin regeneration, hair loss treatment and more.

The inventor and physicians who use the O-shot report it is also effective for treating urinary incontinence in women after childbirth. It does this by producing stem cells which boost vaginal rejuvenation. The same process on the face is called Vampire facelift

Is the Orgasm Shot Safe?

There are no harmful side effects in patients who use the Orgasm Shot. There has not  been any cases of severe reactions to the O-shot. This may be because the PRP comes from the patient.

Should you use the Orgasim Shot?

The O-shot is gaining popularity among many women who have issues with sexual desire and achieving orgasm. However, some people believe this treatment is still in the early days.The treatment shows promise and could be a safe and effective way for women to enjoy sexual intercours.The O-shot makes bold claims on providing long-lasting solutions to sexual problems of women. Using a safe method of producing PRP, the procedure takes only 40 minutes. Plus, it comes from the woman’s blood. The process improves blood flow to the clitoral and vaginal walls. It improves tissue regeneration, promotes sensitivity and enhances orgasmic sensations.

What to expect after the procedure

Patients notice a marked improvement in the feel and look of their vagina, labia minora, labia majora, clitoris, and clitoral hood. The upper vagina will also become more spongy and lubricated and will feel more pleasurable during sexual activities.

What is the next step?

Whether your sex drive has dwindled because of painful sex, or you are suffering from incontinence after natural childbirth, the O-shot holds vast potential for permanent relief from sexual issues and is also safe and effective. Albany Laser and Cosmetic Center is the only certified provider for the Orgasim Shot in Edmonton. Dr. Alhallak Ph.D, will do the initial consultation and a female nurse will administer the O-shot injection.

 

 

 

 

 

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