Juvéderm, Restylane and Dermal Fillers - Minuk Laser Centre - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Juvéderm, Restylane and Dermal Fillers

* Before & After results may vary from person to person.

Dermal Fillers at Dr. Minuk's SkinClinic and Laser Centre

Juvéderm™

Dr. Minuk’s is a Specialty SkinClinic providing Premier Juvederm Winnipeg treatments & service, offering the full line of Juvederm products -Ultra, Ultra-Plus, Voluma and Volbella- to complete your facial enhancements.

What is the difference between Juvéderm and Juvéderm with lidocaine?

Juvéderm and other dermal fillers like Restylane can be uncomfortable. Dr. Minuk had minimized this discomfort by using local anesthesia to numb the treatment area.  ALLERGAN, the makers of Juvéderm, have incorporated the lidocaine (numbing medicine) into the syringe so that treatment is now very comfortable.

Juvéderm™ is a soft replenishing injectable gel. Made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in your body, it adds volume to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, thinning skin and lips. Hyaluronic acid injections have also been shown to stimulate collagen production. The results are instant and natural-looking.

A Juvéderm™ treatment typically takes 10-20 minutes and results are immediate. Plus, there’s minimal recovery or downtime. So you can step into our SkinClinic for treatment and step right back into your life.

What to Expect:

Before you go: Dr. Minuk recommends that you avoid any medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS), for at least a week prior to treatment in order to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

When you arrive: If this is your first visit, we will ask about your medical history, including any allergies you may have or medications you may be taking, and will tell you more about wrinkle treatment

Determining your treatment needs:

Dr. Minuk and his team will examine the soft tissue of your face to assess the depth of wrinkles and folds and determine your treatment. Pre-treatment photographs are usually taken so you can see the difference after treatment!

Before the procedure: Although anesthesia is not required, Dr. Minuk may use injectible anesthesia to numb the treatment area first.

The procedure: The procedure is quick and easy. The injection itself typically takes a few minutes but plan to be with us for approximately one hour.

After the procedure: For the first 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages.You may experience mild redness and swelling for a day or so.  Any swelling can be reduced with an ice pack and by keeping the head elevated with a couple of pillows while sleeping.

Seeing results: You should see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas. Most patients require only one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing or volume enhancement. However, results may vary and correction is temporary. Supplemental “touch-up” treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal results.

Frequently asked questions

What is Juvéderm™?

Juvéderm™ is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid — a naturally occurring substance in your skin. It combines with water in your skin to instantly restore lost volume, smooth out lines and wrinkles and enhance lips.

Does Dr. Minuk do the treatments?

Dr. Minuk does all treatments personally and will inject Juvéderm™ under your skin using a fine needle to smooth away fine lines, wrinkles, folds and scars. You will see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas.

What areas can I treat with Juvéderm™?

Juvéderm™ is best used to:

  • smooth the lines around your mouth and nose
  • enhance the size and shape of your lips
  • reduce crow’s-feet
  • reduce laugh lines
  • fill out your cheeks

How long does Juvéderm™ last?

Juvéderm™ may provide result that last up to 1 year.

How long before I see results?

Results are instant. You will see an immediate improvement in the treatment area. Most people need one treatment to achieve an optimal outcome. Supplemental “touch-up” treatments may be required to achieve and maintain the desired look.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a complex sugar naturally found in many tissues of the body such as skin and cartilage. It binds to water to create more volume and elasticity in the skin to correct the appearance of wrinkles and facial folds.

Do I need an allergy test?

No allergy test is required.

What is the recovery time following a treatment?

Treatment requires minimal downtime and most people return to their normal routine right away.

How much does a treatment cost?

The cost of treatment will vary depending on your specific needs and the area being treated. In general, treatments can range from $300 to $1,000. (See our promotions page for Monthly Promotions)

What are the possible side effects?

Juvéderm™ is generally well tolerated. Possible side effects are mild to moderate in nature and lasts less than 7 days. They may include temporary skin reactions such as redness, tenderness and bruising.

Can people with different skin tones/colours be treated with Juvéderm™?

Yes.

Restylane in Winnipeg

Treat lines and wrinkles without downtime…..with Restylane and Perlane

Restylane and Perlane are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, deep folds, or to provide lip enhancement. As you age, the years of laughing, smiling, talking and tanning inevitably crease your
skin.

These factors can leave you with wrinkles and lines. Injected under the surface of your skin, these products effectively restore the natural youthful looking contours of your face, smoothing wrinkles and filling lines and furrows.

Treatments usually take last 10-15 minutes with instant results. In fact, treatment can be done over a lunch hour; make-up applied almost immediately and return to work or normal routine right away.

While results usually last six months to a year, you may need occasional touch-up treatments to refresh and maintain the correction. Your corrected wrinkles and lines can be reduced nearly indefinitely with regular treatment.

Treatment results are highly dependent on physician skill and experience. Dr. Minuk provides experience with a commitment to excellence. Dr. Minuk does all treatments personally and does not delegate treatment to nurses or non-medical personal.

Dr. Minuk expertly injects Restylane and Perlane under the surface of your skin to effectively reduce wrinkles to provide more youthful facial contours and to remove unwanted lines, wrinkles and folds.

What is Restylane?

Restylane is a long-lasting and crystal-clear gel for filling out lips, facial wrinkles and facial folds.

The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is almost identical to that naturally found in the body. The product is naturally integrated into the tissue, allowing important nutritive agents to pass freely through the implant and cells to pass between fragments of the gel.

Restylane contains hyaluronic acid in the form of a crystal-clear gel injected into the skin to lift the lip, wrinkle or fold. Once in the skin, Restylane works together with the body’s own hyaluronic acid and joins forces to create volume. Unlike permanent implants, Restylane always leaves you a choice when the effect of the treatment has worn off.

How long does it last?

Treatments with Restylane and Perlane may last over year. Lip enhancement may last up to six months.

Is it safe?

Restylane is not extracted from animals. This means no risk of allergic reactions. Therefore, Restylane is safe to use instantly without pre-testing.

Sculptra treatment in Winnipeg

Sculptra treatment by Dr. Minuk. When injected stimulates production of collagen, the product can last 18 months or more.

Sculptra, a new injectable for lines, wrinkles and facial aging has received Health Canada approval. And better still, it is now available in our SkinClinic. Sculptra restores lost volume and firmness and has been called the ‘Liquid FaceLift’ and the ‘FaceLift from a Bottle’.

Dr. Minuk is one of the first 20 Canadian MD’s trained in Sculptra application and is a trainer of Canadian MD’s in Sculptra use and technique.

Sculptra is not a filler like Restylane but stimulates the skin to produce ‘collagen’ in areas it is injected. Skin thickens and is fuller. Wrinkles and lines diminish. Sculptra is safe (used in more than 150,00 patients in over 30 countries) and long lasting…~2-3 years…..in most cases.

Now the scoop on Sculptra

Sculptra is an injectable product that is intended to restore and correct the signs of facial fat loss. Sculptra is not made from human or animal sources and does not require a skin test. Sculptra is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic product. Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is biocompatible (does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body). PLLA has been widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants.

Sculptra is effective when used for wrinkles and furrows and the thinning, aging face. It makes the skin appear smoother and firmer, enabling it to resemble its previous elasticity. Sculptra provides an increase in the skin thickness of the areas where volume (fat) and collagen has been lost, helping to restore fullness to the face for a more natural appearance.

What are the treatments like?

Treatments with Sculptra take 15-30 minutes and are performed personally by Dr. Minuk. A topical anesthetic cream or injection may be applied to the treatment area. Then, using a small needle, Sculptra is placed beneath the surface of the skin, in the area of your soft tissue loss.

How many treatments will I need?

During your consultation, the Dr. Minuk doctor will examine you and discuss the appropriate number of treatment sessions and estimate the amount of Sculptra you will require at each session. Most patients require 1-3 treatment sessions every 4-6 weeks. Some patients may also do best with a combination of Sculptra and another filling substance. Severe soft tissue loss usually requires three to six treatment sessions.

How soon will I see results?

The results from Sculptra are not immediate. Sculptra provides a gradual increase in soft tissue and skin thickness. However, the effects of Sculptra are long lasting. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effects.

What results can be expected?

Excellent results can be achieved with Sculptra when treating all parts of the face including the forehead, around the eyes and lips, between the mouth and nose, and the cheeks. Sculptra can add volume to the cheeks, to folds around the chin, and to rings around the eyes. It is equally effective on the neck and lower neckline. It can also be used to treat the hands, knees and ankles as well as certain types of scars.

What is recovery like?

There is minimal if any ‘down-time’. You will experience mild facial swelling for a few days. Some patients have a few bruises from injections which also settles within a few days but is easily covered with make-up. Occasionally, small bumps may form in the treated area. Local massage to the area usually can treat these should they occur.