Juvéderm, Restylane, Dermal Fillers, Sculptra & Skin Boosters for Winnipeg
* Before & After results may vary from person to person.
Juvéderm™ & Dermal Fillers
Dr. Minuk’s SkinClinic is Dermatology Centre is a Specialty SkinClinic providing the best Juvederm Winnipeg treatments & service, offering the full line of Juvederm products -Ultra, Ultra-Plus, Voluma and Volbella- to complete your facial enhancements.
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What to Expect:
Before you go: Dr. Minuk recommends that you avoid any medications increases the risk of bruising (Advil, Motrin Naproxen) for at least a week prior to 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:A thorough cleansing of the treatment area or the full face will be done.
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. Please plan to be with us for approximately one hour.
After the procedure: For the first 2 days following treatment, avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, hot tubs and alcoholic beverages. You may experience mild redness and swelling for a few days or so. Any swelling can be reduced with an ice pack and by keeping the head elevated with a couple of pillows while sleeping. Try to avoid sleeping on your side or face for 3-4 days
Frequently asked questions
What are Juvéderm™ and Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are 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 or enhance lips.
Does Dr. Minuk do the treatments?
Dr. Minuk does all treatments but has recently trained a Nurse Practitioner to do lip enhancements.
What areas can I treat with Juvéderm™?
Please be aware that NOT ALL INJECTORS ARE THE SAME!
Dr. Minuk is an expert in Dermal Fillers
Juvéderm™ and Dermal Fillers are best used to:
- improve: looking tired, sad, angry or saggy
- improve your appearance: look more feminine or masculine, slimmer or more attractive
- Increase the youthful contours of the cheeks and add volume to loss of fat in various areas of the face
- provide facial structure and lift and improve facial proportions caused by genetics, or aging or sun damage
- smooth the lines around your mouth and nose
- enhance the size and shape of your lips and create proper facial balance
- reduce laugh or smile lines
- fill out cheeks
- elongate your chin
- improve jawline
How long does Juvéderm™ last?
Juvéderm™ may provide result that last up to 1-2 years.
What are the possible side effects?
Fillers are 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. Nodules occurring several weeks after treatment are very infrequent and generally disappear spontaneously or with in-office treatments. Rarely has blindness been reported in an eye.
Restylane in Winnipeg
Restores youthful contours and replaces lost volume to reduce the feelings and unsightliness of sagginess, looking tired or sad. Treat lines and wrinkles without downtime.
Restylane Skinboosters: What is it?
Restylane Skinboosters™ is a filler treatment which improves skin hydration, firmness and luminosity through micro-injections of a very soft hyaluronic acid filler into the skin (Restylane Vital or Vital Light).
How does it work? How is Skinboosters different from other fillers?
Fillers typically work by filling up volume deficiencies and lifting the skin. Skinboosters on the other hand, are extremely soft. Instead of exerting mechanical effects, they work via biochemical properties.
The family of Restylane fillers differ in thickness and lifting capacity. Harder fillers such as Perlane and Juvederm Voluma are great for lifting the cheeks. Skinboosters are softer and serve to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule in our skin. It gives our skin the plumpness and hydration associated with youthful looking skin. However, over time, our skin loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid and it b ecomes drier, rougher and less elastic.
Restylane Skinboosters reverse the skin aging process by reintroducing hyaluronic acid into the skin. Once injected, the water-loving hyaluronic acid molecules start to absorb water up to 200 times its weight and swell, bring about profound hydration to the skin from inside out. With dramatically improved hydration, the skin looks plumper, brighter and youthful.
At the same time, Restylane Vital start to stimulate collagen production once injected, giving a long term, anti-aging effects.
What are the benefits?
Restylane Skinboosters are excellent for improving skin texture and tone. Unknown to most, the Skinboosters also improve acne scars by plumping them up. The benefits of the treatment include:
- Smoother Skin
- Improvement in fine lines and wrinkles
- Firmer skin
- Brighter, more luminous skin
- Better skin hydration
- Improvement in acne scars
Which areas can be treated?
Restylane Skinboosters is most often performed on the face and neck, but other areas on the body such as the décolletage can also be treated. In particular, the treatment works extremely well to rejuvenate the hands.
How are SkinBoosters administered?
Restylane Skinboosters are injected in the skin via micro-injections either with a needle and syringe or a micrco-needling device.
What is the treatment regime? How long does it last?
Restylane Skinboosters is best done every month for 3 treatments. The initial injection regime is to ensure that the skin is saturated with hyaluronic acid, and that the treatment kickstarts collagen production process to reverse skin aging.
Additional treatments are done every 6 months. The treatments last about 6 months.
Who is suitable for the treatment?
Anyone can benefit from this treatment, but in particular, people with dry or aged dull skin, with large pores, will see the most results, People who have depressed acne scars may also benefit.
What are the downsides of Restylane Skinboosters? Any side effects?
The biggest downside is cost. 3 treatments monthly can be costly. But the good news is that after the initial course, you only need to do it once every 6 months.
Injection related side effects, such as temporary swelling, bruising and pin-pricks marks will occur. The degree of these side effects will depend on how sensitive your skin is, the methods you doctor uses to inject, and of course his or her skill as well. When injected precisely and accurately into the right skin layer, there will be minimal bruising – most of my patients do not have a problem going back to work and other social activities.
Bumpiness on the skin can occur – because these are fillers after all. However, these are mostly temporary and resolve quickly with some gentle massage.
What preparations do I need to make?
Avoid alcohol, anti-inflammatories such as Advil, Motrin and Naprosyn, and any supplements which can thin the blood (including Vitamin E, garlic, ginseng) for 7-10 days before treatment.
Anything I need to look for?
Restylane Skinboosters refers to a treatment which specifically uses the Restylane fillers – Vital and Vital Light. Treatment is performed by Dr. Minuk or under his direction. Restylane Vital and Vital Light give such good results because both possess the right properties which can give your skin long lasting hydration and effects.
In general, it takes 2mls of filler to treat the whole face, and 3mls to treat the face and neck, but this can vary. If you are on a tight budget, consider treating the entire face, but only parts of it (for example, only the cheeks and forehead) which you are most concerned about.
Skinboosters come with some degree of downtime, as it involves numerous injections. So remember to have it done at least a week before your important event.
Sculptra treatment in Winnipeg
Sculptra treatment by Dr. Minuk.
Sculptra injections stimulates production of collagen production and restores facial volume. A series of 3 treatments over 4-5 months adds volume to the aging face; hence reduces folds, facial lines & wrinkles. Sculptra can last for 2 years or longer.
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 stimulates the skin to produce ‘collagen’ in areas it is injected. Skin thickens and is fuller. Wrinkles and lines diminish. Sculptra is safe and Health Canada & FDA approved.
What are the treatments like?
Treatments with Sculptra take 15-30 minutes and are performed personally by Dr. Minuk. 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.