Wednesday, November 10, 2010
LATISSE ® is an ophthalmic prescription used to promote longer, thicker and darker eyelashes. This product was developed after years of research by Allergan, a pharmaceutical leader in ophthalmic products. The Latisse ® ophthalmic solution is a topical treatment applied once a day at the base of the upper lashes. The formula works in two ways to stimulate your eyelash growth; it increases the life of the eyelash and provides essential nutrients for growth. You may start to see results in as little as 4 weeks and you should achieve full growth in 16 weeks.
For more information please contact Dr. Middleton’s office to book a consultation.
Monday, October 18, 2010
For many individuals, stubborn pockets of fat in specific areas of the body are hard to get rid of with regular exercise and healthy eating. Therefore, in order to remove excess fat, many opt to undergo a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure for body sculpting. The most common procedure, liposuction, entails making incisions in the target area and using a long metal rod called a cannula. Now, with the advances in technology within this field, there is a newer, non-surgical option for body contouring – UltraShape.
When undergoing the UltraShape treatment, patients are in and out of the office in as little as two hours. There is no downtime, bruising, swelling, or marks left from the procedure, as compared to traditional liposuction techniques. Patients will require approximately three sessions, at a rate of one session every three to four weeks. This particular procedure is greatly beneficial for patients who lead an active lifestyle, are allergic to anesthesia, or are afraid of undergoing a surgical procedure. Typically, UltraShape can be performed on the abdomen, flanks, and outer thighs as this is intended for areas that do not have too much excess fat. Additionally, it is recommended that patients have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or less. Those who have larger amounts of fat may be better candidates for liposuction surgery, which can better sculpt and fine tune certain areas.
UltraShape uses ultrasound technology to break down fat cells and allow them to pass through the body’s natural mechanisms; results are gradual, but permanent. On the other hand, liposuction results are more immediate. Another added benefit of undergoing the UltraShape treatment is the lowered cost, which is approximately half of that of traditional liposuction. The best way to determine which of these procedures is most appropriate is by scheduling an appointment at my office.
If you would like further information regarding UltraShape and your options, you may browse my website. I look forward to helping you meet your ideal body contour.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Women who undergo breast augmentation are typically made aware of all aspects of their surgery, including the potential risks and complications. However, due to various factors, there are times when patients experience unpleasant side effects. The most common of these is capsular contracture – tissue hardening around the breast implant(s). This often causes the breasts to appear asymmetrical, in which patients may experience a great amount of pain. In order to prevent this from occurring, patients are advised to follow all post-surgery instructions, which oftentimes include gentle massage.
Should a patient begin to show signs of contracture, such as pain, deformity, and/or firmness, Dr. Middleton now offers the Aspen Rehabilitation Treatment. Using an external ultrasound, this device it is an external modality that is applied to the outside of the breast. It is important to note that the treatment must be started immediately after contracture is detected, otherwise the results may not be as effective.
Other methods to correct capsular contracture include surgical removal of the scar tissue and possible replacement of the implants. In order to determine the most appropriate treatment, patients should schedule an appointment with Dr. Middleton as soon as possible in order to prevent further complications.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™ is injectible hyaluronic volumiser that recontours the face to restore volume to chin, cheeks, and cheekbones that have become hollow or thin due to weight loss or age-related facial fat loss. Immediately after treatment, you should notice that your facial contours appear fuller and rounder . . . giving your face a softer, more youthful appearance. Depending on your course of treatment you may notice a return of the soft, full cheeks, and firm, high cheekbones of youth, a refreshing revolumisation of the face, and a marked return of the smooth jowls and jawline and the firm chin of youth, And, your results will last—the lifting effects of treatment with Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™ have been shown to last up to 18 months! How does Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™ work to achieve its results?
An attractive face is characterised by smooth, round contours, high cheekbones, hollow jowls and a thin, well-defined jawline. These features together comprise the “triangle of beauty” or “heart of face”, with its base at the top and summit below. As we age, facial fat loss, gravity, and loss of the skin’s natural elasticity conspire to reverse this triangle’s composition, leading to a narrower, less youthful forehead and temple area, and a wider, heavier jawline. Fortunately, Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™ can restore the face’s balance and heart-shaped proportions, revolumising facial hollows and lost volume and recontouring the cheeks, cheekbones, and nose for a fuller, softer, more youthful appearance. Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™ helps recapture the facial volume that age and weight loss can diminish. With Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™, an innovative injectable hyaluronic volumiser, you can enjoy a smoother more youthful appearance of your cheeks, cheekbones, and chin. Enjoy increased confidence with Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™
Perhaps the best indicator of the advantages and benefits of treatment with Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™ is the level to which those who have used it enjoy their results. A clinical study demonstrated that at 6 to 18 months after treatment, all study participants rated their results as positive! Similarly, the vast majority of study participants indicated that they would recommend treatment with Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™ to others based on their own experience of feeling more attractive, with better self-esteem and greater confidence.
Dr. Middleton and his team are experts at volumizing faces and love Juvéderm™ VOLUMA™ for their patients!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
At Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Centre the most effective liposuction procedure is offered for exceptional results. Dr. Middleton applies the Erchonia laser, a NASA developed infra-red non-ablative laser to the areas being treated. The Erchonia helps to breakdown fat and speeds tissue healing. Where skin laxity is a concern the Smart Lipo laser is applied to encourage tightening. Dr. Middleton has performed thousands of successful Liposuction procedures in his 25 years of practice. The most advanced laser technology is employed to compliment Dr. Middleton's expert Liposuction technique.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Botox is twenty years old! Amazing! Over the past 20 years the safety and efficacy of Botox has been proven time and again. There have been 4450 published studies on this pioneering product. There is no downtime associated with Botox and the results are simply fabulous. This may be why Botox has been the most popular non-surgical aesthetic procedure for the past seven years. Nearly 17 million women and men have been treated with Botox in North America since 1994 . With over 20 different cosmetic and medical applications there have been 22 million vials of Botox distributed worldwide since it was first approved 20 years ago. Book a consultation and let us show you why the rate of patient satisfaction for Botox is a staggering 97%.
Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Surgery is one of the top providers of Botox in Toronto. Book your consultation and enjoy the amazing treatment and results our many patients enjoy.
Monday, March 1, 2010
A Revolution in Rejuvenation… SELPHYL™ is a patented system for the safe and rapid preparation of Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM), a proven technology used to correct the effects of skin aging. A small volume of blood is collected from the patient and through a patented process, it is seperated and the patients own platelets and fibrin are concentrated into a matrix. The resulting PRFM can be applied to a treatment area of the face or body to stimulate cell proliferation which promotes the increase of volume and rejuvenation of the skin through a process of targeted tissue re-generation.
Because Nothing Is More Natural Than You… The PRFM that is prepared with SELPHYL™ is autologous, meaning it uses your natural biology. Platelets are known to contain factors which your body uses to trigger cell migration and proliferation to rejuvenate and increase skin volume. You can’t turn back the clock, but you can re-wind it naturally with the SELPHYL™ System.
Natural, Lasting Effects… As soon as SELPHYL™ prepared PRFM is administered, growth factors are released into the skin through a sustained mechanism. In vitro studies have shown that platelet growth factors are released for up to 7 days, supporting collagen production and dermal matrix reconstruction. It is thought that SELPHYL™ treats a root cause of skin aging by triggering the production of new cells and collagen. Pronounced effects occur approximately three weeks after the administration of SELPHYL™. Patients have enjoyed visible improvement and regeneration with long lasting effects.
Fast and Easy… SELPHYL™ is administered in a procedure that takes approximately 20 minutes. Desired results may be achieved in just one visit. However, only Dr. Middleton will determine the best treatment approach. Together, you and your physician may decide if SELPHYL™ prepared PRFM is right for you, especially if you desire a natural solution to looking younger!
Book a consultation today!