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FAQ

Should I get 0.5 or 1 ml for my lips?


This is down to personal preference and lip size/amount of previous filler. However, if this is your first treatment we recommend 1 ml. 0.5ml – Will give a VERY subtle look once swelling goes down. Recommended for nervous clients who are happy to be patient in waiting for their results. Please note this will double the time it takes to build them and is not cost effective. It could take 4-6 sessions to reach your desired shape, regardless of how natural you want them. 1ml – Recommended if it is your first time- you.may look a little swollen immediately after. Once this swelling goes down they will settle to be visibly more plumped and volumised. This is more cost effective as it should take no longer than 2-3 sessions to build your lips to the desired shape. 1.5ml – for a more glamorous appearance (not recommended for your first time).




Do I need a consultation?


Consultations will be done on the day of your appointment or a virtual consultation can be booked in advance if you have questions or require more information on any procedures! Please call 613-237-9595 to book as consultations are not bookable online. *Please note any appointments for nose or temple filler require a consultation to be done in advance with Dr. Nik. All other consultations must be done with our Nurse Practitioner Kate*




What is a neuromodulator?


Botox, xeomin, dysport are examples of neuromodulators and help reduce/ eliminate lines (around eyes, forehead). Neuromodulators can also be used to help with excessive sweating and facial slimming.




What are fillers?


Fillers are used to augment a structure for example lips, cheeks, chin, laugh lines etc. They are composed of hyaluronic acid which is naturally found in the body. Our fillers contain a numbing agent for a more comfortable injection.




What are common side effects of filler?


Please refer to our aftercare page!




Can I get injections while pregnant?


We do not recommend getting any injectables while pregnant or breastfeeding.




Do fillers damage/stretch skin? What happens if I don't want to continue getting treatments?


No! There is no damage to the tissue when you get injections. If you decide you no longer want to continue getting injectables your skin returns to its natural state as the product metabolizes naturally.




How long do filler & Botox last?


Neuromodulators typically last 3-6 months depending on each individual. Dermal fillers typically last 6-18 months depending on the area of injection and each individual. Lifestyle such as smoking, exercise, gender ect impact longevity.




Does lip filler hurt?


We offer a topical numbing agent to help reduce discomfort and our fillers contain a numbing agent as well. Pain tolerance depends on each individual.




What is microneedling?


Using microneedles to puncture the skin, microneedling increases the production of collagen and other healing factors by causing trauma to the skin. Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep the skin looking youthful, with a firm, smooth, and stretchy texture. Microneedling may help address many skin-related complaints, including: wrinkles scarring acne alopecia skin pigmentation issues stretch marks loose skin, such as after weight loss or liposuction It may also help rejuvenate the skin.




Why AlumierMD chemical peels?


Most beneficial ingredients for the skin tend to degrade or denature when placed in the low pH of chemical peel formulas. With that scientific information in mind, AlumierMD peels use only the pure acids; antioxidants, anti-aging and brightening booster ingredients are applied post-peel in our Brightening Accelerator so all components remain effective. Peels remove the outer dead layers of the stratum corneum, so the booster ingredients are better absorbed when applied post-peel. Our multilayer process can be customized by your skin care professional according to your skin profile and concerns.




Why use the Anteage microneedling solution?


AnteAGE Microneedling Solution contains pro-healing, anti-inflammatory growth factors and cytokines derived from laboratory culture of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells, the specialized cells that science has determined function as “command and control” of healing in all injured tissues. Hyaluronic acid provides lubrication and is a powerful humectant that promotes rapid re-hydration and volume enhancement within the upper layers of the skin. AnteAGE products contain no cells or cell remnants (they are removed during ultrafiltration, the final step in the laboratory culture process). At our clinic we use the Eclipse Micropen