FAQ

MC Aesthetics

Wrinkle Relaxers

How does it work?

These products contain tiny amounts of highly purified botulinum toxin that is refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. These products target the underlying cause of wrinkles - repeated muscle movement. Your injector will inject these muscles to reduce muscle activity to create a smoothing of your lines.

When will I see results?

Individual response varies from patient to patient however many notice results within 72 hours and full results at 2 weeks.

Will I still have facial expressions?

Botox/Xeomin are only intended to target the muscles that create dynamic wrinkles. Becuase the medication is instilled directly into the muscles responsible for these movements you will still be able to smile, frown and make other expressions.

How long will my results last?

Results can vary from individual depending on various factors. Most patients report effects lasting 3-6 months.

Is it painful?

Pain tolerance varies from patient to patient however most patients find this procedure tolerable and often describe it as a mosquito bite or little pinch.

Do I have to do this forever and if I don’t will my wrinkles be worse?

Botox/Xeomin injections are ideally maintained for best results however you may stop at anytime and it will not increase your wrinkles and fine lines as the muscle will just go back to full strength.

Dermal Fillers

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers replace volume lost during the aging process to smooth wrinkles and define facial contours. Dermal fillers provide immediate results. Dermal filler products used at MC Aesthetics contain a Hyaluronic Acid formulation, these gels act like your body’s natural hyaluronic acid to reduce volume loss and wrinkles for a rejuvenated appearance.

What is Hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar that is naturally found in our body in places such as skin and cartilage. Hyaluronic acid is a water-loving molecule and binds to water to create more fullness. Dermal fillers utilize a synthetic version to treat volume loss.

Is it painful?

Pain tolerance varies from patient to patient at MC Aesthetics we use a topical numbing agent for client comfort during procedures. Our products also contain a numbing agent that works as it is injected into the skin.

How long does it last?

Results vary depending on the individual, their lifestyle and area treated clients can typically expect between 6-12 months.

When will I see results?

Results are instant however there can be a fair amount of swelling so it typically takes approximately two weeks to see the full and final results.

 

Microneedling

What is microneedling

Microneedling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) uses medical grade devices to create tiny microchannels in the skin. These microchannels promote collagen synthesis and skin repair to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture. Our device is Health Canada Approved for your safety.

Is it painful?

Prior to the procedure we use a topical numbing agent which allows for a more comfortable experience.

Is there any down time with this treatment?

Microneedling is a mildly invasive treatment that can leave the skin looking pink or blushed for 24-36 hours. Some clients report the sensation as feeling sunburned or tender, while others report no discomfort post procedure. For best results and safety we recommend no makeup or heavy exercise for 24 hours.

How many sessions will I require?

For optimal results 3-4 treatment sessions are recommended, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Facials

What products do you use?

We exclusively carry Vivier products. Vivier is Canadian owned, operated, and use only Canadian sources products. Vivier is the only pharmaceutical-grade skin care line. lThese products are not tested on animals and use only the highest quality pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. Most Vivier products are vegan and do not contain animal derivatives.