Dr. Cheng has been administering Botox for aesthetic purposes since 1993. As one of the leading Botox injectors in Canada, we developed our unique approach to Botox which offers our patients natural results. Our clinic is also one of the few clinics in Canada to achieve Allergan Diamond Level Account for Botox Cosmetic and Facial Fillers. The Diamond Level is the top level awarded to physicians by Allergan, the maker of Botox and Juvéderm.
Botox Cosmetic by Allergan Inc.
Botulinum toxin type A is a peptide (part of a protein) derived from the botulism bacteria. However, there are no bacteria present in the actual medication.
The medication is precisely injected in small amounts with very fine needles directly into the muscles being treated. The resulting effect is muscle relaxation, which reduces and prevents wrinkles. Wrinkles are formed by the effects of muscle contraction in facial expression. By relaxing certain muscles of the face, some features can be adjusted and wrinkles can be reduced. At Skin Matters, we use Allergan Botulinum toxin type A Cosmetic, which is currently the safest and most effective botulism toxin available. With over 20 years of research, over thousands of published clinical research and safe practice behind the product, our patients can feel confident in their treatment experience. Currently it is one of the most studied and widely used prescription medication. As a leading Botulinum toxin type A injection clinic in Western Canada, we are also a professional Botulinum toxin type A training centre for select physicians and dentists.
Beyond the treatment of wrinkles or lines, Botulinum toxin type A can also be used to:
• Improve eyebrows, gummy smiles and facial features by adjusting the balance of certain facial muscles
• Slim the face by reducing muscle size in square or wide jaws (masseter reduction)
• Slim legs by reducing leg calf muscle size
• Reducing excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
• Reduce teeth grinding (bruxism or masseter hypertrophy)
We offer all these special treatments at Skin Matters. Patients can visit a family physician or specialist for more information and personal consultations regarding the other therapeutic applications of Botulinum toxin type A.
For more information, please visit the Botox Cosmetic website.
Xeomin by Merz Aesthetics
For more information, please visit the Xeomin website.
JUVEDERM by Allergan Inc.
Juvéderm is a soft injectable gel filler designed to refresh your appearance. The Juvéderm family of products is based on the highly cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally occuring sugar in the human body. When the acid combines with the water in your skin, volume lost to aging, hormonal changes, and sun exposure can be restored to reduce lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic Acid injections can also help to stimulate some collagen production.
The Juvéderm family of products is made in France by Allergan. Allergan is the manufacturer of Botox Cosmetic and is also the largest aesthetic pharmaceutical company in the world.
We only use top-of-the-line Juvéderm products - Juvéderm ULTRA XC and Juvéderm ULTRA PLUS XC - premixed with Lidocaine (anaesthetic) to offer our patients the highest level of comfort during injection. With the newest version, VOLUMA, launched in 2010, we are proud to offer the longest-lasting Juvéderm available to date.
In our medical centre, Juvéderm is used everywhere. With Juvéderm's extensive history of safety and clinical research, we are confident to use it for many applications, including:
• laugh lines
• marionette lines
• temple areas
• eyebrow reconstruction
• breast enhancement
• earlobe enhancements
• scar repairs
For more information, please visit the Juvéderm website.
Radiesse by Merz Aesthetics
With calcium minerals similar to those found in bone, Radiesse combines calcium crystals and hyaluronic acid to produce a long-lasting effect. At Skin Matters, we use this product for:
• hand enhancement
• laugh lines / nasolabial folds
• temple areas
For more information, please visit the Radiesse website.
Sculptra by Valeant Canada
Sculptra is an injectable made with poly-L lactic acid which is both biocompatible and biodegradable. Sculptra replaces the collagen that was lost during aging. The reinforced collagen structure helps restore the fullness of folds and wrinkles.
For more information, please visit the Sculptra website.
The Selphyl system uses Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) to restore youthful appearance. The patient's blood is drawn to prepare PRFM, a matrix rich in platelets and fibrin. The PRFM, originating from the patient, is injected back into the patient's skin. The platelets and activating factors trigger production of new cells and collagen, resulting in skin rejuvenation.
For more information, please visit the Selphyl website.