Our talented plastic surgeons in Ottawa offer extensive experience and a patient-first perspective. We offer advanced options in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and cutting edge non-surgical treatments under compassionate care. Our highly personalized and meticulous approach ensures that your results are exactly what you envisioned to help you look and feel your best.
Many people wanting plastic surgery know the areas they want to improve, but may not know exactly which treatments can help address their specific concerns.
The most common areas patients in their 20s wish to improve are the skin and breasts. These individuals strive to maintain their smooth, youthful complexion through microneedling, Hydrafacials and chemical peels. They many also seek breast augmentation and/or CoolSculpting® to achieve a more desirable shape.
The way you care for your skin at an early age can make a huge impact on how it looks in the future. The daily use of medical grade sunscreen, such as SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair SPF, is the best way to prevent future signs of aging. A nightly retinol application, such as a Retinol .25%, helps to maintain youthful skin tone and texture, reduce pore size, and fades acne scarring. Protect against the damaging effects of blue light (emitted by cellphone & computers), UV rays and pollution by adding SkinMedica Lumivive to your routine.
As signs of aging begin to show, patients in their 30s tend to favour skin, breast and body procedures. Popular treatments for patients include Laser Hair Removal, CoolSculpting, Microneedling and IPL. Some patients seek Botox treatments for the prevention of wrinkles, or use fillers to soften the appearance of tired under eyes or enhance other features. They many also seek breast augmentation, tummy tuck, Brazilian Butt lift and/or CoolSculpting to achieve a more desirable shape. These options offer enhancement and restoration of a more youthful aesthetic.
In your 30’s collagen and elastin begin to decrease. Fine lines and wrinkles, particularly expression lines around eyes and mouth begin to surface. We recommend adding a Vitamin C serum, such as Vivier Radiance Serum, and a hyaluronic acid, such as SkinMedica HA5, to your daily skin regimen, which should already include daily sunscreen and nightly retinol. Also adding SkinMedica Illuminating Eye Cream will help reduce expression lines around the eyes.
To achieve a natural and smooth look, patients in their 40s are typically interested in such options as injectables (BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers) to smooth wrinkles and create fuller lips. They are also interested in as treatments such as IPL, Fraxel and Thermage to improve their skin. There may be desire to revitalize their body through breast and body procedures such as a breast lift and/or Tummy tuck surgery, or perhaps CoolSculpting.
Skincare becomes both about prevention and treatment. You may begin to notice uneven skin tone caused by years of sun exposure. Skin Medica Lytera 2.0 will help to brighten the skin and correct brown spots. SkinMedica Essential Serum gives a double dose of anti-aging ingredients, including growth factors for cell repair and antioxidants to prevent and correct free-radical damage. Retinol can be increased from a .25% to .5%. Continue daily sunscreen use, and consider transitioning to a richer eye cream, such as SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair.
When patients enter their 50s, they often become concerned with the appearance of their facial skin. To maintain a healthy look, we recommend Thermafrax (combination of both Fraxel and Thermage done in one visit) to tighten the skin and remove dark spots. Breast lift and body lift procedures are also popular to help achieve a firmer, younger-looking aesthetic. Injectable treatments such as BOTOX Cosmetic and fillers can reduce lines and wrinkles and restore the loss of volume caused by aging while still keeping a soft and natural appearance.
Corrective skincare such as SkinMedica TNS Advanced Plus Serum will help to treat coarse wrinkles and address sagging. Vivier Grenzine Serum and Grenzine Eye cream can help improve laxity by restoring volume in the collagen layer. Continue the daily use of SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair SPF and increase Retinol to 1%.
A popular treatment option for patients in their 60s is facial rejuvenation via surgery. Our certified plastic surgeons perform such procedures as facelift, browlift, and eyelid surgery to elevate lax skin to a more youthful position. We also recommend Thermafrax (combination of Fraxel and Thermage performed in one visit) to help tighten skin and reduce lines and age spots. Or injectable treatments such as fillers and BOTOX to decrease wrinkles and restore volume lost as we age.
Corrective skincare such as SkinMedica TNS Advanced Plus Serum will help to treat coarse wrinkles and address sagging. Vivier Grenzine Serum and Grenzine Eye cream will help improve laxity by restoring volume in the collagen layer. Continue the daily use of SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair SPF and increase Retinol 1 %.