Botox is a common procedure used to treat wrinkles on the skin. It works by relaxing the underlying muscles and therefore relieving stresses in the skin which create visible wrinkles. Botox is a safe procedure when performed by a trained, professional injector in strategic locations on the face and neck.
Common areas treated with botox include:
Botox typically lasts 3-4 months, however every patient is different and a specific treatment schedule will be reviewed at your consultation.
Botox is another solution for treating excessive sweating in various locations on the body. Dr Carlini will perform a specific test to locate areas requiring treatment (Minors test).
Common areas treated with Botox for hyperhidrosis include:
Based on the severity of your symptoms and location of the sweating, various procedures are performed to limit pain during the procedure. These may include numbing creams or nerve blocks.
Please consult your Family Physician about other treatments which should be attempted before requesting Botox for Hyperhidrosis. Many third party insurance plans require attempts with other treatments before Botox will be covered. After third party coverage is achieved, Dr Carlini will gladly sit down with you and explain the procedure in detail and even perform the treatment on the same day!
Botox for Hyperhidrosis typically lasts 6-12 months, with future treatments required at longer intervals. Little, if no deodorant or antiperspirant at all, may be needed after the treatment.
Dr Carlini will expertly evaluate your legs and vein concerns, provide suggestions on decreasing your signs and symptoms, and then discuss the best treatment option. Treatment options include laser treatments, sclerotherapy, compression, and surgery. Varicose veins may not only be aesthetically unpleasing, but also may pose a health risk, therefore determination of whether the procedure is covered by OHIP will be reviewed. Please note additional charges may still apply. Spider veins are considered “cosmetic” and thus treatments are not covered by OHIP, however some third party insurance companies may cover some of the cost.
Botox for Chronic Migraine is an effective treatment for patients suffering from chronic migraines. It has been shown to reduce both headaches and migraines suffered on a monthly basis.
Botox is very well tolerated for reduction in headaches, however the most common side effects can include neck pain, muscle stiffness or weakness, muscle pains, and eyelid drooping.
Please consult your Family Physician about other treatments which should be attempted before requesting Botox for Chronic Migraines. Your Family Physician will need to confirm a diagnosis of migraine headaches and also attempt numerous treatments before Botox for Chronic Migraines will be covered by many third party insurance companies. After third party coverage is achieved, Dr Carlini will gladly sit down with you and explain the procedure in detail and even perform the treatment on the same day!
Botox for Chronic Migraines is typically performed every 12 weeks
Moles can be very worrisome and, most times, also very cosmetically unpleasing. A changing mole is of great concern and should be brought to the attention of your doctor immediately to rule out malignancy/cancer.
During your consultation with Dr Carlini your moles will be assessed, however your Family Physician should be made aware of all worrisome moles for assessment, referrals, or removal, if necessary.
Cosmetically unpleasing moles will be assessed and removed with the most cosmetically pleasing result obtainable!
The term sebaceous cyst commonly refers to “true” sebaceous cysts, pilar cysts and epidermoid cysts. They are caused by blocked sebaceous glands, swollen hair follicle, excessive testosterone, and also genetics play a role in cyst formation.
Common areas where cysts can be located include:
Removal of cysts requires a precise technique to ensure that the cyst does not reappear. Removal is typically performed using local anesthetic followed by excision of the intact cyst.
The term “sun spots” refers to a wide variety of skin conditions that are caused by damaging sun exposure. Many of these skin conditions can results in permanent changes to the skin, deformities and cancer.
Please consult with your Family Physician about numerous treatment options for “sun spots”. Dr Carlini is also available to review numerous treatment options for sun damaged skin including topical treatments, liquid nitrogen and others.
Skin tags are overgrowth of soft skin which cause unsightly “tags”. They are commonly very small and harmless. Often times however, skin tags are located in places that can get caught in jewelry, clothing, bras, etc. This has the potential to cause irritation, bruising or even bleeding.
Common areas where skin tags grow include:
Being overweight is associated with an increased risk of developing skin tags.
Removal of skin tags can be achieved with freezing, “tying off” with a thread or suture or by excision.
Warts are growths in the skin caused by a virus. They typically disappear after time, however some warts can last years and also have the capability of reappearing. Warts are contagious and frequently very cosmetically unpleasant.
Common areas where warts appear include:
Treatments include a variety of topical agents, liquid nitrogen/cryotherapy, and surgical scraping/curettage.
We provide many more cosmetic services. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you.