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Lunchtime Laser Is More Than Corrective: It Turns Back The Clock

Medical Cosmetics often focuses on the corrective aspects of procedures and products whilst neglecting the cumulative benefits of consistent treatment. With our new Lunchtime Laser program, we hope to encourage our clients to consider the long-term benefits of laser, and not just the immediate WOW factor.


Every laser and light based therapy we use has a specific application:


We can diminish redness in the skin as well as reducing and removing brown spots; leaving clients with a peaches-and-cream complexion that is a sure sign of youthfulness.


We can stimulate collagen production deep into the dermis; plumping skin, reducing fine lines, evening out textural irregularities, and even tightening pores.


We can gently remove a portion of the old epidermis, revealing the fresh youthful skin below.


But beyond treating the “symptoms” of aging, are you aware of the long-term benefits of getting laser and light based therapies?


Science is starting to confirm what we have been observing anecdotally for years now: Laser and Light based therapies may alter gene expression in the skin. What does that mean? It means that getting regular laser and light treatments not only address the signs of aging, but also could be responsible for your skin expressing or “acting” like younger skin. A turning back of the clock, so to speak.


This is something that we have suspected for a while in the industry. People who consistently get laser and light based therapies have amazingly youthful looking skin that goes beyond looking “good for their age”.


Lunchtime Laser treatments -which are an array of quick, comfortable, no-downtime treatments- will not only combat the various signs of aging like: wrinkling, volume loss, textural issu, dull and dry skin, diffused redness, brown/age spots, macro-pores etc. but can also turns back your skin’s clock.


These new studies on gene expression have us excited to launch our new Lunchtime Laser offer that includes new lower pricing on all laser and light treatments. We also have our limited time Laser Credits Program: Spend over

$1000 and receive 10% LASER CREDITS; $2000 and receive 15% LASER CREDITS; $3000 and receive 20% LASER CREDITS; $4000 and receive 25% LASER CREDITS


We look forward to taking this journey back in time with you!




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What is the difference between Botox® and dermal fillers?

Patients frequently ask, Is there is a difference between neuromodulators like BOTOX® or Dysport® and dermal fillers such as Juvederm® and Revanesse®.   The answer is yes.

A neuromodulator such as BOTOX® or Dysport® reduces the activity of the muscles that cause wrinkles such as frown lines, worry lines and crow’s feet. A neuromodulator works by temporarily blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles, thereby reducing muscle movement and causing wrinkles to relax and soften. botoxNeuromodulators are also used by experienced injectors to lift areas of the face and extend the life of some dermal filler applications. Neuromodulators are quick-acting, with results typically visible within 3-5 days, and lasting for 3-6 months. BOTOX® or Dysport® can be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments.

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are a range of products that fill depleted facial features, and in many instances stimulate collagen growth.  We choose to use Revanesse®, Juvederm®, and Restylane® at Westside Laser & Light. Although each dermal filler has unique attributes, in general, most dermal fillers work in two ways. First, most of the fillers plump and lift the skin gently to replace collagen loss caused by the natural aging process. Secondly, most of the fillers also stimulate the body to produce its own natural collagen; some help more than others. Dermal fillers are used in a variety of ways to lift features of the face, correct wrinkles and to restore smoothness and volume to the skin. The effects of most fillers are nearly instantaneous.  Most of the dermal fillers last from several months to a year or two before touch up treatments are necessary to extend results.

Both neuromodulators and advanced dermal fillers are effective treatments, with each having an extensive history of proven results. Both treatments are effective separately, however many physicians choose to use them in conjunction with each other to achieve optimal results.

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How Botox Helps Migraine Sufferers

Migraines and headaches are one of the most common ailments, especially for those living in Calgary’s Chinook-heavy climate. The statistics are pretty staggering:

90 per cent of people will experience a migraine at some point in their lives, and 50 per cent of these people have had headaches so severe they were bedridden. In North America alone, 18 per cent of women and six per cent of men suffer from migraines regularly.

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Pucker Up! Are You Ready for Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is getting closer, and you can get kissable lips with the help of our newest product line:Revanesse Kiss®. Our newest dermal filler has been specifically engineered for lip augmentation. This specially formulated filler ensures good post-injection results, with fewer incidences of swelling (compared to other fillers).

“Revanesse® fillers exclusively use HA with a high molecular weight to achieve maximum durability and longevity.”

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What are Dermal Fillers?

How much do you know about dermal fillers, or Westside Laser and Light’s Dermal Filler Department? Did you even know we have one? Our Dermal Filler department is led by Dr. Timothy Cran, our medical director, and our nurse injectors: Lisa Whalley and Christy Gates. Their experience and credentials will make your experience a great one, and you can learn more about them here. If you’ve never used dermal fillers before, here’s some information on some of the brand name cosmetic injections we use.

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