Medical Aesthetics FAQ’s

Your Complimentary Consultation

The consultation appointment is your time and along with answering all of your questions, we provide you with detailed information on all of the injectable treatments we offer.  Following a full facial and skin analysis, Dr. Maria Tetelbaum will review treatment goals and expectations in detail with you.  A customized treatment plan which will be tailored to your specific needs will be provided.

Preparing for your Treatment – Helping you Achieve your Optimum Result

We ask that you discontinue use 2-3 days prior of any anti-inflammatory medications as these can cause bruising at the injection site.  Upon scheduling your treatment with us, you will be provided with pre-treatment instructions.  Please see pdf for review.

If you have a special event or vacation approaching we strongly recommend scheduling your filler treatment at least 2 weeks in advance.  On the day of your treatment, wash your face thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap and do not apply foundation or other make-up to the area being treated to avoid infections at the injection site.

After your Treatment – Home Care Instructions

Minimal downtime is one of the many benefits achieved with non-surgical skin rejuvenation.  

At Synergy Centre – Beauty Within, we will provide you with customized home care instructions and cool packs to take along home with you. Dr. Maria Tetelbaum will require to see you 2 weeks following your treatment. Please ensure that you schedule this appointment the day of your procedure. 

For your convenience, the following methods for payment are available:  Cash, Interact, Mastercard, Visa 

About BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® and Xeomin®

What areas can be treated?

Frown lines between the brows – Crow’s feet at outer corner of the eye – Horizontal lines of the forehead

Height and shape of brows – bunny lines on nose – Fine vertical lines above upper lip

How long does the treatment last?

Visible results are seen up to 4 months time. Individual results may vary however it is recommended to retreat areas every  3-4 months to maintain overall appearance.

What can you expect …is it painful?

The entire procedure is quick and simple – taking approximately 10 minutes. Most patients are back to their day without any downtime at all.  Some patients may experience a mild headache post treatment.

About Dermal Fillers

What are dermal fillers and are they safe?

Dermal fillers are products that are injected into the skin to fill defects from the signs of aging such as – lines, wrinkles, folds and scars. Facial rejuvenation is also achieved with dermal fillers by restoring lost skin volume, smoothing of lines and keeping your skin hydrated.

There are several types of dermal fillers. The most popular category of which being the hyaluronic acid based fillers.  Each type works in a slightly different way with varying results. Acid ( HA) is a natural, major component of the skin which hydrates the skin to ensure firmness and elasticity resulting in a smooth and full appearance. However with time, the quantity of HA decreases in the body leaving us with sunken cheeks and wrinkles.

Calcium based fillers are also safe and clinically proven to stimulate the body’s natural collagen leaving both immediate and long lasting results.

The best part of all, is that the results are immediate, look natural and can last up to a year with no downtime!
Dr. Maria Tetelbaum offers a variety of dermal fillers in order to develop a treatment regimen to help her patients achieve their appearance goals. As a dedicated family physician, Dr. Tetelbaum takes pride in ensuring that all products offered at Synergy Centre – Beauty Within are not only effective but most importantly they are safe.  Following your consultation,  Dr. Tetelbaum will decide which product is right for you!

What areas can be treated?

  • Facial folds, lines and wrinkles
  • Facial contouring of cheekbones, chin – restoring volume loss
  • Lips – enhancement of shape and / or size, vertical lines
  • Eyes – under the eyes diminishing dark circles
  • Marionette lines – lift corners of the mouth
  • Hands – immediately restoring volume loss

Are the results visible and how long do the effects of dermal fillers last?

Results are immediate. To optimize the benefits of the achieved result, it is highly recommended that you follow the guidelines provided by your healthcare practitioner.  Results are clinically proven and can last up to 12 months and in some cases 18 months time based on the product used. However individual results may vary.

What is involved and is it painful?

Dermal fillers are injected into the skin with a very fine needle. Discomfort is generally minimal and the dermal filler products offered at Synergy Centre – Beauty Within contain local anaesthetic in order to improve your comfort during and following your injection.  However,  Dr. Tetelbaum will offer an anaesthetic cream or a local anaesthesia in order to desensitize the injected area making your treatment a pleasant experience. The entire procedure takes approximately 15-60 minutes depending on the area being treated.  

Using state of the art injection techniques, Dr. Tetelbaum has extensive training in various injection procedures to eliminate bruising and discomfort.

Is there any downtime?

Typically there is minimal downtime following dermal filler treatment. However to obtain the best optimum results of the filler we recommend taking it easy the evening of your treatment and the following day.  This does not mean you cannot return to work , however specific home care instructions are discussed with you that will pertain to your specific treatment.  

How much product will be required?

The amount of product is based on the individual and the area that requires treatment.  Dr. Maria Tetelbaum will consult with you and provide a complete facial analysis to determine this for you.

What is the Non-surgical Facelift?

It is no longer just about treating wrinkles and lines… its also correcting volume loss. This combination treatment creates a balanced total rejuvenation that is natural, subtle, immediate and long lasting!

With the use of modern day neuromodulators such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® and Xeomin® and dermal fillers, the non-surgical facelift is just as important as treating individual areas to achieve a balanced total effect leaving you looking as young as you feel.

Turn back the “aging “clock on your skin gently without the need for invasive surgery.  This non-invasive and non-surgical combination treatment is the most common option requested by patients today.