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One of the most common questions I hear from patients about facial rejuvenation, is “at what age/when should I consider having Botox®?” The reality is, facial rejuvenation can involve different facial injectables, such as Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®, in combination with facial fillers such as Juvéderm™, Voluma™, and Restylane®. I thought this would be a good opportunity to write a blog post to explain their differences and how to achieve a patient’s desired out-come.

What is Botox®?

Botox® (Botulinum Toxin), Dysport® and Xeomin® are all facial injectables used in non surgical cosmetic treatments to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles of the face, by weakening the muscles they are injected into.

In your consultation, I will go over the areas of concern you have and discuss your desired goals. I will also take the time to explain the pros and cons of using Botox® and share my philosophy on how to obtain a refreshed, yet still natural appearance.

When to consider having Botox®?

Facial injectables such as Botox® can be used in patients generally aged 25 – 70+ years, to effectively reduce the appearance of:

  • crow’s feet
  • frown lines
  • forehead creases
  • brow lines
  • Botox® can also be used to treat excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, by injecting into the sweat glands of the armpits, feet or hands
What is the recovery time with Botox®?

There is very little downtime with Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®. Other than a little redness for a few hours, on occasion a small bruise may be noticeable. These treatments do not work immediately but you will start to see it take effect in 3-5 days. It reaches it maximum effect around 2 weeks and will last several months.

More information at: www.botoxcosmetic.com

What are facial fillers?

Facial fillers such as Juvéderm™, Voluma™, Restylane® are non surgical treat-ments which can be used for facial rejuvenation. There are many types of fillers, however I prefer to use Hyaluronic Acid. This is a safe, naturally occurring sugar molecule that plumps-up the area treated. If for whatever reason you don’t wish to keep the new look, you can instantly get rid of it with a different medicine. In truth, I have never had to use this, but it is nice to know it is available.

The goal with fillers is to improve your appearance by adding volume in an area that is “deflated”. In appropriately chosen patients, it will soften signs of aging and give you a more youthful appearance.

When to consider having facial fillers?

Facial fillers can be used in patients generally aged 35+ years (but may be younger if they desire fillers for other reasons), to effectively treat:

  • rejuvenate facial appearance without undergoing surgery and anaesthetic
  • restore lost volume in the hollows of the cheeks due to the aging process
  • recreate the appearance of high cheek bones
  • refresh their current appearance without looking “overdone”
  • correction of under eye “bags” (tear trough deformity)
  • desire to contour the nasolabial folds, chin or cheeks
  • What is the recovery time with facial fillers?

The recovery time after facial fillers is minimal, in general. You may have some redness on the day and bruising that usually resolves in a few days. During your private consultation, these non surgical procedures will be discussed, as well as potential risks or complications, expected benefit and the recovery time specific to the procedure you are having done.

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Absolutely hands down the best!

Absolutely hands down the best! Dr Shortt is very skilled surgeon and has a warm, caring personality along with a sense of humour which will keep you at ease throughout the whole process. You are in the best hands should you choose Dr. Shortt. Thank you Dr Shortt and Joanne for making my surgical journey a great experience!

It’s Been 28 Years …

I was reviewing breast transfer procedures on real self. Dr. Shorrt had comment on a previous post. I checked out his profile/website and decided to go for a consultation. I was glad that he actually conducted the consultation. I’ve been to one where the Dr.’s assistant did the initial one. He was very easy to talk , to express your concerns. He was very knowledge. Some doctors are in rush to explain things. “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression” . I felt very comfortable right away. I knew I wanted him to be my surgeon.

All in all I can not say enough good things about my experience with both Dr. Shortt and his staff

Dr Short t was my surgeon for breast reduction, tummy tuck, bra-line back lift and panniculectomy. I was at ease upon our first meeting. I felt he genuinely was on my side and interested in my well being. Although the surgeries I have undergone have been major , the pain was surprisingly minor. I have had excellent recoveries and shockingly minimal scaring. I could not be more satisfied with having been his patient. I did some research about plastic surgery and costs were in line with others. All in all I can not say enough good things about my experience with both Dr. Shortt and his staff

Thankful for High Standards

I had lost an excessive amount of weight. After success in living a healthier lifestyle I found that the extra skin impacted my health in other ways. Dr Short completed a Belt Lipectomy.
My experience through the consultation visits and pre and post surgery was very positive!
Dr. Shortt was detailed with my questions leaving nothing to my imagination, defining the realities I would experience throughout the process. He was specific through the preparatory work that needed to happen and made me feel connected and comfortable with the procedure.
Dr. Shortt is professional, extremely knowledgeable as a plastic surgeon, and has the ability to communicate to people with clarity during each appointment!
I have also appreciated the office environment and connections with Joanne as she answered my questions with efficiency and genuine care.
Dr. Shortt is highly skilled in what he does, and he has the character of caring and valuing as he speaks with you. Dr. Shortt wants great results for each person and sets a very high standard, in which I am grateful!
I am really happy with the whole process from start to finish and excited about the outcome of having this surgery!
Thank you Dr. Shortt!

I had a bump on my thumb removed by Dr Shortt a few years ago.

I had a bump on my thumb removed by Dr Shortt a few years ago. It was e third time I’d had it removed, as it kept growing back, but since Dr Shortt removed it, it hasn’t returned!

I’m very pleased with the results of my explant surgery.

Dr Shortt was recommended to me for my explant surgery. I was informed he was the best surgeon for the job and that I would be very happy with the results.
We met on a couple of occasions before the surgery and discussed the options of new implants, fat grafting or just an explant. He was courteous, respectful and very knowledgeable.
He respected my decision to just have the explant surgery and didn’t try to sell me on other procedures. He is all about what’s best for his patients. When I had my pre-op at the hospital, the intake nurse couldn’t say enough wonderful things about him and his skills. That solidified it for me.
I’m very pleased with the results of my explant surgery. It was a unique case in that the implants had completely liquified. They were done 8 years ago by another recommended surgeon in Burlington, not Dr Shortt himself. It seems they were just defective.
Dr. Shortt noted that he had never seen any implants come out in that condition. I appreciate that he is following up with the manufacturer to inform them of the situation.
if you are choosing implants, please do your research and educate yourself and if you choose to have them done, Dr. Shortt is your guy.

Dr. Shortt is a true professional, with an amazing bedside manner.

Recently I had Dr Shortt remove a large lump from the back of my leg. His genuinely friendly manner immediately put me at ease.
In the hospital, he explained how the procedure was going to work, which made me feel comfortable. The actual procedure took less than 5 minutes, with no pain. I was completely relaxed, knowing I was in good hands. Dr. Shortt is a true professional, with an amazing bedside manner. I’d trust him to do absolutely any surgical procedure and would feel confident that the outcome would be very successful.

Feel and look better than ever before.


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