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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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Reviews

Dr. Shortt preformed a gynecomastia gland removal on me

Dr. Shortt preformed a gynecomastia gland removal on me, I am 20 years old and have been dealing with gynecomastia my whole life, it has caused me alot of pain and discomfort. I am very athletic and fitness is my passion, having these glands affected how I looked cosmetically as well. I was recommended by my doctor to have Dr. Shortt as my surgeon, and I am so happy I was recommended to him. Throughout the process getting ready for my surgery he was extremely knowledgeable and professional providing all the information I needed to know. His staff were very helpful as well and I sent several emails asking questions and always got a reply right away. The surgery itself went really well and I was surprised that there was very little pain following the surgery, I didn’t really need any painkillers. He removed both glands which happened to be quite large from my chest. I saw Dr Shortt for follow up appointments for the first 3 weeks after, we were both extremely happy with how I was healing and the results. In fact, I am blown away by how much better I look, there is no scar at all and no soreness and discomfort like I had before I got the surgery done. I’m impressed, and I haven’t even healed fully yet since I am only 3 weeks out, I am looking forward to the final results because it’s only going to get better from here. This was a life changing surgery for me, I am so pleased I was able to get the opportunity to have such a great surgeon perform it. If you are a male that is looking for a good surgeon to perform this type of surgery, I am confident that you will be beyond happy with what Dr. Shortt can do, I know I was. Thank you.

I highly recommend dr. Shortt, he is very honest.

I highly recommend dr. Shortt, he is very honest. I had a consultation for my son to do his nose he explained everything to us thoroughly and spend enough time with us and answered all our questions.

I had sought a breast reduction to ease the back and neck pain

I had sought a breast reduction to ease the back and neck pain I had endured for years. I had met a few other plastic surgeons over a year period. I had never been comfortable or confident enough to make the decision to have surgery…not until I met with Dr Shortt. I had been afraid of surgery and never felt convinced it was worth it. After my consultation with Dr Shortt , I was excited about how he could help. He made me feel very comfortable. During the initial examination we also spoke about the large deposits of skin and fat under my arms – a constant source of embarrassment and discomfort. I had not worn anything sleeveless in years as they spilled out. He spoke to me about “auxiliary breast tissue removal”. I was thrilled there was something that could be done and both surgeries could be performed together When explaining what the procedure would entail and the recovery time, he spoke with me not at me. He acknowledged my fears and concerns. All my questions had been answered and I knew that surgery was the right decision and he was the right surgeon for me! ( I was so excited about the prospect now that I shared with my daughter now amazing he was – she had also meet other plastic surgeons for implants for herself – she met him and was also so impressed – she had her surgery performed by him as well!) The surgery went well. At all the follow up appointments, he was always timely. You would think being exposed and examined would be uncomfortable, but is wasn’t. He is such a professional and put you at such ease with him that I never had the chance to feel uncomfortable He would exam the areas and scars and instruct how to best take care of them. He shared in my joy and excitement for the difference this had made! I feel better and look better I also want to mention what an amazing team he has as well. Everyone I came into contact with at his office were amazing! I can’t come up with one thing that I feel he could have improved on. Without any hesitation I would, and do, recommend him!

I selected Dr Shortt based on his credentials and experience

At 51 years of age and many, many years of pain, I sought out a Surgeon who would perform for me an OHIP covered Breast Reduction and after a great deal of research, I selected Dr Shortt based on his credentials and experience. Reviewing his past surgery accomplishments, I soon wanted the “Mommy Makeover”. At my first appointment, I was pleasantly surprised by the Dr Shortt’s demeanor. He was found to be very approachable and empathetic. He took the time to explain everything that I needed to know and also answered all of my questions without making it seem a burden. He went through step by step what I would go through during and after my surgery. As a very self-conscious person, he was able to make me feel very comfortable being fully exposed and was professional every step of the way. His Support Staff are all so very courteous and professional. As far as the surgery itself, I would have to say I think that not only is he an excellent Surgeon, he is a Sculptor. I am extremely pleased with the results. The few people that I have shown my stomach and newly formed belly button are astounded at the results. Currently I am 9 weeks post op and feel wonderful and able to go back to the gym. Dr Shortt being a Perfectionist wants another 6mth appt to ensure that I remain am as happy as I am today and that the scarring is as minimal as possible. He has changed my life and I am very grateful. I would and have recommended him to several people already.

I am currently 5 weeks post op and am extremely pleased with my results

I am currently 5 weeks post op and am extremely pleased with my results so far and Dr.Shortt told me if I’m happy with the results so far, wait until I’m finally healed. Dr Shortt is an amazing doctor, his bedside manner is impeccable and at every step of the way he made me feel comfortable and you could tell he genuinely really cared. He took his time to listen to me and my concerns and reassured me he would do his very best, and the results so far are amazing, I am extremely happy and feel amazing. With any big surgery it can be scarey and nervous but Dr.Shortt is very knowledgeable and most of the time had already answered all my questions I had for him and he put me at ease. His staff are amazing to work with too, especially Joanne. Thank you guys, from my very first consult to today you have made this whole experience absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend you definitely go see Dr.Shortt his professionalism and the fact that he actually treats you like a person first shows he really cares.

I am very pleased with the excellent work of Dr. Rodger Shortt

I am very pleased with the excellent work of Dr. Rodger Shortt. His expertise and great manners helped me a lot through the difficult times and multiple operations I went through. As a cancer breast patient, I had two mastectomies for my right and left breasts. Dr. Short joined the surgeon on my second mastectomy and started his wonderful work of inserting the breast tissue expanders. I visited Dr. Shortt’s clinic several times to inject the saline into the breast expanders. During these visits, I appreciated the staff pleasant attitudes and Dr. Shortt recommendations. At the last stage of the process, Dr. Shortt removed the breast expanders and inserted the breast implants and he reconstructed my nipples from my breast skin. I am very pleased with the wonderful job Dr. Shortt has completed. I highly recommend Dr. Shortt and wish him every success with all the patients.

I am so very grateful for all the hard work he did

About 8 years ago I had a lumpectomy leaving my breasts very unbalanced. It has made super uncomfortable about my appearance especially in a bathing suite. Dr. Shortt did an amazing job fixing this. I am so very grateful for all the hard work he did. My girls look like twins instead of cousins. Also, his staff is excellent and caring. I am so happy and recommend him to anyone who needs a good Plastic Surgeon who listens and get the best possible results for his patient.

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