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The Secrets of Anti-aging

by | Botox, Fillers

Wouldn’t it be nice to “turn back the clock” and reduce the signs of aging? Or apply a magic potion that would make your fine lines and wrinkles simply disappear? The desire for a more youthful appearance often leads patients to inquire about facial rejuvenation. Many patients that I see are not interested in looking drastically different, rather they are more interested in looking like they did ten years ago. They would prefer to keep their friends guessing as to whether they had a procedure done or not, instead of looking “over-done”.

Since the aging of the skin can be caused by a number of factors including genetics, sun damage, smoking, excessive facial expression and discolouration, there are many techniques both surgical and non-surgical to consider. Skin care, lasers, facial fillers, and neurotoxins (Botox®) will all be considered, as ideal rejuvenation takes into consideration all the signs of aging, not just the loose or sagging skin. Surgical cosmetic procedures such as facelift, neck, brow or eye lift, or a combination of these procedures may also be considered.

To Learn more about facelift, neck, brow or eye lift click here

Botox®, or Botulinum Toxin, is a facial injectable used in non surgical cosmetic treatments to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles of the face by weakening the muscles it is injected into. It can be used to effectively reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead creases, and brow lines. To learn more about Botox click here

Facial fillers are non surgical treatments which can be used for facial rejuvenation. The most common areas treated with fillers are the lower eyelids (tear troughs), cheeks, around the mouth and chin, lips, and jowls. It can be used in a variety of other areas based on individual needs. The goal with fillers is to improve your appearance by adding volume in an area that is “deflated”. To learn more about facial fillers click here

Laser skin rejuvenation can involve skin resurfacing, skin tightening and reducing skin pigmentation. Some of the laser resurfacing techniques can treat a number of conditions including discolouration, fine lines, deep wrinkles, acne scarring and broken blood vessels. To learn more about laser skin rejuvenation click here

So, what else can you do to combat the signs of aging? Overall, there are a combination of factors to consider, including:

  • regular use of sun screen
  • develop a daily skin care regime
  • drink plenty of water and a eat a healthy diet
  • participate in regular exercise
  • no smoking
  • limited alcohol consumption

To properly asses which procedures are ideal for you, it is important to book a private consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. During your consultation, your surgeon should discuss your desired outcome, while evaluating the structure, gravity, volume and texture of your face to carefully develop a surgical or non surgical plan that is appropriate for you.

To book a private consultation with Dr Shortt please call 905-849-4282 or click here

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I recently received breast augmentation and am extremely happy with the results

I recently received breast augmentation and am extremely happy with the results! Dr. Shortt and his staff are wonderful and very talented. I definitely recommend this surgeon to anyone who is interested in cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Shortt is a very talented and compassionate doctor

Dr. Shortt is a very talented and compassionate doctor. He takes the time to listen to your concerns, and he lets you know what’s possible and what isn’t – he will never do something that will make you look fake or “done.” Dr. Shortt likes to say that he will make you into a better version of yourself, not someone else. He goes above and beyond to achieve your goals and truly cares about his patients.

I had a septorhinoplasty done to correct my breathing and the appearance of my nose. I have always been insecure about the size and shape of my nose – I had a bit of a bulbous tip and a prominent dorsal hump. I am so thrilled with the results of my surgery! In addition to breathing better, I am also feeling a lot more confident. I used to freak out if anyone took a photo of me from the side, but now I actually encourage it!

The support staff at Briarwood are wonderful, too. They make the experience comfortable and easy.

I am extremely happy that I finally took this step

I just want to say Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job on my tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). I am very pleased! The care I received prior to, during, and after my surgery has been great. Dr. Shortt and the stuff at Briarwood cosmetic surgical centre have been very thorough and detail oriented when tending to my needs, concerns and questions. I am extremely happy that I finally took this step and LOVE my results. I wouldn’t have changed a thing and am glad I chose Dr. Shortt for my surgery.

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Dr Roger Shortt is a Genius, I am so happy with the result

I recently had a scar revision surgery to repair scars from a bilateral mastectomy. Dr Roger Shortt is a Genius, I am so happy with the result it is more than I could have hoped for. I am so grateful to Dr Shortt for his empathy kindness and professionalism. His staff reflected that image and were helpful, knowledgeable and efficient. Even though I had a bilateral I feel very happy when I see myself in the mirror. That says everything.

Best Choice I Made!

The stretch marks, loose skin and a deformed belly button from my twin pregnancy really affected my self confidence. Dr. Shortt helped me get that “old me” feeling back! He is patient, professional and truly cares for you during the recovery process. I always felt that Dr. Shortt and his team were there when I needed questions answered. Before I went for my surgery, I had no idea how important the weeks and months after would be. Now, I couldn’t be happier that I chose Dr. Shortt to be my doctor. He also makes sure that you know what to expect and that made the journey so much easier for me. Best choice I made! I finally feel like myself again.

Extremely pleased to share my recent experience with Dr. Shortt

Extremely pleased to share my recent experience with Dr. Shortt and his professional staff. The entire experience was more than I had hoped it would be. From beginning consultation to follow-up visits. Dr. Shortt and his staff are highly recommended for any results you are hoping to achieve. This team is the very best!

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