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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.

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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.

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I was so pleased that my GP referred me to Dr Shortt

I was so pleased that my GP referred me to Dr Shortt, for knee surgery. Excellent caring Doctor, if you need plastic surgery place Dr. Shortt, at the top of your list. Great experience, great results, this Doc, is a 10!

I simply cannot find enough superlatives to express my gratitude

I simply cannot find enough superlatives to express my gratitude to Dr. Short for his wonderful work.
I have, for many years now, had numerous black moles and dark spots on my face and they seemed to be multiplying. Dr. Short removed over 40 of these and when I left his office, I have to admit, I was worried. I looked pretty rough. But there are no crevices or dips in my skin (of which I thought there’d be many) and most incredibly there is no visible scarring at all. It’s hard for me to say how much better I feel now. I have a refreshed, natural look. I am a career musician and in the public eye so, needless to say, I feel so much more confident about my appearance.
Dr. Short was honest with me from the beginning. He clearly explained options to me but never made me feel that he was up selling other services. I was fearful and had huge reservations about having anybody touch my face but everything about my experience with Dr. Short and his staff was positive and I would have absolutely no hesitation to recommend him. He has my sincere thanks.

You can tell the enthusiasm and passion Dr.Shortt has for his work

From the get go the professionalism and expertise I had received far surpassed those from other consultations I had done. I had gone in for a breast augmentation and am amazed from the results. You can tell the enthusiasm and passion Dr.Shortt has for his work. He had stated that afterwards my breast would look “perfect”, I figured anything would be better then what I had. Unbelieving then, here I am now absolutely thrilled with the results. I had a tattoo where the implant incision would be, to my surprise Dr. Shortt was able to work around it as well.

Breast Augmentation – What an Amazing Doctor !

From the get go the professionalism and expertise I had received far surpassed those from other consultations I had done. I had gone in for a breast augmentation and am amazed from the results. You can tell the enthusiasm and passion Dr.Shortt has for his work. He had stated that afterwards my breast would look “perfect”, I figured anything would be better then what I had. Unbelieving then, here I am now absolutely thrilled with the results.

I had a tattoo where the implant insission would be, to my surprise Dr. Shortt was able to work around it as well.

The day of my surgery Dr. Shortt and his team made me feel very comfortable and well taken care of. Thank you again !

Dr. Shortt has a great eye and is a creative visionary

Everyone reacts differently to a diagnosis / treatment of breast cancer. For me, after the mastectomy, I no longer felt whole. I decided reconstructive surgery was the answer which was very intense – but no regrets. The results were good but I still felt a little mismatched. My surgeon referred me to Dr. Shortt. Like so many others on this site, I felt like he knew exactly what I was looking for and how to get there. Dr. Shortt has a great eye and is a creative visionary that can determine what need to be done, coupled with the skill to do it. What really differentiates him from the rest though, is his empathy and understanding. You don’t often find doctors who are good at combining the science with compassion. This was a surprising and greatly appreciated aspect of my care. I am 4 weeks post op now and I have to say the results are spectacular. I feel like the sisters have been reunited and I am whole again. If you have had reconstructive surgery and feel you need a little more finessing, take my advice and make it happen. You will be glad you did. I would highly recommend Dr. Shortt to my closest friends and family and to anyone looking for cosmetic improvements.

Thank you again,

Susan

Amazing plastic surgeon

Amazing plastic surgeon who was initially referred to me by another plastic surgeon. From my first consultation, Dr Shortt immediately knew what surgical procedures were the best option for my situation. No hesitation in diagnosis and recommended plan of action. I’m a breast cancer survivor and I thought a breast reconstruction was a lost cause for me due to my extension radiation treatments and consequential skin damage. Dr Shortt was very methodical and professional throughout the entire 18 month process. Before each surgery, I witnessed assertiveness and confidence with a sure hand mapping my body with his sharpie pen. He made me feel at ease with his good sense of humour and music.
My breast cancer journey is at long last over and I am quite happy with the final results. I feel rejuvenated and have gained my confidence back. I am so glad that I didn’t hesitate with my initial decision to go forward with the breast reconstruction. Thank you so much Dr. Shortt.

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