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When it comes to lip injections, how big is TOO big?

Lip Injections in Lethbridge, Alberta

When it comes to lip injections, how big is TOO big? Yes! There is such a thing. As you know, here at Lethbridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we are committed to sharing helpful information to provide more awareness around cosmetic injections. We share this information on our blog, website, and Facebook and Instagram.

The answer really depends on individual anatomy and your practitioners understanding of anatomy and sense of restraint. Rest assured, Dr. Secretan will assess the potential space in your lips, and fill accordingly.

That said, something that you may not know is that when you repeatedly enlarge the lips and pump them as big as possible, the filler can act as a tissue expander. That results in permanently stretching the skin, causing lips to sag and deflate when the filler eventually degrades. Sadly, that leaves you in worse shape than when you started.

Since this isn’t a textbook risk or complication (like, say — swelling, bruising, or a rogue lump), injectors rarely discuss the potential long-term pitfalls with patients.

In the event that you’re left with loose lips as a result of habitual over-inflation, the only remedy is lip reduction surgery. The process involves trimming away the excess skin which can leave scars. We don’t want this for you!

We see so much overfilling on social media these days and feel obligated to continue to educate and guide this industry. If you start to question whether or not your own perfectly adequate lips seem too small in comparison to what you see online, come and chat with us.

Pictured here are the results 6 months after her last lip filler treatment with Dr. Secretan.

Note:

✔ She has no migration or lateral protrusion

✔ She’s retained lip fullness and volume

✔ Her lips are symmetrical

Give us a call and we’d be more than happy to answer any and all of your questions!

Aesthetics, Injectables

Cosmetic Injections in Lethbridge, Alberta

Cosmetic Injections in Lethbridge, Alberta

As you know, here at Lethbridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we are committed to sharing helpful information to provide more awareness around cosmetic injections. We share this information on our blog, website, and Facebook and Instagram.

There is, without a doubt, a need for an ongoing (if not strengthened role) for medical boards and the government in regulating professional conduct. What we are currently seeing in the injectable industry is concerning.

We will share everything that we’ve learned from our experiences over the years, in hopes that you can learn too!

Aesthetic medicine is not 1 + 1 = 2. There are SO many variables and medicine is never an exact science.

If you are considering filler, Dr. Secretan will discuss realistic and attainable expectations prior to receiving treatment.

Restoring natural facial contours and providing our patients with safe, normal looking injectable treatments is our priority.

Featured here is the before and after result of dermal filler used to improve the appearance of nasolabial folds.

It’s important to remember that fillers and botulinum toxin cannot “cure” marital infidelity, existential crises, or family dysfunction. However, they CAN and have demonstrated measurable and meaningful improvements in the emotional and functional status of patients, like the results featured here. Restoring natural facial contours and providing our patients with normal looking injectable treatments is of the utmost importance.

Questions? Put them in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

Aesthetics, Skincare

Is HydraFacial MD treatment right for you?

HydraFacial MD

Is HydraFacial MD treatment right for you? The short answer — YES! It addresses all skincare needs.

We love hydradermabrasion and so do you… so much, in fact, one is performed every 15 seconds around the world! For those unfamiliar, the HydraFacial is a medical-grade resurfacing treatment that clears out your pores, plus it hydrates your skin.

✔ CLEANSE + PEEL

Uncover a new layer of skin with exfoliation and resurfacing

✔ EXTRACT + HYDRATE

Remove debris from pores with painless suction. Nourish with intense moisturizers that quench the skin.

✔ FUSE + PROTECT

Saturate the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides to maximize glow.

HydraFacial MD treatment can be performed as a cure or even as a form of prevention. Since cellular regeneration occurs approximately every 30-days, plan one treatment per month for optimal results. If you wish to target a specific skin condition or goal (acne, pigmentation spots, rejuvenation…), it is recommended to adopt a program based on one treatment per week, depending on the condition.

  • HydraFacial MD cleansing beginning with one session, once per month or at season changes.
  • Acne or problem skin treatment: 3 to 6 sessions
  • Hyperpigmentation treatment: 6 sessions
  • Intensive rejuvenation: 6 sessions
  • Bride to be: 6 treatments before the big day
  • Solutions for him: 3 to 6 treatments
  • Vitality treatment: 3 to 6 treatments

HydraFacial MD is a non-invasive procedure that provides instant results for all skin types with no downtime. So, YES — HydraFacial MD is the right treatment for you!

Ready to get pampered silly?

Give us a call and book an appointment. It’s time to treat yo’self! Or, if you’d like to learn more and see what the HydraFacial MD treatment entails in a video, head on over to our Instagram page!

Aesthetics, Skincare

Great Skincare with Skinbetter Science

Skinbetter Science Interfuse Eye

There are a variety of options that will help you with great skincare with Skinbetter Science.

Skinbetter Science purposefully develops products and “leverage decades of rigorous research to deliver remarkable results in skincare“. Skinbetter products are only available through authorized clinics.

If you are looking to improve the appearance of crow’s feet, wrinkles, puffiness, and under-eye darkness, here is the product for you:

InterFuse Treatment Cream EYE from Skinbetter Science is loaded with benefits. It’s a powerful, award-winning eye recharger.

Benefits:

  • Proprietary delivery technology drives ingredients faster and more efficiently to maximize nourishing benefits.
  • A neuro-calming peptide relaxes the appearance of crow’s feet almost immediately.
  • Vitamin C provides antioxidant and skin brightening benefits.
  • Relieves the look of under-eye puffiness through a blend of caffeine and a highly-specialized yeast derivative.
  • Diminishes dryness and locks in moisture with a synergistic blend of humectants.

How to Use:

If you’d like to review the list of ingredients, click here. While we do have this product available, it may only be purchased in office. Contact us if you have any questions! We also have many other great skincare options and can customize a plan based on your skin health goals.

Aesthetics, Cosmetic Surgery, Injectables, Laser Treatments, News, Reconstructive Surgery, Skincare

Experiences at Lethbridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics

Experience Lethbridge Plastic Surgery

Here is some of the feedback we’ve received from patients who have had experiences at Lethbridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics.

“First off, let me start by saying Dr. Secretan is amazing! He is definitely the best! I trusted him the moment I met him. He is very detailed, honest, and genuinely cares about his patients. He is relatable and personalizes what you need and want. His team is just as great! I am beyond happy and in love with my results! I am two months post-op and I feel and look amazing! I did it all; a complete mommy makeover. As busy and on-demand as Dr. Secretan is, I feel very, very lucky I had him as my surgeon! I am forever grateful for this life changing experience. I wouldn’t have picked anyone else to do this. Thank you and thank you to all of your dedicated staff!”

“Dr. Secretan is an excellent plastic surgeon. I recently had a procedure done and he did a great job. I would highly recommend this clinic. I had my surgery done in their on-site surgical suite which is well equipped, clean, and bright. Thanks to all the staff for a job well done and for making me feel comfortable.”

“Dr. Secretan is amazing! I had been suffering with carpal tunnel, in my right wrist for many years. He performed release surgery just over 4 weeks ago. I’m healing amazingly… and I have full feeling back in my fingers, and you can barely tell where the incision was made!”

“Dr. Secretan and his staff were amazing in all instances in which I required services and surgery. I had a large lump removed from my forehead, non malignant fortunately, and the surgery was quick and efficient. Furthermore, there is virtually no scaring as the wound was properly addressed which is a good thing considering the high viability of the location. In addition, I have had laser hair removal and other laser skin treatments performed on my face that have been extremely successful. Probably the best part of the experience has been the front office staff and the considerate attitude of both Dr. Secretan and his medical team. Strongly recommend this Doctor for both cosmetic and laser surgery.”

Thank you to the many of you who share your kind words! We’re so happy to hear you are happy with the results and all doing well and are so appreciative that you chose Lethbridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics!

If you’d like to read more reviews and hear about more patient experiences, click here. Or, if you’d like to book a consultation, reach out! We are here for you.

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