What is the difference between dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane and wrinkle relaxers like Botox?

Over time, the muscles above and between your eyebrows repeatedly contract, causing wrinkles to form. Wrinkle relaxers are generally injected around these muscles. They relax the muscle for a period of four to six months so that the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced, creating a refreshed or relaxed appearance.

Dermal fillers replace volume and structure lost through the aging process. The leading brands in this category include Juvederm®, Emervel®, Perlane®, Restylane®, Belotero®, and Radiesse®. Dermal fillers are generally used to replace volume in lips and reduce the appearance of deep folds and lost volume in the face.

Wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers are often used in combination in different areas for an optimal result.   Our physician specialists are very careful in the application of these products to avoid a frozen look or an overly treated look which can be the result of their use in the wrong hands.

How does CoolSculpting compare to liposuction and SmartLipo?

While CoolSculpting and liposuction (and other types of liposuction like SmartLipo) both remove fat cells from your body, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment. CoolSculpting uses a patented cooling process to destroy fat cells without impacting your other tissues whereas liposuction is a surgical process where an incision is made and fat cells and other tissue are removed from your body.

Liposuction may be an option for clients who are not averse to surgery and where a larger treatment is required, or when other surgery is already being done. Victoria Park Medispa has board-certified plastic surgeons who may be referred to as an option in these cases and our plastic surgeons will often refer clients to CoolSculpting in cases where it is the better option.


How does SilkPeel Dermalinfusion compare to a regular microdermabrasion?

A basic dry microdermabrasion simply exfoliates your dead skin cells and does not infuse treatment serums. Some advanced microdermabrasion systems provide exfoliation and try to deliver serums to the skin.

However, the patented close-looped vacuum system of SilkPeel Dermalinfusion makes it unique. Without Dermalinfusion technology, serums merely sit on top of the skin – they are not delivered to the base of the pore where they can more effectively treat the condition being addressed.

What is better, CoolSculpting or UltraShape?

Victoria Park Medispa was one of the first centres in Canada to offer UltraShape – the first treatment that was ever clinically proven to permanently destroy fat cells. UltraShape uses ultrasound technology to eliminate fat in a protocol generally involving three treatments.

In 2013, after extensive testing with positive results, we added CoolSculpting to our selection of body contouring solutions. Due to its superior results, it quickly became our most popular body contouring solution and we added two more CoolSculpting units to keep up with demand – becoming the Medispa with the most CoolSculpting machines in Canada.

Due to our clients obtaining more significant results with less treatments and less discomfort than UltraShape, we decided to exclusively offer CoolSculpting as our non-surgical solution to eliminate stubborn fat.

CoolSculpting’s effectiveness has lead it to be the world’s #1 non-surgical fat reduction procedure. CoolSculpting also has a very high satisfaction rate with 8 out of 10 patients planning to refer friends and family members for a CoolSculpting procedure.*

*Market research data on file.

Will a treatment with Botox make me look frozen or unnatural?

At Victoria Park Medispa, our goal is to ensure our clients always look naturally rejuvenated. That is why all treatments are performed only by aesthetic medical specialists – plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, and dermatologists.

Friends should not be able to tell that you had a treatment, just that you look fresher and more relaxed. You can review our before and after photos in person before any treatment to understand the improvements from any treatment.

What is better for skin tightening, Exilis Ultra or Venus Freeze? How does Exilis Ultra compare to other skin tightening treatments?

Victoria Park Medispa has been a pioneer in medical aesthetics for over fifteen years. Many of our physicians sit on the advisory boards of medical aesthetic suppliers and we have completed many studies for laser equipment and injectable suppliers.

Due to this, we have tested a large variety of new equipment including the Venus Freeze to ensure we carry what we believe to be the best possible solutions for our clients.

As well, while some Medispas use Exilis Elite, Victoria Park was the first in Canada to introduce Exilis Ultra – the first body contouring and skin tightening treatment in the world to combine radio frequency with ultrasound technology.

What is the best solution for treating a double chin?

Victoria Park is pleased to offer multiple options to treat your double chin, this way you can choose the best solution that is right for you, not just the one solution we happen to have.

For cases of a larger double chin (also known as submental fullness), we find that CoolSculpting treatment for double chin can work best. For a smaller double chin, we often recommend Belkyra®. Where there is not an issue of fat, but of skin laxity, we find that Ultherapy or Exilis can work best. We have also found that dermal fillers used for enhancing the jawline can make a big difference in reducing the appearance of double chin.

A consultation with one of our physician specialists where all your questions can be answered is the recommended starting point for determining the treatment program that is just right for you.