Aesthetic Injections and Treatments

 *Units (U) in picture above are for information purposes only and the units required can very per patient.

Botox, Xeomin and Nuceiva (Neuromodulators)

Dr. Shalini Hitkari, ND is now offering aesthetic treatments, including neuromodulators (in Canada sold as Botox, Xeomin, Nuceiva or Dysport) as well as other cosmetically focused products and services.  Dr. Hitkari’s focus is to help her patients achieve a natural-looking result.  Treatment involves the injection of a neuromodulator to help relax the muscles that cause wrinkles.

Appointments are approximately 20 minutes in length but can vary.  Dr. Hitkari will review with you your treatment goals and will complete an assessment of your face. A plan will be discussed with you and a plan will be decided upon together.  Dr. Hitkari’s approach is less is more and she is happy to work with you and your budget.  

It can take anywhere from 3-14 days for the neuromodulator to start to take effect and although results can vary, the effect may last  approximately 2-4 months.  Post-treatment patients may experience a mild headache, tingling and or mild bruising. Risks, benefits and side effects will be reviewed with you during your consultation.

As Dr. Hitkari believes in comprehensive skincare and overall well being, she also offers more comprehensive  Naturopathic consultations  focused on nutrition, lifestyle and skincare to further help you achieve your goals.  Book an appointment or free meet and greet today!


Dermal Fillers

A youthful appearance is often defined as one where the face has beautiful contoured volume, the skin texture is soft and smooth, and is generally void of skin laxity or wrinkles.  The goal for many is to continue to have a natural yet youthful appearance for as long as possible.  However, a natural part of aging is the predictable change in texture, volume and thickness of the skin.  As a person ages, the skin loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.  The fat pads under the skin that gives the face structure decreases in volume and starts to migrate down and towards the center of the face resulting in deep lines such as the nasolabial folds.  There is loss of facial bone and facial tone also contributing to the appearance of sagging skin.  To help to oppose this loss of volume and structure to the face, hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are injected under the skin.  Hyaluronic acid is naturally abundantly present in our skin and is an essential element to the texture and turgor of the skin.  It has an outstanding ability to bind and retain water which makes it an invaluable tool to help restore volume and improve skin hydration and texture. Treatment with dermal fillers first invoices the use of a medical-grade topical numbing cream that applied to the area to help make the treatment as comfortable as possible.  The majority of filler treatments are then performed using an advanced microcannula technique, which helps to minimize bruising, swelling and lumps. The duration of the appointment for dermal filler is approximately 1 hour. Results are often immediate, but settle over a 14 days period on average. Results can last 9-12 months on average depending on the individual. Post Treatment you may experience tenderness, redness, swelling and or bruising.