Mediplex - Medical Complex & Clinics in Antigonish, NS - Dr. Patricia Menard, Dr. David Cudmore, Dr. Jane Anne Howard

Treatment Options

XEOMIN COSMETIC: The New Generation Wrinkle Relaxer

Used to treat frown lines between the eyes that can make you look angry, tense or tired.  Xeomin Cosmetic is the first New Generation wrinkle relaxer, designed with the latest technology and research in Europe.  Xeomin Cosmetic can relax your muscles, giving you a more refreshed appearance.  It has been approved by Health Canada to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines.  Xeomin Cosmetic contains botulinum toxin type A derived from microbes, akin to how penicillin is developed from mold,  It has a proven safety record through extensive research and testing.  It has been used in Europe since 2005. 

A Xeomin Cosmetic treatment is simple and fast; the whole treatment is typically completed within 10-15 minutes.  A very fine needle witha  small amount of liquid is injected into the muscles of your forehead that cause frown lines between your brows.  The pain associated with the injection is minimal and no anestetic is required. You will be fit for work immediately after treatment and can resume your daily activities as usual.  You can of course, take a shower, gently wash your face and apply light makeup with out any problem.

You should start to see a smoothing, relaxing effect within 2-5 days.  The maximum effect is usually achieved within 2 weeks.  Xeomin Cosmetic can last up to 16 weeks and the interval between treatments is normally about 3 months.

Varicose and Spider Veins
Sclerotherapy is a nonsurgical office procedure that can treat most diseased surface veins.  Medication is injected into a vein using a small needle.  The medication closes down the vein walls so that they stick together and are gradually reabsorbed by the body.  Getting rid of these veins actually improves the circulation and makes the legs healthier. 

After having a sclerotherapy procedure, patients are often required to wear measured-to-fit compression stockings.  These stockings are part of our complete therapeutic approach to venous disease.  The Vein Clinic sells both Sigvaris and Bauerfeind Compression Stockings.  A certified fitter takes measurements and helps patients choose the correct stockings according to the recommendations made by the doctor.


Acne/Rosacea

  • Chemical Peels
    Slow or irregular cell turnover helps contribute to problems with acne, hyperpigmentation and dull, wrinkled skin. Chemical peels promote the exfoliation of dull and damaged cells helping to correct and prevent these common skin problems.  Chemical peels are a form of skin resurfacing and a stimulus for the skin to renew itself.  Peels contain active ingredients that stimulate the shedding of the top layer of the epidermis so that fresher skin cells are revealed at the surface.  After having a chemical peel patients will have a reduction in sebum overproduction and     acne breakouts.
  • Personalized Skin Care Regimen
    Custom Facials are available with a licensed skin therapist who will provide a skin analysis and help identify a skin care routine and facial that will work best for each skin type and condition.

Wrinkles, Sun-damage

  • Chemical Peels
    Slow or irregular cell turnover helps contribute to problems with acne, hyperpigmentation and dull, wrinkled skin. Chemical peels promote the exfoliation of dull and damaged cells helping to correct and prevent these common skin problems.  Chemical peels are a form of skin resurfacing and a stimulus for the skin to renew itself.  Peels contain active ingredients that stimulate the shedding of the top layer of the epidermis so that fresher skin cells are revealed at the surface.  Chemical Peels help to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, fade age spots and other pigmentation, and provide an overall smoother, healthier and brighter texture to the skin.
  • Personalized Skin Care Regimen
    Custom Facials are available with a licensed skin therapist who will provide a skin analysis and help identify a skin care routine for daily treatment of sun-damage and changes due to aging.

Custom Facials

  • PCA Skin Deep Cleansing and Brightening Facial: Suitable for hyper-pigmented, acne prone skin and those desiring a more even complexion.
  • PCA Skin Hydrating Facial: Suitable for all skin types with excessive dryness, dehydration and dull complexions.
  • PCA Skin Rejuvenating Facial: Suitable for all skin types and conditions.  This treatment will effectively boost cell metabolism while leaving the skin bright and rejuvenated.
  • Purifying and Healing Treatment:  Appropriate for patients in need if detoxification and skin repair.  This treatment will help diminish pore size, purify the skin while hydrating and supporting skin function.  May be done as frequently as weekly and is great for general skin health.
  • Intensive Vitamin C Treatment: Suitable for all skin types and conditions.  An excellent summer treatment, as it provides additional hydration, skin strengthening, anti-inflammatory and UV protective benefits of Vitamin C.
  • Oxy Detox Treatment: Suitable for sluggish, tired skin caused from environmental damage, smoking, medications, aging and improper diet.  Dry skin and oily acne conditions will also benefit from this advanced treatment.
  • Chocolate Enzyme Treatment: An aromatic formulation that gently exfoliates, brighten and calms the skin.  Ideal for sensitive and acneic skin conditions.
  • Retinol Booster: Can be combined with any treatment facial.  Designed to enhance the results of your facial and to encourage additional post-treatment exfoliation.
  • PCA Signature Facial: An option for patients who wish to relax and be pampered.  An excellent first time treatment for those considering a series of Treatment Facials or Chemical Peels as the skin will be assessed and recommendations made with regards to best treatment options.  This facial includes a custom cleanse, exfoliation, neck and shoulder massage and treatment mask.


A licensed skin therapist will help identify a skin care routine and facial that will work best for each skin type and condition.

Chemical Peels

  • Superficial Peel: the mildest of peels used mainly to improve skin texture and reduce roughness.  An effective, gentle solution suitable for most patients including those with ethnic skin types and sensitive skin conditions.  Key ingredients in superficial peels are used to exfoliate dead surface cells, improve fine lines, stimulate collagen deposition and hydrate the skin.
  • Medium Depth Peel: these peels effectively exfoliate and lighten the skin and inhibit pigment production.  Medium Depth Peels also help reduce breakouts, control oil, soften lines and provide a more even and smooth skin texture.  Appropriate for all skin types except those with sensitive skin conditions such as Rosacea.  Medium Depth Peels may need to be repeated two or more times to obtain the desired results, usually spaced out over several months.
  • Ultra Peel Forte: a potent solution for patients with more dramatic wrinkling, skin laxity, sun damage and acne scarring.  The most suitabal candidates for this deeper and more active treament are those with resilient skin and those who have experienced a PCA Superficial or Medium Depth Peel.  An ideal treatment for aging skin in need of rejuvenation.  This peel is only available in medical offices.
  • Peel Althernatives: The keratolytic action of these treatments help smoth surface texture, clear blocked follicles and reduce the incidence of breakouts.  
                    1. Clarifying Mask: This blend of 20% salicylic acid, cherry extract and other beneficial ingredients makes an ideal choice for helping improve acne, breakout prone skin and sluggish, dull complexions.  The exfoliating antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits refine skin texture and bring new brightness to the skin.
                    2. Pumpkin Peel: A powerful antioxidant treatment that brightens and rejuvenates the skin.  This treatment exfoliates and draws out impurities while introducing vitamins, enzymes and nutrients to the skin.  Naturally occurring salicylic acid in pumpkin removes dead surface cells that cause rough texture.  The skin will have a healthy glow following this treatment.
                    3. Oxygenating Trio: Helps stimulate respiration and circulation within the skin.  This treatment promotes healing and rejuvenates sluggish stressed skin.  Acneic conditions also benefit greatly.  Appropriate for use between peels or when exfoliation or flaking is not desired.  An ideal treatment 1 or 2 days before a special event.
                    4. Detox Gel Deep Pore Treatment: Appropriate for those with skin in need of detoxification and purifying.  This treatment improves skin clarity while keeping the skin moist and hydrated.  PCA Detox treatment effectively kills bacteria, reduces inflammation and assists with the removal of excess cell debris leaving the skin hydrated and purified. 

Skin Products

  • PCA Skin
  • Lycogel
  • MD Lash 
  • Ingrown Out
  • Elta MD

 

 
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