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Who is 
Ann Vlahadmis?

Ann has recently joined the team at Body Polish Day Spa as our nurse injector, specializing in anti-wrinkle treatments using neuromodulators (Dysport/Botox) and dermal fillers. Ann earned her BScN from the University of Victoria, BC and completed her Master of Nursing Degree and Advanced Practice Program at the University of Alberta.

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As a Nurse Practitioner, Ann is an independent health professional who has achieved proficiency in advanced health assessment skills within a clinic setting. Nurse practitioners use advanced clinical knowledge to autonomously perform physical exams, order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, diagnose and

treat illness and are licensed to prescribe pharmaceuticals, and can perform specific minor surgical procedures.

Ann has a deep passion for aesthetics. She completed her neuromodulator injection program through the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. She completed her dermal filler training through The Filler Course, which is the gold standard for filler training in Canada. Ann pays very close attention by listening to her clients concerns and what they want to improve, she has learned that people usually request “a little something” to make their skin a bit smoother, make them look more youthful, more rested and refreshed while at the same time leaving people guessing as to whether or not they have had “work done”. When Ann provides aesthetic treatments for her patient’s her intent is not to change the character of someone’s look, just to change how rested they look!

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BOTOX® Cosmetic is a widely used cosmetic treatment with over 20 years of experience and millions of happy patients treated.

What are the Benefits of BOTOX®?

  • Extremely effective

  • Very safe

  • Non-surgical

  • Quick and simple procedure

  • Requires zero downtime

  • Temporary

  • Minimal pain and discomfort

  • No anaesthesia required

  • Relatively inexpensive

  • Proven safety track record, approved by Health Canada and the FDA

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General Questions

How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last? Is it Permanent?

After receiving BOTOX® treatment, your results will become evident within approximately 3-5 days, and after 10 days you will notice the complete result. BOTOX® Cosmetic is not permanent. It lasts between 3-4 months on average but everyone is different.

Is it going to be worse when it wears off?

No! Your face will not get worse if you stop using BOTOX® Cosmetic or when it wears off. In fact, even as time goes on, the face often looks better than had it never been treated.

What is the recovery like from BOTOX® Injections

BOTOX® is a quick procedure that delivers dramatic results. After receiving your treatment, you can get back to your busy day, as the needles we use are extremely fine, and typically don’t leave noticeable marks on your face. Some patients may experience a bit of redness or a tiny bruise at the injection site, which can easily be concealed with a light application of makeup.

How Much Does BOTOX® Cost?

The average fee for BOTOX® is $10/unit for most areas. At your initial consultation, you will be provided with the actual cost of your BOTOX® treatment, based on an assessment of your face.

Are BOTOX® Injections Painful?

Most of our patients feel that the pain of BOTOX® injections is very mild, and well worth the results that they are able to achieve. The pain is minimal, chiefly because the microneedles used for BOTOX® injections are very fine, and our highly experienced injectors are able to perform the procedure as painlessly as possible by administering highly controlled and delicate injections. For those who are scared of needles, we offer ice packs or an anesthetic cream that will minimize the sensation even further. In addition, we have a unique device that is able to effectively dull the sensation of the injections.

At What Age Should I Start Using BOTOX®?

BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections most popular amongst individuals between the ages of 30 and 60, however there is growth in the number of younger people seeking BOTOX®, as it is very effective at prevention.

Will I Be Able To Make Facial Expressions After Getting BOTOX® Injections?

Unfortunately, some Hollywood celebrities have used such high doses of BOTOX® that they have been left with a frozen, unnatural look, which has become instant fodder for celebrity magazines and blogs. You can rest assured that after receiving BOTOX® treatment at Body Polish you will have a very natural appearance. While you will definitely notice a marked improvement, the results will not be radical, and it will not be obvious that you’ve had a procedure. You will look like yourself, only younger, fresher, and more relaxed. You will still be able to make facial expressions.

Is BOTOX® Safe?

BOTOX® Injections are extremely safe and having been used since 2002, have established a strong safety track record. While some people initially express reservations about undergoing BOTOX® injections, rest assured that BOTOX® remains localized at the injection site and does not spread throughout the body.

Can BOTOX® Help With Excessive Sweating?

Many people suffer from an incredible disruption to their lives because of hyperhidrosis— or excessive, severe sweating— that is resistant to any treatment by anti-perspirants and other remedies. You may have heard about Botox® treatment for hyperhidrosis, but unfortunately not a lot of information exists for this highly effective, FDA approved treatment. Fortunately, at Body Polish, our highly-qualified Nurse Injectors are experienced in treating this issue.

What Are Some of the Issues That Muscle Relaxants Can Treat?

Muscle relaxants or Neuromodulators can be used to address a wide variety of concerns. Sometimes muscle relaxants are used on their own, and other times they are used in conjunction with dermal fillers to provide the desired result. At your consultation, your practitioner will assess your face and then come up with a recommendation based, taking into consideration what you’d like to achieve. While there are many uses for muscle relaxants, some of the more popular uses are as follows: - Frown lines - Sunken Brow (Brow Shaping and Brown Lifitng) - Forehead Lines - Crow’s feet - Nasal Bunny Lines - Excessive sweating - Jawline (giving the appearance of a narrower jaw) - Skin sagging - Vertical lip lines (smoker’s lines) - Downturned corners of mouth - Non-surgical facelift

Botox Post-Treatment Instructions

To minimize your risk of side effects, make sure to receive your cosmetic assessment and treatment by an experienced and well-trained specialist such as a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner. Our Nurse Practitioner - Ann, will discuss with you all the potential side effects of Botox®. She will discuss your options with Botox® Cosmetic & Botox® Therapeutic (for excessive sweating, migraines etc) to ensure that the potential for side effects is kept very low.

Depending on age, gender, strength of muscles and depth of wrinkles, each person will requires a different number of units of Botox®. Ann has the expertise to ensure you get just the right amount of Botox®.