Filler Dissolving and Complications management with Ultrasound

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Although not all injectors use ultrasound guidance, our expert Physician Dr. Fahad Alam finds it to be an invaluable tool for several reasons.
By incorporating ultrasound into his practice for filler injections, filler dissolving and complications he prioritizes:
Less Risk
Although we can never guarantee zero risk, ultrasound helps to reduce the chance of unintended vascular injections, prioritizing patient safety.
More Precision
Achieving precise depth for optimal and natural-looking results.
Peace of Mind
Real-time visualization ensures accuracy and minimizes potential risks.
Customized Treatment
Tailoring treatments to individual anatomy, enhancing overall outcomes
Reduced Discomfort
Implementing controlled injections for a more comfortable patient experience
Complication Management
In the rare case that an adverse or unintended event does occur, ultrasound visualization can assist with rapid diagnosis and treatment of the problem.
Embracing ultrasound guidance isn't about criticizing other approaches—it's about adopting the best practices available to deliver exceptional care and results for every patient.

About Dr. Fahad Alam

Dr. Fahad Alam is an Assistant Professor, Anesthesiologist and medical education researcher at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto. He is also a Hyperbaric Medicine Physician at Restore Hyperbaric Oxygen & Medical Centre. 

As an ultrasound guided cosmetic injector, a significant portion of Dr. Fahad Alam’s practice involves managing complications. Leveraging expertise as a hyperbaric physician adds a unique dimension to his approach. Beyond enhancing aesthetic features, he is dedicated to ensuring a safe and comprehensive experience for his clients. 

What does an appointment entail?

Consultation with Dr. Fahad:  If you’ve experienced unsatisfactory results, filler migration, or complications from dermal or lip fillers, or Sculptra granulomas, and you would like to discuss your treatment options with Dr. Alam, this appointment is for you. Please note this appointment does not involve scanning the area using ultrasound technology. 
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Complication Management and Filler Dissolving Treatment: This appointment is for individuals experiencing complications from filler treatments or are looking to get their existing fillers dissolved. During this session, Dr. Alam will utilize real-time ultrasound technology to scan the area(s) of concern and develop a treatment plan. If time permits, Dr. Alam may also administer hyaluronidase treatment to the area to dissolve the filler. Pricing is determined based on the number of areas being scanned and treated.
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Embracing ultrasound guidance isn't about criticizing other approaches—it's about adopting the best practices available to deliver exceptional care and results for every patient.
At Integra Skinlab, Dr. Alam employs Ultrasound technology to address the following additional areas of concern:

Sculptra Granulomas

A rare inflammatory reaction to Sculptra injections, resulting in small nodules around the injection site.

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Neuromodulators for Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Neuromodulators (commercially known as Botox, Xeomin, Dysport etc.) are muscle relaxers which help soften and relax your facial muscles. This ultimately helps to prevent wrinkles and slow and reduce the appearance of :

  • Fine lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines and
  • Crow’s feet
  • Lip Flip
  • Smokers lines (Upper Lip Lines)
  • Gummy Smiles
  • Dimpled Chin 

Integra SkinLab’s approach to Botox is largely preventative. By using conservative dosing, our team will be able to keep you looking refreshed without changing your natural appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What results can I expect?

You can expect refreshed youthful and wrinkle-less skin with Botox, free from the signs of aging that are otherwise manifested as a result of tight facial muscles.

How much time does it take to perform the procedure?

Treatment time is approximately 30 minutes.

How many sessions are required for optimal results?

Varies depending on desired results.

Neuromodulators for Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Neuromodulators (commercially known as Botox, Xeomin, Dysport etc.) are muscle relaxers which help soften and relax your facial muscles. This ultimately helps to prevent wrinkles and slow and reduce the appearance of :

  • Fine lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines and
  • Crow’s feet
  • Lip Flip
  • Smokers lines (Upper Lip Lines)
  • Gummy Smiles
  • Dimpled Chin 

Integra SkinLab’s approach to Botox is largely preventative. By using conservative dosing, our team will be able to keep you looking refreshed without changing your natural appearance.

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Dermal Fillers using Ultrasound Guidance

Our expertise lies in ultrasound-guided treatments that not only help address concerns but also boosts your self-assurance.

Using ultrasound technology imaging in real-time to guide the injectables ensures a more precise and natural-looking result, while minimizing the risk of complications.

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Lift and Bright

The key to graceful aging combines Radio frequency skin tightening with Skin rejuvenation, ideal for brightening and correcting skin tone while sculpting and contouring. This treatment encourages the skin to heal itself by replacing damaged collagen fibers with new ones under the skin revealing firmer, younger looking skin.

Benefits of Radio Frequency and Skin rejuvenation:

  • Can treat hands, neck, decollete and face to target sun spots and wrinkles
  • Improves appearance of lines and wrinkles & reduces signs of aging
  • Improves health of skin affected by sun exposure and environmental pollution 
  • Reduces appearance of pigmentation and sun damage
  • Tightens and improves skin laxity
  • Short and effective sessions 
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Porcelain Facial

Catered for overall skin rejuvenation and signs of photoaging using fractional skin resurfacing to produce fresh younger looking skin to treat face, neck, decollete and hands. The laser helps to shed off the old problematic areas on the top layer of the skin revealing improved texture, wrinkling & spots with an overall renewed radiance.

Benefits of Skin rejuvenation and Fractional Resurfacing:

  • Treats acne scarring & pigmentation
  • Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Replaces old damaged cells with new healthy ones
  • Adapts to patients needs by adjusting depth and strength 
  • Combats a variety of skin issues at once
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Glow Up Facial

Experience a detailed skin analysis, double cleanse with steam, extractions (if needed), customized mask, hot towel aromatherapy, rejuvenating massage, and revitalizing serums. This 60-minute session deep cleanses, unclogs pores, and leaves you with radiant, hydrated skin.

Benefits: Boost Circulation and Hydration .

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Glow to Go (Express 'Lunchtime' Facial)

Glow to GO Facial: This 30-minute facial includes a cleanse, dermaplaning, custom mask, hot towel aromatherapy, and finishing serums. It targets dryness, dullness, fine lines, and acne scarring, leaving you refreshed and glowing. (Please come with no makeup).

Benefits: Rejuvenate and Brighten, Ideal for Busy Schedules.

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Power Glow

This 75-minute indulgence treats dullness, fine lines, and congestion. Get a skin analysis and enjoy a double cleanse with steam, extractions (if needed), dermaplaning, customized mask, hot towel aromatherapy, lymphatic drainage massage, and nourishing serums for soft, glowing skin.

Benefits:  Treat Dullness and Fine Lines

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Men’s Facial

Tailored for men, this 60-minute facial features a deep double cleanse with steam, extractions and decongestion, dermaplaning or beard line-up, custom mask, rejuvenating massage, serums, and finishing products. It addresses dryness, dullness, congestion, and rejuvenates the skin.

Benefits: Combat Dryness and Dullness.

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PRE AND POST-CARE PROTOCOL

Pre-Care Instructions

  • Choose a qualified professional.
  • Disclose your medical history and medications.
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications and alcohol.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Avoid using topical products on the treatment area.
  • Arrive with a clean face.

Post-Care Instructions

  • Avoid touching or rubbing the treated area for a few hours.
  • Refrain from strenuous exercise or activities that may increase blood flow to the face for at least 24 hours.
  • Avoid lying down flat or bending over for a few hours after treatment.
  • Be patient and allow time for the full effects of Botox to appear, typically within 7-14 days.
  • Schedule any follow-up appointments as recommended by your healthcare provider.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What results can I expect?

You can expect refreshed youthful and wrinkle-less skin with Botox, free from the signs of aging that are otherwise manifested as a result of tight facial muscles.

How much time does it take to perform the procedure?

Treatment time is approximately 30 minutes.

How many sessions are required for optimal results?

Varies depending on desired results.

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