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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Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) for Hair Regrowth

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Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) for Hair Regrowth

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for hair regrowth is a cutting-edge treatment that harnesses the healing potential of your own blood to stimulate hair follicles and promote natural hair growth. 

During a PRP treatment session, a small amount of your blood is drawn and processed to concentrate the platelets, which contain growth factors vital for tissue repair and regeneration. The concentrated PRP is then carefully injected into the scalp, targeting areas where hair is thinning or receding. These growth factors work to nourish the hair follicles, improve blood circulation, and stimulate the growth of new, thicker hair strands. 

PRP for hair regrowth is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, requiring no surgery or extensive downtime. The treatment is suitable for both men and women looking to combat hair loss, improve hair density, and restore their self-confidence. Over a series of treatments, patients have reported significant improvements in hair quality, thickness, and overall volume.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I expect to see results from PRP hair regrowth treatment?

Results from PRP therapy for hair regrowth can vary among individuals. While some individuals may notice improvements after a few weeks, it often takes several months to see significant changes in hair thickness and density. Consistency with the recommended treatment schedule is key, as hair regrowth is a gradual process.

Can PRP therapy be combined with other hair loss treatments?

PRP therapy can be used in combination with other hair loss treatments to enhance results. Your practitioner may recommend a personalized treatment plan that may include PRP therapy alongside other interventions

Who is not a good candidate for PRP hair regrowth treatment?

PRP hair regrowth treatment may not be suitable for everyone. Individuals who have certain medical conditions, such as active scalp infections or blood disorders, may not be ideal candidates. Additionally, pregnant or breastfeeding women are generally advised to avoid PRP therapy. It's important to consult with a qualified practitioner who can assess your specific situation and medical history to determine if PRP hair regrowth treatment is appropriate for you.

Will PRP hair regrowth treatment work on a completely bald area?

PRP hair regrowth treatment may have limited effectiveness in completely bald areas where there is no active hair follicle present. PRP therapy works by stimulating and nourishing existing hair follicles to promote hair regrowth. It is most effective in cases of thinning hair or areas with miniaturized hair follicles. However, it may not be able to generate new hair follicles in completely bald areas.

Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) for Hair Regrowth

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for hair regrowth is a cutting-edge treatment that harnesses the healing potential of your own blood to stimulate hair follicles and promote natural hair growth. 

During a PRP treatment session, a small amount of your blood is drawn and processed to concentrate the platelets, which contain growth factors vital for tissue repair and regeneration. The concentrated PRP is then carefully injected into the scalp, targeting areas where hair is thinning or receding. These growth factors work to nourish the hair follicles, improve blood circulation, and stimulate the growth of new, thicker hair strands. 

PRP for hair regrowth is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, requiring no surgery or extensive downtime. The treatment is suitable for both men and women looking to combat hair loss, improve hair density, and restore their self-confidence. Over a series of treatments, patients have reported significant improvements in hair quality, thickness, and overall volume.

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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:

  • Avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements.
  • Stay Hydrated
  • Avoid Alcohol and Tobacco

Post-Care instructions: 

  • Be gentle with your hair and scalp
  • Protect your scalp from sun exposure
  • Avoid intense physical activity
  • Follow the recommended treatment schedule

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When can I expect to see results from PRP hair regrowth treatment?

Results from PRP therapy for hair regrowth can vary among individuals. While some individuals may notice improvements after a few weeks, it often takes several months to see significant changes in hair thickness and density. Consistency with the recommended treatment schedule is key, as hair regrowth is a gradual process.

Can PRP therapy be combined with other hair loss treatments?

PRP therapy can be used in combination with other hair loss treatments to enhance results. Your practitioner may recommend a personalized treatment plan that may include PRP therapy alongside other interventions

Who is not a good candidate for PRP hair regrowth treatment?

PRP hair regrowth treatment may not be suitable for everyone. Individuals who have certain medical conditions, such as active scalp infections or blood disorders, may not be ideal candidates. Additionally, pregnant or breastfeeding women are generally advised to avoid PRP therapy. It's important to consult with a qualified practitioner who can assess your specific situation and medical history to determine if PRP hair regrowth treatment is appropriate for you.

Will PRP hair regrowth treatment work on a completely bald area?

PRP hair regrowth treatment may have limited effectiveness in completely bald areas where there is no active hair follicle present. PRP therapy works by stimulating and nourishing existing hair follicles to promote hair regrowth. It is most effective in cases of thinning hair or areas with miniaturized hair follicles. However, it may not be able to generate new hair follicles in completely bald areas.

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