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Cosmetic Injectables Provide Abundant Temporary Benefits, Reveals Vancouver Skin Care Practice

Dr. Shehla Ebrahim of Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics discusses the benefits and risks of popular cosmetic injectables, touching upon candidacy requirements.

Vancouver, BC—The increasing popularity of non-surgical facial rejuvenation can be attributed in part to the temporary quality of the effects, explains Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, a family physician with a special interest in dermatology. At her Vancouver skincare practice, Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics, they treat a wide range of men and women who desire aesthetic enhancement without the commitment of a surgical procedure, they reveal. Cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers, they indicate, can be some of the best methods to reduce common signs of aging with minimal downtime and side effects.

Cosmetic injectables, which include BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, Radiesse®, and many more brand names, can provide a wide range of benefits, from the reduction of fine lines to volume enhancement, Dr. Ebrahim explains. The side effects of dermal fillers and BOTOX® injections typically will be mild and subside quickly, she adds, which can be another advantage. She notes that men have been seeking aesthetic enhancement in progressively larger numbers, and a new term has been coined to address the trend: Brotox. As a result, she advises patients of both genders to select a qualified injector that will develop a customized treatment plan to ensure optimal results and minimize the risk of side effects, such as redness, swelling, allergic reaction, over-treatment, or infection.

Dr. Ebrahim clarifies how the limited length of activity for dermal fillers and BOTOX® injections can prove advantageous, saying that if a patient is dissatisfied with the outcome of a surgical procedure, he or she must either live with the result or undergo a second operation to hopefully correct the concern. On the other hand, cosmetic injectables are temporary, lasting on average between three to nine months for the majority of formulas and five years at the outset, depending on the brand, composition, and unique experience of the individual, he notes. He also indicates that cosmetic injectables typically will be safe for a broad range of individuals, although he recommends that people with a history of allergic reactions should be tested prior to receiving injections.

Ultimately, Dr. Ebrahim emphasizes the versatility of cosmetic injectables, saying that BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers can help patients reduce common signs of aging without using invasive, permanent techniques. They encourage individuals considering nonsurgical aesthetic enhancement to thoroughly research each medication’s effects and discuss their desired outcome with a qualified physician before receiving treatment.

About Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics

Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics offers a comprehensive array of non-surgical facial and body rejuvenation treatments to patients in the greater Vancouver area. In addition to Medical Director Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, the Afterglow team consists of supporting physicians, laser practitioners, and client coordinators. The practice philosophy emphasizes exceptional patient care, compassion, and results in every procedure.

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Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics

104-2609 Westview Dr.
North Vancouver, BC V7N 4M2
(604) 980-3993


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