Elizabeth Lavoie is a Nurse Practitioner, registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario. She has almost 20 years of experience working in a variety of roles within the primary health care field: emergency room, rural medicine, international development, tropical medicine, SARS crisis management, and much more.
Elizabeth became fascinated with medical cosmetics, a fast evolving field that truly combines art and medicine. As a talented photographer, she has a keen eye for aesthetic natural beauty. And, as an experienced medical practitioner, she has the education and expertise to help deliver natural looking results in a safe and professional manner. Elizabeth's dedication to ongoing professional development ensures patient access to the most up-to-date products and techniques in the field of medical cosmetics.
Elizabeth is keenly aware of the close relationship between our emotional health and physical appearance. The goal of using Botox or filling agents is much greater than a superficial enhancement to a patient's appearance: it should positively impact the patient's confidence and energy levels, and lead to even greater overall improvements to mental and physical health. She will take the time to understand your perspective, and deliver subtle but striking results that help enlighten your natural beauty.
As a licensed Nurse Practitioner and with over 10 years experience providing medical cosmetics services, Liz has both the scientific medical expertise and the subtle aesthetic touch to help you look and feel your best for years to come. She would be delighted to meet you for a complimentary consultation to discuss your health and beauty needs - simply book a free consultation at The Abboud Plastic Surgery Centre.
Botox cosmetic is an approved treatment used by millions of people to improve the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles, frown lines, crows feet, etc. Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic.
Botulinum toxin can be injected into humans in extremely small concentrations and works by preventing signals from the nerve cells reaching muscles, therefore paralyzing them. In order for muscles to contract, nerves release a chemical messenger, acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter), at the junction where the nerve endings meet muscle cells. Acetylcholine attaches to receptors on the muscle cells and causes the muscle cells to contract or shorten. Injected botulinum toxin prevents the release of acetylcholine, preventing contraction of the muscle cells. Botulinum toxin causes a reduction in abnormal muscle contraction, allowing the muscles to become less stiff.
As the skin ages, it gradually loses some of its collagen and fat. These are the materials that prevent the skin from becoming saggy. Thus, as we age, our skin can become thinner and more wrinkled and lined.
Dermal fillers are non-permanent gel-like substances (hyaluronic acid) that are injected below the surface of the skin to fill in lines, lift cheeks, increase the fullness of lips or even fill in scars. Results are immediate and long-lasting, with increased elasticity and volume visible for up to two years.
Elizabeth Lavoie has completed an intensive two-day training session with international aesthetics expert Dr Mauricio de Maio, on the correct usage of his pioneering MD Codes. These provide a series of precise injection points to restore lost volume and elasticity in a natural and long-lasting way.
PRP is a rapidly growing natural treatment used for facial rejuvenation, hair regrowth, and the healing of a variety of soft tissues of the body.
The treatment, Platelet-Rich Plasma, is gaining in popularity for the same reasons athletes chose it: because of its organic nature and because it works. It uses plasma taken from the patient's own blood instead of chemicals injected into the body. The possibility of side effects is practically nonexistent because the body is unlikely to reject its own blood.
The treatment has become popularly known as the Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift thanks to one celebrity, Kim Kardashian, who tried and recommended the procedure, and gave it its nickname.
Non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures are non-invasive treatments which are designed to make your facial skin and profile look younger and more refreshed. The procedures are commonly used on both women and men of all ages. Although often associated with women, increasing numbers of men are having non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures.
Non-surgical procedures can be topical, such as creams and peels; injectable, such as toxins and fillers; or laser based, such as CO2 resurfacing. All of these procedures take place in the office setting without the need for an operating room or anesthesia. There are no incisions.
The goal of non-surgical rejuvenation is to improve how you look and feel about yourself. It is not meant to transform you into someone else. But, it will help you appear to be the best, most well-rested and refreshed version of you. The benefits of facial rejuvenation go beyond cosmetic. They help improve your self-esteem which is often connected to a person's appearance. And, self-esteem contributes to mental well-being, which in turn contributes to physical health. So the benefits of facial rejuvenation can go beyond cosmetic.
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