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November 26th, 2010

Are you looking for an safe and easy way to naturally plump your lips? In the third episode of my vlog series of postings, I discuss our amazing mini lip injection procedure.
I have performed this safe and simple procedure over a thousand times, always using top quality hyaluronic fillers resulting in great success. Please learn more by watching the video or contact my office to book your consultation today.

The Beauty of Combination Treatments

September 3rd, 2010

Aging is a natural process for all of us.  With each decade of our life our skin changes.  These natural aging changes can be influenced by sun exposure, diet, lifestyle, stress and of course our genetic heritage.  Youthful faces are easy to spot.  Typically a young face displays a firm, full soft roundness with a very pleasing light reflection.  Over time our skin loses collagen, the structural protein and hyaluronic acid, the long chain sugar molecule that contributes to the support of our skin.

A combination of factors contribute to the three D’s of aging: 

  • Deterioration (fine lines, wrinkles and textural changes)
  • Descent (droopiness or sagging skin)
  • Deflation(loss of fullness or volume). 

Many cosmetic procedures and products target only one of these three D’s, however, new treatment combinations can address all three.

One excellent combination treatment involves Botox and Dermal Fillers.  Botox is used to relax the unwanted lines of facial expression and to smooth the skin (i.e. the frown, crow’s feet and forehead muscles).  The effect of Botox is much enhanced with the addition of Dermal Fillers.  Like the Luscious Lips procedure that I discussed before,  Fillers provide volume to areas that have deflated or hollowed.  The upper cheek and the area below the eyes are typical places where we see deflation.  Performed skillfully the combination of Botox and Fillers can create a natural and more youthful appearance.  The end result is that you look better for your age but not overdone.  The best comment that you want to elicit from others is:  “Gee you look great”, not  “My goodness what have you done!”

These are procedures that can be safely done by an experienced and well-trained physician.

Join me next time when I will talk about treatments to improve the first D:  Deterioration – fine lines, textural changes and even scars.  Another part to the beauty of combination treatments.

Luscious Lips

August 9th, 2010

Dr. Lee Thompson Mini Lip Injection

Lips are very commonly volumized or plumped up with a variety of different dermal fillers.  One of the commonest and safest fillers used are the hyaluronic fillers.  These are natural substances that are actually long chain sugar molecules.  They are present throughout your body and provide volume to your skin and lubrication for your joints.  These fillers are sold in Canada under the brand names Restylane, Juvederm and Teosyal. The material is prepared as a clear gel.
Research has shown that many people were unhappy with lip injections and would be hesitant about having their lips done again.  The concerns were consistent – too painful, an overdone look and too costly.  A relatively new method of delivering these products and addressing the various concerns is the mini lip procedure.  It is quite simply the best way to provide people with a predictably comfortable experience.  Lips never look over done.
The mini lip injection is performed using a very fine needle.  Lips look instantly amazing and always appear natural.  I now use this lip procedure exclusively.  I have performed the procedure over a thousand times.  Lastly and very importantly the mini lip is affordable starting at $159.00 per mini.  The effects in most people seem to last between two and five months.