Looking your best is also feeling your best!
ElevateRx offers medical treatments for common ailments without waiting months for a specialist appointment. All clients are assessed and treated by our qualified team of Nurse Practitioners, Medical Doctors and Registered Nurses! We are also happy to take referrals from your primary care provider.
Many of these treatments qualify for partial reimbursement by private medical insurance plans - and we can help with you with this as well. As with all of our medical treatments, your initial consultation is free so we can properly assess and work with you to develop a plan which meets your objectives.
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Which areas on the body can be treated for hyperhidrosis?
The forehead, underarms, hands and feet can be effectively treated to reduce sweating.
How is hyperhidrosis treated at ElevateRx Medical Aesthetics?
Is the cost covered by insurance plans?
Excessive sweating (also known as hyperhidrosis) causes distress for thousands of Canadians.
Am I a suitable candidate?
How much does it cost?
Our injection fee is $195.
Is this considered medical aesthetics?
No, it's not. Our NPs and MDs are trained and currently practice within primary health care in addition to the medical aesthetics field. Given their expertise in both neuromodulator injections and pain and migraine management, we have decided to help therapeutic clients at ElevateRx Medical Aesthetics as well. We want you to feel good, and we know it's hard getting access to special health care services when you need it!
What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is an injection technique to treat spider and varicose veins. The procedure involves the use of a very fine needle to inject a sterile solution (called a sclerosing solution) into the small veins causing them to shrink. At each session several veins are treated.
Can sclerotherapy be used to treat large varicose veins?
We currently do not treat large varicose veins at ElevateRx. The treatment of large varicose veins is a little different than for spider and reticular veins. The technique of 'ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy' uses a foamed sclerosant to treat large varicose veins.
How many sclerotherapy treatments are required?
It varies from individual to individual but for the best results usually 2-4 treatments are required. 1-2 sessions will suffice in patients with a few veins. Where the veins are more numerous and extensive, more treatments are needed.
After care do I need to restrict any activity?
Immediately after the treatment, walking is advised. Usually normal activity can continue after treamtent.
Is sclerotherapy painful?
The injection is associated with a little sting which lasts a few seconds. The vast majority of people tolerate the operation very easily without anesthesia of any kind. Most patients claim the procedure is far less painful than they had anticipated.
Is there any harm in removing spider/reticular veins?
Spider and reticular veins have no function and removing them does no harm. The only reason they are removed is for cosmetic appearance.
Who is unsuitable for treatment?
Almost anyone with unwanted spider veins can be treated, except women who are pregnant or nursing. Other relative contraindications include those with skin infections, uncontrolled diabetes, fever, history of deep vein thrombosis, anticoagulant therapy those patients taking corticosteroids.
Is any preparation required before the treatment?
No preparation is required before the procedure.
When should treatment be performed?
Sclerotherapy is an elective procedure that can be performed whenever the individual wishes to do it. The procedure takes no more than 30-60 minutes, and can even be done during a break at lunch. Treatment is performed during convenient hours in the office. Shortly after each session, you can resume most activities.
NOTE: Health Canada restricts the advertising of medications (e.g. Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Nuceiva, Restylane, Juvederm, Teoxane, Stylage, Belotero, Belkyra, PRP, etc.) by linking them to therapeutic outcomes. We are more than happy to discuss them by contacting us, or scheduling a consultation with our NPs or MD.