THERAPEUTIC TREATMENTS

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.  

CHRONIC MIGRAINES

$195 Injection Fee + Medication [often insured]

There is strong clinical evidence that therapeutic treatment with neurmodulators can improve quality of life for those with distressing ailments such as Chronic Migraines.

Our expert physicians and NPs are trained to diagnose and prescribe treatments for this chronic condition, or can accept referrals from your primary care provider.

Once a diagnosis and treatment plan has been completed, most insurance companies will cover the cost of the medication (~$800).  We will work with your insurer to ensure coverage!

We also work with the manufacturer to help with reimbursement for any deductible, should there be one. That way, you only pay the injection fee. 

JAW CLENCHING

$195 Injection Fee + Medication [often insured]

Many people experience an enlarged masseter muscle (side of jaw), jaw pain, disrupted sleep, or sensitive and damaged teeth as a result of Bruxism - the medical term or jaw clenching.

In fact, many patients will unknowingly grind at night and wake up with a sore jaw muscle.

 

Your dentist may also have noted that you are grinding and wearing down your teeth.

Studies (a) have shown that nocturnal bruxism can be improved by treatment of the masseter using neuromodulators.

(a) Lee, S.J. et al. 2010. Effect of Botulinum Toxin Injection on Nocturnal Bruxism: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 89(1), pp. 16–23.

EXCESSIVE SWEATING

$195 Injection Fee + Medication [often insured]

Do you:

  • Sweat more than the average person?

  • Worry about your sweating in public?

  • Avoid wearing certain colours to mask sweat stains?

If you answered yes to any of these, you may be among the millions of people who suffer from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).  The neuromodulator medication is often covered by your private medical insurance as well (~$400 to ~$1200).

Fortunately, recent long term studies (a) have shown that neuromodulator injections can lead to significant improvement in quality of life for axillary hyperhidrosis (armpit sweating) sufferers.

(a) Lynch, O.E. et al. 2020. Five-year follow-up of patients treated with intra-dermal botulinum toxin for axillary hyperhidrosis. Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -) .

SCLEROTHERAPY

$125 single  |  $225 double

Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment for reticular and spider veins.

Medication is injected into the small veins, causing them to shrink and reabsorb into the body.

Not only does eliminating diseased veins improve circulation and make your legs healthier, it also improves their appearance as they will no longer be visible!

FAQ

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EXCESSIVE SWEATING

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?


Following a hyperhidrosis assessment and diagnosis, therapeutic versions of cosmetic neuromodulators (which are actually the same medication) are injected as a treatment for excessive sweating of the forehead, hands, feet and underarms. When the neuromodulator is injected near the sweat glands, perspiration is greatly reduced. As with all treatments, results may vary.




Is the cost covered by insurance plans?


Excessive sweating (also known as hyperhidrosis) causes distress for thousands of Canadians. Its treatment is not covered by OHIP, however the cost of the medication can often be recovered from your private insurance plan. Talk to your injector or send us an email for more information.





CHRONIC MIGRAINES

Am I a suitable candidate?


Therapeutic neuromodulator treatments are used for the prevention of migraine attacks in people who suffer 15 days or more per month. It is not intended for the treatment of acute migraine episodes. This is an important advancement in migraine prevention, as it opens up effective and clinically-proven option for chronic migraine sufferers in battling their condition. Neuromodulator treatment for chronic migraine prevention should be seen as an addition to the arsenal of treatments, if first-line options are ineffective for you. Our MDs or NPs are happy to discuss whether you're an ideal candidate. However, we suggest that you first work with your primary health care provider, before being referred* for treatment. *Referral not required but recommended.




How much does it cost?


Our injection fee is $195. The medication cost is generally $500-$800. However, the cost of this medication is covered by most private insurance plans. We have also partnered with Allergan and Central Medical Pharmacy Inc. to guide you through the assistance program whereby the cost of your deductible (if applicable) may be covered as well. If you do have insurance and the medication is deemed to be not covered, the medication fee for the first treatment will be reimbursed by Allergan as part of their savings program. Please contact one of our MDs or NPs for more information on this program and how we can help you, or for how financial relief can be provided if you do not have private insurance.




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!





SCLEROTHERAPY

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.

Disclaimer:  Any references to specific products are not personally endorsed by any medical professional (Physicians, Nurses, Other) associated with ElevateRx Medical Aesthetics Inc.

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