No Filter MedSpa

FAQs

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Botox (by request), Dysport, and Xeomin

No vitamin E or blood thinners 3 days prior (if possible), to appointment. These will increase your risk for bleeding and bruising. Do not stop taking prescription medications without consulting your doctor.

1- No laying down, looking down (including looking at your phone), or touching your face for 4-6 hours.
2- No makeup or face cream for 4-6 hours.
3- No exercise for the rest of the day.
4- No high heat including saunas, hot tubs and baths for the rest of the day.
5- No massaging the area for 48 hours.
6- Nothing tight on your face like a hat or sunglasses, depending on the treatment area.

It’s possible to experience bruising, bleeding, headache, blurred vision (rare), eyelid or forehead droop (rare 1-2%), asymmetrical smile if treating the lower face (rare 1-2%), and infection (rare). These can be mitigated by following the post care instructions.

Once the medication fully sets in, Brit can assess to see if there is any residual muscle movement. If this is the case, a small top up will be given in those areas. You can always add more, you can’t take what’s given away!

You will start to see results around day 5 and full results by day 14.

 Everyone is different but on average 3 months. Areas with excessive muscle movement, such as the mouth, will last around 6-8 weeks.

If you have a neuromuscular condition (contraindicated) or a bleeding disorder (increased risk for bruising). If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or are currently taking amino-glycosides.

No! You can go back to work and about your life, as long as you follow the post care instructions.

1- The facial starts with a deep cleanse and massage, hot steam, and hot towel.
2- A primer gel is then applied to the face which will activate the dormant ingredients on the chosen pod. The OxyGeneo™ exfoliates the upper skin layer to remove dead cells, open clogged pores, smooth the surface and renew the skin. The treatment generates an abundance of CO2 bubbles that permeate the upper skin layer to trigger a physiological response known as the Bohr Effect. OxyGeneo™ harnesses the natural processes of the body to oxygenate the skin from within. During the Bohr Effect, the body sends oxygen-rich blood to the skin to replace the CO2. This results in optimal skin oxygenation and increased cellular activity. During this part the skin may feel a bit tingly or “spicy” which is the Bohr effect doing it’s thing!
3- A serum that matches the OxyGeneo pod is then applied to the face. A gentle, soothing, vibrating massage is performed to infuse the serums deep into the skin.
4- A post facial targeted serum, moisturizer and SPF are applied.
5- You will have the option to do a jelly mask add-on.

There are 7 pod options with a matching serum based on your skin type:

1- Glam (with pure 24k gold): ideal for sagging skin. Restores firmness and elasticity, revitalizes dull skin, and enriches the skin with moisture.
2- Revive (with red algae): ideal for fine lines and wrinkles. Helps prevent premature aging, and increases firmness and elasticity.
3- Hydrate (with blue spirulina): ideal for dry and irritated skin. Rehydrates and moisturizes dry skin, restores skin barrier function, and reduces redness and inflammation.
4- Balance (with activated bamboo charcoal): ideal for oily and acne prone skin. Clears toxins and bacteria, purifies clogged pores, and mattifies oily skin.
5- Detox (with green tea): ideal for sensitive skin. Removes toxins and impurities, reduces redness and irritation, and helps prevent premature aging.
6- Illuminate (with vitamin C): ideal for uneven and dull complexions. Brightens and evens skin tone, reduces signs of pigmentation, and protects from sun damage.
7- Retouch (with Bilberry Extract): Ideal for textured skin. Sheds dead cells and unclogs pores, promotes cell renewal and provides textural and smoothing benefits, and has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects to decrease blemishes.

 Plan to be in the clinic for about 1 hour. The facial itself lasts about 30-40 minutes.

 Most popular is the face, but you can also treat your décolleté/neck, back (great for bacne), arms, and legs.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have an active cold sore, have taken Accutane within the last 6 months, and certain autoimmune illnesses.

No, your skin may be a little red from the oxygen rich blood, but that will dissipate within 30 minutes.

Immediate! Effects are cumulative so the more treatments, the better your results.
Recommended once a month for optimal and cumulative results.
A chemical peel is a non-surgical aesthetic procedure in which an acidic solution is applied to the skin, breaking the bonds between old skin cells and effectively sloughing off the outermost layers of old, dead skin. This removal of dead skin cells reveals new, fresh skin, encouraging new skin cell development and boosting collagen production.
Peels improve a number of conditions including, but not limited to: wrinkles, acne, acne scarring, scarring, uneven pigment, rough and uneven skin and sunspots.
No, your experience will not be quite like Samantha in that Sex and the City episode. Clients sometimes expect to peel throughout the entire treated area, but post-treatment peeling is often similar to peeling after a tan. In some cases, exfoliation occurs on a cellular level and is not apparent to the naked eye. The exfoliation a client will experience varies depending on the peel strength and individual skin profile. AlumierMD chemical peels are light- to medium-depth, and are formulated to reduce irritation and redness.

You should not necessarily expect to"peel". However, you may have light to moderate flaking in a few localized areas for 3-7 days. You may also experience residual redness which lasts in most patients for 1-12 hours.
The night of, your skin will feel tight and "pulled". Although you may or may not actually "peel", it is likely that you will experience a light "exfoliation".
Treatments may cause the following for 2-24 hours: redness, tightness, itchiness, sensitivity, and slight swelling.
Specific treatments may cause the following for 3-5 days: temporary dryness, skin peeling, and flaking.

1- No chemical peels or enzyme peels in the last 14 days.
2- No laser hair removal in the last 14 days.
3- No photofacial treatments in the last 14 days.
4- No radiofrequency skin tightening treatments in the last 14 days.
5- No microdermabrasion treatments in the last 14 days.
6- No waxing, threading or any other hair removal in the last 14 days.
7- No Botox in the last 7 days.
8- No Dermal Fillers in the last 7 days.
9- No sun exposure or tanning beds in the last 3 weeks.
10- Are not currently using sunless tanning products.
11- Stop prescription or non-prescription retinoids 7 days prior (Retinol, Retin-A, Tazorac).
12- Stop AHA/BHA skin products 7 days prior.
13- Do not shave for 24 hours prior to treatment.
14- Recommended to get best results and reduce complications to use AlumierMD home care products for 10-14 days prior to peel.

You may feel some slight burning, itching or a "spicy" sensation as the peel does it's work, but most patients do not report any severe discomfort
Plan to be in the clinic for about an hour, including consult time.

1- If you have taken Accutane in the last 6 months.
2- Currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
3- Have an active cold sore.
4- Allergy to Aspirin.
5- Any skin infections or open wounds to the treated area.
6- Presently undergoing cancer treatments.
7- Autoimmune illness.

Almost everyone! Higher caution is taken for sensitive skin types and darker skin types (Fitzpatrick scale of 4-6). Dark skin types may be required to a do a skin prep called the Prep and Enhance protocol 4-8 weeks prior to prepare their skin for their peel treatment (Glow Peel only). The Renew 30 peel does not require pretreatment.
The Fitzpatrick Skin Scale is a scientific way of classifying skin types. It breaks them down into six categories starting light and moving up to the darkest tones of skin. It rates two things: the amount of pigment in your skin and how your skin reacts to the sun. The higher your Fitzpatrick, the more caution we need to have with chemical peels.

1- Deep cleanse and facial massage.
2- Prep and degrease the skin using Balancing Solution.
3- Enzyme Retexturing Treatment or Aqua Infusion Mask applied to increase benefits of the peel.
4- Peel solution painted on the face and neck.
5- Neutralizing Solution (peel type dependent) applied to the skin to bring the pH back to neutral.
6- Brightening Accelerator applied to enhance treatment results.
7- Retinol 1.0 applied to enhance treatment results (if skin qualifies).
8- Recovery Balm or Intensive Recovery Cream applied.
9- SPF applied.

You will get an AlumierMD post procedure kit to take home. This contains a cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF to use for 1 week. Discontinue use of all other face products while using the post procedure kit products.

1- Do not apply makeup for the rest of the day.
2- Keep your skin hydrated. This is the key to proper healing.
3- Only use the products provided to you in your post-procedure kit for 5-7 days post treatment.
4- If you have just received a Glow Peel avoid getting your skin wet for a minimum of 8 hours.
5- Discontinue use of any products that irritate your skin and contact the clinic.
6- Do not cleanse your skin on the evening of your treatment.
7- Do not pull or pick any flaking skin (this may cause hyperpigmentation and scarring).
8- Do not go in direct sun or tanning beds for 14 days.
9 -Do not have electrolysis, waxing, threading or any other form of hair removal for 7 days post treatment.
10- Do not use facial scrubs or mechanical forms of exfoliation for 14 days post treatment.
11- Do not use retinoic acid, AHA or BHA, for 14 days post peel.
12- Do not use acne products for 7 days post peel.
13- Do not have laser hair removal, photofacials, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for 14 days post peel.
14- Do not apply ice or ice water to the treated areas.
15- Do not use hot tub, steam rooms, saunas, baths and/or excessively hot showers for 2 days post peel.
16- Do not go swimming for 2 days post peel.
17- Do not participate in aerobic exercise for 2 days post peel.
18- Do not get Botox or Dermal Fillers for 7 days post peel.
19- In case of emergency such as allergic reaction, please contact your provider or go to the nearest emergency room.

1- The facial starts with a deep cleanse and massage, hot steam, and hot towel.

2- An exfoliant based on your skin type is applied then another hot towel.

3- A customized serum and Hydrojelly mask based on your skin goals.

4- An AlumierMD targeted serum is applied followed by an ice globe massage.

5- A moisturizer and SPF are applied.

1- Glow: for dull and uneven complexions.
2- Rewind: for anti-aging, fine lines and wrinkles.
3- Hydro: for dry and dehydrated skin.
4- Clarity: for oily and acne prone skin.
5- Calm: for sensitive and redness prone skin.

The No Filter Facial is a spa type facial with medical grade products (AlumierMD) giving you relaxation and amazing skin results. The OxyGeneo is a medical grade facial system which gives a more thorough exfoliation allowing the products to get deeper into the skin, giving more enhanced results while still being incredibly relaxing.
It depends on your skin and self care goals! Brit will do a comprehensive skin assessment to help you decide which facial is right for you. If you can’t decide at the time of booking, reach out to Brit with any questions you have to help with the booking process.
If you like the results of this facial, please inquire with Brit about using AlumierMD products at home!
Plan to be in the clinic for about an hour, with the facial itself being about 45-50 minutes.
Once per month for cumulative skin results and amazing self care.
Currently this is for the face only.
The No Filter Facial is a spa-caliber facial with medical grade products (AlumierMD) giving you relaxation and amazing skin results. The OxyGeneo is a medical grade facial system which gives a more thorough exfoliation allowing the products to get deeper into the skin, giving more enhanced results while still being incredibly relaxing.
If you have an active cold sore, have taken Accutane within the last 6 months, and certain autoimmune illnesses.
Deoxycolic acid (a naturally occurring acid in the body) is injected into the subcutaneous fat, which breaks down the fat cells to be metabolized and excreted by the body. Works only for smaller targeted areas of unwanted fat.
Double chin (most popular), bra fat, targeted abdominal fat, love handles, back of arms, jowls (fatty areas not loose skin).
You will need a consultation to determine, but will fall between 2-6 treatments.
Come back to the clinic every 5 weeks until desired effect has been achieved.
Yes, unless you gain a significant amount of weight post treatment.

Please see the Services page for in-depth information on pricing.

1- No alcohol 12 hours prior to your appointment.
2- No blood thinning medications 3 days prior. Be cognizant of foods that can thin the blood.
3- Please arrive without makeup on.
4- Plan to have your treatment 4 weeks prior to an event to allow for bruising and swelling to resolve.
5- Please shave the treatment area the night prior to your appointment (if applicable).

1- No blood thinning medications 3 days after your procedure.
2- Tylenol and ice for comfort.
3- No exercise or high heat (hot tubs, saunas) for the rest of the day.
4- Stay upright for 2-4 hours.
5- Don’t touch or manipulate the area, this can create further swelling and/or infection.
6- No face creams or makeup for the rest of the day.

There will be a numbing cream and ice applied before the injections. A small needle is used and patients report a burning or “spicy” sensation while the medication is being injected. This usually lasts for about 30-45 minutes post treatment. You will experience some soreness over the next couple days to weeks. Ice for comfort (not swelling) and Tylenol (not Advil) will help.

 The medication will slowly break down the fat cells over the 5 week period in between treatments.

Most common are moderate swelling for 7 days or longer, bruising and discomfort. Swelling is expected, which means the treatment is working! More rare side effects will be discussed at your consultation.

Thyroid cancer treatment within the last year, swollen lymph nodes, infection or skin breakdown in the treatment area, pregnant or breastfeeding, bleeding disorder, history of swallowing difficulties, and kidney or liver dysfunction.

No, the clinic does not diagnosis. You do not need a TMJ diagnosis to be treated for hyperactive Masseter muscle movement causing pain, clenching and grinding.
Neuromodulator (Botox, Dysport or Xeomin) will be injected into the Masseter muscle from the outside of the cheek. The medication relaxes the muscle, possibly decreasing clenching, grinding and pain.
Your pain may be controlled if it is your muscle causing the issues. If you are having pain because of your joints or misalignment of your jaw, you will have to seek out dental care.
Between 2-5 per side.
Bruising, asymmetrical smile (rare), infection (rare), decreased chewing ability (not likely especially if you have overactive muscles).
The medication will start to set in around day 5, with full results at day 14. Some clients notice immediate results, due to the release of tight facia from the needle pokes.
Yes, you will come into the clinic at day 14 to evaluate your results, and see if a small top up is needed.
On average 3 months.
Characterized by excessive sweating. There are 2 types: Primary (no known cause and occurs on both sides of the body) and secondary (a side effect of some disease processes or a medication side effect).

1- A “sweat test” will be performed. This involves dabbing on iodine tincture with corn starch on top of the affected area. The overactive sweat glands will then turn a dark color and show what areas need to be treated.
2- The solution will be wiped off, a topical numbing cream will be applied and let you chill for 5-7 minutes.
3- A 1 cm grid will be drawn on to guide the treatment areas.
4- Neuromodulator (Botox or Dysport) will be injected to each grid area using a very small needle.

Many times, yes! Please contact your insurance company to find out if you qualify. Often times you must have tried and failed 1 topical treatment (creams, wipes, or gels) to qualify for neuromodulator treatment. If you need a preapproval form filled out please contact No Filter and we can arrange to help with that.

1- No antiperspirants for 24 hours prior.
2- No blood thinning medications (aspirin, NSAIDs, alcohol, St John’s Wort, Vitamin E, garlic, gingseng, gingko, omegas) for 72 hours prior to appointment.
3- Underarm hair will have to be shaved so the area can be visualized.

1- Keep the area clean and dry for 2 hours then antiperspirants can be applied.
2- Avoid strenuous activity, high heat (hot tubs, saunas) and blood thinning medications for 24 hours post treatment.

You will come back to the clinic 2 weeks post treatment to repeat the sweat test and determine treatment effectiveness. At the 2 month period following treatment Brit will reach out to determine efficacy.

You will notice effectiveness starting 5 days post treatment with full effect at 14 days. Results typically last about 6 months, and up 12 months. Results are expected, but not guaranteed.

Please see the Services page for in-depth information on pricing.

Currently offering lip filler only. Full face coming soon.
Gone are the days of the duck lips. The goal is to look enhanced and refreshed, without anyone knowing what you had done.

You should wait until your cold sore has cleared up. Lip filler can trigger an outbreak so if you are prone to cold sores, contact the clinic and we may be able prescribe you a preventative antiviral depending on the cause of your cold sores.

1- Pregnant or breastfeeding.
2- Have a dental, tattoo or vaccination appointment in the last 2 weeks or upcoming 2 weeks.
3- Any active infection or on antibiotics in the previous 2 weeks.
4- Active autoimmune conditions.

1- No blood thinners (Aspirin, NSAIDs, St John’s Wort, Vitamin E or Omega) 7 days prior (if possible), to appointment. These will increase your risk for bleeding and bruising. Do not stop taking prescription medications without consulting your doctor.
2- No hot beverages 1 hour prior.
1- Avoid exposure to intense heat (sun, hot tub, sauna) for 72 hours.
2- Do not sleep on the treated area (try to sleep on your back for 4 nights).
3- Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
4- Avoid foods high in salt to decrease swelling.
5- Wait a minimum of 1 week for a facial, wait a minimum of 4 weeks for laser treatment.
6- Do not do anything that puts pressure on your lips (straws, smoking, vaping, heavy kissing etc) for 4-7 days.
7- Do not touch or manipulate the area (unless otherwise instructed). This can displace the product and put you at higher risk for infection.
8- Avoid makeup or lip gloss for 4-6 hours to prevent infection.
9- If you have swelling you can use ice (15 min on, 15 min off). Tylenol and ice for discomfort. You can use topical or oral Arnica to help with bruising.

1- Bleeding, bruising, redness and swelling can occur with any injections.
3- Asymmetry (which can be corrected at your follow up).
4- Infection (rare).
5- Vascular occlusion (blocking of the blood vessel) which can lead to tissue necrosis (very rare 0.01%).
5- In case of an occlusion, there will be a medication called Hyaluronidase injected into the blocked area which promptly dissolves the filler.
6- Reactivation of cold sores.
7- Granuloma formation and visible lumps and bumps.

On average 6-12 months. Areas of the face with more movement will need more frequent touch ups.

Immediate! Your lips will come down in size by about 30% after the swelling goes down.

It can be uncomfortable. A topical numbing cream will be used as well as many pain distracting techniques including stress balls, music and vibration tools and ice.
Life happens, and I understand that more than anyone. If you can no longer attend, please cancel 24 hours before your scheduled appointment to allow your spot to be filled. Please contact the clinic directly or on the booking website. Cancelling or rescheduling with less than 24 hours notice, will result in a $50 fee.

Each week is different! Please check out my schedule on the booking app and book yourself in at your convenience. If a message pops up that says "Contact to Book" this means my schedule that day is limited. Send the clinic a message via text message (226-499-5050) or IG message.
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Unfortunately, No Filter is in the lower and upper levels of a larger aesthetics spa, and there are stairs. I apologize for any issue this causes.

There are 4 parking spaces in the back of the clinic. If those are full, there is street parking behind that. Be cognizant of the signs that show times when street parking isn’t allowed.

Walk around to the front of the building and come on in, no need to knock. Please take off your shoes, grab a pair of slippers (if you wish), have a seat in the reception area and your practitioner will greet you at your appointment time.

 That is no problem! As a nurse at SickKids, I work with children for a living so I’m very good at putting my clients at ease. I’ll walk you through the whole process, there is no rush so we will go at your pace. Plus I have the cutest stress balls for you to squeeze as hard as you’d like! Lol.

This is at your own discretion! I’m happy to mask up if you’d like me to. Just ask.
Yes, there is room in the clinic for one support person should you need them.

 All high touch areas are thoroughly disinfected between clients.

Contact via text is the easiest way to get ahold of me. Please keep in mind that text messages are not confidentially secured for personal and medical conversations. If you feel like you’re having an urgent situation please don’t wait, contact me ASAP via phone (226-499-5050) or email (info@nofiltermedspa.ca).

Credit, debit, or etransfer. Cash is also acceptable, although I may not have change.

Although a lovely gesture (thank you!), the best compliment/thank you I can get is a referral to your friends, family and colleagues! 🙂

 Yes! Paper gift cards are available for purchase at the clinic.

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