Although some of their work is skin deep, medical science is the foundation for everything at Anti-Aging Medical & Laser Clinic as it brings the most innovative techniques and safest procedures to patients.
The preventative health-care clinic combines anti-aging medicine with cutting-edge, non-surgical cosmetic treatments. For Dr. Gidon Frame, a family physician who opened the private clinic with his wife, Nadine, in 2003, it’s a perfect blend of his expertise and passion.
“In 1990, Botox hadn’t even been invented for cosmetic use. Non-surgical interventions, like lasers and injectables were not around,” says Dr. Frame who graduated from medical school in South Africa in 1986.
“Preventative aging is not just how the organs function but how you feel about yourself and it is related to how you see yourself – the link became very clear to us.”
While some patients know exactly what they want, most simply want to learn what the team, which includes two other medical doctors, a nurse specializing in injectables and experienced medical estheticians, can offer.
“Our job is to help our patients identify what the age determinants are in their face or body and help them find interventions that improve that. When people feel well and are healthy, they also want to look well, so aesthetic medicine becomes part of the preventative medicine,” Dr. Frame says: “I love making people happy with themselves and making happy people happier.”
Patients have come to expect the latest and greatest at the clinic.
Earlier this year, Health Canada approved the Silhouette Instalift, a procedure which sees the insertion of special thread under the skin to smooth wrinkles and lift jowls and folds that come with age. The micro-suspension technology with its subtle but stunning results takes about an hour to do, with results lasting up to two years.
Another innovative option now offered at the clinic is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to treat erectile dysfunction. For the past decade, the clinic has offered PRP – where plasma is extracted from a patient’s blood and injected into the body – to regenerate collagen on the face or grow new hair on the scalp.
Clinic CEO, Nadine Frame, says: “our preventative medical program approach can reveal underlining health issues like cancer or heart disease. Optimizing health and appearance leads to a better quality of life or improved self-esteem.”
Using her background as an artist, Nadine, is the architect behind the offerings of treatments including injectables, lasers, and radiofrequency devices.