Corey Akisanya

Role: Medical Director at Westboro Spa

Education: Baccalaureate Nursing, Masters of Nursing: Nurse Practitioner

Work Experience: Primary Care, Pediatric ICU, Pediatric ER, and Clinical Education at the laboratory, clinical, and lecturing level.

Corey is a nurse practitioner that has a focus in primary care for all ages. He also has a strong background in pediatric critical care. He has completed his medical aesthetics training through THMA Consulting and will be offering the following services: Neuromodulator (Botox / Dysport) injections; dermal fillers; and deoxycholic acid (Belkyra) injections. Future treatments include: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy; and Intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy.

“I’m very passionate about medical aesthetics. I see beauty in everyone, and I will make sure they see the beauty within themselves.”

Amanda Bastedo

Education: Graduate BScN program Trent University 2007

Work Experience: ER, ICU and Cardiology

Teacher at Algonquin College and Coordinator of the Critical Care Program.

Amanda has been a RN for 12 years. Her experience has spanned over Emergency, Critical Care, Cardiology and Academia. She teaches at Algonquin College and currently oversees the coordination of the Critical Care program there. She has also been accepted into Athabasca Universities Masters and Nurse Practitioner Program for the year of 2020.

In 2018 Amanda successfully completed Dr. Martins cosmetic injections course, where she was taught safe injection techniques for both fillers and neuromodulators.

Always striving to be at the forefront of this evolving industry. She most recently completed a training course utilizing cannula techniques and in-depth facial anatomy with THMA Consulting.

“I love medical aesthetics as it couples beauty and science; I hope to help people recognise their beauty through my work”

Services Description

Neuromodulators: neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport is a natural occurring protein produced from clostridium botulinum toxin A. The product is injected into the face for temporarily treatment of facial wrinkles. It works by temporarily weakening the muscles, which will reduce expression lines on the face.

Cost: varies on treatment area and desired look.

Duration: medication is removed from the body within 3 days. Onset of muscle weakness averages between 3-5 days. Effects lasts for 3-4 months.

Maintenance: every 3-4 months / year for upkeep injections.

Side Effects: most common, bruising, small amount of bleeding, and injection tenderness & discomfort.

Dermal Fillers: is a synthetically produced form of hyaluronic acid which is naturally produced by the body. Hyaluronic acid is a substance produced by the body that keeps the skin moisturized and soft. Treatment areas include nasolabial folds, lip augmentation, cheeks, and the lower face.

Cost: varies on treatment area and desired look.

Duration: lasts anywhere from 9-12 months. This varies on the product and the individuals body to slowly breakdown the product.

Maintenance: on average every 9-12 months.

Side effects: common side effects include redness, swelling, bruising, and injection tenderness & discomfort.

Deoxycholic Acid: Deoxycholic acid is a drug that is indicated for the improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe curves or fullness associated with small fat pads under the chin, known as the “double chin.” The medication is injected in multiple sites under the chin.

Costs: varies depending on the amount of treatment needed. The cost is anywhere from $600-1200 per session. Usually clients need 2 sessions 1 month apart. The nurse will make a treatment plan that will include the amount of sessions and the projected cost.

Duration: treatment sessions are done 1 month apart until results are achieved for a maximum of 6 treatments.

Maintenance: maximum of 6 treatments. Effects lasts for years and rarely does a client need to be retreated after the first treatment is completed.

Side effects: most common are swelling, bruising, pain, redness, and numbness during injections.