Self-care isn’t just about momentary pick-me-ups or short-term solutions.
Nurse Practitioner Emily Greb, Medical Director of Face First Medical Aesthetics, says self-care should offer deeper, more meaningful results that last.
“It’s all about investing in ourselves in ways that offer long-term solutions.”
Emily’s passion for creating positive, lasting change is what drove her to launch Face First Medical Aesthetics, in addition to her primary care practice.
“Feeling better and feeling confident: that’s the most important thing.”
Emily can attest to the positive impact of cosmetic procedures, having had multiple reconstructive cosmetic surgeries as a child to remove a benign vascular tumor in stages that covered her left eye and cheek. This experience inspired her to use her skills and knowledge to help others.
“If you can safely improve on something that bothers you, and if it gives you more confidence, then wouldn’t you do it?”
Rejuvenate, Enhance and Prevent
Whether you have facial asymmetry, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, or are suffering from migraines and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, non-surgical procedures like neuromodulators such as Botox, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, and platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments are a great way to help you look and feel refreshed.
With a range of procedures to choose from, the first step is to articulate what your goal is. Do you want to look refreshed? Want to rejuvenate your skin and restore your hair? Do you want to pause the aging process? Do you simply want to notice those forehead wrinkles less when you put on a face mask or jump on your daily Zoom calls?
Once you understand your goals, Emily and her team can create a personalized treatment for you.
As regulated health care professionals, Emily and her team are open and continue to practice throughout the pandemic.
“Through the most recent lockdown, we have been open for medically necessary treatments, for example migraine management, TMJ pain caused by jaw clenching, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) with neuromodulators such as Botox.” Elective cosmetic procedures will resume once there is clear direction from the Province of Ontario.
While injectable treatments can make some uneasy, Emily says there’s no need to fear, as long as you ask the right questions.
“Do not be afraid to ask questions of your injector. Ensure that the clinic is only using Health Canada approved products, and that your injector is trained in emergency management in case of an adverse event (which is rare).”
At Face First Medical Aesthetics, Emily provides complimentary no-pressure consultations.
“We want you to have the right information, and to feel confident in your decision,” she says. “I believe in enhancing the beauty that my clients already possess and putting their faces first.”
TEXT SHELANNE AUGUSTINE | PHOTOS ANDREW FEARMAN