Dr. Jason McWhirter’s Blog

How Much Does It Cost to Turn Back the Clock?

It has taken me a long time to understand how to inject the face properly and I am still learning. The point is, that is has taken me 16 years to become one of the best injectors of facial filler across Canada.  16 years…. Don’t assume that whomever is injecting your facial filler knows what they are doing. Many injectors do not or will not have an honest discussion about how much filler it takes to give you the results you want. I touched on this in previous blogs about important questions to ask your injector.  This is an art, this … Continue Reading

Want to Look Less Saggy?

Want to Look Less Saggy? The whole ReNue injector team was in Toronto this past week learning from one of the masters of medical aesthetics from Brazil, Dr. Mauricio De Maio. If there is such a thing as a guru in the medical aesthetics world, he is one.  The training reminded me of the topic of volume loss in the face and how much we have changed our approach to how the face ages over the last few years. Jowels, sagginess, heavy face, and drooping are all terms that many patients over the age of 50 start to connect with.  They … Continue Reading

Addressing Sadness in the Face

Whether it is right or not, we all spend a great deal of time trying to judge what others are feeling as we interact.  We make judgments that we don’t even think about on a daily basis.  Whether this person might be friendly, happy, smart, fun or even a good person to get to know.  Our first interaction with people is through the use of our visual observations.  This goes back to our caveman instincts as to whether it is safe to be around a person or not.  Our initial judgments served as a survival instinct and we can’t simply … Continue Reading

Key Questions to Ask Your Medical Aesthetic Injector Part 2

  As you navigate the world of non-surgical procedures, it’s hard to determine who to trust to perform your injections. In this blog post series, I will address some more important questions to ask your cosmetic provider before you have a treatment. Some key questions to ask your cosmetic provider are: 1. What are the best Filling Agents? At ReNue, we always think in terms of optimal outcomes and not the product that is being injected.  When we think in these terms, we are always suggesting what is best of the customer.  I have mentioned before that we extensively use … Continue Reading

Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures to Treat Dark Circles, Hollows and Bags Under Eyes

Dark circles, under-eye hollows and eye bags are extremely common but hard-to-treat problems in the aging face. This can be a tricky area that often gets ignored by medical aesthetic professionals due to lack of confidence and the belief that there are only surgical options to correct the problem. I offer a non-surgical solution featuring laser resurfacing, BOTOX COSMETIC® and dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® at my Calgary-area med spa locations. The ReNue Approach It has taken me more than 16 years to understand how this area can be treated using the 3 pillars of cosmetic rejuvenation: Treating lines and … Continue Reading