Sclerotherapy is a recognized treatment for unwanted blood vessels on the legs. A sclerosing solution is injected with a very fine needle into the unwanted blood vessels. Larger vessels are treated with an injectable agent. The irritating solution causes the lining of the vein to become inflamed and the walls to adhere to each other thereby preventing blood from flowing into the vein. Over a period of weeks, the vessel normally closes off permanently preventing further influx of blood into the vein. Call 780 – 464 – 0123 ext. 3 for more information.
Don’t want to show your worry lines or wrinkles? Neuromodulators can be used to reduce and smooth the number of fine lines and wrinkles one has. Call 780 – 464 – 0123 ext. 3 for more information. (Botox® & Dysport®)
Injectable fillers can be used for the facial rejuvenation. These types of fillers are a good choice for cheek bone enhancement, lip augmentation and wrinkle reduction by giving volume to your skin to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. They can also be used to enhance and define lips, cheeks, chin, and jaw line. Results are immediately noticeable and natural looking. Call 780 – 464 – 0123 ext. 3 for more information.
Botox® for Migraines
If you have been diagnosed with migraine and get migraine headaches often, you may wonder if there’s anything you can do to prevent them.
Botox, was approved in 2010 for adults who get chronic migraines. That means you have both:
- A history of migraine headaches
- Headaches (including tension-type) on most days (15 or more) of the month of which 8 are migraine
You may be eligible to consider this as one of your options for treatment. Ask your doctor if this treatment is right for you.
Botox® for Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis becomes more noticeable after puberty. Stressful situations may aggravate the sweating and many times, it takes almost nothing for the sweating to start. Most over the counter antiperspirants do not control hyperhidrosis.
Sweat Inhibiting or Neuromodulator injections such as Botox ® usually reduce hyperhidrosis for an average of 6 months after 1 or 2 treatments.
You may be eligible to consider this as one of your options for treatment. Ask your doctor for information on this service.
Podiatry – Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
Dr Scott Russell DPM and Synergy Medical Clinic are pleased to announce the addition of another service for patients requiring foot care. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, (or ESWT), is a new technology using shockwaves to treat chronic, painful conditions.
Accelerate Healing with Shockwave Therapy
There are no side effects with this non-surgical treatment and it is available at a reasonable cost. Shockwave treatments are non-invasive and promote accelerated recovery of injured soft tissue, bone, heel and joint pain.
Treatable Conditions Benefits
• Plantar Fasciitis • Non-surgical Treatment
• Achilles Tendinopathy • No side effects
• Heel Spurs • Accelerates healing
• Stress Fractures • Affordable
• Bunions • Coverage available from most insurance companies
A shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound. The basic technology involved with extracorporeal shockwave technology has been used for decades on millions of people.
Therapy sessions are short, usually 15 – 20 minutes in length, and provide successful relief of chronic pain and restores mobility painlessly. Permanent relief typically begins about 72 hours following treatment
Call 780-416-8747 to get more information and to make an apppointment.
The clinic is fortunate to have the services of Dr. Scott Russell, DPM. Dr. Russell is a member of the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association, the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Alberta and British Columbia Podiatric Associations. He is licenced in Alberta, B.C., New Jersey, Vermont and Washington. He is a graduate of the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine and completed a residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia. He practiced for 6 years on the staff of Princeton University Medical Center and St. Francis Medical Center in the departments of surgery and orthopaedics. Dr. Russell has been practicing at the Seymour Health Centre in Vancouver for the past 17 years and in Calgary for the past 11 years.
Orthotics and sports medicine, ambulatory surgery, diabetic foot care and routine foot care are areas where patients may receive services.
In Canada, it is estimated that nearly 1 in 3 people will develop shingles in their lifetime.
There are vaccines that are available help prevent shingles in individuals 50 years of age or older. Talk to your physician about getting the shingles vaccine and the option that is best for you.