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Essentials Medi Spa brings the expertise of anatomy & surgical training together to create a natural result that elevates your features.


What is an injectable?

The term “injectable” refers to a non-surgical procedure that is offered with medical-grade products for either aesthetic correction or enhancement.


Injectable procedures are provided at Essentials Medi Spa by a skillful registered nurse who enhances your natural beauty under the supervision of Dr. Brooks.

Meet our registered nurses at Essentials Medi Spa


Kara has a detailed eye for beauty which she utilizes when creating individualized treatment plans.

Kara passed her Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist exam on September 23, 2019.


Kelsey takes pride in making her clients feel their best by boosting their inner confidence or providing therapeutic treatments.

Kelsey completed extensive injectable training with Dr. Andrew Dargie.  

Kara and Kelsey, our registered nurses, are dedicated to aesthetic medicine and have a commitment to yearly professional development. They are both highly trained in injection techniques by some of the most qualified plastic surgeons in Canada.  Dr. Brooks has also trained with internationally recognized expert injectors, including Calgary’s Dr. Kent Remington (dermatology) and Dr. Arthur Swift (plastic surgery), ensuring the highest quality outcomes are achieved.

We never rush through your experience. We want you to feel confident in your decision. Although an injectable procedure may only take 15 minutes from start to finish, your initial consultation with our nurses will typically take 30 minutes. This is when you can talk about your areas of concern, and our team can make recommendations and run through the process, as well as the costs associated. This initial consult ensures you don’t feel rushed into anything, and there is no sticker shock at the end of a procedure. It’s also important to note that we encourage you to leave Essentials after a consultation to consider what was discussed before booking your next appointment.

Essentials Medi Spa is a leader in BOTOX® and Dysport injections in Medicine Hat, and we take this position seriously.

What’s the difference between BOTOX® and Dysport?



  • Longevity is 3-4 months

  • Results from treatment are visible in  days

How long do the results last from BOTOX® Dysport?

Most individuals find the results last on average 3-4 months.


BOTOX& Dysport is priced per unit or injection. 

BOTOX & Dysport Cosmetics 
$10/unit when a nurse injects the product. 

BOTOXⓇ & Dysport Therapeutic 

During the free client consult, we determine the number of injections you need to help get your best results.

Number of Treatments

Full treatment results are typically visible within 2 weeks. The effects of BOTOXⓇ & Dysport gradually wear off as it is metabolized by the body. The results of treatment last up to 3 months. 

We recommend that you repeat the treatment every 3 months to maintain results.

BOTOXⓇ & Dysport  pairs well with:

    • ​Book your procedure to take place during a time of day when you have already finished all exercise, strenuous activity, facial massage, and exposure to high-heat environments (i.e. hot yoga studio, hot tub, sauna etc.)

    •  14 days before, avoid anything that causes skin irritation (i.e.. chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, etc.) Reschedule if you feel unwell (from a vaccine or common viruses).

    • 7 days before, avoid blood thinning medications like ASA (aspirin), ibuprofen (e.g. Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve), herbal supplements (i.e. garlic, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, St. John’s Wort, omega-3) and vitamin 

    • 24 hours before, do not drink alcohol.

    • Our injection nurse will do a full mapping on the targeted area to assess the points for injection.

    • Your skin area will then be gently cleaned, marked, and you’ll be ready to receive your injection. 

    • You will feel a slight pinching when the needle breaks the skin, but that will not last long. 

    • A topical anesthetic is sometimes used to prevent any pain associated with injections. 

    • Once the desired appearance has been achieved, you’ll be on your way!

    • Small amounts of swelling, temporary bumps, redness, bruising, a mild to moderate headache, and sensations such as tingling or mild itching.

    • For 90 minutes, do not apply makeup over the injected area (risk of infection).

    • Only touch the injected area with clean hands, clean makeup tools, and clean towels.

    • For four hours after treatment, stay upright (sleeping on your face may cause unwanted results).

    • For the rest of the day, avoid wearing tight caps/hats around the injected areas.

    • For the rest of the day, avoid pressure on the injected areas. If the area around the eyes was injected, use gentle strokes away from the eyes when cleansing your face.

    • For the rest of the day, avoid alcohol, strenuous exercise, exposure to UV radiation, and high-heat environments.

    • For the next two weeks, avoid facial massages and anything that causes irritation to the skin of the treated areas.

    • To protect your results and reduce the risk of unwanted side effects, book a follow-up exam before you leave the clinic (due 14 days after treatment).

    • Arrive prepared for after photos.

    • Click “Confirm Appointment” in your reminder emails/text messages to secure your appointment.

    • We have a no-show or late cancellation fee, so please give over 24 hours' notice for cancellations.

    • Changes will appear in around 7-10 days, but the peak effect occurs by day 14,

    • Results will continue to improve over the next four weeks and wear off after three months (on average).

What to expect from BOTOXⓇ  & Dysport

Essentials is a leading Medi Spa for BOTOXⓇ & Dysport in Medicine Hat

Kara is one of two nurse injectors at Essentials Medi Spa. Kara has an eye for beauty which she utilizes when creating individualized treatment plans. She is a certified aesthetic nurse specialist and is passionate about helping her patients look and feel their best.
The results of Kara’s client treatments can be viewed on her social media feed.

For BOTOX COSMETIC® and Dysport, most of our patients opt to treat a few areas in one visit. Popular areas for treatment are: forehead creases, vertical lip lines or lip flip, frown lines, bunny lines of the nose, crow’s feet or jelly rolls around/below the eyes, or jaw slimming. BOTOX COSMETIC® and Dysport work by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause the creases, fine lines and/or wrinkles.

Common treatment areas for BOTOX COSMETICⓇ & Dysport

  1. Forehead

  2. Furrow

  3. Crow's Feet

  4. Brow Lift

  5. Bunny Lines

  6. Smoker Lines

  7. Lip Flip

  8. Gummy Smile

  9. Frown

  10. Chin

  11. Jaw Clenching

  12. Neck Lines

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