Botox® For Migraines

Migraines are severe headaches that can create nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light. Any type of anxiety, stress, exposure to light, caffeine, alcohol, hunger, or hormonal changes (ie. during pregnancy and peri-menstrual), and sleeplessness can prompt this type of unrelenting headache.

The good news is that Botox® is now approved by Health Canada to help counteract chronic migraine headaches. However, it is important to choose the appropriate migraine treatment depending on the frequency and severity of the headache.

Chronic migraine sufferers encounter many symptoms which include:

  • Intense, sometimes throbbing or pulsing headache pain
  • Nausea and/or vomiting when headaches occur
  • Sensitivity to light and/or sound that increases the pain
  • Aggravated by routine physical activity, e.g. walking or climbing stairs

Because sufferers have lived with these type of severe headaches for so long, it is challenging for many of them to remember what not having a headache feels like.

Even during their good days, sufferers are often worried about when that next migraine will strike. As a result many chronic migraine sufferers are affected socially and may also deal with depression, anxiety and other chronic pain.

The discovery of BOTOX® for the use of migraines came about accidentally as patients who happened to suffer from migraines noticed that their migraines improved after cosmetic BOTOX® injections to reduce brow and forehead wrinkles

The Benefits Of Botox® For Migraines

Botox® for migraines offers the following benefits:

  • Botox® has been proven in clinical studies to reduce the number of days patients suffer migraines
  • Treatment is minimally invasive and discomfort during the procedure is minimal
  • Botox® may offer long-lasting results, with patients able to go 12 weeks between treatments

What to Expect

Patients can expect symptom relief within two to three weeks. To achieve the maximum benefits, many patients require a series of treatment sessions. BOTOX® has been in use since 1989, so it has an excellent safety record.

BOTOX® is capable of preventing migraines before they start. There are acute treatments for migraines, but they’re designed to be used after the headache has started.

Treatment with BOTOX® is different because it prevents migraines before they occur. To enjoy ongoing relief from chronic migraines, you’ll likely need injections every 12 weeks. On average, the treatment is capable of preventing up to nine headache days per month.

Book Your Consultation Today

If you are suffering from excessive migraines we invite you to attend a free consultation with Dr. Rao and the Rao Dermatology team to see how effective Botox® treatments can be to help you find migraine relief. Fill in the form below to book your consultation today.

Body Sculpting

Godly Form

Everyone has a different idea when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it’s fitting perfectly into an outfit with total confidence. For others, it may mean having a rock hard midsection or sleek arms or legs.  We all have different goals for how we want to look and feel, however, almost everyone wants to look and feel toned and fit.

Although a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise is an absolute must, our body sculpting treatments can further assist you to achieve the sculpted form you desire. These procedures remove and reduce excess skin and fat. Body contouring can be achieved surgically through liposuction and less invasively through radiofrequency technologies.

Our Range Of Body Sculpting Treatments

Rao Dermatology offer a range of body sculpting procedures in Edmonton designed to enhance areas of the body that may be resistant to diet and exercise efforts including Liposuction, ThermiRF, and Trusculpt. These proven procedures target common areas of the body that are prone to accumulating fat or developing lax skin.


If you are having trouble losing stubborn fat from areas such as your stomach, thighs, love handles, buttocks and chest, our non-invasive liposuction procedure could be the best option for you.

it should be noted that Liposuction is not a substitute for a tailored weight loss regimen. Instead, it is a procedure intended to sculpt your body and eradicate problem areas. Liposuction can be a starting point to further weight loss.


ThermiRF is the newest technology in aesthetic dermatology. This procedure delivers radiofrequency heat to deliver amazing solutions for a variety of cosmetic concerns without any social downtime.

ThermiRF comprises of 3 different procedures: ThermiTight, ThermiRase and ThermiDry. ThermiRF can treat a number of different concerns including aging skin, wrinkles and fat reduction.

Click here to learn more about our ThermiRF treatments.


Trusculpt, an innovative nonsurgical fat reduction procedure that uses heat to eliminate stubborn fat and tighten skin. It utilizes breakthrough radiofrequency to deliver deep heat resulting in apoptosis, also known as fat cell eradication, resulting in a more sculpted silhouette.

Book Your Body Sculpting Consultation Today

Book your consultation today with Dr. Rao today so he can help you chose the body sculpting procedure that will best fit your personal goals.

He will take the time address your specific needs and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the various body sculpting procedures offered at Rao Dermatology. Also, he will make specific recommendations as to the best treatment plan for achieving your desired results.

Please fill in the form below to book your consultation now.

Medical Facials

Clean, clear, smooth skin like you’ve never had before.

Medical Facials are a great way to maintain your skin and further combat the signs of aging.  They are affordable milder forms of treatment that can still make a difference when done routinely.

These procedures help to preserve the skin post laser treatments and are even an option for those who want a more gradual low risk treatment program.

Find out more by browsing our options below:

About Our Medical Facial Procedures

With our range of non-invasive medical facial treatments, you can begin your journey to healthier, more youthful-looking skin with little to no downtime. Our custom-tailored facials are results-driven and can treat and prevent a variety of skin concerns such as:

Reducing the Signs of Aging – As we age, our skin loses radiance. It is not as luminous as it once was. Our medical facials make skin appear instantly younger, by removing the old layers of dead skin cells.

Acne – Medical facials are an effective way to treat acne. They exfoliate the skin, allowing dead skin cells to be removed more effectively, excess oils on the skin are also removed. This action unblocks hair follicles and pores and reducing the appearance of pimples and enhancing skin texture that is damaged by acne.

Sun Damage – Brown and red discoloration, spider veins, leathery, rough texture, wrinkles, and laxity are all signs of damaged skin. The main contributor to sun damaged skin is the accumulated result of sun exposure over the years. The most common areas affected are neck, chest, hands, arms, and shoulders. Our medical facials can help reduce the signs of sun damage and improving the overall health of our clients’ skin and improving the overall health of our clients’ skin.

Hyperpigmentation – Caused by excess skin pigment in the skin which can result in uneven skin tone. Our medical facials can lighten and even out the tone and appearance of the skin.

Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles – Wrinkles and fine lines on the face are one of the most visible signs of ageing. They’re caused by the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin – as we age, our bodies can’t produce enough collagen to replenish what has been lost, so the skin begins to lose its strength and elasticity over time especially under the eyes and around the mouth.

Uneven Tone and Texture – Our procedures can help refine rough skin texture by increasing the amount of collagen in the upper layer of the skin.

Rosacea – Our medical facials can help manage progressive, bothersome symptoms like  the redness and flushing that are associated with Rosacea.

Rough Skin Texture – chemical peels can refine rough skin texture by increasing the amount of collagen in the upper layer of the skin.

Medical Facial Procedures We Offer

We offer a series of proven medical facial procedures that will help give you clean, clear, smooth skin like you’ve never had before.


Turn back time with our Microdermabrasion diamond procedure. This advanced facial treatment encourages the production of collagen and elastin tissue, creating a firmer, more youthful facial contour. Your skin will feel and look smoother, more radiant and even.

Our Microdermabrasion procedures are most effective when they are performed as a series of treatments. However, even one treatment can make a huge difference in skin texture and appearance. It provides a full resurfacing effect, so your skin appears younger-looking, softer and more luminous.

Chemical Peels

With our chemical peel treatments, you can begin your journey to healthier, more youthful-looking skin with our advanced, non-surgical cosmetic Skinceutical treatments

Without downtime, these customized, medical-grade chemical peels exfoliate and stimulate the skin to improve a variety of conditions, including hyperpigmentation, acne, signs of fine lines and wrinkles, and many other concerns.


If you’re tired of fine lines, wrinkles, and the other common signs of aging but don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure, our innovative microneedling treatment may be the right fit for you!

We use injection gun: U-225. The use of it allows us to perform more controlled and precise treatment with little to no discomfort. For those wishing to make use of advanced Tx with serums, we are able to deliver equally measured amount of serum to all areas. The use of the injection gun helps us to achieve deeper delivery and better penetration of the product in the skin with more effective collagen stimulation technique.

Book Your Free Medical Facial Consultation Now

Dr. Rao will take the time address your specific needs and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the various medical facial procedures we offer.

In addition, he will make recommendations as to the best treatment plan for achieving your desired results. Please fill in the form below to book your consultation now.


You might be surprised what these can do for you.

Injectables involve instilling a product into the skin. The main options include neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and platelet rich plasma.

They are all complimentary to each other and can help restore a more rejuvenated youthful appearance.

Additional information regarding the injectable procedures you can find at our Edmonton clinic can be found below.

Our Range Of Injectable Treatments

Aging is inevitable, no one can avoid it. As we become older, our skin undergoes natural changes such as losing elastin, thinning skin, thinner blood vessel walls as well as changes beneath our skin like bone loss, cartilage loss, and fat loss in our cheeks, temples, chin, nose, and around our eyes. Together, these unavoidable changes make our skin rougher, looser, more transparent, more fragile, and more easily bruised.

Add to those changes the wrinkles and lines from a lifetime of sun exposure, harsh weather, laughing, smiling, and frowning and we’re all at the mercy of aging, although depending on our health and habits, the impact of aging varies. Regardless, at some point, we all end up with deep lines, hollows, slackness, thinness, and gauntness – particularly in our faces. A healthy lifestyle complete with a healthy diet, militant sunscreen wear, and a good skin care regime can delay the impacts of aging but not prevent them.

What Types Of Injectables Are There?

A neuromodulator (Botulinum toxin type A) is an injectable drug that causes controlled muscle relaxation. When we inject neuromodulators into your facial muscles, it blocks the nerve signals and prevents the muscles from tightening forcefully, allowing the muscles to relax. This muscle relaxation allows the creases in your face that are caused by muscles (think smiling and frowning) to soften. Offering visible results within days, your wrinkles and lines will continue to soften for approximately 30 days, with results lasting up to four months. In order to maintain the effects of neuromodulators, regular treatments are required.

Dermal fillers are injectables that use either natural or synthetic hyaluronic acid to plump up your skin. In contrast to neuromodulators, dermal fillers create volume and fullness which achieve a natural, youthful appearance and fill in thin lips, hollows around the eyes, or gauntness in your temples. The results with dermal fillers are instantaneous and long-lasting (three months to two years). We often use dermal fillers in combination with neuromodulators to achieve the best results since they each have different strengths. Our range of dermal fillers include Juvederm®, Restylane®, Revanesse, and RADIESSE®.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an injectable therapy that uses your own blood platelets to rejuvenate your skin. By drawing your blood and spinning it down, we then inject the platelets into your skin to improve texture, links, and wrinkles. By placing it deeper into areas like hollows under the eyes or sagginess in the neck, PRP can stimulate other cells to create fuller, healthier looking skin. Because PRP uses your own cells and tissues, the side effects are significantly lower than neuromodulators or dermal fillers. Changes to the skin with PRP are gradual and continue for three to six months and it lasts for about two years.

Book Your Injectables Consultation Today

Book your consultation today with Dr. Rao today so he can help you pick the injectable procedure that will best treat your main concern, or recommend combining certain treatments to achieve a more youthful look all over.

He will take the time address your specific needs and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the various injectable procedures. In addition, he will make recommendations as to the best treatment plan for achieving your desired results. Please fill in the form below to book your consultation now.

For Men

WANTED:  Men who want to look their best

Men can be just as concerned about their looks as women, and for far too long the expectation has been for men to accept how they look and suffer in silence.

Though now more than ever before, men are choosing to improve and restore their appearance.  

More men are opting for enhancements to lift droopy necks and eyelids, reduce fat and eliminate body hair.  Today,  there is a popular trend of men having minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatments that can create subtle changes such as diminishing wrinkles and photodamage.  

We have a myriad of discrete interventions to help you look refreshed.

Stay Forever Young

Prevent, Treat & Maintain

At Rao Dermatology, our mandate for great skin is 3 fold-prevent, treat, maintain.

We believe that ongoing maintenance procedures not only preserves your skin after treatment but also can delay more invasive interventions with greater downtime.

The key is skin fitness.

A little often goes a long way.  In keeping with this skin care philosophy we are now offering a cost effective annual program. This is a combination of procedures over a year customized just for you.

Beautiful skin is work in progress.

If you want pampering, monthly spa facials are the way to go.  However, if you want results, consider our Stay Forever Young program.

Conditions It Treats:

  1. Aging skin
  2. Melasma
  3. Rosacea
  4. Wrinkles
  5. Eyes
  6. Brown and Red spots
  7. Jowls and Neck lines
  8. Chest wrinkles


Advanced Technologies

Dermatological surgery specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures to improve the health and appearance of our skin.

With advanced technologies, we can now provide a range of corrective and preventive techniques to achieve both medically effective and cosmetically elegant results with minimal risk .

Please review the surgical interventions we offer.

Laser & Lights

Exceptional Level of Service and Treatment Outcomes

At Rao Dermatology, we have made an ongoing commitment to provide our patients with the best and latest technologies.  Dr. Rao is an acclaimed international expert and researcher in the field of lasers.   Under his skillful guidance, we can choose the most optimal device for your skin but also manage any complications that may arise from these interventions.

With one of the most extensive selection of devices, Rao Dermatology has raised the bar in offering exceptional level of service and treatment outcomes.  To learn more, please peruse our laser and light options.