Skin Tightening Edmonton

Tight, firm, smooth skin like you’ve never had before.

Our skin tightening procedures are an excellent way to maintain your skin and fight the signs of aging.  Our proven treatments achieve non-surgical skin tightening with minimal pain and no downtime.

Many of our effective and quick treatments work by stimulating the collagen deep within the skin which leads to a refined and tightened texture.

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Skin Tightening Treatments

Once we hit the age of 20, our bodies produce about one percent less collagen every year. Also, the elastic bonds, known as elastin, that give skin its youthful look and feel start to come apart. Combine these events with stress, sun damage and poor skin care habits and you have a recipe for visible signs of aging.

Whether you’re just starting to notice fine lines and want to nip them in the bud or you’re in your 50s and 60s and are seeking a way to take years off your face, laser skin tightening will give you noticeable but natural looking results. Prevent and reverse a loss of elasticity and watch skin bounce back!

We offer a number of non-surgical cosmetic treatments that will help achieve a younger look without incisions or downtime:

Dermal Fillers

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

We use both natural and synthetic fillers at Rao Dermatology that produce superior results in combination with our doctors’ skill, technique, experience, and training.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has become a highly sought-after non-surgical procedure for facial and skin rejuvenation.

The treatment uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume.

The concentrated platelet rich plasma contains increased concentrations of certain growth factors and proteins that promote new capillary formation, collagen production and damaged tissue repair. These bioactive growth factors facilitate accelerated tissue repair and promotes skin rejuvenation.

Redensity I

Redensity I is a combination of injectable dermal filler and mesotherapy. Loss of hydration and luminosity causes our skin to look dull and tired at any age. Fine lines, wrinkles, and darkness start to appear, your complexion dulls, and the texture of your skin becomes uneven.

Redensity I is a light filling treatment consisting of microinjections performed evenly across the face, neck, and hands. Its’ select ingredients of hyaluronic acid, amino acids, and vitamins work at a much deeper level, giving an immediate, cumulative and most importantly a natural result.


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.


The dermal roller microneedling system, also known as skin needling, is a minimally invasive method of stimulating collagen development in the treated area to produce more youthful, natural-looking results over time.

Book Your Free Skin Tightening Consultation Today

These are just a few of the more popular treatments we offer for skin tightening. Please book your free consultation today using the form below to receive a tailored solution that is will help you achieve a younger look.

Look Your Best With Our Natural Looking Lips Fillers

Lip Fillers EdmontonWhile we might prefer that people are drawn to our eyes, we smile and talk with our mouths, making our lips one of our face’s most noticeable features. Full, symmetrical, and defined lips exude youth and beauty in addition to making you feel more confident, more attractive, and more kissable.

If you’re lips need some plumping, lip fillers and augmentation offer natural, silky, perfectly shaped lips with little downtime. Whether you were born with thin lips, they’ve thinned with age, or smoking and sun damage have made them limp, we can provide you with a subtle, natural solution that will instantly make your lips more luscious.

At Rao Dermatology, we won’t overfill your lips giving you what’s known as a “trout pout,” rather we work with your lips’ natural shape and contours to add volume and definition that’s noticeable enough to enhance your appearance without making you look like Donatella Versace.

What to Expect
Minimally invasive, lip augmentation treatments (dermal fillers) take approximately 20-30 minutes. We use a topical or local anesthetic to reduce discomfort during the treatment, since fillers are injected into your lips using a fine needle. The results are instantaneous and last from three months to two years (depending on your skin and the filler – everyone is different so results vary).

However, there will be swelling, so the way it looks will change slightly once the swelling dissipates 24-48 hours later. Avoiding alcohol and exercise for a day or two will speed up your recovery.
To maintain your new look, you’ll need follow up treatments since the filler will eventually be absorbed by your body, returning your lips to their former state.

The number and location of injections (upper lip, lower lip, philtrum) depend upon your unique lips. Proportion, symmetry, volume, borders, contours, and shape all impact your treatment, meaning lip augmentation is an art form requiring a fine balance and an expert hand. For some, lip fillers aren’t enough. If your lips are full and youthful, but your mouth and face are surrounded by wrinkles, you may need complementary treatments to make the change more natural and subtle.

We use two premium dermal fillers for lip augmentation – Restylane® Kysse and Belotero Intense – but our team will determine which filler is best for you at your consultation which you can book using the form below.

Our Treatments For Acne Scarring

Suffering with acne is bad enough, but dealing with acne scarring just adds insult to injury. Toss in aging and sun exposure to the mix, and those scars inevitably become more noticeable as time passes. Since approximately 95% of acne sufferers end up with permanent scarring that causes both hyperpigmentation (brown and red marks) and pitted scars, its impact, emotionally and psychologically, is substantial: acne scarring is a risk factor for suicide and is linked to poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety, embarrassment, anger, and even unemployment.

acne scarring treatment edmontonBut you don’t have to suffer in silence because Rao Dermatology offers a number of customized treatments that can erase or minimize acne scarring’s marks and indentations.

Our experienced and knowledgeable doctors will assess your type and extent of scarring (atrophic, hypertrophic, or keloidal) together with your age and specific skin type to develop a course of treatment tailored just for you.

Below is an overview of the acne scarring treatment options we offer at Rao Dermatology in Edmonton:

Laser Treatments
Laser treatments are the quickest way to reduce the impact acne has on your skin. An extremely precise procedure that produces intense monochromatic light, laser treatments use photothermolysis to breakdown selected tissues in the skin. Dermatologists have been using laser therapies for over 35 years, and Dr. Rao is an acclaimed international expert and researcher in the laser field. Under his skillful guidance, we choose the most optimal treatment for your skin. We offer a variety of laser treatments to reduce or eliminate acne scarring: Intense Pulse Light (IPL), Laser Genesis, Nano Laser Peel, Sciton Profractional, Q-Switch Laser, Excel V, Cynosure Smart Xide, Sciton Halo, and Micro-Laser Peel. All of our laser treatments are non-invasive and proven to reduce skin damaged by acne scarring.

Dermal Fillers
Known for plumping up skin, dermal filler aren’t only used for aging, they are also an effective acne scarring treatment. Dermal fillers add volume to the skin using natural or synthetic materials that are injected into the face to increase volume and smoothness. Particular effective for pitted scarring, dermal fillers provide almost instant results, but they do require follow up treatments to maintain the effect. At Rao Dermatology, your doctor will determine which filler is best for your skin, but we carry Juvederm®, Restylane®, Revanesse, and RADIESSE®.

Medical Facials
On their own, medical facials can minimize acne scars, but depending on your scarring, they may work best in combination with laser treatments. At Rao Dermatology, the medical facials we offer include chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and microneedling. Medical facials are known to reduce superficial scarring by removing the top layer of skin; as the skin heals, its surface appears smoother and fuller. In contrast, microneedling uses tiny needles to penetrate the dermis, which also stimulates healing to treat texture and tone.

Daily Advanced Skin Care
A proper skin care regimen is essential to maintain healthy, youthful skin by preventing, treating, and maintaining your skin’s health. Typically used in tandem with other treatments, our skin care products optimize and prolong the benefits of our acne scarring treatments like laser treatments, dermal fillers, and medical facials.

Our product of choice is SKinceuticals, an advanced skin care line backed by science and committed to the highest, medical grade formulation standards. SkinCeuticals’ acne products not only fight and prevent acne, but they also help improve the skin’s acne scarring by lightening dark spots, evening skin tone, and firming complexions.

Do you suffer from acne scarring? Book your acne scarring treatment consultation by filling in the form below.

Neuromodulators Edmonton

Tired of wrinkles?

Concerned about first signs of aging? It’s never too late!

At Rao Dermatology, we offer safe and effective neuromodulator cosmetic injections in Edmonton.

Neuromodulators use a chemical called botulinum toxin type A which is injected into muscles.

The chemical reduces the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years.

You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of the creases around your eyes and  softening of the lines on your forehead.

How Neuromodulators Can Help Wrinkles

Aging has a way of creeping up on us. It starts with faint smile creases, forehead lines, or crinkles at the corners of your eyes. Those wrinkles in your skin are a result of smiling, frowning, laughing, and squinting over the years; though smoking, sun damage, dehydration, and some medications can cause wrinkles as well.

We can help smooth those lines out, for both men and women, by addressing the root of the problem: your facial muscles. By injecting neuromodulators (botulinum toxin type A) beneath the surface of your skin, we can reduce the muscle contractions in your face, ultimately smoothing those creases and softening those lines, helping to bring back your youthful skin.

While this neuromodulator is predominately known for its use in cosmetic facial enhancement, it can also play an important role in several non-cosmetic applications in the treatment of pain disorders:

Reduce Migraine Frequency

A neuromodulator is a prescription medicine that is injected to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraines. It prevents up to 9 headache days a month when it is injected every 3 months by your doctor.

Excessive Sweating

Neuromodulators treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when other modalities do not work well. Neuromodulator treatments can block the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, resulting in less sweating.

Frequently Asked Questions

We find that new clients to Rao Dermatology have a number of common questions about neuromodulator treatments that we address in FAQ shown below, but if you have concerns that aren’t addressed here, please feel free to contact us.

Are Neuromodulator Injections a Painful Cosmetic Surgery?

Generally, patients feel a simple pinch (similar to injections administered by family physicians) in neuromodulator procedures. In some instances, individuals experience tenderness around the injected area. If you anticipate discomfort, notify your dermatologist; he/she may recommend a numbing cream or ice for a soothing effect.

What to Expect During Your Neuromodulator Treatment

Patients usually experience very little discomfort, but we can prep the areas with ice or anesthetic cream if you are concerned about pain. Using a very fine needle, Dr. Rao makes quick injections into the targeted muscles. After your appointment, you may return to work and other regular activities immediately, although we suggest that you avoid pressing on treated areas which may be a little sensitive at the injection sites.

What Is the Average Time Per Treatment?

Neuromodulator injections only take a few minutes and does not require anesthesia. You can squeeze a session in on your lunch break and still have time to eat.

How Soon Will I See Results?

The average person, with moderate to severe wrinkles, will see visible results from neuromodulator injections three or four days after treatment. The neuromodulator will gradually improve until two weeks where it reaches its peak (this is when your skin is at its best).  The effect will wear off over the period of four months and another treatment will then be needed.

Will I Still Be Able to Make Facial Expressions?

Although you will see visible results, a neuromodulator treatment will not radically change your facial appearance or make it appear like you have had “work done.” The muscle activity that causes wrinkles is temporarily reduced, but you will still be able to frown or look surprised.

What Happens if I Don’t Continue Neuromodulator Treatments?

If you don’t continue treatment, your symptoms (whether lines and wrinkles, migraine, or excessive sweating) will gradually return.

Do ® Treatments and Dermal Fillers Do the Same Things?

While both neuromodulators and dermal fillers are injectable treatments that are used to treat signs of aging, they work in different ways. Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® are used to fill in wrinkles and folds from within the skin, providing instant results. Neuromodulator treatments smooth out wrinkles caused by facial muscle contractions, called dynamic wrinkles, and can take up to 6 weeks to reach full effectiveness.

Are Neuromodulators an Option for Men?

Both men and women can try our neuromodulator treatments. Men are becoming increasingly concerned about skincare and the physical appearance of their skin and neuromodulators are no exception.

What Is the Cost of Neuromodulators?

Neuromodulators aren’t just for the rich and famous. In fact, it’s relatively affordable and for migraine and excessive sweating patients, most health benefit plans cover part of the cost. Exact costs vary depending upon individual treatment plans. We’ll advise you of the costs for your treatment at your consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate for Neuromodulators?

Your health and well-being is our priority and the determining factor for receiving neuromodulator injections. We encourage our clients to consult with a physician prior to treatment.

Are neuromodulators safe?

Yes. Neuromodulators have been approved for cosmetic use in Canada since 2001 and are safe when administered by a knowledgeable, experienced practitioner.

What Our Patients Are Saying

“Dr Rao is wonderful. He is always on time, beyond accommodating and very knowledgeable. He hears out all of your questions and provides detailed answers. He really cares about his patients. The clinic is beautiful, clean and very well kept. Everyone remembers you and treats you as if your family. 10/10 would recommend Dr.Rao to anyone.”
Spracejus ~ Edmonton. AB.

“I had a wonderful experience at Rao Derm a few months back. Everyone was super helpful and polite and kind. Dr. Rao was extremely compassionate and generous. No problem was too big or small. After the work was done, I felt like I had the confidence to face the world again. I highly recommend them to everyone!”
Christian The ~ Edmonton. AB.

Book your neuromodulator consultation with us at our Edmonton clinic today by filling in the form below.

Conditions It Treats:

  1. Wrinkles
  2. Aging Skin
  3. Migraines
  4. Excessive sweating


Liposuction is the removal of localized fat deposits.

“Liposculpture” is a newer term used, as it alludes to the more artful approach of sculpting the treatment area.

At Rao Dermatology we offer safe, easy and non-invasive Liposuction treatments. For more information on Liposuction services and prices please give us a call or book your appointment today.

Below are some FAQs that our clients have about the liposuction process and results.

Non-Invasive Liposuction Treatments

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

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is Liposuction right for me?

If you’re in good health and believe you can benefit from liposuction, then you are likely an ideal candidate. It is imperative however, to be able to manage your expectations. The procedure has been proven very successful and has provided significant improvements. However, it is not a quick fix for much larger health issues.

Abdominal Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and sagging skin. On the other hand, if you solely have fat excess with minimal skin laxity you are within the realm of liposuction.  Additionally, liposuction is a safer procedure, which has made it the more favourable and common option for fat removal.

Is Liposuction a weight loss remedy?

Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss regimens. Instead, it is a procedure intended to sculpt your body and eradicate problem areas. Liposuction can be a gateway to further weight loss. As such, when you engage in proper diet and exercise after recovery, you are likely to see weight loss results at a much faster rate. The opposite is also true: if you engage in engage in extreme weight loss activities prior to surgery makes liposuction  more difficult.

What Our Patients Are Saying

“Dr Rao is wonderful. He is always on time, beyond accommodating and very knowledgeable. He hears out all of your questions and provides detailed answers. He really cares about his patients. The clinic is beautiful, clean and very well kept. Everyone remembers you and treats you as if your family. 10/10 would recommend Dr.Rao to anyone.”
Spracejus ~ Edmonton. AB.

“I had a wonderful experience at Rao Derm a few months back. Everyone was super helpful and polite and kind. Dr. Rao was extremely compassionate and generous. No problem was too big or small. After the work was done, I felt like I had the confidence to face the world again. I highly recommend them to everyone!”
Christian The ~ Edmonton. AB.

Book your free non-invasive liposuction consultation with us at our Edmonton clinic today by filling in the form below.

Conditions It Treats:

  1. Fat
  2. Neck Jowls