Where there is health, there is beauty.
Our mission at Papillon Medical is to support and inspire our clients to live happier, healthier lives by partnering with them to achieve their health and wellness goals. We are thrilled to provide our patients with world-class dermatological, aesthetic, and functional medical care through industry-leading services and individualized treatment plans, ensuring the best results for any budget.
Our highly skilled practitioners at Papillon Medical specialize in dermatology, Botox, dermal fillers, Silhouette Instalift, laser treatments, functional medicine, and more. Let us show you how our holistic approach to health and beauty can help you feel as good as you look!
What is Functional Medicine?
A healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.
Functional Medicine is an integrative, science-based approach to health. The focus is on detecting and addressing the root cause of symptoms. In this method of practice, we combine both modern and traditional medicine, while emphasizing the importance of diet and lifestyle in overall well-being. This is true restorative medicine that promotes optimal function, repair and ultimately improved quality of life. We aim to address imbalances and metabolic dysfunction upstream (before it meets the criteria for a diagnosis), leading to corrective and more profound results and long-term improvement of health. This approach is patient-centered rather than disease-centered. We envision the body holistically as a collection of complex interconnected functional systems in a dynamic relationship with its environment. The goal of functional medicine is to promote optimal function, repair cell damage and improve overall quality of life.
Treatment plans are individualized according to the patient’s needs. It is imperative that patients actively participate in working towards wellness goals.
Functional medicine is investigative and evidence-based. We make use of cutting edge diagnostic tools and laboratory testing to identify subtle dysfunctions or imbalances. Many of the investigations that are readily used in conventional medicine are focused on detecting overt disease. To preserve health and vitality, functional medicine looks beyond diagnosing overt disease. Personalized nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, customized nutritional supplements, stress management techniques, assistance with detoxification, lifestyle modification and—only in some cases when necessary—prescription medications, are all used to help restore proper function and balance.
The process of functional medicine is integrating traditional western medical practice with what is sometimes considered “integrative” or “alternative” medicine. A Functional Medicine practitioner evaluates how cells function, repair, and maintain themselves. These processes are related to larger functions in your body, including:
- hormone production and balance
- how cells interact with nutrients
- neurotransmitter balance
- immune system function
- inflammatory responses
- how micro and macro environment impacts cellular function
- the role of genetic makeup, and how it impacts biochemistry
Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our offices are following all government recommended mandates.
We are seeing patients in office and will continue to offer telecommunications to at-risk patients, as well as patients who want to continue social distancing. Please contact either clinic for information on booking an appointment. All patients, staff members, and physicians will be prescreened before coming into the clinic.
Please note that it is mandatory for anyone coming into the clinic to wear a mask.
Benefits of Dark Leafy Greens (with Kale & Sweet Potato Powerbowl recipe) Dark leafy greens are the superstars of phytonutrients and we want to share some great benefits of including them in your everyday meals! One of our favourite dark leafy greens is kale because it is nutrient dense and contains a complex of many vitamins and minerals. Kale is a rich antioxidant due to its dark pigment which is why we call it…
Silhouette Instalift : Non-Surgical Facelift!
Lift without surgery. Volume without fillers.
Dr. Jansen van Rensburg is the first licensed provider for Silhouette Instalift in Calgary.
Our physicians are offering appointments via telephone and in person.
Schedule an appointment Calgary (403) 263-0661
Okotoks (403) 982-7771
We are excited to announce we have an online product shop!
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We are bringing in an amazing new laser to our Calgary location!
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“This revolutionary technique has changed the way I look at a face, and changed the way I use dermal fillers. There simply is no turning back.”
“The amount of confidence and energy I have now is something I’d never experienced before.” (results may vary)
“After finishing my treatment plan, I feel like a new person. I can’t thank Dr. Stella and her team enough!” (results may vary)