We missed you! As of June 1 2020, we will be reopening the doors of the CCCPB surgical center and the MedicSPA.




Dr. Berbari and her team prioritize patient and staff safety. Please familiarize yourself with these new procedures:


          Services will gradually resume from June 1 2020, respecting the social distancing guidelines issued by Public Health.


          Long-term follow-ups will resume as of June 22 2020 and will be carried out by telemedicine. Appointments will be given after July 6 2020 as needed.





           We have extended the time slots (fewer appointments per day) to give our employees time to disinfect the rooms between each patient.

           According to the above policies and dates, the contactless payment method will be favoured when making an appointment. Our staff will take your credit card number and the receipt will be emailed to you.

           You will then be invited to answer a COVID-19 questionnaire when booking the appointment (whether it is by email or by phone).

           N.B. follow-up appointments: we will contact you for follow-ups, as visits are now restricted to avoid contamination.



           Please show up on time out of respect for other patients.

           Once you arrive in the clinic parking lot, please announce your arrival by phone (819-243-7667).

           A member of our team will welcome you in the doorway for an evaluation (questionnaire, temperature, mask, hydro alcoholic gel).

           N.B .: Only patients will have access to the clinic, anyone else must remain in the parking lot.



          You will be taken directly to the treatment room.

          We opened door A for the aesthetic care (laser, radiofrequency, PRP etc.) of the MedicSPA and door B for surgery appointments and injections.

          After the appointment, you will be accompanied to the exit by a member of the team.


An explanatory video will be available on social media (@medicspa.gatineau on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM) and the website (drpatriciaberbari.com) on May 29 2020, to summarize these new procedures.


When interacting with our staff, understand that they have received strict directives, we ask you to respect them for your safety.

Brow Lift vs. BOTOX® Cosmetic By Patricia Berbari on June 28, 2019

Brow lift consultationFacial lines and wrinkles are some of the earliest and most common signs of aging. Understandably, many patients wish to minimize these creases and restore a more youthful appearance to the facial features. With all of the cosmetic treatments that can treat facial wrinkles and the other signs of aging, it can be difficult for patients to decide which treatment is best for them.

Dr. Patricia Berbari helps our Gatineau, QC patients understand the differences between brow lift vs. BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections temporarily paralyze the muscles responsible for facial wrinkles to give patients smoother skin. While Botox is effective for many patients, it is not always the right choice. Some patients with drooping brows and wrinkles on the forehead may be better candidates for a brow lift.

Treatment Candidates

Although BOTOX Cosmetic and a brow lift can both lift the brows and minimize the signs of wrinkles along the forehead, the procedures are different.

BOTOX Cosmetic is a good treatment option for dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by muscle movements. For example, when facial muscles are used to make facial expressions, such as a smile, frown, or scowl, wrinkles can develop. BOTOX Cosmetic prevents the muscle movements that are responsible for dynamic wrinkles.

A brow lift can treat dynamic and static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are deep-set, and are present even when the face is at rest. A brow lift eliminates loose skin and smooths the skin above the brow line to eliminate wrinkles.

In summation, BOTOX injections are typically best for patients with minor to moderate issues, while brow lift can treat the more noticeable signs of aging.

Invasive vs. Minimally Invasive

One of the major differences between BOTOX injections and a brow lift is the complexity of treatment. BOTOX Cosmetic is a minimally invasive procedure. Each treatment consists of a series of injections. Injections target the muscles responsible for wrinkles and temporarily relaxes them. The risks of BOTOX Cosmetic are low, side effects are minimal, and recovery is fast.

Brow lift is an invasive surgical procedure that is usually performed with the patient under the effects of general anesthesia. Although the risk of brow lift complications is low under the skilled hands of Dr. Berbari, it is considered a riskier procedure than BOTOX Cosmetic. Brow lift surgery also results in more severe side effects than BOTOX Cosmetic, and will require a lengthier recovery for our Gatineau patients.

Treatment Results

Both BOTOX Cosmetic and a brow lift will result in smoother, more youthful looking skin. However, the primary difference is that brow lift results are long lasting, while BOTOX Cosmetic results last a few months. To maintain the results of BOTOX treatment, our Gatineau patients will need to schedule touch-up treatments at least twice a year, if not more frequently.

Learn More

If you want to smooth facial wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance, Dr. Patricia Berbari would be happy to help you determine if you are a better candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic or a brow lift. To learn more, send us a message at your earliest convenience or call (819) 243-7667.

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Dr. Patricia Berbari offers plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures to treat a variety of conditions. Our board-certified plastic surgeon is affiliated with a number of medical societies including:

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Laser and Aesthetic Specialists Society
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation, call us at (819) 243-7667 or contact us online today!

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