BOTOX & DYSPORT
A great alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures, the revolutionary prescription medication Botox & Dysport (Neurotoxins). Neurotoxins improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, forehead furrows, smoker’s lines and crow’s feet, and prevents new lines from forming.
It is accomplished by injecting small amounts of Botox or Dysport solution in the area of the wrinkles. The neurotoxin attaches itself to nerve endings blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that’s responsible for triggering your facial muscles’ contractions. Your facial muscles relax, and the lines and wrinkles in the skin above them smooth away.
WHAT TO EXPECT
◎ Avoid taking over-the-counter blood-thinning medications such as Aspirin, Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) such as (ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Midol, etc.), 7-10 DAYS prior to the procedure.
◎ Avoid Vitamin E, Fish Oil & Omega 3, Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wart, Ginseng and Garlic 7-10 DAYS prior to the procedure. These drugs and herbs may cause excessive bleeding or bruising.
◎ Schedule your Botox appointment at least 2 WEEKS prior to a special event that you may be attending. Results from Botox injections will take approximately 4 to 7 days to appear and bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period.
◎ Do not drink alcoholic beverages 24 HOURS before (or after) your treatment as it may cause bruising.
◎ Reschedule your appointment at least 24 HOURS in advance if you have a rash, cold sore or blemish on the area.
Inform our clinical team if you have a history of cold sores to receive advice on possible antiviral therapy prior to treatment.
◎ Be sure to have a good breakfast, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.
Contraindications: Pregnant or breastfeeding, history of keloid scarring, allergies to any of its ingredients, or suffer from neurological disorders, such as Bell’s palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, etc.
BOTOX & DYSPORT
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Botox® is a temporary procedure where initial treatment results last approximately 3-4 months. It is accomplished by injecting small amounts of Botox® solution in the area of the wrinkles. Botox, a neurotoxin, attaches itself to nerve endings. This blocks the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that’s responsible for triggering your facial muscles’ contractions. Your facial muscles relax, and the lines and wrinkles in the skin above them smooth away.
This treatment is approved for usage in Canada for both cosmetic and medical reasons. If you are nervous about the idea of injecting a neurotoxin, you can take comfort in knowing that results are temporary; the Botox will be metabolized in roughly 3-4 months. Most patients tolerate Botox injections very well. While side effects are rare, there are risks with any procedure. In some cases, patients experience headaches and bruising. If Botox is administered by an inexperienced technician, there is the risk of temporary muscle paralysis. Depending on the area of injection, this can result in difficulty making facial expressions or moving the mouth. It’s important to receive treatment by a certified nurse or doctor with the expertise required for these injections.
Since Botox is used in a range of areas, ask yourself where you would like to see results. You may wish to target fine lines between your eyebrows or on your forehead. Others may want to enhance their mouth with a lip flip, or make their face shape more sculpted-looking with a masseter reduction. It’s easy to combine treatments if you would like injections in several areas. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not receive Botox treatments. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox, this procedure is not advised. Those with infections at the injection site should wait until they are cleared up before receiving the treatment.
Botox can be used to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In target areas, it can be used to make the face look slimmer or more relaxed. We offer a variety of Botox services, which include: Forehead Lines, Frown Lines, Crow’s Feet, Masseters, Chin Dimpling, and Lips.
Fillers use an injection of hyaluronic acid to add plumpness and volume to different areas of the face, including the mouth and cheekbones. Botox is a neurotoxin that attaches to nerve endings to prevent facial muscles from contracting. The results of these two procedures are quite different: fillers make the skin look sculpted and voluptuous, while Botox diminishes wrinkles and prevents the formation of new ones. Fillers are suitable for those who want a dramatic difference in their appearance. Botox is effective for anti-aging, subtle face changes, and certain medical treatments. The effects of fillers last longer but this procedure tends to be more expensive.
Botox can be administered to prevent the formation of wrinkles. Lines are formed in the face from repeated contractions of the muscles. Since Botox stops these muscles from clenching, wrinkles will not be formed.
There are a variety of conditions that Botox has been approved to treat. It’s medicinally used for excessive sweating, migraines, and muscular conditions. Health Canada approves the use of Botox for these treatments, so you may be eligible for insurance coverage if you suffer from these conditions.
The units of Botox required depend on the treatment area and the size of the muscles. During your consultation, your face will be examined to determine this answer.
Botox is a temporary procedure where initial treatment results last approximately 3-4 months. If treatment appointments are frequent and maintained, the duration of treatment results may last longer.
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