Botulinum A Toxin (Botox™)
Botox™ is an amazing anti-aging treatment that has a long and proven record to help prevent and reduce the sign of fine lines and wrinkles. Its popularity has increased over the years with more and more young adults seeking it out as a preventative measure for wrinkles as well adults looking to reduce the natural signs of aging.
Over time, muscle movements create lines which are known as dynamic lines. If these lines are visible while the muscle is not being activated, they have turned into static lines. Neuromodulators assist static and dynamic lines by limiting the muscles ability to move resulting in the reduction of visible lines in the treated area.
How does BOTOX™ Work?
The Botox™ protein blocks the receptors which stops the signaling that occur in the muscles. These muscles are then no longer able to send contraction signals to the brain which normally result in wrinkles and creases. No signals leads to relax and soft skin.
Is It Painful?
Botox™ is a relatively painless procedure. We use ice as a topically anaesthetic to reduce any discomfort during the procedure along with fine needles.
How Long Does BOTOX™ Last?
The effects of Botox™ typically last for 3 months. However, with regular upkeep the effects can last longer as muscle memory
Are There Different Types of BOTOX™?
Yes, there are three different brands in Canada of botunlium a toxin approved for injection use: Botox™, Xeomin™, and Dysport™.
Before The Treatment
Avoid alcohol 24 hours before the appointment and avoid any blood thinning supplements. It is important to let your injector know of any medications, supplements or health history before the treatment. If you are or think you could be pregnant, you should not be getting Botox.
Commonly Treated Areas:
- Forehead Lines
- Frown Lines (“11’s”)
- Crows Feet
- Masseter (jaw thinning)
- Bunny Lines (nose)
- Gummy Smile
- Lip Flip
If you have any questions about Botox™, book a complimentary aesthetic assessment to see if this treatment is right for your goals.Book an Appointment