Aesthetics & Cosmetic Dermatology

Botox

Botox

Feel better about the way you look… smooth out wrinkles for a younger, more relaxed look!


Why use Botox?

Botox can soften facial wrinkles and folds, such as frown lines, forehead wrinkles, lines around the mouth, and crow’s feet around the eyes. etc. It can also be used to create a non-surgical brow lift and reduces neck wrinkles and bands. It is often used together with skin fillers such as Restylane to prolong and enhance its effect in decreasing the appearance of wrinkles.


How is it done?

Facial muscle action is responsible for wrinkles. Botox is injected into these facial muscles, causing relaxation and smoothing of wrinkles. Several injections are usually used to ensure that each muscle contributing to the wrinkles is adequately relaxed.


Is Botox Safe?

Botox was licensed for use in Canada in 1990 and there have been millions of injection treatments performed since then.


What can I expect during a treatment?

A tiny amount of Botox is injected into the muscles around the facial lines. A very small needle is used to inject the Botox, so you will feel very small pinches as this happens. Because the treatment does not affect the sensory nerves you will continue to have normal feeling in the treated areas.

No freezing is required and you may resume normal activities immediately following the treatment. Some patients experience a slight bruising at the injection site which will go away in a few days and can be covered up with make-up.


Who can be treated with Botox?

Botox can be used on any healthy individual. Patients who are pregnant, nursing or have a neurological disease should not be treated with Botox. A preliminary consultation with the dermatologist will determine if you are eligible for Botox.


How long does it last?

Usually, one treatment usually lasts for 4 months. We recommend follow-up treatments at that time.

After several treatments, the effects may last longer.