BOTOX® Cosmetic is an incredibly popular procedure used regularly by millions of men and women worldwide, which is a testament to its effectiveness. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical solution involving a small number of injections - these relax the muscles responsible for movements such as frowning or squinting, and reduce the lines and wrinkles resulting from their repeated use. The result is a gradual return to a refreshed, more relaxed appearance over several days. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Reza Ahmadzadeh, uses a subtle approach so your appearance will not be drastically altered, nor will you have a “frozen” look. Other elements of your facial expression remain active, so you will still look like yourself, just more relaxed and rejuvenated.
What exactly is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical, medically supervised treatment. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause the lines. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no downtime is involved. Improvements last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
What are the benefits of BOTOX® treatment?
• Extremely effective
• Very safe
• Quick and simple procedure
• Requires zero downtime
• Minimal pain and discomfort
• No anesthesia required
• Relatively inexpensive
• Proven safety track record, approved by Health Canada and the FDA
Is treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic painful?
Most of our patients feel that the pain of BOTOX® injections is very mild, (like an insect bite) and well worth the results that they are able to achieve. The pain is minimal, chiefly because the microneedles used for BOTOX® injections are very fine, and our highly experienced doctor is able to perform the procedure as painlessly as possible by administering very controlled and delicate injections.
How soon will I see results, and how long will they last?
The results will begin to show gradually over the next 4-10 days with the full result being visible after two weeks. Your treatment will remain effective for between 3-4 months at which point you may, if you choose, repeat the process. To maintain your improved appearance it is recommended that you receive injections at this interval; however, it is fine to wait longer or to discontinue treatments at any time. The treated area will simply gradually revert to its pre-treatment appearance.
After your BOTOX® treatment
The needles used are very fine leaving little or no markings, and many people will receive treatment during their lunch break. You may have some redness at the site of the injection for a short time after, which can be easily covered with cosmetics if necessary.
You should not lie down for at least 2-4 hours after treatment and should avoid any strenuous activity (like exercise) for the rest of the day.
Taking aspirin or any blood thinners before or after treatment will increase the risk of bruising.
Soft Lift™ - combine the benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers in your treatment and get the best possible results. Address the multiple signs of aging at the same time by restoring facial volume and contour and smoothing lines and wrinkles with the right treatment for the right concern.
Soft Lift™ is a highly individualized treatment. No two procedures are exactly the same. Your service provider will work closely with you throughout the procedure to ensure your result is best for you and an assessment of the results is made after 10 days to determine if more treatment is necessary.
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