BOTOX® Cosmetic

Botox Cosmetic®

Botox Cosmetic® is a safe injectable treatment (and non-invasive) that creates a more relaxed and refreshed looking face. Botox Cosmetic® is a purified protein that has been used in the medical field for many years and is the most popular way to help smooth unwanted frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet and much more.

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  1. Will my face still have expression?

    BOTOX Cosmetics is intended to enhance the way you look, not change it. When administered by an experienced physician, you can still smile, frown and be expressive. The treatment only relaxes the muscles beneath the lines at the point of injection, so the other elements of your facial expression remain active. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, so you will have normal feeling in the treated areas.

  2. Are BOTOX Cosmetics treatments safe?

    BOTOX has been licensed in Canada since 1990 as a safe and effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions. In 2001, Health Canada approved BOTOX Cosmetics for wrinkles therapy, and it has been proven to be safe through extensive research and testing.

  3. What is the treatment like?

    A tiny amount of BOTOX Cosmetic is injected very precisely into the muscle being treated.  A very fine needle and a small amount of liquid is used so the pain associated with the injection is minimal.  The sensation has been compared to a bug bite.  No sedation or local anesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately.

  4. How long does treatment take?

    A BOTOX Cosmetic procedure is quick, simple, and there’s no downtime.  Following a facial analysis by your physician and a discussion on your desired outcome, the procedure itself only takes about 10 to 15 minutes to perform.

  5. How much does BOTOX Cosmetic treatment cost?

    The costs associated with a treatment are dependent on the amount of product needed and the areas of the face being treated.  The treatment results generally last up to four months.

  6. Who should not use this treatment?

    There are very few restrictions regarding the use of BOTOX Cosmetic.  Those who have a neurological disease should not be treated.

  7. How soon will I see a difference?

    You can expect to see results within days after your treatment.  The appearance of wrinkles and lines may continue to diminish for up to one week.

  8. Does BOTOX Cosmetic have any side effects?

    Side effects are rare and these should be discussed with your Doctor.

  9. Are there creams that are better than BOTOX Cosmetic?

    There is no scientific evidence that supports that creams work better than BOTOX Cosmetic.  Creams work well on the surface of the skin.  BOTOX Cosmetic works below the surface to relax the muscles that cause the lines and wrinkles to form. Often retail products, for at home daily use, are recommended in conjunction with quarterly Botox Cosmetic treatments. The skin care improves the quality of the skin and the Botox treatments relaxes the facial muscles to provide a more youthful and radiant appearance.

  10. How long does the treatment last?

    The effects usually last up to four months. After repeat treatments, the effects may begin to last longer.

RISKS

  • Minor Swelling or Bruising may develop at the injection site.
  • Some patients may develop a mild headache post treatment.
  • Rarely, some patients may develop ptosis which is a temporary drooping of the eyelid in frown-line injections.
  • It is important to keep your head upright and not rub or massage the injection site, for 4 hours post injections.

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CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Botox Cosmetic® is NOT an option if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You have a history of neurological disease

AFTER YOUR TREATMENT

  • Contract the injected muscles for 1-hour posttreatment.
  • Stay in an upright position for 4 hours post treatment
  • Do not touch the injected area for 4 hours post treatment.
  • No vigorous exercise for the first hour post treatment.
  • Some clients may develop a mild grade headache post treatment.
  • Painkillers such as Aspirin or Tylenol do not affect your Botox Cosmetic® injection.
  • Your initial results will appear within 72 hours and results will continue to appear for up to 14 days after your injection.
  • Please follow up with your injector within 1 month if you have any questions or concerns. Contact Derma Spa at 250-598-6968.