Botox Injections (Botulinum toxin injection)
Botox is designed to treat dynamic wrinkles that are caused by continual frowning, squinting and furrowing of the brows. It relaxes the facial muscles around the eyes and brows, preventing them from contracting and causing wrinkles. Botox has enabled thousands of our patients to enjoy a smoother and more youthful facial appearance
How long with Botox last
This is a temporary treatment that lasts between 3-6 months.
What are the Benefits of Botox
Release frown lines, Worry Lines, Bunny, Prevent crows feet, Lift the corners of the mouth and or Boost the eye brows.
You should avoid lying down for four to five hours after your procedure. Do not touch the area that was treated for at least four hours. Doing so may cause Botox to spread to other nearby muscles. In addition, your NP/ MD may recommend that you perform facial exercises that he or she will describe to you.
You should avoid exercise or other strenuous activities for 24 hours after your treatment. However, after that time you should be able to resume your normal activities. Speak with your NP/MD about what he or she specifically recommends for you.
You should begin to notice the results from your Botox treatment five to ten days after your procedure *. The results you achieve from your initial treatment should last approximately three months to six months. After this time, you will need to return to your NP/MD for more treatments. However, research shows that after each Botox treatment the results tend to last a little longer. Eventually, most patients require treatments only once or twice a year to maintain their desired appearance.
Botox Risks & Complications
Some patients experience slight, short-term bruising at the injection site. Such bruising is usually minimal and can be easily covered with make-up. On occasion, the toxin can migrate to other muscles and cause weakness, which is temporary. In approximately 1% of patients, Botox may cause an eyelid to slightly droop or cause facial expressions to be slightly out of balance. However, each of these side effects are short term, lasting only a few weeks at the most.
There have been no reports of damage to the eye or any permanent side effects from Botox treatments. Discontinuing Botox treatments will reverse any side effect that may occur from the treatment.
Dermal Fillers Juvederm, Restylne, Radiesse
JUVÉDERM can be used almost anywhere lines and wrinkles form, including the forehead, around the eyes, or around the lips*. Many of our patients choose this option to smooth away smile lines that run from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Keep in mind that injectable fillers are much less invasive than surgical methods and give great results – you will see immediate improvement even before leaving our Medical spa. We find that most patients require only a single treatment once or twice a year to maintain the smooth look they have achieved.
What is Juvederm
Its primary ingredient is hyaluronic acid – a naturally-occurring substance that replenishes skin volume while also hydrating treated tissue. It offers the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid compared to its competitors, meaning that you get the longest-lasting results possible.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal fillers help to hydrate and replace volume in the dermis. This is the second layer of the skin. By replacing the volume the is lost over time, the skin appears more youthful and fresh.
What are the Benefits
There are many benefits to using fillers for facial rejuvenation, including safety, effectiveness, longevity, and versatility.
- Lips and perioral lines (lipstick lines, upper lip lines) – add volume to lips, hydrate lips, soften lines
- Corners of mouth – reverse the downturn of the corners of the mouth seen with aging
- Marionette lines – Soften the shadows below the corners of the mouth
- Nasolabial folds – fill in smile lines
- Cheeks/Midface – restore volume to the cheeks, lift the face, and emphasize the cheek bones
- Jawline – sharpen the jawline and minimize the appear the jowls
- Prejowl – treat the area of volume loss just in front of the jowl but to the side of the chin
- Temples – treat the scalloped appearance of the upper face due to volume loss in this area
- Undereyes – improve dark circle and camouflage under eye puffiness
- Frown lines – used in combination with Botox
- Forehead lines – for deep lines on the forehead which Botox itself cannot completely treat
- Neck lines – filler in “necklace lines” on the neck
Am i a good candidate
Health Canada/FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler that has been proven safe and effective for all skin types and colors.
How long will it last
(6-12 months) It is important to remember that every patient’s body is different and everyone can respond differently to the fillers based on such factors as diet, exercise, baseline metabolism, sun-exposure, and smoking.