Botulinum A Toxin (Botox)
Botox is an amazing anti-aging therapy that can help prevent and reduce 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 signs of aging.
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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
Frown Lines ("11's")
Masseter (jaw thinning)
Bunny Lines (nose)
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