Botox treatment

Description of Botulinum Toxin Injection Treatments

Botulinum toxin, is a natural, purified protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Botox is the original and best-known brand name and the most tested product on the market. It is the result of many decades of studies and has been used extensively in medicine. It is the safest product, and it is certified in the medical and cosmetic field.

Indications of Botulinum Toxin Injection Treatments

This treatment can be used on a wide range of patients, and is primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) for a short period of time. It can also be injected into the area around the side of the eyes to improve the look of moderate to severe crow’s feet lines.

Contraindications of Botulinum Toxin Injection Treatments

Those who have medical conditions, such as damaged nerves or muscle complaints, should disclose this information during consultation, to avoid any complications. Treatment is not advisable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. While there are no clinical studies to show that the injection is harmful to the baby or mother, medical professionals advise against having treatment under these circumstances.

Safety Profile

Botox has been approved by FDA and Health Canada.

What to Expect When You Come to the Clinic

The treatment is used to soften the lines caused by facial expression and can be adjusted to ensure natural results. The duration of results is variable in between individuals but ranges from 3 to 6 months.

Typically, patients will come into the clinic and point to a specific line that they don’t like. Good practitioners shouldn’t just look at treating this specific line, but will look beyond the line at how the face looks as a whole (as treating an individual line might make the face look unnatural). Sometimes patients come in and say their colleagues and friends keep telling them that they look tired or grumpy when this isn’t the case. In these cases, it’s usually not a single line that is creating this impression, but multiple factors, and the practitioner should talk through treatment options with the patient.

Post-care Information

  • Do not manipulate the treated area within 3 hours following treatment.
  • Do not massage the treated area for 1 week.
  • Do not receive facial/laser treatments or microdermabrasion after Botulinum Toxin injections for at least 15 days.
  • Avoid facial gestures and do not eat chewy food to avoid using your master muscles.
  • Do not go to jacuzzi, sauna, hot tub, hot yoga or exercises that involved sweating.
  • Do not lie down in 6 hours after your treatment. This will prevent the Botulinum Toxin from tracking into the orbit of your eye and causing drooping eyelid. It can take approximately 7 to 10 days for results to be seen. If the desired result is not seen after 2 weeks of your treatment, you may need additional Botulinum Toxin injections.

Neurotoxin products available in our clinic:

  • Xeomin
  • Dysport
  • Botox

All of them could provide excellent results!

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