Botox injections are a non-invasive, non-surgical method of treatment to address moderate to severe wrinkles or frown lines on the face and brows. It is administered by placing small injections into the underlying muscles, causing them to relax and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Laser & Vein Cosmetics Dr. Deborah Seib has had more than 10 years experience helping patients look their best. You can be assured of receiving the highest level of care and attention. Improvement is noticeable within a few days of treatment and often lasts as long as 4 months.
What is a Botox Treatment?
Botox Cosmetic is a purified non-animal protein that, when expertly injected into selected facial and neck muscles, will improve the look of moderate-to-severe lines. Botox injections work by temporarily blocking the nerve impulses to the injected muscles, thus reducing muscle activity that causes persistent lines to form on the face and neck. Botox must be administered by a healthcare professional and is a low discomfort, nonsurgical treatment. Botox injections can also be expertly used to produce a non-surgical Botox Brow lift, Botox Cheek lift, Botox Corner of the Mouth Lift and Botox Neck Lift effects.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by contractions of the delicate underlying facial muscles every time you smile, laugh or frown. The more emotion you show the deeper these wrinkles and lines are likely to be. Left untreated these lines may become permanent.
What can be done about Wrinkles?
Now frown lines, crows feet, and forehead lines, can be dramatically softened or eliminated. This procedure, known as a cosmetic denervation, uses Botox injections to improve the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet and other dynamic wrinkles.
How does Botox® work?
Botox®, a neurotoxin, blocks impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles that are related to expression lines. Botox® relaxes the muscles so they do not contract. After treatment, the overlying skin becomes smooth and unwrinkled, while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
Is Botox® Safe?
Botox® injections have been used safely and effectively for over fifteen years to treat many ophthalmologic and neurological disorders. Every year hundreds of thousands of patients receive Botox treatments® for a variety of conditions and it is now an accepted safe and popular treatment for reversing the visible signs of aging as well as excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis). In the hands of well trained, experienced injectors, the cosmetic use of Botox® has shown no signs of short-term or long-term risk to the patient.
Information about Botox® Treatment for Hyperhidrosis
Botox® is approved for excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis) which cannot be treated effectively with topical agents such as prescription anti-perspirants. Botox® treatment helps control excessive underarm sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from nerves which stimulate the sweat glands to secrete sweat When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, sweating stops. Botox® treatment for hyperhidrosis is very effective and normally lasts 4-6 months. Contact our office in Mississauga today for further information!
Frequently Asked Questions About Botox
- Who is a candidate for Botox?
Individuals with expression lines who desire a more youthful, less wrinkles or furrowed appearance are the best candidates for Botox. Individuals that have a droopy brow, cheek, “corner-of-the-mouth” and droopy neck, who desire a Botox Lift effect and not surgery, are also candidates for a Botox treatment.
- What happens during a Botox injection treatment??
Botox is injected around deep expression lines of the forehead and bridge of nose, crows feet, lip lines or droopy brows, cheeks, corner of the mouth, or neck that are caused by overactive muscles of expression and those muscles that pull down the face, also known as the facial depressors. The Botox injection treatment takes about 15 – 30 minutes to perform. Botox injections can be performed by a doctor with a topical anesthetic cream to reduce the mild skin discomfort of the procedure. Most clients return to work immediately after treatment with little to no discoloration or only slight bruising, that will disappear quickly and can be camouflaged with make-up. The muscle is relaxed over a period of several days and the expression lines soften dramatically, becoming less noticeable. The Botox “lift effect” of the brow, cheek, nose, jawline and/or neck will also occur over several days.
- How long will a Botox treatment last?
Results usually last 3 – 6 months, when a repeat injection can be performed, to maintain the aesthetic results indefinitely.
- What areas can be treated with Botox?
Areas which are treated with Botox may include: lip lines, dimpled chin, mouth frown, gummy smile, neck bands, open eyes, bunny lines, v-neck lines, frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, brow lift and necklace lines. In addition, if a Botox Lift effect is desired, then droopines of the brow, cheek, undereye, cheek, “corner-of-the-mouth” and neck may be treated with Botox to obtain an elevated, non-surgical lift effect.
- What is the cost for Botox?
Aesthetic Medicine & Veins treatment professionals charge by the unit of Botox used. This way we can ensure you receive the least amount of Botox to produce the best treatment for your aesthetic concerns at a reasonable price. During your consultation, the Aesthetic Medicine & Veins treatment professional and/or Dr. Seib will discuss the number of units you will require and will provide you with an ”on-the-spot” quote.
Did You Know?……Botox Treatment Facts
- Botox Cosmetic, introduced in 2002, is the first botulinum toxin to be approved for stubborn frown lines between the brows.
- Botox Cosmetic has been the most popular of all doctor-administered non-surgical aesthetic procedures for seven years running.
- Approximately 11.8 million Botox Cosmetic procedures have been administered by doctors in the United States and Canada since 2002.
- Aesthetic Medicine & Veins patients surveyed were very satisfied with the results of their Botox Cosmetic experience.
- Your Aesthetic Medicine & Veins Botox treatment may be combined with soft tissue fillers (dermal fillers) to enhance your treatment result. A Soft tissue filler (Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Voluma) is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. A doctor can use soft tissue dermal fillers for overall facial volume, lip enhancement, cheek enhancement and under eye hollows (tear troughs).
- Your Aesthetic Medicine & Veins Botox injection may be combined with many of our other skin rejuvenation treatments and skin care peels to enhance your results and to achieve a non-surgical facelift.