Botox® Toronto & Mississauga Guide
14 Little-known Facts Everyone Should Know Before Doing Botox in Toronto & Mississauga
Almost every morning, you find yourself looking intently in the mirror while wondering….
“Is it my imagination.. or do I look older than I did 24 hours ago?”
You’ve read countless ‘How to make your skin look radiant’ articles and spent a small fortune on all sorts of creams, lotions and potions.
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Botox Mississauga & Toronto
Botox, Dysport, Xeomin (also known as botulinum toxin, botulinum neurotoxin) is a safe FDA approved cosmetic and medical treatment.
Last year alone, there were an approximated 6 million procedures using neuro-modulators worldwide! Neuro-modulators such as Botox are so popular because they are cost-effective, very safe, and have no downtime.
They also deliver amazing results when done well.
14 Little-known Botox Facts
- Common Cosmetic Uses For Botox
- Botox for Medical Conditions
- What Are Other Skin Care Products Using Botulinum Toxin In Cosmetic Medicine?
- What Is The Difference Between Botox, Dysport & Xeomin?
- How Does Botox Work? What Does Botox Do?
- Botulinum Toxin Products / Botox – Ranked #1?
- What Causes My Wrinkles?
- Am I The Right Candidate For Botox?
- Dynamic vs Static Wrinkles – Pick Your Product
- Botox Injection Risks
- Will Botox (Botulinum Toxins) Help With Excess Sweating?
- How Long Does Botox Last?
- What Does a Botox Treatment Feel Like? How Do I Know The Botox Is Working?
- How Much Does Botox Cost?
Common cosmetic uses of botulinum neurotoxin include:
- Smoother, younger looking skin
- a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- Improved appearance of forehead lines
- Softening of lines between the eyebrows
- Skin resurfacing
- Minimize the appearance of lines around the eyes (crows feet) and lines around the mouth.
- Injection of botulinum into the masseter (jaw) muscle to create a softer jawline
- Part of a comprehensive soft facelift to address smoother skin
Injection of botulinum (Botox) can be used for the following medical conditions:
- Migraine headaches
- Overactive Bladder
- Urinary Incontinence
- Limb spasticity
- Cerebral palsy
- Muscle disorders
- Cervical dystonia
- Teeth clenching during sleep or when stressed
- Treating sweating under the armpits that’s excessive (hyperhidrosis)
- Treating sweating palms of the hand
Botox is not used for vein treatments and should never be used in patients who have neuro-muscular disorders such as Myasthenia Gravis.
Prior to receiving injections of Botox for any medical condition, I highly recommend speaking to your doctor. Serious side effects of Botox are increased when used incorrectly.
It’s advisable not to seek treatment of medical conditions at skin clinics, med spas or by anyone who is not a physician. Make sure you locate healthcare professionals who are trained in injection of botulinum toxin.
What are other skin care products using botulinum toxin in cosmetic medicine?
Companies are releasing topical anti-aging cream products containing botulinum toxin (botox). These overpriced products aren’t proven to make any difference.
For more on this subject check out https://thedermreview.com/botox-cream/
What is the Difference between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin?
The differences between the different brands is not really significant. They all have the same main ingredient. BOTOX is best known because it was the first one on the market!
How Does BOTOX Work? What does Botox Do?
Botox is not an injectable filler but rather a neuromodulator. This means that it affects the way in which the muscles contract and nerves communicate with the muscle. Botulism Toxin Type A (often referred to by the brand name Botox) works by weakening and/or paralyzing the contraction of various facial muscles.
The signal from the nerve to the muscle is weakened or blocked (modulated). With Botox injected, the muscles relaxes and the overlying skin takes on a smoother appearance. This appearance lasts for approximately 3 to 6 months.
Botulinum Toxin Products / Botox – Ranked #1?
Botox is extensively studied, Health Canada and FDA approved for medical and cosmetic treatment. Botox is the simplest, most cost-effective way of smoothing out the skin & reducing visibility of facial lines and wrinkles .
These lines and wrinkles occur as we age with repeated muscle contractions. Botox treatment approximately lasts three to six months.
To maintain younger & smoother look, most patients will get 3 Botox injections per year. Consistent Botox use actually prevents formation of lines and wrinkles. Botox is used as a powerful lines and wrinkles preventative measure among young people.
What Causes My Wrinkles?
Wrinkles and fine lines develop on aging skin with hundreds of daily facial contractions. Botox weakens / stops muscle contractions, the end result is visible reduction of lines and wrinkles. It’s also amazing at preventing deeper, permanent lines from occurring.
Botox is a wonderful face spot treatments. For example, performing spot treatment on lines/divots on the side of the face while leaving the rest of the face untouched.
Am I the right candidate for Botox?
Botox is the number 1 cosmetic treatment worldwide. Botox or Botulinum Toxin Type A has been in use for decades. It was and is used to treat excessive sweating, tension headaches and migraines, and muscle spasms in both young children and adults. In other words, it has a very long and, in the right hands, clean history of use. It is only recently that it has become the #1 cosmetic treatment.
The ideal patient for Botox is over the age of 18, in good health, and has dynamic lines and wrinkles that are appropriate for this type of treatment.
Botox will reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, glabellar lines (frown lines), crows feet (lines around the eyes), and can also be used to give a brow lift.
When combined with treatments and cosmetic procedures such as Laser Hair removal, Body Contouring (with machines like Cool Sculpt, Venus Freeze, Body Fx), Dermal Filler, micro needling, skin tightening, skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and platelet rich plasma (PRP) the results can be outstanding.
Female patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding should not get Botox injections. Patients with skin disorders that are not treated or neuromuscular diseases (such as Myasthenia Gravis) should also avoid Botox use. It is imperative that you tell your doctor about your medical history before getting a Botox injection.
Dynamic vs Static Wrinkles – Pick Your Product
The type of wrinkles that concern you fall into two different and distinct categories.
A dynamic wrinkle / dynamic line, forms when a muscle contracts under the skin. This is often seen when making different facial expressions.
When you smile, you get lines on the side of the lips (smile lines) and you will also get lines under and around the eyes called crow’s feet.
These lines are created by muscle contraction and are more visible as we age. This is because the collagen and elastin in the skin has decreased. The repeated expression eventually causes creases to stay in the skin.
Lines and wrinkles not only can be improved by injection of BOTOX, but the use of a neuro modulator can also prevent the formation of lines and wrinkles.
Static lines and creases tend to be visible even when no muscle contraction is occurring. They are always visible and are therefore static. These lines occur with age, as we have reduced levels of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid present in the skin. Deep static lines or creases cannot be treated with BOTOX injections – they are no longer caused by muscle contraction.
In this case an ounce of prevention is a pound of cure. Start BOTOX treatments before static lines become a problem.
If you want treatment of these lines, your doctor should be using a Dermal Filler. Dermal Filler fills in the line or crease, to create a smoother contour.
Sometimes you can have static lines that are made deeper with certain facial expressions – these are both dynamic and static – and a combination of Dermal Filler and Botox may be used to treat these.
Botox Injection Risks
Botox has been used for decades and does not carry with it any significant risks related to the substance itself. The risk to any Botox patient is actually the education and skill level of their injector. All Botox injections at our locations are physician administered. I am an MD and am required to have a superior knowledge of facial anatomy. This includes knowing how nerves and muscle work and where exactly they are.
Untrained injectors can inject into the wrong facial muscle causing many terrible outcomes. These outcomes can last for up to 6 months!
Complications from Botox include:
eyebrow or eyelid droop
asymmetrical facial expression due to uneven treatments
Patients can also have poor treatment outcomes when the injector uses too much product in one area and creates a facial droop or “wooden face look” (you will no longer be able to show genuine facial expressions).
I use BOTOX to soften and smooth the skin in areas where you have dynamic wrinkles. I do not want to paralyze your muscles. Rather I aim to relax their contraction so that the wrinkles don’t form and the face still looks genuine and expressive.
Will Botox (Botulinum Toxins) help with Excess Sweating?
Excess Sweating or hyperhydrosis is a major pain. Dealing with it can be difficult. Botulinum Toxin (botox) is has been used successfully with outstanding results.
Botox cosmetics aren’t just for wrinkle reduction. Yes it’s mainly used to reduce wrinkles and frown lines. There are many other uses beyond goals to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Botox can be used to treat medical conditions such as excess sweating and chronic migraines.
Botulinum Toxin Products can be used to deal with forehead lines, frown lines, smile lines and can be used some times for skin tightening (Nefertiti Lift), these treatments are offered by many cosmetic clinics and plastic surgeons alike.
How Long Does Botox last?
In most people Botox will last anywhere between 3-6 months. Most people will require less Botox as they continue to inject because the muscles weakens over time and has less force of contraction.
What Does a Botox Treatment Feel Like? How do I know the Botox is working?
Botox Treatments are non-surgical injections which are simple once the face is assessed and mapped out.
The procedure itself can be completed in only a few minutes and the results start to show about 2-4 days after the Botox injections.
Some patients may experience a bit of redness at the injection site but this resolves quickly. There is also a small possibility of bruising.
Bruising can be minimized by stopping all anti-inflamatory pain medications (such as Advil, Motrin, and Aleve) and supplements (ginseng, omega oils, vitamin E) of a non-medical nature about a week prior to the Botox treatment.
You will know that the Botox is working when you start to experience a relaxation in the treated muscles.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
Botox cosmetic, Xeomin, or Dysport injection cost in Toronto & Mississauga range between $6-14 per unit (prices vary by product used, and training/expertise of the injector).
I strongly recommend that medical qualifications, safety and skill of the practitioner be your guide when choosing an injector, not price alone.
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