Botox®/Dysport®

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Cosmetic Injectables

BOTOX® and Dysport®


BOTOX® and Dysport® are commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Made from a purified protein, neurotoxins have the ability to relax the muscles you use to create facial wrinkles, giving you a refreshed, younger look.

How does it work

Botulinum Toxin Type A is a neurotoxin that blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. This causes the injected muscle to not contract, softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Only dynamic wrinkles (caused by facial movements) can be treated. An example of dynamic facial lines are crow’s feet, forehead lines and frown lines. Botox® / Dysport® injections are also used as a preventive treatment against wrinkles.

How should I prepare for my treatment?

Ideally, anyone who is undergoing injectable treatments should prepare for their procedure by avoiding anything that thins the blood. We advise our patients to stop taking medications/supplements such as Aspirin, Aleve, Ibuprofen, vitamin E, fish oil, gingko biloba, ginger, and green tea, for 7-10 days prior to treatment in order to reduce the risk of bruising.


You are not a good candidate for this treatment if you meet any of the criteria below:

  • Dermatoses in treatment area (e.g. psoriasis, eczema)
  • Gross motor weakness in the treatment area (e.g Bell palsy)
  • Immunocompromised
  • Infection in the treatment area
  • Neuromuscular Disorder
  • Allergy to cow’s milk protein (lactose intolerance is not an allergy)
  • Actively trying for pregnancy, pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Accutane (Must be off Accutane for 1 month)
  • Travelling via plane within 72 hours

A Woman who used Cosmetic Injectables

After your treatment:

  • Contract the injected muscles for 1 hour post treatment
  • Do not rub or massage the treated areas for 4 hours post treatment
  • Stay in an upright position for 4 hours post treatment
  • Avoid vigorous exercise for 4 hours post treatment
  • If you need to apply makeup within 4 hours of treatment, only use gentle pressure to avoid rubbing the treated area(s)
  • Some clients may develop a headache post treatment. Tylenol does not affect your treatment and you may take it to relieve a headache
  • Results are assessed after 14 days. Please follow up with your injector if you have any questions or concerns by calling the clinic at 905-813-3200

How long does it take to see results?


While results may vary between each patient, typically the neuromodulators begin working within a few days following treatment, however their full effect doesn’t occur until about 14 days post procedure. It is important to be patient until the full results of the neuromodulator reveal themselves.

What else can be treated with Botox®/Dysport®?


Face of a woman who had botox injections

Botulinum Toxin Type A is not just used for anti aging purposes, it can also treat the following:

  • Migraines
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Teeth clenching and grinding
  • Soften the look of a thick or square jaw

FAQ

Answer: Neuromodulators are products used to relax overactive muscles. Neuromodulators are most commonly injected around the eyes, brow, forehead, glabella, and neck, in order to soften existing wrinkles (by weakening the muscle that create the lines) and prevent future wrinkles from forming.

Answer: Ideally, anyone who is undergoing injectable treatment should prepare for their procedure by avoiding anything that thins the blood. We advise our patients to stop taking medications/supplements such as Aspirin, Aleve, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, fish oil, gingko biloba, ginger, and green tea, for 7-10 days prior to treatment in order to reduce the risk of bruising.

Answer: Generally, Botox®/Dysport® lasts 3-4 months.

Answer: Botox®/Dysport® results usually take about 14 days for you to notice the full effects of the treatment. If it has been 14 days after your treatment and you still have movement you may need a higher dosage. Your first time dosage at our clinic is conservative to avoid injecting too much Botulinum Toxin Type A in the area. Please book a followup with your injector to be reassessed.

Answer: Botulinum Toxin Type A injection for the masseter muscle can help patients that suffer from grinding and clenching their teeth. It can also help patients that suffer from frequent tension or migraine headaches. Patients can also do a masseter injection to soften the look of a thick or square jawline.

Answer: Hyperhidrosis is the term for excessive sweating, most commonly from your under arms. Botox® works by blocking the nerves responsible for activating sweat glands.