Botox, Dysport, and Fillers: What You Can Expect

Many of us have heard of Botox and dermal fillers but the question now is what can you expect from each of these procedures? How long until you see results and how long will these effects last? Botox, Dysport, and dermal fillers have the ability to provide quick and effective results. At Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic in Ottawa we offer simple, non-surgical solutions for facial wrinkles and lines.

Botox/ Dysport

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Botox and Dysport can be done in a few short minutes and offers no down time. Tiny red dots will appear with minimal to no swelling for up to a half an hour after your appointment. Most patients will see the results of their injections begin to work between 5-7 days of having them done and continue to improve until approximately two weeks. Effect will gradually wear off over the next 3-4 months. Once the effects begin, the areas treated, i.e. the frown lines, crow’s feet etc., will appear more relaxed and in fact the whole face starts to benefit as patients take on a less stressed and more rested appearance. It’s subtle but noticeable – people will think you look “better” but they’re not sure why.

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When performed properly, patients receive instant gratification with fillers. Dermal fillers work by plumping up the area around the injection site giving your face a more youthful appearance. They can be done within half an hour, and also offer minimal down time. You’ll be asked to come in half an hour prior to your appointment to have the area being treated frozen with a topical cream. Fillers are temporary, meaning they will degrade or be absorbed over time. Most hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers have compositions that offer results ranging between six to ten months depending on the product and where it is used.

As with any cosmetic procedure be sure to listen and trust your doctor’s advice. Here at Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic, our physician offers honest and accurate advice. She can best advise what product will work for you at the time of your appointment. Contact us today!

Using Botox or Dermal Fillers to Combat Frown Lines

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If you’d like nothing more than to turn your frown upside down but can’t because of wrinkles, you know what a challenge frown lines can be. There are two types of wrinkles, dynamic ones, which are caused by movement, and static ones, which are etched into our skin and appear while the face is at rest. At Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic we have a couple of options to diminish those unwanted lines.

Botox or Dysport for Frown Lines

If you’re considering Botox or Dysport to combat your frown lines, you’re not alone. Botox is used to fight against dynamic wrinkles and is a relatively quick and easy fix. Injections only take a few seconds, and recovery time is minimal. During your visit with our physician, she will decide how many units of of the injection you’ll need. The price will vary from individual to individual.  Though it takes from three to seven days for the initial onset of injections, the effects last for three to four months.

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Fillers for Frown Lines

Finding the fountain of youth doesn’t just involve Botox;fillers are often effective and necessary supplements for static wrinkles. Unlike Botox, which freeze the muscles around the frown line and prevent them from contracting, injectable cosmetic fillers fill the wrinkle and make the skin look smoother. Both of these types of injections can be completed at the same time and done in about a half an hour appointment. The results from fillers are instant and have the ability to last for up to twelve months!

Let us take you from frowning to fabulous! Book your consultation today with our physician to decide whether you need Botox, fillers, or both. Why wait? Contact us today!

Using Botox to Make Eyebrows Symmetrical

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Botox is well known for reducing wrinkles and reinventing the aging face, but did you know Botox has the ability to correct uneven eyebrows? Symmetry is considered one of the greatest  assets in an attractive appearance and unfortunately eyebrows are one of the easiest  asymmetrical features to notice.

Before the Botox brow lift became available, men and women were subject to costly, invasive surgery with a lengthy recovery time. This quick, affordable procedure can be done in less than half an hour with absolutely no recovery time. You can even go back to work after having this procedure done!

Botox is used to lift the brows to sit higher or used to lower the brow to sit evenly across from the other. There are two types of muscles in our face, the agonist and the antagonist. The antagonist muscles have a downward pull while the agonist muscles have an upward pull. During your consultation with our physician she will decide what muscles the Botox will be injected into to create the desired look.

The cost of this procedure will be based on the amount of Botox used which will vary from person to person. The quantity of units used will depend on the amount of correction that is needed. The effects of Botox will last approximately 3-4 months.

The key factor in a successful Botox lift for your eyebrows is to seek out a provider that has thorough knowledge of facial anatomy and understands the actions of facial expression. At Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic you can be confident in the abilities of our physician who offers honest and accurate advice. Call now to book your appointment!

How Botox Cosmetic Treats Wrinkles

BOTOX® CosmeticBOTOX ®Cosmetic is a purified botulinum neurotoxin type A complex (BTX-A) in sterile form. Ingredients of the product also include human serum albumin and sodium chloride.

When injected directly into the muscle, BOTOX ® Cosmetic binds to the sites of receptors on motor nerve terminals then enters these terminals to inhibit the release of acetylcholine (ACh), a chemical that stimulates muscle tissue. In other words, the product blocks ACh in order to paralyze the muscles in the treated area so they cannot contract. This occurs in the days following treatment. Without muscle movement, the overlying skin does not crease or wrinkle – which is how BOTOX ® Cosmetic has been deemed an effective treatment for dynamic wrinkles located between the eyebrows, across the forehead and at the outer corners of the eyes. These dynamic wrinkles are familiarly known as glabellar lines, worry lines and crow’s feet respectively. (Static wrinkles, those lines and creases that are present even when the muscles are at rest, are better treated with injectable fillers such Juvederm and Teosyal. Dermal fillers add volume to the skin, “filling in” the crease.)

BOTOX ® Cosmetic is packaged in vials. A single vial contains 100 units. The amount of doses needed for treatment depends on the individual and the area. Results are temporary and research has shown that the effects gradually wear off over time, usually in a few months. Treatments may be repeated to prolong results, each scheduled at least 2 months apart.

before-after-botoxBOTOX ® Cosmetic should not be used for patients who are pregnant or are hypersentive to botulinum toxin type A or any other ingredient in the product or container. If an infection at the injection site exists, treatment may be postponed until the area is completely healed. It is not recommended for children under 18 years of age or adults over 65.


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