BOTOX treatments at our Ottawa skin rejuvenation clinic are a non-surgical solution for facial wrinkles and lines caused by repeated muscular contractions, such as frowning and squinting. As such, it is an incredibly popular procedure and millions of these procedures are done annually on women and men worldwide. At Dermaworks, we produce some of the best results in Botox Ottawa has to offer.
BOTOX was cleared for use in Canada in April of 2001 for frown lines between the brows. As one of the most popular of all injectables, many of our clients rely on BOTOX injections to maintain a smoother, younger look, and treat:
BOTOX injections in Ottawa performed by Dr. Demetra Vassiliou at Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic involve precise injections of tiny amounts of this purified toxin.
BOTOX is a drug made from bacteria called botulinum toxin type A. The substance causes temporary relaxation of the muscles, limiting motion and noticeably smoothing the skin within only a few days to two weeks.
BOTOX Medical – This type of BOTOX is a form of botulinum toxin type A, utilized in over 70 countries to treat medical conditions, such as migraines, blepharospasm, strabismus, etc. It was approved for certain applications by Health Canada in 1990, and approved by the FDA in 1989.
BOTOX Cosmetic – This is the same form of botulinum toxin type A but used for cosmetic reasons such as for the treatment of glabellar lines (wrinkles between the eyebrows), in adults below the age of 65. It was approved by Health Canada in 2001, and gained FDA approval in 2002.
Known as glabellar lines, these are wrinkles or creases caused by constant squinting or frowning. Our Ottawa BOTOX injection serves to relax the muscles, diminishing the vertical lines between the brows and can prevent the development of deeper, long-lasting creases and lines in that facial zone with regular treatments.
Known simply as a browlift, BOTOX can elevate heavy brows that cause the appearance of deep-set eyes, thus making you look tired and older than you actually are.
Known as worry lines, these wrinkles are often the very first signs of aging. A BOTOX forehead treatment will help relax the forehead muscles, thereby softening the horizontal lines.
Known as crow’s feet, these wrinkles are caused by excessive squinting or even smiling, spreading from the outer corner of the eye. A BOTOX injection will relax the muscles that cause this problem and smooth the skin around the eyes.
Under eye wrinkles are another common sign of aging, which BOTOX can sometimes help although it is better for diminishing a muscle bulge that occurs in some people.
Botox helps to soften upper lip lines and prevent them from worsening.
Botox softens the “necklace lines” on the neck and helps diminish the platysmal bands which give a “turkey neck” appearance.
Treatment helps slim a square and heavy jaw.
By injecting Botox along the jawline better jaw definition is achieved.
No – BOTOX injections will only relax the facial muscles without affecting the nerve endings. You may feel numb or frozen if you are given an excessive dose of BOTOX, which is why the procedure should only be performed by a skilled and experienced doctor.
A BOTOX injection can be mildly uncomfortable, particularly in the upper facial area. However, we use only the finest needles to ensure that the pain is minimal: Most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite or a pinch. We also can use topical anesthetic for greater comfort for those who are sensitive.
There is no set time to begin BOTOX injections. If you are an adult below the age of 65, you can begin using BOTOX as soon as you feel that you have wrinkles that you want smoothed or to prevent lines, wrinkles and creases from getting worse. Many younger patients are choosing to have BOTOX treatments at our Ottawa clinic to avoid the deepening of creases and lines on the brow and around the eyes.
The day after your appointment, you are unlikely to see any results. Changes begin to appear after a few days, with the full BOTOX results gradually appearing within approximately two weeks.
Following your Ottawa BOTOX injection, we recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise and any form of facial massage for at least four hours, as that could cause the BOTOX to shift away from the treatment area.
The results typically peak at 2-4 weeks after the treatment and gradually diminish thereafter with most people needing a treatment every 3-4 months although after long term use, results can last even longer in some people.
Yes, BOTOX is safe if the procedure is performed by a licensed and experienced medical doctor. Never take risks with BOTOX; it is critical that your treatment is performed under strict medical guidance. While rare, counterfeit BOTOX has been found in Canada in the past. Never try a cut-rate, bargain offer for BOTOX injections. At Dermaworks, we are dedicated to patient safety and health, and to achieving excellent results, leaving you with the best Botox Ottawa has to offer.
Most people experience no side effects although it is possible to experience bruising at the injection site, some experience a mild headache and there is also a very small possibility of an eyelid drop. This will be discussed with the doctor during your first appointment. To avoid any side effects, it is important to inform your doctor of any medical conditions, medications you are taking, and any other pertinent information before your BOTOX treatment; Side effects are rare but it is imperative that you carefully adhere to the guidelines we provide regarding aftercare.
At Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic, Dr. Demetra Vassiliou will perform an initial assessment to ensure that BOTOX is indeed right for you. Please note that BOTOX is not advisable for individuals who are pregnant, nursing or suffer from a neurological disease.
BOTOX prices greatly depend on the units injected. A typical treatment of one area can cost approximately $350.00-$550.00 or more. Dr. Vassiliou will provide you with a more precise estimate on pricing during a detailed consultation prior to your treatment.
Please note - Results are not guaranteed and individual experiences may vary.
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