Did you know that wrinkles and fine lines can occur from more than just aging? Genetics, lifestyle habits and exposure to UV light can reduce your face volume.
You can look as young as you feel with the help of cosmetic botox at our Newmarket clinic to erase signs of aging. Visit our team at Skintology Health and Wellness Centre today!
Botox is an injectable neuromodulator that paralyzes muscles to smooth fine lines and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other expression lines, including:
- Laugh lines
- Crow’s feet
- Lines between the brows
- Forehead lines
- “Cobblestone” chin
Since it only relaxes the muscles at the site of your injections, the rest of your muscles remain unchanged. This procedure allows for natural-looking, dynamic facial expressions, which is why it’s one of the most popular anti-aging cosmetic procedures.
Whether you’ve had cosmetic Botox before or are thinking about getting your first procedure, there are many factors to consider.
Is Botox Right For Me?
Generally, Botox is the right fit for a healthy individual looking to reduce or prevent fine lines and wrinkles with a non-invasive procedure. You can even get your cosmetic Botox injections done on your lunch break. It’s that fast.
Botox done right is virtually undetectable, because it yields natural-looking results.
When you come in for your consultation, a discussion about your medical history, aesthetic goals and the state of your wrinkles will help to determine if cosmetic Botox is right for you.
Botox Results Are Temporary
Individual results from Botox treatments may vary depending on your metabolism and skin condition.
However, eventually, the body will break down the Botox toxin that has weakened your face muscle, which means it will be time for another treatment.
The industry standard for how long Botox treatment lasts is about three to five months.
What To Expect At Your Botox Procedure
It’s completely normal to feel anxious about your first Botox appointment, but we can assure you that you’re in excellent hands at our clinic. You’ll leave the meeting looking like yourself, but better.
Skintology is a trusted Botox clinic in Newmarket. Every treatment starts with a complimentary consultation to help you fully understand your skin concerns and goals.
Here are a few things you should mention during the consultation:
If you’re on any medications, herbs, or dietary supplements, as this can negatively interact with Botox
If you’re a smoker — please be sure to let your practitioner know and either quit smoking altogether or avoid it at least a week before the procedure to prevent severe bruising at the injection site
Inform your practitioner of any allergies
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding (you should not get Botox injections if this applies to you)
Cosmetic Botox is a quick, non-invasive procedure. Though it may seem quite simple since the practitioner is only administering a few needles, it’s truly an art form and a science. As such, you should only trust qualified health professionals.
There are 43 muscles in your face — and an expert will know exactly where to place the Botox injections to achieve the most natural-looking results.
A thin needle delivers Botox into targeted muscles to stop them from contracting, which then prevents you from using the muscle(s) that may have resulted in deepening wrinkles.
The entire procedure shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes. The number of injections will depend on your features and the extent of your wrinkles.
What Can I Expect After The Cosmetic Botox Appointment?
There’s no down-time or recovery after your cosmetic Botox procedure, which means you can get back to your regular activities right after your appointment. However, you should plan a rest day from the gym to avoid spreading the Botox.
You should also avoid touching or rubbing your face at the site of your injection to prevent the active toxin from moving to unwanted muscles.
Some patients may see the benefits right away, but it can take up to a week to see the full effects after possible swelling and redness subsides.
To help with bruising, you can lightly apply arnica oil or cream to the injection site. We’ll teach you how to properly use topical products to your face in the clinic to avoid disturbing the Botox.
What Are The Dangers Of Botox?
When cosmetic Botox first entered the market, there were many dangerous encounters with unregulated formulas. Since then, Botox has become one of the most extensively studied skin rejuvenation treatments in the world, ensuring safe, trusted and effective results.
Botox is a protein derived from a toxic bacteria that causes botulism — an extremely rare but dangerous condition that attacks the body’s nerves, leading to paralysis and even death.
Although the bacteria that Botox comes from is exceptionally toxic, small doses of Botox, when used cosmetically, are considered very safe when administered by a qualified professional.
However, it is imperative that you only get Botox procedures from licensed practitioners, as they are qualified to use Botox safely and in the properly diluted concentrations.
Still, some adverse side effects may result from your cosmetic Botox injections — which you should be aware of. Thankfully, most side effects are temporary.
Adverse Botox side effects may include:
- Pain, bruising and redness at the injection site
- Temporary facial weakness or drooping
- Flu-like symptoms
Book Your Complimentary Botox Consultation Today
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Skintology has been at the forefront of medical-spa treatments in Ontario. We offer Botox to Aurora and Newmarket residents and a wide range of other modalities to help you look and feel your most confident self.