Over time, the repeated muscle contractions that make facial expressions possible eventually lead to wrinkles and creases on the skin. Some patients feel that their wrinkles cause them to look much older than they are, while specific wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes can convey an angry, sad, or fatigued appearance; even when you feel your best!
With BOTOX®, our cosmetic nurse injectors can smooth away expression lines and stubborn wrinkles with a quick, no-downtime procedure. BOTOX® is an excellent option for both men and women who want to achieve a more youthful appearance without the discomfort or downtime associated with invasive procedures.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
BOTOX® belongs to a class of drugs known as neurotoxins. When injected, neurotoxins limit muscle activity by decreasing the nerve’s signals that are sent to the muscles in the area injected. This is what makes BOTOX® so effective at treating movement-related wrinkles, also known as “dynamic wrinkles.”
Unlike wrinkles caused by a loss of facial volume, dynamic wrinkles develop from repeated muscle contractions. BOTOX® targets muscle contractions at the source to reduce the appearance of these wrinkles. While BOTOX® limits localized muscle movement, it does not completely stop all movement in the areas where it is injected. It will soften lines and reduce deep wrinkles, while still allowing natural expressions to occur. As the pull of the muscle relaxes, the overlying skin ultimately flattens and smooths, which in turn will lead to the minimization of lines.
Receiving BOTOX® injections at our clinic in Oakville, Ontario, is a simple and comfortable procedure. The entire process typically takes no more than 30 minutes. For ultimate safety and comfort, all injections are administered either by Dr. Sapra or by a highly skilled and trained nurse injector.
IS BOTOX® RIGHT FOR ME?
BOTOX® is an excellent choice for men and women who want to treat dynamic wrinkles on the face. It is most commonly applied in the following areas:
- Between the eyebrows (glabellar wrinkles or “11 lines”)
- Crow’s feet
Dynamic wrinkles are not present at all times as you need to form a facial expression to create them; expressions, like frowning or squinting, are an example of this. However, if left untreated, dynamic wrinkles can become static wrinkles, which are present at all times.
If you have larger more prominent static wrinkles or wrinkles caused by loss of facial volume, it may be recommended to have them treated with dermal fillers, which include products like Princess and Juvéderm®. Fillers reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles by filling them in and plumping the skin. At your initial consultation, the Skin Spa nurses at ICLS will assess your facial aging and recommend the most appropriate treatment based on your needs, goals, and preferences.
CONSULTATION FOR BOTOX® AT ICLS
ICLS is a fully accredited, state-of-the-art facility, and their expert team has been serving Oakville and surrounding areas since 1995. They understand how important it is for patients to look and feel their best, which is why they are dedicated to providing a superior, personalized level of care – every step of the way. This all starts with your initial consultation.
Your consultation will take place in a friendly, welcoming setting where you can feel free to address any questions or concerns you may have about BOTOX® injections. Dr. Sapra and one of his nurse injectors will personally meet with you to discuss the details of the procedure, your overall goals, and the best course of treatment to achieve your desired look.
Your treatment plan can also incorporate other procedures that may complement the effects of BOTOX®, such as Thermage or Ultherapy, which tighten the skin without surgery. Whether you choose to undergo BOTOX® alone or a combination of procedures, you can expect the highest quality of care and attention to detail.
FAQS ABOUT BOTOX® INJECTIONS
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME LIKE?
There is often minimal to no downtime. Some patients experience mild redness, bruising, or swelling after their treatment. These temporary symptoms are normal and usually resolve on their own within a few hours to a few days.
SHOULD I AVOID ANYTHING AFTER TREATMENT?
Patients can resume their regular daily activities after treatment, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for 12 hours. This prevents the injections from migrating to an unintended area. Patients are also asked to not press or push on the treatment areas and are advised to remain upright for 4 hours post procedure.
WHEN WILL I SEE THE FULL RESULTS?
The full effects of BOTOX® are usually visible about 7-10 days after treatment.
HOW LONG DOES BOTOX® LAST?
Patients can expect their results to last for approximately 3-4 months.
CAN BOTOX® BE PERFORMED ON MEN?
Yes. BOTOX® has been clinically evaluated in men and was shown to be effective for treating common cosmetic concerns related to aging, like frown lines and crow’s feet. When administering BOTOX® injections for men, the skin spa specialists at ICLS focus on reducing the signs of age while maintaining a masculine facial aesthetic for the patient.
CAN BOTOX® LIFT DROOPING EYEBROWS?
To an extent, yes. BOTOX® can provide a subtle lift to the eyebrows and help the eyes look open and awake. Patients with significant sagging and excess skin may benefit more from a browlift or forehead lift.
Contact ICLS today to schedule your consultation for BOTOX® in Oakville, Ontario.