botox-cosmetic

Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®

Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin® are all neuromodulators that are used as injections to minimize signs of aging. They can help to improve the appearance of static lines under expert care and are all Health Canada approved.

This procedure lasts only a few minutes. Your first appointment may take longer if you require a first-time consultation.

Results last anywhere from 3-5 months. After several consistent treatments, results may last longer and take less units to achieve.

How Neuromodulators Work

Over time we all develop habitual facial expressions such as a furrowed brow, squinted eyes, or turning down the mouth. These actions are considered minor when we are young because skin is elastic in nature. With age and time, however, skin elasticity fades and these gestures cause wrinkles, resulting in permanent features of the face that we associate with advancing age.

When treated with neuromodulators (such as Botox®, Xeomin® & Dysport®), a tiny amount of the product is injected into one or more of the dozens of muscles that control facial expression. These purified proteins work by blocking the nerve impulse from reaching specific muscles, causing the muscle to relax and the wrinkle to fade. Over time, the client learns how to control the muscle and reduce the amount of neuromodulator that is required in order to maintain the relaxed and younger appearance.

Worried about the "frozen" look?

As experts in neuromodulator injections, we can achieve a youthful appearance without freezing up your natural facial expressions. Being that the injections are used only in certain areas, the rest of your face will still be able to naturally express emotion.

Treatable Areas

Botox®, Xeomin® & Dysport® are used to treat common concerns, such as:

  • Frown lines between eyebrows
  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Downward turning mouth
  • Neck

Other concerns neuromodulators can treat include:

  • Reducing a “gummy smile”
  • Lip flip
  • Wrinkled/dimpled chin
  • Nose “bunny lines”
  • Narrowing the jaw
  • Reduce jaw clenching
  • Excessive sweating in armpits (hyperhidrosis)

Possible Side Effects

Most patients do not experience any side effects at all. If they do occur, they are usually temporary and localized to the area of the injection.

Side effects, although rare, could include:

  • Bruising
  • Localized tenderness
  • Headache
  • Ptosis (drooping of the eyelid)

These services are provided by medically trained professionals, who are trained to minimize any side effects. However, if such complications occur, we are able to treat and manage them.