BOTOX® is a purified protein derived from the Clostridium botulinum toxin (BTX). When injected into the muscle is temporarily blocks the nerve impulses that cause muscle contractions thereby relaxing lines and wrinkles.
Yes, BOTOX® is a safe pharmaceutical-grade medication that has both Health Canada and FDA approval for treating a number of cosmetic and medical conditions.
Upper face: frown lines (between the eyebrows), forehead lines and sides of the nose (bunny lines)
Eye area: eyebrows/hooded eyes, wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet)
Lower Face: lipstick lines (around the mouth), chin (to prevent dimpling), jawline& neck
BOTOX® injectors have to be medical professionals (such as a physicians, nurses etc.) who have had specialized raining in BOTOX® injections. When you are considering BOTOX®, make sure you research on your clinic and the specific BOTOX® practitioners who will be performing your treatment.
Yes. BOTOX® temporarily softens dynamic lines and wrinkles (caused by muscle movement) around the eyes, forehead and frown area. With regular use BOTOX® can prevent wrinkles from forming or getting worse.
Mid-late 20's: to preserve smooth skin and youthful appearance.
Early-mid 30's: to treat existing wrinkles on their face from smoking, sun damage or just from natural aging.Botox is highly effective in reversing wrinkles at this time because they are not deeply etched into the skin.
Early 40's: to elevate facial structures and to look more ‘awake’, to treat crow’s feet and to lift the brows.
Yes, it’s called the BOTOX® brow lift. Injecting 3-5 units in the corner of the eyebrows can lift the corners by a few millimeters. This will trigger the forehead muscles to pull upwards and the amount of lift depends from patient to patient. Not everyone is a good candidate for the BOTOX® eyebrow lift and it’s best to consult with your injector.
Learn more about BOTOX® here: 5 Things to KnowBefore Hiring a Botox Practitioner
There is no evidence that BOTOX® causes cancer. In fact it has been used safely for over 30 years in various medical settings in quantities much higher than amounts used cosmetically.
It is extremely rare to have complications with BOTOX®; however, in the event that BOTOX® was injected incorrectly it cannot be reversed and the only solution is to wait for the effects to wear off.
BOTOX® and dermal filler are very different. BOTOX® relaxes the muscles to help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Dermal fillers add fullness to areas that have lost volume due to aging.
BOTOX® does not cause acne and in some studies, it has shown that BOTOX®actually reduces the size of facial pores, thereby improving acne as a result.Botox is not typically used to treat acne, however, as there isn’t enough clinic data to support it.
One of the possible side effects of BOTOX® is fatigue, although it is rarely reported. Here is a list of all the possible side effects: https://www.rxlist.com/botox-side-effects-drug-center.htm
No, BOTOX® does not cause blindness.
It’s possible to experience a mild headache after your BOTOX® injections. It can last a few hours to a few days. This is again a rare side effect and there is no consensus of the actual cause of the headache.
There is little research to determine what, if any, effects caused by BOTOX® could have on pregnant women and theirunborn children. However, it is not advisable to do BOTOX® if you are pregnant.
Learn more about BOTOX® here: 5 Things to Know Before Hiring a Botox Practitioner
Yes, BOTOX Cosmetic® is brand of neuromodulators made by Allergan. Other brands are Dysport® made by Galderma and Xeomin® by Merz. For a detailed comparison, please follow this link: https://drsiew.com/botox-dysport-xeomin-differences
Most physicians will agree that BOTOX®, DYSPORT® and XEOMIN® last 3- 6 months.
Botox ranges in price from $10-$17 per unit at various Botox clinics around Toronto. You can learn more about our prices on our Botox Price page.