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Everything You Wanted to Know About Botox

Apr 12, 2023

For years now, neurotoxins like Botox have been combating the signs of aging and restoring a more youthful appearance to many. Millions of people wanting to reduce wrinkles around their mouths, eyes, and foreheads have found results they are more than happy with, thanks to Botox.

At The MedSpa at Burlington Plastic Surgery in Burlington,ON, we proudly offer neurotoxins like Botox to help you enjoy reduced wrinkles and lines without invasive surgical procedures or lengthy recovery times. If you’re ready to smooth away dynamic wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging, Botox Cosmetic may be a great choice for you.

What Is Botox?

Officially known as botulinum toxin type A and commercially known as Botox, this neurotoxin is one of the most effective products available for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Botox injections are minimally invasive, and appointments are quick, running just 20 minutes on average.

Some of the most common areas our patients ask us to treat with Botox injections include:

  • Horizontal wrinkles on the forehead
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Laugh lines
  • Smile lines

Botox was the first injectable approved by the FDA to reduce wrinkles in adults. It’s a prescription medication that interrupts the communication between nerves and the facial muscles those nerves control. This temporarily limits muscle movement.

How Does Botox Cosmetic Work?

When the treated facial muscles stop moving, the pause gives the skin time to relax and smooth out, restoring a more youthful appearance.

When people are young, skin is very elastic and can spring back to a smooth appearance after a facial expression stops. However, skin loses some of its elasticity with age, along with some of that bounce-back ability.

After years of facial expressions, the skin no longer smooths itself out, and permanent dynamic wrinkles develop. Since “dynamic” means movement, dynamic wrinkles are those caused by the movement of the muscles in the face.

After Botox injections, the muscles take a break and the skin has the time it needs to unfurrow and become significantly less wrinkled. When we administer Botox injections, we are very careful to target the specific muscle groups that cause wrinkles. This is important because it allows our patients to enjoy results that look natural.

What to Expect: Botox Treatments

Treatment sessions are carried out right in our office. They are quick and easy, and our patients leave their appointments and return to normal routines immediately.

As stated, treatment only takes about 20 minutes, and there’s no need to reserve time to recover because no sedation or anesthesia is involved. The treatments are non-surgical and minimally invasive.

The needle used is a super-fine needle (a microneedle). We will mark and clean the injection sites after any makeup has been thoroughly removed. Then, we administer the Botox in a series of quick injections that are made at precise locations for optimal results.

Since no anesthesia will be needed for these treatments, you won’t need to find someone to take you to and pick you up from your Botox appointments. You’ll be able to drive yourself to and from our location, making appointments even easier and more convenient.

Botox: The “Lunch Break Injectable”

Neurotoxin treatments like Botox are known as lunch break injectables because treatments are so fast and easy. They’re so quick that some patients schedule appointments during their lunch breaks — literally!

We always recommend that our patients begin by contacting us for a consultation. During a consultation, we’ll be able to talk with you about your concerns and your aesthetic goals. It will also allow us to determine whether Botox treatments are the best choice to help you achieve those goals.

Botox Procedure Results

Only a small amount of Botox is needed to produce results, and over the course of two or three days following treatment, the targeted muscles relax and become temporarily disabled.

The results usually last for between three and six months. After this period, our patients often choose to continue maintenance treatments to keep their youthful appearance. There is no complicated aftercare required, and none of the high costs of surgery, either.

Botox continues to be one of the most effective and popular wrinkle treatments for a wide variety of reasons, one of which is the fact that it is a powerful anti-aging treatment that addresses some of the most common creases, lines, and wrinkles.

Many factors can cause lines, wrinkles, and creases:

  • Genetics
  • Natural facial expressions
  • Overexposure to the rays of the sun
  • The natural aging process
  • Long periods of anxiety and stress
  • Lifestyle habits like smoking or eating a poor diet

Even though some of these are well within your control, such as lifestyle habits, others are not, like genetics. But just because you may not be able to control aging or genetics doesn’t mean you have to accept wrinkles and lines.

While Botox will effectively reduce dynamic wrinkles caused by natural facial expressions, it is not the only wrinkle treatment we offer. We can recommend dermal fillers or microneedling to complement Botox injections and target multiple signs of aging at once.

Botox Treatments in Burlington, ON, CA

If you would like to learn more about Botox and how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact us to schedule a consultation! Don’t wait another day to discover why thousands of people routinely have these neurotoxin treatments to achieve and maintain a healthier, younger look.

We serve patients who come to us from Milton, Halton, Oakville, Hamilton, and the surrounding areas. Contact The MedSpa at Burlington Plastic Surgery today.