Botox Injection: Don’t let wrinkles get you down!
CHIC Laser Centre serves patients in the city of Montreal
At CHIC Laser Centre, we offer Botox in Montreal to effectively stop wrinkles and fine lines in their tracks. These non-invasive procedures involve a small injection of a neurotoxin (Botox or Dysport) into the facial muscles, causing your skin to look smoother, younger and refreshed in no time at all.
What are Neuromodulators (Botox and Dysport)?
Known by its more common name, Botox, injectable neuromodulators (or neurotoxins) are a type of cosmetic procedure used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles ...
The Benefits of Botox: What to expect
Botox injections come with many benefits, the most obvious of which is the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. When you visit our clinic for Botox in Montreal Downtown, you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and youthful.
What Are Common Treatment Areas for Botox in Montreal?
Among the most commonly Botox-treated areas of the face are forehead wrinkles, lines between the eyebrows, frown lines, smile lines and crow's feet. Any Botox promotion in Montreal will tell you directly which treatment options are available.
Are you considering getting Botox in Montreal Downtown for forehead lines or wrinkles? Forehead lines are the most frequently treated facial wrinkles. Approved for use on the forehead area by the FDA in 2002, Botox works by temporarily restricting the movement of the muscles responsible for expression lines. These muscles are engaged with most facial expressions: shock, joy, anger and confusion; therefore, this is often one of the first areas of the face to show wrinkles. Treating this area at Montreal Botox Clinics can also make the eyebrows appear more lifted.
Frown lines, also referred to as "11 lines" are the vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows. As we age, collagen and elastin production decrease, allowing wrinkles to set in over time. Because this area is responsible for making expressions such as surprise, worry, confusion and anger, it tends to get a pretty good workout! Injecting this area with the botulinum toxin can relax the look of these lines, providing a more youthful appearance.
Botox in Montreal can help you to rid yourself of those pesky wrinkles around your eyes. Try squinting your eyes in the mirror--do you notice any little lines appearing around the corner of your eyes? Those are commonly referred to as Crow's feet, becoming more apparent with age. It's normal to find these lines bothersome as so many people go to a Botox clinic in Montreal for treatment in this area.
Did you know you can use Botox in Montreal to reduce teeth grinding? Botox isn't only for wrinkles; it can also be used to treat other medical conditions! For those who have issues with teeth grinding or jaw clenching (which can sometimes lead to migraine headaches), Botox injections in Montreal can provide some relief. Because of their efficacy as muscle relaxants, Botox and Dysport are often used to treat other issues as well. to learn more information, click here: Botox for TMJ
By blocking the neurotransmitter that activates sweat glands, Botox armpits injections have been known to reduce underarm sweating by up to 90%! If you've ever wondered if you have overactive sweat glands, book a consultation with us for the best Botox in Montreal! Read our blog post on Botox for sweating treatment here.
One of the first giveaways of our age can sometimes be the neck. Neck bands, or lines around the neck in any direction, become more apparent with age. Since the skin on our necks is so thin, it's one of the first to lose its collagen and elastin, and one of the first to show signs of aging. If you're not entirely thrilled with the bands starting to appear on or around your neck, an injectable solution could be just what you need to look and feel confident. Book a consultation at the best Botox clinic in Montreal, CHIC Laser, to find out whether this is the most suitable option for you.
How Much Is Botox in Montreal?
Price per unit: $12. Book a consultation today at CHIC Laser for the best Botox in Montreal. We offer high-quality personalized service, and our staff will always give you the best advice to retain and enhance your natural beauty.
Frequently Asked Questions
Considering CHIC Laser for the best Botox in Montreal? Here are some of the questions you might have before booking your first appointment.
How is Botox Different from Dysport?
Botox and Dysport are two different brands of very similar products. They differ slightly in their chemical makeup, and Dysport contains a protein found in cow's milk, so those who are intolerant to lactose should avoid Dysport. Botox and Dysport are comparable in terms of efficacy, though Dysport may require a slightly higher dose of the product, as it is less potent than Botox. They are, however, used to treat the same areas and have a similar safety profile when administered by a qualified professional.
When will I see results?
Botox results are generally visible within 4-6 days of treatment, while Dysport has a slightly faster onset time. You'll see full facial rejuvenation results within approximately two weeks after receiving the best Botox in Montreal from our team of expert aestheticians.
What Happens in a Botox Appointment?
When you arrive at the clinic for a Botox or Dysport treatment, the CHIC Laser team will walk you through the procedure. The doctor may apply a topical numbing cream to the area before performing the injections. As with all cosmetic procedures at CHIC Laser Centre, our experts will be with you every step of the way to reassure you and answer any questions you may have.
After care: What do I do after my Botox injection?
It is essential to follow the doctor's recommendations after your appointment to ensure your treatment is safe and effective. Here are a few things to avoid immediately after the procedure:
- Avoid rubbing the treatment areas: this can cause inflammation.
- Stay out of the sun for at least 48 hours.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 48 hours.
- Avoid saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzis and other extremely humid environments for 48 hours.
- Wait at least 2 weeks before any other facial treatments/procedures.
What is the difference between Botox and most Haluronic fillers?
Botox temporarily paralyzes muscles therefore, it prevents the formation or increase of dynamic wrinkles such as smile lines, and frown wrinkles - indirectly, it helps smooth lines. While dermal fillers, on the other hand, are substances injected into the skin to restore volume that improves and corrects the appearance of wrinkles. Put simply; they are wrinkle fillers- they replace lost volume, and they work on lines, static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles. The treatment plan is different; they can be used in combination or independently.
How botox works on the forehead?
Botulinum toxin temporarily decreases the activity of the muscles located near the injection site. The forehead becomes temporarily less active, preventing the creation of the big forehead wrinkles caused by the year of repetitive facial expressions on top of our natural aging process. Since we cannot slow down time, we can only help reduce its impact on our features. To obtain the best results for this area we recommend that patients treat the upper face section, including the glabella- between brows to reduce big frown lines as well. Know that it is an option, not mandatory.
Who can administer Botox in Quebec?
Legally anyone who wishes to receive cosmetic injections requires a prescription, therefore, need to be evaluated by a doctor to ensure the patient's safety, determine that they qualify for injectables and eliminate the risk of adverse reactions. Many people do not qualify for a neuromodulators procedure such as people that suffer from conditions such as muscle weakness, myasthenia gravis and certain skin conditions for example. The Canadian government state that only cosmetic trained health care worker can administer treatment, such as a doctor, nurses, auxiliary nurses. Be aware when seeking to be treated; there are many structures the eye can't see beyond your skin, such as nerves, arteries, veins, glands, and many more find a team that possesses the knowledge. Be careful and ask for credentials when seeking treatment. At ChicLaser, Botox in Westmount our team includes medical professionals- we do have an on-site Dr. and registered nurse to guide you effectively through your objectives.
Is Botox safe?
Botox injections are a safe, non-surgical way to maintain a youthful appearance. The botulinum toxin has been approved by Health Canada for a variety of uses. The most important aspect when considering the safety of cosmetic Botox is the practitioner: there's nothing worse than heavy-handed Botox! Luckily, the dedicated healthcare professionals at CHIC Laser Centre in Montreal are more interested in enhancing your natural beauty than changing your face entirely. Book a consultation with our experts to learn more about our safety protocols.
What to do before your appointment
Before your appointment, there are a few things that you should avoid. During your initial consultation, your doctor will inform you about the best practices for preparing for Botox injections. Make sure you tell your doctor about any prescription medication you are taking, especially if you are taking muscle relaxants, as it could impact your treatment. Blood-thinning drugs such as Advil or aspirin should be avoided for at least ten days before your treatment. Additionally, it's best to stay out of the sun for at least 24 hours before your appointment and to arrive at the clinic with a clean, make-up-free face. Finally, avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours before your appointment. Anything that can thin your blood is best to avoid, as it can cause unwanted side effects.
Side effects of Botox
Like any cosmetic treatment, some redness, swelling or slight bruising may occur at the injection site. Most of the time, these side effects resolve themselves within a few days, but you can use a cold compress or Tylenol (NOT aspirin or Advil!) to relieve any discomfort. Headaches and pain may occur as well, but if you experience any drastic side effects, contact the team at CHIC Laser right away.
How long does Botox last?
Botox and Dysport have similar staying power: about 3-4 months. After this, you may see results starting to gently fade and you may want to consider returning to the clinic for follow-up appointments.
What to expect after Botox injection?
The most common reactions post treatment are:
- Redness at the site
- Some patients experience small bruising
Will Botox prevent wrinkles?
The answer is yes; when Botox and Dysport are injected the facial muscles relax. This absence of muscle contractions in the treatment area relaxes not only the muscle but the small wrinkles and lines already present and prevents the creation of new wrinkles. It's a great way to defy age.
What must I do after receiving Botox treatment?
- Avoid rubbing the Botox injected area
- Refrain bending for long period at least 4 hours after treatments
- Do not expose yourself or lay in the sun for 48 hours-Refrain from strenuous physical exercise for 48 hours
- No spa, Jacuzzi or hammam for 48 hours-for lips: avoid drinking with a straw for 48 hours, do not drink hot liquids for a minimum of 6 hours to prevent bruising and lastly avoid kissing to minimize the infection risks.
- Wait 2 weeks before any other facial treatment such as Laser. Apply cold compresses if sensitivity
- You can take Tylenol for discomfort, NO aspirin
- We suggest Arnica ointment to helps in healing small bruises
- Call our medical team for any questions that might come up!
Botox treatment guide
Dr. Noémie Vézina
Born and raised in Montreal, Dr Vézina completed her medical degree and residency training in Family Medicine at McGill University. She has since been focusing her practice in preventative and aesthetic medicine. Her holistic approach and careful listening lead to natural results tailored to her patients’ needs.
Dr. Borhan Al-Atassi
With a degree in neurosurgery from the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University, Dr. Al-Atassi has been practicing neurosurgery for more than 10 years. Dr. Al-Assisi has always been captivated by the field of aesthetic medicine. He has successfully completed various trainings in aesthetic medicine and cosmetic injections. His passion for his work shines through in every aspect of the way he treats patients, making sure they are given top priority and care.