What is Neuromodulators (Botox and Dysport)?
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Botox is a botulinum toxin that is used to relax the muscles in your face. It is most commonly used to treat wrinkles, crow's feet, and forehead lines. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in your face, which helps to smooth out the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The results of Botox are typically temporary, lasting anywhere from three to six months. However, some people may see longer-lasting results. Botox is generally safe and has very few side effects. The most common side effect is bruising or swelling at the injection site. If you are interested in trying botox, be sure to consult with one of our board-certified doctors to see if it is right for you. We are conveniently located in downtown Montreal, Peel and Maisonneuve.
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Wrinkle Relaxers for men and women in Montreal
Wrinkle Relaxers treatment such as Botox® or Dysport® are mostly for anyone who is looking to improve his/her general appearance. Lots of people feel uncomfortable with the idea of going through cosmetic surgery and prefer a less drastic approach but as efficient. Whether it is to simply get that rested look, relax you wrinkles or build a more proactive long term treatment plan; this preventative tool is effective for slowing the inevitable aging process.
What are the benefits of Botox?
There are many benefits that come with choosing Dysport® or Botox® treatments.
- Cosmetic Botox is safe, effective and been used since 1989
- Procedure time is quick 10-15 min-It is a relatively painless to minimal pain free treatment
- There is little to no downtime after the procedure
- Fast acting-result can last between 4-6 month
- It can also be use in parallel with other cosmetic treatment such as dermal fillers / hyaluronic acid
- Approved by Health Canada.
What are the common treated areas?
Neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport can be used on a variety of different areas of the face. The most common treatment areas are the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. However, Botox can also be used to treat other areas, such as the lips, neck, and jawline. The treatment is relatively quick and it usually takes effect within few days and up to two weeks. In addition, it is typically very safe when performed by a qualified practitioner. As a result, it is no wonder that Botox has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the ideal age to get on Wrinkle Relaxers?
There is no definitive answer to this question as everyone's skin is different and will respond differently to wrinkle relaxers. However, generally speaking, the ideal age to start using wrinkle relaxers is in your mid-to-late 20s or early 30s, when you start to see the first signs of wrinkles.
How much Botox® treatment cost in Montreal?
At Chic Laser we use Disport and Botox injections we offer a competitive price of 11$ per unit. Prices vary according to the treated area and the individual results you are seeking. It is imperative that a Dr assesses your age, skin, face structure and overall health during during a consultation to create a unique treatment plan. At ChicLaser we don't believe in one fits all and you shouldn't as well.
How does Botox work?
Botox is a brand name for botulinum toxin, which is a purified substance that's derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When injected in small amounts, it temporarily relaxes the muscles that are injected, resulting in a temporary improvement in the appearance of wrinkles. It helps soften fine lines and small wrinkles to give you daily the look of someone who is well rested. It slows sign of aging that are mechanically caused. Also read our post about what is Botox.
Whats is lip flip?
It is revolutionary ways to get your natural lips to look their best without the need of a plastic surgeon. The injection of botulinum toxin amplifies the lips natural beauty. The relaxation of the muscle allows the lip to curl outward and give it that more luscious appearance. Be aware that it will not increase the volume like dermal fillers would, it is a very natural and sexy result for those seeking for a more natural impact. Note that when treating this area we use numbing cream as our pout area is delicate and little sensitive. Click here to learn more about lip fillers Montreal
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, frown wrinkles - indirectly it helps smooth lines. While dermal fillers, on the other hand, are substances that are injected into the skin to restore volume that improves and correct the appearance of wrinkles. Put simply, they are wrinkle fillers- they replace lost volume, 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 decrease the activity of the muscles located near the injection site. The forehead becomes temporarily less active, preventing the creation of the big forehead wrinkles that are 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 it 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 needs to be evaluated by a doctor to assure the patients safety, determine that they qualify for injectables and eliminate 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 doctor, nurses, auxiliary nurses. Be aware when seeking to be treated; there are many structures that the eye can't see beyond your skin such as nerve, arteries, veins glands and many more find a team that possesses the knowledge. Be careful and ask for credential when seeking treatment. At ChicLaser, downtown Montreal our team include medical professionals- we do have an on site Dr. and registered nurse to guide you effectively through your objectives.
How do I prepare for the Botox treatment?
During your consultation the doctor will discuss the need to stop any medication prior according to your health situation.
- Avoid blood thinners for pre-determined period according to our Doctor.
- Avoid anti-inflammatory 24 hour prior to treatment.
- Do not expose your skin to sun 24 hours prior to injections
- Avoid drinking alcohol the day before treatment
- Come with a fresh clean face, no make up
What can't I do after the Botox procedure ?
- It is imperative that you refrain from sun exposure for at least 24 hours
- Refrain from strenuous exercise for at least 48 hours
- Do not bend your head or lay down for at least 4 hours after an injection
- Avoid rubbing and touching, therefore we recommend avoiding make up for 24hours
- Refrain from Hammam, Jacuzzi or spas for at least 48 hours
Is Botox injection safe?
Botox injections are safe and been use in since 1989. Botulinum toxin is approved by Health Canada but it is mandatory that you trust the practice that offers treatments. Make sure you are in good hands and that you consult with a qualified and certified team before initiating a procedure.
How long does Botox last?
Botox last up to 4-6 months, many people showed satisfaction for longer period.It's longevity depends on your body and the speed at which it will metabolize the botulinum toxin.
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 muscles 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.