How is the Botox procedure done?

Botox is the most popular, non-surgical cosmetic treatment in Canada.

Botulinum toxin, better known under its commercial brand names - Botox, Dysport, Ipsen, and Jeuveau - is the most popular, non-surgical cosmetic treatment in Canada. It is used for temporary reduction and elimination of dynamic wrinkles, frown lines, forehead creases, crow's feet, and other wrinkles around the lips and the neck.

Botox is generally painless. It involves the injection of a botulinum toxin, generally into the facial muscles. It provides a relaxed and rejuvenated look without changing the facial appearance. Botox works by invading nerve cells that prevent muscle contraction. When facial muscles relax, the skin will also relax, which helps reduce the appearance of the dynamic wrinkles. Botox has been originally used as a medical treatment. Over the past 30 years Botox in Montreal has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world. It is quick, simple, pain free, and unlike cosmetic surgery, with no downtime.

In this article, we will discuss how a cosmetic Botox treatment is performed and what you can expect before, during and after the procedure.

How does Botox work?

Botox is a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When injected into a human or animal, it causes muscle paralysis. botulinum toxin is one of the most poisonous substances known to man. However, in very small amounts, it can be used medically to treat conditions such as muscle spasms and excessive sweating. botulinum toxin works by blocking the nerve signals that tell muscles to contract. When the signals are blocked, the muscles can no longer contract, and they remain relaxed. botulinum toxin is most commonly injected into the muscles of the face to treat conditions such as crow's feet and frown lines. The toxin can also be injected into other parts of the body to treat conditions such as neck spasms and excessive sweating. botulinum toxin injections usually last for three to six months before the muscle activity returns to normal. The effects of botulinum toxin are usually not permanent and will gradually wear off over time.

What Botox best works for?

Results may vary depending on the person's age, and on the area being treated. Generally the main types of wrinkles that Botox can treat are crow's feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles above the eyebrows. However it can also be used for vertical lines around the lips and mouth, as well as neck bands and bunny lines. Botox is not only used for frown lines or the forehead. It is also used for a lip flip procedure.

Botox is less effective for treatment of static wrinkles and lines, which appear due to age and gravity. Other methods, such as fillers, are better suited for the treatment of static wrinkles.

How do I prepare for the Botox procedure?

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In order to avoid bruising, patients should plan on giving up alcohol, and garlic for seven days before having Botox. Avoid certain medications such as muscle relaxants, blood thinners, allergy medications, sleeping aids, and do not smoke for at least 48 hours before the procedure.  

How is the Botox procedure done?

Botox Injection Montreal

When you arrive for your Botox appointment, the first part of the process is that your doctor or aesthetician will clean the skin and apply a numbing cream. Once the skin is numb, they will use a very fine needle to inject the Botox into the desired areas. The number of injections will depend on the size and severity of your wrinkles. Most people report feeling only a slight pinch during the procedure.

No recovery time is needed, and patients can return to work or other activities immediately. We recommend that you do not bend over for the first few hours post-injection and do not rub or massage the muscles or the injection site area after your procedure in order to avoid having the injected Botox migrate to another area of the body. After your treatment, you may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites. These side effects on the body are typically temporary and should resolve within a few days. You may apply ice to the treatment area.

The botulinum toxin begins to work almost immediately, and you should start to see results within a few days. The effects usually last for about three months, at which time the treatment can be repeated. You may also notice that your wrinkles appear smoother and less pronounced immediately after treatment. However, it can take up two weeks for the full effects of Botox to be visible.

Is the Botox procedure painful?

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Botox injection is not painful. In fact, many people say that they barely feel anything at all when the Botox is being done. However, some people may experience a slight stinging or burning sensation when the needle first enters the skin. But this is usually only for a brief moment and is not considered to be painful.

What are possible Botox treatment side effects?

Some common yet rare side effects of Botox include muscle discomfort, bruising, headaches, tiredness, muscle weakness, dry eyes, and redness. For more information take a look at our article about the Botox side effects.

Botulinum toxin vs dermal fillers

Botox Forehead Lines

Botox and fillers(most commonly used filler is the Hello!hyaluronic acid) are both injectables that can be used to treat fine lines, wrinkles or unevenness of the skin. The biggest difference between them is how they work. Botox will paralyze underlying muscles while fillers will fill in any existing creases of the face.

Combining Botox treatments with fillers

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Combining Botox treatments with other filling agents is not unusual in order to fill in the deeper facial wrinkles. Botox and dermal fillers can be injected in the same area but depending on the area being treated, your practitioner may suggest waiting for two weeks to see the results of the filler before administeringBotox to the same area.

Does Botox work if you already have forehead wrinkles?

The answer is a clear YES. In fact, smoothing out facial wrinkles is the most popular use of Botox.

Botox Aftercare: Best Practices and Precautions

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Following these simple tips will help you to get the most from your experience and ensure that you have beautiful, long-lasting results:

●      Avoid touching or rubbing the treated area for at least six hours after the injection.

●      Apply ice to the area for five minutes at a time every half hour for the first six hours to reduce swelling.

●      Sleep with your head a bit elevated for the first night after injection to minimize swelling.

●      Avoid wearing makeup or other products for at east 24 hours.

●      Avoid rubbing the treated area

●      Avoid exposure to heat, such as sun bathing, saunas, hot baths, or strenuous exercise, for the first 24 hours.

●      If you have any concerns or experience any side effects, be sure to contact your doctor.

Can I wear makeup after using Botox for the facial muscles?

Botox aftercare

It is important to avoid touching your face for 24 hours after getting Botox injections because it will reduce the effectiveness of treatment. If you must apply makeup, use spatula or fingers only when applying products near where injections were given. To ensure that all areas receive proper attention during this time frame make sure not to wear any unnecessary items such as rings which could cause irritation by trapping sweat against skin with their tight binding .

How should I sleep after Botox?

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The toxins in Botox will wear off after a few hours, but it's best not to lay down for the first 4hours. If you need to take a nap, set an alarm on your phone. Also try to keep your head slightly elevated the first night.

Botox Montreal

Montreal city

If you're considering getting botulinum toxin injections, call our office today to schedule a free consultation at (514) 982-0000. We will book an appointment with a doctor when he will ask you a few questions about the kind of results you want to achieve and devise a treatment plan accordingly, as individual results may vary.

We are the Botox Montreal experts

downtown Montreal

Over the past 30years Botox has become one of the most popular non surgical cosmetic treatments in Canada to be performed by a plastic surgeon. Our expertise allows us to provide the very best care for our patients. We are a strong proponent of a“natural” look and we will always focus on enhancing natural beauty..

Our extensive experience allows us to provide the very best care to our patients in accordance with health Canada regulations, and to help you obtain the best results. Before treatment, during the consultation, our team will inquire about any medications that you take to ensure that there are no negative interactions. We will ask you questions about the kind of results you want to achieve and devise a treatment plan accordingly. During the consultation, tell our doctor about any health issues you might have. You should also let us know if you've been injected with Botox recently. To learn more, visit our Botox Montreal page.

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