Botox®/Dysport®

Reducing Fine Lines And Wrinkles

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Young women smiling after botox treatment

Anti-aging

There are 4 main neuromodulators available on the market: Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Nuceiva®. Each is used to reduce the signs of aging through softening fine lines and wrinkles creating a more youthful glow.

Common Areas Treated

- Forehead

- 11's

- Crows Feet

- Bunny Lines

- Jaw Muscles / Masseters

- Neck (Neffertiti Lift)

- Nose (Tinkerbell)

- Eyebrow Raise

- Smokers Lines

How Does a Botox Work?

  • Botox® or other neuromodulators work by blocking the messaging pathway to treated muscles. By stopping the connection, it stops the muscle from activating which stop the formation of wrinkles. Lines that can be seen at rest are referred to as "static" lines while lines/wrinkles that are seen with movement are referred to as "dynamic" lines. Botox® helps to prevent and even reverse both static and dynamic lines.

  • While skin care routines can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, no other treatment on the market today acts the same way on the muscle as Botox®. It is the leading wrinkle reducing treatment on the market with some of the best results for stopping wrinkle formation.

 

What to expect from a Botox® Treatment

Botox® treatments are relatively quick with no downtime after the procedure. At the Helix Clinic, we book 15 minutes for the treatment to review the benefits of Botox ®. treatment goals, price point, and after care to ensure you understand your Botox® treatment. We encourage you to tell us about your previous treatments (if any) so we can understand how your muscles work and build off your previous Botox® treatments for the best result.

Botox Pricing: $10/unit plus GST

Dysport Pricing: $10/unit plus GST

Once the treatment is complete, you are able to go about your day as normal with a few restrictions to ensure the best outcome for your treatment.

Botox® Post Care

There is no downtime after a Botox® treatment. There are a few restrictions such as no gym for 12 hours, no sauna, no hot tub, and no laying down for a few hours post treatment.

Botox® does not reveal results right away. It takes on average 7 days for the Botox® treatment to start working and will continue to last for 3-4 months.

If you would like to learn more, check out Allergan's main website at www.botoxcosmetic.ca

Information From Allergan's Website

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) Important Information

Approved Uses
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:

  • Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months.

  • Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing

BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.

There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines, and/or forehead lines.

BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX® Cosmetic. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.

Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.

Do not receive BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.

Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; have trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past.

Tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of botulinum toxin such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the past (tell your doctor exactly which product you received); have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep medicine; take aspirin-like products or blood thinners.

Other side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include: discomfort or pain at the injection site; headache; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids and eyebrows, and swelling of your eyelids.