Frequently Asked Questions, We Receive from Our Patients At Botox Toronto.
How does Botox work?
Botox blocks the muscle’s ability to contract during facial expressions. When the underlying muscle tissue moves, it leaves an imprint known as dynamic wrinkles. When the muscles stop moving, these imprints or wrinkles diminish.
How long do Botox results last?
The results from Botox will last between three and four months. However, with repeated treatments, the underlying muscles may be trained not to move during expression, allowing for longer-lasting results.
How safe is Botox?
Extremely safe. Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure globally with millions of injections done annually. It is the most tested, and studied procedure in esthetic medicine and has few risks and consequences when done correctly by a skilled injector.
How soon should you repeat a Botox treatment after your first injection?
The simple answer is when you start to experience movement in the treatment area. This movement is a good tell-tale sign the effects of Botox are subsiding. This sign happens about the three-month mark after your previous injection.
What is the limit to the number of Botox treatment sessions I can have?
There is no limit. You can have as many repeat treatments as necessary. However, it is important to remember that after multiple treatments, your body may develop an immunity to the drug rendering it ineffective.
Does Botox hurt?
With a skilled and experienced injector, Botox is extremely tolerable and sometimes painless. We do offer anesthetic creams to make the procedure more comfortable, but many of our patients don’t need it.
When will I notice the results?
When done correctly by a skilled injector, you will notice results within two to four days. You may also notice continuous improvement for a few weeks following as well.
Who can legally perform Botox injections?
Because Botox is a prescription drug, only a medical doctor can prescribe treatment, and only the doctor or a designee of that doctor can perform the injection. These include nurses and estheticians who are trained and certified injectors.
Is Botox safe for crow’s feet before Lasik Surgery?
That is probably a question best answered by your Lasik surgeon. The injection should be safe but could reduce the eyelid’s ability to blink, causing dryness with may affect the eye’s ability to heal after surgery.
What ages are Okay for Botox Treatment?
The FDA has approved Botox for ages between 21 and 65.
Does high blood pressure disqualify me from Botox?
No, when injected appropriately, Botox should not affect your blood pressure. However, you should always consult with your physician before Botox treatment.
I suffer from fibromyalgia and use lyrical pregabalin medication. Can Botox help me?
Some reports indicate that patients with fibromyalgia get relief of their tender points with Botox. This procedure is known as an off-label treatment of Botox and should be administered by a physician who is experienced with this sort of treatment.
Does Botox reduce forehead wrinkles?
Yes, when injected into the forehead muscles just above the brow, you should experience a reduction of horizontal lines on the forehead.
Can Botox improve my heavy-set brows like an eyelift?
When an expert injector places Botox in the correct areas just under the eyebrows, a lifting effect will raise your brow to a certain degree. There is some risk as the same injection might cause the brow to fall.
Can Botox stop excessive sweating in the hands and feet?
Yes, when delivered to the palms and feet, Botox has been successful in reducing excessive sweating and perspiration in these areas. However, gripping may be affected in the hands because the muscle will be weakened. Walking may also feel funny when delivered to the feet.
Can I get Botox on my lips?
Yes, the ability to hold a straw or sip may be affected. You should use an injector who specializes in this type of treatment.
Can you use Botox to increase facial volume?
No, Botox is a neuromodulator, not a dermal filler
Can I get Botox treatments for my crow’s feet and my forehead wrinkles at the same time?
Yes, Botox is frequently administered in multiple areas at the same time.
What areas of the face can I get Botox?
The areas of the face commonly treated with Botox are the frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet beside the eyes, and horizontal lines on the forehead. The most common areas of the face injected with Botox are the frown lines between the eyebrows, the forehead wrinkles, and the crow’s feet.
After Botox, will I have a frozen look?
The results depend on the injection administered. Some patients like the frozen look while others do not. The amount of Botox and injections area will determine the results in this matter. Make sure you discuss this with the doctor before injections.
What are the risks of Botox?
The major risk of Botox is associated with the weakening of muscle tissue that was not intended to be treated. This can include a variety of issues which depend on which muscle was incorrectly weakened.
Can I suffer from headaches after Botox?
Headaches are common after Botox injections, but are usually temporary and should diminish after a few hours.
Can Botox cause double vision?
Double vision is a temporary side effect of Botox injections and like headaches should subside in a few hours.
Can Botox cause itching at the injection site?
Itching is a temporary consequence possible with an injection and should abate quickly.