There’s no exact age when you should start getting BOTOX®, but the sooner you treat signs of aging, the better your results will be. If you’re starting to see traces of lines, or are expressive with your face and prone to getting lines, you should consider exploring a preventative neuromodulator.

Today, almost 20% of BOTOX® users are in the 30-39 age demographic. These young women are using BOTOX® as a deterrent, hoping that it will halt the development of facial creases and wrinkles down the road.

If you’re scared of getting that stereotypical “frozen” look, as long as you visit a skilled doctor who knows how to cater to specific age groups, your results will be subtle and natural looking with plenty of movement left in your face. BOTOX® will not be noticeable if it is injected in small doses by a skilled doctor. Patients will look more rested, brows more defined and if done right eyes more open and youthful.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX®, Xeomin, and Dysport are products used to relax muscles which in turn reduces wrinkles between the eyes, on the forehead, corners of the eyes and on the nose. It can also be used on other parts of the body for treatment, but is popular for cosmetic purposes.

The brand name BOTOX® will be used to describe neuromodulators in general as it is the most well-known.

How is BOTOX® administered?

BOTOX® is injected using a small insulin needle into the muscles of the face allowing for muscle relaxation.

Does it hurt?

We have experience in helping clients who are anxious and concerned about discomfort. Our clinic is unique in providing anaesthetic cream to numb the injection sites. Our clients enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that they have this option.

Will I look “frozen” or have duck lips?

We are experienced in helping clients reduce wrinkles while maintaining natural facial expressions. Generally, the feedback our clients receive from family, friends and co-workers is that they look “rested.” No one will know that you have had BOTOX® unless you tell them. We recommend smaller amounts of the product to produce natural-looking results.

How long does the procedure take?

BOTOX® injections typically last a few minutes to a maximum of 10 minutes depending on the number of muscles injected.

How long does BOTOX® last?

BOTOX® can last from 4-6 months depending on the client’s metabolism. It does not have permanent effects and has to be re-administered every 4-6 months. It should be noted that BOTOX® prevents the development of wrinkles.

Who administers BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is injected by a Certified Medical Doctor or Registered Nurse. The facial muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and other structures are complex. Our practitioners are trained and certified in administering Botox and fillers.

Can BOTOX® reduce deep wrinkles?

Although BOTOX® can reduce wrinkles, it cannot erase deep furrows. However, the use of fillers can be used to fill in the groove. The combination of BOTOX® and filler is effective in minimizing the wrinkles leading to a smoother and younger appearance.

How much BOTOX® do I need?

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Is there anything that I should do prior to getting BOTOX?

Stop taking medications that can thin the blood. A week before you get Botox injections, stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, Excedrin, Motrin, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, flax oil, cod liver oil, fish oil, vitamin A, vitamin E and other essential fatty acids. Also, avoid drinking alcohol a few days before your treatment. If you have to take pain medication, Tylenol is your best choice.

For at least 24-48 hours prior to treatment avoid: alcohol, caffeine, niacin, high sodium foods, high sugar foods, carbohydrates, spicy foods and cigarettes.

Eat 2 Kiwi fruit per day for 2 days prior and after your appointment. Kiwi contains bromelain, which helps reduce bruising.

Eat Pineapple. There’s some evidence that enzymes found in high citrus fruits like pineapples can work to prevent bruising. Try eating pineapple during the first two days after Botox treatment.

Do you have any suggestions on what to do after getting BOTOX?

Elevate your head and avoid lying face down. Putting your head on a few pillows, helps reduce bruising, swelling, and pooling of blood in the treated area.

Do not massage or touch injection sites. Avoid rubbing and massaging the treated area for at least 24 hours. You don’t want to make the injectable spread to other unintended areas.

Exercise treated muscles. For the first one to two hours post treatment exercise the area treated either by raising your eyebrows, squinting or furrowing your brow.

Avoid additional facial treatments. Make sure to book other services including, but not limited to facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, skin tightening procedures etc. for at least 24-48 hours post treatment.

Use an ice pack. Icing before, during, and after injectables can help reduce the potential of bruising. Ice helps to constrict the blood vessels and lessens the likelihood of a bruise to spread. Do not place ice directly on the skin. Use a clean barrier like a thin paper towel.

Consider taking Arnica Montana, a natural remedy with the power to reduce post-procedure pain and treat bruising. Arnica Montana can either be taken in pill form or topically applied to the treatment area. Some injectors may even recommend taking the supplement a few days before your injectable treatment to further prevent bruising.

No strenuous activity for at least 24 hours. Any activity that elevates your blood pressure and heart rate can cause bruising. You should avoid running, weight lifting, pilates, yoga, aerobics, cycling, climbing, sun and heat exposure.

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