Botulinum Toxin Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

Why Botulinum Toxin Treatment?

At Beauty Within, we offer treatment with Botox Cosmetic®, a well-known brand of Botulinum Toxin (OnabotulinumtoxinA). This treatment is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the world and has been approved to address moderate to severe lines in the frown (glabella), around the eyes (lateral canthal lines) and horizontal lines across the forehead.

Botox® was first approved for medical use in 1989 to treat strabismus (misalignment of the eyes) and facial tics. It is also used to treat other medical conditions such as muscle spasms, chronic migraine, excessive sweating and urinary incontinence. In 2002, it was approved for the cosmetic use!

Botox Cosmetic® (onabotulinumtoxinA for injection) is made by Allergan, the world leader in medical aesthetics. Allergan has over 60 years of experience in stringent product manufacturing. Health Canada approved, this treatment is provided only by trained and experienced health professionals.

What Do Botulinum Toxin Treatments Address?

Botox Cosmetic® is a muscle relaxant that is injected into the muscles. It works by partially blocking the nerve impulses to any muscles that have been injected and reduces excessive contractions of these muscles. This gives the overlaying skin time to smooth and relax as well, thus softening and preventing wrinkles from forming.

Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum Toxin injections (both on-label and off-label) are used to treat:

  • Vertical frown lines
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Chemical brow lift
  • Crow’s feet
  • Bunny lines on nose
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Neck lines
  • Downturned mouth corners
  • Dimpled/pebbled chin
  • Gummy smile reduction
  • Masseter reduction (jawline slimming)
  • Minor facial expression asymmetry

Please note: Botulinum Toxin injections will NOT treat lines made by sun damage, gravity or by sleeping position/pressure on the face.

Botulinum Toxin

Benefits:

  • Non-surgical, non-invasive.
  • Minimal downtime (patients must adhere to Post Care Instructions for best results)
  • Often considered a “lunch time” procedure as it is very quickly performed.

Results:

  • Full results seen at approximately 10-14 days. However, you may see the effects starting to appear after 2-3 days.
  • If the desired level of correction has not occurred by 2 weeks, additional Botulinum Toxin injections may be required or an adjustment may be needed.
  • Lasts 3 months to 4 months. This can vary person to person. With consistent use and regular treatments, results can potentially last longer than 3 to 4 months, allowing for a longer duration between treatments to maintain results.
  • If you decide not to have any more treatment, the Botulinum Toxin will naturally be metabolized by your body, and the effects will fade away.

Who Should Not Receive Treatment with Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum Toxin is not recommended for use in pregnant or lactating women, as well as anyone who has had an allergic reaction to the drug or any of its active ingredients. Botulinum Toxin cannot be used if you have an infection in the muscles or an open wound/area of the skin where it would normally be injected; you have any muscle disorders in other parts of your body, including myasthenia gravis, Eaton Lambert Syndrome or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Side Effects

Common and minor side effects include:

  • Redness, local irritation, swelling, itching, discomfort, facial pain, eye swelling, local weakness, minor bruising at the injection sites, risk of infection, and headache.
  • Eyelid/eyebrow ptosis (droop). If this occurs, it will always resolve.

Rare side effects include:

  • Allergic reaction (including anaphylaxis), trouble swallowing, respiratory distress, seizures, facial paralysis, localized muscle twitches, tiredness.

This is not a complete list of side effects. For more information, please see product monographs.

**Please contact the clinic immediately if you experience side effects beyond one week. We can be reached at: 519-266-3642 or [email protected]

If you are experiencing an URGENT medical emergency such as anaphylaxis, shortness of breath or severe swelling, please call 911 immediately.

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How Much Does Botulinum Toxin Treatment Cost?

Treatment plans are customized and unique to you. At Beauty Within, Botulinum Toxin treatments are calculated on a “per unit” basis. A consultation is required in order to determine the amount of medication required. The exact dosage and number of injection sites is tailored to your needs based on the size, number and location of muscles involved, presence of local muscle weakness, response to previous treatment, and any medical conditions.

Consultations are complimentary and an individualized quote is provided. Book Today!

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