Are you ready when the masks come off?
Botox & Cosmetic Fillers
Now Booking Consultations
with our Nurse Practitioner Ann Vlahadamis
Give us a call 780.456.2114
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a widely used cosmetic treatment with over 20 years of experience and millions of happy patients treated.
What are the Benefits of BOTOX®?
Quick and simple procedure
Requires zero downtime
Minimal pain and discomfort
No anaesthesia required
Proven safety track record, approved by Health Canada and the FDA
How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last? Is it Permanent?
After receiving BOTOX® treatment, your results will become evident within approximately 3-5 days, and after 10 days you will notice the complete result. BOTOX® Cosmetic is not permanent. It lasts between 3-4 months on average but everyone is different.
Is it going to be worse when it wears off?
No! Your face will not get worse if you stop using BOTOX® Cosmetic or when it wears off. In fact, even as time goes on, the face often looks better than had it never been treated.
Recovery From BOTOX® Injections
BOTOX® is a quick procedure that delivers dramatic results. After receiving your treatment, you can get back to your busy day, as the needles we use are extremely fine, and typically don’t leave noticeable marks on your face. Some patients may experience a bit of redness or a tiny bruise at the injection site, which can easily be concealed with a light application of makeup.
How Much Does BOTOX® Cost?
The average fee for BOTOX® is $10/unit for most areas. At your initial consultation, you will be provided with the actual cost of your BOTOX® treatment, based on an assessment of your face.
Are BOTOX® Injections Painful?
Most of our patients feel that the pain of BOTOX® injections is very mild, and well worth the results that they are able to achieve. The pain is minimal, chiefly because the microneedles used for BOTOX® injections are very fine, and our highly experienced injectors are able to perform the procedure as painlessly as possible by administering highly controlled and delicate injections. For those who are scared of needles, we offer ice packs or an anesthetic cream that will minimize the sensation even further. In addition, we have a unique device that is able to effectively dull the sensation of the injections.
At What Age Should I Start Using BOTOX®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections most popular amongst individuals between the ages of 30 and 60, however there is growth in the number of younger people seeking BOTOX®, as it is very effective at prevention.
Will I Be Able To Make Facial Expressions After Getting BOTOX® Injections?
Unfortunately, some Hollywood celebrities have used such high doses of BOTOX® that they have been left with a frozen, unnatural look, which has become instant fodder for celebrity magazines and blogs. You can rest assured that after receiving BOTOX® treatment at Body Polish you will have a very natural appearance. While you will definitely notice a marked improvement, the results will not be radical, and it will not be obvious that you’ve had a procedure. You will look like yourself, only younger, fresher, and more relaxed. You will still be able to make facial expressions.
Is BOTOX® Safe?
BOTOX® Injections are extremely safe and having been used since 2002, have established a strong safety track record. While some people initially express reservations about undergoing BOTOX® injections, rest assured that BOTOX® remains localized at the injection site and does not spread throughout the body.
Complications are very rare, and when they do occur are typically very mild and temporary. The following complications are the most common:
Spread of BOTOX® to adjacent muscles: Sometimes BOTOX® can affect muscles that are adjacent to the injection location, creating a look that was not as intended (e.g. droopy eyelid). This would be temporary, lasting approximately 3 months, and fading as the effects of BOTOX® wear off.
Amount of BOTOX® Injected: Sometimes too much or too little BOTOX® is injected. Such situations can be avoided by ensuring that your injections are performed by highly skilled health care professionals.
Immunity to BOTOX®: In rare cases, a patient may unknowingly be immune to BOTOX®, rendering it ineffective.
While these represent the most common types of complications associated with BOTOX®, they are not experienced by the vast majority of patients. At most, patients will experience benign side effects such as light bruising, which can be easily covered up with foundation or concealer.
What Are Some of the Issues That Muscle Relaxants Can Treat?
Muscle relaxants or Neuromodulators can be used to address a wide variety of concerns. Sometimes muscle relaxants are used on their own, and other times they are used in conjunction with dermal fillers to provide the desired result. At your consultation, your practitioner will assess your face and then come up with a recommendation based, taking into consideration what you’d like to achieve. While there are many uses for muscle relaxants, some of the more popular uses are as follows:
Sunken Brow (Brow Shaping and Brown Lifitng)
Nasal Bunny Lines
Jawline (giving the appearance of a narrower jaw)
Vertical lip lines (smoker’s lines)
Downturned corners of mouth
Can BOTOX® Help With Excessive Sweating?
Many people suffer from an incredible disruption to their lives because of hyperhidrosis— or excessive, severe sweating— that is resistant to any treatment by anti-perspirants and other remedies.
You may have heard about Botox® treatment for hyperhidrosis, but unfortunately not a lot of information exists for this highly effective, FDA approved treatment. Fortunately, at Body Polish, our highly-qualified Nurse Injectors are experienced in treating this issue.
To minimize your risk of side effects, make sure to receive your cosmetic assessment and treatment by an experienced and well-trained specialist such as a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner. Our Nurse Practitioner - Ann, will discuss with you all the potential side effects of Botox®. She will discuss your options with Botox® Cosmetic & Botox® Therapeutic (for excessive sweating, migraines etc) to ensure that the potential for side effects is kept very low.
Depending on age, gender, strength of muscles and depth of wrinkles, each person will requires a different number of units of Botox®. Ann has the expertise to ensure you get just the right amount of Botox®.