What You Need To Know About Botox
Botulinum toxin type A, more commonly referred to as Botox, is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines as a result of aging. Injected using a very fine needle, this product is used to relax and soften the muscles under the skin. Once relaxed, these muscles no longer contract, thereby giving the face and neck a more smooth and natural look.
The Benefits of Botox
Botox injections cause very little discomfort or pain. It is a non-invasive procedure that produces remarkable results. Men and women who use Botox will look younger and more rejuvenated without the need for surgical interventions. During a treatment, we are able to target specific wrinkles and fine lines such as:
Do not take aspirin (or medications containing aspirin) one week prior to treatment. On the day of your injection, remove all makeup and give your face a thorough washing.
When administered by an experienced plastic surgeon like the skilled staff at the Centre de Chirurgie Plastique de l’Île-des-Sœurs, a Botox treatment will not cause your face to have an unnatural frozen look. Applied without anesthesia, the injection relaxes the muscles located under the wrinkles and leaves the other expressive elements of your face untouched.
We recommend voluntarily contracting the affected muscles for about one hour after treatment to increase the effect of the Botox. You should wait 4 hours before touching the injection sites. After that, you will be able to wash you face and use your skincare products and makeup as usual. It will take roughly 24 to 72 hours before you begin seeing the first effects of the treatment, and the Botox will reach its full potential 7 to 14 days after the injections. From that point on, the effects will begin to gradually wear out over the course of the next 4 months.
All cosmetic treatments and injections involve certain risks, however small they may be.
When it comes to Botox injections, you might encounter certain adverse reactions that will nevertheless
disappear after a few weeks. These might be:
We will Make Those Wrinkles and Fine Lines Disappear
Even though they only take a few minutes to administer and don’t require anesthesia, Botox injections should never be taken lightly. An injection too deep or too low or a dose too big can leave you with some fairly poor results. At the Centre de Chirurgie Plastique de l’Île-des-Sœurs in Montreal, Dr. Beauregard and his experienced colleagues will help you reduce the signs of aging worry free.
Give us a call for more information regarding our Botox injections or to book a consultation.