Below are some of the answers to our most frequently asked questions about aesthetic injectable treatments like Botox, Juvederm, Emerval, Restylane, and Belotero. We hope you find them to be of value.
What is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic is a brand of product that works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet to form.
Botox® Cosmetic is injected into the facial muscles that are responsible for wrinkles and fine lines and relaxes those muscles. The ingredients in Botox block the signal from the nerve to the muscle, and thereby reduce its ability to contract and form wrinkles.
Botox® Cosmetic was approved by Health Canada in 2001 and has been used in millions of treatments, making it the most popular medical aesthetic service in the world.
Our physician specialists are very careful in the application of Botox® Cosmetic to ensure a naturally rejuvenated result, and not a frozen look which can result from treatment in the wrong hands.
Botox® VS Dysport®
Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are both brands in the “wrinkle relaxer” category of products. They work beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet to form.
Our physician specialists are experienced with both products and select between them or use them in different areas of the face for optimal result.
Botox® VS dermal filler?
There is a category of products known as wrinkle relaxers and two of the leading brands in this category are Botox® and Dysport®. These products have been used in millions of treatments and form the most popular medical aesthetic service in the world.
Over time, the muscles above and between your eyebrows repeatedly contract, causing wrinkles to form. Wrinkle relaxers are generally injected around these muscles. They relax the muscle for a period of four to six months so that the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced, creating a refreshed or relaxed appearance.
Dermal fillers replace volume and structure lost through the aging process. The leading brands in this category include Juvederm®, Emerval®, Restylane®, Belotero®, and Radiesse®. Dermal fillers are generally used to replace volume in lips and reduce the appearance of deep folds and lost volume in the face.
Wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers are often used in combination in different areas for an optimal result. Our physician specialists are very careful in the application of these products to avoid a frozen look or an overly treated look which can be the result of their use in the wrong hands.
Why should I care about who performs my treatment?
Our physicians are not only specialists, they are trainers of other physicians in Montreal and around the world.
We believe their extensive medical and aesthetic training on the skin and the structure of the face can ensure the most natural looking and best possible rejuvenating result.
What is a non-surgical nose job?
Answer to come.
What is a facial contouring and jawline reduction?
Answer to come.
How long does a treatment take?
A treatment can take about 10 to 30 minutes depending on the type of treatment and area treated. An important part of a first treatment is the consultation with our physician specialist.
How much does a consultation cost?
A consultation with one of our highly trained laser technicians for any laser treatment is free. They do not perform consultations for aesthetic injectable treatments. A consultation with a Victoria Park Medispa physician can range between $125 and $200, depending on the type of consult. A consultation for an injectable treatment with a nurse injector is free, however, if a prescription is written by a physician to proceed with a treatment, a $55 charge will apply.
How soon will I see results?
Treatment with wrinkle relaxers like Botox® and Dysport® generally take a few days after treatment with full results showing within two weeks. Treatment with dermal fillers for volume can be noticed immediately
Will I look natural?
At Victoria Park Medispa, our goal is to ensure our clients always look naturally rejuvenated. Friends should not be able to tell that you had a treatment, just that you look fresher and more relaxed. You can review our before and after photos in person before any treatment to understand the improvements from any treatment.
How long does a treatment last?
Treatment with wrinkle relaxers generally last about four to six months. Treatments with dermal fillers generally last nine to fifteen months.
What is a lip augmentation?
The use of dermal filler to replace lost volume or lack of volume in the lips is generally referred to as a lip augmentation.
A proper treatment is not simply about adding volume to the lip, but ensuring proportionality between the lips and the face to ensure a natural look.
What is a Botox® for Hyperhidrosis?
Botox® has been proven to also be an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating in hands, feet and underarms. When Botox® is placed near the sweat glands, the signals to sweat are stopped. Treatments last an average of 6-7 months with a third of patients going one year between treatments. As well, many private drug plans will cover the medication portion of the treatment.
What do you recommend for someone who is over the age of 65?
How do I know if I’m ready for neuromodulators (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport)?
What can I do about my crow’s feet and lines on my forehead?
I am worried about not reacting well to what is in the injectables, are there any side effects?
How much is too much?
How do I know what is right for me, an injectable or surgery?
I had injectables done somewhere else and I am not happy with the results, what can I do?
How often do I need to come in to maintain the results of injectables?
I am getting married in September, when should I start Botox?