BOTOX® Cosmetic

Treatment Info

Time 15-35 minutes
Staff Certified Medical Injector R.N.
Price Depends on number of units

Treatment Detail

Skin Vitality injects over 100 patients daily at eight locations across Ontario. Our registered nurses and doctors have injected over ONE MILLION patients in the last 5 years. With our extensive experience, you can trust your face with our Medical Injectable Experts for natural looking results that you’ll love.

We’ve performed so many BOTOX® treatments that we are now the most popular BOTOX® provider in Canada! But what does that mean for you? Our medical injectors:

  • are leaders in the field of cosmetic injectables, and we select them based on their credentials and professional reputation
  • have a tremendous amount of experience performing the procedure, which they build on everyday
  • continue to enhance their knowledge with additional training
  • have the ability to treat a wide variety of aesthetic concerns

There are millions of BOTOX Cosmetic injections performed on men and women yearly worldwide, and it consistently tops the list annually as the most popular cosmetic procedure according to the statistics compiled by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). In 2010, there were an impressive 5.4 million procedures of this type of treatment performed, and that is just for North America! With an increase of 12% from 2009, this shows you how popular a Toronto BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure is, due to its effectiveness and proven safety track record.

botox-globe-feb13BOTOX® at Skin Vitality Medical Clinic

You’ll see one of our top BOTOX® practitioners, who will use their expertise and experience to individualize your treatment while minimizing side effects, creating a natural looking result that you’ll love. At Skin Vitality, we have professional and Registered Nurses and Physicians who are licensed to perform the BOTOX® Toronto procedure in the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, St. Catharines, and London at our 8 locations. Each of our medical professionals will ensure that your treatment is performed accurately, applying techniques that will make your brotox-globe-feb13experience comfortable and achieve the results you want. Your procedure is performed in a beautiful facility that is designed with your comfort and safety in mind. And due to the number of procedures we perform on a weekly basis (making us the TOP provider in Canada) you can rest assured that our expert medical injectors have the experience and know-how to achieve the results you want safely and effectively. We help you achieve your goals so you can feel better about yourself. Talk to us about BOTOX®.

Treats a number of issues

This treatment has a growing number of uses, from easing muscle spasms (for example, in spastic cerebral palsy) to flattening wrinkles! There are currently over 20 different medical conditions that botulinum toxin is being used to treat with more being discovered regularly. Here are some of the other approved therapeutic uses for BOTOX®:

  • Blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids)
  • Idiopathic Rotational Cervical Dystonia (severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms)
  • Chronic Migraine
  • Severe Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)

How does it work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic works by simply relaxing the muscles underneath the skin to create a smooth and refreshed appearance.

How is the procedure performed?

The BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered using a super-fine needle to avoid any pain, bruising or swelling. The BOTOX® is then injected directly into neuromuscular tissue and it takes 24-72 hours for it to take full effect. In some very rare cases, it may take as long as five days for the full effect to be observed.

How long does the procedure take?

BOTOX® treatment varies in length depending on how many areas you’d like to target and how much correction is desired. On average, one treatment takes approximately 15-25 minutes. The injection is performed by a medical professional who is licensed and authorized to administer BOTOX®. With the experienced physicians and registered nurses at Skin Vitality Cosmetic Clinic, and with the help of latest techniques and methods, we can ensure that your treatment will be performed in a safe and meticulous manner.

Since there is no downtime – you can do it during your lunch break – and no one would know you have had it done! It is injected with a very tiny needle and only feels like a little pinch.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for BOTOX®?

BOTOX® treatments are customized for each patient, and there is no single method that fits all facial types. There are a lot of elements that need to be taken into account, such as whether the face is male or female, eyebrow shape, facial structure, dimension and length of forehead. The practitioners at Skin Vitality have experience in treating thousands of patients with different backgrounds using specific techniques that result in a natural result.

Who should not have BOTOX®?

Botulinum toxin should not be used in pregnant or lactating women, as well as people who have had a previous allergic reaction to the drug or any of its ingredients.

Will everyone be able to tell?

After a proper BOTOX® treatment, your friends and colleagues should not be able to immediately tell that you’ve had BOTOX®, but they should notice something more refreshed, relaxed and attractive about you.

How long does BOTOX® last? Is it permanent?

No – BOTOX® Cosmetic is not permanent. Within two or three days after your injections, the muscles that produce frown lines lose their ability to contract. For the next three months or so after you’re treated, you can’t frown even if you try. After that, the effect gradually decreases until muscles return to normal about six months after the treatment, which can then be repeated. If you follow the directions given to you and book your first 3 appointments promptly every 3 months (without waiting in between!) you can eventually increase the duration results of each treatment.

Where does the Botox® go once it is injected?

Botox® Cosmetic will stay local to the muscle where it was injected. After the injection, Botox® Cosmetic is simply metabolized and broken down into a natural by product within hours.

BOTOX® recovery time

If you’ve been careful to follow all of the instructions provided by your clinic then you should be able to recover from your BOTOX® treatment very quickly. BOTOX® injections are quick to administer and require almost no recovery time (some patients even return to work right after their session).

Once your procedure has been completed your doctor or nurse will often ask you to move the muscles surrounding the injection site in a certain way (this is most often done when BOTOX® has been applied to the face) in order to determine treatment results. They’ll then let you go but will often advise on a few activities to avoid.

What happens when the treatment wears off?

BOTOX® Cosmetic only “stops/slows” the clock of aging. When you stop getting treatments, the “aging clock” resumes like normal. At the very minimum, you will simply return to where you started. If you continuously use BOTOX® Cosmetic for a number of years and then stop – your muscles learn to relax and therefore you will look better than when you started.

How much does it cost?

The cost of the treatment varies by each patient and only a personal consultation can give you a more specific amount. The cost can range from $100 and up depending on the amount of BOTOX injections required and the area being treated.

Will I look “plastic”?

No. We will ensure that you get the look you desire – as natural as you want. In our experienced hands we can simply make you look more natural, relaxed and refreshed without anyone noticing you have had anything done.

What are the side effects?

Although very rare and not permanent, some people have experience bruising (which can be covered with makeup) or a short-term headache. Most patients do not experience any side effects. Almost every patient is able to come out of their BOTOX® treatment without feeling any lingering pain. A good cosmetic doctor or nurse knows how to direct injections into only the muscle groups that require alteration, meaning that the only lasting effects should be confined to the area where the BOTOX® was administered.

Despite this, there are still a few minor side effects that can arise after a BOTOX® injection. One of them is the appearance of light bruising and tiny red dots after treatment. Don’t worry! Both of these symptoms usually begin to gradually fade then completely vanish after only a few hours have passed. The process can be sped up (or reduced in severity) by applying a cold compress to the area of the face or body that was treated. If you plan to return to your schedule immediately, applying makeup is often enough to hide these symptoms.

Where is the treatment performed?

Your BOTOX® treatment will be performed in the safety and privacy of our medical clinic. You may choose any one of our 10 locations across the Greater Toronto Area and Kitchener – wherever is most convenient for you! Find out the clinic locations.

Contact us today to see if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you! Call 1-877-356-7776

Please Note: All patients must undergo our medical consultation with one of our licensed physicians prior to receiving prescription medication. Botox Cosmetic® is a registered trademark of Allergan Inc.

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