Cosmetic Botox is a non-surgical procedure that successfully removes wrinkles and facial creases from certain areas of the face. Botox is most often used on horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), and frown lines between eyebrows.
Botox injections are highly successful in treating wrinkles, creases, lines caused by muscle movement such as frown lines between brows.
The treatment works by limiting the movement of muscle so it cannot contract. As a result, the wrinkles are relaxed and softened. Furthermore, this is an affordable and less invasive alternative to cosmetic surgical procedures such as brow lift and facelift.
Why You Should Consider Getting Botox at Spring Mist Med Spa
All injectable treatments at Spring Mist Med Spa begin with an initial free consultation. Call 905 875 3300 or book online.
Botox: Frequently Asked Questions
In this procedure we most commonly treat the following areas:
- Frown lines between eyebrows
- Forehead horizontal lines
- Lines around the eyes (crow’s feet)
After the initial consultation, this treatment takes about 10 to 20 minutes in the treatment room. Additionally, the treatment doesn’t cause any serious discomfort. In fact, a vast majority of patients experience only minimal or no discomfort. Consequently, you can return to work immediately. However, we recommend that you stay away from strenuous activities such as an intense workout until the next day.
You will start noticing improvements in two to five days after the treatment. The overall effects will be visible in about a week.
The results of this treatment will last for three to six months.
Every drug has side effects, and Botox is no exception. However, side effects from this treatment are rare and temporary. Potential side effects (in just 1 to 5% of cases) include mild droopiness of the eyelid or eyebrow, which usually goes away within two weeks, slight bruising at the injection site, and headaches.
Botox is not designed to remove facial expressions. It is designed to soften lines of excessive facial expression from squinting, frowning, and smiling. It does limit your muscle movement, but it will not affect the nerves that cause sensation, or make you feel numb.
The needle used in this procedure is exceptionally fine and only a tiny amount of substance is used. As a result, the pain is minimal—no sedation or local anesthesia is required.