Botox makes your face look more serene and relaxed giving it a more youthful appearance.
Botox injections for cosmetic purposes began in the 1990s. It relaxes facial muscles that, when contracted, cause wrinkles.
Non-invasive and with few side effects, Botox injection is the most efficient way to regain a youthful lustre. On its own or as a complement to other procedures such as laser, Thermage or Platelet Rich Plasma, IPL and others, it is the procedure of choice.
What does treatment involve?
Using the tiniest of needles, small amounts of Botox are injected into the facial muscles, making them relax. Treatment lasts only minutes and patients can return to their normal activities immediately afterwards.
Length of session: 15 minutes
Maintenance Phase: 2 to 3 injections annually are recommended to maintain muscle relaxation.
Is it painful?
Botox injections are more uncomfortable than painful, and the discomfort is easily controlled. If necessary, Dr. Charbonneau can suggest a pain management plan.
Are there side-effects?
The common concern when it comes to Botox treatment is an unnatural or frozen appearance. Don’t worry. Applied correctly, every natural and normal facial expression shines through while unwanted wrinkles disappear. At ILCO, you are in good hands!
Dr. Charbonneau, a cosmetic dermatology specialist since 1996, is a Canadian pioneer in Botox injections.
A discreet ”lifting” and overall relaxed look can be seen within the first 24 hours after treatment. The maximum effect will be visible in 5 to 7 days.
What skin conditions can Botox treat?
Botox injections are used to:
- Soften lines that have appeared on the forehead, around the eyes (the infamous crow’s feet), between the eyebrows, etc.
- Lift the tip of the nose and the corners of the mouth by softening the chin angle
- Rejuvenate one’s gaze by lifting the eyebrows and smoothing the eye lids
- Reduce a gingival (gummy) smile
- Smooth the face and neckline
Is this treatment for me?
Not all skin types react in the same way to cosmetic dermatology. Only a qualified dermatologist can diagnose the best course of action to enhance your natural beauty. As part of a first consultation, Dr. Charbonneau, cosmetic dermatology specialist, will be happy to answer all of your questions and give you the tools you need to make an informed decision.
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