Botox Injections in Kitchener Waterloo
Over time, repeated facial movements create expression lines and wrinkles that may make you appear older, tired or stressed. Botox, or it’s alternative Dysport, can be used before permanent wrinkles form to prevent their development and reduce those already in place.
Botox has become quite a popular form of non-surgical medical treatment, with more than six million treatments being conducted every year. Besides the most recognised use of reducing facial wrinkles, medical Botox injections have several uses; for instance, it is used to treat hyperhidrosis which is a condition characterised by excessive sweating even when temperatures are moderate. Botox is also used to treat chronic migraine.
Botox vs Dysport: What's the Difference?
Botox and Dysport have the same functions. For instance, the procedure for their application is the same, they are primarily used to prevent wrinkles, and they are both botulinum toxins. However, they have some subtle differences which mostly lie in the amount of trace proteins they have (Botox has more of it) and safety precautions that one should consider before and after treatment. Nonetheless, both are proven to be an effective treatment for wrinkles.
Although Botox has been on the market longer and has more brand recognition, the two products provide the same benefits and risks and are essentially the same. If you're unsure which of the two wrinkle treatments are right for you, please feel free to call (226) 476-4367 or to book a free consultation!
What to Expect From Botox Injections with Waterloo Medical Cosmetics
At Waterloo Medical Cosmetics, Botox treatments are overseen by our very own MD, Dr Michalski, and are usually administered by one of our registered nurses.
The procedure uses the smallest needles available, the same as those used to inject insulin in diabetic children. Clients are usually surprised how little discomfort they experience! When needed, a numbing cream can be applied 15-20 minutes before injections. Read Cosmetic Nurse Kelly's advice for those who, like her, are seriously needle averse!
We offer Botox injections at Romeo's in Waterloo and Cosmederm in Kitchener.
Before Receiving Botox Injections
There are several pre-treatment instructions that one should observe to avoid any negative consequences during or after treatment:
You are advised not to take anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Advil, Aspirin, or fish oil which can lead to bruising at the treated area. You should still continue to take any medications you are prescribed. Be sure to mention any prescriptions to Dr Michalski during your consultation.
Second, you should keep away from alcohol 24 hours prior to treatment to avoid the risk of bruising.
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding cannot receive Botox, Dysport, dermal fillers, or other cosmetic injections.
Post Care Advice for Botox Injections
We advise that you make use of the muscles by practising frowning and squinting to help the Botox work into the muscles. However, there are no adverse effects if you forget. Moreover, you should not touch or rub the treated area for 2 hours after receiving treatment.
You should not lie down or exercise for 6 hours after receiving Botox to ensure that the Botox stays in the desired area.