Botox for Hyperhidrosis
For hyperhydrosis (excess sweating), Botox is used primarily in the axilla (arm-pits) and typically lasts 5-7 months. Waterloo Medical Cosmetics also invoices medication costs directly to insurance companies if needed. However, please note that an additional injection fee of $250 applies (which is generally not covered by private insurance). Text us here for your complimentary Virtual Consult with Dr Michalski (226)-887-1208 .
What is Botox?
Botox (or its more modern cousin Dysport) is a treatment used to effectively reduce crow’s feet, “11-lines” (the lines between the eyebrows) and forehead lines. Small amounts of Botox help the muscles to relax, thereby reducing wrinkling in the skin and preventing the formation of wrinkles. Low doses in the treated areas help create a natural look for a more confident you!
How Our Treatment Works
Our Botox injections use the smallest needles available (the same size as those used to inject insulin in diabetic children). Clients are usually surprised by how little discomfort they experience! When needed, a numbing cream can be applied 15-20 minutes before injections. Nervous to proceed with treatment? We suggest reading Cosmetic Nurse Kelly's advice for those who, like her, are seriously needle-averse!
What to Expect From Botox Treatment
After booking an appointment with us, you’ll receive an email that will provide you with the basic details (such as our address and parking information), along with a list of to-dos and don’ts to ensure your session goes smoothly. An hour or so before your appointment, we’ll send you a text message to remind you. Upon arrival, you’ll meet our reception staff who will direct you to the treatment room upstairs within Romeo’s Uptown. You’ll meet our Cosmetic Nurses Anndrea or Kelly, who will discuss your goals, the risks and benefits of our treatments and make some suggestions. Our staff are never commissioned, so they can give truly honest advice! This will be followed by a consultation with our physician, Dr. Michalski, MD, either in person or through tele-medicine. Assuming that you are medically appropriate for our care, our treatments can generally be carried out on the same day. After this, you’ll be good to go!
For every client, we want to make sure your face is picture-perfect -- which is why we try to follow-up in person with every client around the two week mark. Of course, if you have concerns you can contact us sooner to be seen earlier. If you have any questions at any time, please don’t hesitate to ask! “Down-time” usually means some bruising with Botox/Dysport, some more swelling and bruising with facial dermal fillers and some extra swelling with lip fillers. Each of these symptoms do not typically last more than a few days, although for lip fillers, bruising lasting a week is more common. After treatment, we recommend that you stay upright, avoid sleeping on the injection area and avoid alcohol. QUESTIONS? TEXT US MON-SAT 9-8 @ 226 887-1208
Does it hurt?
We have never had anyone refuse to return for Botox or Skin Fillers because of discomfort. This is largely due to the expert training our nurses receive, the numbing creams we use and the specialized equipment we use.
Will I will look frozen or surprised?
Hollywood has given Medical Cosmetics quite the reputation! Many people believe that Botox will cause the face to look frozen or surprised. When used in appropriate doses, Botox treatments create a wonderful, refreshed “back from vacation” look. An important part of our business is unusual in our field: our staff are never on commission. As such, they can focus on refreshing your face -- not on pushing as much product as possible!
Isn’t it Expensive?
It is true that Botox/Dysport is a larger up-front expense. However, because it lasts so long, it becomes more affordable. Botox typically lasts 3-5 months and costs $50 to $400, depending on the number of areas treated and the dosages required. That is roughly $10-$80 per month to have a refreshed, smooth appearance. Compare this to monthly expenditures on hair, skin creams or gym memberships! Unlike most Med-Spas, our Cosmetic Nurses are never on commission -- which allows them to focus on ensuring you only pay for what you need and nothing for what you don’t.
Do only older people get Botox?
It is true that women and men in their late 30’s will start to use Botox to treat visible wrinkles. However, if the goal is to prevent them from forming, Botox can be started earlier. It is recommended that a person should consider preventative anti-wrinkle treatments in their mid to late 20’s. However, low doses in specifically targeted areas should be used on a younger face to allow for movement, resulting in a youthful and natural appearance. Consider reading this article from Vogue and ask about these at your consult!
What is the difference between Botox and Fillers?
Botox is a medicine that is injected in tiny quantities into muscles to help them relax. This makes it ideal to reduce fine lines caused by muscles wrinkling the skin (in particular, the “11-lines” between the eyebrows or the horizontal forehead lines). Dermal Fillers are hyaluronic acid-based medical gels that physically lift up the skin to add definition and volume. These are used more commonly in lip treatments and to smooth our under-eye hollows. However, our Cosmetic Nurses are skilled in a number of facial contouring techniques!
What is the difference between Botox and Dypsort?
Dysport is just a modern version of the original Botox.
Is it safe?
Botox (Dysport) is extremely safe and has been used safely for decades. The only people who absolutely cannot receive Botox or Dysport are those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. There is no down-time exactly; however, you can expect some mild redness and bruising that is generally amenable to makeup. Lips tend to swell after treatments for 24-48 hours, where bruising in lips may persist for a week or so. In the unlikely event of a proptosis (drooping eyelid), we always maintain emergency medications on hand. Our Nurses come from hospital-based medicine and maintain emergency equipment, including epinephrine, vital sign monitoring equipment and allergy medication on hand at all times. Finally, our medical director is an active ER physician and is available in the unlikely event of an emergency.
Do our Nurses receive specialized training?
Our Cosmetic Nurses are trained in advanced techniques, including advanced Botox treatments at Dr. Martin’s in Barrie, a leading Medical Cosmetics Training Centre. All clients are screened by our Medical Director, Dr. W. Michalski, MD, for safety and to ensure medical suitability for any treatment. All procedures are conducted with strict attention to safety. Our Nurses not only undergo specialized training; they also study ongoing continuing medical education in the field of cosmetic injectables. Read our Google Reviews for an idea of other clients’ experiences!
Is Botox Safe?
Botox is extremely safe and lasts about 3-5 months for cosmetic injections and 5-7 months for sweating. The only people who absolutely cannot receive Botox are those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. In clinical trials, 90% of women and men reported an improvement of “moderate to better” in the appearance of wrinkles after receiving Botox treatment. Improvements are typically seen in approximately 2-3 days. Clients can usually expect some mild redness and occasional bruising that is amenable to makeup.
Contact Us: 226-476-4367
Looking for medical botox injections near you? Our team of experts are happy to help! Waterloo Medical Cosmetics is a leading provider of Botox in the Waterloo-Kitchener region. Our cosmetic nurses are specially trained in lip injections for the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Our Romeo’s location offers lip fillers for Waterloo.
Looking to pay for treatments in installments? We’ve partnered with Medicard to make that possible. Apply online here
Botox For Sweating
Botox Can Help with Severe Sweating (Called Hyperhidrosis)
Did you know that Botox is FDA approved for hyperhidrosis? If underarm sweating is significantly interfering with your daily activities and topical agents haven’t worked, you may be a candidate for Botox treatment. A Botox neurotoxin is injected into the affected areas to help control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. Commonly covered by Health Insurance (although not OHIP at this time), Botox is most commonly used in the axilla. We have the same numbing creams available to make this treatment more comfortable. We charge $250 as an injection fee and will work with your insurer to cover the cost of the medication. To see before and after results, visit the Botox cosmetic website. Not ready to book? Join our newsletter and receive our complementary guide to Botox and Fillers!
Botox For Sweating
Did you know? Many of our clients are extremely private and prefer their customized care at home. We can bring the same level of care and safety you would receive in our clinic to your home for you, alone or with friends. Both Dysport and Restylane skin fillers can be provided in-home. A $250 fee applies for home services -- however, this can be waived if 4 or more friends choose this service together.
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