Why Use Botox and Dysport?
Over time, repeated facial movements create expression lines and wrinkles that may make you appear older, tired or stressed. Botox and Dysport can be used before permanent wrinkles form to prevent their development and reduce those already in place.
The procedure uses the smallest needles available -- the same as those used to inject insulin in diabetic children. Clients are usually surprised at 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!
Botox and Dysport are extremely safe and each treatment lasts about 3-5 months. In clinical trials, 90% of women and men reported an improvement of “moderate to better” in the appearance of frown lines. Improvements are typically seen in 2-3 days. There is no down-time -- however, you can expect some mild redness and occasional bruising that is amenable to makeup.
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. We provide all of our treatments such as Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane and more at home in Kitchener or Waterloo.
Please note that a $200 visit fee applies and is waived when treating 5 or more individuals.
Also, please note that we cannot treat individuals who have been consuming alcohol or cannabis prior to discussing treatment options with our medical director, which occurs just before our cosmetic nurse provides the treatments.
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. Our needles are the smallest available (they are the same type used to inject insulin in diabetic children).
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.
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 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; 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. 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!