A Modern Ottawa Botox Clinic

Looking for Botox in Ottawa? You’ve come to the right place. Botox is a natural substance that is used to treat many different conditions. Its primary use is now in plastic surgery clinics, where it is used to treat everything from wrinkles on the face to thin lips.

How does Botox work?

Botox is derived from a natural neurotoxin, and its cosmetic benefits are derived by being able to paralyze muscles in the face that cause skin blemishes and signs of aging. When the muscles are relaxed, it gives the face a younger, healthier, more vibrant look. It is by far the most popular and safest cosmetic treatment, and more than 6 million Botox treatments are administered each year.

Botox treatments are primarily used to treat:
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes or other lines on the face caused by years of squinting and other facial movements
  • Droopy eyes- by lifting the corners of the brows, the eyes will appear fuller, younger, and more expressive.
  • Wrinkles on the forehead.
  • Other lines and wrinkles on the face.
Treatments can also:
  • Give the lips a fuller look
  • Reduce dimpling on the chin
  • Help regain definition on the face that fades with age
This substance can help totally reshape your outward appearance, and give you that young, healthy look back.

Is Botox dangerous?

As we mentioned before, there are over 6 million documented treatments administered each year, but despite the vast number of known procedures there are no serious cases of side effects ever reported. Botox has been used across many different medical disciplines for over twenty years, and even though most of us know it because of its cosmetic uses, it was in fact first used to treat medical diseases. Botox is approved by all medical boards, and has been rigorously peer reviewed in medical journals. A treatment administered by a licensed practitioner is absolutely 100% safe.

If it is a toxin, how come it doesn’t poison me?

The word toxin may sound dangerous because we so often equate it with the dangerous substances that we see in movies, but a toxin is actually any natural substance that could cause problems to a cell upon contact. This includes things as innocuous as a bee sting. So biological toxins administered in very small doses will do no harm to your body.

How does Botox work?

The process is really simple, actually. What the drug does is it gets into the muscles of your face, and it relaxes them so they aren’t so tense. The muscles in our face are just like those around the rest of our body. If you did 10,000 bicep curls, you would have big bicep muscles. Over the years, our faces make millions of different movements to express emotions, and all of that squinting, frowning, smiling, and laughing hardens our muscles, which in turns causes blemishes on our faces. Couple that with aging, and it makes for a potent combination. When some of the drug is administered, those effects are lessened because the muscles no longer exert the same pressure on the skin.

How long does it take?

The procedure usually only takes 10 minutes, and you won’t have any downtime after. You could pop in on your lunch break or a weekend morning, and get right back to your day after with no problems. You will begin to see results very quickly, and the full effects will be noticeable within two weeks.

Is it painful?

No, the procedure is quick, convenient, and painless. A very fine needle is used to inject a small amount of liquid. You might feel a pinching sensation, but that is all.

How long do treatments last?

Botox is not permanent, and if you want to have lasting effects, you are going to have to come in for more treatments. A typical treatment will last a few months on average. The good thing is that the more you have, the longer they last. This is because your muscles become trained to relax, and therefore do more of the work on their own.

How much does a treatment cost?

It is too difficult to tell how much a treatment will cost because so many different factors vary so much from person to person. It will depend on the extent of the blemishes, how much of an effect you desire, and many other factors that cannot be determined until you come in for a consultation. You can expect to pay at least a few hundred dollars for major procedures like filling out the lips, and less for smaller ones.

What are the side effects?

Side effects from Botox are incredibly rare, and for the most part you don’t have to worry about having any. Some people do see minor bruising that is easily covered up, but nobody has ever complained of anything major.

If you would like to learn more about how Botox in Ottawa can help you get that youthful, healthy appearance back, then contact us today and come in for a consultation.

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