The botulinum toxin (botox) is a neurotoxin which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Yes, although if you have botox to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet (at the outer corners of the eyes) then this can reduce the movement around your eyes when you smile.
As with all botox treatments it’s up to you to decide to what extent you’d like the muscle activity to be reduced, so you can balance your desire to remove wrinkles with the facial movement you’d like to retain.
Yes, when administered by an appropriately trained healthcare professional in a safe environment.
Botox is approved for patients who are 18 years and older and most experts agree that patients in their mid to late 20s and early 30s are at a good age for preventative Botox treatment
The average price for a Botox unit in Toronto is estimated in the range of between $10 per unit and $17 per unit. The price variance depends on who is administering the treatment. For example, Botox administered by a nurse may be substantially less than if administered by a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon
Yes, having botox as a preventative treatment is becoming increasingly popular. Many facial wrinkles are caused by making the same expression over and over again, for example when you squint in bright sunlight.
Botox reduces the activity of the muscles which form these expressions, thereby reducing the number of skin lines and wrinkles which are formed.
Botox temporarily relaxes muscles, which is believed to happen because it blocks the nerve signals which would otherwise cause the muscles to contract.
By reducing the activity of the muscles which would normally cause wrinkles, for example when you frown, botox stops the wrinkles forming.
otox is effective on wrinkles which are caused by muscle activity. So, it tends to be used for the horizontal lines on your forehead, the vertical lines between your eyebrows (commonly called “11s”) and the horizontal lines at the outer corners of your eyes (known as “crow’s feet”).
No, the effects of your botox treatment will last between three and six months, at which point the botox will have naturally dispersed and the body will have removed it, as it would with any similar substance. Regular users of botox generally find that the effects last longer than new users.
No, once you’ve had the treatment you will need to wait for the body to naturally remove the botox, at which point the effects of the botox will gradually cease.
once you start your Botox treatments again, though, you'll be smooth again. If there is some reason you decide to never have Botox again (WHY would you do that to yourself:), then you'll find that the lines you've been preventing start to get deeper with muscle movement and eventually become creases in your skin
Many people fear that their faces will become dramatically wrinkled when they stop Botox. If you choose not to continue… those muscles staying out of use while Botox is active can delay the aging process; it reduces movement when injected, slowing the formation of wrinkles
Efficacy: While both treatments are considered effective, Juvéderm works quicker and lasts longer. Botox can take a few days to take effect and the results wear off after a few months. You will need follow-up treatments to maintain your results, no matter which treatment you choose.