Botox Injections in Calgary
As we age, most of us notice frown lines between our brows, around the eyes and across the forehead, giving us a tired, and sometimes negative appearance. At Vive® Rejuvenation, we have many products and services—including BOTOX COSMETIC®—to consider as part of your rejuvenation plan. Book a consultation with one of our doctors to learn if BOTOX COSMETIC® is right for you. Our physicians and registered nurse will assess your concerns, discuss your goals, and develop your customized treatment plan to help you achieve your rejuvenation goals.
What is Botox?
BOTOX COSMETIC® (onabotulinum toxin A) is a Health Canada-approved purified protein and neurotoxin injectable treatment for facial muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. The most common treatment areas are frown lines between the brows, smile lines, and horizontal lines across the forehead. It is indicated for the reduction in the appearance of fine lines like frown lines, crow’s feet, and lines across the forehead. For decades, BOTOX COSMETIC® has been used by men and women to soften signs of ageing and provide a natural, refreshed and more youthful appearance.
BOTOX COSMETIC® works by blocking specific chemical signals in the nerves, which in turn, temporarily relaxes muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. The result is temporary, and usually lasts about three to four months, which works out to about three or four treatments per year.
What Are The Benefits of BOTOX COSMETIC®?
BOTOX COSMETIC® has a well-earned and excellent reputation for relaxing muscles between the brows, around the eyes, and across the forehead, which results in a temporary reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in those areas.
BOTOX MEDICAL® treatments are approved for medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) eye-twitching and chronic migraines.
A BOTOX COSMETIC® treatment, much like all medical treatments we offer, is overseen by our physicians. We ensure the treatment is safe, appropriate, and the health and wellness of the patient has been verified when we meet for a consultation. Both our doctors and registered nurse injector offer BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments. A BOTOX COSMETIC® treatment takes about 30 minutes, we take before and after clinical photos and we review before and after recommendations with every patient to ensure their health and safety before and after the treatment.
Results are noticeable in 4 – 6 days, and it takes about 14 days for the full effect. Overall, BOTOX COSMETIC® is recommended as part of most rejuvenation plans as a safe and effective way to achieve a natural and refreshed appearance.
Starting at Cost & Time of Procedure
The industry average for BOTOX COSMETIC® is about $10 – $12 per unit. The average cost of a typical treatment for a frown, smile lines and across the forehead may be anywhere between $250 and $500, depending on age, skin health and rejuvenation goals.
Your BOTOX COSMETIC® FAQs Answered!
Have more questions about BOTOX COSMETIC®? Check out these FAQs!
BOTOX COSMETIC® is approved to temporarily reduce muscle movement and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The most common treatment areas are:
- Between the eyebrows
- Eyebrow lift
- Around the eyes (smile lines/crow’s feet)
- Top sides of nose
- Masseter muscle/TMJ
- Platysmal bands in the neck
Yes! We have every patient complete a medical history review to ensure there are no contraindications to the treatment. We also assess the health and wellness of each patient prior to each procedure to ensure BOTOX COSMETIC® is always a safe treatment for them. Onabotulinum toxin A is a purified protein and is classified as a drug, which when administered carefully by a trained and experienced healthcare professional such as a physician or registered nurse injector, has very predictable and safe results. BOTOX COSMETIC® is administered in very small, exact dosages, according to the medical protocols and procedures set by our physicians.
Common side effects of a BOTOX COSMETIC® treatment include pain, tenderness, redness, inflammation and possibly very slight bleeding and mild bruising over the injection sites. In very rare cases, reports of headache, weakness, swelling and itching for a few hours up to a few days, have been noted. We assess our patients carefully before each treatment to ensure they are well, and in addition, we review post procedure recommendations for best results. eported.
Each of our medical staff has administered BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments safely and effectively for over 14 years, and they are skilled and experienced in reducing the potential risks associated with the procedure. BOTOX COSMETIC® is a very popular treatment that is regularly done by a significant percentage of our patients who want to maintain a refreshed, youthful and positive appearance.
We recommend our patients refrain from certain activities for 4-6 hours after their procedure to ensure the results of the treatment are not impacted. We recommend our patients refrain from exercise, lying down supine, bending down, rubbing or touching the injection sites or applying makeup over the injection sites for at least 4 hours after their procedure.
As with any needle injection, there may be anticipated side-effects such as redness, inflammation, tenderness, and possibly slight bleeding or bruising over the injection sites. Each injection site may be slightly raised for about an hour after the procedure until the product is fully absorbed. Most issues resolve within a few hours and by the next day, one can usually go about their regular schedule.
If you notice lines and wrinkles between your brows, over your forehead and around your eyes, BOTOX COSMETIC® may be one of the options for you! For both men and women, BOTOX COSMETIC® is a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of those subtle signs of ageing and retain a refreshed and youthful look.
For improving skin health and reducing sun damage, texture, pores, discoloration and deep wrinkles, we often recommend laser and medical esthetic treatments in addition to BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments. During your consultation, we will review your clinical photography, discuss your concerns and goals, and provide you with a full personalized plan including medical grade skincare, laser and medical aesthetic treatments and BOTOX COSMETIC® treatment suggestions. Most plans include all three components of skincare, laser, and injectables, done in a step-wise approach to achieve your rejuvenation goals with balanced, long lasting and healthy results.
The procedure takes about 30 minutes, and is very safe and predictable. Our physician and nurse injector will review your file and clinical photography, discuss your goals and desired results, and complete necessary paperwork and consent forms. We will ensure your health and wellness, clean and disinfect the skin over the treatment area, prepare the product and equipment according to our medical protocols and procedures that our physicians have set in place, and perform the procedure in a professional and safe manner. After your procedure, we will assess the treatment sites and review post procedure recommendations and cautionary reminders to follow for 4-6 hours after the treatment.
What to Expect After a BOTOX COSMETIC® Procedure
After the procedure, our staff will review the post-care recommendations to ensure the results of the procedure are not impacted. We recommend being mindful of your activity for 4-6 hours after your procedure while the treatment is taking effect. Common recommendations include refraining from exercise, lying down supine, bending down, rubbing or touching the injection sites or applying makeup over the injection sites for 4-6 hours after your procedure. The injection sites may be slightly raised for about an hour until the product is fully absorbed. As with any injection, you may notice tenderness, redness, and the slight possibility of mild bruising.
Within 4-6 days of your treatment, you will start to notice changes associated with the gradual relaxation of the muscles, and after about 14 days, you will see the final result. Results are temporary, and usually last about 3-4 months, at which time, you will book your next BOTOX COSMETIC® treatment to maintain your results.
Book Your BOTOX COSMETIC® Consultation With the medical professionals at Vive®!
Whether you are interested in BOTOX COSMETIC® as part of your rejuvenation plan, or BOTOX MEDICAL® for medical concerns such as chronic migraine or hyperhidrosis, our team of medical professionals will help you develop a safe and effective plan. Book an appointment today to learn more about BOTOX COSMETIC® and how it may be a part of your plan to look and feel fabulous!