Botox Cosmetic – Improves the look of moderate – severe frown lines
What is Botox Cosmetics?
Botox®, is a Health Canada approved protein produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. Used safely in medical applications for over twenty years
Why Does Skin Age And Wrinkle?
Aging skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen deletion, hormone loss, or damage caused by free radicals. The 11s – those vertical line that appear between your browns – result from muscle contractions.
When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contractions, those winkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest.
Botox can be used by almost anyone. However, patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding are not appropriate candidates. Botulinum toxin treatments are also contraindicated for those who have a history of any neuromuscular disorders such as Eaton Lamperts Disease and Myasthenia Gravis.
Common indications for treatment include:● Frown lines
● Forehead wrinkles
● Crow's feet or laugh lines
● Treatment of excessive sweating
● Migraine headaches
Side effects are rare and not permanent. Less than 5 percent of patients may experience a slight, temporary heaviness of the eyelid which normally corrects itself after 2 weeks. There may be temporary bruising at the site of injection but this can be covered with make-up. Some patients may complain of a short term headache post treatment.Patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding are not appropriate candidates for a Botox® treatment. Botulinum toxin treatments are also contraindicated for those who have a history of any neuromuscular disorders such as Eaton Lamperts Disease and Myasthenia Gravis.
The cost of a Botox® treatment depends on the number of units used per area treated. The cost typically ranges from $10.00 to $14.00 per unit. At GSM MedSpa we charge $10.00 per unit. "Like" us on FaceBook for Flash Sales, Promotions, and giveaways.After the initial consultation, the Botox® treatment only takes approximately 15 minutes. Since there is no downtime, you can do it on your lunchtime and no one will know that you had it done. The results of the Botox® treatment is not seen immediately and may take up to 2 weeks to see the final effect. Botox Cosmetic® is not permanent. It lasts between 3-4 months on average but everyone is different.