Our facial muscles are constantly working as they express the emotions we experience on a daily basis. Over time, this constant exercise leaves its mark: yes, wrinkles. One of the most common approaches to mitigating this impact is to take advantage of neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport, Nuceiva.
A treatment to reduce the signs of skin aging
The synthetic substance made of type A botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, has been approved in Canada for over twenty years. This substance prevents the contraction of the targeted muscles, thereby giving the face a more relaxed and youthful appearance.
Key areas for treatment
Generally, the lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows and the crow’s feet near the corners of the eyes are the areas where the skin has been damaged the most. Droopy eyelids, a gummy smile and nose wrinkles can also be corrected with this type of therapy.
A simple and safe intervention
Each treatment is carefully assessed and discussed between the physician and the patient. After the patient is provided with a detailed explanation of the procedure and the aseptic cleaning is performed, the physician administers the treatment in less than 30 minutes.
The usual side effects are temporary redness, swelling, small bruising and a feeling of slight pressure or headaches. In general, these effects disappear quite quickly, and the results of the treatment can be fully appreciated after two weeks.
Improvements will be visible in the treated area within as early as 3 days and a maximum of 2 weeks. This is the ideal period for the patient to have a follow-up consultation with the physician and for a minor touch-up, if required. The results could last for three to six months. After that, maintenance treatment is recommended.
Safety of the neuromodulator treatment.
The usual side effects are temporary redness, swelling, small bruising, a feeling of slight pressure or headache. In general, these effects disappear quite quickly, while the results of the treatment can be fully appreciated after two weeks.
Duration of the treatment
You will observe the improvement of the problematic area starting from the 3d day of the treatment with a maximum of 2 weeks. It is the best time to do the follow-up with the clinic and to have the touch-up if necessary. The results could be preserved for three to six months. After that, maintenance treatment is suggested.