Botox Cosmetic, Leaside Laser Skin Clinic Toronto


Botox® Cosmetic is an injectable treatment derived from a purified protein. It is manufactured under strict quality control standards and is administered in extremely dilute dosages by licensed medical professionals. The treatment works to eliminate wrinkles caused by the contraction of facial muscles when squinting, frowning, smiling etc. If you want to smooth away crow’s feet, banish unwanted wrinkles, and look refreshed, a simple Botox® injection will do the trick.

Dr. Maimets will listen to your needs and provide a treatment plan to erase lines and creases that don’t belong. Below, you will find additional information including answers to common questions, fees as well as pre and post care instructions.

How is Botox Cosmetic used?
A tiny amount of Botox Cosmetic is injected into the muscle that creates the dynamic wrinkle. When Botox Cosmetic is injected into a muscle, it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area, and as a result, the muscle relaxes. As the muscle relaxes, the dynamic wrinkle overlying the muscle is smoothed away.

Will Botox Cosmetic give me a fake, frozen look?
Not if you are treated by an experienced doctor who will be able to determine the right dose and injection technique for you. The treatment only relaxes the muscles beneath the frown line at the injection site, so the other elements of facial expression remain active. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, so you will have normal feeling in the treated areas.

How long do the effects of Botox Cosmetic treatment last?
The effects of a Botox Cosmetic treatment usually last three to four months, at which time another injection is required. After several treatments, the effects of Botox Cosmetic may begin to last longer.

Are Botox Cosmetic treatments safe?
Yes! Botox has been licensed in Canada since 1990 as a safe and effective treatment for a number of disorders caused by overactive muscles, including children as young as 2 years old to treat cerebral palsy. In 2001, Health Canada approved Botox Cosmetic for wrinkle therapy and it has been proven to be safe through extensive research and testing. In the amounts used for wrinkle therapy, the most common side effects, such as bruising, are temporary and localized to the area of the injection.

Is this treatment for everyone?
There are very few restrictions regarding Botox Cosmetic treatments. Clients who are pregnant or nursing, or have a neurological disease should not be treated.

What is the treatment like?
A tiny amount of Botox Cosmetic is injected, very precisely, into the muscles being treated. Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of liquid is used, the pain associated with these injections is minimal to none. No sedation or local anesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activity immediately. Some clients experience a slight temporary bruising at the injection site.

Initial Consultation
(Fee will be applied to your first treatment.)
Botox® Injections
$12 / unit
Before your laser treatment:

  • Use sunscreen daily, sun burned skin cannot be treated.
  • Avoid any irritants to your face, such as products containing Retin-A, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids or astringents for at least 2 days.
  • DO NOT pluck or wax for at least 1 month prior to treatment, this removes the target hair. DO NOT bleach or use “Nair – type products” for 2 weeks prior to treatment, this can irritate the skin.
  • Come to your first and last treatment with some hair growth. All other treatments you should shave prior to your appointment.
  • If possible, please do not wear makeup prior to your facial treatment.
  • Ladies – try no to schedule your appointment during your period. Treatment tends to be more painful during this time.

After your laser treatment:

  • Continue using sunscreen for the entire treatment period.
  • Until initial skin irritation subsides, avoid hot water and avoid anything irritating to the skin.
  • Avoid any irritants to your face, such as products containing Retin-A, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids or astringents for at least 2 days.
  • The laser destroys only hair roots that are in the active growth phase. For best result, the procedure must be repeated in 6 to 8 week. The number of treatments needed depends upon the amount and character of the hair.
  • Some hairs are expelled during treatment, and others will release from the body 1-3 weeks later.

Benefits of Botox®

Banish unwanted wrinkles
Look & feel younger
Enjoy immediate results

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