King Lasik Is Proud to Offer Facial Aesthetic Services (Botox) at Our Edmonton and Fort McMurray Clinics!
If you want to see a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines, achieve smoother skin, decrease sweating and enhance your skin’s overall health and appearance, book a free consultation with our registered nurse. Working in conjunction with Dr. Joseph King, we can discuss your desired outcome and create a cosmetic treatment plan that is best suited for you.
Dramatic results, few side effects and no downtime have made BOTOX Cosmetic the choice for men and women who seek to look as young as they feel. The effects are immediate and can last between three months and two years depending on the treatment protocol.
It’s the simplest, most non-invasive treatment available to give you a more relaxed, refreshed-looking face. BOTOX Cosmetic is revolutionizing the science of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation.
BOTOX Cosmetic: What Is It?
BOTOX Cosmetic, sometimes called “a facelift in a bottle,” is a purified subtype of botulinum toxin that is used to eliminate or reduce the appearance of wrinkles throughout the face and neck. It is most effective for wrinkles that are visible when smiling, laughing or raising the eyebrows or for crow’s feet around the eyes.
These types of wrinkles are called “dynamic” wrinkles because they develop as a result of repetitive muscle movement over time, and tend to be much less noticeable when your face is completely relaxed. BOTOX Cosmetic treatment also works well to improve the look of bands across the neck.
BOTOX Cosmetic: Is It for Me?
The best candidates for BOTOX treatment are between the ages of 25 and 65. In many cases, wrinkles in people over 65 are “static” and do not change when relaxing the face. Other procedures would work better for these patients. Each BOTOX patient is different, however, and should be evaluated by our registered nurse, to find the most effective treatment plan.
The procedure works by temporarily suspending movement of the facial muscles beneath the skin that cause wrinkles when contracted.
BOTOX Cosmetic works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles causing them to relax. This results in a smooth, unwrinkled look.
BOTOX Cosmetic in Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Alberta
The injections are administered with a tiny needle that causes minimal discomfort. But if you desire, our registered nurse, will apply a numbing cream to your skin to make the injections nearly painless. The pressure sensation associated with the injection goes away very quickly, and BOTOX patients can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure. We recommend avoiding exercise, heavy lifting and alcohol for 24 hours.
We also recommend that patients avoid massaging the injected area the first day. The treatment takes three to eight days to take full effect, which sometimes can be hastened by contracting the facial muscles. The results usually last from three to five months.
There are a few potential side effects associated with the injections, but when they occur they are temporary. These include bruising, mild headache, heavy eyelids (ptosis), allergic reaction, flu-like syndrome, respiratory infection and nausea. Most of these are rare and resolve with time. If a headache develops, it can usually be resolved with Tylenol.
As the aesthetic effects of BOTOX treatment wear off, the wrinkles begin to reappear but are often not as deep or noticeable. Maintaining the smooth, youthful appearance year round requires three to four injections. With repeat treatments, the effects tend to last longer, thus requiring fewer injections.