Botox® and Dysport® are the most common and widely used botulinums and neurotoxins in the Medispa industry to date. Neurotoxins help relax and freeze the muscles in the face to smooth out and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles as well as minimize and slim-out ones facial structure. These neurotoxins send signals to our nervous system, which in turn block the muscles from contracting, giving a softer and smoother appearance to the treated area. Due to overuse and exaggerated facial movements, fine lines and wrinkles can become more pronounced over time, causing them to become static wrinkles on the face. For those clients who do not treat their dynamic or static wrinkles, and allow for those fine lines to deepen, it may then become harder to reverse those signs of aging. This is why it is important to maintain and treat concerns of aging and wrinkles when signs are visible, as it will avoid the need for more invasive procedures or treatments further down the line.

Botox Toronto and Dysport® are used on the forehead, for the frown lines, the crows feet, the bunny lines, peri-oral lines (smoker lines), marionette lines, the masseter muscle, excessive dimpling on the chin, as well as the vertical platysma bands on the neck. Neurotoxins such as Botox® and Dysport Toronto can also treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), can create a brow lift, and can also create a lip lift. It is highly recommended that clients consult a certified Doctor in order to properly assess the treated area to avoid over-injection.

Botox Toronto and Dysport® can take up to 3-7 days to fully take effect, and can last anywhere between 3-6 months, depending on the client. Each person treats to these neurotoxins differently and therefore everyone’s dosing will be different. Upon injection, a micro-needle is used to create small injection sites into the muscle that’s being treated. The most common areas are typically the forehead and around the eyes, however other areas are becoming more and more popular as trends are continuously changing. Minor pain and very little discomfort is felt with these injections, and the treatment itself takes very little time.
Every clinic will have their specific guidelines of what to do post-treatment, but the most common post-procedure care instructions are as follows:

  • No laying down or resting the head flat for a minimum of 4-6 hours post treatment
  • No working out for 24-48 hours from the time of injection
  • No sun exposure or laying outside immediately after treatment
  • Clients cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding, and cannot not have a neurological disease(s)
  • Do not rub the treatment area after injected
  • And finally, clients should avoid exaggerated facial movements for the first 24h post treatment

Potential side effects of the neurotoxins Botox® and Dysport Toronto are potential bruising, rare and temporary headaches, heaviness in the treated area, potential drooping of eyelids and temporary paralysis of the treated muscle. With that being said, all of these potential side effects can be temporary and signs should alleviate themselves within 7-14 days.

Botulinums such as Botox Toronto and Dysport® can cost on average, anywhere between $300-$1,000 depending on the dose administered. Typically, clients who have fewer fine lines and wrinkles will require less product and can get away will fewer injection sites!

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