Botox Sylvan Lake Services by Jupiter Medical Aesthetics & Wellness
Jupiter Medical Aesthetics & Wellness provides professional and qualified Botox injection services in Sylvan Lake Alberta. Call today to book your consultation.
All About Botox
Botox is a natural protein that has been purified to be used as a cosmetic treatment for facial wrinkles and deep lines. It is derived from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum which is found in many different natural environments, including soils, lakes, mammals, and most sea life.
As the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, over 6 million treatments per year are administered to manage facial lines. Often these lines appear around the eyes, forehead, mouth, and neck during the aging process. Many women, as well as men, choose a Botox treatment program to reduce these lines for a smoother, more youthful glow, although it does have over 20 other medical uses as well. These include treating excessive underarm sweating, hemifacial spasm, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions About Botox
Is Botox Safe? What are the Side Effects?
There are very few risks associated with Botox when used correctly by an Aesthetic Physician. Aside from the occasional pinch felt by the injections, bruising in those areas might be seen shortly after treatment but it does not last long.
Other side effects might include numbness, temporary weakness in the surrounding muscles, and slight swelling. As well, there is about a 1% chance that immunity may be built up to the treatment resulting in subsequent injections being ineffective.
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How is Botox Administered?
The protein powder is diluted in saline to be carefully injected directly into the tissue at several points along a facial line. The injections take less than 10 minutes to administer and they begin taking effect after about 24 to 72 hours with full results usually seen after 5 to 10 days.
After the treatment, you will be free to go about your day as you normally would, so there is no recovery period needed. However, within the first 24 hours, it’s best to avoid exercise or strenuous activity, and touching the treated areas should be minimized.
Over the course of 3 to 6 months, the muscular tissue returns to its normal state and lines begin to reappear. At this point, another Botox treatment can be administered.
How Much Botox is Used?
While only small amounts of Botox are used for treatment, the number of units needed depends on the area being treated. The depth of the lines and thickness of the skin in that area are both factors in determining the amount of Botox required.
In most cases, 12 to 24 units are used in a given area and due to the factors mentioned, men often need more units than women to achieve the desired results.
How Does Cosmetic Botox Work?
Upon injection of a minute amount of the protein solution into the facial muscles directly through the wrinkles, such as in crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead, the muscles begin to relax. This relaxation process relieves the tension on the overlying skin to soften lines, often making them disappear altogether.