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Botox® is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments that does not require plastic surgery. That’s because it’s nearly unbeatable as a treatment for fine lines, furrows and wrinkles. The results can be seen soon after the treatment and offer lasting visibility. Moreover, a client can return for touch-ups as needed. LightTouch Med Spa is pleased to offer Botox® treatment to clients at our Markham location, and you can get more information about Botox® if you continue reading this article!
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How does Botox® treatment work?
Botox® is different from other wrinkle reducing treatments in that it is not a dermal filler. When a client comes into our office for a treatment, our trained treatment professional makes a direct injection into a wrinkle, furrow or frown line. As a result of this, the muscle beneath it is temporarily paralyzed. The affected area begins to smooth out and can stay that way for up to four months.
What are the benefits of Botox® treatment?
When used cosmetically, Botox® is an excellent treatment to soften the look of lines, wrinkles and furrows. It is officially approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat frown lines and crow’s feet, though it is used to treat lines that appear on other parts of the face and neck. These treatments are long-lasting, but clients can return to their esthetician’s office for touch-ups. During a session, a doctor or esthetician injects the botulinum toxin into the problem area. The needle is very fine and most clients don’t need a topical anesthetic.
What happens during Botox® treatment?
After a client is determined to be a good candidate for treatment, our medical specialist makes an injection into the muscles that produce the wrinkles. The needle is so fine that most clients don’t even need anesthesia. The number of injections that the client receives will depend on size and extent of the affected area. Different wrinkles may need a different number of injections. The typical session usually doesn’t last more than 20 minutes.
Unlike plastic surgery, there’s no downtime and the client can go back to work or return home soon after the session. After the procedure, our clients usually rest for a few minutes with an ice pack. It is best to avoid exercise or any strenuous activity for several days following the treatment. It is important for clients to understand that they should not to rub the treatment areas because that can cause the Botox® to migrate to places where it is not needed.
If you are considering getting Botox® treatment, we recommend that you make an appointment at our Markham clinic today! For more information about Botox®, please feel free to continue browsing through our LightTouch Med Spa website. Click here to find our contact information and to fill out our contact form.