Botox Oakville Services
Clostridium botulinum is the bacterium from which Botox originates. Doctors first used Botox to treat patients with blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking) and strabismus (crossed eyes) and other medical conditions. Its ability to smooth frown lines and wrinkles were first documented in 1989, and the FDA approved Botox for cosmetic procedures in 2002. Since then, it’s become a popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in Canada and the rest of the world.
A Botox procedure is a safe temporary alternative to a facelift. The Botox treatment lasts about 10-20 minutes and recovery time is minimal. A 2010 consumer survey indicated that 92% of Botox patients were satisfied with their results. If you’re interested in Botox to smooth out frown lines between the eyes, crow’s feet or horizontal lines you should be aware of a few facts to make the most of your procedure:
1. Don’t be Afraid! Botox is injected using a thin needle and is as painless as getting a flu shot.
A Botox procedure consists of a few injections into muscles on your forehead, between your eyebrows or another selected area. The doctor or nurse uses a long, fine needle that causes a minimum of discomfort. Treatment time and the number of injections vary with the severity of the patient’s frown lines or wrinkles.
2. Choose a qualified medical spa for safe, professional service.
Botox is administered at Light Touch Medical Spa by our licensed medical professionals. Avoid walk-in Botox centers and Botox parties conducted without medical supervision. You may get poor results for your money or suffer dangerous side effects.
3. Review your medical condition with your Botox provider.
Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or think they might be pregnant should not receive Botox treatments. If you have a skin infection on or near the injection area, you should wait until the infection clears, or after you’ve received a doctor’s permission to receive Botox. If you have asthma or other breathing problems, you should avoid cosmetic Botox treatments. Anyone with a muscular or neurological disease, such as ALS, should avoid Botox treatment. Also remember to tell the doctor or nurse about all medications and herbal products you are using.
At Light Touch Medical Spa we specialize in Botox treatments. We’re a full-service medical spa and treat our patients with professionalism and respect. You can fill out a health information form available via our website for more information and booking.