Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What exactly is Botox Cosmetic?

A: Botox Cosmetic is the only approved treatment that you can access in order to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the face. It is commonly used for frown lines and crow’s feet in both men and women. This non-invasive medical procedure has been heavily researched and studied over the past few decades, and is approved in 78 countries around the world. Because of its excellent record, specialists and experts trust the results that it can produce. It is also one of the safest ways to treat both static and dynamic wrinkles.

 

This treatment contains a very small amount of botulinum toxin protein, which is refined from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum.  Different products have different formulations and potencies of this bacterium, which means that no one product can replace another in the course of your Botox treatment.

Around 10 million vials of Botox Cosmetic were sold in the United States over the past fifteen years.

Q: How does Botox Cosmetic Work?

A: By targeting the underlying causes of fine lines and wrinkles (repeated muscle contractions in areas of the face), your specialist can inject the affected muscles with Botox Cosmetic to relax the muscle activity and therefore produce a naturally smoother look to your skin.

Q: Will Botox Cosmetic make it look obvious that I’ve “had work done?”

A: This depends a lot on the technique of the physician or nurse injector who is administering the Botox Cosmetic injections. Skilled specialists like those at Dermis Advanced Skin Care will perform your injections in a way that looks completely natural. This is but one of many reasons to only trust the knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to Botox injections.

Q: Does treatment with Botox Cosmetic hurt?

A: As you might expect of any procedure involving a needle, there’s a very real possibility that this treatment could hurt a little bit. Many of our patients liken the pain to being bit by a mosquito. It’s quick and then gone, just like that. But if you are worried, or are prone to pain at injection sites, the portions of your face that you’re having treated can be numbed with ice before moving forward with the injections. This will help soothe some of the pinching that you will likely feel when the needles are inserted into your face.

Q: Are there side effects of the Botox Cosmetic treatment?

A: About three percent of all patients in clinic studies did report a drooping of their eyelids following Botox Cosmetic procedures. One percent experienced some swelling of the eyelids in association with the crow’s feet treatment. Other potential side effects include dry mouth, pain in the injection site, headaches, neck pain, and double or blurred vision. Most of these side effects are strictly temporary, and were only found in a small percentage of patients participating in the clinical study.

If you are concerned after experiencing any of these side effects, you can call us at (613)233-6823.

Q: How long does each treatment take?

A: It is best to discuss this with your physician or nurse injector. They will help you to determine how many treatments are necessary for you to get the results that you want. However, each individual treatment typically lasts no longer than ten to fifteen minutes.

Q: What is the average cost of each treatment?

A: This depends on a number of factors, including: the number of sites being injected, the amount of units of Botox Cosmetic used in each site, as well as the frequency of treatments. It is also essential to note that you are not just paying for the treatment itself when you pay for Botox Cosmetic at Dermis Advanced Skin Care. You are also paying for the knowledge and expertise of specially trained physicians and nurse injectors who know how to best administer the injections.

The best way to figure out how much you can expect to spend on your Botox Cosmetic treatment is to schedule a consultation with a specialist like those found at Dermis Advanced Skin Care. They will be able to take your personal circumstances into account.

Q: How can I save money on Botox Cosmetic treatments?

A: We give patients the option of enrolling in the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program, which saves you money on these treatments. This rewards program offers you points for each treatment that you complete, with these points being redeemable for future treatments so that you can maintain the smooth and natural results of your Botox without breaking the bank. These points can also be redeemed for other types of medical treatments, as approved by your physician or nurse injector.

Q: How many injections of Botox Cosmetic will I get?

A: The number of injections that you receive depends on the areas that are being treated. For example, crow’s feet injections are three to each eye. Frown line treatments usually consist of five injections that go into the muscles on a person’s forehead.

Q: What is the recovery time after a procedure?

A: There actually is no recovery time after your Botox Cosmetic procedure, though some activities like strenuous exercise are prohibited within the first twenty four hours. You can resume your normal life as soon as you leave the clinic.

Q: Is it common for men to receive treatments with Botox Cosmetic?

A: Yes! And it’s actually much more common that you might think. Men choose Botox for the same reasons that women do, to provide a more youthful appearance that retains a person’s natural beauty. Statistics reveal that around twenty percent of patients treated within the past few years were men, and that is no small number. Men have been studied during clinical trials regarding the effectiveness of Botox Cosmetic in treating their crow’s feet and forehead lines.

The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery found that about ten percent of cosmetic procedures performed in 2014 were performed on men. This means that around one million men received a cosmetic procedure of some type during 2014. This is a 270 percent increase from figures pulled in 1997.

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