BOTOX® and dermal filler treatments have been rapidly increasing in popularity ever since approval by the FDA for cosmetic surgery in 2002 following clinical trials. As an affordable, accessible, and effective treatment, BOTOX® treatments are performed by nearly all reputable cosmetic surgery clinics worldwide. However, finding a doctor and clinic that performs consistent and quality results can be a challenging endeavor. When deciding between the many options available for treatment of facial wrinkles and folds, it’s important to take into consideration all of the existing alternative treatments that are available to you. Doing the necessary due diligence can help you make an informed decision on the best option available to you.
What Is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® contains Botulinum toxin type A, and can be used to treat a wide range of issues such as eye wrinkles, crow’s feet, forehead creases, lips and mouth wrinkles, glabellar lines, or a cobble-stoned appearance to the chin. BOTOX® injectables can dramatically improve the appearance of such wrinkles and creases by stimulating collagen production.
However, BOTOX® injectables are not only limited to treating wrinkles and creases and can also be used for the treatment of excessive sweating, migraine headaches, muscle spasms, jaw tension, and chronic pain. Understanding the varying differences among the many available BOTOX® products on the market and talking to your doctor will help you make an informed decision that works best for you.
Is BOTOX® Safe?
BOTOX® injectables are currently used in over 70 countries for over 50 different conditions, and there is no evidence of long-term safety concerns associated the treatment. Even though BOTOX® injectables have been proven safe for a wide range of candidates, it is imperative to inform your doctor of your medical history and be open with any health issues that you have, as these issues may complicate the procedure. Giving your doctor a better understanding of your health will help him and his team of medical professionals give you the best possible treatment. For those who are seeking BOTOX® in Toronto, call the proven professionals at SpaMedica and rest easy knowing you are in good hands!
Your BOTOX® Results
The results from BOTOX® are typically expected within a few days of receiving the treatment, and recovery time following the procedure is virtually non-existent. Treatment typically takes approximately one hour, and the injection process itself will take no longer than 10 minutes. The majority of patients that undergo BOTOX® injectable treatments will not require any recovery time, and can return to work the next day.
Possible side effects include allergic reactions, mild numbness or tingling, minor swelling or bruising, temporary headache, nausea, and flu-like symptoms. However, many of these side effects can be easily mitigated by choosing a reputable doctor and clinic that employs proper injections techniques and meticulous aftercare. Choosing a certified physician with strong positive reviews and a reliable reputation will give you peace of mind when you are doing your BOTOX® injectable treatment. There are many clinics and doctors available in the Toronto area, but few have achieved the prestigious status of Dr. Mulholland and his expert team at SpaMedica.
SpaMedica was founded by Robert Stephen Mulholland, M.D., physician and internationally renowned cosmetic plastic surgeon and lecturer. Uniting exceptional service with the atmosphere of a conventional spa environment, we feel an essential component of your care relates to the quality of the systems in place for insuring your safety and excellent outcome during and after your laser skin procedure, medical spa service, or cosmetic surgery procedures.