Botulinum toxin (neuromodulators) is an FDA and Health Canada approved medication that softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. This treatment works by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine - a compound that causes facial muscles to contract. The contraction of these muscles, which provide all of our facial emotions such as happiness and sadness, over time contribute to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. By reducing the ability of certain facial muscles to fully contract, fine lines and wrinkles are greatly reduced leaving you looking more rested and youthful.
For many, botulinum toxin is considered a lunchtime treatment only taking 15-20 minutes. The treatment is considered almost painless with very mild discomfort (similar to a mosquito bite) because it is administered with a very small needle (typically like a diabetic needle). It is important to know that you will NOT notice results immediately - the treatment takes around 7-10 days to take effect with the maximal benefit seen at the two-week mark. Make sure to keep this in mind when booking your treatments! After your treatment, results typically last on average 3-4 months, but this depends on how your body naturally metabolizes the product and can vary; some people lasting less. Two trusted brands carried at RejuvaDERM are Botox© and Dysport©.
Based on your lifestyle and goals, your skilled RejuvaDERM injector will help select an appropriate neuromodulator suited for you. Botulinum toxin is a very safe product when performed by a skilled injector. There are no permanent side-effects known. Temporary skin reactions include redness, swelling, and rarely, bruising at the injection sites. To minimize the potential for any complications, it is important to choose a qualified Botox injector, which can be found at RejuvaDERM!