Wrinkles develop as muscles under the skin contract when we laugh, smile, frown or express emotions in any way. Over time, as the muscles contract and relax again and again, the skin starts to show ‘patterns.’ Wrinkles, in essence, are the visible signs of these patterns. Botox works by countering the effects of the muscles under skin, and by weakening its ability to contract. It stops the skin from creasing, and leaves you with even, smooth skin you’ll love.

Botox is also an excellent treatment for ‘preventative aging’, meaning it can help stop these fine lines and wrinkles from forming in the first place when treated early. Clients can begin this treatment in their early 20’s, effectively helping to prevent expression wrinkles in their later years.

Each treatment takes only minutes to perform, with results showing approximately 3 - 14 days post treatment. These results can last anywhere from 3 - 4 months, so maintenance is required. At Beautiful U Medi Spa, you can rest assured knowing your Botox treatments are always administered in a safe, hygienic facility; well equipped to take care of all your wrinkle needs. Book your complimentary consultation today to see if Botox is right for you.

 

Pricing

TreatmentPrice
Botox$10.00 Per Unit (number of units required depends on area/individual needs)

Pre Treatment

  • Ingestion of alcoholic beverages prior to treatment can increase the chances of bruising and/or swelling. 
  • No anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Vioxx, etc.), aspirin, Vitamin E, or Ginko Biloba one week prior to treatment. This will reduce the possible side effects of bruising and/or swelling in area(s) of treatment. 
  • You cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding to receive treatment.

Post Treatment

  • Exercise your treated muscles for 1-2 hours after treatment (practice frowning, raising your eyebrows or squinting). This helps to work the Botox into your muscles.
  • Do not rub or massage the treated areas for 2 hours after treatment. Do not do strenuous exercise for 4 hours after treatment. Also avoid facials or saunas for 4 hours after your treatment. This will minimize the risk of raising your blood pressure and therefore minimize the risk of temporary bruising. Feel free to shower and go about most other regular daily activities.
  • Do not lie down for 4 hours after treatment. This is to avoid the risk of pressure on the treated areas (from your pillow) and to avoid the risk of having the area rubbed accidentally.
  • Be assured that any tiny bumps or marks will go away within a few hours. If you need to apply make up within 4 hours after treatment, only use a gentle touch to avoid rubbing the treated area. A mineral make up is also recommended.
  • Results of your treatment may take up to 14 days to take full effect. Please wait until the 14 days has passed before assessing if you are pleased with the result.
  • Dr. Gaucher needs to see you for a 2 week follow up assessment appointment. This will ensure Dr. Gaucher is able to see how your facial muscles reacted to your treatment. If you require more product to fine tune/adjust your treatment results, it will be applied during this appointment at an additional cost. For medical reasons, your results will be photographed and documented in your confidential client file.
  • Because Botox requires a special technique in order to customize the injections to your individual muscular structure, it is important that your muscle actively recovers but that your skin is not creasing to the point where you started.
  • Botox is a temporary procedure and at first, you may find that your treatment results will last approximately 3-4 months. If you maintain your treatment appointments with the frequency recommended by Dr. Gaucher, the duration of each treatment result may last longer than 4 months.
  • Initially Dr. Gaucher sees her patients between the 3 months (12 weeks) and 4 months (16 weeks) time period. She is able to create the best clinical results for you during this period. If you allow the Botox to completely wear off, it is difficult to see how you individual muscles reacted and therefore optimal results for your face can be more difficult to achieve.

FAQs

The injections cause the injected muscles to “relax” so that they no longer contract and cause wrinkles to form. Botox also blocks nerve impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are directly related to expression lines. After a treatment, the skin overlying the treated area becomes smooth and unwrinkled.

Discomfort is very minimal. The injections are very precise, using a very small amount of Botox in each specific location.

Botox is Health Canada approved and has been used as a safe, successful treatment for more than 15 years.

Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. In some rare cases, the toxin can migrate and cause temporary weakness in nearby muscles. Side effects may include temporary local bruising/swelling, redness and discomfort, which usually subsides within a short period of time.

Botox can deliver a more youthful appearance by smoothing out dynamic wrinkles within 3 - 14 days. 3 - 4 months is the average lifespan for the benefits from Botox injections. This varies from patient to patient, and clinical studies have shown that the duration increases over time, resulting in longer effects and less frequent treatments.