Would you like to rejuvenate your facial appearance but do not feel ready for surgical procedures just yet? If so, facial injectables such as Botox can help. By injecting small amounts of Botox in various areas of your face, Dr. Douglas Grace can smooth wrinkles and soften your facial expressions. This treatment requires no downtime, and the results are apparent almost immediately. To find out whether you might be a Burlington Botox candidate, explore the information below.
Botox: Is It For Me?
Dr. Grace uses Botox to treat facial wrinkles caused by muscular contractions. Known as dynamic wrinkles, these are wrinkles that are visible when you smile, squint your eyes or make various facial expressions. They are different from static wrinkles – fine lines that are visible even when your face is calm. Dynamic wrinkles include crow’s feet, frown lines and creases in the forehead. Botox softens these wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, giving the face a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. The procedure is so simple and quick that many Burlington / Oakville Botox patients can have it done on their lunch hour.
Botox: What Is It?
Botox is derived from a purified protein called Botulinum toxin type A. This substance was first discovered in the 19th century, and it was first used for cosmetic purposes in 1989. Thus, Botox is the oldest of all facial injectables, and it has a long record of successful and safe application. To enhance patient safety, Botox is manufactured under strict quality control standards and is administered in extremely diluted dosages. Only a tiny amount of Botox is injected into the muscle that creates the dynamic wrinkle.
When Botox is injected into a muscle, it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area. As a result, the muscle relaxes, and the dynamic wrinkle overlying the muscle is smoothed away. Because Botox is slowly absorbed by the body, its effects diminish over time. However, Botox patients can extend the results by receiving repeated injections every 6–8 months.
Your Botox Procedure
During your appointment, Dr. Douglas Grace will first examine your facial features and skin to determine whether you are a good candidate for Botox in Burlington / Oakville. He will then carefully choose and mark several points on your face where Botox will be injected. Dr. Grace will use a tiny needle to inject very small amounts of Botox in your face. Although the procedure is not painful, some patients prefer a numbing gel to enhance their comfort. Immediately after the injections, you might experience very minor swelling or slight redness, which will go away quickly.
The entire Botox treatment requires about half an hour to complete. You will begin to see results immediately, and they will improve over the next few days.
Schedule Your Botox Consultation Today
If you would like more information about Botox or any other facial injectable, please feel free to contact us or call us today at 905-336-9636 and a representative of The Grace Clinic will be happy to assist you.
At Dr. Grace’s state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery Burlington offices, patients are offered a wealth of surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. Non-surgical procedures offered at The Grace Clinic in the Hamilton / Burlington / Oakville area include Botox, Latisse and microdermabrasion in Burlington. In addition, Dr. Grace is a leading provider of professional-grade, highly effective products for skin care in Burlington.