medicalaesthetics_botoxBOTOX ® Cosmetic is commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Made from a purified protein, BOTOX ® has the ability to relax the muscles you use to create facial wrinkles, giving you a youthful, younger look. Whether you are looking for that “frozen” look or want to look rejuvenated and rested, our BOTOX ® Strategists will help you achieve the results you are looking for.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections are extremely safe, approved by Health Canada and the FDA, and have been used for over 20 years with an excellent track record. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) estimates that approximately 2.5 million BOTOX® injections are performed each year, making it the most popular cosmetic procedure worldwide by far, which is reflective of its effectiveness and success at delivering noticeable results. Botox is a safe, effective and convenient solution for you

About BOTOX®

BOTOX® is commonly used to eliminate forehead lines, worry lines, crow’s feet and vertical lines between eyebrows. At Vitality Works, our practitioners use their expertise and experience to individualize your treatment while minimizing side effects, to create a natural looking result.

BOTOX® is the trade name of Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified toxin produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It acts by blocking the nerve impulses to muscles. By using extremely small doses of BOTOX®, injected directly into a specific muscle, only the action of that muscle will be paralyzed. Therefore, the problem that muscle causes, like a frown line, or in other cases, a twitch or spasm, will be stopped.

Areas That Can Be Treated:

  • Forehead
  • Between the Eyes (Glabella)
  • Around the Eyes

Botox is Effective For Treating:

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Excessive Sweating (Axillary Hyperhidrosis)
  • Migraines
  • Blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids)
  • Idiopathic Rotational Cervical Dystonia (severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms)

Benefits of BOTOX®

  • Extremely effective
  • Very safe
  • Non-surgical
  • Quick and simple procedure
  • Requires zero downtime
  • Temporary
  • Minimal pain and discomfort
  • No anaesthesia required
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Proven safety track record, approved by Health Canada and the FDA

How are Botox Treatments Performed?

Getting BOTOX® injections is very quick and straightforward. The skin is prepared (sometimes by chilling) and then sterilized with alcohol swabs. A very small amount of Botox is injected, very precisely, at several locations on the face, using a tiny micro needle. The simple ‘bug bite’ impression is virtually pain free and takes less than 15 minutes. Patients also can immediately carry on with their normal activities of the day. But the effect is dramatic!

How long does BOTOX® last?

The actual treatment takes only a few minutes and the BOTOX® takes effect in three to four days. Gradually, over three to five months, the BOTOX® effect will fade, and the muscle action will return. When the frown line starts to reappear, a simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to maintain the desired result.

What are the side effects?

There have been no permanent side effects from the use of BOTOX®. The temporary side effects of BOTOX® are related to the local injection of the solution. There will be some discomfort from the needle entering the skin. Your medical practitioner may apply a local anesthetic to alleviate discomfort. There is also a small chance of a temporary bruise at the site of the injection. You will need to remain upright for a few hours following the procedure. Approximately 1% of patients will develop a slight lowering or drooping of one eyelid (also known as ptosis). This is temporary. Some patients report