FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
WILL BOTOX GIVE ME FOOD POISONING (Botulism)?
No, it’s a purified protein. It does come from the same bacteria that causes botulism, which has cased confusion
WHAT IS BOTOX COSMETIC®?
HOW DOES IT WORK TO SOFTEN MY WRINKLES?
BOTOX COSMETIC® is a natural purified protein that injected int the muscles that cause wrinkles. It relaxes the muscles, giving your face a more refreshed appearance.
HOW LONG HAS BOTOX COSMETIC® BEEN AVAILABLE IN CANADA?
BOTOX COSMETIC® has been approved for use since 2001. Over 2,800 studies have been published on BOTOX and BOTOX COSMETIC®. And worldwide, millions of BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments have been administered.
WILL MY FACE STILL SHOW EMOTIONS AND EXPRESSIONS?
BOTOX COSMETIC® is intended to enhance your look, not change it – you can still smile, frown and be expressive.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS AND HOW LONG WILL THEY LAST? IS IT PERMANENT?
You’ll begin to see results as soon as 24 hours after your treatment, and the lines may continue to fade up to one week afterwards. The effects can last up to four months.
DOES IT HURT?
As expected for any injection procedure, there may be some localized pain. The process is virtually painless and discomfort is minimal.
ARE THERE CREAMS THAT ARE BETTER THAN BOTOX COSMETIC®?
No scientific evidence supports that creams work better than BOTOX COSMETIC®. While creams work well on the surface of the skin, BOTOX COSMETIC works below the surface to relax the muscles that are the root cause where lines and wrinkles form.
WHAT IS A “UNIT” OF BOTOX COSMETIC®?
The term “Allergan Unit: is a specified measurement of toxin activity that is unique to Allergan’s formulation of botulinum toxin type A. BOTOX COSMETIC® activity is different from those used to describe other botulinum toxins and the unites are not interchangeable.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE TREATMENT STOPS WORKING?
WILL I WAKE UP ONE DAY AND LOOK WORSE THAN I DID BEFORE MY TREATMENT?
The effects of BOTOX COSMETIC® will gradually disappear until the treated area regains movement. For the best results, continue treating the area every four months, or however often is suggested by your doctor.
IS IT SAFE TO USE JUVÉDERM® WHERE BOTOX COSMETIC® HAS BEEN USED?
HOW LONG DOES THE JUVÉDERM® TREATMENT TAKE?
*please note that makeup should not be applied during the 12 hours following the injection treatment and that any extended exposure to the sun, UV rays and temperatures below 0°C should be avoided, as well as any sauna or hamman sessions during the two weeks following the injection treatment
The patient should be instructed to avoid massaging the implantation area and/or putting pressure on it for a few days following the injection of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® and lidocaine
WHEN WILL RESULTS BE SEEN?
It’s a quick and instant cosmetic treatment that smooths wrinkles and restores volume
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
You can return to your daily activities after little to no recover time.