BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. BOTOX®Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
Derived from sources that exist in nature
BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX® Cosmetic. There have been no studies to support that other products are Unit-to-Unit equivalent to BOTOX® Cosmetic.
A treatment experienced by millions of people
Approximately 10.9 million vials of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been sold in the United States since 2002, and millions of people have already made BOTOX® Cosmetic a part of what they do for themselves. Today, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.†
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet
For the crow’s feet area, your specialist will inject 3 areas of the orbicularis oculi, the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the orbicularis oculi muscle on the other eye.
Injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles that cause crow’s feet lines temporarily reduces the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.
For the frown lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into muscles in your forehead—1 in the procerus muscle and 4 in the corrugator muscles.
Injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles that cause frown lines temporarily reduces the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.
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JUVÉDERM® is the #1 doctor recommended facial filler in Canada and worldwide.
JUVÉDERM® is a family of facial fillers used by your cosmetic doctor to refresh your appearance by smoothing away unwanted lines and bringing back the natural contours of your face. It’s clinically proven to last up to 1 or 2 years, depending on which product your doctor recommends. Best of all, you can see visible, natural-looking results instantly after your treatment, so you can enjoy your revitalized look right away.
JUVÉDERM® is an injectable gel filler used by your cosmetic doctor to refresh your appearance. Using hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in your body, JUVÉDERM® combines with the water in your skin to gently restore lost fullness, smooth out lines and wrinkles, and subtly enhance lips, so you can look as young as you feel. The smooth formulation of JUVÉDERM® provides results that look and feel very natural.
JUVÉDERM® is a non-surgical, healthcare professional-administered treatment that can generally be performed in as little as 15 to 60 minutes (depending on the areas treated) with minimal recovery or downtime. JUVÉDERM® contains pain-reducing lidocaine, so you can also enjoy greater comfort during treatment. Most patients require only one treatment to achieve optimal results.
The results look so natural, everyone will notice, but no one will know®. JUVÉDERM® is clinically proven to last up to 1 or 2 years, depending on which product your doctor recommends. Best of all, you can see visible results instantly after your treatment, so you can enjoy your revitalized look right away. Always speak with your doctor about the risks and benefits of any product or procedure.
Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar that helps maintain facial fullness and elasticity in the skin, plays an important role in the way our skin looks, feels and functions. Hyaluronic acid retains water like a sponge, absorbing more than 1,000 times its weight. This helps to hydrate and moisturize our skin, improving overall appearance.
As the skin ages and is exposed to environmental pollutants and ultraviolet rays, the cells lose the ability to produce hyaluronic acid. As a result, this causes wrinkles to form and our face to lose definition, balance and its natural shape.
JUVÉDERM® helps to reduce the visible signs of aging by replacing hyaluronic acid to smooth lines, restore lost fullness, and keep your skin hydrated\
BELKYR® is an injectable drug that can reduce submental (under the chin) fat and redefine your jawline, effectively eliminating your double chin without surgery.
BELKYRA® consists of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies. When injected into a targeted area, it destroys fat cell membranes, allowing the fat inside to be released and naturally eliminated from the body.
There is now an Medical injectable called Belkyra® that can help you love the chin you are in.
BELKYRA® is Health Canada approved safe for clinical cosmetic use. At Renu, BELKYRA® is administered by Dr Rebecca Fisher.
Rebecca attended medical school at the University of Ottawa from 1992-1996; completing here family medicine residency in 1998. Since then she has worked as an emergency room physician at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Her love of procedures drew her to the field of medial aesthetics in 2013. Since then she has worked part-time in the field and has gained a wide-range of knowledge and experience. While she is still extremely passionate and dedicated to her role at CHEO, she enjoys the different environment, pace and challenges offered by medial aesthetics. We are excited to be adding Rebecca’s skills and personality to our team and medical aesthetics to our already extensive list of services.
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.
What are the number of Sessions Required?
Usually 2 - 6 sessions are required for optimal results
What is the spacing Between Sessions?
4 - 6 Weeks apart
What is the length of each Session?
Sessions usually take about 20 Minutes
What is the cost?
From $1,000 based on the severity of your double chin.
How are BELKYRA™ Injections Performed?
Once your first BELKYRA™ treatment session is scheduled, we recommend that you limit your alcohol intake and stop taking anti-inflammatory medications at least one week prior to your appointment. This is not mandatory, but will help make for a smoother recovery.
While this is a non-invasive procedure and you can return to your daily activities immediately afterward, you may experience some redness, bruising and swelling for a few days afterward. We suggest that you schedule your treatment near the end of the week, or over the weekend.
When you arrive for your appointment, we'll take a few "before" photos so you'll be able to see the difference once the BELKYRA® has had a chance to do its job.
Next, we'll apply either a topical analgesic, or give you a local anesthesia injection to make your BELKYRA® treatment more comfortable. Then we'll place a transparent grid onto your chin that will act as a guide for your injectionist to follow to ensure accuracy, and increase the probability of smooth, balanced results.
The treatment only takes a few minutes, and you can be on your way! If you experience any discomfort, you can apply an ice pack for 10 to 15 minutes afterward. This will also help reduce swelling.
If you and your injectionist decided you would undergo more than one treatment, your next BELKYRA® treatment appointment will be booked to take place four to six weeks after your initial treatment. On average, two to six sessions are required to achieve optimal results