Cosmetic Injection For Wrinkles
Are you fed up with seeing lines and wrinkles crawling on your face day after day? No worries! Botulinum toxin injection Edmonton can help erase smile lines and frown lines on your face. Recent statistics have shown that Botulinum injection is the most used cosmetic procedure in 2018. Book a free consultation today at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre, Edmonton voted #1 Cosmetic Clinic
Learn more about facial wrinkles and sign of aging that we can treat with Botulinum and the steps to get Botulinum Injections Edmonton in a fun and easy way through this simple infographic chart. The other two charts show the type of wrinkles and the corresponding muscles of choice for Botulinum injections
How do Botulinum injections remove wrinkles?
A certified doctor or nurse who understands the facial anatomy will apply Botulinum injection on your skin. The process will remove aging marks such as frown lines, forehead lines, and smile lines. Also, we apply Botulinum injection and fillers on the same appointment if the wrinkles are deep. As a matter of fact, some deep wrinkles occur if the frown lines are left untreated. As a result, they become pronounced and deep for Botulinum treatments alone.
What are the Differences between Filler and Botulinum?
Have you ever asked yourself what is the difference between Botulinum and fillers? If yes, then you are not alone, as this is the most frequent questions that we get from our clients, as they are usually confused between Botulinum and Fillers.
Botulinum can help treat facial wrinkles саuѕеd by a muѕсlеѕ оr fасіаl expression. If a person rаіѕеѕ thеіr еуеbrоwѕ, it causes horizontal lines. Also, if a person frоwnѕ іt саuѕеѕ vеrtісаl lіnеѕ, whісh makes a реrѕоn lооk sad оr unhappy. Thеѕе muscles аrе dоіng nоthіng еlѕе, аnd реорlе dоn't need thеm. That said, Botulinum weakens them аnd ѕtорѕ them frоm mаkіng thоѕе lines and wrinkles. Further, Bоtоx takes 3 to 7 day for 90% of the effect, uр tо 10 dауѕ оr 14 days fоr 100% оf thе еffесt. What’s more, it’s easy to usе.
Fіllеrѕ аrе uѕеd for lіnеѕ that аrе саuѕеd bу muscles that we nееd. So, wе саn't аffоrd to wеаkеn сеrtаіn muѕсlеѕ оr facial еxрrеѕѕіоn. Fоr example, you can't wеаken the muscles thаt соntrоlѕ ѕmіlіng, because smiling is important. Furthеr, dіffеrеnt lines hаvе dіffеrеnt thісknеѕѕеѕ. Thin fіllеrѕ lіkе HA аrе used fоr fіnе lіnеѕ. Thісkеr fіllеrѕ like Evоlеnсе оr Juvédеrm or Rеѕtуlаnе are uѕеd fоr thicker lines. Fіllеrѕ аlѕо show their effects immediately.
Dr. Alhallak combines Fillers and Botulinum during skin tightening and wrinkles removal treatments. This simple infographic shows the area which Botulinum and dermal fillers targets.
So let's take a look at some of the other Most Frequently Asked Questions about Botulinum injections in Edmonton
Do I need Botulinum injections?
You may need Botulinum if you desire to treat wrinkles and restore you a natural and youthful look. It is a necessity, No! it is a cosmetic and elective procedure.
Why do I get wrinkles?
The continuous movement of facial muscles beneath the skin stretches the skin. Afterward, the skin shrinks again to its natural positions. We refer to this as skin elasticity. Unfortunately, as we age, the skin loses its elasticity and fine lines begin to show. This is due to the repetitive movement of your facial muscles (imagine the number of times you smile or frown every day). As you keep smiling and frowning daily, fine lines increases. For some, they end up with deep wrinkles on the face.
The best way to keep a wrinkle from forming is to treat the cause – relax the muscle and restrict movement. By relaxing the facial muscle with Botulinum Injections, you can give the skin a much-needed break. This “break” allows the skin to regain its natural and youthful look. Also, the depth of your wrinkles will dictate the number of sessions you’ll need to smooth out wrinkles. On certain occasions, other treatment options are essential. They include:
- Fillers (Juvederm, Juvederm Plus, and Radiesse)
- Laser treatments
A lot of people always talk about fine lines and wrinkles. They recognize them, they have them and they don’t want them. We сan help you get rid of these lines and wrinkles. Also, we will help make you look and feel better with the use of Botulinum or filler.
So if you are looking for the best cosmetic center in Edmonton, then search no more. Visit Albany Laser and Cosmetics Centre, a state-of-the-art facility with world-class experts ready to help you get your confidence back.
How does Botulinum help me?
Botulinum's synthetic strands tell your muscles to stop contracting. Thereby relaxing the muscle (reducing muscle contractions) and restoring wrinkle-free skin. The most common areas for Botulinum are around the brows, eyes, and the forehead. Overall, Botulinum gives this effect by relaxing the target muscle while leaving other areas functional. The Frown lines between the brows are due to the frequent unintentional contractions of the Glabella complex. The Glabella complex is the muscles between eyebrows). Limiting the movement of this muscle can help smooth out frown lines while maintaining facial expressions. Other indications are crow’s feet on the side of the eyes, forehead lines, adjusting eyebrow's shape. Also, Botulinum can treat down-turn at the lips, vertical lip lines, and spasm of the eyelids, face, and cheeks.
When is the best time to start Botulinum?
We recommend starting when active wrinkles (those that happen with facial movements) are, especially when you’re not moving your face. For example, lines in the crow’s feet regions that are visible without smiling.
Where is Botulinum injected?
Dr. Kamal Inject Botulinum in the upper facial muscles to treat frown lines, forehead line, and smile lines. Also, he injects Botulinum in the Masseter muscles for face slimming. He also injects Botulinum in the depressor and per-oral muscle for smokers and marionette lines. Are you scared of needles? No problem! Dr. Kamal uses a tiny needle to inject Botulinum into your skin. The needle will help reduce any discomfort.
What Are Botulinum contraindications?
We don’t recommend Botulinum during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Although the localized nature of injections suggests its safe use during pregnancy, we advise against Botulinum treatments during pregnancy. Further, there are no reports of teratogenic effects in humans when exposed to botulinum toxin
How long does the treatment last?
Botulinum is not permanent and the muscle will regain its activity eventually. Once a client is satisfied with the results, we recommend 3 to 4-month maintenance treatment.
Is Botulinum Safe to be used?
The FDA first approved Botulinum as a treatment for excessive underarm sweating, muscle spasms, and eyelid tics. In 2002, the FDA approved Botulinum as a cosmetic treatment for facial wrinkle. Although the drug is life-threatening, small doses like those used in the application of Botulinum are safe. But, you should always go to a plastic surgeon or board certified dermatologist for Botulinum injections Edmonton.
What are Botulinum injection risks?
Bruising occurs with any injection, but infection is rare. The client will receive clear pro and post-procedure instruction to avoid any side effects or risk. These instructions include:
- Not touching the injection area
- Avoid bending or hot showers
- Staying away from vigorous activities
What are the Botulinum side effects?
Yes, Botulinum is an injectable toxin that helps treat chronic limb spasticity, migraines, and axillary hyperhidrosis, strabismus, cervical dystonia, and blepharospasm. But there are side effects and they include:
- Allergic reactions, itching, and rash
- A headache
- Back pain, neck or muscle stiffness
- Shortness of breath and difficulty swallowing
- Stomach pain, diarrhea, and nausea
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of appetite
Injection site side effect includes:
Bleeding, bruising, and pain at the injection site
- Redness, infection, and swelling
- Fever, cough, runny nose, and sore throat
- Flu and cold symptoms
- Dizziness, tiredness, and drowsiness
- Respiratory infections
- Anxiety and ringing in your ears,
- Dry mouth
- Urinary tract infections, painful or burning urination
Wrong injection techniques or injecting the toxin to near-by muscles may cause some side effects. Other localized injection side effects include:
- Drooping of the eyelid
- Eye dryness
- Inflammation of the cornea
- Itchy eyes
- Eye irritation
- Double vision
- Reduced blinking, and increased sensitivity to
Redness and edema are not Botulinum related and are associated with every injection due to needle local injury.
Year after year, due to the thin nature of the frontalis muscle on our forehead and the skin covering it, we develop lines or creases. These lines start very small and tiny but eventually grow deep.
Botulinum Reduces Forehead lines
We considered a smile as one of the most beautiful facial expression. But, not everything about a smile is beautiful, as most of us show deep lines, the lines that appear around the eyes.
Dr. Kamal Inject Botulinum in the upper facial muscles to treat frown lines, forehead line, and smile lines. Also, he injects Botulinum in the Masseter muscles for face slimming.
Other frequent questions we get about Botulinum Injections
does Botulinum work for all wrinkles and lines?
The Answer is NO! Unfortunately, thе lines usually for after a few decades of squinting оr frowning. Botulinum works by keeping certain nerves from signaling certain muscles. So, when a doctor applies the treatment to the forehead and eyebrows, the treatment prevents you from making a subtle movement. It is these movements that make thе frоwn lіnеѕ etched іntо thе ѕkіn. As a result, your skin looks smooth and you look less angrу, tired or old. In manу cases, the results last about 3 months. If уоu’rе happy with the results, you can repeat the treatment tо maintain your look.
How many Units do I need for my injections and what is the cost?
The number of Botulinum units (amount of Botulinum) depends on the treated area, muscle activity and the severity of the wrinkles. This infographic gives a simple way to know the average number of units you need according to the treated area along with a list of Botulinum other indications. Botulinum is priced per unit, we charge $10 per unit of Botulinum injected in the normal area of the face. Dr. Kamal might apply higher prices for some critical treatments.