Botox Is The World’s Most Popular Anti-Aging Procedure. Botox is the most popular anti-wrinkle and anti-aging therapy in Edmonton and the rest of the globe. Millions of men and women have benefited from Botox’s anti-aging properties, and Botox injections are the most popular aesthetic treatments done at our clinic. It is a very popular anti-wrinkle treatment that, when done properly, produces a totally natural and pleasant aesthetic effect. Dr. Kamal Alhallak (Ph.D. in Pharmacy) is one of Edmonton’s top filler and Botox injectors. Our award-winning skincare and rejuvenation centre has a stellar reputation and a proven track record.
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What Exactly Is Botox?
Botox is a natural, pure protein that inhibits nerve signals to the small facial muscles that cause the deep muscular pull wrinkles; as a result, the muscles relax and the unsightly creases progressively fade away. Following treatment, the overlying skin generally stays smooth and wrinkle-free, but the untreated facial muscles contract normally, enabling desired facial expressions to remain unaltered, resulting in natural renewal. You will still appear like yourself in the hands of our expert physician injector, just more refreshed and young.
“Botulinum toxin type A is used to make cosmetic Botox,” explained Dr. Kamal Alhallak. “This protein is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species; the pharmaceutical grade of this toxin is highly purified and approved for subcutaneous injection.”
“Neurotoxin cosmetic botox injection use has proven to be very safe and effective for almost everyone. It is easily one of our most popular treatments at Albany Laser and Cosmetic Center to rejuvenate one’s face and make one look younger.”
What Are the Three Most Common Botox Treatment Areas?
The glabellar furrows (also known as frown lines)–the vertical wrinkles that develop between the brows–are the most frequent region that Dr. Alhallak, a pharmacist with a Ph.D., treats. Even when you’re pleased, these are the lines that make you appear furious or worried. Following treatment, these frown lines usually disappear, leaving you with a more pleasant and young look. Our patient is attempting to frown in the picture above, but she just cannot!
Furthermore, Botox may be utilized to gently elevate the brows as a non-surgical brow lift if needed. Many patients like this effect since it slightly opens up the eyes and makes your expression more welcoming by counteracting drooping and sagging that comes with age.
Crow’s feet (also known as smile lines) around the eyes and beneath the eyes are another region that is frequently treated, and these ageing lines around the eyes typically react extremely well to Botox injections. Horizontal forehead lines are the third most often injected region. Injecting these wrinkles will keep your face looking young. Dr. Alhallak will utilize micro-Botox injections in certain patients who are prone to brow droop from Botox to reduce their risk while still avoiding the lines.
What other areas may Botox be injected into?
Botox is most often utilized in the upper face, although it may also be used in the mid and lower face. It may be used to cure gummy grins, bunny lines on the nose, and dimpled, uneven chins, as well as reduce the big masseter muscles in the cheeks and thin the lower face. Many individuals grind their teeth at night and/or have genetically bigger masseter muscles; when injected, these muscles decrease in size, thereby slimming the bottom half of the face.
At our skincare and rejuvenation centre, we also inject in the corners of the mouth, lips, neckbands, and jawline (otherwise known as a Nefertiti lift). Injections are also given to certain individuals for headaches, migraines, and excessive sweating (also known as hyperhidrosis).
The before and after alterations are substantial for the majority of patients. However, these therapies are not appropriate for many individuals. For example, some patients may have heavy brows as a result of forehead injection. Following a consultation with our master injector, Dr. Alhallak (Ph.D. in Pharmacy), he will be able to determine which areas should and should not be treated.
How much is Botox injection in Edmonton
The cost varies according to the area to be treated and the strength of the target muscles. Larger regions and stronger muscles require more units, which raises the cost.
Men, for example, may need more Botox than women for the same region simply because their muscles are larger and stronger, but this is not always the case. Some foreheads need more Botox than others since some individuals have more active foreheads than others, while others require less. As a consequence, we charge by unit rather than area; otherwise, your cost would be greater than required for certain people.
What You Should Know about Botox injection
It is critical to understand the following:
Botox is not a long-term solution. The effects wear off over time, necessitating a new round of injections. It is not a filler and cannot be used to plump up the skin like Juvederm; however, it can be injected into the upper face, whereas fillers are better suited for other areas. Botox only helps to correct the dynamic lines that we see when making facial expressions. It has little effect, however, on static deep wrinkles (permanent wrinkles). Botox should not be used to completely paralyze the muscle, as this will result in a frozen face. It is strategically injected to suppress unintended facial expressions and to prevent and correct some wrinkles.
Who can’t benefit from Botox?
While it is safe for almost everyone, there are some people to who we would not recommend it to. Inform your doctor or physician’s assistant if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Allergic reaction to the active ingredient
- Skin infection in the treatment area ALS, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, or other diseases affecting your muscles or nerves
- Breathing issues, such as asthma or COPD
- Eyelids that droop or muscles in the forehead that is weak
“Botox injections only take about 10 minutes,” Dr. Alhallak said. “The maximum effect takes about two weeks, so I always tell my patients to plan ahead of time if they want to look their best for an event.”
Dr. Alhallak, as a Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, pays special attention to cases where it can have the greatest impact.
What does Botox injection for wrinkles entail?
Botox injections, when performed properly, are easy and safe. A very little quantity is injected very precisely into the target muscle using a tiny needle. As the fluid is injected, there is a little burning sensation. However, no anaesthesia is needed, and regular activities may be resumed immediately after treatment, with the exception of bending over for a few hours.
How long does it take for botox to show results?
Some people will see a difference in a couple of days. However, the effects may take up to 1-2 weeks to take effect in some people.
How long will the injection be effective?
On average, the effects will last three to four months until the muscle function returns. The duration is governed by the individual’s metabolic rate. When the unwanted wrinkles return, another injection is all that is required to retain the desired effect. To sustain this beneficial impact, you will need to get injections three to four times a year. According to several research, the duration of therapy advantages increases with time. The duration of the therapy varies from patient to patient.
I have fillers, can I still get Botox injection in the same area?
Yes. Botox and fillers are often administered on the same day. This is often referred to as a Soft Lift TM, and it refers to the use of Botox in conjunction with fillers like Juvederm and Restylane at the same appointment. Botox is often used with lip fillers and cheek fillers at the same time by patients. By treating the face as a whole, smoothing away wrinkles, restoring lost volume, and improving facial features, a combination of these two injectables may provide a more rejuvenated appearance than each one alone. Doctor. Kamal Alhallak (a Pharmacist with Ph.D.) has conducted hundreds of Soft Lift TM operations on individuals seeking non-invasive therapy to improve the look of their faces.
Is Botox injection painful?
It isn’t really. It’s a straightforward injection. The area is frequently numbed with a topical anesthetic or an ice pack. There may be some discomfort after the anesthetic wears off, but it is usually very mild and goes away in a few hours.
What to expect with Botox Injection
Before the botox injection
Topical numbing creams, cooling the injection sites, and/or vibrations can be applied to reduce the injection discomfort.
During the botox injection
Cosmetic injections can be performed by a variety of healthcare professionals (physicians, pharmacists, and nurses). The medication is delivered to the skin’s subdermal layer by the injector using a thin needle. Multiple injections are required to cover some large muscles in the upper face, such as the forehead and frown lines.
After the botox injection
Take it easy for a couple of hours after the injections. Don’t rub the area or take a hot shower after your appointment.
Results of Botox injection
It can take up to three days for the treatment to be noticeable, however, it takes two weeks to see the maximum results. The results last between four to six months with recommended maintenance appointments twice a year.
What are the side effects of botox injection?
For the most part, the side effects are minor and rare, but some have been reported.
- Injection site pain
- Slight swelling
- Dizziness and fainting
- Dry mouth
- Neck pain
If you’ve had an injection and you’re having a hard time breathing or notice a significant rash has developed, you need to seek medical attention immediately. Other side effects such as drooping eyelids are the results of improper injection techniques in the treated areas.
Does Botox make my face numb?
No. It shouldn’t as it is not an anesthetic. It does relax the muscles, but it shouldn’t result in numbness. If the numbness persists for a couple of days, you should call your physician.
How long does Botox injection last?
In most cases, it lasts three to four months, but this can vary depending on a variety of factors. Diet, smoking, age, how well you care for your skin, and the amount of sun exposure you get can all have an impact on how long it lasts. It typically lasts 3-6 months. It has a longer-lasting effect as we age and a shorter-lasting effect as we continue to do it.
what would I expect for the cost?
The price varies according to the area. Please read this post about the average cost
What is the difference between Botox injection and Dysport
Are Filler and Botox injections the same?
No, In summary, Botox freezes muscles to soften wrinkles caused by facial movement while fillers use hyaluronic acid and other substances to plump areas with lost volume.
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Can I combine Botox injection with Juvederm?
Yes, we can combine it with Dermal Fillers at the same appointment, especially if the wrinkles are deep. Some deep wrinkles occur if you don’t treat the frown lines on time. As a result, they become pronounced and deep. So you may need both injections to correct them. Dr. Alhallak combines Fillers and during skin tightening and wrinkle reduction treatments.
Botox injection safety
“Choosing the right practitioner is the most important factor in receiving safe and effective injections,” said Kamal Alhallak. “Make certain that the person giving you the injections has experience and training. This is something you should do under the supervision of an experienced doctor.”
Inform your practitioner about any illnesses you are suffering from, any medications or herbal remedies you are using, and even if you use illegal drugs. You don’t want to discover that your herbal supplements are interfering with your Botox treatment.
Most importantly, tell your practitioner everything, even if you believe it is insignificant. Drugs, as well as vitamins and minerals, interact in unexpected ways.
Contact your practitioner right away if you experience any side effects. Inform them so that they can assist you in determining what steps you need to take.
To reduce the risk of bruising, avoid taking aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen. Other post-treatment recommendations include remaining upright for a few hours, applying pressure, and icing the affected area to reduce swelling and bruising.
Is it safe to go to a Botox party?
We strongly recommend that you do not have it done at a Botox party. Getting any type of injection outside of a professional medical setting is not safe. Furthermore, no one will take your medical history or maintain records. The environment is neither suitable nor authorized for such a delicate cosmetic injection. Furthermore, this type of practice is illegal and is not covered by any professional liability insurance. It is common for the medication used at these parties to be diluted (similar to getting cheap watered-drink in a bar). There’s no way to tell how watered down the solution is or how many units you’re actually getting.
Common areas for Botox injection
- Forehead/Frown lines: These are lines or creases developed on the forehead. These lines can start small and deepen over time. We call these lines “timelines.” it helps softness forehead lines or prevent deep lines from forming.
- Smile lines: Smile lines or crow’s feet are fine or deeps lines that we see when we smile. Botulinum toxin injection or Dysport softens muscles around your eyes and mouth.
The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for Botox injections is to visit Albany Laser and Cosmetic Center for a free consultation with Dr. Kamal. Dr. Kamal holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and is genuinely enthusiastic about his work. He aspires to assist Edmonton residents in achieving their aesthetic goals.
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Therapeutic Botox is FDA Approved for loss of bladder control, migraine, overactive bladder, and other neurological and muscular disorders. (We do not offer Therapeutic Botox at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre)