Q: Isn’t Botox a treatment that only plastic surgeons can provide?
A: In Ontario, Botox can be injected by any doctor or nurse with the proper training. Learn more about my qualifications
Q: Like any typical Collingwood resident, I have an active lifestyle. How long do I have to wait until after Botox before I can ski, swim or cycle?
A: Typically, I recommend 24 hours of downtime after Botox treatment. We will discuss your specifics as part of the treatment.Q: How much Botox will I need?
A: The amount of botox required depends on what areas you would like to have treated and how strong your muscles are. This is determined during your initial consultation.
Q: How much does Botox cost?
A: Pricing is determined during your consultation and depends on the areas being treated and strength of the underlying muscles.
Q: Will Botox treatment make me look frozen?
A: No! I use Xeomin® which produces a rested, relaxed and natural look. Unlike similar products, such as Botox® and Dysport®, which can “freeze” the treated area, it is perfectly normal to still have some movement after Xeomin® injections.Q: Can Botox be used as a filler?
A: Botox and dermal fillers
serve different purposes. As described above, Botox is used to soften and relax facial muscles, creating a smoother, younger look. On the other hand, fillers plump and enhance facial features. Botox and fillers are often used together to achieve an optimal result.
Q: How long do I have to wait to get fillers after Botox treatment?
A: Botox and dermal fillers can both be injected during the same treatment session provided that they are being injected into different treatment areas. If Botox and dermal fillers are being used together in the same area, it is best to wait two weeks to see the full effect of the Botox before injecting any fillers.Q: How long does Botox usually last?
A: The results of your Botox treatment will generally last 3-4 months. With occasional “maintenance” injections, this time frame can increase to 5-6 months.
Q: How do you make Botox last longer?
A: Avoid rubbing your face for 24 hours after your treatment. Also avoid alcohol, aspirin, direct sunlight and intense heat, including hot tubs, overly hot showers and saunas.
Q: Can you move your face after Botox?
A: Yes! In fact, immediately after the procedure, you should deliberately move your face. Repeatedly smiling, frowning or lifting your eyebrows will help your muscles better absorb the Botox. I will give you detailed instructions on how to get the best results from your Botox treatment.
Q: Can anyone get Botox? Who should NOT get Botox?
A: People who are pregnant, breast feeding, or have a neurological disease should not use Botox. Your safety is top priority and a critical part of every initial consultation.