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8 Botox Myths Debunked

Botox has become one of the most popular minimally invasive treatments in today’s society. It’s sometimes called a “lunch time procedure” due to how fast the treatment can be done. Botox appears to hold many misconceptions commonly due to social media and celebrities. To set the record straight I am going to address the 8 most common myths about botox. 1. Botox is dangerous Botox also known as botulinum toxin type A is a protein complex derived from the bacterium clostridium botulinum. Botox has been FDA approved, meaning the product has been regulated by Health Canada to be used both medically and cosmetically. Botox can be injected in many areas of the face, most commonly are around the eyes (crows feet), the forehead (expression line), or between the brows (11’s). 2. Once you have Botox you have to continue forever Many people are convinced that your skin will sag, wrinkle and look worse once you stop your treatments. When the effects of Botox wears off your skin will go back to how it was prior to botox injections and your face will continue to age with time. You’ll also find that it is also preventative and won’t need it as often as you initially did. People are commonly so happy with their results that they continue doing their treatment, and believe me it becomes addictive! 3. Botox is painful There may be slight discomfort but not anything unbearable. Botox needles are tiny, making it feel like almost nothing. Fillers could be a little more uncomfortable but majority of the products contain lidocaine which is a numbing agent to help minimize...

Expectation vs. Reality

Kylie Jenners lips didn’t happen after one session, just as most celebrities undergo small changes overtime that are subtle and natural. Although you will see a noticeable difference after one session, depending on the look you’re trying to achieve you may need more than 1-2 sessions or syringes. As they say Rome wasn’t built in a day, building your lips takes time as well. It’s always easier to add filler than to take away, therefore building it up over several months would be practical. Right after your injection treatment your lips will be very full and plump. Lip fillers go down about 20% after a week which is why we always suggest waiting the full 2 weeks before adding more product to see how it has settled and if more needs to be added. Full lips are the trend now and we are constantly overwhelmed with pictures on instagram of girls with really big luscious lips. For this look ideally you would need 2-4 syringes depending on your natural lips. 5 syringes is equivalent to 1 teaspoon, picture that! Lip fillers aren’t forever, although we all probably wish they were. Fillers, depending on the brand, (Juvederm, Stylage, Beloter9, Restylane) last anywhere between 6 to 12 months so if you love your initial results take lots of pictures as they do go down overtime. As far as prolonging the filler everyone’s body metabolizes them differently, so theres not much you can do. Lip fillers need to be kept up with every 4-6 months to keep your desired look so be prepared to see your cosmetic injector more often than you...

How to choose a cosmetic injector?

Selecting a cosmetic injector can be difficult decision especially if you are new to cosmetic enhancement. A good injector will take their time to understand the look you want to achieve, provide realistic expectations, explain the treatment process, risks and make sure you are comfortable with what could happen before proceeding injections. Even if it means asking for qualifications or years of experience. Taking a look at someone’s work can give you a good idea to see if it matches your expectations. An important point to remember is just because you’re paying top notch for a service doesn’t mean it will be the best. All certified clinics use the same products so essentially you’re paying for the service of the...

What are fillers made out of?

Dermal filler is made from a HA (hyaluronic acid) gel which is synthesized from a naturally occurring sugar that is found throughout our body. Dermal fillers are temporary, which means they are eventually absorbed by our bodies. As we age our bodies ability to produce HA declines and resulting loss of volume. HA is used as a way for replacing soft tissue volume loss in areas such as our cheeks, lips, under eyes, and nasal labial...

What is PRP?

PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) therapy is a treatment which uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth, helping improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume. PRP is also a great treatment option for hair loss! Research has showed it’s efficient in increasing hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair...