*Philosophy of Beauty is a leading aesthetic beauty clinic in Vaughan, serving the Greater Toronto area. We specialize in natural-looking, cosmetic enhancements that rejuvenate and highlight inner beauty. We carry Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. Contact us to learn about these products and more*
What Is A Neuromodulator?
* Strong forehead muscles may contract forcefully and lead to creases or wrinkles forming in the skin overlying them. Wrinkle treatment can be done through injections to temporarily decrease forehead muscle movement. Controlled relaxation of the muscles which form wrinkles often lasts 4-6 months. Neuromodulators approved for use in Canada include Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. *
*The best wrinkle treatment for you will depend on your personal needs. Your doctor will examine your face, your muscle movement and lines. They'll ask you questions about your health and your beauty goals. After explaining all considerations and risks for treatment, you may choose to proceed with a cosmetic injection.**Forehead frown lines are also referred to as the "number 11" lines. Created by the glabellar muscles, this feature is the most common treatment location for wrinkle injection. A temporary, precise reduction in muscle strength for glabellar lines can be appreciated within 3-5 days of treatment. The overlying creases usually soften within a few weeks. Desired results are expected to last for roughly 3-4 months, and maintenence treatments are recommended every 4 months in most cases.*
Disclaimer: Similar and/or permanent results are not guaranteed based on the treatment/procedure and may vary from patient to patient, based on multiple factors, including genetics and lifestyle of each patient. View full disclaimer.
*Botox is a medication: In-depth knowledge of facial anatomy and medical qualifications are essential for any practitioner you seek. Your cosmetic injection can be artfully and selectively administered so that regular facial movement is not hindered and your expression appears natural. Wrinkle treatment takes just a few minutes and no anaesthesia is required. Depending on the muscles treated, full effects can be seen from 5 days, up to 2 weeks after treatment.*
Frequently Asked Questions
1How long do the effects of wrinkle treatment last?
*The effects of cosmetic injection will generally last from three to four months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles will begin to slowly reappear so planning to repeat treatment every 4-6 months is often recommended. Regular maintenance treatments can mean that over time you require less product to maintain your desired look. Different products have specific considerations that your doctor will explain to you.*
2How do wrinkle injections work?
*Treatments for forehead wrinkles may temporarily block signals sent from nerves to the muscles. The "smooth forehead" effect will usually appear within 4-5 days of treatment as the overlying tissue and skin gradually smooth out and lines fade. Common treatment areas include dynamic facial wrinkles caused by repeated muscular contractions during frowning and squinting. It should be noted that wrinkles caused by sun damage, facial volume loss and gravity will not usually respond well to muscle injections and may require other treatments that we are happy to recommend for you. Your wrinkle treatment may be combined with dermal fillers and other skincare to maximize results. Unlike fillers, which add volume under wrinkles, your wrinkle injection can reduce the action that causes the wrinkle. You may choose to treat forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, (lines created when scrunching the nose), chin, (for dimpling) skin bands on the neck, (platysmal bands) and around the mouth, (for smoker’s lines and down-turned corners of the mouth).* Inquire about Botox, Dysport and Xeomin.
3What are the common side effects associated with injections?
*The most common side effects of cosmetic injections are temporary bruising and slight pain with injection. Although it is rare, some patients experience post-treatment headaches which fade within 24 to 48 hours.* *A small percentage of patients may develop eyebrow or eyelid drooping, drooping of the corner of the mouth, or inability to use a straw, depending on the treated area. These issues can typically be adjusted with minor touch-ups or fade naturally. We advise patients not to rub the treated area for 12 hours and maintain an upright position for a minimum of 4 hours after injection.*
4Who is a good candidate for Treatment?
*A good candidate for wrinkle treatment is someone who is not pregnant or nursing and is in good health. Allergic reactions are rare, however, previous allergic reactions to any neuromodulator treatment will likely mean avoiding any brands and formulations of botulinum toxin types. Men and women alike choose to smooth away angry and tired looking facial lines. If you have noticed wrinkles on your forehead, the the appearance of crow’s feet or other facial lines, you could be a great candidate for wrinkle treatments.* *To discuss Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, Philosophy of Beauty invites you to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experts who will listen to your concerns and create a customized treatment plan.* * The best way to find out which product is right for you is to visit our Spa for a complimentary consultation with one of our experts. Conveniently located in Vaughan, we proudly service clients in the Thornhill and Toronto areas, to help them look and feel their best.*