Botox in Ottawa
Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport are the most popular non-surgical aesthetic facial treatments done today. While they are often used to hide fine lines and wrinkles, this is not all they can do! Botox and Dysport are powerful, versatile injectable treatments that can raise the eyebrows, slim your face, and smooth the skin on your face and neck.
How Does Botox and Dysport Work?
There are four layers of facial muscles underneath the skin. When they move and contract, they demonstrate emotion and help us communicate.
Over time, repeated muscle contraction in specific areas of the face can create creases and wrinkles. Left untreated, these can form lasting lines that make people feel older than they are. Luckily, neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport are available to help reverse and prevent these changes.
Botox and Dysport are neuromodulator medications, meaning that they act on the nerves in the face that are responsible for muscle contraction.
Neuromodulators are naturally occurring, purified proteins that selectively prevent the nerves from allowing these muscles to contract. Preventing muscle contraction eliminates wrinkles and fine lines while preventing new ones from occurring.
Botox and Dysport treatments
Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport are also effective at providing a non-surgical brow lift. The eyebrows have muscles that both elevate and lower them. By selectively targeting the muscles that lower the brow, the brow elevator muscles are more powerful and will provide a
natural, lifted result.
It is important to note that while they can powerfully reduce the signs of aging, neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport cannot restore facial volume that may be lost over time. Because of this, neuromodulator treatments are often combined with lip fillers, cheek fillers, and under eye filler. The addition of neuromodulator treatment can also be used to lengthen the duration of filler treatments.
Neuromodulators are not just for women. More and more male patients are choosing to undergo Botox and Dysport treatments. The reason for this is simple: everyone wants to look their best, and nobody wants to look older than they feel.
Botox and Dysport are temporary medications
Preparing for your Botox or Dysport appointment
These include certain herbal supplements, blood thinners, or other medications that can lead to bruising. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you cannot be
treated with neuromodulator medications.
Neuromodulator treatment appointments usually last 10 – 15 minutes. Your injector will discuss aesthetic goals and work with you to develop a custom treatment plan. Makeup will be removed before treatment. A topical anesthetic may be used, although the injections
themselves are relatively painless on their own.
After treatment, avoid massaging the injected areas, and avoid laying down for 3 to 4 hours. Laying down can cause the neuromodulator medication to migrate into unintended areas of the face. Avoiding strenuous exercise 48 hours after injection can also help with the longevity of the treatment.
Your Botox and Dysport neuromodulator treatment
Dr. MacArthur will review available treatment options with you and help develop a plan to best fit your goals.
If you are interested in learning about Botox and Dysport neuromodulator treatment, please get in touch with New Age Medical Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery at (613) 595-1880, our Patient Coordinators are happy to help you.