Botox Injections in Montreal
What does Botox® do?
What areas of the body can Botox be used for?
At our aesthetic medical spa in Montreal, our trained physicians and practitioners can use a variety of techniques to restore, enhance, and maintain your aesthetics in many areas of the body. Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort, no anesthesia is required.
- Upper section: Your forehead, eyebrows, and eyes (crow’s feet).
- Middle section: Your cheeks and contours around the jawline and neck.
- Lower section: Nasolabial folds, and area around the mouth (marionette lines).
- Specialty section: Other areas of the body such as the underarms, hands, feet, glutes, breasts, and more to prevent excessive sweating, treat pain, or for pain management.
Frequently asked questions about Botox
What can I expect from my Botox treatment?
- After the initial review with a doctor, the Botox treatment itself takes only 10-20 minutes.
- You can return to work immediately while observing some skincare precautions.
- It generally takes 3-7 days for the cosmetic results to become fully visible.
- The cosmetic results of your Botox treatment can last 2-3 months before a touch-up is needed!
What is Botox?
Botox® (botulinum toxins) is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are many brands that develop different variations of this type of drug.
Will all types of Botox work for me?
No! A brief consultation with one of our doctors is required to identify the best treatment plan for your desired results. This is how we are able to ensure a natural-looking result. Different compounds of Botox (also known as neuromodulators) at varying doses must be carefully administered to create a variety of aesthetic facial and bodily improvements safely.
Why do I have wrinkles and expression lines?
Like grooves in a field are formed by walking trails, wrinkles are created when certain muscles and dermal structures grow weak and take the path of least resistance. The body behaves similarly; that is why fine expression lines and wrinkles appear as your dermal tissue loses its elasticity and smoothness. This is why the most common applications for cosmetic Botox are to reduce crow’s feet, marionette lines, forehead wrinkles, and aging lines.
What are there risks or side effects of getting Botox?
The most common side effects are temporary pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site.
You could also have flu-like symptoms, headaches, and an upset stomach. Injections in the face may also cause temporary drooping eyelids.
With these minimally invasive procedures, there is always a risk of infection, asymmetry, or an undesired result. That is why we go the extra mile to personalize your treatment plan, offer several options, and do our best to work with you to achieve satisfactory results.
What are the contraindications of Botox treatments?
You should not use Botox if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is best to avoid alcohol at least one week prior to treatment. Aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications should be stopped two weeks before treatment in order to reduce bruising. Since botulinum toxins don’t work for all wrinkles or cases, you should consult with a doctor first.
What effect does Botox have on the body?
Botox works by temporarily weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. The cosmetic effects of Botox last about 2-3 months, depending on what you are treating. As the effects begin to wear off, you will need small doses of touch-up injections to maintain your youthful look.
How much do Botox treatments cost?
At Ideal Body Clinic, a typical aesthetic Botox treatment costs $8 per unit. Unlike other medical spas in Montreal, we are proud to have the most affordable prices to make your ideal beauty more accessible.
Do Botox injections hurt?
Most patients say that Botox injections do not hurt. You will experience a slight pinch or burn with the initial application and for sensitive skin, we can use a topical anesthetic spray or cream to numb the area being treated.