Wrinkle Relaxers with Botox™
Why Wrinkles Form
Wrinkles develop over time due to a number of factors: collagen breakdown, hormonal losses, cellular changes, damage by free radicals and muscle movement among other factors. Ultimately even those who follow strict skin care regimens and avoid sun exposure can not completely avoid muscle contraction. Over time as these facial muscles are used and contract the overlying skin creases becoming more pronounced and forming wrinkles.
What is BOTOX™, Xeomin™, and Dysport?
BOTOX™, Xeomin™, and Dysport are brand names of the botulinum toxin. These prescription medicines are injected into the muscle, weakening and relaxing overworked facial muscles that cause wrinkles. BOTOX™, Xeomin™, and Dysport are highly effective, safe and approved by Health Canada and the FDA for cosmetic use.
How does the Procedure work?
All procedures begin with a consultation to determine which wrinkle relaxer is best and how many units are required to achieve the desired effect. Your Monaco Cosmetic Nurse Injector will then examine your facial muscles to determine the best place for the injection. Then, small injection amounts are made until the desired effect is achieved. The whole appointment usually takes about 10-25 minutes.
Who is a good candidate?
A good candidate is someone with mild to moderate wrinkles in the upper face who wants to smooth out current creases and lines in the skin caused by facial expression and prevent new ones from developing. Those ideal for treatment are men and women who range from their 20’s to 70’s! It’s never too late to start!
When will I see results and when can I return to everyday activities?
You can begin to see results within 24 to 48 hours of treatment. However, full results are visible about 10-14 days following your appointment. All patients are different however, results typically last anywhere from three to four months. Wrinkle relaxers require minimal downtime and everyday activities can be resumed immediately. However we do ask that clients refrain from lying down, exercising and taking a hot shower for at least 4 hours following your treatment. Your Monaco Cosmetic Nurse Injector will also provide you with complete post treatment instructions before you leave the clinic.