“We want our clients to feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin, at any age,” Dr. Sneath
Botox are injected into a muscle to reduce the movements that cause lines, such as frown lines, forehead lines, bunny lines, crows feet and lines around the mouth. These neuromodulators start working just days after injection and the full effect can be seen two weeks post-injection. This will result in softened lines and a more youthful appearance, while still looking natural. Botox treatments typically last between three to six months before wearing off, at which time, follow-up treatment is recommended to maintain optimal outcomes. Interesting Fact: Botox is a protein produced by these Clostridium botulinum. Call our Botox Regina clinic today.Address: 1701 College Ave, Regina, SK S4P 1B8, Canada
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Botox has quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures across the globe. Its ability to smooth out the look of fine lines and wrinkles in a relatively short period of time, along with the fact that it requires little to no down time for recovery, has millions of people heading to medical spas each year for treatment.
If you are thinking about getting a Botox treatment, you likely have a lot of questions. To put your mind at ease, we’ve put together some answers to our most commonly asked questions regarding the treatment.
Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a neuromodulator that works beneath the skin’s surface to block signals from the nerves to the muscles. Once Botox is injected, muscles can only contract a little, or not at all, allowing the smoothing of lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movement. It can also be used preventatively by targeting certain muscle groups to prevent wrinkles from appearing.
There are currently four types of botulinum toxin injections that are FDA-approved:
These products all serve the same purpose; however, they are manufactured by different companies.
On average, your first Botox treatment will last between 3 and 4 months. With repeated treatment, you may notice the effects lasting even longer.
Botox is considered a low-risk procedure that has been used for decades successfully. Although uncommon, long-term side effects can be muscle-paralysis, eye irritation, allergic reactions, or the spreading of the toxins into surrounding tissues.
Yes. If Botox isn’t for you, you can certainly stop treatments. It’s important to remember that Botox doesn’t erase wrinkles, it essentially freezes them, so the wrinkles will come back eventually once treatment is stopped.
Botox won’t make you look older after it wears off, lines and wrinkles will return to your natural skin texture. Wrinkles and fine lines won’t be worse than before treatment, but they will eventually return without further or long-term Botox treatments.
Botox is metabolized and excreted after 3-4 months in the body. Once it stops functioning at the injection site, it’s broken down into amino acids and is then excreted by the kidneys or is “recycled” by the body for use in other proteins.
No, Botox cannot destroy your muscles. It temporarily freezes the muscle(s) at the injection site. Long term use in the same facial area can however cause some muscle atrophy due to infrequent use.
Botox needs to be professionally administered to avoid/minimize complications like the dreaded droopy eyelid! Once injected, it stays within a few millimetres of the original injection site. Rarely, a miscalculation of needle placement or injection depth can cause the Botox to spread a little too far, causing a droopy eyelid which will correct itself once the Botox has worn off.
Botox is injected into facial muscles, not the nerves. However, on the very rare occasion this happens (which would only be likely if the person administering the Botox has no formal training) it could cause permanent nerve damage.
The needle used in a Botox injection is very thin, and other than a pin-prick sensation upon injection, there should be no pain.
After your Botox injection, be sure to follow all post-treatment instructions. You will likely be told to do the following:
The Botox price tag will depend on the type of treatment and the amount of Botox required. Here’s what you can expect to pay for some of our more popular treatment areas:
Upper face: avg $385
Crow’s Feet: avg $285
Other areas: variable
Does insurance cover botulinum toxin injections?
If you are choosing to have a Botox treatment for cosmetic/aesthetic purposes, it will not be covered. However, it may be partially or fully covered if you are receiving Botox for medical reasons (ex. to treat migraines or excessive sweating).
There are alternatives to Botox injections like DYSPORT or NUCEIVA. Give us a call Today! 306-994-5631
Beautiful Regina – parks, museums, beaches, art, and entertainment. Regina truly is a jewel of the prairies. While it may be far away from coastal hotspots, Regina is a hotspot of its own. Like an oasis, with beautiful beaches and lakes, it is a breath of fresh air after travelling through the quiet prairies. Skin Clinics is undoubtedly excited to have a clinic in Regina and we’ve put together a list of things we’ve noticed about the city and want to pay homage to. We believe in community and this city has yet to stop impressing us.
With all there is to do in Regina, a night on the town is fun and easy. You can grab an amazing dinner at one of the local restaurants, see a show at the Globe Theatre, and go for drinks at one of the many great local watering holes. If a show isn’t your thing, enter Casino Regina, for a Bond-fueled evening of gambling and drinks.
First of all, we cannot say enough about the people in Regina. They are so friendly. It really is the Canadian way – but maybe there is an extra sprinkle of Saskatchewan on top. Since day one, our clients have been some of the nicest people you could ever want to work with. Additionally, people walking down the street are just as kind.
Easily the best part of Regina is the fact it sits on a lake. One of few capital cities to do so. With access to all the usual modern amenities found in a big city, paired with the ability to get away from it all and hang out at the beach only minutes away, Regina is a slice of paradise.
One of our favourite parts of Regina is the ability to get lost for a day at all the museums and galleries. The MacKenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan Science Centre, and Royal Saskatchewan Museum are all amazing places to wander for hours and take in incredible exhibits. There is art, natural history, and hands-on science all on display. When you get tired of the museums, you can hop in the car and go hang out on the beach, or grab a drink downtown !