What are Anti-Wrinkle Treatments? 

Anti-wrinkle treatments involve strategically injecting neuromodulators, such as Botox and Dysport, to address dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements. These treatments temporarily relax specific facial muscles, preventing them from contracting and smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. 

Treatments are particularly effective in areas prone to expression lines, such as the forehead, crow’s feet, and frown lines. The results are noticeable within 1-2 weeks and can last for several months, providing a more youthful and refreshed appearance without the need for surgical intervention. These non-invasive procedures are a great treatment option for individuals seeking a quick and effective solution to combat the signs of aging.

Managing Medical Conditions

Medically, neuromodulators can assist with treatments. As its primary function is to relax facial muscles, it can assist with treating TMJ pain, facial pain, headaches/migraines, and excess sweating (hyperhidrosis).

What areas can be treated? 

Sites of use cosmetically include:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Brow lifting and shaping
  • Crow’s feet
  • Necklines
  • Nasal crease
  • Chin crease
  • Mouth downturn and lip lines. 

For co-managing migraines, the forehead, temples, and the back of your head and neck are common sites for injection. Injection sites may also include the masseter muscle for TMJ pain and underarms, forehead, hands, and feet to treat hyperhidrosis. 

What are the benefits of Anti-Wrinkle Treatments?

These treatments offer a quick and non-invasive procedure to address concerns such as wrinkles, preventative measures, facial symmetry, chronic migraine assistance, hyperhidrosis, and TMJ pain management. These treatments require minimal to no downtime and can present results in 1-2 weeks.

Is there any downtime with Anti-Wrinkle Treatments? 

Following the procedure, you can anticipate minimal to no downtime. The treatment is non-invasive and typically takes around 30 minutes to complete. Your healthcare provider will provide detailed post-care instructions during your appointment. Post-care guidelines include refraining from lying flat and avoiding touching or rubbing the treated area for at least 4 hours post-treatment. It’s recommended to abstain from alcohol consumption for 48 hours after treatment to minimize potential swelling or irritation.

Additionally, avoid using Retin-A or similar products for at least 2 days, refrain from exercise, saunas, or excessive sweating for 48 hours, and wait until the day after treatment to apply makeup. Laser IPL or skin tightening treatments should be avoided for 24 hours post-treatment. Collectively, these measures contribute to ensuring the best possible results and a smooth recovery process.

Are Anti-Wrinkle treatments painful? 

 The level of pain experienced during Botox treatments is generally minimal. Some individuals may feel a slight pinch or discomfort at the injection site, but the process is typically quick.

If you have concerns about pain or discomfort, you can discuss them with your provider before the procedure. Overall, while pain perception varies among individuals, treatments are generally well-tolerated, and the majority of patients find the procedure to be relatively quick and relatively comfortable.

How long do treatments last? 

The duration of Anti-Wrinkle Treatments varies, but on average, results typically last between 3 to 4 months. However, individual factors, including metabolism, lifestyle, and the specific areas treated, can influence the longevity of the effects. To maintain the desired results, patients are recommended to schedule follow-up appointments as their provider recommends, ensuring ongoing benefits and addressing any evolving aesthetic goals. Regular consultations with your provider can help tailor a treatment plan that aligns with your unique needs and preferences for a consistently refreshed appearance.

Why Choose Stratica Dermatology for Botox/Dysport in Edmonton?

Choosing Stratica Dermatology for Anti-Wrinkle Treatments in Edmonton offers a range of compelling reasons. Our clinic is home to a team of highly skilled and experienced nurse injectors under the expertise of expert dermatologists, ensuring that you receive top care and personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. We prioritize safety and efficacy, using top-quality products and advanced techniques to achieve natural-looking and long-lasting results. At Stratica Dermatology, we are committed to providing a comfortable and welcoming environment for our patients, fostering a positive experience from consultation to post-treatment care. Whether you seek to address wrinkles, preventative treatments, or facial symmetry, our dedicated team at Stratica Dermatology is here to deliver exceptional results and help you achieve your aesthetic goals with confidence.

How many units of Botox/Dysport do I need? 

The dosage of treatment depends on a variety of factors, including the area being treated, the strength of the muscles, and your response to the treatment. 

At Stratica Dermatology, we want to give you the chance to discuss all your questions with one of our skin professionals. We offer complimentary consultations for you to gain a personalized approach to your unique needs and desired outcomes with one of our expert injectors. To book a free consultation, click here. (hyperlink: https://www.mindbodyonline.com/explore/locations/stratica-dermatology)

During a consultation, the provider will assess your facial anatomy, discuss your goals, and evaluate the severity of the lines or wrinkles you want to address. Based on this assessment, they will recommend a specific number of units for the treatment. It’s important to note that the number of units can vary for different areas of the face.

What can I expect after my treatment?

Following your Botox treatment, it’s common to experience temporary side effects such as redness, swelling, and the possibility of mild bruising in the treated area. Some individuals may also feel a mild amount of tenderness or stinging during and immediately following the injection process.

It’s important to note that while you may notice some initial changes, the full results of your Botox treatment may take 7-14 days to become apparent as the neuromodulator gradually takes effect.

To ensure optimal results and address any questions or concerns, we recommend scheduling a follow-up appointment with your service provider 2 weeks after your initial treatment. This allows for a comprehensive assessment of the outcomes and provides an opportunity for any necessary adjustments to be made to achieve your desired aesthetic goals. Additionally, your healthcare provider can offer guidance on post-treatment care to enhance and prolong the benefits of treatment. 

After treatment, you can go about your day as usual. You should not rub or massage the treated area for at least 4 hours after injection.

Potential Side Effects

After injection, some common injection related reactions may include bruising, erythema, swelling or tender­ness. In the frown region, there is a potential for transient headaches and rare lid ptosis/brow ptosis (<1%), this will resolve on its own. Contraindications for treatment with Botox include pregnancy, nursing and a rare neuro­logic disease called myasthenia gravis.

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