Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment in Calgary for people who are experiencing unwanted wrinkles and creases. It's a brand name of a toxin made by bacterium Clostridium botulinum, but is often used as a blanket term for injections that smooth forehead, eye, and other facial wrinkles because it was the first injectable toxin, becoming synonymous with treatment.
While wrinkles and creases are an unavoidable fact of life, they can contribute to your appearance aging faster than you feel, and can ultimately make people feel less confident.
Studio Y's expert team includes Nurse Injectors who have treated Calgarians with Botox to achieve beautiful results. We understand the feelings you may have that you want to improve your confidence, look younger, and feel your best.
Our friendly team of experts are ready to help you explore your Botox options, starting with a free consultation to understand your unique needs and desired outcomes. We'll answer your questions, offer advice and information, and ultimately inform your decision on Botox Treatment.
To learn more, read our frequently asked questions below, or book your free consultation today.
Noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. They're also used to treat conditions such as neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), an overactive bladder, and lazy eye. Botox injections may also help prevent chronic migraines.
Botox treatment needs are assessed on a personal basis, because everyone is different. Please contact us if you need assistance understanding how many units you need, or for more information.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Botox Work?
Botox works by interrupting the signals your nerves send to your muscles, so the injected muscle temporarily stops contracting. This results in wrinkles and creases relaxing and smoothing out.
Botox is most popular for treating the appearance of lines on the forehead, around the eyes (crow's feet), and frown lines. Botox can also be used to raise your eyebrows.
Botox is not effective against wrinkles caused by the sun or by gravity.
How does the Botox procedure work?
Your Botox treatment will be administered by Studio Y's registered Nurse Injector, using a small needle to inject Botox into specific muscles. No anesthesia is needed, and you can expect only minor discomfort during the administration.
Botox treatments begin to show full results within 7 - 14 days.
The effects of Botox will last 3 to 4 months. Muscle action will begin to return as Botox leaves your system, and lines and wrinkles will begin to reappear. Often these lines soften over time as the muscles shrink.
When the results of your treatment begin to fade, it will be time for another treatment.
How many units of Botox will I need?
Every person has unique needs, and Studio Y is here to assist you in exploring how many units your treatment will need to produce your desired result. Our Nurse Injector will complete a free assessment with you where you can discuss your goals, and you will receive an estimate that determines how many units will be right for you.
Book a free consultation to begin the process.
How do I prepare for my Botox treatment?
We recommend avoiding alcohol consumption at least one week prior to your treatment appointment. You should stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks prior to your appointment in order to minimize and prevent bruising.
Are there side effects to Botox Treatments?
Side effects may include minor bruising at the injection site, and often last only 24 hours.
How can I best care for my skin after receiving Botox treatment?
Caring for your skin post-treatment is simple, try to avoid alcohol consumption, avoid sleeping on the treated areas, and stay out of direct sunlight.
Who can administer Botox treatments?
Botox treatments are administered via injection, and as such it is considered a medical procedure and can only be performed by a licensed medical professional. Studio Y's registered injection nurse is fully licensed to treat individuals with Botox.
What's the difference between Botox and fillers?
Botox interrupts the signal from your body's nerves to the treated muscles, which temporarily deactivates the muscle resulting in a smoothing of wrinkles.
Filler is injected to add volume and fullness. There are various types of filler, and today the most common is Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body.
Filler is typically injected in lips, tear-troths (under eye area), or cheeks.
When you compare the results of Botox to Fillers, you'll notice fillers offer a more pronounced shaping difference, whereas Botox doesn't change the shape of your facial features, it simply reduces wrinkles.
Book a free consultation with our Nurse Injector to explore what treatments would give you your desired results.
What are some popular targeted Botox treatment sites?
Botox is a versatile treatment that offers results in various areas of the face. Common targets and results include:
Wrinkles created when scrunching your nose
Below the eyebrow
Creates an eyebrow lift effect and reduces the look of hooded eyelids
Under the eye
Reduces "banana roll" looking puffiness when smiling
Above the lip
Creates a "fuller" looking lip, sometimes referred to as a "lip flip" treatment
Lessens the appearance of frown lines, treated in the area outside the chin near the jaw
Softens the appearance of chin wrinkles
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