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Botox is a popular and accessible facial treatment which is used by people to combat the signs of aging. Botulinum toxin (BTX) or Botox is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum and related species. It prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from axon endings at the neuromuscular junction and thus causes flaccid paralysis.

In medical aesthetics, botulinum toxin is considered safe and effective for reduction of facial wrinkles, especially in the uppermost third of the face. Injection of botulinum toxin into the muscles under facial wrinkles causes relaxation of those muscles, resulting in the smoothing of the skin.

Smoothing of wrinkles is usually visible three days after treatment and is maximally visible two weeks following injection. The treated muscles gradually regain function, and generally return to their former appearance several months after treatment. Muscles can be treated repeatedly to maintain the smoothed appearance.

At LiLyDermis Centre in Calgary Canada we perform all types of medical Botox and Dysport treatments. Call us for more information about Botox and Dysport treatments or book online for a free consultation or a treatment session.

Our Botox® injection will redefine your beauty and enhance your face look younger with noticeable results.
Botox helps relax certain muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. They can be used on frown, forehead, crow’s feet and some other areas to smooth the fine lines and wrinkles. They can also help prevent the permanent lines and wrinkles of the face. We also inject Botox as an effective treatment for excessive sweating in the armpits. The treatment provides lasting relief from this upsetting condition.

What is botulinum toxin used for?

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows or glabella
  • Crow's-feet lines and wrinkles
  • Lines beside the nose and mouth
  • Horizontal wrinkles and lines in the neck
  • Forehead lines and wrinkles
Many people choose to have additional rejuvenation treatments to correct their facial lines and wrinkles, even the ones that are not the result of muscle contractions. Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments such as RF fractional, peeling, micro-needling, dermal fillers, fibroblast plasmalift, has to be considered as other rejuvenation techniques when treating the aging signs.
Botox has been approved by the FDA to temporarily soften lines and wrinkles in frown, forehead, and eye areas. Clients with mild, moderate to severe facial wrinkles might be good candidates for Botox, especially if the wrinkles are located in upper third of the face.

Is Botox only for women?

Absolutely not! The number of men choosing Botox treatment is on the rise very quickly and Botox procedure is now becoming very popular among men. In general, men can be treated with the same techniques as women, but often require more units of Botox than women.

Pre-Treatment Instructions:

  • Avoid taking any blood thinner medication, Aspirin, Vitamin E, Fish oil or Omega-3, Ginseng few days before injections
  • Avoid drinking alcohol a few days before you get your treatment
  • If possible, arrive to the appointment with no makeup on

  • Post-Treatment Instructions:

  • Avoid lying down for four hours
  • Avoid heavy exercise and hot yoga after the procedure. This may raise your blood pressure and causing more bruising and swelling
  • Do not rub or massage the treated area for 24-48 hours after your treatment
  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun. Be sure to apply sunscreen
  • If bruising is a concern, it is important for the patient to avoid taking Aspirin or related products, such as Ibuprofen (Advil) or Naproxen
  • If you have any pain, you may take Tylenol as necessary
  • Remember, it takes 3 to 14 days to fully take effect
  • Redness may last for 1-2 days, rarely longer
    • The effects of Botox generally last 3 to 4 months. As the Botox is absorbed, muscle action gradually returns and the lines and wrinkles appear then. Another Botox session will then be needed to maintain the results. After a few more sessions, lines and wrinkles will appear less severe than before.