Botox

BOTOX Cosmetic was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 for the cosmetic reduction of forehead lines and has successfully been used to treat a wide range of other conditions, such as wrinkles on the neck and gummy smiles.

Botox, Xeomin, Neuciva, and Dysport are Neurotoxin (injectable wrinkle removers) that relaxes the expression lines by blocking the nerves of the tiny facial muscles, so they do not contract. Botox/Xeomin targets dynamic lines that include crow’s feet lines, forehead worry lines, frown lines, marionette lines, bunny lines, vertical lip lines, chin wrinkles, and neck wrinkles. It is also extremely popular for jaw slimming/re-shaping, brow lift, hyperhidrosis. Microbotox also helps to smoothen out the texture of the skin and can even calm severe acne!

Botox is offered in our Toronto, Markham and North York locations.

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What Is Botox?

Botox is a neuromuscular blocking injectable drug, which basically means it stops the transmission of chemicals that tell muscles to move. When you apply Botox to those tiny facial muscles that cause your face to wrinkle, it allows the skin to flatten out and appear younger. As an added benefit, Botox can also stop the occurrence of migraine headaches.

Botox FAQ

The following is a list of frequently asked questions about Botox from patients at our offices. If you still have questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact us. Botox is offered in our Markham, Yorkville, and North York location.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can’t contract. That makes wrinkles relax and soften.

Botox is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines. Botox won’t help with wrinkles caused by sun damage or gravity.

What to expect?

  • Very minimal downtime
  • Noticeable results in a few days. Longer for larger areas
  • Results last about 3 months, 6+ months for larger areas

Doctor's Orders

  • Don’t lay down or touch the face for 4 hours
  • Book for maintenance to maintain results

How Much Does Botox Cost?

$11 per unit with Dr Seit 

When considering cost, keep in mind that if you receive regular Botox treatments, you eventually will need 3-4 treatments per year to keep up your refreshed appearance. Some patients require less Botox as time goes on and thereby the costs are slightly less from year to year.

Does Botox Injection Hurt?

The fear of pain is always in the back of people’s minds, and fear is one of the most common reasons women will decide to avoid the cosmetic procedure. Fortunately, a lot of modern aesthetic techniques are designed with patient comfort in mind. Whether it’s premixing a dermal filler, applying a topical numbing cream before your treatment, or ensuring you have a skilled professional, patients should never leave a cosmetic procedure in overbearing pain.

How Long Do Botox Results Last?

Botox injections usually begin working one to three days after treatment. Depending on the problem being treated, the effect may last three months or longer. To maintain the effect, you’ll need regular follow-up injections.

Can We Combine Botox With Other Procedures?

It’s not uncommon to use Botox in combination with a dermal filler such as Juvederm. People have referred to such combination treatments as a “liquid facelift.”

What are the side effects for botox

Doctors generally recommend against using Botox when you’re pregnant or breast-feeding.