For those who want to look their best, BOTOX is as popular in London, Ontario, as it is throughout North America. Women and men from Cambridge, Sarnia, Chatham-Kent, Waterloo, and beyond come to DermEffects for this renowned treatment to smooth forehead wrinkles and soften lines around the eyes, such as crow’s feet and frown lines. Injections of BOTOX and a similar neuromodulator called XEOMIN® can create a rested, refreshed appearance without causing an unnatural appearance.
What Is BOTOX Made Of?
The active ingredient in both BOTOX and XEOMIN is a purified, naturally occurring protein that, when injected in very small amounts, temporarily relaxes the targeted muscles. BOTOX or XEOMIN injections help smooth away wrinkles and lines that form when those muscles contract, called “dynamic wrinkles.”
Dr. Wei Jing Loo is a Royal College-certified dermatologist who performs cosmetic injectable procedures with the precision of a physician and the eye of an artist.
How Much Does BOTOX Cost in London, Ontario?
The cost of BOTOX injections varies from patient to patient, depending on the number of treatment areas and how much BOTOX is needed to get the desired results. Dr. Loo’s team will provide you with a personalized price based on your specific needs before your treatment. The quoted prices are generally per unit of BOTOX injected.
BOTOX Before & After Photos
Photos courtesy of Allergan. Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Why Choose DermEffects for BOTOX?
It’s important to choose an experienced, qualified injector for BOTOX or XEOMIN treatments. Dr. Wei Jing Loo is a Royal College-certified dermatologist who performs cosmetic injectable procedures with the precision of a physician and the eye of an artist.
Some of the reasons people in London choose Dr. Loo for BOTOX treatments include:
- Expertise: Dr. Loo is one of the top providers of BOTOX treatments in the area. She specializes in cosmetic dermatology and understands the facial anatomy affected by aesthetic injectables.
- Results: By taking a conservative approach to BOTOX injections, our patients look like themselves after treatment but naturally refreshed.
- Options: BOTOX and XEOMIN are certainly among the most popular treatments at DermEffects, but we offer a range of nonsurgical aesthetic procedures for the face, including dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing, and microneedling.
BOTOX treatments typically take less than 15 minutes at our office and require no downtime or recovery. You can return to work, run errands, or resume other daily activities immediately after your procedure.
BOTOX Treatment Areas
BOTOX is among the most versatile anti-wrinkle treatments available. It can be used in various areas of the face to create a more youthful appearance by limiting repeated facial muscle contractions. Types of wrinkles BOTOX injections can address include:
Vertical lines between the eyebrows can create a permanent frowning expression. BOTOX relaxes the 3 specific muscles that cause these glabellar lines, sometimes called “worry lines” or “the 11s,” because they form parallel lines, looking similar to the number 11.
When you look in the mirror and raise your eyebrows to make a surprised expression, you’ll notice that your forehead muscles crease horizontally across your forehead. Over time, these creases can make you appear older, but BOTOX helps to smooth the appearance of these wrinkles. Dr. Loo takes a conservative approach to treating forehead wrinkles because when used improperly, BOTOX may cause sagging eyebrows.
Crinkly lines at the corners of the eyes created by years of smiling and squinting are often called “crow’s feet” and are one of the primary culprits of early signs of aging. BOTOX is used to help minimize these lines and create a smoother complexion. Some of our patients begin getting BOTOX injections in their late 20s or early 30s to curtail these lines before they become too deep.
Other BOTOX Treatment Areas
In addition to treating signs of aging, BOTOX can address the following concerns:
- Chin dimples
- Bunny lines at the top of the nose
- Masseter muscles of the jawline (face slimming)
- Vertical neck bands
Learn more about these additional uses for BOTOX in this blog post.
BOTOX Lip Flip
While dermal fillers can add volume to the lips and define their borders, BOTOX can make the top lip look fuller without changing its size. A BOTOX lip flip involves relaxing the orbicularis oris muscle of the top lip with tiny BOTOX injections. Within a day or two, the upper lip turns up and exposes more of the red vermillion. The lip flip provides beautiful results on its own and is an excellent complement to lip filler injections for people with thin or uneven lips. Learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is BOTOX safe?
Yes. BOTOX was first approved in 2001 by Health Canada for cosmetic use. When administered by a trained, experienced professional, these treatments are very safe and have a low risk of complications for most people.
Can BOTOX be used to prevent wrinkles?
It’s well-known that BOTOX is one of the leading procedures to treat wrinkles, but an increasing number of younger patients schedule “baby BOTOX” appointments to delay the onset of lines and wrinkles. The key word is “delay,” rather than prevent. Wrinkles inevitably develop, but because BOTOX works by limiting the movement of facial muscles, it can actually postpone dynamic wrinkling.
Will BOTOX injections “freeze” my facial expressions?
This is a common question we hear at DermEffects. BOTOX and XEOMIN soften lines and smooth wrinkles, but you will still be able to change facial expressions. The “frozen” appearances of some celebrities are typically caused by having too much BOTOX injected, having the wrong muscles injected, or being the result of surgery. Dr. Loo discusses the goals and expectations that each patient has before the treatment.
When will I see results after BOTOX injections?
This varies from patient to patient, but generally speaking, you can expect to start noticing results about 4 to 7 days after your treatment. Most patients continue seeing improvements for another week, with the maximum results occurring about 2 weeks following the injections.
How long do BOTOX results last?
Again, the duration of your results may differ from the experience of another patient. BOTOX typically produces results that last up to 4 months, although some patients may see results that last a month or 2 longer. Periodic treatments can help maintain the results in a manner that appears natural.
Patients from throughout southern Ontario travel to DermEffects for BOTOX injections. You can learn more about BOTOX and the services provided at DermEffects under the expert guidance of Dr. Loo and her team by using the online form to request a consultation or by calling our office at (519) 472-2929 to schedule an appointment.