Botox®, Xeomin®, Dysport® and other neuromuscular modulators are products derived from a bacterium known as Clostridium Botulinum, much the same way Penicillin is derived from a species of mould. This product modulates the communication between a nerve and its corresponding muscle either by slowing it or preventing it altogether. Neuromuscular modulators such as Botox can soften or eliminate lines on the face, even skin texture and skin tethering, elevate the brow, elevate the corners of the mouth and contour the jaw line.
Injections of neuromuscular modulators are particularly painless because the needle size is extremely small and the injection is very superficial. Rarely does bruising occur.
With all neuromuscular products you can go to work right afterwards. There may be some slight redness or swelling at the injection site which fades very quickly and is barely noticeable.
Typically a dose of a neuromuscular modulator lasts anywhere from 3-4 months. Over time as the bulk of the muscle decreases from lesser activity, less frequent intervals are required to maintain the same effect.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Fillers are a class of products that vary in consistency and chemical makeup. Most of the fillers used today are produced from bacteria and are comprised of Hyaluronic Acid, a sugar molecule, which is ubiquitous in our bodies and forms the “goo” which keeps our cells together. Fillers are used primarily to restore volume loss in the face, which occurs with ageing, medical conditions and certain medications. Some fillers have been shown to stimulate collagen production in the body, which is helpful in restoring the structural integrity of the skin and sub-dermal areas.
Fillers can typically last anywhere from 6-12 months depending on the type of filler used and the activity of the area injected. Lips, for example, are a very active area of the face. Fillers will last a shorter amount of time in this area due to the increased movement and metabolism of product.
Since fillers are generally injected more deeply into the facial area, pain, bruising and swelling can result. Topical anaesthetic agents are helpful to minimize pain, especially in the lip area. Pre-treatment and post –treatment instructions will help to minimize bruising and swelling. It is important to note that the under eye area is notorious for bruising due to its extensive blood supply and the lip area will always swell after an injection. Occasionally small lumps can occur, which typically disappear after a few days. It is important to place the right product in the right area so that the results are seamless and natural.
Collagen is an important component of most tissues of the body, especially skin. As collagen is depleted the structures of the face start to lose volume and the skin looses its firm elastic nature. Collagen stimulators help to restore volume by stimulating our own collagen synthesis.
There are two products on the market. One is Radiesse® which is comprised of calcium hydroxyapatite, a naturally occurring molecule found in bones and teeth which restores volume immediately and stimulates collagen. The other is Sculptra®, which is comprised of poly-lactic acid. Sculptra® volumizes initially and then is reabsorbed to allow the collagen stimulation to occur over a long period of time so volumizing is done over time in a less noticeable way.
Depending on your individual needs, we can also provide collagen stimulators to volumize skin and fight ageing. Glamour MD is a full-service medical spa with many different treatments available, so you can also take this opportunity to check out our laser hair removal in Toronto prices and try our other services as well.
If you need a professional medical aesthetician in Toronto for the best possible injectable treatments, Glamour MD is the right choice for you. We have a complete range of injectables that suit any of your beauty goals, including Botox, dermal fillers, and lip fillers in Toronto.