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Botox® Cosmetics


Treat Fine Lines and Wrinkles for a Smoother, Younger Looking Appearance


What is a Botox® Cosmetic procedure?

A Botox® procedure refers to an injection of a small dose of Botox® Cosmetic into carefully selected muscles. Botox® Cosmetic, a prescription drug approved by the FDA and Health Canada, should only be injected by a licensed and qualified physician. Dr. Steyn is both and has been injecting Botox® Cosmetic since 2008.

Before injecting Botox® Cosmetic Dr. Steyn will carefully study your facial expressions to learn how your muscles move. She will then pinpoint the muscles that need to be injected and determine the optimum dosage required to relax the muscles. There is no need to numb the area prior to injection. A fine needle is used during the procedure to minimize discomfort and maximize accuracy. Most patients find the discomfort minimal and brief and describe the injection as similar to a little pinch.

We know our patients value easy access to Botox® treatments. Our office makes every effort to accommodate Botox® Cosmetic treatments on the same or next day of phoning for an appointment.

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?

Wrinkles and fine lines are created by routine or excessive muscle contraction. By blocking the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract, wrinkles and fine lines are relaxed and become less noticeable and can even disappear. Once the results of a Botox procedure begin to fade, retreatment can further reduce the appearance of wrinkles. With each treatment, wrinkles appear less severe as the muscles are trained to remain relaxed.

Are the results Immediate?

The results are not immediate. After Botox® injections the weakening of muscle contraction starts gradually over the next few days. The full cosmetic benefits are typically experienced 14 days after the treatment. Results last on average 4 months before fading. Dr.Steyn recommends that the initial treatments be done every 3-4 months for the initial 3 treatments, and thereafter only when movement of the injected muscles return. The results of any Botox treatment can vary from patient to patient, however most patients find the procedure quick, simple, and a great alternative to more complicated surgical procedures.

Will I look “done” or unnatural?

As only carefully selected muscles are injected and relaxed, other elements of facial expression are not affected, ensuring a natural, relaxed and refreshed appearance. The goal is to enhance, not change your look. No one except you will know, and you will simply be told that you look rested and relaxed! What a great compliment!

The benefits of the Botox® Cosmetic procedure.

What are the benefits of a Botox procedure?

  • Non-surgical in office procedure that can be performed in minutes
  • Wrinkle reducer. The muscles of the forehead, frown lines between the eyes and crow’s feet around the eyes are all very responsive to Botox® treatments. Relaxing theses lines and wrinkles can dramatically change your appearance from one of looking angry and tired to a more rested, relaxed look.
  • Eyebrow lift. Botox raises eyebrows that tend to start sagging as we age. Skillfully placed injections can lift the brows for a more youthful appearance
  • Advanced treatment techniques allow for reshaping the lower face to treat smokers lip lines, down turning of the corners of the mouth, dimpling of the chin, neck lines, and contouring of the jaw line.
  • Start working within days with an effect that can last several months
  • Does not affect sensation
  • Minor and temporary side-effects when injected appropriately by a qualified and experienced physician
  • Temporary effects
  • Affordable when compared to surgical procedures
  • Non cosmetic uses include treatment of blepharospasm, migraines, spasticity, excessive sweating and many more.

The Science behind Botox

Botox Recovery

How long is the recovery period?

Patients receiving a Botox treatment require no recovery time. The procedure is completed in minutes, and patients can resume normal daily activities immediately. Some minor bruising can occur. Patients are instructed to avoid rubbing the area near the injection sites immediately following the treatment. Not lying down for at least three to four hours after the procedure is also recommended.

Can I afford a Botox® Cosmetic Procedure ?

It is more affordable than you think! The cost will vary according to the area injected as well as how deep the lines or wrinkles are. The amount or units of Botox® Cosmetic needed for a satisfactory result will be determined during an initial consultation with Dr. Steyn. Depending on the age of the patient, and the severity of the lines, a treatment for frown lines for a women will be between $300-500, or put differently $3-5 /day. Compare that to what you spend daily at your local coffee shop or cafeteria!

Botox Safety and Risks.

What are the major risks involved with a Botox® Cosmetic procedure? is it safe?

Millions of Botox® Cosmetic procedures for facial wrinkles are performed worldwide every year. In fact, Botox® has numerous medical uses in much higher doses than what is used for wrinkle treatments. It is used in children as young as two years who has cerebral palsy in doses up to 10 times higher! Side effects of Botox are considered temporary and minor, but may include pain at the injection site, bruising, headache and nausea. A droopy eyelid affects less than 1% of individuals, can easily be treated with an eye drop to reduce symptoms, and lasts only a few days to a few weeks.

Are there any groups or individuals that cannot use Botox® Cosmetic?

Botox is not recommended for pregnant or breast feeding women. It is also contraindicated in some neurological disorders.

The use of Botox is a personal choice with excellent non-surgical benefits.

Do you want to learn more about Dr. Steyn’s Botox® Cosmetic Procedure? I will provide you with a comprehensive individualized plan for subtle, progressive and age appropriate rejuvenation, ensuring a natural appearance.To request your personal consultation call 613-342-0220.

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