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Botox has become the most common nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in North America in the recent years. Botox Injections are safe and effective- it enhances and refreshes your appearance by minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. More and more people are seeking Botox injections as a precaution treatment to prevent the process of aging.

When we think of Botox, addressing fine lines and wrinkles around the eye and forehead area immediately comes to mind. As we age, the elasticity in our skin diminishes and repetitive muscle action locks into a deeper line or furrow. Botox was originally approved for the restriction of rapid involuntary eye twitching, it was then discovered to have temporary effects on relaxing furrows and softening the appearance of lines in the skin. Also, Botox injections were also found to relax the scalp muscles, thus relieving migraines.

According to economic studies, 72% of Botox cosmetic beneficiaries in Canada are females between the age of 35 and 50. The second largest recipients are women between the age of 19 and 34. Interestingly, the number of men who are in quest of non-surgical and anti-ageing cosmetic procedures is also rapidly increasing. Studies have also shown that the Botox injections is the preferred choice for all ages and genders because they rather go through a noninvasive cosmetic procedure or injections facelift treatment as opposed to a surgical facelift that has more risks and longer recovery times.

In order to help you make an informed decision on whether a Botox Injection treatment is right for you, Canada MedLaser recommends that you call us for a professional consultation that is also complimentary.

In the meantime, here is a basic understanding of how a Botox injection treatment works. In addition, Canada MedLaser wants to help you understand the costs associated with Botox injection treatments to determine if Botox is right for you.

What Is Botox?

What is Botox?

Botox is the registered name for a purified protein that is sourced from the Clostridium botulinum toxin type A. The protein can block very specific nerve impulses and tells the muscle to stop contracting. When the protein is injected into an area, it blocks the release of a certain chemical called “acetylcholine”. Botox weakens the muscle and reduces the ability to squint, frown, or show excessive worry lines. Ultimately, it relaxes the constriction of the muscle. This relaxed muscle has a smoothing effect and softens the line of the wrinkle. The result is a refreshed and more youthful appearance.

How Long Does a Botox Treatment Last?

How Long does a Botox Injections Treatment Lasts for?

Botox Injections are not a permanent solution for wrinkles and fine lines, nor does it claim to be. The results are temporary and usually last about four to six months, gradually wearing off. Patients will need maintenance injections every 4 to 6 months to maintain the appearance.

New research reveals that continued use of Botox can delay the formation of new wrinkles. Studies have shown that in some cases, Botox has increased collagen and elastin levels in the injected areas over time. The increased collagen and elastin levels suggest that regular users of Botox treatments can attain the same results with lower dosages over time. In addition, repeated patients can have a longer time interval before having to get their Botox touch up.

Where Can Botox be Used?

Where can Botox be Used?

Botox has been medically approved by the FDA and Medical Canada for a variety of conditions. Following is a non-exhaustive list of areas and applications:

  • Eyebrow Lift
  • Frown Line Glabellar Area / “The Elevens”
  • Forehead Lines
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Under Eyes
  • Fine Lip Line
  • Cheeks
  • Chin Dimple Release
  • Neck Bands
  • Neck Jowl Lift
  • TMJ Relief
  • Face Slimming
  • Hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating in the armpits and palms
  • Migraines

How Is Botox Administered

How is Botox Administered?

With a very fine needle, units of Botox is injected into the muscle that produces the wrinkle and not into the wrinkle itself. Each muscle affected requires a specific number of Botox “units” to relax the muscle enough to stop a wrinkle from forming.

What Pricing Factors Affect the Cost of Botox Injection in Canada?

What Pricing Factors Affect the Cost of Botox Injection in Canada?

The cost of a Botox treatment varies, based on a few factors. The most important pricing variable is whether the procedure is priced based on the treatment area or by Botox units used. Most clinics in Toronto and Canadacharge by the number of units needed in the affected area, including Canada MedLaser Clinics.

The safest bet is to choose someone who prices Botox per unit, not per area. This way you know exactly how much Botox you are receiving (and paying for) with each treatment.

How is a Botox Unit defined?

How is a Botox Unit defined?

Botox is measured in units based on its strength. The term “unit” is unique to Botox and cannot be compared to the measurement for any product other than Botox. One unit is defined as the amount of Botox that it takes to attain a specific level of nerve blockage that is responsible for a muscle contraction.

What Other Factors Affect the Cost of Botox Injection in Canada?

What Other Factors Affect the Cost of Botox Injection in Canada?
The right amount of Botox is not the same for everyone, and the exact number of units for a full treatment is customized for each person individually. Several factors influence the amount of Botox you will need. These factors may include the following:

  • Gender of Patient
  • Age of Patient
  • Area of Treatment
  • Strength of Facial Muscles
  • Depth of Wrinkle
  • Number of Units Required

The goal is to come as close as possible to the optimal amount of Botox units without over-treating an area. Cosmetic Injectors that are registered nurses reccomends that a patient return to the clinic for touch-ups treatments, rather than injecting too much into the injection site, resulting in a negative outcome. The goal of finding the right balance of Botox is to diminish wrinkles while still being able to make normal facial expressions.

How Much Does a Botox Unit Cost in Canada?

The average price for a Botox unit in Canada is estimated in the range of between $10 per unit and $17 per unit. The price variance depends on who is administering the treatment. For example, Botox administered by a nurse may be substantially less than if administered by a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon.Please check Canada MedLaser Clinics for our Botox unit prices.

How to Determine the Cost of Botox Injection in Canada?

The following recommended Botox dosage guideline is an estimate provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is based on units for an average female. Men typically require a higher dosage (up to twice the amount) to obtain satisfactory results. Some patients may require a higher or lower dosage than shown for optimal results.

Botox Recommended Doses:
Forehead Lines – 6 to 15 units
Between the Eyes – 12 to 20 units
Frown Lines – 10 to 30 units
Crow’s Feet – 6 to 15 units per side
Fine Lip Lines – 4 to 5 units per side
TMJ Relief – 5 to 10 units per side
Face Slimming – 5 to 10 units per side
Chin Dimple Release – 2 to 5 units
Brow Lift – 5 units each side
Hyperhidrosis Underarm – 50 units per side
Hyperhidrosis Hand – 50 units per palm

To get an approximate estimate of how to budget your treatment, multiply the number of recommended units by the unit price. Keep in mind that you may need a little more or a little less, than another patient.

For example, 20 units are approved by the FDA and Medical Canada for the area between the eyes, the “elevens”, glabellar area, or frown lines, as we call them. The treatment typically requires 5 sites in the muscle and it typically requires 4 units per each site (ex: 5 sites x 4 units at each site = 20 units). But some patients only require 3 injection sites (ex: 3 sites x 4 units at each site = 12 units or). Then multiply the per unit price by the total number of units.

Keep in mind that everyone is different- the best way to determine how much Botox you need is to have a personal consultation with Canada MedLaser Clinics. At your free consultation, the cosmetic injector and registered nurse will be able to accurately tell you which areas can be treated, and how many units would be needed to fulfill your desired goals.

Have A Realistic Budget for Botox Injections?

During a consultation, Canada MedLaser will be able to discuss with you the specific charges for your Botox procedure before you schedule a treatment. Feel free to ask whether the clinic has an upcoming Botox special pricing event scheduled.

Join Canada MedLaser’s Many Satisfied Clients

Unquestionably, Botox injection treatment has become the preferred non-surgical cosmetic option for women and men. Botox injection treatments will make you appear younger, healthier, and more refreshed, and may prevent the development of facial lines in the future.

Canada Medlaser is proud to guarantee that our cosmetic injectors, registered medical professionals and medical aestheticians are professional and have years of experience in the cosmetic industry. We apply the highest industry standards as well as Health Canada and FDA approved materials for every treatment that we provide. Some treatments may be covered by insurance, but we will design a treatment plan to fit your budget.

We are here to answer all your questions. Contact Canada MedLaser for a free consultation to determine whether Botox treatment is right for you.