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Smooth Away Wrinkles in 20 Minutes or Less

BOTOX COSMETIC® and DYSPORT® are the world's most popular wrinkle-smoother. A quick injection diminishes unwanted wrinkles and creases on the face and makes neck bands less prominent. Dr. Kara can also treat patients who suffer from excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and a variety of eye conditions.

Looking in the mirror, you're plagued by crow’s feet around your eyes, deep forehead furrows, pesky frown lines, and prominent bands on your neck (informally known as "turkey neck"). You hate how old and tired you look.

You aren't ready for surgery and want something that will erase those wrinkles with minimal downtime. BOTOX COSMETIC® or DYSPORT® may be the solution. How BOTOX COSMETIC® works: Both products are purified botulinum toxins that are gently injected into the muscles causing your wrinkles. This blocks nerve signals in the muscles, relaxing them so it can no longer contract and crease the overlying skin. A single injection can temporarily give you fewer to zero wrinkles. It can also relieve a number of medical conditions affecting the eyes.

Why you want BOTOX COSMETIC® or DYSPORT® What BOTOX® can fix

  • You notice wrinkles around your eyes, between your brows and across your forehead.
  • Your brows sag, pushing down on your eyes.
  • You have prominent bands (platsyma bands) on your neck, adding years to your appearance.
  • You appear tired, or even angry, when you are not.
  • You don't want to have surgery, yet.
  • You want results relatively quickly, without a long recovery time.

Dr. Kara uses BOTOX® to treat hyperhidrosis and eye conditions such as:

  • Blepharospasm (eye twitching)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Muscle spasms
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High satisfaction rate

In a comprehensive review of patients who had received BOTOX® treatment published in the journal, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, patient satisfaction was consistently and significantly high, ranging from more than 65% to more than 90%, depending on the facial area treated, dose, assessment, and other treatment specifics. What’s more amazing is that BOTOX® reduced perceived age relative to current age by approximately 5 years. Can you imagine looking 5 years younger without the pain and recovery time of surgery?

Get a FREE microdermabrasion session with your injectable treatment.

Right before your injection, you'll receive a complimentary microdermabrasion. You won't find this at many other clinics, since it's something that's unique. We do this for your safety and comfort. Not only will this leave you with a clearer, glowing complexion afterward, it also ensures that your face is totally clean to dramatically reduce the risk of infection. The typical practice is to just wipe the area of injection with some alcohol, but we don't think that's enough! With a prior microdermabrasion, there's no threat of contaminating the treated area after your injection, either, since you won't have any makeup or other product on your face to spread around.

Our microdermabrasion device does not contain crystals, therefore there is no risk of damaging or irritating your skin prior to injection.

We help you recover faster from bruising

Our gentle injection techniques are designed to minimize bruising, but with any injectable treatment, bruising may still occur. We can help speed up healing of bruising with our Clarity Laser.

If you want to get rid of any bruising you may be left with from your treatment, please let us know. We'll invite you to come back right away to receive treatment with the Clarity Laser. This will make your bruising fade away and disappear completely in a day or two. That way, you won't have to wait around for bruising to go away on its own, which can take a week or two.

BOTOX® & DYSPORT®

There are 43 muscles in your face and the medical injector performing your injection must understand how they inter-relate in order to give you the best possible results. Dr. Kara has over 30 years of experience in facial contouring, combining the science of the latest techniques in BOTOX® and DYSPORT® with the art of a skillful hand.

Patients come from across Canada and around the world seeking Dr. Kara’s expertise. They are impressed by his results, but are inspired by his attention to each patient. Dr. Kara understands that your face is unique. You'll have specific questions and concerns. That is why he takes the time with you to discuss potential outcomes, risks associated with BOTOX® and DYSPORT®, and pre- and post-procedural care to ensure you have the best possible experience from beginning to end.

BOTOX® as a medical treatment

Certain eye conditions, like crossed eyes, are related to the muscles that control our eyes. BOTOX® works by temporarily paralyzing muscles, which can help control crossed eyes. It can also provide relief from twitches and spasms in the muscles around your eyes.

Chronic migraines, stress urinary incontinence and depression have also all been successfully treated with BOTOX.

Proven effective in clinical studies

In 2015, two Canadian doctors found that BOTOX can rejuvenate your skin. The study tracked 43 women who used BOTOX for the first time. They were treated for mild wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Researchers observed that BOTOX could increase skin elasticity by 30%! This helps to strengthen the skin, fighting off wrinkles for a longer time. According to researchers, BOTOX promotes the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins that make our skin firm and elastic. The study also found that the effects on the skin’s elasticity lasted for three to four months and after that the skin returned to the same condition as before BOTOX injections. The study was published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

At a Glance

  • Price $15/unit
  • Recovery None
  • Length Of Treatment 15 - 25 minutes
  • Back To Work Immediately

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Treatment steps

Preparation

  • Don’t take any medications or supplements that can cause excessive bruising and bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen and high doses of vitamin E.
  • Refrain from vigorously exercising on the day of your treatment.

Treatment: how BOTOX® is done, how BOTOX® is injected, how BOTOX® is administered

  • The whole face is cleansed.
  • Microdermabrasion is performed to remove all impurities and reduce the risk of infection.
  • A thin needle is inserted into appropriate muscles and a small dose of BOTOX® is injected.
  • The area is cleaned again.

You can go back to work immediately after your treatment.

Recovery period

While there is no recovery time and you may resume your activities as normal, DO NOT rub or massage the treated areas. This may cause the BOTOX® or DYSPORT® to migrate to another area of your face and cause weakness or drooping.

It's best to avoid exercising for a day or two after your injection. This is to minimize swelling and bruising. For the same reasons, you'll need to avoid drinking alcohol and remain upright for at least 6 hours after your injection. If you'd like any bruising to go away faster, let us know. We'll invite you to come back to our office so you can get the Clarity Laser. Your bruises will disappear within a day or two!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get BOTOX® or DYSPORT®? Who needs BOTOX?

Both may be suitable for you if you are healthy, don't have any infections in the area to be treated and are unhappy with the wrinkles that appear when you smile, frown or make other facial expressions. An assessment will be performed by Dr. Kara to ensure you'll achieve what you want. Another treatment, such as injectable fillers, may be found to be more suitable for you.

Who performs BOTOX® injections? Who gives Botox injections? Who does BOTOX® injections?

BOTOX® injections can be administered by any licensed doctor or registered nurse with proper training. They should also be experienced and have a good understanding of facial anatomy, skin and aesthetic issues affecting the face.

Where BOTOX® is injected?

Where BOTOX® is used depends on the issue you’re hoping to address. BOTOX® can be used to erase wrinkles around the eyes and across the forehead. It can soften your jawline and eliminate prominent neck bands. It can also stop excessive sweating.

Which company makes Botox? Who owns BOTOX®?

Allergan is the manufacturer of BOTOX®.

Which celebs have BOTOX®? Which celebrities BOTOX®? Which celebs use BOTOX®?

There are a number of celebrities who have admitted to getting Botox. These include Kylie Minogue, Lindsay Lohan, Sharon Obsourne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Courteney Cox, Nicole Kidman, Brooke Shields, Kelly Ripa, Simon Cowell and Virginia Madsen.

Which is better BOTOX® or fillers? Which is better BOTOX® or Restylane®? Which is better BOTOX® or Juvederm®? Are BOTOX® and fillers the same?

These are two different products that work in totally different ways. Simply put, BOTOX® targets wrinkles that appear when your face is forming an expression, like smiling. Restylane and Juvederm® are known as fillers and target wrinkles that are permanently visible, even when your face is at rest.

Which is safer BOTOX® or fillers? Which is safer BOTOX® or Juvederm®? Are BOTOX® and fillers safe? Are BOTOX® injections safe?

Both have exceptional track records proving their safety and effectiveness. They are both equally as safe.

Which is better BOTOX® or Dysport®? Are BOTOX® and Dysport® the same?

Both are great at fighting wrinkles, although some patients do have their own preferences. It is believed that Dysport® tends to be absorbed faster, meaning that results may appear sooner as well. However, Dysport® may also have an increased risk of spreading out beyond the treated site. But yes, they are both neurotoxins that do the same thing and work in the same way.

When will I see my results? Are BOTOX® effects immediate? When botox works?

Results aren't immediate. You'll need to wait a few days for the results to appear, since the product needs to take effect. Wait up to 2 weeks.

How long will my results last?

Generally speaking, results last about 4 months or longer. You can get another treatment after that. Routine treatments have been scientifically proven to improve the longevity of results. Therefore, you might have results that last longer than 4 months. When Botox starts to wear off and when Botox wears off, you'll notice your wrinkles go back to their original state, pre-treatment.

What are the risks?

Although considered safe and effective, it is possible to experience the following after BOTOX® or DYSPORT®:

  • Bruising and pain at the injection site
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Redness
  • Temporary facial weakness or drooping

However, while uncommon, each of these complications is temporary. It is important that injections are performed by an experienced injector with extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, like Dr. Kara. Research in Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America has found that an injector who follow proper techniques and accurate dosage amounts will reduce complications.

Tell me a little about the history of BOTOX and botulinum toxin.

In 1820, a German doctor named Justinus Kerner discovered the botulinum toxin, produced by a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. In 1944, the botulinum toxin was isolated and purified into a crystallized form by Dr. Edward J. Schantz. In 1953, Dr. Vernon Brooks discovered that a small dose of botulinum toxin could treat muscle spasms. In the early 70's, Dr. Alan B. Scott found that botulinum toxin could cure crossed eyes. In 1989, Allergan released BOTOX, the first botulinum toxin proven by the FDA to cure crossed eyes, eyelid spasms and squinting problems. In 1992, dermatologists started using BOTOX to treat brow wrinkles. In 2002, the FDA approved the use of BOTOX for cosmetic reasons, specifically to eliminate wrinkles in the forehead. Nowadays, it is the number one non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the world.

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Why BOTOX® is good: Erase your wrinkles in 15 minutes

BOTOX® and DYSPORT® are a safe, effective, and simple way to diminish lines and wrinkles on your face — all from a treatment that lasts about 15 minutes. Why bother with methods that don't work when there's a solution to your pesky wrinkles that is so much easier to do?