If you’re searching for a cosmetic Botox clinic in Edmonton, you probably have some questions and concerns. As a discerning customer, your first questions should be whether or not you’re looking in the right place. Your second question likely pertains to whether or not Botox is right for you. If you are a good candidate, are you going to get overcharged or sold more than you need? Lastly, you’re probably nervous or fearful of the results that you can expect or something not looking right.
Dr. Morrow MD is an expert cosmetic physician providing treatments for cosmetic concerns (wrinkles), migraine headaches, and excessive sweating along with dermal fillers in South Edmonton. He has been providing cosmetic injectables services for the past five years.
Keeping reading to find out info on how much Botox costs and if it’s right for you.
Where to Get the Best Botox in Edmonton?
For those looking to ease the appearance of their wrinkles, there are an increasing number of options of places providing Botox injections. Hair salons? Groupon? Doctor? Dentist? Dermatologist? Podiatrist? As a starting point, you want a provider who’s properly trained and licensed to provide these treatments. Dr. Morrow started off by training with an Allergan-approved Botox trainer in Vancouver, Dr. Braun. Since then he has attended numerous conferences on the latest techniques in cosmetic injectables and trained with several of the physicians at the forefront of cosmetic medicine.
Cheapest Botox in Edmonton?
Yeah, but where’s the cheapest Botox in Edmonton? When it comes to our faces, this isn’t necessarily a questions that we should be asking ourselves. The more important aspect to this questions is finding out where the best value is. If you get too little Botox to see results or Botox that’s poorly injected, you’ll be wasting more money than if you get it done properly. On the other end of the spectrum, if your injector sells you more units that you actually need, you’ll also be throwing money away.
How much does Botox cost in Edmonton?
- While Botox prices vary in different regions, our clinic charges $10 dollars per unit.
How Many Units Will I Need?
- The number of units required depends on your gender. Men typically need larger doses than women particularly for frown lines.
- Which areas are you looking for treatment? The more treatment areas involved will result in more units required.
- How frozen to you want to be? If you want a soft, nature look then you will need less units than maybe your favourite actress at the Oscar’s.
- Always book a consultation with an experienced physician to determine your particularly needs.
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Jarret Morrow M.D.
Serene Radiance Rutherford
Are You a Good Candidate for Botox?
The answer to this questions takes a little more nuanced approach. First, let’s consider your age. If you’re between the ages of 25 to 60, that’s a good starting point. When is it too early to get Botox? That question could merit a fair amount of debate and discussion. Cosmetically, some clients do benefit from Botox treatments in their frown lines (aka Glabella, ‘number 11’s) if they have overactive muscles in this area as early as age 25.
When is it too late for Botox? Well, skin wrinkles eventually start to scar in over time. One trick you can do to assess your own wrinkles is the stretch test. Basically, if you pull your wrinkles apart with your hands, and they don’t disappear then they likely have started to scar in. What this means is that they won’t completely disappear from one treatment, but in many cases will continue to soften with regular treatments. While there are some people who still do benefit from Botox treatments in their 60’s, there are many in this age group where they would find greater benefit in spending their money on dermal fillers or other cosmetic treatments instead.
The other pertinent questions for deciding if you’re a good candidate for Botox is depending on which areas of your face require treatment. Botox cosmetic is primarily intended for treatments involving the upper third of your face (crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead wrinkles, bunny lines) targeting dynamic wrinkles These are wrinkles that form when you make facial expressions (like raising your eyebrows, frowning, or smiling). However there are some areas that can benefit the lower face. One example would be for prominent jaw muscles, lipstick lines, ‘golfball chin’, or mouth frown.
What to Expect?
At your initial consultation, Dr. Morrow will discuss a treatment plan that meets your needs while mindful of your budget. If you like, you can proceed with your injections at the initial consultation or book a follow up appointment.
Here are some tips on preparing for your injection visit.
- How to Prepare for a Botox appointment: click here
- Treatments typically take only 10 minutes or less. We offer ice to lessen the discomfort from the injections. Botox is injected into your facial muscles with a small 31 g insulin type needle.
- There’s not downtime, you can book your procedure for lunch and return to work in the afternoon.
- Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are two of the most common non-surgical procedures for facial rejuvenation.
- Typically results are seen in 4-7 days.
- You will want to refrain from rubbing towards your eyes for 24 hrs after your treatment. It’s good to avoid any vigorous exercise on the day of your treatment.
Botox Pictures Before and After
*individual results may vary. Actual client from Dr. Morrow in Edmonton.
How Long Does Botox Last?
If you spend any time looking on the Internet, the answer to this questions that you will typically find is the old “3-6 months.” Most people when they read this fixate on the six months and set that as their expectation. In reality, there are a number of factors that determine how long Botox actually does last.
The first and most important part of answering this question is to define what you actually mean. In reality, there are two simple endpoints that we can discuss here. One, how long will the movement of my treatment area be suppressed? Two, how long will my wrinkles look diminished? Once Botox starts to wear off, movement in the treatment area will start to return to normal. Subsequent to the return of movement in the treatment areas, the wrinkles will come back. In general, younger clients can expect the return of the wrinkles to take much longer than older clients. If your wrinkles were scarred in prior to your treatment, they can return quite quickly in many cases. With regular treatments every three to four months, even scarred in wrinkles will often improve in appearance.
- Treatments with more units generally last longer.
- Treatments for younger clients typically also last longer.
- Some areas of the face wear off quicker (crow’s feet, forehead lines) while others can persist longer (frown lines, lipstick lines).
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Dr. Jarret Morrow MD
Serene Radiance Rutherford
When Was Botox Approved in Canada?
- 2001. Health Canada approved Botox cosmetic as a treatment for frown lines.
- 2005. Approved by Health Canada for cosmetic treatment of horizontal forehead lines
Who Should NOT Get Botox
- If you’re pregnant or breast feeding.
- If you have an allergy to Botox or any of its ingredients or any botinulinum toxin product (Xeomin®, Dysport®, or Myobloc®).
- If you are under the age of 18.
- If you have a neurological disorder (Myasthenia Gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome)
- more info here (link)
Botox Side Effects?
The most common potential side effect of Botox injections are bruising in the treatment area. The crow’s feet tend to be the area of greatest risk for this concern. The “dreaded” potential side effect is for an eyelid droop that can last for 2-4 weeks though it is quite uncommon with a trained and qualified injector. Other common side effects include the potential of a mild amount asymmetry which can easily be corrected at a follow-up visit generally 2 weeks after your treatment. Botox is a small peptide neurotoxin molecule, botulinum toxin type A. What is a unit of Botox? One unit of Botox is the equivalent median dose (LD50) required to kill a 20 g female Swiss-Webster mice by intraperitoneal injection.
- More Before and After Photos: click here
Alternatives to Botox?
- Dysport® / Xeomin®
- Dermal fillers