"Canada's leading expert in Botox therapy, Dr. Vera Madison is the harbinger of the new, gentler anti-aging movement." City Living Magazine

How It Works:

  • Hyperhidrosis

Botox treatments can be used to put a stop to excessive sweating. The treatment temporarily decreases sweating in the areas where it is injected, providing relief from excessive underarm sweating.

Botox blocks the release of acetylcholine, preventing activation of the sweat glands. Typically, Botox injections are administered using a very thin needle under the skin near the sweat glands in the underarms. A client may be given more than one injection if required, especially if a client continues to experience sweating in the affected area.

  • Headache Relief

Muscle spasms often contribute to migraines and other headaches. Injecting these muscles that affect these problems with Botox provides almost instant relief and usually improves treatment results.

Clients usually get about 10 to 25 shots in the forehead, neck and shoulders to find relief from muscle tension and spasms that cause migraines and headaches. The small needle feels like a pin prick or bug bite.

The technique includes using Botox to pinpoint which of several specific muscles in the forehead, back of the head or temple areas may be serving as “trigger points” to compress, irritate or entrap nerves that could be causing the migraine.

The procedure takes 5-10 minutes and produces minimal discomfort. You will receive injections at about 10-25 sites per session. But the number and location of the injection sites depend on pain distribution.


Target Areas:

- Hyperhidrosis: most common area is the underarm - Headache Relief: forehead, neck and shoulders

Side Effects

Using personalized local anesthetic techniques by Dr. Madison, the procedure is virtually painless and requires very little time. There can be experiences of muscle weakness, inflammation, bruising and tenderness around injection area.

Before and After:

Results:

- Hyperhidrosis: With Botox injections, you can say good-bye to awkward social situations, and hello to a fresh, clean feeling that increase your confidence. The treatment lasts for at least six to twelve months. - Headache Relief: The Botox blocks sensory nerves that relay pain messages to the brain, once transmission has been blocked, muscles relax, providing relief to patients with overactive muscles, reducing spasms and pain. Because Botox temporarily paralyzes muscles, usually for about three months, it can be used as a test to see if headaches go away or become less intense while the effects of Botox last.

FAQ:

Question: What is the difference between Botox and facial fillers?

Answer: Botox temporarily corrects/eliminates wrinkles by blocking chemical that cause underlying muscles to contract, dermal/facial fillers smooth of wrinkles (which exist without any facial expression).

Question: Will my face still have expression after Botox treatments?

Answer: When administered, you can still smile frown, and be expressive. The treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection, so the other elements of your facial expression remain active. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, so you will have normal feeling in the treated areas.

Question: Is Botox safe?

Answer: It has been licensed in Canada since 1990 as a safe and effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions. In 2001, health Canada approved it for cosmetic uses.

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