Frequently Asked Questions
What is cosmetic botox?
Cosmetic botox is a 10-15 minute procedure involving small injections of medication below the skin surface to help temporarily relax muscles and soften or remove the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What is therapeutic botox?
Therapeutic botox is a procedure involving small injections of medication to help treat conditions such as migraine/headaches and hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating).
Will my medical plan cover therapeutic botox?
Many extended health plans will cover a portion of botox therapy for multiple different chronic issues, the most common being headaches and migraines. In order to get the medication covered, you will need to obtain preauthorization from your benefits provider. Forms can usually be found online and filled out with the help of your family physician. Once you have that preauthorization, a prescription can be filled and brought to the clinic. For a flat fee of $200 + GST, we can administer the botox for you.
If you would like to pay upfront, we will provide you with a letter stating the indication and what treatment was administered that you can submit. However, without preauthorized approval, insurance companies may choose not to pay. You will still get all the benefits from the therapy but the cost will be out of pocket.
If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or book an appointment to come in and discuss the therapy options.
What is Nuceiva?
Nuceiva® and botox are both made from botulinum toxin type A. All botulinum toxins have the same mechanism of action: blocking the release of acetylcholine (ACh) and preventing the muscles from contracting to maintain the aesthetic effect.
How does it work?
Nucevia targets the muscles underneath the wrinkles and blocks release of the neurotransmitter temporarily reducing the muscle activity and smoothing the appearance of frown lines, crows feet and forehead lines.
How much will a treatment cost?
A unit of Botox costs $11 each. Treatments range between 50-100 units which is approximately $550- $1100. Each treatment is individualized and clients may need more or less units depending on their specific case and desires. This will be discussed and decided upon with your physician.
Will I notice any changes after my first treatment?
Yes. You will see a noticeable difference in the appearance of wrinkles with just one treatment. In order to maintain these results, repeat treatment will need to be done at 3-4 months time depending on each individual case.
How long does it take to have an effect?
You will begin to notice results as early as 2-3 days after treatment but may take up to 2 weeks for full effect to be appreciated.
What results should I expect?
Each individual case is unique but you can expect to see a significant reduction in the appearance of frown lines and forehead wrinkles with as little as one treatment.
How can the results be maintained?
Results can be maintained by reinjection every 3-4 months before prior treatment wears off.
How is Nucevia administered?
Nucevia is administered through small injections under the skin. These injections may casue minimal discomfort during administration but are otherwise not painful. Your practioner may choose to use ice packs to help dull the discomfort prior to injection.
How long does the administration process take?
Although office visits may vary, treatment often takes only 10-20 minutes.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects are nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site pain, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea.
Who should not use Botox or Nucevia product?
Treatment should be avoided:
If you are breastfeeding, pregnant or plan to get pregnant.
Have a Cows milk allergy.
Pre-exisiting neuromuscular disorders.
Infection at site of injection.
Previous reaction to botox or botox products.
Under the age of 18.
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