UPCOMING NURSE INJECTOR DATES
Gabriella Gutta RN, BScN
Saturday February 4 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday February 7 10:00am-1:00pm
Saturday February 18 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday February 21 10:00am-1:00pm
Botox $16 per unit Dysport $14 per unit
Dermal Fillers $750 per syringe
Med Spa appointment are limited and are considered firm. If you are a no show or cancel on the day, you will be charged a $150 cancellation fee. We will require a credit card to hold any future appointments and cancellation fees will be charged to your card for any missed appointments.
*Precision Esthetic Inc Gift cards cannot be used towards any Med Spa services.*
Thank you for your understanding.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE GETTING BOTOX/DYSPORT AND FILLERS.
So, you are thinking about getting Botox/Dysport?
The popular injectable of botulinum toxin eliminates wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles in the face. In spite of that, Botox/Dysport was still one of the most popular aesthetic procedures in 2018—namely because the results are excellent, the downtime minimal, and the side effects (if done correctly) nearly non-existent.
Even so, there are undoubtedly a lot of questions swirling in your mind before going under the needle. Here is what you need to know before Botox/Dysport.
1. Be aware of where your injectable product came from.
Make sure your cosmetic injector is an official vendor for any substance you are having injected. Allergan , Vivacy , and Galderma are three of the top manufacturers of neurotoxins and fillers—like Botox, Dysport and Stylage . To reduce the risk of getting an expired, contaminated, or potentially dangerous product.
2. Bin the bargains
If the price is questionably low for Botox/Dysport or filler, you may be getting a diluted dosage. Manufacturers also say that unauthorized suppliers may compromise the effectiveness and safety of injectables by, for example, not storing them at the proper temperature or even offering counterfeit products. All products at Precision Esthetics Inc are Health Canada approved and syringes are not pre-filled. All products are filled in front of the client.
That said, prices for in-office treatments tend to be higher in metropolitan regions. You are usually better off with a cosmetic injector who bases their fee on how many units of product are used, rather than how many different zones of the face are injected. All the muscles in the face are intertwined and work together.
3. Blood-thinning meds are not the only thing to avoid pre-injection
Most Botox? Dysport and filler veterans know to lay off anticoagulants such as aspirin and ibuprofen before treatment, since those types of drugs hinder blood clotting and increase the risk of bruising should the needle nick a blood vessel. No fish oil, multivitamins, green tea, cinnamon, ginger, and red wine a full week before treatment. Antioxidants, though not all of them, can increase the fragility of blood vessels.
4. A consultation is crucial
The cosmetic injector performing the injection should have you smile and frown and raise your eyebrows. An experienced professional is carefully evaluating you that whole time to see how different areas of your face naturally move, so that she can keep you looking refreshed instead of expressionless. You should also be given a thorough health assessment prior to the injection. Certain antibiotics, specifically in the aminoglycoside category, like gentamicin (prescribed for bacterial infections), can increase the potency of neurotoxins. (To avoid risk, do not receive treatment for the duration of your antibiotic prescription.) Worst-case scenario: You end up with a droopy lid or lip.
5. Bruises can happen
Neurotoxins generally require finer needles and are usually placed more superficially than fillers, but any injection could potentially hit a vessel, causing blood to pool beneath the skin and form an unattractive black-and-blue blotch. Fortunately, it will diminish within 24 hours.
6. Not all fillers are created equal
Never get silicone. It is the one filler we see the most complications from. Hyaluronic acid–based fillers, which can be absorbed by the body and will eventually break down, silicone is a synthetic material that cannot be metabolized and can harden over time, creating unsightly, uneven bulges. It is permanent, and it does not age well with you.
7. Be prepared to take a minute
For several hours after your shots, be prepared to avoid putting makeup, washing your hair, exercising, lying down, or messing with the injected zones. You do not want to spread the toxin to muscles or weaken the injection. You also must not fly for several hours after Botox, as there is some concern that change in cabin pressure will affect the spread of the toxin to muscles you do not want affected. Stay grounded (literally and figuratively) for a few days.
8. The Botox/Dysport buzz
Botox/Dysport given between the frown or forehead, can give a temporary sensation of dizziness or headache, which is called a “Botox/Dysport buzz. “This is very transient and is usually from slight swelling in the area from the fluid injected and resolves within ten to 15 minutes.
9. Early bird gets…the best results
Preventative Botox/Dysport is a term used when treating younger patients—say, those in their late twenties or early thirties—when expression lines are visible at rest and during movement. Starting early will not only prevent worsening but can typically reverse these first blush lines and wrinkles. But, proceed with caution. If you start using the toxin when no lines are visible, you will be using it for 50 years!
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.