From the prestigious Toronto Dermatology Centre, dermatologist Dr. Anatoli Freiman speaks about Botox, answering questions about truths and myths about this controversial treatment for taking years off the appearance of individuals.
Dr Freiman explains what Botox really is, explaining that it is a purified protein that relaxes muscles. When we form wrinkles, they are muscles that have been formed from accumulated years of expression. By relaxing the muscle, wrinkling also relaxes and creates a softer, more youthful appearance. How much is enough? The patient and the doctor will discuss this prior to treating so that the patient achieves the best results suitable for the look they want to achieve.
Dr Freiman discusses the similarities and differences between Botox, Xeomin and Dysport, the latter two being newer forms of neuro- inhibitors/modulators that react in a similar fashion to Botox. Botox has been around for over 20 years, and has an incredible safety record in cosmetic usage.
Briefly discussed are topics such as why and how to choose your injector. Both dermatologists and plastic surgeons are better educated and practiced in knowing where to inject Botox in a safe and satisfying way, with the least chance of side effects. Although few and far between, side effects can occur when the injector has less knowledge of the facial muscles and depths at which to treat. A dermatologist on the other hand, specializes in a deeper understanding of the skin and is an expert in their field.
As mentioned in this video, you only have one face. Botox can greatly change the way you and others see you. Be sure to choose your injector wisely and educate yourself to the benefits that Botox can bring to your appearance.
~ Sheri Roselle, Medical Esthetician at Toronto Dermatology Centre