Botox

Botox® Cosmetic is the most popular, non-surgical cosmetic treatment in North America.

Why Should I See Dr. Malcolm and Dr. Wong for my Botox Treatments?
Dr. Malcolm is the only Dermatologist in Northern Alberta (Grande Prairie and surrounding areas) and Northeastern BC. Dermatologists are doctors specializing in medical and cosmetic treatments of the skin. Dr. Wong is a Head & Neck Surgeon. Both doctors are highly trained in Botox®, have advanced certification, and a great deal of experience in the procedure. Dr. Malcolm and Dr. Wong will assess your facial muscles and customize your treatments giving you long-lasting natural looking results. Dr. Malcolm and Dr. Wong provide their patients with the option of returning 2 weeks after the procedure (and in fact at any point in time) to ensure you are completely happy with the results.  All Botox touch ups are complimentary. 

Cosmetic Nurse Injector Treatments
Jennifer Gerein is a highly skilled Cosmetic Nurse Injector who works at RejuvaDERM.  She has trained with Allergan, the makers of Botox® and Drs. Wong and Malcolm to learn the most advanced techniques of Botox injection.  As per the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Guidelines, Dr. Wong or Malcolm is on-site at all times during her treatments.  

What is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® Cosmetic is the first and only FDA-approved prescription product that temporarily improves the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and moderate to sever crow's feet in adults.

How Does Botox Work? Is It Safe?
Botox® Cosmetic blocks the release of a substance called acetylcholine. This reduces muscle activity that cause moderate to severe wrinkles to form. Botox has been used safely by millions for over 21 years. Botox has been licensed in Canada since 1990. In 2001 Botox was approved by Health Canada for wrinkles. Extensive studies have shown Botox to be very safe.

How Long Does the Procedure Take? Is It Painful?
The procedure takes 10-15 minutes. The doctors will then discuss with you how much Botox will be needed to achieve the desirable results and the expected cost. The procedure will be reviewed and your questions answered. Baseline photos will also be taken. Botox treatments cause minimal discomfort.

How Long Before I See Results? How Long Does Botox Last?
Results are usually seen within 4-7 days, rarely up to 14 days. On average Botox lasts 3-4 months. Subsequent injections may last longer.

What Side-effects are Possible?
Botox is generally very well tolerated. There are no permanent side-effects known. Temporary skin reactions such as redness, swelling, or bruising at injection site are the most common side-effects that can occur. Mild eyelid or eyebrow droop, which lasts 2-4 weeks, is reported less than one percent of the time. To minimize this complication, it is important to choose a qualified Botox injector.

Who Should Not Have Botox?
If you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or have a neuromuscular disorder such as Myasthenia Gravis.

How Much Does Botox Cost?
The cost is determined by the number of Botox units that are used.

Further information online at www.botoxcosmetic.ca