Aesthetics neuromodulation treatments

Dr Helena offers neuromodulation treatments such as Botox® injections to treat migraines as well as Dysport® injections for aesthetics / cosmetic treatments

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New Patients

Doctor Helena welcomes those who would like to have an aesthetic treatment.

Neuromodulation treatments

Doctor Helena primarily uses two neuromodulator products: Botox® and Dysport®.

These neuromodulators are approved by Health Canada and are used to temporarily relax specific muscles by blocking the nerve impulses. Over time the treated muscles relax, dynamic wrinkles and lines created by their contraction gradually soften, resulting in smoother, younger looking skin and a relaxed look. The biggest difference in the products is in their formulations.

  • Dysport® is much more dilute and spreads quickly when compared to Botox®. This allows it to be used to treat larger areas on the face like the forehead.
  • Botox® greater concentration enables it to be very effective when treating small problem areas and pesky wrinkles like Crow’s feet.

Botox treatment for migraines

Patients who suffer from frequent headaches may have Chronic Migraine. Any adult suffering from frequent headaches that last 4 hours or more, or have headaches occurring at least 15 days a month and have found migraine prevention medication to be insufficient, may find Botox® treatments effective.

To find out more please call us for an appointment and we can evaluate your candidacy for Botox® treatments. Most insurance providers cover Botox® injections for migraines. Dr. Mentz is increasingly impressed with the effectiveness of Botox® in treating chronic migraine.

Cosmetic neuromodulation

Over time, the repeat skin creases that occur as the muscles contract can turn to permanent wrinkles and furrows in the skin. Botox® work by erasing these marks of aging while also preventing future lines from occurring. Botox® is a temporary fix (it usually lasts 3-6 months), but it is a simple procedure that can generally be done in an hour or less. There is no downtime and little to no discomfort. Botox® is ideal for treating crow’s feet, frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, worry lines around the mouth, lines on either side of the nose, and lines or bands on the neck for a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

Frequently asked questions about neuromodulation

At what age should I start?

Botox® may be used at any age dependent on the condition to which the treatment is applied.

What if I want to stop?

If you choose not to continue, your skin won’t develop wrinkles and fine lines overnight. The use of neuromodulators is to prevent patient’s skin from developing the lines and wrinkles which they would normally develop as they age. The continued use of neuromodulators means the continued suppression of the development of the unwanted skin creases.

What areas can be treated with neuromodulators?

Neuromodulators can be used to address lines and wrinkles on a number of different facial areas, including, eye area (crow’s feet), and Smile/Lip lines, and the forehead/brow. All treated areas have the effect of giving the patient a relaxed and less concerned appearance.

Will I look frozen or overdone?

Neuromodulators slightly relax specific facial muscles, just enough to smooth your wrinkles and prevent the appearance of stressful creases. Dr. Mentz knows exactly where to use the injections and how much to use. You will not be ‘frozen’ but confident in your appearance and the emotions you convey.

How long will it take?

Once you have been recommended for neuromodulation treatments and your goals are ascertained the treatment process may take as little as 10 minutes.

How long will neuromodulators last?

Generally treatments effectiveness will last 4-6 months dependent upon the size and strength of the muscles treated. Length of treatment are directly related to the location of the injection and the amount injected After the treatment, the injectable will start to relax the treated muscles within three to five days and be fully effective within two weeks. The benefits wear off gradually over an average period of four months.

Is it safe?

Neuromodulators have been approved by Health Canada, and come with a 30 year safety record. When used for medical purposes, it is very safe. Dr. Mentz is very experienced with the application of neuromodulators.

How much does it cost?

The cost of neuromodulators can vary greatly from clinic to clinic. The cost relates to the amount of neuromodulator used and the area being treated. Cost and treatment options will be clearly discussed with the patient prior to treatment.