Botox injection:
botulinum toxin

Botox, marketed under the trademarks BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin, is a medical prescription product originally used in neurology to control exaggerated muscle contractions. It is frequently used for cosmetic purposes in our Laval clinic and notably treats facial wrinkles and fine lines.
For several decades, extensive research has shown that when administered by an experienced health professional, injections of this purified natural protein are safe for the human body.

Botox injection purpose and benefits

Dynamic expression wrinkles are mostly caused by exaggerated facial muscle contractions. Botox injections induce muscular relaxation in the target areas which reduces or completely eliminates these undesirable marks.
Botulinum toxin injections treat many areas of the face and neck:

  • Forehead wrinkle treatment;
  • Crow’s feet treatment;
  • Glabella wrinkle treatment (induced by frowning);
  • Eye contour shaping;
  • Facial asymmetry correction;
  • Correction and softening of facial curves by treating masseter muscles responsible for chewing;
  • Cellulite on the chin;
  • Bunny lines (on the top of the nose);
  • Calf definition

Note that botulinum toxin is not reserved solely for cosmetic results. Its primary function remains muscle relaxation and it is therefore used for therapeutic purposes in the treatment of bruxism (grinding of the teeth) and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), as well as migraines and chronic pain.

Botox injection technique

Botox is injected into the muscles responsible for unwanted wrinkles in order to reduce their effects. As such, it induces relaxation of the targeted muscles which makes it possible to minimize the appearance of folds and prevent them from being accentuated.
There is a fair amount of myths surrounding this treatment. Botox has fallen victim to many preconceived notions such as the fear of losing facial expressions or even becoming permanently “frozen”. However, when administered by an experienced health professional, it enhances the appearance without altering it. It reduces dynamics wrinkles and prevents their progression.
If performed correctly, the procedure is minimally invasive and causes minor discomfort. Hence the importance of choosing a competent and experienced injector.

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Number of
required sessions

The number of sessions required will depend on the treatment plan developed by the physician based on your needs and expectations.


Depending on the areas treated, the duration can vary from 15 to 30 minutes.


Botulinum toxin effects fade after 3 or 4 months. Botox is never permanent and requires regular sessions to maintain its benefits. It should be noted that regular treatment will lead to muscular hypotrophy (reduction of muscle mass), increasing the longevity of the results.

Complementary treatment

Dermal fillers, with their filling properties, are perfect additions to Botox injections. They treat volume losses and abnormal facial curves and eliminate the static wrinkles that Botox cannot reduce.

Treatment cost

Treatment cost varies depending on the number of areas treated as well as the severity of muscle contractions.
Financing is available for this type of care. Contact our clinic to learn all the details and benefit from a free consultation with a member of our team.

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