Botox - By Secret Faces
Secret Faces provides the best in medical aesthetics and the ultimate rejuvenating experience.
Owned and operated by Darlene Walchuk RN, BScN.
Customized For Your Needs
BOTOX® Injections are known for providing remarkable results, no matter the condition
before the treatment takes place.
Clients can rest assured that our beautiful,
clean and private facilities
will ensure their highest level of comfort.
To learn more about how this service can be personalized for your unique needs,
feel free to reach out today.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® Injections FDA approved in 2001(also known as Botulinum Toxin) are perfect for creating a youthful look without having to undergo any surgery. As a non-surgical cosmetic procedure, it is famous for reducing the appearance of facial lines like crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead lines, and wrinkles. When injected in small doses BOTOX® visibly smooths the static and dynamic wrinkles to improve the contour of the face.
BOTOX® contains purified bacteria that stops the muscle from contacting for a period of time. In doing so, Botox can help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions.
The spectre of the ‘frozen face’ and the ‘wind tunnel effect’ is a thing of the past – with over 12 years of experience our Secret Faces practitioner has extensive medical and aesthetic experience to provide results that are so natural you can keep it a secret.
How Does It Work?
BOTOX® is a brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It belongs to a class of drugs known as neurotoxins. When injected, neurotoxins limit muscle activity by decreasing the nerve’s signals that are sent to the muscles in the area injected. This makes it highly effective at treating dynamic wrinkles (movement-related wrinkles). Another brand name is Dysport (link)
Dynamic wrinkles, unlike wrinkles caused by a loss of facial volume, develop from repeated muscle contractions. BOTOX® targets muscle contractions at the source to reduce the appearance of these wrinkles. While BOTOX® limits localized muscle movement, it does not completely stop all movement in the areas where it is injected. It will soften lines and reduce deep wrinkles, while still allowing natural expressions to occur. As the pull of the muscle relaxes, the overlying skin ultimately flattens and smooths, which in turn will lead to the minimization of lines.
Receiving BOTOX® injections at our clinic in Oakville, is a simple and comfortable procedure. The entire process typically takes no more than 30 minutes.
At our complementary consultations, we first assess your area of concern, we make sure that the BOTOX® Injection treatment is suitable and safe for you based on your medical history and goals. We then strategically point out the treatable areas and begin the injections.
The 3 approved areas for Botox are frown lines(11's), forehead lines, and crows feet . Other areas that can be treated include lip lines, dimpled chin, bunny lines, and can be used for facial shaping or teeth grinding.
The effects from BOTOX® lasts an average of up to 4 months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are shrinking.
The whole treatment requires approximately 45 minutes - and is a non-invasive way to restore your youth or transform your appearance in no time!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you considering a BOTOX®/DYSPORT treatment for the first time?
Here are a few questions and answers that may help you decide.
What areas can be treated?
The most commonly treated on label approved areas are:
the lines & folding of skin between the eyebrows caused by frowning known as “frown lines”
the lines around the eyes known as crows feet caused by squinting or smiling
the horizontal lines across the forehead caused by raising the eyebrows
Off label areas include
and can help with jawline and facial shaping and teeth grinding
Is it safe?
Yes! BOTOX®/DYSPORT have been available for over 25 years and has been used to treat many diseases. In fact, it is used in children as young as 2 years old to treat cerebral palsy. It has been proven to be very safe through extensive testing and research. BOTOX® is an approved drug used to treat patients for cosmetic wrinkles
How is it done?
It is injected with a very tiny needle (it only feels like a little pinch).
Does it hurt?
Most patients say the injections feel similar to a little pinch, although everyone is different.
We usually hear that patients say, “Is that all?”
How quickly does it work?
It can take up to 2 weeks for it to take full effect. Usually we ask patients to wait for the 14 days to fully see the results. DYSPORT has been shown in studies to start working within 3 days and last 2 to 5 weeks longer- this may vary from individual.
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