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Cosmetic Botox

Welcome!  Botox can get quite expensive in Calgary and my goal is to provide quality affordable Botox treatment.  Please follow these four steps to start your treatment.

Step 1: Decide which areas you want to get treated

Treatment Areas Muscles Targeted Usual Total Dose (units)
Frown lines Glabellar complex 25-50 units
Horizontal forehead lines Frontalis 10-16 units
Crow’s feet Lateral orbicularis oculi 30-40 units
Eyebrow lift Superior lateral orbicularis oculi 10-14 units
Bunny lines Nasalis 10-14 units
Upper lip lines Orbicularis oris 4-8 units for upper lip
Gummy smile Levator labi superioris alaeque nasi 10-20 units
Marionette lines Depressor anguli oris 10-14 units
Chin Mentalis 5-10 units
Neck band Platysma 40 - 50 units

*Each unit of Botox will cost $9.00.

Step 2: Book an appointment 

  • Please click for online booking.  In the “Other information” box of the Appointment Request Form, please list the areas that you would like to get treated.
  • Each appointment is approximately 15 minutes long regardless of the number of areas injected.

Step 3: Complete the forms

Patient History and Consent forms - and bring them to your appointment. 

  • If you have trouble printing the document, you can come 10 minutes early for your scheduled appointment to fill them out.

Step 3: Get ready for the procedure

  • Please avoid alcohol, aspirin, Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort and other dietary supplements for 2 days before the procedure. 
  • Please come to your appointment without any makeup.
  • If your skin is sensitive, you can apply EMLA cream (sold at pharmacies without prescriptions) 1 hour before the procedure to numb the skin.  If you choose to do this, please ensure to avoid applying close to the eyes.

Step 4: For successful outcome, it is paramount to follow these recommendations

  • Avoid these on the day of the treatment
    • Massaging the treated areas
    • Applying heat
    • Activities that cause facial flushing including consuming alcohol, hot tub, exercise, tanning and sauna use.
  • Avoid lying down for 4 hours immediately after the treatment.
  • Please do
    • Contract the treated muscles for 10 seconds at a time, 2-3X/minute for 20 minutes.
    • Apply a cool compress or wrapped ice pack to the treated areas for 15 minutes every few hours as need to reduce discomfort, swelling, or bruising.
  • Please note       
    • Bruising typically resolves within 7 to 10 days.
    • Oral consumption and/or topical application of Arnica Montana may help to reduce bruising and swelling.
    • Botox treatment effects take about 2 weeks to fully develop and last approximately 2 to 4 months.
    • As each patient has different muscle mass and sensitivity to Botox, you may require touch-ups.  If this is the cause, please call the clinic to book an appointment.  As it takes time for Botox to work, please wait at least 10 days before you decide to get touch up procedures.  The price will still be $9.00/unit of Botox used for touch-ups.
    • If you experience side effects, please call the clinic and ask for an earliest possible appointment.

Lastly, I am able to offer cost saving by keeping the appointments at reasonable length (15 minutes), during which most of the time is spent on the injection procedure. If you have multiple questions about Botox or other topics, please consider booking a separate appointment.  In this case there will be a charge of $31.50 as the appointment is not covered by provincial health insurance.

 

Clinic Hours
When we can serve you.

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

Circle Medical at Copperfield SE Calgary Alberta

 


Circle Medical @ Copperfield
123, 15566 McIvor Blvd SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4Y2
Phone: (403) 726-0524     Fax: (403) 726-0579

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