The world of injectable therapies has exploded in recent years, and, in particular, the use of BOTOX COSMETIC has boomed in Mississauga and Toronto. With all that interest out there, people are looking online to get educated about their wrinkle reduction options.
The trouble is that BOTOX and the other botulinum toxin derivatives, namely Dysport and XEOMIN, are prescription medications, so there are strict guidelines that prohibit many kinds of advertising in Canada. Unfortunately, it is often the less scrupulous and less experienced individuals who end up filling that information gap, aggressively ignoring professional guidelines to get the word about BOTOX out there, usually in ads touting low costs. This can leave the public at risk.
There are reasons behind the advertising guidelines. BOTOX’s side effects, although rarely life threatening, can be serious when the drug is in the wrong hands. We want our patients to get the best information, whether it’s from us or another reliable source. Health Canada publishes bulletins and updates on many cosmetic procedures and products, including JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and other injectables, as well as on BOTOX and the botulinums that are newer to the Canadian market — Dysport and XEOMIN.
We as cosmetic medical practitioners also keep doing our best to write educational material that will keep our patients well informed. Our best advice is to always seek out an appropriately trained medical professional when you are considering a BOTOX injection, and be sure you go for a detailed consultation to get all your questions answered.
Remember that if a price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Also, regardless of what your specific area of concern is, there are often many options, not just BOTOX, to consider. A well-trained physician in this field will lay out all your possible treatments, including topical options, laser and light therapies, injections, or even surgical possibilities.
If you’re interested in wrinkle reduction in the Mississauga or Toronto areas, keep an open mind, and come in to talk to us. You can also contact us online.