Like an acrylic bathtub, improperly maintained skin can wind up dull, cracked, and littered with derelict rubber duckies. Combat renegade bath toys with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get you 20 units of Botox (a $200 value) at Flawless Essence in the Headon Forest Shopping Centre in Burlington or at Vaughan Laser & Anti-Aging Clinic in Woodbridge.
Flawless Essence and Vaughan Laser & Anti-Aging Clinic are private medical spas that rejuvenate skin with a wide variety of treatments and cosmetic injections. The Botox treatment uses Botox Cosmetic, an injectable treatment derived from a purified protein to relax muscles that cause wrinkles such as those resulting from squinting or frowning. Treatment includes a complimentary consultation with a cosmetic physician, who assesses each patient’s needs before administering tiny, low-dose injections into overactive facial muscles. The Botox protein prevents the treated muscles from contracting, tuning epidermal drumheads to a concert-ready resonance. New looks typically last three to six months and will last for longer intervals should patients continue a regular course of treatment.
Botox may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening, including problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing. Read all safety considerations for Botox here.