BOTOX® Cosmetic and NUCEIVA™
What is more frustrating than feeling perfectly happy and rested and being repeatedly asked, “Are you tired?” or told that you look like you’re in a bad mood? You might be sending the wrong signal to others without even knowing it. Forehead and frown lines send a negative message – one that says “I’m grumpy.” BOTOX Cosmetic and Nuceiva treatments are a simple solution for Hamilton, Oakville, and other Ontario residents. Dr. Otto Weiglein and his Cosmedica team offer a simple, innovative approach to reversing the appearance of facial wrinkles with neuromodulator treatments at the Burlington nonsurgical centre.
Patients at our practice now have a newer option for treating fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Nuceiva, like BOTOX, is an injectable treatment that minimizes crow's feet, smile lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows. It's approved by Health Canada and the FDA (in the U.S., it is marketed as Jeauveau®).
Nuceiva and BOTOX are both neuromodulators, which means they work by temporarily relaxing targeted muscles by blocking nerve signals. They both create similar results. The primary difference between Nuceiva and BOTOX is the cost of the treatment. Nuceiva is generally less expensive. Unlike BOTOX, Nuceiva is used only for cosmetic purposes.
How Much Does NUCEIVA cost?
- Frown $275
- Forehead $100
- Brow lift $100
- Nose $50
- Chin $100
- Crows Feet / Eye Wrinkles $250
- Lips $50
"Do people say you look angry?"
Good Candidates for Wrinkle Smoothing Injectables
BOTOX and Nuceiva are well-known for its success with smoothing out forehead wrinkles and lines around the eyes. You’re a good candidate for neuromodulators if you’re concerned about looking tired or angry, even when you’re not. It is also effective for women and men in their 20s and early 30s who are seeing early signs of aging. Because BOTOX and Nuceiva work by temporarily relaxing the muscles that create dynamic wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, treatment as a young adult can delay the formation of those lines.
Will BOTOX and Nuceiva Make Me Look Younger?
BOTOX and Nuceiva are great options for those who want to restore a calmer, more rested appearance to the eye area. It safely and effectively smoothes away the lines that are caused when we repeatedly make facial expressions, called “dynamic” wrinkles. We often use neuromodulators for:
- Softening crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes
- Diminishing vertical frown lines between the eyebrows
- Relaxing horizontal forehead furrows sometimes called worry lines
In addition to smoothing away lines and creases on the forehead and around the eyes, BOTOX injections can provide the following benefits:
- Subtle brow lift
- Jawline reduction for enlarged masseter muscles
- Neck rejuvenation
- Gummy smile treatment
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How Do BOTOX and Nuceiva Work?
BOTOX Cosmetic has been approved for cosmetic use in Canada since 2001. When injected into tiny facial muscles, it softens wrinkles by temporarily preventing the muscles from contracting. This process is called cosmetic denervation. Without the repeated muscle contractions, the overlying skin is able to gradually smooth out.
BOTOX Interview with Dr. Weiglein
What to Expect
BOTOX and Nuceiva treatments require no anaesthesia because there is very little discomfort involved. We know our patients’ time is valuable; our BOTOX and Nuceiva patients appreciate that their appointments are efficient without being rushed. Here’s what you can expect when you schedule a wrinkle smoothing appointment at Cosmedica:
- Injections take about 10 to 15 minutes.
- BOTOX and Nuceiva work gradually, taking up to 14 days to see results.
- Patients often schedule 3 to 4 appointments during the year to maintain the results.
Research suggests that consistent use of wrinkle smoothing injections can cause the effects to last longer. BOTOX and Nuceiva treat wrinkles and other expression lines; it is not meant to tighten the skin that begins to lose its elasticity as we age.
Dr. Otto Weiglein
Dr. Weiglein is a Royal College-certified plastic surgeon who blends his refined surgical talents with a deep appreciation for the human form and spirit to give you a personalized, rewarding cosmetic experience.Meet Dr. Weiglein
Superior Results Start With Superior Injectors
Tracey W., RN
With more than 2 decades of nursing experience, Tracey blends kindness and compassion with her skilled hand for a superior experience and results.
- Thousands of filler and BOTOX injections
- 25 years of injectables experience
- Personalized care and results
Chantal M. BA, Med Aesth, Nurse Manager
Chantal has over 15 years of experience in the aesthetic industry with a plethora of knowledge on all services, including injectables, lasers and skin health. Chantal has a true passion for helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals!
- Prides herself in delivering natural favourable outcomes using the latest and most advanced techniques.
- Attends regular international meetings to keep up-to-date with the latest techniques for all services.
- Ask her any question about any service! She’s had it, and knows all about it.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do wrinkle smoothing injections cost?
Like other practices, we price BOTOX by the unit here at Cosmedica. We charge $11 per unit for BOTOX until the 30-unit mark. If a patient requires more than 30 units of BOTOX during a visit, the price goes down to $10 per unit. It diminishes again at the 60-unit mark. If a patient requires more than 60 units during a visit, we charge $9 per unit. A customized treatment plan will be created for you, during your consultation, according to your needs and budget.
Will my face look expressionless or frozen after treatment?
No. We perform wrinkle smoothing treatments to erase the lines and creases that give others the wrong impression while allowing the expressions that are a natural part of your personality to shine through. We take a conservative approach, and our practitioners have a wealth of experience producing beautiful, natural-looking results.
What’s the difference between BOTOX, Nuceiva, and dermal fillers?
BOTOX and Nuceiva and dermal fillers are all safe, simple injectable treatments that effectively soften wrinkles; however, they work in different ways. Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® replace lost volume under the skin to smooth out wrinkles from below immediately. As their name implies, these products essentially fill in wrinkles. BOTOX and Nuceiva treat wrinkles by stopping contractions of the muscles that create them, enabling the overlying skin to gradually smooth out.
Can BOTOX, Nuceiva and dermal fillers be used together?
Yes. It is safe to use BOTOX or Nuceiva in combination with injectable fillers. Because these wrinkle treatments work in different ways, it is often beneficial to have them performed together to address multiple signs of aging at once. Fillers can restore lost volume to sunken or sagging cheeks and fill in folds around the mouth. BOTOX or Nuceiva can smooth out lines on the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes. Together, these complementary treatments may give you an even fresher, more rested appearance than when used on their own.
Will I need to take time out for recovery after my wrinkle smoothing treatment?
One of the many advantages of BOTOX or Nuceiva treatments is that you can return to work and other daily activities right afterward. For the first few hours after treatment, we recommend that you refrain from strenuous exercise, avoid putting pressure on treated areas, and keep your head elevated.
How long do wrinkle smoothing treatments last?
The improvements from BOTOX and Nuceiva treatments last about 3 to 4 months, dependent on treatment area. Previous lines and wrinkles will gradually return naturally. You can maintain your refreshed look by visiting Cosmedica for regular maintenance treatments.
How do I get started?
Request a consultation using our online form or call us today at (905) 631-6288 to set up your consultation. If you’re a good candidate for BOTOX, you may be able to have your treatment during your initial visit.
Can BOTOX and Nuceiva be combined with other procedures?
Yes, at Cosmedica we can create a customized treatment plan designed to address your specific skin concerns. For example, Dr. Weiglein may recommend laser skin resurfacing alongside injections of BOTOX and dermal fillers. A customized chemical or laser peel can also complement your BOTOX treatment.
Do many men get BOTOX and Nuceiva?
BOTOX has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures among men. Its popularity has even spawned a name: “Brotox.” Men are increasingly coming to Cosmedica for BOTOX and Nuceiva, fillers, or other nonsurgical treatments. Social media has helped normalize it, as sharing photos of yourself on professional and social sites has become commonplace. More and more men are choosing to get aesthetic treatments than in the past.