"Canada's leading expert in Botox therapy, Dr. Vera Madison is the harbinger of the new, gentler anti-aging movement." City Living Magazine

How It Works:

Botox belongs to a class of drugs called botulinum toxins, which derive from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The bacterium produces a protein that blocks the release of acetylcholine, which normally transmits messages from the nerves to the muscles to make them contract and move.

This treatment involves injecting of small amount of Botox in order to decrease facial muscles’ activity thus reducing the associated lines and wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic may also be used to reduce or eliminate platysmal bands.  One of the most important components in maintaining youth is collagen, which gives elasticity to the skin, which is lost over time. Botox injections gradually reactivate collagen fibers allowing the elasticity to reappear in the muscle.

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Target Areas:

Commonly frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, necklines and lines around the mouth are treated.

Side Effects

Using personalized local anesthetic techniques by Dr. Madison, the procedure is virtually painless and requires very little time. There can be experiences of muscle weakness, inflammation, bruising and tenderness around injection area.

Before and After:


Reduces the visibility of moderate to severe wrinkles on and around the face. Thus giving the face a more youth and fresh look.


Question: What is the difference between Botox and facial fillers?

Answer: Botox temporarily corrects/eliminates wrinkles by blocking chemical that cause underlying muscles to contract, dermal/facial fillers smooth of wrinkles (which exist without any facial expression).

Question: Will my face still have expression after Botox treatments?

Answer: When administered, you can still smile frown, and be expressive. The treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection, so the other elements of your facial expression remain active. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, so you will have normal feeling in the treated areas.

Question: Is Botox safe?

Answer: It has been licensed in Canada since 1990 as a safe and effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions. In 2001, health Canada approved it for cosmetic uses.