Common areas where these medications are injected include:

  • Crow’s feet at the corners of eyes
  • Frown lines at the root of the nose between the eyes (elevens)
  • Horizontal furrows and lines on the forehead

Why choose Guelph Facial Plastics for BOTOX?

As an expert facial surgeon and specialist, Dr. Brace has intimate knowledge of the muscular anatomy of the face. Dr. Brace does not use a standard injection pattern – every treatment is customized specifically for the individual. Each patient’s face is meticulously examined, and only the appropriate muscles are treated. Dr. Brace has developed a unique and unconventional injection technique that consistently and reliably creates softened lines while retaining expressive facial movement.

If you have considered neuromodulators and are in areas near Guelph, such as Milton or Kitchener, BOTOX treatments produce remarkably natural results when performed by Dr. Brace. His expertise can help you achieve the best and most natural result for your face. Contact us at our office in Guelph today to schedule your appointment.

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While most people seeking BOTOX treatments wish to correct existing lines and wrinkles, more and more young men and women in their 20s and 30s are using these medications as a preventative strategy to avoid developing deeper lines. If there is a family history of bothersome facial wrinkles, you can prevent early wrinkles and lines with this proactive treatment.

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BOTOX for migraines, TMJ, and facial spasms

In addition to cosmetic applications, neuromodulators are a powerful way to treat some types of migraine headaches, TMJ pain, tooth grinding (bruxism), or facial spasms. The injections can treat complications after Bell’s palsy, facial paralysis, and brain surgery. There are a multitude of cosmetic and medical applications for these medications, and Dr. Brace is well-versed in each.

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Who is a candidate for BOTOX treatment?

Any adult man or woman with the following concerns is a candidate for BOTOX. We offer easy access to patients from Milton and Kitchener, with our office in Guelph just a short drive away.


  • Muscle spasms around the eye
  • Facial and neck spasms
  • Migraine headaches uncontrolled by conventional medication
  • Bruxism/tooth grinding
  • TMJ pain and dysfunction
  • Asymmetric lower lip smile

Reasons you should avoid treatment with a neuromodulator

  • Allergic to the medication
  • Pregnant or trying to become pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Neuromuscular disorder
  • Active infection in the skin
  • Jehovah’s Witness or otherwise opposed to the administration of human blood products (there is human albumin in these products)


  • Wrinkles on the brow
  • Crow’s feet (laugh lines) outside the eyes
  • Creases between the eyebrows (frown lines)
  • Drooping eyebrows
  • Excess nasal flaring
  • Gummy smiles
  • Thin upper lip
  • Upper lip lines
  • Downturned corners of the mouth
  • Wide or square jaw
  • Banding in the neck
  • Early minor jawline jowl development
  • Chin dimpling
  • Forehead active acne
  • Forehead sweating

How BOTOX works

After consultation and facial assessment with Dr. Brace, he will inform you whether you are good candidate for treatment with this neuromodulator. The procedure is then explained with all risks including bruising or need for touch up treatment 2 weeks after the initial injection.

There are no permanent risks with neuromodulators as the effect lasts for 12 weeks on average before wearing off. This makes it one of the safest treatments and medications in all of medicine.

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Your BOTOX injections What to expect

Dr. Brace will then have you lie in a comfortable procedure chair and cleanse the skin in the treatment area with an antimicrobial wash. Dr. Brace will then have you make a series of facial expressions to map the muscles in your face to be treated, marking specific areas for injection. He will then calculate the dose required to achieve the desired effect in most people. Dr. Brace uses the minimal effective dose to retain natural movement and, for this reason, will sometimes need to add to the treatment dose two weeks post-procedure.

A tiny needle is used to deliver the neuromodulator medication to the targeted muscle. A series of tiny injections is required, taking only 1 to 2 minutes to complete.

The fine needles are relatively painless. Once the injections are complete gentle pressure is applied to any area of minor bleeding, and ice packs are provided. The injection sites will look like mosquito bites and resolve within an hour.

When do the results of BOTOX appear?

You will not see any results until about the 4th day at the earliest. Some products have a faster onset than others. It can sometimes take up to 10 days to notice the full effect. Generally, by the 2-week mark, all products will be in full effect, and the results can be evaluated. Before the product is fully effective, it may affect different muscles at different rates and create minor and temporary asymmetries in facial movement.

Dr. Brace’s office will contact you in two weeks to check in and ensure you are happy with the result. If you feel you still have too much movement, Dr. Brace will adjust your dose and touch up the areas of concern. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation to receive BOTOX. Kitchener and Milton residents are just a short drive from our state-of-the-art aesthetic clinic in Guelph.

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What results can I achieve with BOTOX? Will it look natural?

BOTOX injections do not work instantly, but you may see immediate improvements at the injection site. While it may take ten to fourteen days to see the full results, you can expect positive results after three or four days. The appearance of fine lines and shallow wrinkles will refine more quickly, and deeper, harsher lines and wrinkles will appear smoother, fuller, and more youthful after two weeks. The results last three to four months, enhancing the natural appearance of your skin with subtle anti-aging effects. When performed with Dr. Brace’s precision approach, BOTOX should not interfere with your usual facial expressions or muscle movement.

Why choose us for BOTOX treatments?

At Guelph Facial Plastics, we take pride in being a premier destination for BOTOX treatments, led by Dr. Brace, an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. When you choose our clinic, you can expect expertise, experience, and a natural-looking outcome, refreshed and renewed, without appearing overdone.

His in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy and aesthetics ensures precise and natural-looking results. With Dr. Brace’s specialized injection technique, BOTOX is administered to subtly smooth away the years, providing a refreshed and youthful appearance without a frozen or artificial look. No one will know that BOTOX injections are the reason you appear so well-rested, youthful, and refreshed.

When choosing Guelph Facial Plastics for your BOTOX treatments, you will be under the care of a highly respected leader in facial surgeries at a practice that prioritizes your safety, comfort, and satisfaction.

With Dr. Brace’s expertise and our commitment to delivering natural-looking results, you can expect superior results.

Some tips for extending your BOTOX results include:

  • Avoid sun exposure, as sun damage breaks down collagen and causes wrinkles that cannot be smoothed with BOTOX
  • Reduce stress and other factors that cause the treated muscles to tense
  • Keep your skin moisturized
  • Don’t smoke

What is the recovery like for BOTOX?

BOTOX is a Health Canada-approved cosmetic procedure with no anesthesia, nearly no recovery time, and few reported side effects. Immediately after being injected with BOTOX, you may experience some swelling and notice small red dots or bumps at the injection site immediately after treatment. Still, these should go away entirely within a few hours of treatment. You may resume normal activities immediately after your injection session.

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