BOTOX Cosmetic is an injectable treatment derived from a purified protein, and works by relaxing the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, giving your face a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. Regular use of this simple treatment will soften expression lines and help to “stop the clock” on the development or further deepening of lines. Also, treatment is so quick and easy that you can often have it done over lunch.
BOTOX Cosmetic has become the most popular physician-administered cosmetic treatment in North America with an estimated three million treatments performed annually.
The most common treatment areas include the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal lines that run across the forehead, and the crow’s feet around the outer eyes.
BOTOX Cosmetic is intended to enhance the way you look, not change it. You will still be able to smile, frown and be expressive. The treatment simply 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.
Absolutely. BOTOX has been licensed in Canada since 1990 as a safe and effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions. In 2001, Health Canada approved BOTOX Cosmetic for wrinkle therapy, and it has been proven to be very safe through extensive research and testing.
A BOTOX Cosmetic procedure is quick, simple and there is no downtime. Following a facial analysis by your physician and a discussion on your desired outcome, the procedure itself only takes about 10-15 minutes to perform. The effects usually last up to three months. After repeat treatments, the effects may begin to last longer.