BOTOX COSMETIC® Wrinkle Treatment
Treatment that has the fastest and most dramatic line and wrinkle reducing results.
- Natural, youthful and refreshed appearance
- Smoothes frown lines and crow's feet
- Proved successful for both men and women
BOTOX COSMETIC® injections are administered by our Medical Director, A. Morgan, M.D, FRCP(C). During the administration, Dr. Morgan uses self-developed topical freeze to minimalize the feeling of needles.
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While you may think of BOTOX COSMETIC® as a wrinkle treatment, BOTOX COSMETIC® injections has actually been in use for over 20 years as an effective treatment of many medical conditions. In fact, it has been approved for medical use in Canada and in more than 75 countries for 20 different medical conditions. Today, BOTOX COSMETIC® injections has become the most popular physician-administered cosmetic treatment in North America with an estimated three million treatments performed annually.
How does BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments work?
BOTOX COSMETIC® injection is directed at facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It targets what are known as dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated muscular contractions such as frowning and squinting. This is an injectable treatment derived from purified protein. It works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles giving your face a more refreshed appearance.
Where can BOTOX COSMETIC® injections be used?
Treatment areas where BOTOX COSMETIC® injections can be used include frown lines between eyebrows, horizontal lines that run across the forehead and crow's feet around outer eyes.
Will my face still be expressive?
BOTOX COSMETIC® injections is intended to enhance the way you look, not change it. When administered by an experienced physician, you will still smile, frown and be expressive.
The treatment relaxes the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection. Other elements of your facial expression remain active. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, which means you will experience normal sensation in the treated areas.
Are BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments safe?
BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments 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® injections for wrinkle therapy.
What is the treatment like?
A tiny amount of BOTOX COSMETIC® is injected very precisely into the muscle being treated. The pain associated with the injection is minimal. The sensation has been compared to a bug bite. No sedation or local anesthetic is required. You can resume normal activities immediately.
How long does a treatment take?
A BOTOX COSMETIC® procedure is quick and simple. Following a facial analysis by your physician and a discussion on your desired outcome, the procedure takes about 10-15 minutes.
How much does the BOTOX COSMETIC® treatment cost?
The costs associated with the treatment depend on the amount of product needed and the area of the face being treated.
For example, treating frown lines between the eyebrows typically costs $300 to $600 depending on the size of the area and depth of the lines. Since the treatment results generally last up to four months, it works out to less than $5 a day!
Who should not use this treatment?
Those who are pregnant, nursing or have a neurological disease should not be treated.
How soon will I see a difference and how long does the treatment last?
You can expect to see results within days after your treatment. Wrinkles and lines may continue to diminish for up to one week. The effect usually lasts up to 4 months. After repeated treatments, the effect may last longer.
Does BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments have any side effects?
Serious side effects are rare. For additional information on serious and non-serious of side effects please book a consultation at our clinic.
Do creams work better than BOTOX COSMETIC® injections?
There is no scientific evidence showing that creams work better than BOTOX COSMETIC® injections. Creams work well on the surface of the skin. BOTOX COSMETIC® injections works below the surface of the skin to relax the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles to form.
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