Why BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular treatment used to reduce facial lines and wrinkles caused by stress, environmental factors, and aging. But, what is BOTOX® Cosmetic exactly?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is made from a purified protein that has been sterilized. It is used for a range of cosmetic procedures. Unlike more invasive forms of cosmetic surgery, BOTOX® Cosmetic  is completely non-surgical and non-invasive. It is injected directly into the area being treated. The entire process can typically be completed  in less than ten minutes, making BOTOX® Cosmetic a popular treatment that can be administered during your lunch hour.

 BOTOX® Cosmetic is Safe

BOTOX®—not to be confused with BOTOX® Cosmetic—has been used to treat medical conditions such as muscle spasms and headaches for over 20 years. Its cosmetic applications have been documented for over twenty years.

 BOTOX® Cosmetic is Used to Treat Many Different Areas

Its versatility allows BOTOX® Cosmetic to be used in treating different areas of the face and neck. They include: dimpled skin on the chin; furrows on the forehead; looser skin below the eyes; and bands around the neck—sometimes referred to as “turkey neck.” Similarly, upper lip wrinkles can be addressed, and dynamic expression lines can be reduced with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

 How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works

When injected directly into the problem area, it suppresses the excretion of a chemical compound called acetylcholine at the injection site. The body produces acetylcholine naturally for use as a neurotransmitter.  That is, the acetylcholine is used to encode a “message” from one nerve cell to the next. In the context of a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, the “message” being sent by the acetylcholine is impeded.  Hence, the muscle does not receive the signal to contract, thereby smoothing out wrinkles and frown lines or furrows. This process occurs on a very selective level. It does not interfere with muscular contraction in the surrounding tissue,  or with signals related to sensation or feeling. You will still enjoy your regular range of motion.

 BOTOX® Cosmetic Provides Quick Results

Results are not immediate, nor are they permanent. However, many patients begin to see visible improvement in the reduction of expression lines with a couple of days, with full results becoming apparent within a week or two. The effects of  BOTOX® Cosmetic injections typically last between three and six months, though this can vary based on the client and the area being treated. It is important to followup with regular treatments every three to six months. Repeated applications can lead to longer-lasting results.

 BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatments Take Little Time

Since it is non-invasive and a single treatment takes less than ten minutes, there is virtually no downtime associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic. You can carry on with your day immediately following a treatment, with little-to-no discomfort. When used to treat facial wrinkles, BOTOX® Cosmetic has no known permanent side effects and has a proven track record for safety.

 BOTOX® Cosmetic is Safe, Easy, and Provides a More Youthful Appearance

If you would like to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, furrows, crow’s feet, and other expression lines on your face and neck—without having invasive cosmetic surgery—BOTOX® Cosmetic is a safe, easy option for you. Put your best face forward!  Call us today at 604-255-2737 to book your consultation. (There is a $50 consultation fee payable at time of booking for Physician-directed services. If treatment is completed on the day of your consultation, this fee will be applied to the cost of your treatment.)