Botox cosmetic, an injectable treatment derived from a purified protein, works by relaxing the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles like frown lines and crows feet. This treatment is quick and easy with no downtime.
Treatments from $300 and up.
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A tiny amount of Botox Cosmetic is injected into the muscle that creates the dynamic wrinkle. When Botox Cosmetic is injected into a muscle, it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area, and as a result, the muscle relaxes. As the muscle relaxes, the dynamic wrinkle overlying the muscle is smoothed away.
Dr Duvel will be able to determine the right dose and injection technique for you. The treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the frown line at the injection site, so the other elements of facial expression remain active. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, so you will have normal feeling in the treated areas.
The effects of a Botox treatment usually last three to four months at which time another injection is required. After several treatments, the effects of Botox Cosmetic may begin to last longer.
Botox is safe and licensed in Canada since 1990 as a safe and effective treatment for a number of disorders caused by overactive muscles, including children as young as 2 years old to treat cerebral palsy. In 2001, Health Canada approved Botox Cosmetic for wrinkle therapy and it has been proven to be very safe through extensive research and testing. In the amounts used for wrinkle therapy, the most common side effects, such as bruising, are temporary and localized to the area of injection.