What is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox Cosmetic is an injectable treatment derived from a purified protein which is widely used to help reduce the appearance of aging by softening facial lines and wrinkles. It works by relaxing the muscle contraction, giving your face a more relaxed and refreshed appearance.
Why Skin Ages?
In general, how skin ages and wrinkles is a complex process. It isn’t just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, damage caused by free radicals and so on; it’s a combination of many factors.
The lines that appears between your brows (glabellar lines) actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. After years of crinkling and wrinkling, those glabellar lines start to linger longer and can become more pronounced.
Is Botox Cosmetic treatment safe?
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 proven to be very safe through extensive research and testing.
Botox Cosmetic is the most popular physician-administered cosmetic treatment in North America with an estimated 3 million treatments performed annually.
How long does the treatment last / Is it Painful?
The procedure is painless and takes about 10 minutes. Botox Cosmetic effects usually last up to four months and injection needs to be repeated every few months as the material is gradually broken down in the body.