BOTOX COSMETIC® is a simple, non-surgical and safe way to help smooth out frown lines in minutes. It is an injectable treatment derived from purified protein administered to relax muscles that create dynamic wrinkles such as glabellar (frown lines) between the eyebrows.
As the muscle relaxes the dynamic wrinkles overlying the muscle is smoothed away.
Because the treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the frown line at the injection site other elements of facial expression remain active and natural looking.
Each treatment lasts approximately 3-4 months at which time another injection is required.
After several treatments, the effects of BOTOX COSMETIC® may begin to last longer.
Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of liquid is used, the discomfort associated with injections is minimal thus no sedation or local anesthetic is required.
You can drive home or back to the office as there is no downtime with BOTOX COSMETIC®.
Some patients experience a slight temporary bruising at the injection site, which can be concealed with makeup.
To learn more about your cosmetic options or to find out if BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments might work well for you, please call our office and schedule an appointment for a consultation.
A doctor on site administers all BOTOX COSMETIC® injections.
BOTOX COSMETIC® Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTION: Is BOTOX COSMETIC® safe?
ANSWER: BOTOX COSMETIC® has been licenced in Canada since 1990 as a safe and effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions. BOTOX COSMETIC® is the most popular physician administered cosmetic treatment in North America. Approximately 17 million treatments have been performed since inception with a 97% satisfaction rating. BOTOX COSMETIC® has proven to be safe through extensive research and testing.
QUESTION: Will my face still have expression after BOTOX COSMETIC® injections?
ANSWER: BOTOX COSMETIC® is intended to enhance the way you look and when administered by an experienced physician you can still smile and frown. The treatment relaxes the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection so your facial expression remains active.
QUESTION: Is BOTOX COSMETIC® painful?
ANSWER: No. A tiny amount of BOTOX COSMETIC® is injected into the muscle with a very fine needle and a small amount of liquid. The sensation has been compared to a bug bite. There is no sedation and you can resume normal activities immediately.
QUESTION: How long does a BOTOX COSMETIC® treatment take?
ANSWER: The procedure is quick and simple with no downtime. The BOTOX COSMETIC® treatment takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to perform.
QUESTION: How much does BOTOX COSMETIC® cost; is it expensive?
ANSWER: The cost for a BOTOX COSMETIC® treatment depends upon the amount of product needed and the areas of the face being treated. A typical price range for BOTOX COSMETIC® to treat frown lines between the eyebrows is $300.00 to $500.00. The treatment can last up to four months.
QUESTION: Can everyone use BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments?
ANSWER: There are very few restrictions regarding the use of BOTOX COSMETIC®. People who have a neurological disease should not be treated.
QUESTION: How soon will I see a difference from my BOTOX COSMETIC® treatment?
ANSWER: You can see results from BOTOX COSMETIC® within a few days and the wrinkles and lines may continue to diminish for up to one week.
QUESTION: Does BOTOX COSMETIC® have side effects?
ANSWER: BOTOX COSMETIC® side effects are rare and should be discussed with your doctor.
QUESTION: Do creams work better than BOTOX COSMETIC®?
ANSWER: There is no evidence that creams work better than BOTOX COSMETIC®. Creams work on the surface of the skin whereas BOTOX COSMETIC® works below the surface to relax muscles that cause lines and wrinkles.
QUESTION: How long does a BOTOX COSMETIC® treatment last?
ANSWER: BOTOX COSMETIC® usually lasts up to four months but after repeat treatments the effects may begin to last longer.
QUESTION: Is BOTOX COSMETIC® a facial filler?
ANSWER: No BOTOX COSMETIC® does not fill in facial lines and does not restore volume; rather it relaxes the muscles underneath the skin that cause the lines. Facial Fillers like JUVEDERM® help to fill in facial lines and restore volume that is lost over time.
QUESTION: Can BOTOX COSMETIC® Injections be given anywhere?
ANSWER: No. Make sure you visit a well trained aesthetic physician for your BOTOX COSMETIC® treatment and discuss the results you would like to achieve. BOTOX COSMETIC® should only be administered in appropriate medical settings.
QUESTION: Is BOTOX COSMETIC® botulism or food poisoning?
ANSWER: No. BOTOX COSMETIC® is not botulism, it is a purified protein and a finished medical prescription product with a proven safety profile obtained through extensive research and testing.