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Botox Cosmetic

Botox® FAQ’s

Will my face still have expression?

Botox Cosmetic® is intended to enhance the way you look, not change it. When administered by an experienced physician, you can still smile, frown, and be expressive. The treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection, so the other elements of your facial expression remain active. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, so you will have normal feeling in the treated areas.

Are Botox Cosmetic® Treatments 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.

What is the treatment like?

A tiny amount of Botox Cosmetic® is injected very precisely into the muscle being treated. A very fine needle and a small amount of liquid is used so the pain associated with the injection is minimal. The sensation has been compared to a bug bite. No sedation or local anesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately.

How long does a treatment take?

A Botox Cosmetic® procedure is quick, simple, and there is no downtime. Following a facial analysis by your physician and a discussion on your desired outcome, the procedure itself only takes about 10-15 minutes to perform.

How much does it cost?

The costs associated with a treatment are dependent on the amount of product needed and the area of face being treated. It varies by gender and type of wrinkles being treated. Men generally require more than women. This is something to be discussed with the physician at the initial consultation appointment. (see cost page for approx. pricing)

Who should not use this treatment?

There are very few restrictions regarding the use of Botox Cosmetic®. 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. The appearance of wrinkles and lines may continue to diminish for up to one week. the effects usually last up to four months. After repeat treatments, the effects may begin to last longer.

Does Botox Cosmetic® have any side effects?

Side effects are rare and these should be discussed with your doctor.

Are there creams that are better than Botox Cosmetic®?

There is no scientific evidence that supports that creams work better than Botox Cosmetic®

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